1999 News Football Polls
1. Lancaster (6) 3-094
2. Orchard Park (4) 3-092
3. Niagara-Wheatfield 3-068
4. Clarence 2-166
5. St. Joe's 1-165
6 Pioneer 3-047
7. Williamsville South 3-037
8. West Seneca East 3-029
9. Timon/St. Jude 1-126
10. McKinley 2-0 8
1. Lackawanna (10) 3-0100
2. Tonawanda 3-086
3. Southwestern 3-082
4. Medina 3-068
5. Salamanca 3-061
6. Maple Grove 3-047
7. Wilson 2-117
8. Eden 2-110
9. * Kensington 2-0 9
9. * St. Mary's 2-1 9
* -- indicates tie in point total.
Also receiving votes (listed in order of points received) -- Large schools: Jamestown, South Park, Wmsv. North, Lew-Port. Small schools: Albion, JFK, Frewsburg, Forestville, Newfane, Allegany-Limestone, Iroquois, Silver Creek, Portville, Lew-Port, Burgard, Cassadaga Valley.
The WNY Track and Field Officials cross-country meet, formerly the Evening Optimist, is Saturday at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. Kenmore West, led by senior Brendan Cameron, is among the favorites in the large schools division. The first of 12 races begins at 10 a.m.
The Orchard Park girls swimming team begins defense of its ECIC I title today when it travels to Lancaster at 4:30 p.m. Also this week, the Western New York Relays are Saturday at the Erie Community College Flickinger Center at 11 a.m.
Defending champion Frontier is among the 16 teams competing Saturday at the annual Eden Boys Volleyball Tournament. The finals are scheduled for 7 p.m. Frontier and Clarence are hosting girls volleyball tournaments at 9 a.m.
Lancaster, the No. 1-ranked large school football team in WNY, hosts Niagara Falls on Friday at 7:30 p.m. No. 1 small school Lackawanna puts its 28-game winning streak on the line when it hosts Springville at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee has nominated the following football players for this year's award, based on weekend's performances: J.J. Alquist (Lew-Port), Ty Godinho (Lancaster), Anthony Jeffries (Allegany-Limestone), Mark Wellington (Randolph), Brian Myers (Orchard Park), Robert Darnley (Niagara-Wheatfield), Jon Gibson (Sweet Home), Jacob Shields (Panama), Sherman Sweeney (Cassadaga Valley), Mike Moore (McKinley), Kevin Burns (St. Mary's), Jeff McGill (Cheektowaga), Deshaun Ellington (Burgard), Vaughn Gordon (Timon/St. Jude), Tyler Bradley (Cattaraugus).
Pat Braunschidel of West Seneca East is the Week 3 winner of the Buffalo Bills High School Football Coach of the Week Award for the 1999 season. The Trojans beat Lake Shore, 30-22, to improve to 3-0. Bill Moore of Lackawanna was the Week 2 winner and Tom Goddard of Clarence was the Week 1 recipient.
A 40-year reunion for all Kenmore East varsity football players will be held Oct. 9 at Parker Field. Following the game, a reception will be held at Caputi's Sheridan Pub from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $15. Alumni can pre-register by sending a check to: Kenmore East Football Reunion, c/o HSBC Bank USA, One HSBC Center, 24th floor, Buffalo, NY 14203. For more information, call coach Dick Adams at 695-3037, Bob Engel at 841-7401, Steve Trusso at 1-800-834-3327 or Dennis Danheiser at 695-2109 (home) or 849-4461 (work).
Kenmore West has announced the 1999 inductees for its Hall of Fame: Jackson Bowling (posthumous, Class of 1933, football), Bernie Clarke (faculty manager), Andrea Cramer (1989, bowling), Brian Daugherty (1978, track and field), David Farmer (1982, pole vault, gymnastics), Anita Pavicich (1985, basketball, softball), Peter Pavlakas (faculty manager), Ken Podger (1933, football), Steve Waxman (1967, basketball) and Gary Witter (1971, basketball, soccer, track). The class will be inducted on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at Warren's Restaurant in Tonawanda. Call Jim Dunnigan at 874-8401.
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