Awards for 12/25/2021

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Ty Kelly, Chittenango boys basketball. When the Bears put away the Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knights 93-63 on December 22, Kelly not only produced a team-high 25 points, he dished out 11 assists and got three rebounds.


The Amish Group Master Builder: Badr Hamad, New Hartford boys swimming. The Spartans were able to put away Syracuse City 94-73 on December 21 as Hamad prevailed twice on an individual basis, in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.


Atlas Fence All-Star: Ava Spicer, Onondaga girls volleyball. With Spicer working her way to 14 kills, the Tigers had enough power to produce a four-set victory over the Faith Heritage Saints on December 22.


E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Sam Cotton, Fulton boys basketball. Cotton pulled off the rare triple-double in the Red Raiders’ 53-37 win over the Weedsport Warriors December 18, getting 14 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to go with four steals.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: James Kimpel, Central Square wrestling. Kimpel won all four of his bouts at 145 pounds as the Redhawks finished first at its own Brett Dixon Memorial Duals on December 18.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Adrien LaMora, Indian River girls basketball. When the Warriors topped Christian Brothers Academy 51-43 on December 18, LaMora finished with 26 points, more than half her team’s total.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Luke Renaud, Skaneaeteles boys ice hockey. When the Lakers put away the Whitesboro Warriors 9-0 on Dec. 23, it had a superb performance from Renaud, who scored twice and finished with four assists.


Nagle Turf Winning Moment: The Cincinnatus boys basketball team bringing an end to DeRuyter’s long win streak when it prevailed 51-42 on December 21, the Lions led by Scott Schuyler, who put up 21 points.


Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Matt Carner, Baldwinsville. The Bees’ December hot streak continued with its 6-3 win over Ontario Bay on December 21, Carner carrying the attack by scoring four of his team’s six goals.


Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: William Allen, Central Square boys bowling. With a 278 opening game and 736 series, Allen was the catalyst as the Redhawks, atop the SCAC Empire division, shut out Syracuse 3-0 on December 20.


Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Ryan Hagan, Liverpool boys indoor track and field. Stepping up for his teammates, Ryan won botht the 1,000 and 1,600-meter runs during the December 23 Westhill Invitational as SRC Arena.


Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Nick Rogers, General Brown wrestling. It was Brown making his way to the 285-pound championshiop with four consecutive pins during the December 18 North Country Invitational at Indian River.


Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Lily Vleer-Elliott, Brookfield girls basketball. Picking up 21 points, Vleer-Elliott remained the main option for the Beavers during a 58-46 victory over the Herkimer Magicians on Dec. 23.


U.S. Army Male Athlete: Curtis Staie, South Jefferson boys basketball. The Spartans defeated the South Lewis Falcons 67-57 on December 18, seeing Staie pick up 16 points while adding seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.


U.S. Army Female Athlete: Miranda Laws, Fulton girls bowling. Games of 221 and 250 were part of a 647 series for Laws that helped the Red Raiders blank the East Syracuse Minoa Spartans 3-0 on December 21.


Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Abbie Ainslie, Mount Markham girls volleyball. The unbeaten Mustangs won a big showdown with Sauquoit Valley in three sets on December 20 as Ainslie, leading the back line, kept points alive with her 20 digs.