Awards for 3/13/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Tyrus Kelly, Chittenango boys basketball. A strong closing stretch for the Bears partially involved Kelly getting 17 points during a narrow 45-43 decision over the Cortland Purple Tigers when those two met on March 10.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Morgan Ransom, Central Square girls basketball. When the Redhawks put together a 71-60 win over the visiting Auburn Maroons on March 8, Ransom had a lot to do with it, earning 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Gannon Houghton, Cazenovia ice hockey. When the Lakers used a strong third period to outlast the Auburn Maroons 8-6 on March 9 at Casey Park, Houghton earned three goals for his second hat trick in as many weeks.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Sydney Huhtala, Baldwinsville girls basketball, hitting a corner jump shot at the buzzer to give the Bees a 52-50 victory over the West Genesee Wildcats on March 8, Huhtala ultimately leading her side with 16 points.

Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Adam Jones, Holland Patent boys basketball. Jones grabbed 26 points as the Golden Knights, surging to an overall record of 12-2, battled past the Utica-Notre Dame Jugglers 79-69 in a March 11 showdown. Coach of the Week: Buddy Wlekinski, Christian Brothers Academy boys basketball. Another milestone in Wleklinski’s long and storied career was reached last week when the Brothers completed a perfect 13-0 season and ran its overall win streak to 26 games.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Adrien Lamora, Indian River girls basketball. Lamora pulled off the rare 20-20 feat during the Warriors’ 60-40 win over the Thousand Islands Vikings on March 11, amassing 20 points and pulling down 20 rebounds.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Peyton Maneri, Auburn girls basketball. When the Maroons fought past the Oswego Buccaneers 36-21 on March 10, Maneri was more productive than the entire Oswego roster, finishing with 22 points.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Isaiah Nebush, Rome Free Academy ice hockey. It was Nebush’s spectacular in the net which involved 39 saves that saved the Black Knights in a 1-0 victory over the Clinton Warriors on March 9 at Kennedy Arena.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: William Bailey, Chittenango boys volleyball. Bailey picked up 16 kills, and starred on defense with 12 digs, each of them important in helping the Bears fight off the Vernon-Verona-Sherill Red Devils in a five-set classic on March 8.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Mia Lopata, Clinton girls ice hockey. The Warriors completed an undefeated season by handling the Oswego Buccaneers 7-1 on March 13 led by Lopata, who put away two goals and added a pair of assists.