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State athletic association announces Fall 2020 Scholar-Athlete teams, individuals

LATHAM – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. recently announced its fall 2020 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 29th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the scholar-athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. and the American Dairy Association North East.

A total of 27 area teams were among those recognized by the state and a total of 191 athletes earned individual honors.

Broadalbin-Perth had its boys cross country, girls cross country, boys golf and girls golf team earn scholar-athlete team awards. A total 30 athletes from those teams earned individual awards.

The Amsterdam girls tennis, boys golf and girls cross country teams earned scholar-athlete team awards. The boys golf team had nine individuals honored, the girls tennis team had 12, the girls cross country had six, and the boys cross country team had three individuals honored.

Fonda-Fultonville had all three of its fall sports teams that competed earn scholar-athlete team awards, as the boys cross country, girls cross country and boys golf teams were honored. The boys cross country and boys golf teams also won Western Athletic Conference titles. A total of 21 athletes from FFCS earned individual honors from the state.

The Leader-Herald/james A. Ellis Broadalbin-Perth's, from left, Gidynd Abel, Camille Calderone, Mairead Marsden, haley tomlinson and Victoria Tambasco are joined by Gloversville's Finley Ebersol, Melia Stoller, Lucia Bouchard and Allie Salvione before teeing off for a Foothills Council exhibition match Thursday at Kingsboro Golf Course. The players are members of the first girls golf teams at both schools.

Johnstown saw its boys cross country, boys golf, girls cross country and girls golf teams earn scholar-athlete team awards. A total of 16 Johnstown athletes earned individual honors.

Gloversville’s girls golf and girls cross country teams earned scholar-athlete team honors. The girls golf and boys golf teams each had two individuals honored, while the girls cross country team had three athletes earn individual honors.

Mayfield had its boys and girls cross country teams earn scholar-athlete team awards. The boys cross country team had 11 runners honored individually, while the girls cross country team had eight athletes honored.

The combined Northville-Mayfield golf team earned a scholar-athlete team award and a total of 13 golfers earned individual honors.

The Galway boys and girls cross country teams earn scholar-athlete team honors and a total of 13 athletes from those teams were honored.

Canajoharie’s boys golf team earned a scholar-athlete team award and had seven golfers earn individual honors.

The combined Canajoharie-Fort Plain boys and girls cross country team each earned scholar-athlete team awards. A total of 13 runners – seven girls and six boys – earned individual honors.

Dolgeville had its boys cross country, girls cross country and girls soccer teams earn scholar-athlete team awards. The Blue Devils had a total of 22 athletes from those teams earn individual honors.

Wells did not field any teams this fall, while several area schools opted out of the Fall I season for their football, girls soccer, boys soccer and field hockey teams. They are slated to take part in the Fall II season, which is scheduled to begin in March.

This fall, the NYSPHSAA recognized 1,437 scholar-athlete teams and 18,961 individuals. A total of 329 schools across the state participated in the scholar-athlete program. Any school or section offering a fall sport in a different part of the school year will be permitted to submit Scholar-Athlete information at that time.

“The student-athletes who earned recognition as a Scholar-Athlete for their work in the classroom this fall deserve our congratulations,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director, in a news release. “To see the number of teams and individuals recognized as scholar-athletes during these incredibly challenging times shows how hard our student-athletes are working. The dedication these student-athletes have shown to their studies is a testament to the truly remarkable young men and women we have in New York State.”

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