Awards for 12/16/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Antwan Aiken, Institute of Technology Central boys basketball. When the Eagles turned back Cazenovia 67-54 on December 12, Aiken had a whole lot to do with it, leading both sides in scoring with 26 points. Atlas Fence All-Star: Raiyah Patterson, Utica Proctor girls track and field. The Raiders won the third Mohawk Valley ITA meet of the season December 15 as Patterson gained individual titles in both the 55-meter dash and long jump. Attilios Ace Award:  Reece Lamphere, Dolgeville girls volleyball. Lamphere’s eight aces were added to her 11 kills, 13 assists and eight digs, all of which helped the Mounties claim a five-set classic over Little Falls on December 13. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Mitch Donegan, Marcellus boys basketball. Scoring a career-high 38 points including eight 3-pointers, Donegan helped the Mustangs go the road December 12 and pick up a 77-57 victory at Chittenango. CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Chris Finger, Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey. When the Hornets went to Lysander on December 12 and blanked Baldwinsville 3-0, Finger managed to stop all 36 shots he faced for the shutout. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Lucas Clay, Baldwinsville boys swimming. Clay broke pool records in both the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke and qualified for the state meet in both events as the Bees defeated Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA 49-45 on December 12. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Santino Tubia, Central Valley Academy wrestling. As the Thunder went a perfect 5-0 at its own Valley Duals December 9, Tubia won all five of his two bouts, two by pin, two by technical fall. The Image Press Icon: Kolton Kelley, Camden wrestling. With four different pins at both 131 and 138 pounds, Kelley helped the Blue Devils to a perfect 5-0 record during the December 9 General Brown Duals. M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Lauren Rey, Clinton girls ice hockey. The Comets beat Alexandria 4-2 for the River Classic championship on December 9, Rey part of a well-balanced attack as she finished with one goal and one assist. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Andre Pasha, Syracuse Academy of Science boys basketball. Pasha’s triple-double – 21 rebounds, 18 points, 10 assists – helped the Atoms smash Cortland 85-24 on December 12. North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Olivia Kuc, Hannibal girls basketball. With her 21 points, Kuc was the prime force for Hannibal during a 51-30 victory over Solvay in Onondaga High School League action on May 13. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Isaac Gibson, South Lewis wrestling. It was Gibson, competing at both 170 and 190 pounds, who was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler during the December 9 Brett Dixon Memorial Duals at Central Square. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Christian Ball, West Genesee ice hockey. Ball’s goal with five minutes left in regulation made the difference for the Wildcats as it defeated Cazenovia 5-4 on December 12 at the Morrisville State IcePlex. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Saige Meehan, Oneida girls volleyball. When the Express picked up a five-set victory over Chittenango on December 11, Meehan was at the center of it, amassing 19 kills and adding 14 digs. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Lorelai Leskoske, West Genesee bowling, earning a 299 game and falling just one pin short of perfect at the end of the Wildcats’ December 11 match against Fayetteville-Manlius at Green Lakes Bowl. Upstate Urology Upstart: Ny’Quez Madison, Liverpool boys indoor track and field. Madison swept to first-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump during the Decmeber 16 morning session of the George Constantino Memorial at SRC Arena. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Braedan Taggart, Skaneateles boys ice hockey, The Lakers crushed Auburn 12-o at Casey Park on December 14 as Taggart notched the first three-goal hat trick of his career and also got an assist. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Ella Trinkhaus, Utica-Notre Dame girls basketball. Picking up 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals, Trinkhaus did it all for the Jugglers during a 66-42 win over Central Valley Academy on December 15.