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SIDELINES

2000 NEWS FOOTBALL POLLS
LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Pioneer (7) 3-096
2. Jamestown (2) 3-092
3. Kenmore West (1) 3-078
4. West Seneca West 3-068
5. Kenmore East 3-053
6. Grand Island 3-046
7. Clarence 2-143
8. Iroquois 3-020
9. Timon/St. Jude 1-215
10. Williamsville East 2-111
SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Lackawanna (10) 3-0100
2. Tonawanda 3-079
3. Salamanca 3-075
4. Albion 3-071
5. Cleveland Hill 3-058
6. Southwestern 3-051
7. Allegany-Limestone 3-037
8. Maple Grove 3-029
9. Seneca 1-023
10. Ellicottville 3-013
Also receiving votes: Large schools--Lancaster 7, North Tonawanda 6, McKinley 4, Orchard Park 4, Williamsville North 4, Canisius 1, South Park 1, Williamsville South 1. Small schools--Cheektowaga 5, Pine Valley 3, Cassadaga Valley 2, Olean 2, Depew 2.

Coming attractions

A team moving up in the large school football poll (West Seneca West) travels to the home of a team that was just bumped from the rankings (Lancaster) Friday night at 7:30 in a Division I South matchup.
If the Clarence football team is to bounce back from its first home loss since 1997, they'll have to do it in the home of the No. 2 large school Jamestown at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Many of the top cross country teams in the area will take part in the Western New York Track and Cross Country Officials meet at Grand Island's Beaver Island State Park Saturday.
After having preseason practices disrupted by the teachers strike, Buffalo Public Schools volleyball and boys soccer start their 2000 campaigns during the next seven days. City Honors will try to add to its 15 straight Buffalo Public Schools girls volleyball titles starting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lafayette. Defending boys soccer regular season champion Hutch-Tech starts its season Monday, Sept. 25 when it hosts Grover Cleveland at 3:45 p.m.

Honor roll

The Buffalo Bills Coach of the Week for Week Two is Kenmore West's Jerry Tutwiler. The Blue Devils improved to 3-0 Saturday with a 38-14 victory at large school power Clarence.
The Jim Kelly Football Camp's underclassmen honorees for Week Three are Orchard Park sophomore Nick O'Hara (offense) and South Park junior Kasen Turner (defense).

The Riverside Athletic Club's Connolly Cup Committee announced its Week Three honor roll: Chris McDuffie (Williamsville North), Aaron Meyers (Pioneer), Jason Berghold (Depew), Derrick Warburton (Cheektowaga), Anthony Jefferies (Allegany-Limestone), Eric Everett (Cleveland Hill), Lamar Hampton (Burgard), Scott Haynes (Kenmore West), Aaron Leeper (Jamestown), Kale McNaney (West Seneca West), Brandon Munson (Albion), Anthony Johnson (Hutch-Tech), Charlie Comerford (Timon/St. Jude).

Bulletin Board

ANNIVERSARY: The Sweet Home School District will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 6 at the Buffalo and Niagara Marriott Hotel at 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. A reception will be held from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $20 per person and includes a ticket to Saturday's 2:30 p.m. homecoming game vs. Lew-Port. Call Craig Allwes at 250-1417 or go to the district's Web site at: http://www.shs.k12.ny.us.

BASKETBALL: The Iroquois boys basketball program needs a varsity and JV team for its tip-off tournament Dec. 1-2. Call 652-3000 ext. 7242. . . . The Lackawanna boys are looking for two teams to compete in the Taggart Memorial Tournament Dec. 29-30. Call coach Tim Foley at 823-8786 or 827-6720.

COACHING: St. Mary's of Lancaster is accepting applications for a boys varsity basketball coach. Send resume to Kevin Kelleher, Athletic Director, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster, NY 14086 or call 683-4824 ext. 35. . . . Mt. St. Mary's needs a softball coach for the spring. Fax resumes to Joan Spencer at 877-0548 or mail to 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, N.Y. 14217. . . . A men's and women's basketball coaching clinic will be held at Sweet Home on Friday (5-9 p.m.) and Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Call Paul Schintzius at 867-3211.
Mail items of interest for Sidelines to: Scholastic Spotlight, Sports Department, The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y., 14240. Fax is 849-458

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