AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Ray Hennssey, Adirondack football. When the Wildcats routed the Onondaga Tigers 47-8 on September 10, Hennessey was one of three 100-yard rushers for the visitors, finishing with 148 yards and scoring his team’s first four touchdowns.
The Amish Group Master Builder: Hana Spaulding, Skaneateles girls swimming. With impressive victories in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, Spaulding helped the Lakers knock off the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars 95-86 in the September 9 season opener.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Emily Toth-Ratazzi, Rome Free Academy girls cross country. Toth-Ratazzi was victorious in a time of 18 minutes, 43.4 seconds and led her team to a second-place finish in the Varsity 3 race at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational on September 11.
E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Matt Salis, Cooperstown boys soccer. Picking up a pair of goals and adding three assists, Salis was the driving force to help the Hawkeyes remain undefeated and top Utica Academy of Science 7-2 on September 9.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Gabe LaRobardiere, Cicero-North Syracuse boys volleyball. The Northstars opened its season September 10 with a three-set sweep of Rush-Henrietta as LaRobardiere picked up 10 kills and added four aces.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Jenna Mattison, Marcellus girls volleyball. Earning 32 assists to go with nine digs and three aces, Mattison led the Mustangs to a three-set sweep of the Westhill Warriors on September 9.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Alana Weibel, Sauquoit Valley girls soccer. The Indians claimed its fifth consecutive victory and doubled up the Holland Patent Golden Knights 4-2 on September 11 as Weibel led the way, netting a pair of goals.
Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Brandon Peterson, Utica Proctor football, scoring on a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ September 11 game against the Corcoran Cougars, breaking a tie game and helping Proctor eventually prevail 20-14.
Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Olivia MacArthur, Whitesboro girls tennis. MacArthur’s third-set tie-breaker victory over Tha Dah Mwee Kyet was pivotal for the Warriors as it defeated the Utica Proctor Raiders 5-2 on September 8.
Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Jason Primrose, Oswego football. In one of the season’s best stories, Primrose’s Buccaneers rallied from a 30-0 deficit to shock Phoenix 32-30 on September 10 and win the program’s first game since 2014 – a drought that covered more than 2,500 days.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Layla Isaacs, LaFayette girls volleyball. In a five-set battle on September 7, the Lancers edged the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles propelled there by seeing Isaacs work on the front line and put away 17 kills to go with three aces.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Julia Schultz, Baldwinsville field hockey. The Bees earned its fourth consecutive victory by blanking the Liverpool Warriors 4-0 on September 8, Schultz notching a goal and also getting a pair of assists.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Peter McMahon, West Genesee boys cross country. With his time of 16 minutes, 40.7 seconds, McMahon posted the best performance over the course of three days and two races at the September 10-11 Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational.
Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Joe Nicholson, Christian Brothers Academy boys. Nicholson had the lowest nine-hole score in three consecutive matches in as many days September 7 to 9, helping the Brothers improve to 5-0 as it swept Skaneateles, Mexico and Tully.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Richard Smith, Little Falls football. Smith completed 15 of 23 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns, also running in for a score to help the Mounties pull off a 34-28 victory over the Canastota Raiders on September 10.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Amber Piersma, Mount Markham girls soccer. The Mustangs were quite impressive in its 6-0 shutout of the Hamilton Emerald Knights on September 8, propelled there by Piersma and her three-goal hat trick.