Maine-Endwell Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Sonny Spera, has been named the Class A "Coach of the Year" by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
The group, made up of NYS basketball coaches of all scholastic and collegiate levels, named its list of the top girls and boys coaches on the high school, Div. I, II, and III and junior college levels.
Spera will receive his award at the BCANY fall clinic Oct. 4 and 5 at SUNY Cortland.
These are the dates for the fall sports sign-ups for High School and Middle School students:
JV and Varsity Fall Sports: May 21, 2:20 p.m., at the High School
Modified Fall Sports: May 29, 2:30 p.m., at the Middle School
Maine-Endwell senior David Zielewicz made his commitment to Division I LeMoyne College where he will play lacrosse. A signing ceremony in David's honor took place April 30 at the High School library.
David has been a varsity starter on the lacrosse team since his sophomore year and this year is a team captain. In his position at mid-field, David helped his team become division champions in 2012. He has been named a scholar athlete for the past three years. David was also a member of the state champion varsity football team.
In addition to athletics, David is active in his school and community. He is a member of Key Club, International Club and serves as a freshman class mentor. He has participated in Relay For Life and Make-A-Wish events and volunteers at a youth football camp and the S.P.E.A.K shelter.
David plans to major in biology at LeMoyne.
Senior Bryant Hatala signed his letter of intent to attend Siena College where he will run cross country. A ceremony in his honor was held April 25 at the High School library.
In addition to competing in three state meets and a federation meet, Bryant has helped the Maine-Endwell cross country team earn three section titles. This year he is team captain and has been a NYS Scholar Athlete for all four year of high school.
Bryant is known as a leader among his peers and he received the Sect. IV Class B sportsmanship award.
In addition to athletics, Bryant volunteers his time in the community. He is active in his church, and is a Boys and Girls Club volunteer.
He plans to major in biology at Siena and work toward a career as an orthopedic physician.
Girls varsity basketball team members are not only great athletes, but also great leaders.
The team received the Dr. Sandra E. Scott Team Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to the team that exhibits the best sportsmanship throughout the entire state championship playoff tournament.
Congratulations to our Lady Spartans and their coaches. You are true Spartans leaders!!