AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Maddy Lamica, Sandy Creek girls volleyball. Between her 12 aces and six kills, Lamica had plenty to do with the Comets earning a four-set victory over the South Jefferson Spartans on January 3.
The Amish Group Master Builder: Brendan Kelley, Utica Proctor boys bowling. Kelley opened with a 254 game and continued until he had a 664 series in the books and the Raiders had defeated Central Valley Academy 3-0 on January 5.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Katie Pavelchak, Cazenovia girls indoor track and field. Pavelchak cleared 4 feet 10 inches to win the high jump and helped the Lakers prevail during the afternoon seseion of the January 8 John Arcaro Invitational at SRC Arena.
E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Justin Baldwin, Cato-Meridian boys basketball. By himself, Baldwin, earning 21 points, finished ahead of the entire Onondaga Tigers roster as the Blue Devils rolled to a 62-19 vicotry on January 5.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Brian Reile, Herkimer boys indoor track and field. It was Reile prevailing in both the high jump and 55-meter hurdles during the fourth Mohawk Valley ITA meet of the season January 7 at Utica College.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Emily Murnane, East Syracuse Minoa girls volleyball. Helped in no small part by Murnane’s 21 assists, the Spartans survived a five-set battle with the Oneida Indians on January 3.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Nate Dziedzic, Chittenango boys volleyball. The undefeated Bears handled the Oneida Indians in three sets on January 6 as Dziedzic, in addition to his eight kills, picked up 13 digs.
Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Rocco DeGilormo, Liverpool wrestling, defeating Homer’s Hunter Lines with an overtime takedown that produced a 118-pound championship for DeGilormo during the January 8 Cazenovia Invitational.
Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Casey Clausen, Clinton girls. Clausen made 20 of her 39 saves in the third period which helped the Warriors claim a first-place showdown with the Skaneateles Lakers 3-2 on January 3.
Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Brendan Kohberger, Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball. The Red Rams’ resurgence continued in a 70-43 victory over PSLA-Fowler on January 7 where Kohberger smashed his way to 27 points.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Ethan Bruno, Phoenix wrestling. Bruno earned the 152-pound championship in the Port Byron Mid-Winter Classic on January 8, defeating Marcellus’ Sam Okhman in the final with a second-period pin.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Makayla Thomas, Utica-Notre Dame girls basketball. The Jugglers’ fine season continued in a 54-19 victory over Central Valley Academy on January 6 as Thomas, with 18 points, got close to equaling the entire Thunder roster.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Julia Spiech, Baldwinsville girls bowling. Helped by games of 256 and 246, Spiech, with her 696 series, kept the Bees undefeated on January 4 with a 3-0 shutout of the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Colin Gaglione, Skaneateles boys basketball. Gaglione picked up 25 points, nearly half of his team’s production, as the Lakers battled to a 54-50 win over the Solvay Bearcats on January 4.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Ashley Bolesh, Westhill girls indoor track and field. During the January 8 morning session of the John Arcaro Invitational, Bolesh earned first-place finishes in both the 300-meter dash and triple jump.
Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Kaylin Curro, Oneida girls basketball. With her 11 rebounds and three steals to go with 16 points, Curro helped continue the Indians’ January turnaround and win 51-33 over the Chittenango Bears on January 5.