Awards for 12/2/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Ava Brazier, New Hartford girls basketball. Brazier’s 15 points and eight rebounds helped the Spartans defeat host Baldwinsville 56-46 in the November 25 final of the Bill Middleton Tip-Off Tournament. Atlas Fence All-Star: Austin Melvin, Central Square boys indoor track and field. During the November 29 Jack Morse Kickoff Meet at SRC Arena, Melvin cleared 12 feet 6 inches to win the pole vault and claimed the triple jump by going 42 feet. Attilios Ace Award:  Augusta Boomhower, Watertown girls volleyball. Between her 25 assists, three kills and five digs, Boomhower did a lot in the Cyclones’ four-set victory over South Jefferson on November 28. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Hayden Dumas, Waterville boys basketball. Waterville defeated Sauquoit Valley 61-51 on November 30, seeing Dumas earn 22 points, add four rebounds, grab four steals and claim a pair of assists. CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Amir Butler, Christian Brothers Academy football. Butler made 11 tackles to lead the Brothers’ defense as it defeated defending state champion Buffalo Bennett 21-8 in the November 25 state Class AA semifinal. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Cole Prevost, Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey. Prevost’s three-goal hat trick was the spark for the Northstars in a season-opening 6-3 victory over Clinton on November 29. Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Hannah Kusmierczak, Holland Patent girls wrestling. Kusmierczak pinned Fulton’s Madelyn LaBeef in 60 seconds and helped the Golden Knights prevail 30-18 in the November 29 season opener. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Jackson Marchione, Rome Free Academy ice hockey. Scoring twice and adding a pair of assists, Marchione led the Black Knights past Whitesboro 6-1 on December 1 at Kennedy Arena. The Image Press Icon: Mason Ennist, Sandy Creek boys basketball. The Comets’ 57-48 win over Weedsport on December 1 had a lot to do with Ennist, who amassed 21 points and added 18 rebounds, plus two assists and two steals. M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Tom Hellenthal, Cooperstown boys swimming. During the Hawkeyes’ 91-85 win over Rome Free Academy on November 30, Hellenthal had quick times of 55.56 seconds in the 100 backstroke and 1:54.75 in the 200 freestyle. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Sinai Lee, Henninger girls basketball. With a combined 53 points in two games, Lee helped the Black Knights top Lowville and host Phoenix 50-43 to win the Firebirds’ tournament December 1 and 2. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Hallie Fehlbauer, West Canada Valley girls indoor track and field. Fehlbauer was victorious in both the long jump and triple jump during the inaugural Mohawk Valley ITA meet of the season December 1 at Utica University. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Luke Mizro, Skaneateles ice hockey. When the Lakers held off Baldwinsville 3-2 in the finals of the West Genesee Ice Breaker Tournament November 30 at Shove Park, Mizro had two of his team’s three goals. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Dylan Nolan, Jordan-Elbridge wrestling. Winning all five of his bouts, Nolan led the Eagles to the team title in the December 2 Dave Darrow Duals at Cortland High School. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Alex Trombley, Liverpool boys basketball, hitting a half-court shot at the end of the third quarter, part of the Wildcats’ decisive run in a 57-49 victory over West Genesee December 1 at Jamesville-DeWitt. Upstate Urology Upstart: Chase Nevills, Copenhagen wrestling. Nevills began his season by winning the 131-pound championship against a strong field in the December 2 Matthew Marino Invitational at Webster Schroeder, near Rochester. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Madelyn Lund, Tully girls volleyball. When the Black Knights fought past Christian Brothers Academy in five sets on November 29, Lund mixed in six aces with 17 digs and earned a pair of kills, too. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Drew Baker, Hamilton boys basketball. Between his 17 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, Baker had much to do with the Emerald Knights conquering West Canada Valley 50-47 on November 30.