Awards for 9/18/2021

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Aiden Cavotta, Chittenango football. When the Bears upended the Westhill Warriors 45-26 on September 17, Cavotta completed 15 of 27 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and scored twice more on the ground while gaining 111 yards.

The Amish Group Master Builder: Jasmine Ferguson, Watertown girls swimming. Between victories in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly and swimming a leg of the 200 medley relay, Ferguson paced the Cyclones as it topped the Thousand Islands Vikings 105-65 on September 16.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Jacob Franklin, Jamesville-DeWitt boys volleyball. The Red Rams’ 4-0 start included a four-set victory over East Syracuse Minoa on September 14 where Franklin, continuing to establish himself as the team’s setter, had 31 assists to go with six digs.

E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Gabe Lynch, Indian River football. The Warriors took over in the second half of a 50-21 victory over the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets on September 17, with Lynch scoring four touchdowns while accumulating 204 yards on 23 carries.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Ryan Hagan, Liverpool boys cross country. Hagan tore to a time of 16:17.7, winning his race and third overall on the day, while competing September 18 at the McDaniel-Baxter Invitational at Chenango Valley State Park.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Kaleigh Hamilton, Fayetteville-Manlius field hockey. It’s doubtful the Hornets could have knocked off Cicero-North Syracuse 1-0 on September 17 without Hamilton managing to make 19 saves in goal.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Ashton Burian, Southern Hills football. Burian tore up the Clinton Warriors’ defense on September 18 with 272 yards on 15 carries and four touchdowns that helped the Storm earn a 34-6 victory and improve to 2-0 overall.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Luna Catano-Maltrip, Fulton girls soccer, punching in the go-ahead goal in the second half that helped the Red Raiders get the best of its Oswego County rivals from Central Square and top the Redhawks 1-0 on September 14.

Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: McKinley Craven, Hamilton girls volleyball. Staying undefeated, the Emerald Knights put away the Cato-Meridian Blue Devils in four sets on September 14 as Craven did everything from 26 assists to eight aces, 10 digs and three kills.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Kyla Sustad, Cincinnatus girls soccer. The undefeated Lions turned to Systad and she promptly amassed four goals and three assists to help the Lions get its sixth win in a row on September 17, routing the DeRuyter Rockets 10-1.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Stephen Hall, Mater Dei Academy. Hall was the central figure in Mater Dei’s 2-0 win over the Manlius-Pebble Hill Trojans on September 15, netting a goal in each half to account for all of the scoring.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Alexa Johns, Little Falls girls tennis. Johns rallied in three sets to beat Ella Luczak 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in first singles, a difference-maker for the Mounties as it defeated the Sauquoit Valley Indians 3-2 on September 17.

Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Sean Lawler, Cicero-North Syracuse Blue boys. With Lawler’s top score of 37 at Lakeshore Country Club, the Northstars were able to stay unbeaten and atop the SCAC Metro division standings with a 202-209 victory over the Baldwinsville Bees.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Colin Skermont, Whitesboro football. When Skermont returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Warriors’ September 17 game against Auburn, it set the tone for a 23-7 victory by the Warriors over the state-ranked Maroons.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Gianna and Paris Welker, Oriskany girls cross country. The Welker sisters put together a 1-2 finish – Gianna winning in 19:53.5, Paris second in 19:56.0 – and helped Oriskany take team honors during the September 18 New Hartford Invitational.