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Athletes of the Week

Here are our Coaches & Athletes of the Week as featured on our weekly radio show.

November 19, 2018:

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GIRLS: Hannah Butler, Brighton diving. After finishing in second in the prelims and semifinals, the senior saved her best for last. She won the state diving championship on Friday in Ithaca, sealing her victory with a front one-and-half with a half twist for her final dive. Butler finished with 530.60 points. "It feels really good but most of all it was just a lot of fun because I love to dive," she said.

BOYS: Sean Henretta, Fairport cross country. The senior headed to Cornell University finished in fourth place overall, tops among Section V runners for boys or girls, in the state championships at Sunken Meadow State Park on Long Island. Henretta finished in 16 minutes, 9.8 seconds. Of note: This was the first time in 21 years neither an individual nor team from Section V won a state title.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
PAUL VALENTI

A Webster health teacher, Valenti use his unique outlook on life and one two-word phrase, "Push Yourself" to not only help students and athletes but in general the world around him. He also has popularized the #DTRT hashtag (Do The Right Thing). Valenti has used his mantra to motivate others, turning it into a brand with bracelets, shirts, events and social media flair. A Pittsford native who has coached boys soccer at Webster Schroeder, Sutherland and Batavia, he also has been part of the Empire United Club program for 12 years as a coach.

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November 10, 2018:

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GIRLS: Leah Wengender, Spencerport soccer. The senior midfielder who directs the Rangers' potent attack scored twice in the second half of a 3-0 win in the Far West Regionals over Amherst. It ran Spencerport's state-record unbeaten streak to an incredible 64 matches. Wengender, who has committed to the University of Buffalo, leads the team with 28 goals and 18 assists.

BOYS: Ray Leach, Batavia football. The senior running back rambled for 344 yards and 6 TDs in the Blue Devils' 49-14 romp over Wayne in the Section V Class B championship game. The All-Greater Rochester pick scored on runs of 56, 46, 4, 26, 1 and 82. His rushing total was 4th in Section V playoff history and his 36 points in the game tied the most.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK 

Brennan Briggs, Batavia football
The 7th-year coach was named Section V Class B Coach of the Year after guiding his alma mater to a 4th sectional title in 5 years. A middle school physical education teacher and Batavia graduate, Briggs has turned around a proud program by doing things, "the right way," Blue Devils athletic director Mike Bromley says about Briggs' methods of teaching and coaching. Briggs hails from a football-loving family. His father, ex-Gates Chili coach Jim Briggs, is a Section V Football Hall of Famer.

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November 04, 2018:

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GIRLS: Sarah (senior) and Jessica Bodewes (sophomore), Pittsford Mendon tennis. The sisters from the Section V Class BB team champion finished runner-up in the state tournament in doubles, dropping the title match 7-6, 3-6 and 6-4. It's the farthest a Section V doubles team has gone since 2004. They lost only 4 games in 4 matches in winning sectionals. Sarah finished with a 53-5 career singles mark, going 11-0 this fall. Jessica went 13-0. Neither lost a set to a Section V foe.

BOYS: Noah Malta, Hilton soccer. The senior scored both goals to lead the Cadets' rally from a goal down in a 2-1 victory over Rush-Henrietta in Tuesday's Section V Class AA championship match, avenging a loss in last year's title game. He tied it 7 minutes into the 2nd half, then produced the winner finishing a loose ball in front with about 26 minutes left.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK 

Gary Ward, Wheatland-Chili: You don't do something for 37 years if you don't love it and care about the kids you coach and help them grow. That's Gary Ward. At 74 years old, his Wildcats are experiencing more success than ever. They've won 4 straight Section V titles and are hoping to capture a third straight state title. They've won back-to-back in Class D and are in Class C this fall. Ward's teams have won 8 sectional and 3 state crowns, the first coming in 1991, and his 523 wins are the most in Section V history.

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October 27, 2018:

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GIRLS: Niyah Rosado, Wheatland-Chili soccer. The sophomore forward scored 2 goals in Friday's 4-0 win over York in the Class C3 title match, which delivered a 4th straight sectional title for the two-time defending state champions who have shut out 9 straight foes. Rosado also scored both goals in 2-0 semifinal win over Keshequa. She has 29 goals and 15 assists. 

BOYS: Ethan Scheuer, Rush-Henrietta soccer. The senior goalie has posted 3 straight shutouts in the Section V Class AA Tournament, leading the Royal Comets to their first appearance in the title match since 2008. Also a team captain, Scheuer has nine clean sheets this fall.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK

Justin Mann, Letchworth-Warsaw Football

The first-year coach has guided his team to the Section V Class C semifinals with a 7-1 record, but he is teaching much more than football. His squad's motto is "Earn the Right," three words to foster learning to work hard for what you get in sports and life. Nominated by a parent of a player, he is described as a "leader and role model," and someone who shows "remarkable" dedication to his players and program. No. 3 seed "Let-saw" plays No. 2 Penn Yan at 7 PM today at HF-L.

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October 23, 2018:

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GIRLS: Chloe DeLyser, Marion soccer. The junior forward committed to Ohio State scored 5 goals in Friday's 7-0 win over No. 9 Pembroke in the Class C2 quarterfinals. Her 1st goal was the 252nd of her career, breaking the state mark. Her subsequent goals gave her 75, which is two more than the state record. 

BOYS: Jayden Castrechini, East Rochester/Gananda football. The senior RB rushed for 274 yards and 6 TDs in Friday's Class C playoff opener, a 62-32 win over Waterloo. Last weekend, he ran for 233 yards in a 43-14 victory over Pal-Mac. He has 54 career rushing TDs and now 4,183 yards. The Bombers (7-1) face #5 Attica next in semis.

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week

VICTOR VAN VLIET, YORK GIRLS SOCCER

He has guided his Golden Knights to 2 state, 7 Section V and 11 Livingston County division championships in 23 seasons. But 24 is the number he takes more pride in. It's how many of his players have gone on to play in college. Van Vliet also was Section V Girls Soccer Coordinator for 15+ years, coached for Empire United, in ODP and is president of the Genesee Valley Bronze Bear Soccer Club (170+ kids). York (9-8) plays in Tuesday's Class C3 semis.

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October 16, 2018:

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Girls: Mikah McDonnell, Webster Thomas golf. The senior shot at 77 on Tuesday at Deerfield CC to capture her second straight Section V Girls Golf Championship, then gave a verbal commitment to play for William & Mary. McDonnell went undefeated this fall and will play in the state championships next June.

Boys: Will Rogers, Penn Yan football. The senior quarterback threw for 302 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 40 yards and one TD as the Mustangs blew out Midlakes to finish the regular season 6-1. His 2,395 yards this season and 30 TD passes rank second and fifth in Section V single-season history.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK

KEITH MOLINICH, PITTSFORD FOOTBALL

The 12th-year varsity head coached guided the Panthers back from an 0-2 hole this fall to a 5-2 regular-season recorded headed into the Section V Class AA playoffs as a No. 4 seed. The Panthers have won five Monroe County Division I titles under Molinich, but his calling card is using discipline, hard work and inspiration to turn boys in his program into young men, setting an example with his actions as well as words.

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October 08, 2018:

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GIRLS: Athena Baronos, Harley-Allendale Columbia golf. The senior was runner-up by one shot in the Private-Parochial/RCAC championship and sectional qualifier at soggy Shadow Lake, where she shot a 45. She also was named P-P/RCAC Co-Player of the Year. Last spring she was third at sectionals and for 45th at states. She'll compete in Tuesday's Section V Championship at Deerfield CC.

BOYS: Sam Lawler, Pittsford Mendon cross country. The junior, who is the younger brother of former Section V champion Nathan Lawler, earned the Charlie McMullen Award at the 54th annual McQuaid Invitational last week. He finished third in the boys seeded race for medium-sized schools. The race attracted more than 7,000 runners.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK

Marc Callari, Irondequoit girls volleyball

The 23rd-year coach and physical education teacher has led the Eagles to six Section V championships, 11 division titles and the 2008 Class AA state crown. A three-time All-Greater Rochester Coach of the Year, Callari's overall record is 368-104, including 10-3 overall and 7-1 this fall. The defending Section V Class A champs has won seven straight, but it's not the wins and losses that leave an imprint on the girls Callari coaches. It's the lessons he teaches - knowing right from wrong as well as your role and maybe most important, putting the team ahead of yourself at all times.

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October 03, 2018:

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GIRLS: Josie Libby, Pittsford Sutherland. The sophomore went 3-0 on the week to bump her record this season to 10-2 at first singles and 56-21 in her four-year varsity tennis career. An All-Greater Rochester pick last fall, she made it to the Round of 16 at states.

BOYS: Ali Hussian, Hilton soccer. The senior scored two goals and had two assists in a pair of wins last week. He had a goal and two assists in a 7-0 thrashing of Webster Thomas and netted the winner in double OT against rival Fairport, 1-0. The Cadets are 9-0-1.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
John Russ, Honeoye Falls-Lima football: The HF-L grad played 3 sports in high school and he coaches 3 now. His football Cougars are off to a 4-1 start following a comeback win at Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour, 20-19, using a hook-and-ladder play for the winning TD. An elementary physical education teacher at HF-L, Russ has a tremendous way of connecting with his students and athletes, often doing things quietly behind the scenes to help students in need. His ability has resulted in his football program seeing high participation when many in the sport are experiencing a decrease.

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September 23, 2018:

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GIRLS: Ally Devitt, Victor volleyball. The sophomore setter led the defending Section V Class AA champs to 3 sweeps this week, as Victor (8-0) handled defending Class A champion Irondequoit, Webster Schroeder and Penfield - last year's AA runner-up. Devitt had 29 assists vs. Irondequoit and 31 against Penfield.

BOYS: Ray Leach, Batavia football. The All-Greater Rochester running back rushed for 230 yards on 18 carries and scored 4 TDs as the Blue Devils (4-0) thumped Section IV's Windsor, 41-26, on Friday. The senior had 327 all-purpose yards. He now has 10 TDs in just 3 games.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
John Mahoney, Churchville-Chili:
The 9th-year coach has 78 career wins and has guided the Saints to 3 division titles. Named Monroe Co. Coach of the Year twice, Mahoney is a counselor in C-C's 9th grade academy. Each fall his teams participate in a "Blue September" event to raise money and awareness for men's health and prostate cancer research. "John is an outstanding role model for our student-athletes and prides himself on ensuring that his team has a first-class experience and learns lifelong lessons," C-C athletic director Mike Murray says. "He is a huge believer in teaching his student-athletes the value of giving back."

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September 20, 2018:

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GIRLS: Anya Lucey, Pittsford Mendon field hockey. The senior forward pumped in 6 goals with 2 assists in a pair of victories this week over rival Pittsford Sutherland and Irondequoit. The Vikings are off to a 4-1 start.

BOYS: Colby Egan, Churchville-Chili soccer. The senior has been a rock at defensive midfield and has 4 goals and 4 assists in the Saints' strong 4-1 start. A first-team All-Monroe County and second-team All-Greater Rochester pick last fall, he has 18 goals and 17 career assists.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Teri Metcalf, Fairport tennis: A science teacher at Martha Brown Middle School, between the boys and girls tennis programs she has coached more than 30 seasons and won multiple divisional and sectional titles for both teams. To coach Metcalf, the championships are not what it is important. The process and preparing her student athletes through the sport of tennis is the focus.

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September 15, 2018:

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GIRLS: Anya Lucey, Pittsford Mendon field hockey. The senior forward pumped in 6 goals with 2 assists in a pair of victories this week over rival Pittsford Sutherland and Irondequoit. The Vikings are off to a 4-1 start.
 

BOYS: Colby Egan, Churchville-Chili soccer. The senior has been a rock at defensive midfield and has 4 goals and 4 assists in the Saints' strong 4-1 start. A first-team All-Monroe County and second-team All-Greater Rochester pick last fall, he has 18 goals and 17 career assists.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Teri Metcalf, Fairport tennis:
A science teacher at Martha Brown Middle School, between the boys and girls tennis programs she has coached more than 30 seasons and won multiple divisional and sectional titles for both teams. To coach Metcalf, the championships are not what it is important. The process and preparing her student athletes through the sport of tennis is the focus.

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September 15, 2018:

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Girls: Anna Hewlett, Webster Schroeder socccer. The junior scored the OT winner in a 2-1 victory over Hilton and played solid in a 1-0 win over rival Fairport. The Univeristy of New Hampshire recruit and All-Greater Rochester pick has 3 goals and 2 assists.

Boys: Mark Passero, McQuaid football. The 5-foot-6, 150-pound running back ran 15 times for 155 yards and caught 7 passes for 121 yards and scored two TDs as the Knights rallied from a 17-0 hole to beat Canisius 42-37.

G&G Fitness Coach of the Week
Rob Cerone, Greece Athena:
The longtime football coach has developed hundreds of young men throughout a coaching career that extends more than three decades. The pinnacle was the 2016 Section V championship season when the Trojans reached the state title game.

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June 14, 2018:

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BOYS: Maxx Countryman, Avon baseball. The senior right-hander pitched a two-hit shutout with 8 strikeouts and also scored the winning run on Aaron Ghent's double in Friday's 1-0 win over Lansing in the Class C state semifinals. He's 10-1 on the mound this spring. Named MVP of the Class C1 tournament, Countryman also tossed a 3-hitter with 9 strikeouts in last Saturday's 3-0 regional win. The Braves, shortly after our show wrapped up, went on to win their first state title!

GIRLS: Haley Riorden, Rush-Henrietta track. The junior came out of nowhere, almost literally, to win Friday's 800 meters at the state championships in Cicero. After posting only the 20th fastest qualifying time, Riorden roared past everyone in sight to win the title in 2 minutes, 9.86 seconds in her first state championship appearance.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK

DALE WERTH, CANANDAIGUA BASEBALL

Werth guided the Braves to a 20-5 season and their first trip ever to the state tournament, ending what the team called its "Frontier Field Curse," after winning two straight Section V titles and failing to advance. Canandaigua saw their shutout streak end at three on Friday, losing 3-1 to Queensbury in the Class A semifinals.

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June 02, 2018:

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BOYS: Ryan Fishback, Geneva tennis. The sophomore took the next step in his career this spring. After finishing in fourth last year in the state singles championships, the All-Greater Rochester pick reached the title match but lost in straight sets on Saturday. He is one of the top ranked USTA players at this age level in the country.

GIRLS: Kaitlyn Boncyzk, Wayne. The senior track and field standout captured all three jumping competitions at Friday's Section V state tournament qualifying meet. She won the Division II triple jump at 38 feet, long jump at 18 feet, 1¾ and the high jump at 5 feet, 2 inches.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK

MARC VITTICORE, FAIRPORT

The physical education teacher and new varsity football coach is also working with others to develop a leadership workshop first with student-athletes and then hopefully for the general student body. He also has worked as a basketball coach with the Unified team, which pairs children with cognitive, intellectual or other disabilities on the same squad with students of no such limitations. Vitticore coached Red Jacket to 2 Sec. V Class D football titles from 2012-15.

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May 22, 2018:

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GIRLS: Leah Daly, Brockport lacrosse. The senior who will play in college at Loyola of Maryland converted on a school-record 9 goals and added 2 assists in an 16-15 win over Churchville-Chili. She also had 3 goals in a 16-6 win over Gates Chili. She has a team-high 52 goals.

BOYS: James Sciortino, Greece Athena baseball. The senior P/SS headed to SUNY Cortland picked up 2 wins on the mound, scattering 10 hits over 12 innings without allowing an earned run. He struck out 6 and walked 2. At the plate, he went 4-for-7 with a single, double, triple and HR. He drove in 4 runs and scored 4. He also walked 3 times, too, and stole 3 bases.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
MARK MOON, SPENCERPORT GOLF 

A social studies teacher and former Kodak employee who has been a Rangers coach for 10-plus seasons, Moon helped start the school's girls golf program 3 years ago. This spring his boys team went 12-2 and won the Monroe County Division 4 title with an 8-0 record. Moon was voted the Division 4 Coach of the Year. He, like many Spencerport coaches, has his team do an annual community service project. The Rangers volunteered at the Pat Chapman Day of Caring event and helped clean up the area in April. Says Spencerport athletic director John Pelin: "Mark is really able to connect with the kids and helps them play to their strengths on and off the course."

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May 12, 2018:

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GIRLS: Abby Suhr, Webster Thomas softball. The junior catcher belted a pair of home runs in Friday's 8-0 win over Arcadia and had another two-HR game Wednesday in a 17-8 victory over Spencerport. One of those was a grand slam. For the week, she was 9-for-12 with four homers and 12 RBI. Her 10 career HRs ties her with Meaghan Dunham for the school record

BOYS: Frankie Santiago, Franklin baseball. The senior infielder has gone a perfect 25-for-25 on stolen bases this spring and in the process has broken what is believed to be a Section V record with 120 career thefts. The record listed on the state site is 135.


G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Dan Deckman, Harley-Allendale Columbia track
The fourth-year cross country and track coach at Harley-Allendale Columbia has energized the Wolves' track program by getting kids engaged. H-AC has 80 boys and girls on this year's team. That's double compared to before he was coach and about third of H-AC's enrollment! The girls team this spring also won the Finger Lakes West championship. A former McQuaid runner under legendary coach Bob Bradley, the 40-year-old Deckman ran at Fordham University and lived in New York City for 11 years before coming home. He has worked in the financial and non-profit fields. Right now, his passion is his family at home and at H-AC.

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May 06, 2018:

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GIRLS: Victoria Catalano, Fairport softball. The All-Greater Rochester 2B headed to LeMoyne College went 7-for-11 at the plate with 3 home runs and 3 doubles. She scored 10 runs and drove in 13 as the Red Raiders (14-1) won four times headed into Monday's "Throwdown" with Victor, the two-time defending Section V champion that handed Fairport its only loss.

BOYS: Jack Billitier, McQuaid lacrosse. The senior attack and all-league pick had 6 goals in a loss to St. Joe's and 7 goals and 2 assists in a win over Livonia-Avon. He also had a goal in a tough, 5-4 win over Penn Yan. Billitier has a team-leading 38 goals this spring and was recently named the U.S. Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week for the Knights (8-2).

BOYS: Andrew Weltman, East Rochester tennis. The freshman, whose main sport is soccer, made the jump from modified to varsity look easy. He was unbeaten at third singles this spring for the "Baby Bombers" (ER has a young team). He also has won the deciding match twice against rival Marion, rallying from a set down two weeks ago to win in a third-set tiebreak.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Dan Hoyt, HF-L baseball

The 7th-year varsity coach, who formerly coached football, has been developing boys into young men for more than 20 years at Honeoye Falls-Lima. A high school physical education teacher, Hoyt creates lifelong connections with players and often hears from them long after graduation as they move on into adulthood. "He's just so caring and that's important because in baseball you fail seven out of 10 times at the plate," athletic director Brian Donohue says. "The way Dan handles mistakes is phenomenal. Our kids aren't stressed. They play with poise because of that."

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April 28, 2018:

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GIRLS: Andrea Coyle, Caledonia-Mumford softball. The senior hit a three-run homer in Friday's 6-2 win over Geneseo, a fifth straight win for the Red Raiders (8-1). On Wednesday, she went 5-for-6 with 6 RBI in a win over Pavilion. That came after a walk-off double in a 5-4 win over LeRoy. Coyle went 3-for-4 with an HR.

BOYS: Noah Campanelli, McQuaid baseball. The junior SS for the 2017 Section V Class AA champs went 4-for-7 this week with a triple, HR and 3 stolen bases while driving in four runs. For the season, the Knights are 9-2 and he's hitting .517 with two doubles, two HRs, 13 RBI and hasn't been caught stealing in seven attempts.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK 

JEFF MURPHY, Hilton baseball
On Friday and for the 10th straight year Murphy and the Cadets hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Game. It's a fund-raiser for research that has generated approximately $15,000. Murphy, who is in his 14th year as coach, started the game in honor of his mother, Michele Murphy, who died in 1988 of breast cancer. Jeff was just 12. Hilton won Friday's game, too, 9-8 over Spencerport, holding on after building a 9-1 lead after two innings. Relief pitcher David Stirpe picked up the win, getting the final five outs. Murphy was a standout athlete at Greece Athena and then in college at Finger Lakes CC and Cortland.

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April 21, 2018:

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GIRLS: Cameryn Dera, Fairport lacrosse. The senior attack scored 6 goals in Friday's 14-9 win over Irondequoit that bumped the Red Raiders' record to 5-1. She also had 4 goals in Wednesday's 17-0 win over Gates Chili and leads Fairport with 25 goals.

BOYS: Brett Cunningham, Gananda lacrosse. The senior attack had five goals in a 9-8 victory over Geneva on Tuesday and four goals and an assist in an 11-10 win over Palmyra-Macedon. The Panthers are 6-0 and Cunningham leads the team with 27 goals and 13 assists.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK 

*LEANNE BOYATZIES, Wayne lacrosse

Why the asterisk? Well, Leanne isn't a coach. She's a parent whose daughter, Mareesa, was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 at the same time her cousin, Katie Foster, was battling the disease. So Leanne started a fund-raiser and Saturday, April 21 was the 6th ANNUAL CRADLE 4A CURE lacrosse games between Palmyra-Macedon and Wayne at Wayne Central. JV games are at 11 AM and 1 PM and the varsity girls are at 3 PM and varsity boys at 5 PM. Families from both schools have been touched by cancer over the years, including the Spencer family from Pal-Mac. Proceeds benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times. Thanks to all the organizers and players and coaches for the hard work on this great event.

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April 13, 2018:

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GIRLS: Emma Arnold, Palmyra-Macedon lacrosse. The junior midfielder had 4 goals and 4 assists in a 17-1 romp over Geneva and 7 goals and 1 assist in an 18-5 win over rival Penn Yan, as the defending Sec. V Class D champs improved to 2-1.

BOYS: Andrew Mapstone, Honeoye Falls-Lima. The junior attack had 3 goals and 3 assists in a 15-6 win over Brockport and 2 goals and 2 assists in an 11-6 win over Spencerport. The Cougars improved to 4-0.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Penny Cole & Heather Kelley, Holley Ch
eerleading
For the second straight year, the mother/daughter coaching tandem and their cheerleaders, who numbered 23 between varsity and JV, made a huge donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. Their benefit basketball game between Holley faculty/staff against Orleans County law enforcement raised $4,525. That included donations for 81 baskets filled with goodies, including gift certificates, candy, movie passes, etc. The same group raised 2,050 in 2017. "It's a great charity. Both Heather and I agree it's important to teach your kids to be good people and to give back when you can," Cole said.

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April 07, 2018:

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GIRLS: Clare Aroune, Fairport softball. The pitcher/third baseman was instrumental in the Red Raiders' 3-0 start this week in Orlando. The senior co-captain tossed a no-hitter with in a 16-0 win on Thursday over Jackson County, Kentucky and hit a walk-off, solo home run in Wednesday's 3-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 victory over Independence, Ohio. For the week, she struck out 19 batters and allowed just four hits in 11 innings pitched. At the plate she had 5 hits in 9 at-bats, one homer and 4 RBI.

BOYS: Gage Ziehl, Penfield baseball. The freshman P/3B made a huge impact as the Patriots went 3-1 on their spring trip to Myrtle Beach. Ziehl went 7-for-13 at the plate with a double and home run. He also reached base twice by walk and once on a hit by pitch. He drove in two runs and scored six. On the mound, the right-hander tossed 4 2/3 scoreless inning and struck out five. He hit the game-winning solo HR in the 8th on Friday's 4-1 win over Powdersville, S.C.

G&G FITNESS  COACH OF THE WEEK

WERNER KLEEMANN, RUSH-HENRIETTA FOOTBALL
A former coach, teacher, athletic director and principal for more than 30 years, he left a legacy at Rush-Henrietta that will never be forgotten. Mr. Kleemann died on Wednesday at the age of 76. From 1972-1985 his R-H Sperry football teams went 95-25-4 and won six Monroe County titles and were undefeated twice. That included a 21-game win streak. His 1976 squad was ranked No. 1 and won the mythical New York state championship. From the lunch room to the class room and athletic fields, Kleemann impacted hundreds of young people in a positive way, inspiring them and teaching them all while becoming a Section V Football Hall-of-Fame coach. His example is one to be admired, remembered and emulated.

March 31, 2018:

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BOYS: Brett Olney, Irondequoit lacrosse. The junior goalie made 17 saves as the Eagles knocked off defending Section V champion Pittsford, 11-8, on Thursday. Jack Brennan and Quinn Simonson had 3 goals each.

GIRLS: Mary Soures, Webster Thomas lacrosse. The senior had five goals and two assists in a 12-10 season-opening win over Pal-Mac can followed that up with eight goals in a 9-7 win over Hilton. She plans to play for Siena in College. Soures also was the 2017 All-Greater Rochester Field Hockey Player of the Year.

G&G FITNESS COACHES OF THE WEEK
Sean Banks and James Tillotson, East United boys lacrosse

Starting a program from the ground up isn't easy. Sometimes it takes two coaches and dedication from young athletes. That's what is happening with East United. The Eagles are the first varsity lacrosse team in the Rochester City School District since the late 1970s. It all started with a modified program in 2014 and East is rising. Between the varsity, junior varsity and modified programs at East, more than 70 boys are playing lacrosse. No matter what the scoreboard says, that's a "win." Congrats Sean and James!

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March 24, 2018:

G&G FITNESS  COACH OF THE WEEK

Jerry Anderson, Mynderse Academy girls basketball

The greatest coaches are able to encourage players to think beyond themselves and create a sense of family. Jerry Anderson does that. A former state champ as a high school basketball player, he returned to his alma mater 9 years ago to coach the Mynderse girls first as JV coach and then varsity. In five years his teams have won 2 sectional titles and through his quiet leadership, unwavering work ethic, incredible knowledge of the game and ability to manage a successful varsity program, Jerry continues to make a difference in the lives of his athletes. He spends practices challenging them to be stronger and more technically solid, but also to lean on each other as family. He constantly reminds them that every role on the team is important and that games are only as good as your practices. Athletes who go on to play in in college often credit Jerry with being the one who made a difference in their lives. He takes girls who don't really like hoops and turns them into true basketball players who love the game and work to be better. His encouragement and challenge to young women is to be strong and work hard. Jerry also oversees the development of the youth program at Mynderse, coaches an AAU team for younger modified girls and another for the varsity boys. Nominated by Kim Doell.

March 19, 2018:

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BOYS: Mitch Rydzinski, Victor hockey. The senior forward set up the tying and go-ahead goals as the Blue Devils rallied from 1-0 hole to come back and crush Niagara-Wheatfield and win their first state championship in Division I. Victor's all-time leading scorer, Rydzinski had 15 goals and 12 assists on the season.

GIRLS: Lanae-Tava Thomas, Rush-Henrietta track. The senior star and All-Greater Rochester track Athlete of the Year posted a distance of 20 feet, 7¼ inches and a second-place finish in the long jump at the New Balance Nationals Indoor track and field meet in New York City.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Jose Barocio, Rochester Prep boys basketball

In his first year as varsity coach, the Tigers went 6-15. We know that doesn't sound like a great season, right? But there's more to the story about this charter school. Rochester Prep went 0-20 last season. 0-20! So 6 wins is a significant improvement. And the Tigers played all of their games on the road (its gym is being renovated). Beyond that, 4 of its losses were by 5 points or fewer! The Tigers don't have a JV program, either. "Jose has our kids buying in," wrote the person who nominated him, Cory Lamberton. "Even with all of our setbacks Jose continues to teach our kids and build our program from the ground up."

March 11, 2018:

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BOYS:
Jaden Hartsfield, Greece Odyssey basketball. The 6-foot-1 sophomore scored 18 points in a 62-50 win over No. 3 Livonia to lead the Leopards to the Section V Class B championship, the school's first ever. He also made some clutch free throws in Odyssey's 62-57 upset of No. 1 Mynderse in the semifinals.

GIRLS: Alaina Forbes, Midlakes basketball. The junior guard pumped in 34 points in a 70-40 win over Bath in the Section V Class B championship game, delivering the Screaming Eagles' first sectional title since 1975 - a span of 43 years! Forbes averages 25.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.4 assists for unbeaten Midlakes, which is 24-0.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Tim Jackson, Clyde-Savannah

The boys basketball coach guided the Golden Eagles to the Section V Class D1 title, the third in his seven seasons, and at 21-4 they've earned a spot in the Class D state quarterfinals on Saturday at Buffalo State. Jackson's children were former hoop stars at Rush-Henrietta several years ago and he has done a terrific job at Clyde molding talented boys into young men. A former trooper, Jackson is unafraid to use tough love, when necessary, to show his guys right way to do something.

March 03, 2018:

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BOYS: Max Hopfinger, Pittsford skiing. The senior posted second-place performances
in the slalom and giant slalom to win the state combined alpine skiing title Tuesday at
Bristol Mountain and help Pittsford win its first state team championship.

GIRLS: Katie Carrier, Victor skiing. She finished with a combined time of 2:03.02 to win
the state title in giant slalom and combined championship at Bristol Mountain. The
Section V GS champion led the field after her first run (1:01.19) and finished in third (1:01.83)
on her second run. Her combined time bested Logan Fredrickson of Ellicottville by 0.12 second.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK 

Kevan Sheppard, Bishop Kearney

The ninth-year girls basketball coach has once again guided the young Kings to a championship game appearance. That's eight straight seasons and Kearney is 4-3 in those. They won four straight sectional titles from 2012 to 2015, including the 2013 state crown in Class C, but with Sheppard it's a lot more than what happens on the court. Four of his former players have received Division I basketball scholarships and he is giving more girls every year from the city a chance to do the same. Congrats to the former East High player! The third-seeded Kings (17-4) play rival Mercy (18-5) at 7:45 p.m. Sat at R-H for the Class AA title.

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February 25, 2018:

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BOYS: Justice Smith, Lyons basketball. The 6-foot-4 junior swingman had 35 points and 11 rebounds in a 73-61 first-round win over Rochester Prep and then pumped in 41 points in Friday's 85-59 victory by the third-seeded Lions over No. 11 Warsaw. Lyons (19-3) plays No. 7 Cuba-Rushford (13-8) in Monday's Class C2 semifinals.

GIRLS: Taryn Wilson, Honeoye Falls-Lima basketball. The All-Greater Rochester senior guard scored 43 points and hit seven 3-pointers in a 95-45 win over East by the second-seeded Cougars (14-7) in Friday's Class A2 quarterfinals. Defending champion HF-L will play No. 6 Batavia in Tuesday's semifinals. Wilson is averaging 19.7.

G&G FITNESS COACH OF THE WEEK
Nate Miller, Penfield hockey

The 12th-year coach guided the Patriots to back-to-back Section V Division I hockey league titles - the only in school history - and has created a winning culture for the program. Third-seeded Penfield avenged a quarterfinal shootout loss last year to McQuaid by topping the second-seeded Knights, 7-4, in Thursday's semifinals. At 16-4-2, the Patriots take on top-seeded Victor (18-0-4) in Monday's Section V Class A championship at 8 p.m. at the Polisseni Center. Penfield has never won a sectional title! Off the ice, Miller is a guidance counselor. The first 100 Penfield students to show up and show their ID get in free, courtesy of the Penfield Hockey Booster Club.

February 17, 2018:

G&G FITNESS  COACH OF THE WEEK
Terry Nowden, Gates Chili boys basketball: 
A former Spartans player himself, Nowden moved up from spending five years as JV coach to lead Gates Chili to its best season in seven years. A program with talented players that won no more than 7 games in any of the past five seasons and combined to win just 13 in the past two has gone 14-6 and earned the No. 3 seed in the Section V Tournament. Named the Class AA Coach of the Year on Friday, Nowden did that by changing the culture at Gates, talking the talk and walking the walk. He led by example and has gotten players to buy into a team-first mentality instead of thinking me-first.


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BOYS: Sam Roche, Pittsford swimming.
The senior broke a 36-year-old school record in winning the 100-yard freestyle and also won the 100 backstroke to help lead the Panthers to a 16th straight Section V Championship on Friday night. Both times were good enough for All-American consideration. Roche also swam on the winning 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams. He was named the Class A Swimmer of the Meet and the Monroe County Swimmer of the Year.

GIRLS: Kayla Jackson, Aquinas girls basketball. The senior forward scored 18 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a 72-41 win over Penn Yan and had 29 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks in a loss to Sacred Heart. She's averaging 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Little Irish, who are 14-6 and the top seed in the Section V Class A2 tournament.

February 14, 2018:

G&G FITNESS  COACH OF THE WEEK

Jeff Lovier, McQuaid hockey. The first-year head coach for the Knights had big skates to fill in taking over for Al Vyverberg, the all-time winningest coach in Section V hockey history. Lovier has done it well, guiding McQuaid through a challenging independent schedule Friday's 6-2 thumping of Pittsford gave the Knights a record of 14-3-1. A semifinalist a year ago as a No. 8 seed, has secured at top three seed this year.

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BOYS: Brandon Clark, Churchville-Chili hockey. The junior forward scored the winning goal in Friday's big 4-3 OT win over Canandaigua and had three assists in Tuesday's 9-0 rout of Spencerport. The Saints will take a 12-7 record into the Section V Tournament.

GIRLS: Alex Button, Wayland-Cohocton. The senior guard scored 35 points in Friday's 52-31 win over Avon, as the Eagles improved to 16-2. She's averaging 21.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2-7 assists.

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Girls: Baylee Teal, Penfield girls basketball. The sophomore point guard scored 16 points in 68-33 win at Hilton. She also had a team-high 21 points in a 61-58 loss to Cardinal O'Hara. The Patriots, ranked third in the D&C coaches poll, are 15-2 headed into Monday night's showdown at No. 1 Mercy, which is 10-4 and also coming off a loss to Cardinal O'Hara.

Boys: Tyler Cowie, Perry basketball. The reigning Livingston Co. Player of the Year, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound forward, has 12 double-doubles in 15 games. He scored 38 points on Friday and had 11 rebounds and 4 assists in an 82-37 win over Pavilion. He also had 27 points in a 76-60 rout of Geneseo earlier in the week for the Yellowjackets, who are 15-2.

January 28, 2018:

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BOYS: Brennan Lee, Penfield hockey. The senior goaltender had a huge week, stopping 72 of 76 shots he faced as the Patriots extended their unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2) with a 3-1 win over Webster Schroeder, a 2-1 win over defending Section V Class A champion Pittsford and 2-2 tie with Webster Thomas.

GIRLS: Braelin Scott, Bloomfield basketball. The senior forward scored her 1,000th career point in Thursday's 59-46 win over Marcus Whitman when she posted her 12th double-double this season with 25 points and 18 rebounds. She also had 12 points and 11 boards in a loss to South Seneca, the first this season for the Bombers (12-1), and had 14 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists in a 47-27 win over Finger Lakes West rival, Honeoye.

January 21, 2018:

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Girls: Chelsea Henry, Greece Athena basketball. The senior guard had 33 points and five rebounds in a win over Eastridge and had 26 points and 11 assists in a 46-45 win Friday over Brockport in the Coach Chow Tournament in Spencerport that improved the Trojans to 5-7. They've won three in a row.

Boys: Alex Burley, Canandaigua hockey. The senior forward scored four goals in a 6-5 win over Batavia Notre Dame and added 2 goals and an assist in 4-3 loss to Churchville-Chili. The Bravevs are 8-3-1 overall, 4-1-1 in Monroe County Division III. He has 10 goals, 7 assists.

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Girls: Allure Simmons, Bishop Kearney basketball.
The senior guard posted her third triple-double this winter and eighth of her career in an 83-43 win over Aquinas. Simmons had 16 points, 14 steals and 11 assists. She also had 17 points, 11 assists and 6 steals in last Saturday's win over Sacred Heart for the Kings, who are 10-2 and ranked first in the D&C poll. She is the only non-New York City area player from the state nominated for the McDonald's All-American game.


Boys: Ben Campbell, Webster Thomas hockey. The forward had a goal in a 3-0 win over Churchville-Chili and a goal and assist in a 4-2 win over Irondequoit. The Titans are 8-3-1 overall and 5-1-1 in Section V Division III.

January 08, 2018:

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Girls: Elle Pestorius, Pittsford Sutherland basketball. The senior scored 26 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked 4 shots in a 52-51 win over Brockport on Thursday, a third straight win to bump the Knights' record over .500 at 5-4.

Boys: Rondell Watson, Leadership basketball. The senior guard scored a school-record 52 points for Leadership Academy in a 109-92 win over Wilson on Wednesday, a total that is believed to rank 16th in Section V history. He's the third player in Section V this winter to crack 50 points. Bloomfield's Patrick Geitner hit for 50 and Lima Christian's Jayson Faynor pumped in 53 in December.

December 31, 2017:

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Girls: Sarah VanAken, Red Jacket basketball. The junior forward had 17 points in a 49-42 win over York that gave the Indians the title at the Caledonia-Mumford Holiday Tournament. She was named MVP of the tourney after also scoring 5 points in a first-round win over Cal-Mum. The Indians are 8-1.

Boys: Isaiah Preston, Penfield basketball. The senior guard scored 28 points and had 11 assists in a win over Wilson then pumped in 14 with 10 assists in the championship game of the Penfield Tournament. That included a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Patriots (5-4), who were down by two points, a 56-55 win. He's averaging 24 points and 6 assists.

December 31, 2017:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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Girls: Sarah VanAken, Red Jacket basketball. The junior forward had 17 points in a 49-42 win over York that gave the Indians the title at the Caledonia-Mumford Holiday Tournament. She was named MVP of the tourney after also scoring 5 points in a first-round win over Cal-Mum. The Indians are 8-1.

Boys: Isaiah Preston, Penfield basketball. The senior guard scored 28 points and had 11 assists in a win over Wilson then pumped in 14 with 10 assists in the championship game of the Penfield Tournament. That included a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Patriots (5-4), who were down by two points, a 56-55 win. He's averaging 24 points and 6 assists.

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BOYS: Keith Slack, Gates Chili. The 5-foot-9 junior guard scored 33 points in Thursday's one-point loss to Rush-Henrietta and pumped in 30 in Tuesday's loss to Webster Thomas. He's averaging 27.8 points for the 3-3 Spartans, who've lost three straight to Fairport, Thomas and R-H - teams ranked No. 1, 8 and 3 in the D&C poll.

GIRLS: Jasmine Watts, Rush-Henrietta. The 6-foot-2 senior forward had 10 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks in a 35-32 win over Irondequoit and 15 points, 8 boards and 3 blocks in a 49-37 win over Gates Chili. She's averaging 13 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocks.
 

December 16, 2017:

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Girls: Elena Carr, Hilton bowling. The freshman rolled her first 300 game on Monday in a win over Penfield but more significantly set a national high school record for girls with an 831 series. That eclipsed a 10-year-old mark by five pins.


Boys: Patrick Geitner, Bloomfield basketball. The senior guard scored a school-record 50 points in the Bombers 101-99 double overtime win against Honeoye on Tuesday. He was 20-for-35 from the field and 8-for-11 from the line. He's believed to be at least the 27th player in Section V history to reach the 50-point plateau.

December 09, 2017:

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Girls: Alyssa Juergens, Hilton basketball. The senior guard had 23 points in Friday's 49-33 win at Fairport & 13 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks in a 51-30 rout of Honeoye Falls-Lima in the Cadets' season opener.

Boys: Christian Jones, Greece Athena basketball. The senior guard, a transfer from Tennessee, scored 39 points in Friday's 86-52 win over Brighton. He also had 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals in a 77-73 win over UPrep on Wednesday.

December 02, 2017:

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Girls: Makaila Wilson, Penfield senior. The All-Greater Rochester forward had 22 points, 14 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists for the Patriots in a 59-42 win over Buffalo Sacred Heart. That included her 1,000th career point on a layup.

Boys: Jiahmere Mitchell, NE Douglass junior. The guard scored 39 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and had five rebounds in an 80-69 win over Vertus in the season opener for NE Douglass, which trailed by 10 points at halftime.

November 20, 2017:

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Girls: Leah Wengender, Spencerport soccer. The junior forward scored both goals to rescue the Rangers, who rallied from behind twice to earn a tie in the Class A championship match, 2-2, with Pearl River. She finished with a school-record 35 goals as the unbeaten Rangers became only the second area team to repeat as a girls soccer champion.

Boys: Dominic Duncan, McQuaid soccer. The senior forward and top-scorer for the Knights scored two goals, including the all-important first goal of the match, to spark the Knights to a 6-0 rout of Half Hollow Hills West in the Class AA title match. For the Knights, they finished 22-0, ranked third in the country and they won Section V's first Class AA state crown since 2004. Duncan finished with 18 goals, a team best, and 8 assists.

November 13, 2017:

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GIRLS: Ava Vescovi, LeRoy volleyball. The senior right-side hitter and a team captain was a pivotal player in the Oatkan Knights' run to a third straight Section V title and 23-0 start before Friday's Class C regional loss. In four matches over the past week, she had 30 service points, 9 aces, 10 assists, 44 digs and 33 kills. Coach Kelly Tyler calls her a "smart, aggressive, all-around player" who really turned it on in the postseason.

BOYS: Eric Jackson, Spencerport volleyball. The junior outside hitter had 14 kills and was named MVP of the Section V Class B tournament as the Rangers (18-4) repeated as champion with a four-set win over Brighton. Spencerport (18-4) plays in Saturday's 1 p.m. regionals at Schroeder vs. Eden.

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Girls: Julia Andreach, Mercy tennis. She became the first girl in Section V history to win a state title, winning the singles crown on Monday outside Albany in straight sets to avenge a three-set loss in last year's final. Just a sophomore, she is already a two-time All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year.

Boys: John Mozrall, Pittsford Sutherland soccer. The senior forward scored a goal in Tuesday's Section V Class B state tournament qualifying win over Brockport, then netted a pair in Friday's 3-1 state quarterfinal win over unbeaten East Aurora that advanced the Knights to the state semifinals for the first time since 1999.

October 28, 2017:

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Girls: Alana Piano, Aquinas. The senior soccer player scored a goal in Friday's 2-0 win over Livonia for the Section V Class B title. She also had two goals in Tuesday's 4-0 semifinal win over Palmyra-Macedon and two assists in a 4-2 quarterfinal win over Mynderse. She leads the Little Irish (15-5) with 28 goals and 10 assists and this season set the school scoring mark with 68 career goals.

Boys: Freddy June, Jr., Irondequoit. The do-it-all junior quarterback accounted for four TDs with his legs and arm, racking up 472 all-purpose yards in Friday's Section V Class A football semifinal win, 40-34, over Canandaigua. June had 228 yards on 24 carries and also passed for 244 after completing 13 of his 21 throws. The top-seeded Eagles (9-0) play No. 2 Wilson (8-1) in next week's title game.
 

October 28, 2017:

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Girls: Katrina Yencer, Avon. The senior forward for the seventh-seeded Braves had 2 goals in a 3-1 win over No. 10 Red Creek and 3 goals and 1 assist in a 4-2 upset of No. 2 Byron-Bergen in Friday's Section V Class C1 quarterfinals. She has 32 goals and 13 assists for Avon, which is 12-5-1. Next up, No. 3 Addison (14-3-1) on Monday in the semifinals.


Boys: Desi Floyd, Wilson. The junior running back and defensive end had nine tackles, including three QB sacks in a 33-22 win over No. 7 Eastridge in the Section V Class A football quarterfinals. The 6-foot, 195-pound junior also recovered a fumble and returned it 5 yards for a TD.
 

October 16, 2017:

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Girls: Erin Coykendall, Spencerport soccer. The junior forward had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over Webster Schroeder and a goal in a 2-1 win over Victor that pushed the defending Class A state champions' unbeaten streak to 39 matches (36-0-3), as they head to the postseason. Coykendall has 22 goals and a team-high 12 assists.

Boys: Jayden Castrechini, East Rochester/Gananda football. The junior running back rambled for 322 yards and two touchdowns on offense in a 34-14 win over Penn Yan that moved the Bombers to 6-1 and clinched the top seed in the Class C playoffs. He also had an interception in the first quarter and third. 

October 08, 2017:

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GIRLS: Sara Tomei, Webster Thomas. The junior midfielder scored both goals, including the game-winner with about 2 minutes left, in a 2-1 win on Thursday over Greece Arcadia. She has a team-leading 12 goals for the Titans, who are 6-8. Tomei has scored in all six of the team's wins.


BOYS: Zach von Kramer, Pembroke.
The senior running back racked up 322 yards on 42 carries and had 3 TDs in a 35-20 win over Attica. Pembroke improved to 5-1 with its first win over Attica since 2008.
 

September 30, 2017:

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Girls: JoJo Leonardo, Victor. The senior defender has moved up to midfield to plug holes due to injury in the lineup and her leadership and play has helped the Blue Devils (9-2-1) become one of the favorites again in the Section V Class AA tourney. They've won two straight.


Boys: Tyler Lewandowski, Greece Arcadia. The soccer forward had a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 6-0 win over Aquinas and three goals in Thursday's 4-2 win over Webster Schroeder, leading the Titans (7-3-2) to a fourth straight win. The junior leads his team with 12 goals and six assists.
 

September 24, 2017:

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GIRLS: Chloe DeLyser, Marion. The sophomore forward scored four goals in a 4-1 win over Gananda to pass Abby Wambach (142) and move into a tie for fifth with former Honeoye star Jamie Koehnlein with 144 goals on Section V's all-time scoring list. she has 31 goals and 18 assists in a 10-0 start for the Black Knights.

 BOYS: Jarrett LeGault, Red Jacket. The sophomore scored five TDs in a win over Mynderse on scoring catches of 28, 55 and 60 yards. He also sclored on an 81-yard kickoff return and ran 60 yards for a TD. 

 

September 17, 2017:

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GIRLS: Rachel Simmons, Canandaigua -  the senior volleyball hitter had 31 kills, 13 digs and 8 aces in a win over Brockport and loss to Sutherland. The Braves, who are 3-3 overall, 3-0 in the league, face Mendon (4-1, 2-0) in battle for first place in Monroe County Division III at 6 p.m. Monday in Pittsford. 

BOYS: Felipe Hanuch, Brighton - the senior midfielder had 3 goals and 2 assists in three soccer wins, converting on a 35-yard rocket in a 3-1 win over HF-L, adding an assist in a 2-0 win over Sutherland and posting 2 goals and 1 assist in a 3-0 win over Pittsford Mendon. The Barons are 6-1, won five straight.

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September 09, 2017:

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GIRLS: Fairport soccer's Claire Myers had two goals, including the tying and winning goal in the second half, in a 3-2 comeback win over defending Section V champion Victor and also netted the winner on Friday in a 2-1 victory vs. Penfield, as the Red Raiders avenged last year's Section V Tournament semifinal loss. The senior forward has has 11 goals and 3 assists for the Red Raiders (6-0).

BOYS: Hilton football's Max Chamberlain rambled for a school-record six touchdowns and 346 yards rushing, just three shy of the school record, in a 48-30 season-opening win over Section IV's Horseheads at the Carrier Dome. Chamberlain, a first-time starter, hit paydirt on runs of 5, 57, 9, 23, 60 and 72.

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June 04, 2017:

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BOYS: Erik Johnson, McQuaid. The junior left-hander pitched a complete-game, three-hitter with eight strikeouts and two walks to help the Knights rally for a 3-2 win in eight innings over Rush-Henrietta for the Section V Class AA baseball title. 

GIRLS: Sophia Leva, Palmyra-Macedon. The senior goalie made six saves, continuing her stellar season, to help the Red Raiders beat Penn Yan, 16-5, for their first Section V Class D lacrosse championship.  

June 01, 2017:

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BOYS: Da'Kari Brown, Eastridge. The senior won the Monroe County Championship in the 100 meters, finishing in 10.75 seconds, the second best reported time in Section V this spring.

GIRLS: Megan Motkowski, Penfield. The senior lacrosse attack led the Patriots to an 12-5 regular season record by scoring 47 goals with 9 assists, 27 draw controls and 25 ground balls.

May 25, 2017:

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BOYS: T.J. Hendricks, Fairport lacrosse. The senior who has led the Red Raiders in scoring the past three years became the 11th player in school history to eclipse the 100-goal mark. He has 36 goals and 16 assists on the season and 105 goals and 44 assists in his career.

GIRLS: Travasia Singletary, Aquinas track. The junior broke the school's long jump record three times in the same week to land second on the Section V leaderboard. Her leap of 18 feet, 3 inches during the Private-Parochial League championships also was the fifth-best this spring in the state. 

May 15, 2017:

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BOYS: Mason Fooks, Victor unified basketball. The sophomore continued his solid play for the Blue Devils. 

GIRLS: Leah Daly, Brockport lacrosse. The junior midfielder scored 13 goals in four games and became the Blue Devils' career leader in goals. 

May 06, 2017:

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BOYS: John Speicher. The Webster Schroeder senior and reigning Section V Class A tennis champion swept his matches on the week to stay unbeaten this spring. The Dartmouth-bound athlete also earned a leadership award, one of the 30 given out nationally, from the U.S. Tennis Association.

GIRLS: Hannah Catallo-Stooks. The Pittsford Sutherland junior shortstop, an All-Greater Rochester pick last spring, hit for the cyle in one game, belted a grand slam in another and clocked two home runs in a 13-12 comeback win vs. rival Brighton on Wednesday. 

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April 16, 2017:

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BOYS: Tanner Cooper, Canandaigua baseball. The senior pitcher/shortstop struck out six batters in six innings in a 12-2 win over Pittsford Mendon. He also belted a two-out, two-run home run in the return game, a 4-3 win over the Vikings. The All-Greater Rochester pick was MVP of the 2016 Section V Class A1 tournament.

GIRLS: Alana Piano, Aquinas. The junior lacrosse midfielder is off to a strong start this spring for the Little Irish with 22 goals and 6 assists. She had three goals in an 8-5 win over rival Mercy. 

March 25, 2017:

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BOYS: TySean Sizer, Irondequoit. The senior guard scored 21 points in the Eagles' 54-43 win over Our Lady of Lourdes in the Class A state championship game and added 13 points in their semifinal victory over Jamesville-DeWitt.

GIRLS: Caroline Cullinan, Pittsford Mendon. The senior forward had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the Vikings' 48-46 Class A state title game loss to Jamesville-DeWitt and 11 points and 9 boards in a semifinal win.

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February 28, 2017:

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GIRL: Sammy Watson, Rush-Henrietta. The star Royal Comets runner broke yet another record at the Meet of Champions, topping Stacey Prey's 32-year-old mark in the 1,500 by more than five seconds, running 4 minutes, 31.65 seconds at RIT.

BOY: Maison Fadale, Brockport. The high-scoring forward had a pair of goals and an assist in the Blue Devils' 6-1 win in the Section V Class B hockey semifinals.    

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February 21, 2017:

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BOYS: Jacob DiSanto, Victor. The senior guard leads the Blue Devils in scoring at nearly 20 points per game. He also hit five 3-pointers and scored 28 points in a 61-55 win over Eastridge.

GIRLS: Grace Mattern, Brighton. The eighth-grader won the Section V Nordic (cross country) skiing championship at Bristol, finishing the 7.5-kilometer 30 minutes, 3.9 seconds.

 

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February 11, 2017:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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BOYS: Jamarr Paisley, Harley-Allendale Columbia. The senior swingman averages a team-high 18.5 points for the Wolves, who have improved from 1-20 last year to 5-12 this season.

GIRLS: Erica Ellis, Gates Chili. The sophomore broke her own Section V record in pole vault, clearing 12 feet, 10 inches. She eclipsed the old Section V mark of 12-4 in mid-January by clearing 12-7.  

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February 06, 2017:

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BOYS: Kamren Davis, Sodus. The senior center and power forward in basketball averages 8 points and 6 rebounds but is a leader for his team, drawing 14 offensive fouls. He's also a soccer goalie and a pitcher annd 1B in baseball.

GIRLS: Maddy Walsh, East Rochester. The senior guard eclipse the 1,000-point mark in her career for the Bombers. She already has more than 400 assists and steals and 350 rebounds in her career. Walsh was an All-Greater Rochester pick in field hockey.

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February 06, 2017:

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BOYS: Ben Bulkeley, Fairport track. The junior won the high school mile at the New Balance Games in New York City to earn a spot in the Millrose Games on Feb. 11.  

GIRLS: Elsa Cole, Fillmore. The senior won the 1,500 meters in a meet at Houghton College in 4:57.73. She plans to run in college at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. 

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January 23, 2017:

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BOYS: Ryan Babineau, Webster Thomasthe hockey. The goaltender led the Titans to nine wins in his 12 start and posted a 1.73 goals-against average, which ranks among the best in  Section V Hockey. 

GIRLS: Alex Button, Wayland-Cohocton basketball. The junior guard/forward averaged 19.6 points and grabbed 12, 10 and 9 rebounds in wins over Hornell, Wellsville and Livonia. The Eagles are off to a 12-3 start and Button has committed to Monmouth University.

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January 15, 2017:

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BOYS: Norberto Cervantes, Williamson. The senior weight thrower set a Section V record of 60 feet, 11 inches, breaking his own mark of 60-8.25.

GIRLS: Sara Lyons, Pittsford Mendon. The senior guard for the unbeaten Vikings scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over Geneva, had 11 points in a win over Rush-Henrietta and added 12 more points in a rout of Brockport. She leads the team at 17.8 points per game.

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January 13, 2017:

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BOYS: Maison Fadale, Brockport hockey. The senior forward recorded a goal or assist in each of the first nine games for the Blue Devils and led Section V in both categories (15 goals and 16 assists).

GIRLS: Erika Oechsle, Gates Chili basketball. The junior forward is the leading rebounder for the Spartans, whose seven wins this winter already matched last year's win total.

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December 12, 2016:

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BOYS: Rayshawn Boswell, Monroe basketball. The junior scored 32 points and 23 points, respectively, in a pair of victories to help power his team's 3-0 start. He led the Redjackets in scoring last year at 23.5 points per game. 

GIRLS: Lindsay Browning, Penfield hockey. The goaltender stopped 21 shots in a 2-0 win over rival Fairport on Tuesday. The Cornell University-bound senior has been a key reason the Patriots are off to a 6-0 start. 

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November 19, 2016:

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BOYS: Kyle Benham, Greece Athena. The tight end/defensive end made several key tackles and two sacks to help the Trojans win their Far West Regional game, 41-12, over Buffalo Bennett. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior has seven TD catches and 25 receptions overall for 475 yards on the season.

GIRLS: Erin Coykendall, Spencerport. The sophomore forward scored both goals to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 win over Jamesville-DeWitt and the school's first state championship, in any sport. She finished with a team-high 23 goals for the Class A champions who finished No. 4 in the final USA Today rankings.

November 10, 2016:

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BOYS: Toyi Hakizimana, World of Inquiry. The sophomore forward pumped in four goals in a 4-3 win over Byron-Bergen/Elba in last Saturday's Section V Class C1 title match. He had a goal and two assists in a 5-0 win over Marion and then two goals and an assist in Friday's state regional win, 5-0, over Allegany-Limestone. For the season, he has 30 goals and 14 assists. The Griffins, 19-1-1 on the season and state runners-up in 2014, are three wins from the promised land. 

GIRLS: Savannah Bothner, Pittsford Sutherland. The senior volleyball hitter had 12 kills and a team-high 22 digs and was named MVP of Class A tournament as the second-seeded Knights won their fifth straight title on Friday, coming back from a set down to edge No. 1 Irondequoit. 

October 29, 2016:

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BOYS: Jason Cunningham, Brighton football. The 5-foot-10, 225-pound senior running back rushed 27 times for 220 yards to power the second-seeded Barons to a 50-36 win over Eastridge in the Section V Class A football semifinals.  

GIRLS: Katrina Yencer, Avon girls soccer. The junior midfielder scored a pair of goals as the seventh-seeded Braves upset No. 2 Warsaw, 2-0, to win the Section V Class C2 championship match. She also had three assists in a semfinal win, 3-1, over Bishop Kearney. Avon entered sectionals with an 8-8 record. Yencer has 22 goals and 12 assists this fall.  

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October 15, 2016:

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BOYS: Brody Metcalf, Livonia football. The senior quarterback amassed 429 all-purpose yards in a 42-6 romp over Bath. He ran 9 times for 144 yards and was 12-for-22 passing for 278 yards. He ran for 4 touchdowns and passed for two more.

GIRLS: Maddy Lowe, Webster Schroeder soccer. She scored one goal in a 2-0 win over Irondequoit, then had four goals in a 4-0 win over Hilton. The Warriors also won their regular-season finale at Penfield on Friday on Rachel Wengender's early goal off a feed from the Ohio State-bound Lowe.

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September 25, 2016:

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BOYS: Jonathon Brown, Canandaigua soccer: Scored two goals and had an assist in wins over Greece Odyssey (5-0) and Greece Athena, 3-0, on Friday, as the Braves upset the top team in the D&C poll and improved to 10-0-1. In doing so, he set a school record for career goals. The senior forward now has 54.

GIRLS: Lauren Oplanden, Spencerport soccer: The sophomore goalie made 7 saves in a 1-0 win over Penfield and 6 saves in a 4-0 win over Webster Thomas, as the Rangers improved to 7-0-1. They're ranked second in the D&C large-school poll. She's a transfer from Greece Arcadia. She has 39 saves.

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September 19, 2016:

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BOYS: Fairport senior quarterback Keshawn Howard. The third-year starter was 10-for-16 passing for 321 yards and three TDs as the Red Raiders rolled to a 31-3 lead at halftime en route to a 48-3 romp over Penfield to go to 3-0. Fairport plays Rush-Henrietta (2-1) next Saturday (Sept. 24) in a Monroe County showdown.

GIRLS: Webster Thomas cross country runner Amanda Vestri posted the 10th fastest race of all-time on the course at Webster Park on Sept. 13, winning in 18 minutes and 31 seconds. The senior is a three-time Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester pick. 

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September 12, 2016:

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BOYS: Hilton senior senior running back Kyle Napier rushed for 120 yards on just 9 carries and scored 4 TDs in a Week 2 rout of Webster Thomas. He ran for TDs of 60 and 6 yards, returned a kickoff 88 yards and an INT 24 yards.

GIRLS: Geneseo soccer player, Vicki Finn. The senior forward scored a pair of goals as the Blue Devils beat South Seneca 5-2 on Friday to win the Wayland-Cohocton tournament. She also had two assists to Erin Rollins in a 2-1 win over Byron-Bergen on Wednesday.

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June 15, 2016:

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BOYS: Terry Taylor III, Greece Olympia. The senior qualified for the state championships in the pole vault and with the Spartans' 400-meter relay team. He cleared 14 feet, 3 inches to finish first in the Division II group at Section V's state qualifier meet. 

GIRLS: Abby Frank, Penfield. The junior qualified for the state championships in the 100-meter dash, running a personal-best 12.35 seconds only 15 months after a serious knee injury.

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May 24, 2016:

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GIRLS: Maria Marcera, Irondequoit. The junior shortstop went 6-for-14with 5 RBI, 4 during a lopsided win over Honeoye Falls-Lima, while the Eagles won 3 out of 4 games. She's batting .486 average with a .532 on-base percentage and .785 slugging percentage. Marcera has driven in 19 runs and hit 3 home runs. Irondequoit is the No. 4 seed and beat #5 Mercy on Friday in Class A1 Tournament, plays #1 Mendon on Tuesday at Brockport.

BOYS: Tobi Tella, McQuaid track. The senior and two-time All-Greater Rochester selection broke the meet long jump record during the Royal Comet Invitational. He leaped 22 feet-6.5 inches, the season's best in Section V.

 

May 14, 2016:

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GIRLS: Andra Savage, Pal-Mac lacrosse. The eighth-grader had 5 goals and 2 assists in a 16-2 win over Gananda and 5 goals in a 16-3 win Friday over Marcus Whitman. Red Raiders are 13-2. She has a team-high 42 goals and 8 assists.

BOYS: Paul Dellinger, Brighton junior. Seeded fourth in The Glavin, he won the showcase 3200-meter race at the Runnin' Cadet Classic last Saturday at Hilton, setting a personal best by 12 seconds. His time: 9 minutes, 18.99 seconds. His main events are 1600, 800 and 3200.

May 08, 2016:

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GIRLS: Emily Coykendall, Spencerport lacrosse. The junior had five goals and an assist in Friday's win over Eastridge and five goals, including her 100th, in Wednesday's win over Gates Chili

BOYS: Tre'Maine Moore, Greece Olympia track. The senior helped the Spartans win the boys team scoring during the His & Hers Invitational at Penfield with a second-place finish in the 100 and first in the triple jump (43 feet-9 3/4 inches). This is his first season competing in the triple jump.

May 01, 2016:

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GIRLS: Nicole Sheffer, Penfield softball. The senior catcher and two-time All-Greater Rochester pick slammed two home runs against Churchville-Chili. One was a grand slam, another a 2-run dinger. She also drove in three runs with a double. She also belted a two-run homer against Webster Schroeder. She has 9 home runs and 30 RBI this season and is batting .588. For her career, she has 33 for her career and 92 RBI. She had only five homers last year after cracking 12 as a soph.

BOYS: TD Ierlan, Victor lacrosse: The senior won 31 of 33 face-offs for the Blue Devils in wins over McQuaid and Fairport. He has 17 goals and 12 assists this spring and Victor was named No. 1 in the country in one national lacrosse poll

 

April 17, 2016:

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Girls: Gia Muto, Mercy softball catcher/DH. The freshman had eight hits in 20 at-bats for a .400 batting average with 11 RBI and 1 home run in Monarchs's 5-0 start. A second-year varsity player, she was 4-for-5 and scored the winning run in a one-run win over Aquinas.


Boys: Frankie Santiago, Franklin is his team, school is World of Inquiry. He's a sophomore 2B/CF. Leads the team with a .667 batting average after picking up 10 hits in 15 at bats and driving in 10 runs in team's 1-3 start. He also stole seven bases in four games. Hit three doubles in four at-bats in a loss to Greece Olympia and had four hits, including two doubles, with five RBI during a win over University Prep.
 

April 12, 2016:

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GIRLS: Brittany Pollack, Fairport lacrosse. The junior midfielder had four goals and two assists in a 16-

6 win over Aquinas on Wednesday. For the season, she has 8 goals and 5 assists for a team-leading

13 points. The Red Raiders are 2-0. They beat Mercy in their opener, 19-5. They play at Victor on

Tuesday.

BOYS: Brennan Smith, Webster Thomas. The senior left-hander no-hit Irondequoit over four innings

on Thursday while striking out 11 batters. At the plate he also went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs

batted to lead the Titans to a season-opening win, 6-0, over Irondequoit.

 

April 05, 2016:

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BOYS: Pittsford senior attack Jon Perotto scored eight goals in two wins, notching four goals and one assis in a March 25 win over Worthington Kilbourne of Ohio and pumping in four more with two assists on March 30 against Orchard Park. He's committed to play at the University of Vermont next season. 

GIRLS: LeRoy senior pitcher Ally Uberty threw a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 15-2 win on Friday, April 1 over Geneseo in Livingston County softball action.

 

February 21, 2016:

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GIRLS: Lanae-Tava Thomas - a sophomore at Rush-Henrietta, she won 3 events at the Section V Class A/B Indoor Track Championships (long jump at 20' 2.5"/breaking her own Section V record set in January, triple jump 36.5, 55-meter dash: 6.95 seconds). According to DyeStat.com, she has the fastest girls 55-meter dash in the nation, with her 6.90 she set on Dec. 30.

BOYS: Quinton Rose - a senior guard from Bishop Kearney, he had 20 points in the Kings' 88-57 sectional win over Hilton on Wednesday. He also surpassed 1,000 career points. The 6-foot-6 guard will be attending Temple next year. 

February 13, 2016:

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BOYS: Cody Anders, Brockport. The sophomore became a three-time Section V Class A wrestling champion by winning the 106-pound division. He has a 34-4 career record this season, 91-19 in his career.  

GIRLS: Ellie Pauly, Hilton. The senior turned in a personal-best time of 7:27.93 - the top time in Section V this indoor season -- in the 1,500-meter racewalk event at RIT.

February 08, 2016:

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BOYS: Tommy Eastman, Honeoye Falls-Lima. The senior forward had 22 points and 11 rebounds on Monday in a 66-55 win over Spencerport. He also had 25 points in an 11-point win on Wednesday against Brighton. On Friday, he pumped in 26 points in a overtime loss to Irondequoit 58-57 when he surpassed 1,000 career points.

GIRLS: Annabelle Hinds, Northstar Christian. The junior guard/forward broke the school scoring record for boys or girls in a 79-51 win Friday over Finney. She had 43 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. 

February 05, 2016:

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BOYS: Pierce Currie. The Webster Thomas hockey forward scored three goals in the 5-3 win at Hilton on Jan. 23 and also had one goal to help his team win at Brockport on Jan 28. He has a total of 11 goals and eight assists leading Thomas with 19 points. 

GIRLS: Cameron Graupman. The Hilton senior had a record-breaking week, literally, as she had two huge basketball games. On Wednesday, she scored 30 points in a win over Batavia. On Friday, she had 36 points, breaking the single-game scoring record of Becky Hebert, and surpassed Kristen Clark's career record. Graupman's total is now 1406.
 

January 25, 2016:

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Amanda Vestri, Webster Thomas: The junior who was an All-Greater Rochester pick last fall in cross country ran the fastest 3,000-meter time reported to the Section V's Rochester Winter Track League this season last Saturday -- 10 minutes, 38.37 seconds -- during the Trent Jackson/Cedric Walker Indoor Track and Field Invitational.

Frank Gaffney, Hilton hockey: The senior forward finished with a goal and five assists versus Irondequoit on Jan. 12, then had an assist Tuesday during a 4-1 loss to Greece Athena/Odyssey. He leads the team with 13 goals, 21 assists and 34 points.

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January 17, 2016:

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GIRLS|Saniaa Wilson, Bishop Kearney: The 6-foot forward, who is in seventh grade, scored 24 points with 16 rebounds and 6 blocked shots during a 64-39 win over Syracuse Nottingham and had 24 points, 17 rebounds and 7 blocks in 59-56 win over rival Mercy.

BOYS|Isaiah Stewart, McQuaid: The freshman big man who is already drawing interest from the likes of Georgetown and Syracuse had 41 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 63-62 win over Edison and a 42-point, 23-rebound night in a 96-85 loss to Leadership Academy.

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December 20, 2015:

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GIRLS: Senior Demetria Woodard posted three 20-point games to help the Gananda girls basketball team remain undefeated. Woodard, a captain and center/forward, scored 27 points in Monday's win over North Rose-Wolcott, and added 22 points with 19 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Clyde- Savannah. She capped her week with 21 points and six rebounds in a 45-30 home win over East Rochester as the Blue Panthers improved to 8-0.

BOYS: Junior Bryan Harrell posted a pair of double-doubles to spark the Early College boys basketball to three wins on the week. Harrell, a forward, scored 32 points with 13 rebounds as the Cobras defeated the World of Inquiry 71-54 Thursday night. He followed up with 28 points and 11 rebounds in Friday night's 83-80 win over Leadership Academy as Early College improved to 5-1. Senior Demetria Woodard posted three 20-point games to help the Gananda girls basketball team remain undefeated. Woodard, a captain and center/forward, scored 27 points in Monday's win over North Rose-Wolcott, and added 22 points with 19 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Clyde- Savannah. She capped her week with 21 points and six rebounds in a 45-30 home win over East Rochester as the Blue Panthers improved to 8-0.

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December 13, 2015:

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Boys: Darrell Barley, East High basketball. The senior guard had 21 points, 7 assists and 6 steals in a 102-91 win over NE/NW College Prep.  

Girls: Franny Valenti, Victor basketball. The senior guard scored 25 points in a 53-51 win over Hilton, then pumped in 13 - including the 1,000th in her career - in a victory over Rush-Henrietta.  

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December 06, 2015:

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GIRLS: Cameron Graupman, Hilton basketball. The senior guard scored 27 points in a season-opening win over Webster Schroeder to become just the second girl in school history to top the 1,000-point mark. She also had 14 points in Friday's win over Fairport.

BOYS: Hunter Barber, Rush-Henrietta bowling. Barber rolled a 713 series, including a 300 game, at Clover Lanes to a win over Webster Schroeder. The Comets' team total of 1,298 pins during one game, a Section V record.

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November 23, 2015:

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BOYS: Dahmir Pross, Bishop Kearney. The junior running back from Irondequoit rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries and intercepted a pass to halt a drive by Section VI champion Franklinville/Ellicottville in a 22-12 win by the Kings (9-2) in the Class D state quarterfinals at Sahlen's Stadium.  

GIRLS: Hayleigh Palotti, Livonia. In her first season running cross country, the sophomore and former soccer midfielder finished third in the state in Class C. Her time of 19 minutes, 13.27 seconds on Saturday was the fastest among Section V's runners and qualified her for this Saturday's Federation meet.

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November 14, 2015:

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BOYS: Simon Garno, Hilton soccer. He scored two goals in the Cadets' 3-2 win over Williamsville North in the state quarterfinals. The senior midfielder also was named Sec V Class AA Tournament MVP. He has 10 goals and six assists. Hilton (11-9-1) vs. Walt Whitman (18-1-1) 4:15 pm today in Middletown.

GIRLS: Sarah Blowers, Pittsford Sutherland volleyball. The senior outside hitter had 24 kills and 16 digs to help lead the Knights beat Victor in four sets in the Class A state qualifying match on Tuesday. The two-time defending state champions play Will East at 1 pm at Pioneer.

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November 08, 2015:

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BOYS: Canandaigua senior running back Coron Broomfield tied a Section V football playoff record with 42 carries and rushed for 258 yards and four TDs in a Braves' 28-21 Section V Class A win over Greece Athena. 

GIRLS: Pittsford swimmer Katie Smith helped lead the Panthers to a 14th straight Section V title by winning three events. She was on the record-setting 200-yard freestyle relay team, which broke its own state record, eclipsed her own state record in winning the 50 freestyle and won the 100 free. She became the first swimmer in state history to crack the 23-second barrier in the 50 free, winning in 22.78.

November 03, 2015:

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BOYS: Bryan Wager, Honeoye Falls-Lima soccer. The senior forward/midfielder scored both goals in the Section V Class A2 title match on Friday night, including the winner in sudden death OT on a volley off a pass from Alex Ptucha. He has 20 goals and 5 assists, as Cougars repeated as champions

GIRLS: Andrea Smith, Livonia soccer. The sophomore forward scored the winning goal against Newark in sudden death OT in the quarterfinals and assisted on Melissa Mineti's winner in 1-0 upset of #1 Greece Odyssey in the semifinals. The #4 Bulldogs beat #2 Hornell in Friday's Class B1 title match. She has 5 goals, 6 assists. 

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October 26, 2015:

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BOYS: Webster Thomas soccer's Coltan Goodwine, a senior midfielder, scored a pair of goals in a 5-0 win over Gates Chili and played a strong match in a 2-0 loss to Churchville-Chili in the Section Class AA quarterfinals. He finished with three goals and three assists.

GIRLS: Victor junior Erin Norton repeated as the Monroe County Invitational diving champion with a score of 493.15 points for the 11-dive competition. She's in her fifth varsity season.  

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October 20, 2015:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
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GIRLS:
Brighton field hockey player Ella Charlesworth scored four goals in three games, including matchups against Pittsford Sutherland and East Rochester, two of Section V's top teams. She led the Barons (8-5), a state semifinalist last season, with 14 goals. She scored three goals or more in three games this season and also has three assists.

BOYS: Hilton senior running back Dillon Philmon finished with a school-record 349 rushing yards, including touchdown runs of 11, 60, 53, 48 and 46 yards, in a 34-24 win over Rush-Henrietta. The Cadets improved to 6-1 heading into sectionals.  

October 16, 2015:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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GIRLS: Spencerport sophomore Lucha Fahmer, a center midfielder, leads the Rangers in assists with seven, including a pair in a big 2-0 win over Mercy. 4-0-1 in last five matches.

BOYS: LeRoy quarterback Josh Laurie threw for three TDs, including tosses of 72 and 65 yards in the 2nd quarter to Nate Flint that busted the game open, 21-3 at halftime. He was 4-for-7 for 160+ yards.

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October 06, 2015:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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BOYS: Fairport running back Jahadi Prior rushed for 236 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns in Friday night's 69-28 win over Churchville-Chili. Prior, a senior, scored four first-half touchdowns including a 59 yarder as the Red Raiders improved to 2-3.


GIRLS: Penfield's Alea Steigerwald handed out 152 assists in wins over Webster Schroeder, Victor and Fairport. Steigerwald had 50 assists with six aces in a five-set win over Schroeder, added 58 assists with 20 digs and 6 kills in the win over Victor, and had 44 assists with 4 kills and 3 aces in the win over Fairport. Penfield, a state tournament finalist in AA, improved to 7-1. 

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September 27, 2015:

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
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BOYS: Spencerport soccer's Mike Caceci. The senior forward had 2 goals in a 2-0 win over Webster Schroeder and assisted on Victor Pascucchi's 2nd-half winner over Fairport. Caceci also assisted on David DeBellis' winner Saturday vs. R-H. He has a team-high five goals and two assists.

GIRLS: Penfield volleyball's Alea Steigerwald, The junior setter had 50 assists in a five-set win over previously unbeaten Webster Schroeder on Tuesday, then had 58 assists, 20 digs and 6 kills in Thursday's five-set win over Victor, avenging the Patriots' only loss.

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