Awards for 5/15/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Zeke Mohat, Tully baseball. In his first varsity start, Mohat, a freshman, threw a no-hitter and recorded 10 strikeouts for the Black Knights as it put away the Onondaga Tigers 10-0 on May 11, with Mohat also scoring a run.


The Amish Group Master Builders: Corey O’Connor, General Brown boys lacrosse. O’Connor put up six goals and added a pair of assists, all part of the Lions roaring past the Carthage Comets 17-7 in a Frontier League showdown on May 11.


Atlas Fence All-Star: Katie Rajkowski, Cazenovia girls lacrosse. When the Lakers earned its second win of the season 22-5 over the Mexico Tigers on May 13, Rajkowski led the potent attack by earning five goals and contributing a pair of assists.


E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Jake Zawadzki, Westhill baseball. In the long-awaited rematch of the 2019 Section III Class B final, the Warriors beat the Skaneateles Lakers 7-3 on May 11, with Zawadzki getting three hits, scoring twice and driving in a run.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Troy Brown, Weedsport boys track and field. Brown won the 100 and 400-meter sprints, the 110 high hurdles and cleared 6 feet 1 inch in the high jump as the Warriors edged the Port Byron Panthers 67.5-64.5 on May 10.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Gabrielle Gunnip, Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse. Continuing her superb campaign, Gunnip amassed eight goals, carrying the Eagles to a 15-10 victory over the Chittenango Bears on May 11.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Ella Smith, Baldwinsville girls track and field. Smith swept to titles in the pole vault, 400-meter hurdles and long jump all of which helped the Bees pull away and topple the West Genesee Wildcats 84-58 on May 12.


Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Fransceca Tortora, Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse, scoring the winning goal 50 seconds into overtime after winning the OT draw and getting six assists in the Northstars’ 11-10 win over the Baldwinsville Bees on May 11 at Bragman Stadium.


Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Karizma Brathwaite, Institute of Technology Central girls track and field. The Eagles prevailed 63-31 over Christian Brothers Academy on May 12 as Brathwaite was first in the 200-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and long jump.


Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Jeff Cantor, Jamesville-DeWitt softball. Cantor led the Red Rams to the 2019 Section III Class A championship and has J-D red-hot this season, too, with wins in its first six games and double-digit runs in five of them.


Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Caden Albright, Cortland baseball. With Albright producing four RBIs, the Purple Tigers won its sixth consecutive game and stayed undefeated by completing a sweep of the Jamesville-DeWitt Red Rams 9-5 on May 11.


Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Aspen Vallance, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown boys track and field. When the Rebels defeated the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles 66-53 on May 12, Vallance claimed three wins in the 400-meter dash, 1,600-meter run and pole vault.


Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Kaylin Curro, Oneida softball. Curro earned three hits, drew a walk and amassed four RBIs at the plate as the reigning Section III Class B champion Indians put away the Central Valley Academy Thunder 13-5 on May 13.


Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Chris Stilwell, Whitesboro boys. The Warriors opened its season with a 198-242 victory over the Rome Free Academy Black Knights on May 10 as Stilwell went under par, shooting a 32 for nine holes at Hidden Valley Golf Course.


U.S. Army Male Athlete: Nelson Jones, LaFayette boys lacrosse. Jones notched six goals as the reigning state Class D champion Lancers overcame a big halftime deficit to gain a 17-13 victory over the General Brown Lions on May 8 in Dexter.


U.S. Army Female Athlete: Taylor Koenig, Holland Patent softball. The Golden Knights won an 11-10 thriller over the Mount Markham Mustangs on May 10 and Koenig needed every bit of her power, hitting a home run and adding a single while accumulating four RBIs.