Awards for 2/27/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Jackson Denton, Fayetteville-Manlius ice hockey. The Hornets got its first victory over the West Genesee Wildcats in 16 years on February 25 at Cicero Twin Rinks as Denton netted the game-winning goal in overtime to produce a 4-3 decision.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Zach Philipkoski, New Hartford boys basketball. In the latest chapter of a long-time rivalry, the Spartans beat the Whitesboro Warriors 53-34 on February 26 largely carried by Philipkoski, who hit eight 3-pointers on his way to 28 points overall.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Mitch Donaldson, Fulton boys bowling. With games of 279, 234 and 202, Donaldson’s 715 series was a key portion of the Red Raiders putting together a 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Oswego Buccaneers on February 26.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Aidan Macaulay, Lowville boys basketball, becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer with his 1,076th career point during the Red Raiders’ 82-48 victory over the South Lewis Falcons on February 26.

Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Gavin Schiavi, New Hartford boys swimming. Victories in the 50 and 100 freestyle along with help in two relay events by Schiavi helped the Spartans hold off the Mexico Tigers 94-92 on February 26. Coach of the Week: Dominick Anthony, Mexico girls basketball. After years of struggles, Anthony has led the Tigers to a 3-0 start that includes consecutive victories over Phoenix, Syracuse West and a 66-28 romp over Pulaski.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Cameron Manley, Whitesboro ice hockey. The Warriors won a 2-1 decision over the archrival New Hartford Spartans on February 26 and Manley keyed that effort in goal, stopping 24 of the 25 shots he faced.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Nate Hulbert, South Jefferson boys swimming. Hulbert was victorious in the 100 butterfly and helped in the 200 medley relay as the Spartans defeated the Watertown Cyclones 105-78 on February 24.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Julia Mann, Central Square girls basketball. With a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, Mann propelled the Redhawks to hand the Auburn Maroons its first defeat of the season by a 56-48 margin on February 23.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Mohamed Mogano, Utica-Notre Dame boys basketball. The Jugglers were impressive in defeating the Rome Free Academy Black Knights 68-47 on February 26 as Mogano set the pace, scoring 23 points.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Rebecca Cain, Skaneateles girls ice hockey. The Lakers ripped past the Ithaca Little Red 9-1 on February 24 to improve to 2-0 on the season, with Cain at the forefront putting together a three-goal hat trick and adding an assist.