AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Rachelle Cain, Skaneateles girls ice hockey. Helped by Cain’s pair of goals, the Lakers began its state championship push on February 11 at SUNY-Canton with a 5-2 win over the East Green Wave from Westchester County.
The Amish Group Master Builder: Brody Brown, Lowville boys basketball. The Red Raiders handled the Carthage Comets 78-61 on February 7 as Brown not only scored 26 points, he earned eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Ian Cady, Oswego boys ice hockey. With a three-goal hat trick plus an assist, Cady pushed the Buccaneers to a 6-5 overtime victory over the CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt Brothers February 11 at Crisafulli Rink.
E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: David O’Neil, General Brown wrestling. In just 89 seconds, O’Neil pinned Holland Patent’s Adam Stowell for the 138-pound championship as the Lions claimed team honors at home in the February 5 Section III Class C championships.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Rob Paul, Oneida boys volleyball. Putting together a unique performance of 20 assists and 10 aces, Paul led the Indians to a four-set win over the Little Falls Mounties on February 7.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Breanne Mllson, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls volleyball. The Red Devils knocked off undefeated Canastota in the February 8 Section III Class B semifinal led by Millson, who picked up 35 assists and 11 digs.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Claire Broderick, Fulton girls basketball. When the Red Raiders defeated the Oswego Buccaneers 48-35 on February 11, Broderick continued her fine season by scoring 20 points.
Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Braeden Burns, Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball, hitting the winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as the Brothers rallied to defeat Albany CBA 56-55 on February 5.
Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Will Penoyer, Cazenovia. Penoyer’s trio of assists helped the Lakers climb to third place in Division I with a 4-1 victory over the Syracuse Cougars in a clash of state-ranked powers on February 11.
Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Gerald Vielhauer, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA wrestling. The Rams won the Section III Class AA championship on February 5 as Vielhauer pinned Baldwinsville’s Aaron Fredenburg for the 152-pound title.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Tyler Green, Sackets Harbor boys basketball. Green’s remarkable performance of 40 points and 16 rebounds allowed the Patriots to beat Belleville-Henderson 69-56 for the Frontier League D title on February 11.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Chloe Poland, Mount Markham girls volleyball. Poland’s combination of 11 kills, five aces and five digs helped the Mustangs oust South Lewis in the Section III Class C semifinals on February 9.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Tyler Liddle, Cincinnatus boys basketball. The state-ranked Lions nearly doubled up Mater Dei Academy in a 70-39 romp on February 8 as Liddle led the offense with his 22 points, adding seven rebounds and three steals.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jacob Napoli, Canastota wrestling. When the Raiders won the Section III Class D championship on February 5, Napoli emerged as the 285-pound champion, pinning South Lewis’ Domenic Malott in the finals.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Catherine Dadey, Westhill girls basketball. A day after surpassing 1,000 career points, Dadey, with her 22 points, helped the Warriors avenge an earlier defeat to the Marcellus Mustangs in a 54-46 decision on February 8.
Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Abigail Lawler, Whitesboro girls volleyball. Helped by Lawler’s 25 digs, the Warriors rallied from a two-set deficit to knock off East Syracuse Minoa in five sets in the February 9 Section III Class A semifinal.