Awards for 9/23/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Kyleen Brady, Auburn girls cross country. In a time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds, Brady was the top runner in any division and helped the Maroons take the team title at the September 23 Baldwinsville Invitational. Atlas Fence All-Star: Kyle Wehrlin, Chittenango football. When the Bears defeated Homer 24-14 on September 22, it had a lot to do with Wehrlin’s tough running as he carried it 16 times for 163 yards and nabbed a pair of touchdowns. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Luke McQuaid, Jamesville-DeWitt boys volleyball. McQuaid amassed 16 kills to lead the Red Rams to a three-set sweep of Fayetteville-Manlius in a September 21 clash of undefeated defending sectional champions. Empower Federal Credit Union Rewarding Effort: Delaney Callahan, Watertown girls soccer. In a Frontier League showdown with General Brown September 19, Callahan’s goal made the difference as the Cyclones prevailed 1-0. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Kalyna Dannenberg, Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball. Dannenberg’s 22 kills, 14 digs and five blocks all helped the Hornets pull out a five-set decision over Liverpool on September 20. Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Nate Melton, Tully boys golf. Shooting a 38 for nine holes, Melton led the Black Knights to a 206-261 victory over Jordan-Elbridge on September 19, Tully’s record now at 11-1. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Kyler Ramus, South Jefferson boys soccer. The Spartans moved to 6-1 on the season shutting out Indian River 3-0 on September 21, Ramus earning two of his team’s goals. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Gretchen Grimm, Clinton field hockey. It was Grimm’s goal that made the difference when Clinton defeated Fayetteville-Manlius 1-0 in their non-league game on September 22. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Kyle Gaffney, Christian Brothers Academy boys cross country. Gaffney’s time of 17:51 beat the field by more than 90 seconds and keyed the Brothers’ 25-31 victory over Chittenango on September 20. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Gabby Wameling, Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey. Scoring both of her team’s goals in the second half, Wameling led the Northstars past fellow unbeaten Rome Free Academy 2-0 on September 22. Revitalize! CNY Rewarding Performance: Jayla Jordan, New Hartford gymnastics. When the Spartans defeated East Syracuse Minoa/Liverpool 135.95-115.5 on September 19, Jordan’s 9.45 balance beam was the best score on any apparatus. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Victoria Noone, Indian River girls swimming. IR defeated Thousand Islands 96-54 on September 19 led by Noone’s wins in the 50 and 100 freestyle along with legs in two victorious relays. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Jack Donlin, Cazenovia football, sacking Joe Delmonico on a two-point try to preserve the state Class C no. 2-ranked Lakers’ 14-12 victory over fellow Lakers from Skaneateles September 22 at Morrisville State College’s black turf. Upstate Urology Upstart: Madison Kelly, Frankfort-Schuyler girls soccer. The Maroon Knights stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 shutout of Herkimer September 21, Kelly’s goal and two assists pacing a well-balanced F-S attack. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Angelo Turo, Central Square football. When the Redhawks put away PSLA-Fowler 50-18 on September 22, Turo led the way with 166 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Rylee Presley, Copenhagen girls tennis. It took Presley’s straight-set singles win over Mallory Reape to help the Gold Knights knock off Indian River 3-2 in a September 19 Frontier League match. Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Charlie DeMore, Westhill boys soccer. Earning his eighth consecutive shutout this season, DeMore made five saves and helped the Warriors play Christian Brothers Academy to a 0-0 draw on September 22.