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We are in the heart of the spring season right now and there have been some big time performances throughout the area.

It was a different week last week with Spring Break and many area teams playing games out of the area.

With the spring break last week we didn’t have an athlete of the week column, so this week we will recognize athletes fro their performances over the past two weeks.

We have athletes of the week, breakout stars and unsung heroes of the week as well as six athletes to watch for the week.

Athletes are only eligible to be chosen once during the regular season and then they can be chosen again in the postseason.

Landon Snyder, Horseheads, boys’ lacrosse:

The Horseheads forward has had quite a run recently for the Blue Raiders.

In his last game Snyder had a career-high 12 points, scoring a career-best seven goals and adding five assists.

He’s broken his career single-game goals record multiple times recently and he has 20 goals over the past three games for the Blue Raiders.

Peyton Sullivan, Corning, softball :

Sullivan has done a little bit of everything for the Hawks recently. In Myrtle Beach she threw five innings of one-hit ball in a win over Fort LeBoeuf and she also hit a home run and had two RBI in the games.

She also threw five innings of two-hit shutout ball against Bamberg-Ehrhardt down in Myrtle Beach.

Overall offensively she had hits in all three games in Myrtle Beach and on the mound she threw 11 innings and allowed to runs and five total hits for the Hawks as they won all three games.

Before Myrtle Beach she threw 1 1/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball against Maine-Endwell and 3 2/3 innings allowing one hit and one unearned run against Johnson City and two innings of no-hit ball against Binghamton.

Over the two weeks Sullivan threw 18 innings and allowed just two earned runs in that stretch and just eight hits in that span.

Megan Wolf, Horseheads, softball:

Wolf’s first varsity start was a dominant one as she tossed a no-hitter in a win over Union-Endicott.

Wolf struck out six in the no-hitter.

Michael Millow, Corning, track and field:
Millow had a big performance in the throws for the Hawks at the Westhill Spring Break Invitational.

Millow won the discus and took second in the shot put on the day.

Rachael Simpson, ND, track and field:

The Notre Dame senior had a strong performance for the Crusaders at the Molly Dry Invitational at Mansfield.

Simpson won the 800 meters with a personal-best time of 2:27.08 and she also took fifth in the 100 meters in 13.38 showing her versatility as she did everything from sprints to mid-distance for the Crusaders.

Henry Jackson, Corning, baseball:
Corning has a strong senior class, but it’s one of the team’s sophomores who had a big game this past week.

Jackson hit a home run and had two hits and two RBI as Corning won a one-run game against Maine-Endwell.

Owen Stewart, ND, baseball:

Stewart continued his dominant pitching this season while in Myrtle Beach.

Stewart threw six innings, striking out 16 batters and allowing one earned run as the Crusaders beat Otsego in Myrtle Beach. At the plate Stewart also had a double and two RBI.

Stewart has made three starts this year with 48 strikeouts in 18 innings.

Lucia Chen, Corning, golf:
Chen has had a strong season for the Corning golf team, earning medalist honors the past three times out for the Hawks.

Chen shot a 36 for the Hawks at Willowcreek and a 41 and 43 in two matches at Corning Country Club.

Ashlee Volpe, Corning, girls’ lacrosse:
While Jenna DiNardo has put up some monster numbers to begin the year, Volpe has helped give the Hawks the best 1-2 punch in Section 4.

Over the past four games Volpe has scored at least three goals every game and she has 14 goals in the stretch.

She has games of three goals and four assists, four goals and three assists twice and three goals and an assist.

Overall Volpe has 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points, an average of seven points a game, over the four games.

Hunter Cartwright, Elmira, boys’ lacrosse:
Cartwright had a big game as the Express beat Notre Dame in a matchup between two Elmira schools.

Cartwright had five goals for Elmira in the victory.

Riley Loomis, Horseheads, baseball:
Loomis played a big role for Horseheads in Myrtle Beach as they made the finals and beat two teams ranked in the top 20 of their state rankings.

In a win over Greenbrier Christian he had a four-hit day and scored four runs in the win.

Dylan Swartwood, Edison, baseball:
Threw a two-hitter striking out 15 for the Spartans in a victory over Tioga 6-1 in IAC baseball action.

The Edison senior has had a dominant season on the mound so far this season for Edison.

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