Awards for 1/15/2022

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Carissa Bennett, Morrisville-Eaton girls volleyball. The Warriors continued to roll with a three-set sweep of Herkimer on January 11 as Bennett paced the back line with her 18 assists.

The Amish Group Master Builder: Tucker Rosbrook, General Brown boys basketball. Between his 18 points and 15 rebounds, Rosbrook played a central role as the Lions put away the South Jefferson Spartans 59-43 on January 10

Atlas Fence All-Star: Michael Parks, East Syracuse Minoa boys indoor track and field. Parks broke his own school record in the 55-meter hurdles and also won the high jump during the morning session of the January 15 Fred Kirschenheiter Memorial Invitational.

E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Amya McLeod, Rome Free Academy girls basketball. McLeod netted 40 points, more than the entire Jamesville-DeWitt roster, when the Black Knights defeated the Red Rams 75-39 on January 8.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Nick Fontaine, Sherburne-Earlville boys bowling. The Marauders’ strong season continued with a 3-0 shutout of Herkimer on January 11 as Fontaine shot a 630 series with a 245 high game.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Tayajah Scott, Henninger girls basketball. Even though the Black Knights lost 58-38 to Baldwinsville on January 12, Scott was able to earn her 1,000th career point during this game.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Dustin Swartwood, Auburn boys indoor track and field. Swartwood managed to sweep to victories in the shot put and weight throw during the fifth Mohawk Valley ITA meet of the season January 14 at Utica College.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Sixx Cook, Central Valley Academy wrestling, pinning Lowville’s Landen Mosher in 38 seconds to earn the 138-pound championship and help the Thunder take team honors in the January 8 Leo J. Sammon Tournament.

Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Jon Schirmer, Baldwinsville. When the Bees outlasted Pelham in the January 8 finals of the Duke Schneider Memorial Tournament at Skaneateles, Schirmer managed to turn away 51 of the 53 shots he faced, several in a decisive shootout.

Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Maia Hathaway, Sandy Creek girls volleyball. With a triple-double of 18 kills, 14 asssits and 10 digs, Hathaway keyed the Comets’ hard-fought five-set victory over the Indian River Warriors on January 12.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Max Gambitta, Cortland boys basketball. When the Purple Tigers fought past the Fulton Red Raiders 48-46 on January 14, Gambitta was a central figure thanks to his 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Megan Kupris, Brookfield girls basketball. Pouring in 30 points, Kupris was unstoppable for the Beavers as it pulled away from the Morrisville-Eaton Warriors in an easy 62-28 victory on January 10.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Andrew Hicks, Oneida boys swimming. Hicks had quick and winning times in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle for the Indians despite its 94-86 defeat to the Utica Proctor Raiders on January 14.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Kolton Kelley, Camden wrestling. During the January 8 Leo J. Sammon Tournament at Central Valley Academy, Kelley secured the 110-pound championship by beating Dolgeville’s Grayson Eggleston 7-3 in the title bout.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Anyssia Ingersoll, Mexico girls basketball. Every bit of Ingersoll’s 18 points was needed in order for the Tigers to hold off the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles 40-38 in a tight contest on January 11.

Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Chris Finger, Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey. Finger managed to turn away all 37 shots he faced when the Hornets got a 1-0 victory over Albany’s Christian Brothers Academy on January 8.