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TIOGA COUNTY SPORTS REPORT: OWEGO’S MCEVOY & PALLADINO, NEWARK VALLEY’S RHODES NAMED S.E.E.D. ‘ATHLETES OF THE WEEK’ (2024-05-14)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Two of Owego’s top female athletes and a homer-hitting slugger from Newark Valley have been named the Tioga County Sports Report / S.E.E.D. “Athletes of the Week” for April 29 through May 4.

Co-Female Athletes of the Week: Madison McEvoy and Stella Palladino, Owego
McEvoy, a junior midfielder on the lacrosse team, scored 17 goals as the River Hawks went 2-1 to finish the season with an 8-7 record. She connected for six goals in a 10-9 loss to Union Endicott and a 12-4 win over Elmira. She also had five goals and four assists as Owego defeated Seton Catholic, 15-7. McEvoy's stats also included 13 forced turnovers, 11 ground balls, 10 draws won and an interception.

Palladino, a sophomore sprinter, chalked up a combined six victories in a STAC dual meet and at the Parkhurst Track & Field Invitational. She won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the pole vault in an 89-45 win over Chenango Valley. At the Parkhurst, she led the River Hawks to a fourth-place team showing by winning the 100 and 200, and running a leg of the fifth-place 4x400 relay.

Honorable Mention: Lindsey Morse, Candor track & field; Ayasha Schweiger, Candor track & field; Abby Groover, Newark Valley softball; Kaitlyn Keith, Newark Valley softball; Laura Ludwig, Newark Valley softball; Kayden Rockwell, Newark Valley softball; RuthAnne Walburn, Newark Valley softball; Joslyn Wright, Newark Valley softball; Brook Illsley, Newark Valley track & field; Emily LaPorte, Newark Valley track & field; Kam Short, Newark Valley track & field; Anika Smith, Newark Valley track & field; Harley Switzer, Newark Valley track & field; Olivia Webb, Newark Valley track & field; Olivia Crapser, Owego flag football; Olivia Dodge, Owego flag football; Alexis Cheeseman, Owego flag football & lacrosse; Bella Silvestri, Owego flag football & lacrosse; Lexi Herceg, Owego flag football & lacrosse; Alex Aubel, Owego flag football & softball; Ava Brown, Owego flag football & softball; Brooklyn Gaurnier, Owego flag football & softball; Kylie Grippen, Owego flag football & softball; Owego flag football & softball; Taylor Dalton, Owego flag football & track & field; Shannon Maslin, Owego lacrosse; Jenna McEvoy, Owego lacrosse; Ashleigh Steele, Owego lacrosse; Lexi Cheeseman, Owego softball; Carsten Crawford, Owego softball; Miley Laubach, Owego softball; Jewel Belokur, Owego track & field; Jaelyn Chrysler, Owego track & field; Lilly LaFever, Owego track & field; Maia Smith, Owego softball; Cheylee Campbell, SVEC softball; Lauren Gillette, SVEC golf; Annika Walle, SVEC golf; Faith Brenchley, SVEC softball; Jill Holmes, SVEC softball; Aubrie Kastenhuber, SVEC softball; Katelyn Klym, SVEC softball; Roni Presher, SVEC softball; Raegan Sudnikovich, SVEC softball; Phoebe Swartz, SVEC softball;Jillian Teribury, SVEC softball; Kirsten Garrison, S-VE track & field; Madelyn Ellison, S-VE track & field; Demi Mouillesseaux, S-VE track & field.

Male Athlete of the Week: Ryan Rhodes, Newark Valley
The senior shortstop belted five home runs in two games. He had three in a 22-8 win over Whitney Point and another in an 8-2 loss to undefeated Union Springs (which went on to win the IAC Small School championship). For the week, he hit .625 (5-for-8) with a .667 on-base percentage, scored five runs and drove in nine more. Rhodes had nine putouts and one assist, and also struck out a trio of batters in a brief relief stint.

Honorable Mention: Noah Banks, Candor golf; Tyler Greeno, Candor golf; Kody Goble, Candor track & field; Josh Benjamin, Newark Valley baseball; Will Craparo, Newark Valley baseball; Brandon Eynon, Newark Valley baseball; Josh Karp, Newark Valley baseball; Gabe Merrill, Newark Valley baseball; Tim Wojtysiak, Newark Valley baseball; Isaiah Keith, Newark Valley golf; Nathan Engbith, Newark Valley tennis; Eric Hunt, Newark Valley tennis; Michael Medina, Newark Valley tennis; Danny Pirger, Newark Valley tennis; Michael Wandell, Newark Valley tennis; Gabe Merrill, Newark Valley baseball; Titus Callahan, Newark Valley track & field; Marcos Escalante, Newark Valley track & field; Jackson Hoover, Newark Valley track & field; Zion King, Newark Valley track & field; Logan Rhodes, Newark Valley track & field; Dan Truesdail, Newark Valley track & field; Elijah Williams, Newark Valley track & field; Zach Beyer, Owego baseball; Evan English, Owego baseball; Elijah Lewis, Owego baseball; Connor Kotski, Owego baseball; Joseph Palladino, Owego baseball; Ben Rollison, Owego baseball; Talan Schumacher, Owego baseball; Conlan Taylor, Owego baseball; Sam Beyer, Owego tennis; DJ Cardone, Owego tennis; Roan Duffy, Owego tennis; Javan Belokur, Owego track & field; Sam Cunningham, Owego track & field; Caleb Hoover, Owego track & field; Jaeden King, Owego track & field; Logan Aman, SVEC baseball; Jason Jantz, SVEC baseball; Wyatt Ross, SVEC baseball; Cameron Sinn, SVEC baseball; Jacek Teribury, SVEC baseball; Tyler Fedenko, S-VE golf; Michael Fanning, S-VE golf; Tyler Fedenko, S-VE golf; Zach Hammond, S-VE golf; Brian Belanger, S-VE track & field; John Garrison, S-VE track & field; Karson Kenville, S-VE track & field; Eddie Rexford, S-VE track & field.

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