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Sidelines (May 28): Baseball and softball polls, coming attractions, etc.

2017-18 Coaches Polls

Asterisk indicates tie in points; first-place votes in brackets; classification in parentheses. As voted on by area coaches.

Baseball Large Schools

Team Pts      LW

1 Lancaster [10] (AA)         100     1

2 St. Joe’s      83       5

3 Maryvale (A2)       69       NR

4 Canisius      68       5

5 Williamsville East (A1)    55       2

6 St. Francis 44       8

7 Clarence (AA)        42       3

8 Williamsville North (AA) 41       NR

9 Niagara Wheatfield (AA)            15       10

10 West Seneca West (A1)           10       NR

Baseball Small Schools

Team Pts      LW

1 Roy-Hart [5] (B2) 50       2

2 Olean (B1) 45       3

3 Fredonia (B1)       40       1

4 Silver Creek (C)     31       NR

5 Medina (B2)          30       5

6 Brocton (D)           25       10

7 Depew (B1)           20       4

8 Southwestern (B2)          15       5

8 St. Mary     15       10

10 Tonawanda (B1)            5          7

Softball Large Schools

Team Pts      LW

1 Williamsville East [6] (A1)          104     2

2 Lancaster [3] (AA)           96       4

3 Niagara Wheatfield (AA)            84       8

4 Orchard Park [2] (AA)     76       1

5 Williamsville North (AA) 64       3

6 West Seneca East (A1)   42       9

7 Iroquois (A2)         39       NR

8 Williamsville South (A1) 35       5

9 Clarence (AA)        23       6

10 Nardin      16       NR

Softball Small Schools

Team Pts      LW

1 Eden (B2)   90       1

2 Olean (B1) 79       2

3 Franklinville (D)    41       9

4 North Collins (D)  37       NR

5 Akron (B2) 36       5

6 Roy-Hart (B2)       35       3

7 St Mary’s   34       6

8 Portville (C)           32       10

9 Chautauqua Lake (C)      28       NR

10 Fredonia (B1)     28       NR

Coming attractions

-- The All High Regatta featuring the area's top rowing programs starts at 8 a.m. and runs through about 4 p.m. Monday at West Side Rowing Club. Among the teams expected to be in attendance are Nardin, which followed up a successful showing at the state meet recently with its lightweight 8 boat placing second at the Scholastic Rowing Association nationals over the weekend.

-- In boys lacrosse, St. Joe's plays Chaminade (L.I.) for the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association championship Tuesday in a downstate location still to be determined. … The Section VI Tournament concludes Wednesday with a quadruple-header of championship games at Williamsville North. Far West Regionals against Section V's champions begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at All High Stadium.

-- In girls lacrosse, the Section VI finals are Thursday at Williamsville North with the four champions advancing to Saturday's Far West Regionals at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School in suburban Rochester.

-- In softball, the Section VI Tournament concludes with championship games at three venues. Class AA starts at 5 p.m. at Williamsville East.  At nearby Williamsville North,  the Class A and B final doubleheader begins at 4. St. Bonaventure hosts the Class C and D games starting at 4 p.m. Champions advance to Far West Regionals on Saturday. Classes AA, A and B will take place at Williamsville East while C and D will be contested at Section V's Fillmore.

-- In baseball, the Georgetown Cup semifinal series begin this week for the final four Monsignor Martin teams still alive. The Georgetown Cup best-of-3 championship series begins June 4 at Coca-Cola Field. Meanwhile, Section VI's champions take on Section V counterparts in the state quarterfinals/Far West Regionals on Saturday. Classes AA, B and C take place at Frontier Field in Rochester. Class A is slated for a noon start at Niagara Falls , while Class D is at the same time in Jamestown.

This is the final Sidelines for the 2017-18 scholastic-school year. Continue to send news and other items of interest to mrodriguez@buffnews.com or sports@buffnews.com.

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