With so many talented athletes and coaches in Section III sports, choosing award winners can be an extremely difficult task. But Inside High School Sports and our sponsors do their best by looking at top performers and awarding different players, teams, and coaches each week.

12/5/20 Top 10

Above anything else, we have to acknowledge the harsh reality. Had this school year gone as planned, this would have been the weekend where state football championships were played at […]

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11/21/20 Top 10

Early this week, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association was forced, again, to bend to the COVID-19 situation, officially announcing that “high-risk” winter sports – basketball, ice […]

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Awards for 11/14/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Michael Gaughan, Bishop Ludden boys soccer. When the Gaelic Knights upended the Bishop Grimes Cobras 4-0 on November 7, Gaughan carried his side along, putting in all […]

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11/14/20 Top 10

As of the start of the second week of November, a full-bore winter sports season looked less likely. State officials announced that they weren’t inclined yet to alter the “high-risk” […]

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Awards for 11/7/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Vassi Klock, Jordan-Elbridge girls cross country. Even though the Eagles lost 24-37 to the Marcellus Mustangs on November 4, Klock was the top individual runner, her time […]

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Awards for 10/31/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Sam Taylor, Fabius-Pompey boys soccer. The Falcons ran over the LaFayette Lancers 5-0 on October 26 and Taylor had the most to do with it, notching three […]

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Awards for 10/24/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Aryala Garcia, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill field hockey. The Red Devils dominated Central Valley Academy 5-0 on October 19 and Garcia was unstoppable, amassing a career-best four goals and assisting […]

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Awards for 10/17/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Shayna Straney, Little Falls girls soccer. When the Mounties put together a 7-1 victory over the Herkimer Magicians on October 10, Straney was at the forefront all […]

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Awards for 10/10/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Jenna Deep, Clinton field hockey. A low-scoring battle saw the Warriors defeat the Camden Blue Devils 1-0 on October 5, and it was Deep who scored the […]

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Awards for 10/3/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Alexis Bates, Poland girls soccer. When the Tornadoes opened its season October 2 with a 4-2 win over the Little Falls Mounties, Bates led the reigning state […]

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11/7/20 Top 10

All other stories, including the end of the fall sports season, pale next to the still-uncertain fate of winter sports. At some point in the next couple of weeks, Governor […]

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10/31/20 Top 10

By the end of October, the COVID-19 shadows were gathering. It started in Cortland County with Cortland and Homer teams sidelined for weeks due to an outbreak of the virus […]

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10/24/20 Top Ten

Two sets of Spartans are lighting up area girls soccer. There’s New Hartford, who in the process of getting to 5-0 has outscored its opponents by a combined 37-1 (including […]

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10/17/20 Top 10

Not only has Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer roared out to a 5-0 start, it has done so with considerable style and history. Led by the high-scoring Pagano brothers (Cheeck and Nino), […]

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Top 10, 10/10/20

The full return of high school sports was marked by a series of high-profile soccer games in the first full week of October. Perhaps the best of them was a […]

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