Awards for 9/3/2022

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Kerim Ikeljic, Frankfort-Schuyler boys soccer. Ikeljic netted two of his team’s goals that helped the Maroon Knights open its season September 2 with a 3-0 shutout of the Utica Academy of Science Atoms.


Air National Guard Ace: Julia Quinn and Reagan Doan, Baldwinsville girls tennis. Quinn and Doan’s three-set victory was the key moment as the Bees won 4-3 over Fayetteville-Manlius on September 2, the first time it beat the Hornets in more than three decades.


Atlas Fence All-Star: Cameron Maline, Clinton football. Scoring all four of his team’s touchdowns (including one on a punt return), Maline led the Warriors past Westmoreland/Oriskany 28-6 in the September 3 season opener.


Empower/Mooney Marketing Group Mark of Excellence: Mallory Mower, Central Valley Academy girls soccer. Mower had a three-goal hat trick, helping the Mustangs shut out the Utica Proctor Raiders 7-0 on September 1.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Will Lunny, Mount Markham boys soccer. When the Mustangs handled the Herkimer Magicians 5-1 on September 3, Lunny picked up two goals and added an assist.


Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Chrissy Wagner, Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey. Wagner picked up a three-goal hat trick to help the Northstars rout Rome Free Academy 5-0 on September 2 to go to 2-0 on the season.

JKS Home Improvement Magic Moment: Jeffrey Felton, Corcoran football, returning an interception 45 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help the Cougars defeat the East Syracuse Minoa Spartans 12-7 on September 2.

Manny’s Major Accomplishment: Eliza Nicol, South Jefferson girls swimming. The Spartans defeated Indian River 100-75 on September 1, with Nicol at the forefront thanks to her individual titles in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events.


Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Chylure Bucktooth, LaFayette girls volleyball. Along with her 22 assists, Bucktooth served up 10 aces as the Lancers swept the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles in three sets during the September 1 season opener.


NYE Automotive Star Performance: Nick Acevedo, Holland Patent football. Acevedo returned a blocked punt for a touchdown and ran for another, all part of the Golden Knights’ 51-7 victory over the Herkimer Magicians on September 3.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Sadie White, Port Byron/Union Springs field hockey. When the Spartans romped past the Cato-Meridian Blue Devils 8-0 on September 1, White picked up three goals and added two assists.


Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Grace Rynkiewicz, Marcellus girls tennis. Rynikiewicz defeated Sabrina Loop in straight sets for the clinching point in the Mustangs’ 4-3 win over the Manlius-Pebble Hill Trojans on September 1.

University Sports Shop Rising Star: Stephen Hall, Mater Dei Academy boys soccer. Scoring both of his team’s goals, Hall was the key figure in Mater Dei’s 2-0 victory over the Madison Blue Devils on September 1.


U.S. Army Male Athlete: James Wheeler, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill football. Wheeler’s 20-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Red Devils put away its 14-0 victory over archrival Oneida on September 2.


U.S. Army Female Athlete: Regina Fernandez, Living Word Academy girls volleyball. The Lions swept the Hamilton Emerald Knights on September 1 as Fernandez set up nearly a set’s worth of points thanks to her 23 assists.

Wilkins Recreational Vehicles Big Mover: Willa Pratt, New Hartford girls soccer. The reigning state Class A champion Spartans blanked the Camden Blue Devils 6-0 on September 1 as Pratt put in four of her team’s goals.

The Wood Golf Course and Restaurant Top Golfer: Carter Mizro, Auburn. Shooting a one-over-par 73 at Seven Oaks Golf Club, Mizro prevailed by three strokes to take the individual title at the August 29 Salt City Athletic Conference Empire Open.


Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Jeff Sharpe, Solvay football. When the Bearcats defeated the Mexico Tigers 27-18 on September 2, Sharpe clinched the victory in the fourth quarter with an interception and 85-yard return for a touchdown.