Awards for 4/6/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Raelyn Barlow, Oneida girls flag football. Barlow scored the first-ever Section III flag football touchdown on a 60-yard run to kick-start the Express as it defeated Liverpool 39-12 on April 1.

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Leah Larsen, Sauquoit Valley softball. When the Red Hawks defeated Waterville 20-6 on April 2, Larsen was unstoppable at the plate, banging out four hits, all singles, and finishing with five RBIs.

Attilios Ace Award: Ryker Pennock, Derek Rice and David Lohrmann, South Jefferson baseball. This trio of pitchers combined on a no-hitter on April 1 that included 17 strikeouts as the Spartans defeated Indian River 6-0.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Daniel Stiles, Homer boys lacrosse. As part of a quick 4-0 start, the Trojans knocked off LaFayette/Onondaga 10-8 on April 2 with its attack carried by Stiles, who finished with three goals and three assists.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Abby Penfield, Chittenango girls lacrosse. Recording nine saves, Penfield was a key factor in helping the Bears fight its way past Southern Hills 9-8 on April 5 and, by doing so, improve to 3-0 on the season.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Lyla Weber, Baldwinsville girls flag football. Weber scored three touchdowns, all in the first half, propelling the Bees to a 40-0 win over Syracuse Academy of Science in its inaugural game on April 2.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Willa Overton, Watertown softball. Earning four hits at the plate and finishing with three RBIs, Overton provided valuable production as the Cyclones edged General Brown 13-12 on April 2.

The Image Press Icon: Ashleigh Blanding, West Genesee girls lacrosse. Blanding’s total of nine goals and seven assists led the Wildcats to a trio of season-opening victories over Fulton, Rush-Henrietta and Auburn from April 2 to 6.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Henry Lawrence, Marcellus boys lacrosse. Just a freshman, Lawrence’s pair of goals included the game-winner in overtime to help the Mustangs knock off archrival Skaneateles 10-9 on April 2.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Aliana DiBlasi, Oswego girls lacrosse. Backing up her three-goal hat trick with a trio of assists, DiBlasi anchored the Buccaneers as it defeated East Syracuse Minoa 13-8 on April 2.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Cameryn Brundage, Port Byron softball. Brundage’s pair of doubles led to four RBIs and also led the Panthers to romp past Hannibal 19-3 in the April 1 season opener.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Riley Dooley, Morrisville-Eaton baseball. Dooley dominated as M-E defeated Waterville 10-3 on April 1, his double and two singles leading to a career-best six RBIs as he also scored twice.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Lucas Patchen, Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse. Patchen set a new career mark with eight goals that all helped the Red Rams get a tough 16-14 victory over Niskayuna on April 6 to move to 3-o on the season.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Cameryn Case, General Brown girls lacrosse. The Lions achieved an 11-6 win over Whitesboro on April 6 as Case took a part in more than half the scoring plays with five assists to go with a goal.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Brandon Burch, Bishop Ludden baseball, driving in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Gaelic Knights complete a comeback from a 7-1 deficit and beat Central Square 8-7 on April 6.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Mariana Newton, Fabius-Pompey softball. Newton went four-for-five with two doubles, two singles and five RBIs, helping the Falcons roll past Onondaga/LaFayette 13-1 on April 1.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Connor Jones, Central Square boys lacrosse. The main reason why the Redhawks were able to get past neighbor and rival Oswego 6-4 on April 4 was having Jones stop 15 of the 20 Buccaneers shots he faced.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Connor Payne, Pulaski baseball. When the Blue Devils recorded a 5-0 shutout of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown on April 2, Payne was sensational on the mound, striking out nine and allowing just three hits in six innings of work.