Awards for 4/24/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Tre’Juer Sledge, Institute of Technology Central football. The Eagles pulled out a 31-30 victory over the Marcellus Mustangs on April 17 as Sledge amassed 252 yards on the ground on just 17 carries and scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Rylee Lamphere, Dolgeville girls volleyball. With a triple-double of 15 kills, 23 assists, 31 digs and four aces, Lamphere was the prime figure in the Blue Devils’ five-set victory over the Little Falls Mounties on April 20.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Riley Connell, Watertown boys soccer. It was Connell carrying the Cyclones’ attack with a three-goal hat trick plus an assist leading to a 4-0 shutout of the Indian River Warriors on April 19.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Rylee Lamphere, Dolgeville girls volleyball. When the Blue Devils outlasted Little Falls in five sets on April 20, Lamphere had a triple-double which included 15 kills, 23 assists and 31 digs, to go with four aces.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Emily Fish, McGraw girls soccer. When the Eagles pulled off a 3-0 shutout over the Stockbridge Valley Cougars on April 17 to improve to 7-1 overall, Fish paced the attack by netting two of McGraw’s three goals.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Troy Churney Jr., Auburn football, sneaking in for the two-point conversion in the third overtime period to help the Maroons edge Fayetteville-Manlius 50-49 on April 21 to finish 5-0, the program’s first undefeated season since 1975. Coach of the Week: Mike Lucia, Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball. Already an owner of several sectional championships, Lucia helped lead the Northstars to a perfect 14-0 record the spring of 2021, dropping just one set in those 14 matches.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: A.J. Rothfeld, Cazenovia football. Even though the Lakers lost to Skaneateles 21-7 on April 21, Rothfeld was sensational, scoring his team’s only touchdown and also having a part in 28 tackles on the defensive side, 17 of them solo.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Brayla Bagozzi, Solvay girls volleyball. Bagozzi served up nine aces and also earned 11 assists as the Bearcats, inching closer to an undefeated season, swept the Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knights in three sets on April 20.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Ava Burns, South Jefferson girls swimming. The Spartans improved to 7-1 by handling the Carthage Comets 104-80 on April 19, with Burns helping in the 200 medley relay while also winning the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Mia Avotins, Liverpool girls. The Warriors opened its season on April 23 by routing the West Genesee Wildcats 158-213, and Avotins was at the forefront, shooting a nine-hole score of 33 at the team’s new home course at Hickory Hills.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: James Wheeler, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill football. Wheeler scored four touchdowns and gained 195 yards on 19 carries, all of which were helpful to the Red Devils as it routed the Canastota Raiders 43-12 on April 17 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Grace Plewak, Living Word Academy girls volleyball. The Lions improved to 9-2 on April 22 by handling the Central Square Redhawks in three sets as Plewak not only put away nine kills, she picked up 13 digs, three aces and two assists.