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SIDELINES

1999-2000 NEWS BASKETBALL POLLS
BOYS LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Timon/St. Jude (8) 13-1 80
2. Niagara Falls 9-1 71
3. St. Francis 12-3 68
4. Iroquois 10-1 57
5. St. Joe's 11-4 43
6. Seneca 9-4 34
7. Olean 12-2 32
8. Sweet Home 11-3 24
9 LaSalle 8-4 22
10. Clarence 11-3 10
BOYS SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Turner/Carroll (8) 11-2 80
2. Traditional 10-3 72
3. Park 13-0 62
4. Southwestern 10-3 50
5. East Aurora 12-1 43
6. Riverside* 7-5 30
6. Fredonia* 10-4 30
8. Portville 12-1 26
9. J.F.K. 10-3 14
10. Akron 11-2 11
GIRLS LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Kenmore East (7) 12-179
2. Clarence (1) 12-170
3. Iroquois 13-160
4. West Seneca West 11-246
5. Jamestown* 9-2 44
5. Williamsville East* 7-4 44
7. Pioneer 9-2 38
8. Niagara-Wheatfield 8-1 29
9. Williamsville North 10-3 14
10. Lockport 6-6 6
GIRLS SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Holy Angels (8) 11-180
2. Fredonia 12-0 66
3. Nardin 10-2 60
4. Depew 11-3 49
5. Traditional 12-1 47
6. Pine Valley 11-2 33
7. Portville 10-4 31
8. Sherman 12-119
9. Salamanca* 10-2 14
9. Maple Grove* 11-314
*-Indicates tie in point totals.

Also receiving votes (listed by points received) -- Large schools boys: North Tonawanda, Albion, Hutch-Tech. Small schools boys: Sherman, Silver Creek, Ellicottville, Frewsburg, Westfield. Large school girls: Lake Shore, Sweet Home, Bennett, Olean, Orchard Park. Small school girls: Sacred Heart, Clymer, Mt. Mercy, East Aurora, Cassadaga Valley.

Coming attractions

The Western New York Indoor Track Relays are Saturday at Fredonia State at 9 a.m. Sweet Home brothers Christian and Aaron Mitchell, who are 1-2 in Western New York in the shot put, are among the athletes participating.
The Orchard Park boys swimming team hosts Section V power Pittsford on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a meet that could determine the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
In boys basketball, Clarence (11-3, 5-1) plays at Sweet Home (11-3, 7-0) in a battle of two ranked ECIC teams 7:30 p.m. Thursday. East Aurora looks to avenge its only loss when it hosts Riverside Saturday night at 7:30.

Honor roll

Three Western New York coaches were recently recognized by the NYS Coaches Association. Orchard Park baseball coach Bob Barrows received one of two state Special Honor Awards for his more than 700 victories, 22 league titles and six sectional crowns. Maryvale baseball coach Bob Kowal was cited for his five sectional finals appearances in 13 seasons, and 15-year Frontier girls volleyball coach Deborah Schruefer for her crowns in 1997 and 1999.

Sandro DeAngelis (St. Joe's), Randall Secky (Maple Grove) and Joe West (Lackawanna) were recognized by USA Today as honorable mention picks on the All-New York State football team. DeAngelis, Secky, West and Christian Mitchell of Sweet Home were WNY representatives on the fifth annual Golden 50 team, chosen by the NYS Football Coaches Association.
Bowler John Scholl of City Honors followed up a 706 series with a school-record 753 last week in the Buffalo Public Schools league. Scholl averages 232 and has two 300 games in his career.

Bulletin board

A high school football coaching clinic, sponsored by Jim Kelly Enterprises, will be March 4 between 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Ralph Wilson Fieldhouse. Call 896-9000. Cost is $35 per coach or $25 per a staff of four.
(Send items of interest to Sidelines, Scholastic Spotlight, Sports Department, The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y., 14240.)

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