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.

Josh O’Connor

Wegmans Winning Player: Josh O’Connor, Weedsport boys basketball. The Warriors beat the Onondaga Tigers 67-47 in the Section III Class C semifinal February 29 at SRC Arena, with O’Connor picking […]

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Miranda Smith

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Miranda Smith, New Hartford gymnastics. Smith earned the all-around championship and also prevailed in floor exercise, uneven bars and balance beam during the February 29 state […]

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Charlie Russell

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Charlie Russell, Skaneateles ice hockey. Russell’s two goals and one assist in the first period set the tone as the Lakers handled Whitesboro 5-1 to win […]

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Tyler Mousaw

Upstate Medical University Magic Moment: Tyler Mousaw, South Jefferson wrestling, pinning Bolivar-Richburg’s Hudson Evingham in 36 seconds to win the state Division II championship at 195 pounds February 29 at […]

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Lora Marial

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Lora Marial, Bishop Grimes girls basketball. Marial’s five late points helped the no. 13 seed Cobras stun top seed Oneida 51-46 in the March 1 Section […]

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Neal Purcell

Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Neal Purcell, Syracuse ice hockey. For the third consecutive year, Purcell’s Cougars earned the Section III Division I championship as it shut out West Genesee […]

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Tyler Wilson

Sport Center 481 Driving Force: Tyler Wilson, Lyme boys basketball. The Indians outlasted Old Forge 62-58 in overtime in the March 2 Section III Class D semifinal at Carthage High […]

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Justin Scott

Sam’s Auto Body Sensational Athlete: Justin Scott, Solvay boys basketball. The Bearcats handled General Brown 65-45 in the February 29 Section III Class A semifinal as, back from foot injury […]

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Ola Bednarczyk

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Ola Bednarczyk, Baldwinsville girls basketball. The sophomore netted a team-high 21 points to help the Bees defeat Rome Free Academy 68-57 in the March 1 […]

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Jacob Null

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Jacob Null, Dolgeville wrestling. Null won the state Division II championship at 160 pounds Februrary 29 in Albany and completed a perfect 51-0 season when he beat […]

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John Cifonelli

Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: John Cifonelli, Bishop Grimes girls basketball. From a no. 13 seed, Cifonelli’s Cobras has managed to win three games, two of them on the road, […]

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Anthony Recco

Wegmans Winning Player: Anthony Recco, Rome Free Academy boys basketball. Recco earned 11 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Black Knights shock top seed West […]

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Piper Seamon

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Piper Seamon, Cooperstown girls basketball. The Hawkeyes edged Little Falls 55-52 in the Section III Class C quarterfinals on February 26, Seamon earning 15 points to […]

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Jeremy Keyes

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jeremy Keyes, West Genesee ice hockey. The Wildcats beat Fayetteville-Manlius 4-1 in the Section III Division I semifinals on February 26 at Shove Park as Keyes […]

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Grant Baker

Upstate Medical University Magic Moment: Grant Baker, Bishop Ludden boys basketball, hitting a 3-pointer in the final minute to get the Gaelic Knights past Nottingham 60-58 in the Section III […]

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