Awards for 11/18/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Lionell Colthurst, Frankfort-Schuyler football. Though the Maroon Knights lost a wild 107-64 eight-man regional playoff game on November 18, Colthurst still managed to catch nine passes for 138 yards and score a pair of touchdowns. Atlas Fence All-Star: Ryan Maher, Auburn boys cross country. Maher’s eighth-place finish in the November 18 New York State Federation championships at Bowdoin Park was the best of any Section III runner in either race. Attilios Ace Award:  Ava Baty, Westhill girls volleyball. With four aces, 30 assists, 26 digs and six kills, Baty led the Warriors past Center Moriches in four sets in the November 18 state Class B semifinal in Glens Falls. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Gage Burlingame, Cortland football. Burlingame had a first-quarter touchdown to help the Blue team defeat the White team 22-21 in the John Arcaro Senior All-Star Classic earlier this month. CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Syair Torrence, Christian Brothers Academy football. Between 10 tackles an interception return for a touchdown, Torrence had a lot to do with the Brothers’ 49-20 win over Elmira in the November 18 regional Class A finals. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Arianna Matthews, Skaneateles girls swimming. Matthews made her way to a 20th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle during the November 17-18 NYSPHSAA championships at Webster Aquatic Center. Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Sonya Dunham, West Genesee girls volleyball. Between her 15 digs and 14 assists, Dunham stood out for the Wildcats in a three-set defeat to Long Beach in the November 18 state Class AA semifinal in Glens Falls. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Kaitlyn Hotaling, Liverpool girls country. Following up a strong NYSPHSAA run, Hotaling finished 39th in the November 18 state Federation Championship at Bowdoin Park. The Image Press Icon: Kayla McQuaid, Jamesville-DeWitt girls swimming. Vastly improving from her 2022 showing, McQuaid claimed 14th place in the NYSPHSAA championship diving competition November 17 in Webster. M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Braden White, Adirondack football. It was White scoring his team’s only touchdown as the Wildcats fell 49-8 to Waverly in the November 18 regional Class C championship game in Vestal. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: SaQuan Evans, Syracuse ITC football. One of the highlights of the John Arcaro All-Star Classic earlier this month was Evans catching an 86-yard touchdown pass from PSLA Fowler’s Ty’Nez Harp. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Mary Alice Pineau, Auburn girls cross country. Pineau, with her 12th-place finish, led all Section III runners competing in the November 18 New York State Federation Championships at Bowdoin Park. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Brett Mosher, Dolgeville football. It was Mosher scoring the Blue Devils’ first touchdown during the second quarter of a 56-12 loss to Tioga in the November 17 regional Class D final in Vestal. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Katie Lester, New Hartford girls swimming. Lester swam in three different events in the November 17-18 NYSPHSAA championships in Webster, doing best helping the Spartans finish 17th in the 200-yard medley relay. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Jamesville-DeWitt boys volleyball defeating Westhampton Beach in three sets on November 18 in Albany to earn a second consecutive state Division II championship. Upstate Urology Upstart: Derek Jones, Indian River football. Indian River fell 41-14 to Maine-Endwell in the regional Class B final November 18 in Vestal, but Jones was able to score both of his team’s touchdowns. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Eva Smith, Baldwinsville girls swimming. Smith’s eighth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke was the best of any Section III swimmer during the November 17-18 NYSPHSAA championships in Webster. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Carmen Centro, Whitesboro football. Recovering three fumbles, getting an interception and earning seven tackles, Centro led Whitesboro past Vestal 31-7 in the November 17 regional Class A final.