1999 NEWS FOOTBALL POLLS
1. Orchard Park (4) 4-0 91
2. Lancaster (6) 4-0 90
3. Niagara-Wheatfield 4-0 74
4. St. Joe's 2-1 67
5. Clarence 3-1 65
6 Pioneer 4-0 50
7. Williamsville South 4-0 36
8. West Seneca East 4-0 29
9. Timon/St. Jude 2-2 23
10. Jamestown 2-2 8
1. Lackawanna (10) 4-0 100
2. Tonawanda 4-0 87
3. Southwestern 4-0 79
4. Medina 4-0 68
5. Salamanca 4-0 64
6. Maple Grove 4-0 49
7. Eden 3-1 29
8. Wilson 3-1 27
9. Kensington 3-0 23
10. Newfane 3-1 7
Also receiving votes (listed in order of points received) -- Large schools: McKinley, Lockport, South Park, Canisius. Small schools: Allegany-Limestone, Clymer, Forestville, Burgard, Randolph, Gowanda, Albion.
The No. 1 and No. 2 ranked football teams in Western New York square off when No. 1 Orchard Park (4-0) hosts Lancaster (4-0) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Other games involving undefeated teams include: Williamsville South (4-0) at West Seneca East on Friday at 7 p.m., Tonawanda (4-0) at Medina (4-0) Friday at 7:30 and Kensington (3-0) vs. South Park (3-0) on Friday at 5 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.
The top golfers in the ECIC will be competing Monday at Westwood CC in Williamsville at the ECIC tournament with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The top 22 in the field of 72 will advance to the spring sectionals. Among the competitors will be Bryan Mika of Sweet Home, who recently tied the ECIC 9-hole record with a 4-under-par 32 at Brighton. He had four birdies and five pars in his round.
The best cross country runners in Western New York will be competing Saturday at the McQuaid Invitational at Genesee Valley Park in Rochester.
The East Aurora boys soccer teams hosts Eden on Friday at 4:30 in a key ECIC IV contest. The Blue Devils (5-3) are tied with Chautauqua Lake for No. 1 in the WNY coaches small school poll.
Amherst's girls soccer team, ranked No. 1 in WNY among large schools, hosts Maryvale on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in an ECIC III contest.
The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee has nominated the following football players for this year's award, based on weekend's performances: Brian Wise (Newfane), Jason Burch (Southwestern), Joe West (Lackawanna), Robert Truman (Allegany-Limestone), Jehuu Caulcrick (Clymer), Tim Hammer (Clarence), Dennis Wolfer (Pioneer), Randall Secky (Maple Grove), Brazill Bridges (Kensington), Patrick Finch (Kenmore East), Mark Burley (Williamsville South), Brian Keller (West Seneca West).
A 40-year reunion for all Kenmore East varsity football players will be held Oct. 9 at Parker Field. A reception will be held following the game at Caputi's Sheridan Pub from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $15. Call coach Dick Adams at 695-3037, Steve Trusso at 1-800-834-3327 or Dennis Danheiser at 695-2109.
St. Francis is accepting applications for a varsity baseball coach. Resumes may be sent to: Baseball Search Committee, c/o St. Francis Athletic Department, S-4129 Lakeshore Road, Athol Springs, N.Y. 14010. The Red Raiders also need games to fill their schedule. Contact Tom Pasternak at 627-2359.
St. Mary's of Lancaster has openings for coaches in girls varsity and junior varsity basketball and softball. Contact Bill Sliwa, athletic director at 683-4824.
The Holland girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams are seeking non-league games. Contact Ron DeLisle at 655-3576.
The Lackawanna boys varsity basketball team is looking for teams for its holiday tournament on Dec. 29-30. Call coach Tim Foley at 827-6727 or 827-8589.
Maryvale is looking for a varsity wrestling coach. Send resume to Athletic Director Phil Coyle before Oct. 6.
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