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Those familiar with this column know how important playoff success is when it comes to determining which teams earn a spot in the season-ending Power 10. While the postseason still plays out in most sports, one team already has a head start in the race to land a spot in the final rankings for the winter. Without further ado, here's the penultimate Power 10 for the wi…

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(Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North boys hockey. The 18-game unbeaten streak (14-0-4) to open the season ended with an overtime loss Friday night at Leisure Rinks to host Orchard Park. Since the Western New York Varsity Federation is considered by many as the top varsity scholastic league in the state, it's quite the feat when a Fed team suffers its fi…

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A state No. 1 goes down. An underdog rises to win a Section VI title. And a Western New York relay team earns a life memory regardless of the outcome. It's been a nice week, and it sounds like some shuffling might be in order for the latest installment of the scholastic winter Power 10. So without further ado …  (Through Friday night's games) 1 Williamsville No…

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Without further ado, here's the first Power 10 for the scholastic winter season. (Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North hockey. Defending state champions have spent much of the winter ranked first in the state Division I poll. Spartans (13-0-2) remained unbeaten by defeating reigning state Catholic champion St. Joe's on Friday night. The teams also bat…

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Like the winning they have been doing on the football field, it's been a common sight seeing Newfane players holding impromptu grilling sessions. It's not barbecue mind you. It is Panthers giving each other pop quizzes on game plans formulated by their coaches. Whether it's just one teammate bumping into another in the hallway or several gathering together, they are in …

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It's Rivalry Week, which means there are definitely more than just five intriguing games on the schedule. With that mind, let me just get the "I'm sorry" out of the way right now because there are bound to be some folks who wonder why their favorite rivalry game isn't included in this list or why it doesn't include simply rivalry games. It's not because this corner d…

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When Grand Island snapped Starpoint's 17-game winning streak against division opponents, it created a situation that thrust Class A North into the spotlight for the final two weeks of the Section VI Football Federation regular season. Five teams – Grand Island, Sweet Home, Starpoint, Williamsville East and Williamsville South – are vying for the division's four playoff …