AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Mikah Combs, East Syracuse Minoa football. Scoring four touchdowns, Combs helped push the Spartans past PSLA-Fowler 47-24 on September 15 for the team’s first win of the 2023 season.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Jasmine Ferguson, Watertown girls swimming. The Cyclones defeated Beaver River 105-64 on September 12 seeing Ferguson win both the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke plus help her side take the 200 medley relay.
Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Corinne Aldrich, Marcellus girls soccer. Aldrich assisted on goals by Jadyn Baker and Janie Powell that helped the Lakers pull out a 2-1 decision over Skaneateles on September 12.
Empower Federal Credit Union Rewarding Effort: Jack Porter, South Jefferson boys soccer. In a showdown of Frontier League powers, the Spartans edged Watertown 1-0, seeing Porter record nine saves to keep his team in front.
Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Delilah Pandori-Howell, Fayetteville-Manlius girls cross country. Pandori-Howell won the individual race at West Genesee on September 13 and, two days later, finished in the top five as the Hornets won its race at the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Invitational
Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Mason Ennist, Sandy Creek football. The Comets claimed a 29-8 victory over Herkimer on September 15 with Ennist getting 208 yards on just 17 carries, scoring twice.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Jayla Jordan, New Hartford girls gymnastics. Jordan scored a 9.65 on the vault and 9.60 on floor exercise, winning both events as the Spartans topped Jamesville-DeWitt/Fayetteville-Manlius 149.55=140.30 on September 12.
Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Audrey Stephany, Canastota field hockey. The Raiders pulled out a 1-0 overtime decision over New Hartford on September 13 with Stephany netting the game-winning goal.
Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Sean Kelly, Lowville football. The Red Raiders stayed undefeated and fought past Bishop Ludden 38-29 on September 15 largely due to Kelly rushing for 319 yards on 43 carries and scoring three touchdowns.
Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Drew Mancini, Skaneateles boys golf. The Lakers routed Jordan-Elbridge 193-279 on September 14 led by Mancini, whose 38 for nine holes helped produce a sixth consecutive victory.
Revitalize! CNY Rewarding Performance: Lyla Falkenmeyer, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls tennis. Falkenmeyer’s straight-set singles win over Alina Rana was pivotal for he Red Devils in turning back Central Valley Academy 4-3 on September 11.
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Madison Kelly, Frankfort-Schuyler girls soccer. When the Maroon Knights pounded Adirondack 9-0 on September 11, Kelly was central to it all, finishing the night with four goals.
University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Drew O’Reilly, Westhilll boys cross country, edging Rush-Henrietta’s Bayley Herrman by three-tenths of a second to win the individual title in the September 16 New Hartford Invitational.
Upstate Urology Upstart: Zack Walma, Christian Brothers Academy boys soccer. Walma put in all three of his team’s goals for the hat trick and helped the Brothers battle to a 3-2 victory over reigning state Class B champion Skaneateles on September 16.
U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Ayla Pas’cal, Skaneateles girls volleyball. To keep the Lakers unbeaten in a five-set victory over Oswego September 16, Pas’cal had to do a lot, piling up 21 kills, adding six blocks along with getting two assists and five digs.
Wilkins RV Winning Player: Wyatt Tinker, Cortland football. In the Purple Tigers’ 48-0 win over Jamesville-DeWitt on September 14, Tinker not only ran for three touchdowns, he also recorded an interception on defense to preserve the shutout.
Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Olivia Planty, Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey. Planty stopped Emily Nestor’s penalty stroke in the fourth quarter, a difference maker in the Northstars’ 2-1 win over Liverpool on September 11.