Awards for 10/30/2021

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Francisco Cross, West Genesee football. Gaining 136 yards on 19 carries and scoring twice, Cross led the Wildcats to a 38-0 shutout of Carthage in the October 29 Section III Class A quarterfinal.

The Amish Group Master Builder: Amber Piersma, Mount Markham girls soccer. The Mustangs blanked Watertown IHC 2-0 in the Section III Class C semifinals on October 27 as Piersma netted both of her team’s goals.


Atlas Fence All-Star: Kory Matteson, Canastota field hockey. Helped by Matteson’s goal and two assists, the Raiders defeated the Clinton Warriors 4-0 in the Section III Class C semifinals on October 25.


E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Regina Fernandez, Living Word Academy girls volleyball. Piling up 40 assists, Fernanez helped the Lions oust Hamilton in five sets in the October 28 opening round of the Section III Class D playoffs.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Elijah Rawleigh, General Brown football. The Lions’ 32-14 win over Southern Hills in the October 29 Section III Class C quarterfinal came in large part due to Rawleigh rushing for 228 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Olivia Wong, Cazenovia girls cross country. Wong’s second-place individual finish helped propel the Lakers to team honors in the October 27 OHSL Liberty division championships at Long Branch Park.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Kathryn Morrissey, Skaneateles girls soccer. Netting both goals, Morrissey helped the Lakers knock off Clinton 2-1 and win the Section III Class B championship October 29 at SUNY-Cortland.


Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Alexa Snyder, Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey, scoring on a penalty stroke in double overtime to push the Northstars past Rome Free Academy 2-1 in the October 24 Section III Class A semifinal.


Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Todd Durantini, East Syracuse Minoa boys soccer. The Spartans defeated Central Square 2-0 to win the Section III Class A championship on October 30 as Durantini managed to put in both of his team’s goals.


Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Rylee Lamphere, Dolgeville girls soccer. Picking up three goals and two assists, Lamphere powered the Blue Devils past Beaver River 6-1 in the October 23 Section III Class C quarterfinals.


Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: James Wheeler, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill football. With 29 carries for 220 yards and three touchdowns, Wheeler helped the Red Devils top Marcellus 32-7 in the Section III Class B quarterfinals on October 29.


Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Kaitlyn Thompson, Liverpool girls swimming. Thompson was victorious in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke and helped in the 200 freestyle relay as the Warriors beat Cicero-North Syracuse 102-83 on October 26.


U.S. Army Male Athlete: Aidan Bates, Jamesville-DeWitt boys volleyball. When the Spartans beat East Syracuse Minoa in five sets on October 28, Bates reached double figures with both 10 kills and 18 assists.


U.S. Army Female Athlete: Madison Oliver, Holland Patent field hockey. When the Golden Knights romped past Whitesboro 6-1 in the October 24 Section III Class B quarterfinal, Oliver recorded a three-goal hat trick.