AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Lydia Reimer, West Canada Valley girls basketball. All that Reimer did in the Indians’ 48-33 victory over Cooperstown in the February 26 Section III Class C semifinal was earn 15 points and then back it up with 17 rebounds.
The Amish Group Master Builder: Andrew Walker, Sauquoit Valley boys volleyball. Walker’s six kills, 10 assists and six digs helped the Indians knock off the Canastota Raiders in straight sets to win the Section III Class C winter championship on March 3.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Davon Perry, Syracuse Academy of Science boys basketball. Perry had 12 points and eight rebounds which helped the Atoms handle Jamesville-DeWitt 53-43 in the March 1 Section III Class A semifinal at SRC Arena.
E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Alex Arkema, Mount Markham boys volleyball. While the Mustangs lost a five-set classic to Canastota in the March 1 Section III Class C winter semifinal, Arkema still had quite a showing with 26 kills and 25 digs.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Charlie Tibbets, New Hartford wrestling. Tibbets, from Sauquoit Valley, won the state Division I championship at 285 pounds when he defeated East Islip’s Sebastian Regis February 26 in Albany.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Kaitlyn Kibling, Bishop Ludden girls basketball. Kibling’s astonishing 41-point performance helped carry the Gaelic Knights past Indian River 70-66 in the February 28 Section III Class A semifinal.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Nolan Robinson, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill boys volleyball. Between his nine kills and 17 digs, Robinson did a lot to help the Red Devils sweep Oneida in three sets in the Section III Class B winter semifinal on March 1.
Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Kate Putman, Cicero-North Syracuse girls indoor track and field, puling away to take the 1,500-meter run at the March 5 New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships on Staten Island.
Purcell Paints Hometown Hockey Hero: Henry Major, Skaneateles. Major’s pair of third-period goals helped clinch, for the Lakers, its 4-0 victory over Cortland-Homer to take the Section III Division II championship February 28 at the War Memorial.
Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Ola Bednarczyk, Baldwinsville girls basketball. With her 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, Bednarczyk helped push the Bees past Rome Free Academy 62-57 in the Section III Class AA semifinal on February 27.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Michael Parks, East Syracuse Minoa boys indoor track and field. Clearing 6 feet 4 inches, Parks made it to fourth place in the high jump during the March 5 New York State championship meet on Staten Island.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Greg Gonyea Jr., Dolgeville boys basketball. When the Blue Devils upended top seed Tully 66-56 in the February 27 Section III Class C semifinal, Gonyea had a lot to do with it, picking up a team-best 27 points.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Ryan Considine, West Genesee ice hockey. It was Considine’s goal late in the second period that proved the difference as the Wildcats beat Baldwinsville 2-1 on February 28 at the War Memorial for the Section III Division I championship.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Talin Hubbard, Homer wrestling. Just a sophomore, Hubbard would go all the way to the 110-pound state Division II championship on February 27 in Albany, defeating Honeoye Falls-Lima’s Andrew Spaulding in the championship round.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Jenna Sloan, Bishop Grimes girls basketball. The Cobras knocked off undefeated Little Falls 49-44 in the February 27 Section III Class B semifinal, with Sloan picking up 15 points while adding five rebounds and five assists.
Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Hudson Idzi, Hamilton boys basketball. Each of Idzi’s 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals proved important for the Emerald Knights as it turned back DeRuyter 61-54 in the February 26 Section III Class D semifinal.