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

(Through Thursday's games)

1. Lancaster softball. The top-ranked team in the state in Class AA heads into the Section VI tournament with a flawless 20-0 record following Tuesday's nonleague triumph over Section V private school Mercy. The mark also includes a pair of wins over two-time defending section champion Orchard Park.

2. Frontier girls lacrosse. The 16-0 Falcons completed their first unbeaten regular season in program history with back-to-back wins over Niagara Falls and longtime nemesis and defending Section VI Class A champion Lancaster earlier in the week.

3. Orchard Park boys tennis. Eighty-one straight league wins for the ECIC I champions following Monday's triumph over Williamsville North. OP's Noah Sayoc and Declan Watson also captured the doubles championship at the league tournament Wednesday.

4. Lancaster baseball. Fifteen and counting for the defending Class AA champions. The Legends head into the Section VI Tournament as the top seed and on a 15-game winning streak since losing their season opener by one run.

5. St. Joe's lacrosse: Defending Monsignor Martin champions cap unbeaten regular-season against Western New York opponents by winning final postseason tune-up game against Williamsville North. Of the Marauders' four losses, only one has come against a team in New York State.

6. West Seneca West girls track and field: The Indians not only captured their sixth league title in eight years (across two different ECIC divisions) but they also recently snapped Sweet Home's five-year unbeaten streak against division opponents with a 78-63 win.

7. Lancaster boys lacrosse: The team has followed a 1-1 start by winning 14 straight games. The Legends are the definition of sizzling with the Section VI postseason tournament about to start.

8. Lake Shore girls lacrosse: The Eagles (13-2) had their seven-game winning streak snapped by Section V Class B-school Spencerport, but they head into sectionals as a favorite to repeat as champions after completing Class C league play with an 8-0 mark.

9. Hutch-Tech boys track and field: The city schools powerhouse continues to flex its muscles. The Engineers add to their title collection by capturing their 13th straight Buffalo Public Schools Scalp and Blade track series championship.

10. St. Mary's baseball: Big inning propels Lancers (13-2) past No. 2 Large School and former Monsignor Martin frontrunner St. Francis. St. Mary's now has avenged its only defeats of the season, earlier having taken two of three from defending Georgetown Cup champion Canisius.

High honors: Akron boys lacrosse, Canisius rowing, Clarence baseball, City Honors rowing, City Honors softball, Depew softball, Eden softball, Fredonia softball, Mount St. Mary rowing, Nardin girls track and field, Nardin rowing, Nichols rowing, St. Joe's rowing, West Seneca East softball, West Side rowing, Williamsville East baseball, Williamsville East softball, Williamsville North baseball.

Honorable mention: Albion baseball, Alden baseball, Alden softball, Alden tennis, Amherst tennis, Barker baseball, Bishop Timon-St. Jude baseball, Canisius baseball, Canisius tennis, Cleveland Hill softball, City Honors baseball, East Aurora girls lacrosse, Franklinville softball, Fredonia baseball, Grand Island boys lacrosse, Hamburg boys lacrosse, Hamburg girls lacrosse, Kenmore West baseball, Lancaster track and field, Lewiston-Porter softball, Maryvale softball, Mount Mercy softball, Mount St. Mary girls lacrosse, Niagara Wheatfield softball, Nichols tennis, North Collins baseball, Olean baseball, Olean softball, Olmsted girls track and field, Olmsted softball, Orchard Park boys lacrosse, Orchard Park softball, Orchard Park track and field, Panama softball, Roy-Hart baseball, Roy-Hart softball, St. Francis baseball, St. Joe's baseball, St. Mary's softball, Starpoint baseball, Starpoint tennis, Sweet Home track and field, Tonawanda baseball, West Seneca East girls lacrosse, Westfield baseball, Williamsville East tennis, Williamsville North softball, Williamsville South softball, Wilson baseball.

The final Power 10 of the spring will be published after the postseason.

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