AuSable Valley’s Savage selected as Heisman finalist
CLINTONVILLE — AuSable Valley senior Dillon Savage has been selected as a state finalist for the prestigious Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.
The program, now in its 20th year, recognizes high school seniors for their achievement in academics, athletics and leadership in the community. Savage is the only Section VII student-athlete among the 10 male finalists chosen from New York State and is one of 48,000 candidates nationwide who applied for the award. Savage, a three-sport athlete and captain, is a five-year varsity starter on the Patriots’ baseball team, five-year starter on the hockey team (merges with Lake Placid) and a three-year starter on the football team. Savage is a three-time all-star in football, an all-star in baseball and as a junior was selected to sixth team all-state as a catcher in baseball. He also has a 3.3 GPA.
During the week of Nov. 4, one male and one female finalist from each state will be chosen as state winners. From those state winners, 12 will be chosen as national finalists and will compete for the national winner title in New York City Dec. 13.
National finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN network and will receive gold medals and $2,000 for their high schools.
The national winners will receive a crystal trophy and a $10,000 donation to their high school. The winners will be recognized during the Collegiate Heisman Trophy Ceremony in New York City on Dec. 14 on ESPN.
Dragoon tosses 300 game
CHAMPLAIN — Dan Dragoon bowled his second 300 game and an 801 series on Monday.
He carries a 213 average for Dragoon’s Farm Equipment at Bowl Mart Lanes.
Cummings named AVCA honorable mention
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Already recognized as the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Player of the Year and an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-New York Region performer, Plattsburgh State student-athlete Rosi Cummings added one more piece of postseason hardware to her burgeoning collection.
The 5’8 Plattsburgh product was named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American it was announced late Tuesday.
2013 saw Cummings lead the Plattsburgh State volleyball squad to one of its best seasons in program history as the team advanced to the SUNYAC Volleyball Championship Tournament semifinals for the first time since the 2003 season. The Cardinals wrapped up their most recent campaign with a 17-15 record – its first .500 or better mark since 2003.
Cummings led Plattsburgh State – as well as the entire SUNYAC – in kills per set (3.5) and racked up an impressive 437 terminations through her final year in a Cardinal uniform. On Oct. 8, she mashed her 1,000th career kill in the Cardinals’ home clash against St. Lawrence University.
On the national scene, her kills per set average was the 70th-highest in all of NCAA Division III Volleyball. In addition to her gaudy termination numbers, Cummings was second among the Plattsburgh State ranks in a number of other statistical categories including attack percentage (.217) service aces (39), digs (399) and digs per set (3.19).
In total, Cummings amassed 1,183 kills and 1,262 digs during her collegiate career.