Awards for 5/4/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Evie Denton, Rome Free Academy girls golf. Denton shot a nine-hole score of 43 at Stonebridge Golf Club that helped the Black Knights turn back New Hartford 188-220 on May 3 and stay undefeated at 9-0.

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Riley Dooley, Morrisville-Eaton baseball. M-E kept its strong season going by defeating neighbor and rival Hamilton 10-2 on May 2 led by Dooley, whose three hits at the plate included a double and led to four RBIs.

Attilios Ace Award: Abigail Schoonover, Mount Markham softball. Schoonover pitched a complete-game shutout that included eight strikeouts, helping the Mustangs roll past Clinton 8-0 in Center State Conference action on May 1.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: James King, South Jefferson boys track and field. With a total of 2,899 points, King was victorious in the five-event pentathlon during the May 3 Ed Wadas Memorial Invitational at Whitesboro.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Trevor Sutton, Baldwinsville boys lacrosse. Without Sutton and his 18 saves, it’s doubtful the Bees even stay close with West Genesee on May 3 instead of prevailing 11-10 and ending the Wildcats’ nine-game win streak.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Kelsey Brunelle, Jordan-Elbridge girls lacrosse. In a pair of Eagles victories during hte week over Mexico (13-8) and Mynderse Academy (11-10), Brunelle managed to accumulate nine goals, moving her season total to 32.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Kenna Ridzi, Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field. Ridzi was victorious in the shot put (33 feet 9 inches) and third in the discus (97’5″) during the May 3 East Syracuse Minoa Invitational.

The Image Press Icon: Braydon Sentz, Cooperstown boys golf. The Hawkeyes stayed unbeaten on May 3 with a tough 176-180 victory over Adirondack led by Sentz, who shot a nine-hole score of 37 at Woodgate Pines to nearly match par.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Jaadiel Romero, Utica Proctor baseball. Romero pitched all eight innings and allowed just five hits while striking out seven as the Raiders pulled out a 3-2 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius on May 2.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Legacy Higgins, Syracuse East flag football. Higgins threw for two touchdowns late in the game and helped Syracuse East knock off previously undefeated Baldwinsville 13-2 on May 1.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Keera LaLonde, Indian River girls lacrosse. In a big Frontier League showdown, IR defeated Watertown 12-4 on April 30 with LaLonde involved in more than half the scoring plays thanks to four goals and three assists.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Cayleigh Currier, Auburn softball. Every bit of Currier’s power at the plate was needed for the Maroons to defeat Fulton 9-8 on April 29 as Currier blasted a home run and finished with four RBIs.

Onondaga Flooring Outstanding Achievement: Rocco Villano, Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse. Villano netted four goals and helped the Northstars earn its first victory over Baldwinsville in 15 years when it prevailed 10-9 on April 30.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Alex Marthia, Mexico boys track and field. Marthia had an impressive triple jump of 45 feet 8 1/2 inches in the triple jump and topped 5’10” in the high jump as the Tigers swept a three-team meet with Homer and Living Word Academy on April 29.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Mikayla Greene, Liverpool girls track and field. When the Warriors got a 99-41 victory over Fayetteville-Manlius on April 29, Greene swept to wins in the 100 and 200-meter sprints and helped in the 4×100 relay, too.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Parker Pichoske, Bishop Ludden baseball, scoring on a short fly ball in the top of the 11th inning, the eventual winning run as the Gaelic Knights outlasted Pulaski 5-4 in a May 3 clash of undefeated teams.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Jenna Wing, Solvay softball. The Bearcats have an eight-game win streak and Wing is a large reason for it, hitting above .500 and scoring eight runs in three wins this week (two over Skaneateles, one over Cortland) while also pitching two complete games.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Lauren McCorry, Central Square girls lacrosse. McCorry set a career mark scoring five goals, running her season total to 20, as the Redhawks, improving to 9-3 on the season, defeated Cazenovia 18-11 on May 2 .

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Will Ferguson and Zach Costanza, Fayetteville-Manlius boys tennis. The doubles team rallied in three sets to beat Connor Donovan and Tom Canfield for the clinching point in a 4-3 Hornets win over Baldwinsville on May 2.