Panayiota Anastos of Maine-Endwell was named Athlete of the Week

Panayiota Anastos of the Maine-Endwell girls track and field team was named Athlete of the Week for the April 28-May 4 competition.

Anastos won the shot put (38 feet, 4.25 inches) and discus (108-7) at the Vestals Golden Bear Mixed Relays on May 3. She came back the next day and won both events at the Horseheads Blue Shoes Invitational with performances of 34 11.5 inches in the shot put and 110 feet 5 inches in the discus.

The senior is coming off a winter season in which she placed second among public schools and third overall in the shot put at the New York State indoor championship meet.

Anastos received 51.5% of the 59,393 votes cast, followed by Deposit Hancock softball player Addison Makowski with 44.3% of the vote. Other nominees included Lauren Paske of the Chenango Forks girls track and field team, Horseheads baseball player Micah Hays and Horseheads softball player Caitlin Yearick.

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Six athletes were nominated as Athlete of the Week for May 5-11.

Voting continues until the end of the day on Wednesday to determine the winner from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Elmira Star-Gazette, Ithaca Journal and Corning Leader coverage areas.

Nominations are based primarily on results reported to or events covered by sports reporters in the publications.

The nominees:

Ava Cirigliano, Sidney softball: She reached 500 career strikeouts in college when she threw a one-hitter in a 13-0 victory over Oxford. Cirigliano threw 14 strikeouts and went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple and three RBIs. In the Midstate Athletic Conference semifinals, she threw a four-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead a 5-2 victory over Bainbridge-Guilford.

Gabby Milazzo, Thomas A. Edison Softball: Milazzo hit a three-pointer to lead the Spartans to a 9-3 victory over Lansing in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School championship game. She struck out 12, walked one and all three runs scored against her were unearned. Milazzo went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Mack Patterson, Chenango Valley Athletics: He was a double winner at Saturday's Parkhurst Invitational at Union-Endicott. Patterson won the shot put with a distance of 47 feet, 10 inches and the discus with a distance of 155 feet, 2 inches.

Zuri Ruffin, Corning boys track and field: Ruffin was a three-time winner at the Fast Times Invitational in Corning on Friday. He won the 100-meter dash in 11.10 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 22.91 and the long jump with a top jump of 20 feet, 10.5 inches. Earlier this week, he helped Corning complete a 4-0 Southern Tier Athletic Conference West dual meet season by winning the long jump (21 feet, 11.5 inches) in a 98-43 win over Ithaca .

Reilly Storer, Vestal Softball: Vestal pitched 14 innings in two Golden Bears wins, allowing two hits while recording 14 strikeouts and walking three. That included a no-hitter with five strikeouts in a 2-0 win over Union-Endicott. In the STAC semifinals on Saturday, Storer threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Chenango Valley.

Conlan Taylor, Owego Free Academy baseball: Taylor made two starts during the week and allowed one run on seven hits over 12 innings. He gave up one hit and struck out six in five scoreless innings without a decision in a 3-1 loss to Vestal. Taylor threw a six-hitter, striking out four and striking out two in a 5-1 victory over the Horseheads in the STAC semifinals on Saturday.

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