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2012-13 Final Buffalo News boys basketball polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets.

Large schools

Team (Class) Record Pts.

1. McKinley* (A-1) [6] 22-4 94

1. Canisius* [4] 24-4 94

3. Jamestown (AA) 19-3 81

4. Niagara Falls (AA) 17-4 70

5. Amherst (A-2) 20-2 53

6. Timon/St. Jude 13-14 49

7. St. Joe’s 20-6 45

8. Clarence (AA) 15-5 27

9. Kenmore West (AA) 14-7 19

10. Williamsville North (AA) 15-4 11

Others receiving votes (with points): Williamsville South (A-1), 4, Hutch-Tech (A-1) 3.

* – tie in points.

Small schools

Team (Class) Record Pts.

1. Olean (B-1) [7] 21-2 97

2. Silver Creek (C-2) [3] 23-1 93

3. East* (B-2) 15-7 68

3. St. Mary’s* 19-8 68

5. Middle Early College (C-1) 16-6 66

6. Oracle Charter (C-1) 20-2 43

7. Cleveland Hill (B-1) 20-5 35

8. Lackawanna (B-1) 19-3 30

9. Nichols 19-2 19

10. Fredonia (B-1) 15-5 16

Others receiving votes (with points): Portville (C-2) 8, Randolph (C-1) 7.

2012-13 Final Buffalo News girls basketball polls

Large schools

Team (Class) Record Pts.

1. Sacred Heart [7] 26-3 97

2. Jamestown (AA) [3] 18-4 91

3. Lockport (AA) 17-3 70

4. Grand Island (A-1) 12-9 68

5. Holy Angels 16-10 50

6. Nia.-Wheatfield (AA)* 15-6 42

6. Hamburg (A-1)* 19-2 42

8. Lancaster (AA) 11-8 29

9. Williamsville North (AA) 11-8 25

10. Pioneer (A-2) 13-9 10

Others receiving votes (with points): Nardin 9, Iroquois (A-2) 8, Orchard Park (AA) 5, Frontier (AA) 3, Cheektowaga (A-2) 1. * – tie in points.

Small schools

Team (Class) Record Pts.

1. Cardinal O’Hara [10] 27-2 100

2. Randolph (C-1) 19-4 87

3. Olean (B-1) 19-3 78

4. Frewsburg (C-2)* 19-3 59

4. Wilson (B-2)* 20-2 59

6. Immaculata 20-5 54

7. Sherman (D) 19-3 41

8. Chautauqua Lake (C-2) 19-1 35

9. Clymer (D) 16-3 8

10. East Aurora (B-1) 15-6 7

Others receiving votes (with points): Allegany-Limestone (C-1) 6, Holland (C-1) 6, Dunkirk (B-1) 4, Christian Central 2, Maryvale (B-1) 2, Buffalo Arts (B-2) 1, Pine Valley (D) 1.

Pollsters needed: Any varsity coach of official interested in voting on the large or small school polls should email Mary Jo Monnin at

mmonnin@buffnews.com.

Coming attractions

• Bennett will play Tapestry for the title of the 7th annual Sports Alumni Boys Basketball Tournament tonight at 7:30 p.m. City Honors and I-Prep will square off in the consolation at 6 p.m.

The Tom Keenan Memorial Tournament is Friday and Saturday at Canisius. The Crusaders play Fordham Prep on Friday at 4:30 p.m. McQuaid plays Nazareth at 6 p.m. The consolation and finals are Saturday at noon and 1:30 p.m.

• The Sacred Heart girls basketball team (2-0) hosts Nardin on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and then travels to Niagara Falls on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. … Thursday is the first day of the Wilson Tournament. St. Mary’s plays Starpoint at 5:30 and Lew-Port plays Wilson at 7 p.m. The finals and consolation are at noon and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. On Friday in the Niagara Frontier League, Lockport is at Grand Island at 6:30 p.m.

• Football’s Trench Trophy presentation, given annually to the top senior lineman in WNY, is Wednesday at the Lancaster Elks at 7.

This year’s finalists are: Jerimiah Bill, Hamburg, Ryan Byrne, Timon/St. Jude, Tommy Doctor, Grand Island, Dawson Hillis, Orchard Park, Mike Lamb, Depew, Steven MacIllwain, Cleveland Hill, Ryan Merlau, Pioneer, Cody Oldro, Randolph, Kevon Perry, Burgard, Steven Stauss, Albion and Phil Zobrest, Alden.

• The Lancaster Fieldhouse will host three indoor track meets this weekend. On Friday is the C/D Division meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday is the A/F meet at 8 a.m. followed by the B/E meet at 1 p.m.

Football Alliance dinner Dec. 16

The WNY Amateur Football Alliance will hold its 13th annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Dinner on Dec. 16 at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave., in Blasdell beginning at 6 p.m. Master of Ceremonies will be Paul Peck, Radio Voice of UB Bulls Football.

The annual event will honor the top senior football scholar-athletes at Buffalo State, Erie Community College and the University at Buffalo as well as the top high school football student athlete in Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association.

Also to be honored will be the winner of the Bob Kalsu Memorial Scholarship presented by the Buffalo Bills Booster Club, and the Tom Day-Tom Sestak Memorial Outstanding Lineman Award presented to WNY High School football’s top defensive lineman by the Buffalo Bills Alumni Association. Finally, the WNY Amateur Football Alliance (WNYAFA) Youth Football “Contributions to Youth Football” Award.

Tickets for the Scholar-Athlete event are $22 prepaid or $25 at the door and can be reserved by calling Milt Dickerson at 833-5241, Denny Lynch at 983-1924 or Tim Jerome (913-6502). If purchasing tickets at the door please call for a reservation to allow for proper planning.

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