THE SPORTS REPORTS: TIOGA'S SINDONI HEADLINES BAKER'S DOZEN AS 'GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE WINTER;' FIVE MORE TIOGA COUNTY ATHLETES MAKE THE LIST
(2023-04-02)The Sports Reports
Tioga senior Emily Sindoni
capped a record-setting season with her second consecutive Section IV championship, and a New York State title. She is The Sports Reports
2022-23 “Girls Athlete of the Winter
senior 126-pounder helped christen the inaugural NYSPHSAA Girls
Wrestling Invitational, the Southern Tier Memorial and the Jarvis Girls
Invitational by pinning her way to titles in all three tournaments. She
pinned nationally-ranked Zoe Griffith of Gouverneur in the state finals.
only went the distance once all season, a 12-2 win over Oneonta’s
Sophia Churchill on her way to a title at the Oneonta Rotary Tournament.
recorded her 100th career victory at the sectional tournament and was
ranked No. 1 nationally at 132 pounds in the latest usawrestling.org
poll, which was released March 24.
The 2022-23 Baker’s Dozen “Girls Athletes of the Winter”
Emily Sindoni, senior, wrestling, Tioga:
Emily Huntley, senior, bowling, Horseheads:
Huntley finished with the top average among area bowlers, and finished second in the New York State Championships.
had a 212.11 average, the only bowler in the region to average over
200, and then she averaged over 220 at the state meet to earn a state
silver medal. She had a high game this year of 277 and a 719 high
Huntley was The Sports Reports
“Girls Bowler of the Year.”Jailer Abrams, senior, basketball, Elmira
: Abrams scored 26.8 points per game and finished her career with 1,397 points, which is second all-time in school history.
Queens College-commit was the Basketball Coaches Association of New
York Section IV Class AA “Player of the Year,” and was the The Sports Reports
“Player of the Year.”
Cha Gardner, junior, basketball, Newark Valley:
dominated the game at both ends of the court and became the consummate
all-around player. She averaged 15.7 points, 14 rebounds, 15.7 rebounds,
3 blocks (68), 3 assists and 3 steals per game. Paige Manchester, senior, basketball, Towanda:
Manchester was a force every night with her scoring (19 points per
game), rebounding (8.8 rebounds per game), defense (3 steals per game)
and passing (2.5 assists per game). She led Towanda to their fourth
straight NTL title, and third straight season of being undefeated in
Kennedy Westbrook, senior, basketball, Waverly:
two-way standout, Westbrook averaged 19.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4
assists per game. She also knocked down 42 3-pointers, and joined the
1,000-point club. Defensively, Westbrook led the Lady Wolverines with 5
steals, and 3.4 deflections per game.Vicky Mordvinova, senior, indoor track & field, Elmira:
Mordvinova had a strong indoor track & field season, and qualified
for the New York State Championships in two events. She won a Section IV
title in the 1,000-meter run, and finished second in the 1,500-meter
At States, she medaled with a fifth-place finish in the 1,000 in 2:53.7. She finished 17th in the 1,500 in 4:53.3.
Taylor Rae Jones, junior, basketball, Williamson:
A well-rounded player, Jones averaged 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 steals, and 2.2 assists per game.
Mackenzie LaForest, junior, wrestling, Waverly:
LaForest, who claimed titles at the Southern Tier Memorial and the
Oneonta Tournament this season, was a Section IV runner-up and won a
Anaiah Kolesar, freshman, wrestling, Athens:
Kolesar had a strong season with a first-place finish at the Honesdale
Tournament, and a third-place finish at the Coal Cracker Invite. She
finished second at the Northeast Regionals, and then was seventh at the
Pa. Championships.Madison McEvoy, sophomore, basketball, Owego:
McEvoy was one of the better offensive players in the area. She
averaged 17.4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2.2 assists per game.Hayley Beebe, senior, basketball, Newark Valley:
terrific floor general, Beebe averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3
assists, and 3.1 steals per game. She also knocked down 52 3-pointers on
the season.Taegan Walsh, freshman, skiing, Corning:
had a pair of top-30 finishes at the New York State Skiing
Championships. She finished 30th in the giant slalom, and 25th in the
slalom at states. Both races improved her time, and place, from a season
ago at the state meet.
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