FROM PRESS ROW: STEWART, DINARDO NAMED ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, UNSUNG HEROES, BREAKOUT STARS, SIX TO WATCH NAMED
With spring sports underway there are already some big-time performances going on.
We are going to name this week’s athletes of the week, breakout stars, unsung hares and six to watch.
The awards are for performances from Monday to Monday, ending on April 4.ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Owen Stewart, Notre Dame, baseball:
It’s almost impossible to be better than Stewart was on Monday night.
The Notre Dame senior threw a no-hitter striking out 20 batters in a win over Spencer Van-Etten.
It was a school record for strikeouts in a game for Stewart, who is committed to play at Division I George Mason.
This game came after Stewart threw a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts in his first start this year.
Stewart has 32 strikeouts this year out of the 36 outs he has recorded on the mound through 12 innings and he’s allowed just one hit on the year.
At the plate he also has a home run and a triple this year.Jenna DiNardo, Corning, girls’ lacrosse:
Had a huge game in the Hawks season opener this season.
In the season-opening win over Binghamton the Hawks standout had five goals and five assists for 10 points.BREAKOUT STARS
Finn Schweizer, Notre Dame, lacrosse:
Had four goals in each of his first two games of the season for the Crusaders.
Just an eighth-grader Schweizer has been a key part of the success for Notre Dame as they are unbeaten to open the season.Brooklyn Moffe, Horseheads, Golf
What a start to the year for the young Horseheads golfer.
She shot a one-over par 37 at Willowcreek to open the season and then she shot a 41 at the same course the next match of the year, before shooting a 39 on the course in the third match of the year.
Overall she has played three rounds this year and has earned medalist honors in every match she’s played in this year. UNSUNG HEROES
Alexis Guzylak, Horseheads, girls’ lacrosse:
The Blue Raiders opened the season with a win, and then they dropped a game to one of the best teams in the section in Ithaca.
In both of the two opening games of the year Guzylak finished with hat tricks as she had six goals through two games this year.Sam Brenen Buseck, Elmira, boys’ lacrosse:
The Elmira Express dropped a game to Corning last week, but Brenen-Buseck did everything he could to keep the Express in the game.
Brenen-Buseck had 28 saves in the game for Elmira. Throughout this season he’s been a force in goal for the Express.SIX TO WATCH
Aidan Chamberlin, Corning:
Chamberlin hit a first-inning home run to spark the Corning win over Horseheads on Monday and he also had a big game on the mound.
Chamberlin started the game for the Hawks and helped Corning stay unbeaten on the season.Grayson Saltzer, Corning:
Saltzer came up big in the biggest moment against the Horseheads Blue Raiders on Monday.
Saltzer got the walk-off sacrifice fly in the seventh inning of the game, and he also homered in the win for the Hawks.Ethan Hart, Corning, boys’ lacrosse:
Had a hat trick for Corning in their win over Elmira on Monday. Also had four goals in a win over Ithaca last week and he had one goal and four assists in a win over Horseheads. Through the first three games this year he has 13 points for the Hawks.Lucia Chen, Corning, Golf
Playing in her first match of the season on Monday the Corning golfer had a big first performance of the year.
Chen shot a round of 43 for the Hawks, good for medalist honors for the Hawks at Corning Country Club.Kyler Ripley, Edison baseball
Had a game-winning hit for Edison in a victory over Greene on Saturday. Ripley singled home De’Shon Cook with the winning run in the 4-3 win.
He had two hits, a double, three runs and three RBI on Monday in a win over Groton. Cal Marks, Elmira, T&F
Marks won the discus at the New York/Pennsylvania Invite and then he took second in the shot put at the meet.
Marks had a throw in the discus of 116-feet, 8-inches and he had a throw of 43-feet in the shot put.
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