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Power 10: Miguel Rodriguez ranks the best of the spring season

(Through Thursday's games)

1. Lancaster softball. This has been a wet spring, yet the Legends not only have gotten in 17 games – they've won them all. That includes taking a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown against two-time defending Section VI Class AA champion Orchard Park.

2. Frontier girls lacrosse. The Falcons remain the last of the unbeaten teams in Western New York with a 10-0 mark following Wednesday's win over Clarence. Falcons have outscored their opponents 148-43.

3. Orchard Park boys tennis. The Quakers (9-0), who entered the season having won eight straight ECIC I championships, clinched at least a tie for another division title. They have won 80 straight matches against division foes. Top two singles players, freshman Noah Sayoc and sophomore Declan Watson, have combined to win all but two matches.

4. Lancaster baseball. Since suffering a season-opening loss to Williamsville North, the defending Section VI Class AA champion Legends have won 10 straight games and are ranked No. 1 in the coaches poll among Western New York large schools.

5. St. Joe's lacrosse: Marauders clinch regular-season Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association championship by beating rival Canisius for the second time this season. St. Joe's, which has played a challenging schedule, also has wins over Aquinas and Penn Yan.

6. Lake Shore girls lacrosse. There's still a lot of season left but the highest-scoring team in the area looks like the clear favorite in Class C. Lake Shore is averaging 16.9 goals per game.

7. Lancaster boys lacrosse. Second-best RPI ranking among Western New York teams, per laxpower.com. Legends have won nine straight since 10-8 loss to defending Class A champion Orchard Park. Lancaster also owns win over Clarence, which just beat OP.

8. Orchard Park softball. Lone loss for the second-ranked large school team in the area is to the aforementioned Legends. The Quakers attempt to avenge that defeat during rematch between the teams Friday in Lancaster (weather permitting).

9. St. Francis baseball. The Red Raiders, who are trying to win their second Georgetown Cup in three years, remain unbeaten in Monsignor Martin play following Thursday's triumph over a very good St. Mary's team that owns two wins over defending Cup champion Canisius.

10. Lancaster girls lacrosse: Legends score big win over Orchard Park to avenge early season loss in their quest to win 12th Section VI Class A title in 13 years.

Honorable mention: Akron boys lacrosse, Alden baseball, Canisius baseball, Clarence baseball, Clarence boys lacrosse, Depew softball, East Aurora girls lacrosse, Eden softball, Franklinville softball, Fredonia softball, Hamburg boys lacrosse, Lancaster track and field, Mount St. Mary girls lacrosse, Olean baseball, St. Mary's baseball, Sweet Home track and field, Starpoint boys tennis, West Seneca East softball, West Seneca West track and field, Williamsville East baseball, Williamsville East softball.

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