Awards for 2/5/2022

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Joel Davis, Watertown boys basketball. The Cyclones ended Lowville’s 43-game win streak in a 54-49 overtime decision on February 1, led there by Davis, who put together 19 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.

The Amish Group Master Builder: Nolan Robinson, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys volleyball. Robinson mixed in 17 kills and 21 digs as the Red Devils survived a five-set showdown with the rival Oneida Indians on January 31.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Madison Beifelow, Indian River girls volleyball. The Warriors knocked off Rome Free Academy in four sets in the February 6 Section III Class A quarterfinal, with Beifelow gaining 16 kills to pace the front line.

E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Natalie Musolino, Bishop Grimes girls basketball. It was Musolino’s basket in the waning seconds which allowed the Cobras to pull out a 37-36 decision over the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams on February 2.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Culley Bellino, Canastota wrestling. Bellino’s 14-12 victory over Cooperstown’s T.J. O’Connor at 132 pounds helped the Raiders win the Center State Conference tournament on January 29 at Mount Markham.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Shea Baggett, Onondaga girls basketball. When the Tigers took apart the Pulaski Blue Devils 66-28 on February 1, Baggett led the way by earning 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Daniel Mech, Tully boys basketball. When the Black Knights roared past the Weedsport Warriors 70-33 on January 29, Mech went to the forefront in a big way, finishing with 27 points, five rebounds and four steals.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Jamesville-DeWitt girls indoor track and field sweeping the 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 relays to help the Red Rams hold off East Syracuse Minoa and win the Section III Class A championship on February 2 at SRC Arena.

Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Owen Mahar, Syracuse. Mahar put in four goals as the Cougars, rising to first place in the Division I standings, claimed its showdown with the West Genesee Wildcats 6-5 on February 1.

Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Misha Kabunov, Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA boys swimming. When the Red Rams won its showdown with Fayetteville-Manlius 103-83 on January 28, Kabunov was victorious in the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Lucy Hayes, Cooperstown girls volleyball. Hayes picked up 26 assists and added 11 kills as the Hawkeyes outlasted Westmoreland in five sets in the February 2 opening round of the Section III Class C playoffs.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Colin Scherer, Marcellus wrestling. The Mustangs were victorious in the Onondaga High School League tournament January 29 as Scherer, at 126 pounds, won a close 4-2 final over Jordan-Elbridge’s Nolan Jackson.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Andrew Benedict, Cicero-North Syracuse boys basketball. When the Northstars ended Liverpool’s 12-game win streak in a 59-53 decision on February 1, Benedict was at the forefront, earning 22 points and nine rebounds.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Ryan Hagan, Liverpool boys indoor track and field. Hagan claimed titles in both the 600 and 1,000-meter run during the February 2 Section III Class AA championships at SRC Arena.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Ava Hildebrant, Jordan-Elbridge girls basketball. Helped by Hildebrant’s 23 points, seven steals and four rebounds, the Eagles put togeher a 48-32 victory over the Solvay Bearcats on January 31.

Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Belle Wells, Skaneateles girls ice hockey. All that Wells did was stop each of the 25 shots she faced to help the Lakers shut out the Clinton Warriors 2-0 February 2 at Cicero Twin Rinks and reclaim the Section III championship.