AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Jessica Cook, Cicero-North Syracuse girls
basketball. Cook scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and
the Northstars toppled Baldwinsville 52-37 March 7 at OCC’s Allyn Hall
to win the Section III Class AA championship.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: D.J. Haynes, Corcoran boys basketball.
The Cougars ended a 20-year championship drought when it beat
Baldwinsville 70-57 in the Section III Class AA final March 7, Haynes
picking up 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Sam’s Auto Body Sensational Athlete: Slater Constantine, Sauquoit
Valley boys indoor track and field. Constantine cleared 15 feet 6
inches for second place in the pole vault during the March 7 state
championship meet at Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze complex.
Sport Center 481 Driving Force: Garrett Krieger, Skaneateles ice
hockey. The Lakers smothered Starpoint 6-1 in the March 7 Division II
regional final at Buffalo State College thanks to Krieger’s three-goal
hat trick, plus an assist.
Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Jon Sgarlata, Weedsport boys
basketball. When the Warriors defeated Cooperstown 61-52 on March 7 in
the Class C final at SRC Arena, it gained the program’s first Section
III title since 1980.
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Emily Hall, Christian
Brothers Academy girls basketball. Helped by Hall’s 17 points, the
Brothers toppled Jamesville-DeWitt 45-42 and won the Section III Class
A championship March 7 at OCC’s Allyn Hall.
Upstate Medical University Magic Moment: Nick Schultz, Baldwinsville
boys swimming, twice breaking the Section III record in the 100-yard
breaststroke on his way to a second-place finish in that event in the
March 7 state championship meet on Long Island.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Kwamere White, Henninger boys indoor track and
field. White won the state championship in the high jump on March 7 at
Staten Island’s Ocean Breeze complex when he cleared 6 feet 6 inches.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Marissa Kupris, Brookfield girls basketball.
The undefeated Beavers held off Copenhagen 40-36 in the Section III
Class D championship game on March 7 as Kupris finished with a
game-high 14 points.
Wegmans Winning Player: Jimmy Kraeger, Whitesboro ice hockey.
Kraeger’s pair of goals would help propel the Warriors to a 4-0
shutout of Rye in the Division II regional finals held on March 7.