Awards for 12/9/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Ryan Moesch, Chittenango boys basketball. In an amazing performance in Auburn’s More Than A Game Tournament December 8-9, Moesch netted 48 points against Auburn and 40 against Ballston Spa, helping the Bears take the title. Atlas Fence All-Star: Lily Kennedy, Skaneateles girls ice hockey. Kennedy’s short-handed goal in overtime was the difference-maker for the Lakers as it completed a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over Ithaca on December 7 at Allyn Arena. Attilios Ace Award:  Brooke Kirkpatrick, East Syracuse Minoa girls volleyball. Aside from two aces, Kirkpatrick’s 11 assists and five digs were crucial for the Spartans as it defeated Tully in three sets on December 7 to hand the Black Knights its first defeat of the season. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Abby McKay, Port Byron girls basketball. The Panthers dominated Onondaga 66-29 on December 8 and McKay outscored the Tigers all by herself with 30 points, added seven rebounds and earned eight steals. CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Liam Sheard, Bishop Ludden boys basketball. Just a freshman, the 6-foot-8 Sheard recorded seven blocks and seven rebounds to go with 12 points in the Gaelic Knights 58-43 victory over Corcoran on December 7. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Max Vidakovic, Fayetteville-Manlius boys swimming. The Hornets won its season opener 90-83 over Mexico on December 7, with Vidakovic victorious in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley plus helping in a relay win. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Jeremie Hale, Cortland boys bowling. Shooting games of 232, 215 and 258, Hale, with his 705 series, led the Purple Tigers to a 7-0 shutout of archrival Homer on December 6. The Image Press Icon: Camiren Collins, Watertown boys indoor track and field. During the December 7 session of the Oscar Jensen Memorial at SRC Arena, Collins swept to wins in the 55-meter dash in 6.69 seconds and 300-meter dash in 37.94 seconds M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Andrew Gabor, CNY Fusion ice hockey. Fusion’s second consecutive victory, a 4-2 decision over Mohawk Valley December 5 at Utica’s Nexus Center, came partly due to Gabor notching a pair of goals. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Karim Shabban, Carthage boys swimming. Shabban went 49.49 seconds in the 100 freestyle and also won the 200 individual medley in the Comets’ 94-78 win over Beaver River on December 5. North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Cooper Reed, Central Valley Academy wrestling. Reed was the 152-pound champion and helped the Thunder sweep to team honors in the December 2 Larry Goodrich Invitational at Newark Valley. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Kaelyn Boliver, Beaver River girls volleyball. The Beavers defeated South Lewis in four sets on December 4 as Boliver excelled in all phases of the game with 12 kills, 16 assists, five aces and eight digs. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Will O’Brien, Clinton boys ice hockey. By stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced, O’Brien played a central role in the Comets defeating Whitesboro 6-2 on December 5 at Clinton Arena. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Uzziah Grimes, Rome Free Academy boys basketball. Grimes had a team-high 25 points, six of them in the second overtime period, to help the Black Knights outlast New Hartford 82-75 on December 6. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Christian Brothers Academy football defeating Carmel 31-14 on December 3 at the JMA Wireless Dome and finishing an undefeated run to the state Class AA championship, the third in the program’s history. Upstate Urology Upstart: Anna Eells, Cicero-North Syracuse girls indoor track and field. Eells was first in both the 55-meter hurdles and triple jump as the Northstars took team honors in the first session of the December 6 Oscar Jensen Memorial at SRC Arena. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Sean Kelly, Lowville wrestling. Kelly is off to a 12-0 start this season and earned the 190-pound championship during the December 2 Captain Tony Bailey Memorial Tournament at Adirondack High School in Boonville. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Alyssa Hogle, Auburn girls basketball. Between her 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Hogle helped the Maroons get a 47-42 victory over previously unbeaten Henninger on December 5.