Awards for 5/22/21

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Melanie Michael, Cazenovia girls track and field. The Lakers kept itself undefeated in a 94-47 victory over the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles on May 19, with Michael winning the 100 and 400-meter hurdles and running a leg on the winning 4×400 relay.


The Amish Group Master Builders: Evan Richardson, Watertown boys lacrosse. Richardson was spectacular in goal, stopping 21 of the 27 shots he faced, when the Cyclones gained a 10-6 victory over the New Hartford Spartans May 17 to improve to 6-2 overall.


Atlas Fence All-Star: Maia Herring, New Hartford girls lacrosse. When the Spartans handed the Rome Free Academy Black Knights its first defeat of the season 7-5 on May 18, Herring had a lot to do with it thanks to her three-goal hat trick plus an assist.


E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Rocky El, East Syracuse Minoa boys track and field. El’s wins in the 100 and 200-meter dash and long jump, plus a leg in the 4×100 relay, helped push the Spartans past the Central Square Redhawks 72-68 on May 16.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Jameson Bucktooth, LaFayette boys lacrosse. All that Bucktooth did was amass 10 goals and three assists, a career-best 13 points, to help the Lancers pull away from the Homer Trojans 17-7 on May 18.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Riley Pierce, Copenhagen softball. In the Gold Knights’ wild 19-16 victory over LaFargeville on May 19 for its first win of the season, Pierce starred at the plate with a single, double and six RBIs.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Aubrey Fraher, Marcellus softball. Amid a perfect week for the state Class B no. 5-ranked Mustangs, Fraher threw a no-hitter in her team’s 5-0 victory over Christian Brothers Academy two days after she threw 10 scoreless innings in a 1-0 win over Chittenango.


Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Nick Havilland, Westhill baseball, hitting a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to complete a comeback from a four-run deficit and help the Warriors defeat the Skaneateles Lakers for the second time this season in a 7-5 decision on May 19.


Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Catherine Callen, Oswego girls golf. Callen’s 42 beat the field by six shots and took individual honors when all of the Salt City Athletic Conference Empire division teams gathered for their latest match May 21 at Butternut Creek.


Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Ben Albright, Cortland baseball. The remarkable start of Albright’s Purple Tigers continued on May 20 when it scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to stun the Central Square Redhawks 5-4 on May 20.


Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Brooke Musch, Camden softball. Musch could not be kept off the bases as she went five-for-five and earned five RBIs, each of them crucial to the Blue Devils getting an 11-10 win over the Rome Free Academy Black Knights on May 17.


Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Ethan Fox, Phoenix boys track and field. When the Firebirds turned back the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Rebels 101-30 on May 19, Fox was victorious in four events – the 100 and 200-meter sprints, the long jump and high jump.


Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Cameron Lukasik, Fayetteville-Manlius boys tennis. Lukasik’s pair of singles victories keyed the Hornets as it defeated the Baldwinsville Bees by margins of 4-3 and 5-2 in back-to-back matches on May 15 and 17.


Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Gabe Williams, Waterville boys. Williams shot a nine-hole score of 35, the best of the afternoon by seven strokes, helping the Indians stay undefeated by knockng off the Mount Markham Mustangs 169-195 on May 17.


U.S. Army Male Athlete: Connor McKay, Thousand Islands baseball. The Vikings moved to 7-2 on the season May 19 with a 20-1 romp over the General Brown Lions that featured McKay getting two singles, walking twice and finishing with five RBIs.


U.S. Army Female Athlete: Caroline Stevens, Liverpool girls lacrosse. The 2-8 Warriors stunned the 8-1 Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars 19-13 on May 20 at LHS Stadium as Stevens put up the best game of her career with five goals and two assists.