As the regular season draws to a close and teams vie for championship titles and playoff positioning, the stakes rise in these games for the most part. And there were several athletes who excelled last week, including two local tennis players who advanced to the sectional tournament last weekend, giving us a solid list of nominees.
Last week’s winners were Arlington field hockey player Mia Grippo, who got 10,743 votes to win the big-school poll. Spakenkill Boys football player Dylan Updike won the small schools poll with 6,743 votes.
Voting will be open until 3 p.m. Tuesday. This week’s nominees:
Grandes Ecoles nominees
Ryan Zindler, Ketcham Boys Football
The junior scored all the goals against Spring Valley last Friday, scoring a career-high (and mind-boggling) six goals to lead Ketcham to a 6-1.
Kathryn Cimorelli, Roosevelt’s Daughters Swimming
She took first place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.91) and 100-m freestyle (1:05.16) and was part of the winning stints in the 200-m medley and 400-m freestyle in the Presidents’ win over Beacon last Thursday. She also won each of those events in their victory over Rhinebeck three days earlier.
Anika Panghaal, John Jay women’s tennis
The eighth-grader beat Harrison’s Sophia Badurina, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round of the Section 1 Championship Singles Tournament last Saturday.
Ike Rothman, the Roosevelt boys play golf
He shot a 1 of 37 at Turtle Creek Golf Course, though the Presidents narrowly lost to Wallkill, 170-173, last Thursday.
Julia Daly, Arlington Women’s Tennis
The junior beat Ardsley’s Mia Terakado, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round of the Section 1 singles tournament.
Brady Feliciotto, John Jay’s football player
He threw a 64-yard touchdown pass and ran for two more scores, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave the Patriots the fourth-quarter lead in their 20-15 win over Scarsdale.
Alana Rider, volleyball Roosevelt
She had 20 kills, nine digs and an ace in a sweep of Red Hook last Monday.
Ashley Buragas, volleyball John Jay
The elder had 13 kills for the Patriots in a dramatic 3-2 win over Carmel last Monday. She also had 21 kills in a five-set victory over Ketcham and 11 kills from 13 attempts in a sweep of Poughkeepsie.
Antonio Casabianca, John Jay Boys Football
His 67th-minute goal lifted the Patriots against Arlington, 1-0, last Friday. It was the second match winner to break a scoreless tie against a rival Casabianca scored this season.
Small School Candidates
Grace Morra, Lourdes women’s football
The senior continued his offensive tear, scoring four goals in the Warriors’ win over Arlington “B” last Tuesday.
Sid Stracher, Pine Plains Football
A natural running back, filling the quarterback role, he threw for 122 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 192 yards and a score to lead the Bombers to a 38-16 win over Dover.
Ryan Eng Wong, Haldane Boys Football
The elder, who scored in the final period, set the program’s career goalscoring record with his 60th in Saturday’s game against Ketcham.
Annabel Voorhis, New Paltz volleyball
She had 24 assists, seven aces and three digs for the Huguenots in a 5-17, 25-19, 23-25, 25-13 win over Red Hook.
Tony Drewnowski, New Paltz Soccer
The quarterback threw for two touchdowns, rushed for 73 yards and two touchdowns, and had 13 tackles and an interception for the Huguenots, though they lost to Red Hook on a last-minute touchdown.
Ryan Durling, Marlboro Soccer
He rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and had seven tackles and two sacks for the Iron Dukes in a win over Liberty last Saturday.
Fallon Mudgett, Dover Women’s Football
The freshman scored three goals for the Dragons in a 5-1 win over Ellenville last Thursday.
Freddy Heymach, football player Pawling
The senior scored two touchdowns and played defensively for Pawling in a 42-22 win over previously undefeated Spackenkill. The linebacker helped slow an offense that had totaled 100 points in its previous two games.
Jack Neese, Red Hook Footballer
He smashed four onside kicks that were recovered, netted a 29-yard field goal and caught the game-winning 25-yard touchdown with 36 seconds left as the Raiders beat New Paltz, 35-30, last Friday .