Awards for 2/3/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: John Musante, Clinton boys indoor track and field. The Comets won the Center State Conference Division I championship February 2 at SRC Arena as Mustante was first in both the 1,000 and 1,500-meter runs.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Jackson Moore, Sherburne-Earlville wrestling. Moore claimed the 108-pound championship and led the Marauders to the team title during the January 27 Center State Conference championships.

Attilios Ace Award: Makayla Glazier, Sandy Creek girls volleyball. Glazier picked up 10 aces to go with 21 assists and three kills, helping the Comets defeat General Brown in four sets on January 30.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Lindsey Speer, Hamilton girls basketball. Speer’s 26 points and six rebounds helped the Emerald Knights knock Little Falls from the undefeated ranks in a 60-47 victory on January 30.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Luke Beck, West Genesee ice hockey. Helped by 25 saves from Beck, the Wildcats won a first-place showdown with Rome Free Academy 5-2 on January 30 at Shove Park.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Nicki Militi, Jamesville-DeWitt girls indoor track and field. The Red Rams won the Salt City Athletic Conference Empire division championship February 1 at SRC Arena as Militi ran to first place in the 300 and 600-meter events.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Mischa Palmitesso, Oswego girls ice hockey. With her two goals and one assist, Palmitesso helped the Buccaneers rally to beat top seed Ithaca 4-2 on January 31 in the Section III semifinals.

The Image Press Icon: Colin Scherer, Marcellus wrestling. When the Mustangs won the January 27 Onondaga High School League championship at Homer, Scherer was victorious at 138 pounds and is now 33-2 on the season.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Arman Tresejno, New Hartford boys swimming. Victories in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle by Tresjno helped the Spartans defeat Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA 100-83 on January 30.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Reed Danforth, Skaneateles boys basketball. Danforth poured in 51 points, all of them needed for the Lakers to defeat PSLA-Fowler 95-85 on February 2.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: John Bishop, Homer boys bowling. Bishop racked up 10 strikes while shooting a 279 in his 632 series during the Trojans’ 7-0 shutout of Bishop Grimes on January 29.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Jack Adams, Watertown boys basketball. The Cyclones defeated General Brown 58-46 on January 31 led by Adams earning 24 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Jack Donlin, Cazenovia ice hockey. The Lakers swept a weekend trip February 2 and 3 when Donlin netted all three goals in a 3-0 win over Plattsburgh and two goals to help beat Northeast Clinton 6-4.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Jay-Neil McDuffie, East Syracuse Minoa boys indoor track and field. McDuffie won the long jump, 55-meter dash and 55-meter hurdles to help the Spartans prevail at the February 1 Salt City Athletic Conference Empire Division meet at SRC Arena.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Westin Retzos, Faith Heritage boys basketball, going coast-to-coast for a layup in the last seconds of double overtime to give the Saints a dramatic 83-81 victory over Fabius-Pompey on February 2.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Elijah Pomales, Rome Free Academy boys volleyball. The Black Knights swept Little Falls on January 31 with Pomales picking up 18 assists, adding four aces, three kills and four digs.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Nora Tighe, Pulaski girls indoor track and field. Sweeping to titles in the shot put and weight throw, Tighe helped the Blue Devils win the Onondaga High School League Division II championship January 31 at SRC Arena.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Abigail McKay, Port Byron girls basketball. The Panthers handled Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 56-46 on January 30, with McKay picking up 32 points and adding 10 rebounds.