Fueling Excellence Athletes of the Week
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- Gabe Planty – Watkins Glen Track and Field – Participated in New Balance Games in NYC and set three school records in the 3000m, 3200m, and 2 mile run. Qualified for nationals in the process.
- Gwen Gisler – Lansing Track and Field – Won Section IV Championship in both Long Jump and Pole Vault (won by 1.5 feet in pole vault). Placed second in High Jump behind teammate Catalina Zaloj.
- Colden Goodrow – Ithaca Boys Hockey – Tallied three multi-goal games during the Little Red’s six-game win streak.
- Brooke Tillotson – Marathon Girls Basketball – Scored at least 20 points in both games (20 vs. Candor, 26 vs. Newfield).
- Isaac McIlroy – Watkins Glen Basketball – Named WG Holiday Tournament MVP after scoring 19 points in the finals against Greene.
- Makenna Nechwedowich – Newark Valley Basketball – Was one rebound shy of a triple-double in win against Homer (15 points, 10 blocks, 9 rebounds, 6 assists).
- Ousmane Duncanson – SVEC Wrestling – Eighth-grader who reached the finals of the Windsor Christmas Tournament as the 10th-seed at 132-pounds, the lowest-ranked wrestler to reach the finals in any weight class. Upset #7, #2, and #3 on way to finals.
- Georgia Haverlock – Ithaca Girls Basketball – Named MVP of the More Than A Game Tournament at Onondaga Community College, scoring 29 points in a 54-53 victory in the consolation game against Indian River.
- Cameron Carrier – Newark Valley Wrestling – Pinned all five of his opponents at the Paul Davie Memorial Duals and was named Heavyweight Most Outstanding Wrestler.
- Braelyn Hornick – Candor Basketball – Tallied 24 points and 20 rebounds in 48-41 win over Spencer-Van Etten, both of which were career highs.
- Geoffrey Washington – Ithaca Track and Field – Placed first in the long jump at the Bomber Invitational in a field of 57 athletes, setting a school record with a distance of 21’11”.
- Katie Moravec – Newfield Basketball – Scored her 1,000th career point in her junior season.
- Diego Castellot – Marathon Boys Basketball – Became the fourth Olympian ever to reach the 1,000 career points milestone and scored a career-high 38 points against Groton on his 18th birthday (12/4).
- Grace Vondracek – Odessa-Montour Girls Basketball – Tallied double-doubles in both Indians victories (10pts, 11reb, 6stl vs. So. Cayuga; 14pts, 12reb, 7stl vs. Tioga).
- Steven Morrow – Dryden Track and Field – Helped Dryden win two relay events in addition to individual victories in the 1600 meter sprint and 600 meter run at the 607 Invitational.
- Catalina Zaloj – Lansing Track and Field – Won the 55 meter hurdles and high jump events individually and helped Lansing finish second in the 4×200 relay at the 607 Invitational.
11/19 – 11/26
- Braelyn Hornick – Candor Girls Volleyball – Named tournament MVP as the Indians won the Class D state title and finished the season undefeated.
- Grace Kadlecik – Lansing Swimming – Set a Section IV record in the preliminaries of the 50-yard freestyle at the NYS Championships, then broke that record in the finals and finished sixth.
11/12 – 11/19
- Ian Gacek – Marathon Boys Soccer – Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Mount Academy to win the New York State Championship.
- Emmy Jackson – Lansing Cross Country – Finished 28th out of 128 runners at the New York State Championship in Plattsburgh with a time of 18:27.9. Had the best time for Lansing, who finished sixth out of 11 teams competing at states.
11/5 – 11/12
- Cameron Neilson – Marathon Boys Soccer – Recorded a hat trick in the regional round of the NYS Tournament, helping defeat Poland 5-0.
- Kailee Payne – Ithaca Diving – Won Section IV Class AA championship with a score of 445.60. Only two of 15 competing divers met the state cut of 440.
10/29 – 11/5
- Jonny Sherwood – Newark Valley Cross Country – Finished first at the IAC Championships from Marathon, finishing with a time of 17:22.2, helping the Cardinals to a second place finish and beating 94 other runners.
- Emily Miller – Dryden Cross Country – Won gold at the IAC Championships running the 5000 meter course with a time of 20:22 to beat 61 other runners.
10/22 – 10/29
Owen Scholtisek – Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour Football – Ran for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 14 carries in 34-6 victory over Dryden to clinch playoff appearance.
Lauren Reeves – Groton Girls Soccer – Tallied both goals in 2-0 win over Odessa-Montour in Section IV quarterfinals.
10/15 – 10/22
- Jacob Humble – Newfield Football – Accounted for 364 total yards (250 passing, 114 rushing) along with 4 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD in win over Thomas A. Edison.
- Natalia Bell – Groton Girls Soccer – Scored a pair of goals in Groton’s dominant 4-0 victory over Odessa-Montour at the IAC Championships.
10/8 – 10/15
- Alex Schwoeble – Newfield Boys Soccer – Scored four goals in three games including a double-OT winner and two goals against Odessa-Montour to help clinch Newfield’s first Sectionals appearance since 2013.
- Kelsea Mitchell – Ithaca Girls Tennis – Won a three-hour ten-minute match in STAC semifinals against Union Endicott, fighting off five match points to help Ithaca move on. The Little Red ended up winning the STAC final for the first time since 2008.
10/1 – 10/8
- Chase Sposito – Ithaca Football – Threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns including two over 50 yards in homecoming victory.
- Thalia Marquez – Watkins Glen Swimming – Eighth-grader who won 11 races last week across three meets.
9/24 – 10/1
- Casey Phillips – Dryden Soccer – Set school record with 63rd career goal.
- Marissa Berghorn – Newark Valley Field Hockey – Scored hat trick against Owego and game-winning goal against Moravia.
9/17 – 9/24
Conor Baird – Trumansburg Soccer – Became T-Burg’s all-time leading scorer with his 87th career point.
Grace Kadlecik – Lansing Swimming – Broke a school record that stood for 30 years with a 100-yard Freestyle time of 52.21 seconds at the Watkins Glen Invitational. She also won the 50-yard Freestyle at the event with a time of 23.94.
9/10 – 9/17
- Nathan Sokol – Newark Valley Soccer – Scored 6 goals at the GLM Tournament, including 5 in the championship game to clinch the title.
- Jennah Kareem – Candor Volleyball – Helped Candor stay undefeated and win the Tioga Tournament title, finishing with 14 service points and 31 kills.
9/3 – 9/10
- Zach Taylor – Newfield Soccer – Scored 3 goals in Newfield’s 5-0 win over Moravia, the program’s first win in two seasons.
- Delta Barber – Marathon Soccer – Scored 5 goals over the week in wins against Cincinnatus, Lansing and Watkins Glen.
8/27 – 9/3
- Ellie Holland – Marathon Field Hockey – Scored 4 goals in the team’s 7-0 season opening win against Tioga.
- Alex Doucett – Spencer-Van Etten Candor Boys Soccer – Recorded a hat trick in the team’s 6-2 season opening win against Susquehanna Valley.