1. Fredonia baseball. Perfect season to date (17-0) includes nonleague wins over Hamburg (No. 8 in large school poll), St. Francis (winners of nine straight) and Pennsyvlania’s Harbor Creek (now 16-3).
2. Lancaster girls lacrosse. Only loss in 14-1 year is to powerful Section V’s state-ranked Webster Thomas, but they have three other wins against Section V. Have beaten best of WNY, and seem to be surging into postseason.
3. Hamburg’s big four. Softball, baseball (both in large school top 10) as well as girls and boys lacrosse teams having excellent seasons, with all four ranked in respective state Class A polls.
4. Orchard Park and Bishop Timon-St. Jude boys lacrosse. Both having excellent seasons while playing excellent schedules. Want to break the tie, guys? Play a nonleague game next year. (Props to OP for hosting St. Joe’s on Friday in a great nonleaguer).
5. Clarence softball. Defending state champs and No. 1 large school dropped to 16-2 with loss to Williamsville South on Tuesday.
6. Clarence baseball. Were in running for the top spot on this list, to go along with No. 1 large school ranking and No. 3 Class AA state ranking, before back-to-back losses to St. Francis and Lancaster.
7. Depew softball. No. 1 small school’s first loss to WNY top 10 large Williamsville North on Tuesday. Their outstanding scheduling doesn’t stop: They play at Clarence Friday.
8. West Seneca West track & field. Girls in first place in ECIC I, boys had Kalen Sullivan (800) and Gregg Hart (long jump) win at site of state meet (Middletown) over the weekend. Both teams part of big local weekend this time: Carl Roesch (boys) at Clarence; WNY Classic (girls) at Lancaster.
9. Lancaster baseball. Moved to 11-4 as it handed Clarence its first loss of the season on Joe Preziuso’s four-hitter; lost to Clarence, 2-0, in nine first time around.
10. Olmsted girls track & field. Fourth-year program coached by Mark Orlando and Rich Skrabucha and featuring freshman Brittany Higgs (four wins) halted Hutch-Tech’s eight-year win streak in Scalp & Blade and won the school’s first title in any sport.
Honor roll: Williamsville East, Nichols and Orchard Park boys tennis; Silver Creek boys lacrosse; Lancaster, Sacred Heart and Nichols softball; Frontier, Lake Shore and Mount St. Mary girls lacrosse; Canisius, St. Mary’s, St. Francis, Orchard Park, Williamsville South, Tonawanda and East Aurora baseball; Nardin girls tennis; Lancaster and Hutch-Tech track and field; Barker boys track.