Awards for 11/11/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Martino Rocco, Frankfort-Schuyler football. The Maroon Knights rallied past West Canada Valley 56-50 in the November 11 Section III eight-man championship game as Rocco scored four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. Atlas Fence All-Star: Taylor Page, Liverpool girls cross country. It was Page who finished best among Section III runners during the November 11 NYPSHSAA Class A championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, taking 19th place in a time of 19:18.7. Attilios Ace Award:  Alice Bender, Westhill girls volleyball. Bender dished out seven aces as the Warriors swept past Ogdensburg Free Academy on November 8 in the opening round of the Class B regional playoffs. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Harper Shaw, Southern Hills football. Between running for 100 yards and a touchdown and getting 14 tackles, Shaw helped carry the Storm past Sherburne-Earlville 20-6 on November 4 for the Section III Class C/D division championship. CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Nick Hollingshead, Baldwinsville boys soccer. Hollingshead stopped all the shots he faced as the Bees shut out Lancaster 2-0 in the Class AAA state semifinal November 11 at Middletown. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Liz Rayhill, New Hartford girls soccer. The freshman Rayhill’s pair of goals keyed a tense 3-2 victory over Schalmont for the Spartans in the November 4 Class A regional final as it again advanced to the state final four. Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Molly Myatt, Oneida girls cross country. Just an eighth-grader, Myatt recorded an eighth-place finish in 19:34.3 during the November 11 NYSPHSAA Class C championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Aaliyah Anderson, Jamesville-DeWitt girls volleyball. When the Red Rams defeated Indian River in four sets in the opening round of the Class A regional tournament, Anderson put together a team-best 13 kills. The Image Press Icon: Trevor Borst, Dolgeville football. Borst managed to score all five of his team’s touchdowns as the Blue Devils defeated Mount Markham 31-14 and won yet another Section III Class D championship November 11 at the JMA Dome. M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Daniel Dunn, Oswego boys cross country. In 17 minutes, 41 seconds, Dunham was 18 seconds ahead of the field in the November 4 Section III Class B championships at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Sonya Dunham, West Genesee girls volleyball. Between her 14 assists and 14 digs, Dunham played a key role in the Wildcats upending Fayetteville-Manlius November 4 to win the Section III Class AA championship. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Nolan McGinn, Fayetteville-Manlius boys cross country. It’s hard to get better than McGinn breaking the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill course record in the November 4 Section III Class A meet and then winning the NYSPHSAA title on that same course a week later. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Luke Wieczorek, Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball. When the Northstars knocked off Fayetteville-Manlius for the Section III Division I championship on November 4, Wieczorek stepped up by earning 11 kills. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Addison Lazarek, Sauquoit Valley girls soccer. With her goal and two assists, Lazarek helped Sauquoit get past Watkins Glen 4-3 in overtime to win the Class C regional championship on November 4. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Poland boys soccer earning a share of the state Class D championship on November 11 at Middletown when it played Chazy to a 2-2 draw through regulation and overtime in the championship game. Upstate Urology Upstart: Annabelle Merkt, Hamilton girls volleyball. The Emerald Knights defeated Madrid-Waddington in the opening round of the Class D regional playoffs November 8, with Merkt accumulating 10 kill and adding 18 digs on defense. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Luke McQuaid, Jamesville-DeWitt boys volleyball. With his 16 kills, McQuaid led the Red Rams to a three-set sweep of Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake on November 11 to repeat as regional Division II champions. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Brynn Bernard, South Lewis girls cross country. Winning the individual NYSPHSAA Class D title in a time of 18:56 flat, Bernard would also lead the Falcons to the team state title as well.