AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Makayla Glazier, Sandy Creek girls volleyball. The Comets defeated Watertown in four sets on January 4 led by Glazier, who earned 28 assists and also got seven aces and three kills.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Austin Griner, Sackets Harbor boys basketball. Picking up 29 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Griner helped push the state Class D no. 2-ranked Patriots past Sandy Creek 61-47 on January 2.
Attilios Ace Award: Colby Myers, Central Valley Academy boys volleyball. Earning seven aces to go with nine digs, Myers helped the Thunder stay undefeated and sweep Mount Markham in three sets on January 4.
Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Alexis Kress, Little Falls girls basketball. The undefeated Mounties knocked off previously unbeaten Hamilton 69-58 in overtime January 3, with Kress delivering a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds.
CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Leyton Sullivan, Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey. Sullivan stopped 40 of 41 shots he faced, 15 of them alone in the second period, as the Northstars played reigning state Division I champion West Genesee to a 1-1 tie on January 4.
Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Logan Ames, Fulton boys swimming. The Red Dragons beat rival Oswego 91-88 in a close-fought January 4 meet as Ames swept to wins in the 50 and 100-yard and also swam a leg on the victorious 400 freestyle relay team.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Shay Sinitiere, Carthage wrestling. Sinitiere moved to 19-1 on the season and won the 138-pound title as the Comets took team honors in the Ross Cordell Rotary Tournament January 5 at Oneonta.
The Image Press Icon: Tawakal Omar, Corcoran boys indoor track and field. Omar earned place in the 300-meter dash and second in the 55-meter dash during the morning session of the January 6 John Arcaro Memorial at SRC Arena.
M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Cece Powell, Marcellus girls basketball. All that Powell did in back-to-back games was score 41 points in a 54-53 overtime win over Jordan-Elbridge and then net 30 points to outscore Hannibal all by herself in another Mustangs victory.
Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Jordan Cain, West Genesee boys basketball. After netting 35 points against Marcellus December 30, Cain got 21 points to help the Wildcats knock off Liverpool 65-58 in overtime on January 5.
North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Emily Payne, Clinton girls ice hockey. The Comets gave Skaneateles its first defeat of the season 3-2 on January 3 at Clinton Arena helped by Payne stopping 29 of the 31 shots he faced.
Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Ryley Monica, South Jefferson wrestling. A perfect 22-0 on the season, Monica claimed all five of his bouts to lead the Spartans to the team title in the January 6 Fallen Heroes Duals at Canastota.
Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Anthony Falvo, New Hartford ice hockey. Earning a pair of goals, Falvo helped push the state-ranked Spartans past Clinton 3-2 on January 5 to improve to 9-1-1 on the season.
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Sophia Iglesias-Tosti, Rome Free Academy girls bowling. Shooting a 669 series with three games of 213 or better, Iglesias-Tosti led the Black Knights past New Hartford 10-1 on January 2.
University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Amber Hayes, East Syracuse Minoa girls indoor track and field, breaking a 35-year-old school record while winning the 55-meter hurdles in the January 6 John Arcaro Memorial at SRC Arena.
Upstate Urology Upstart: Arrisa Bunker, Herkimer girls basketball. Bunker piled up 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Magicians had little trouble with Canastota on January 3, prevailing by a score of 49-27.
U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Makiah Johnson, Carthage boys basketball. When the Comets handled Cortland 65-50 in a January 5 meeting, Johnson accounted for nearly half his team’s offense and finished with 30 points.
Wilkins RV Winning Player: Justin Zimmerman, Weedsport boys bowling. Weedsport shut out Solvay 7-o on January 4 led again by Zimmerman, who shot games of 236, 207 and 220 for a 663 series.