Awards for 3/20/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: David Myers, West Genesee ice hockey. Myers recorded most of his 26 saves in the third period and overtime that allowed the Wildcats to fight its way to a 3-3 tie with the undefeated Skaneateles Lakers on March 13 at Allyn Arena.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Mia Lopata, Clinton girls ice hockey. The Warriors’ undefeated season concluded March 13 with a 7-1 romp over the Oswego Buccaneers as Lopata had a part in more than half the scoring plays, earning two goals and two assists.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Conner Frigon, Bishop Grimes boys basketball. Hitting seven 3-pointers for all of his 21 points, Frigon helped the Cobras knock off previously unbeaten Fulton 80-77 in overtime in the March 13 season finale.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Avi Baker, Onondaga girls basketball. During the Tigers’ 62-48 victory over Sherburne-Earlville on March 16, Baker set a career mark with 31 points and passed 1,000 points for her career.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Alexa von Holtz, Mexico girls swimming. Tearing to quick times of 2:12.02 in the 200 individual medley and 58.69 seconds in the 100 butterfly, von Holtz led the Tigers past Syracuse 112-59 in the March 16 season opener.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Trevor Roe, Fayetteville-Manlius boys basketball, hitting the basket with two seconds left to allow the Hornets to deny the West Genesee Wildcats a perfect season, F-M prevailing by a score of 60-59 on March 13.

Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Jacob Owens, Cazenovia ice hockey. With a three-goal hat trick plus a pair of assists, Owens breathed life into the Lakers as it rallied and then defeated the Oswego Buccaneers 7-6 in overtime on March 12 at Crisafulli Rink. Coach of the Week: Chris Vargason, Weedsport girls basketball. A year after reaching the Section III Class C title game, Vargason’s Warriors won all 13 of its games in 2021 by 11 points or more, capped March 12 by rolling past the Homer Trojans 71-45.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Lauren Kelly, Christian Brothers Academy girls swimming. Kelly’s victories in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke were key to the Brothers claiming a 94-91 thriller over the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams on March 16.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Maryellen Coleman, Madison girls basketball. The Blue Devils remained undefeated at 7-0 by handling Stockbridge Valley 56-24 on March 13, with Coleman amassing 14 poins, six rebounds and three assists.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Marianne Haberer, Central Square girls volleyball. The Redhawks needed four sets to subdue the Auburn Maroons in its March 17 season opneer, led by Haberer serving up nine aces and helping on defense with 12 digs.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Evan Kirkpatrick, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys volleyball. Between his 18 kills and 11 assists, Kirkpatrick did more than enough to help the Red Devils avenge a loss to Chittenango earlier in the week and sweep the Bears in three sets March 13.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Amya McLeod, Rome Free Academy girls basketball. Only a sophomore, McLeod poured in 34 points to help the Black Knights move to 6-0 on the season March 12 and complete a sweep of the New Hartford Spartans 79-59.