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Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The winter season produced a host of first-year varsity athletes who contributed on successful teams. Sayre sophomore Dom Fabbri was a major contributor on the Redskins’ run to the state playoffs, and is the 2019-20 Valley Sports Report boys “Newcomer of the Winter” season.

An athletic all-around player, Fabbri scored taking the ball to the bucket, and from behind the 3-point arc, as well as creating easy scoring opportunities himself and his teammates with his defense.

Fabbri averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.5 steals per game, and knocked down 35 3-pointers this season.

The remainder of the “All-Valley Super 7 Boys Newcomers of the Winter” are:

Jake Courtney, freshman, Athens:
Courtney finished his first varsity season with a 13-9 record. He placed third at the North Section Tournament to advance to the District 4 Championships.

During the regular season, Courtney finished fifth at the Oneonta Rotary Tournament, including two wins over New York State qualifier T.J. O’Connor of Cooperstown.

He was the VSR wrestling “Newcomer of the Year.”

Mason Lister, freshman, Athens: Long, lanky, and athletic, Lister can handle the ball, shoot the 3, take the ball to the bucket, and hit the boards. He is also a strong defender.

Lister averaged 5.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.7 steals per game, and knocked down 23 3-pointers this season.

Lucas Horton, freshman, Sayre: Another long, lanky, and athletic player, Horton made the most of his time on the court, scoring from the perimeter and in transition.

He averaged 5.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, and canned nine 3-pointers on the season.

Aidan Garcia, freshman, Athens: Garcia posted a 15-13 record on the season, including a 5-2 record in league dual matches.

Garcia went 3-1 at the North Section Tournament to finish third, and advance to the District 4 Championships.

Chris DeForest, freshman, Athens: DeForrest finished eighth in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.83 seconds, and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.26 seconds at the District 4 Championships. He also swam on fifth-and sixth-place relays.

At the NTL Championships, DeForest placed second in 50 free, second in 100 free, and was on the winning 200 free relay

Joey Tomasso, 8th-grader, Waverly: Poised beyond his years, Tomasso did a nice job running the Wolverine offense, and knocked down some big shots in his first varsity season. He will be at the helm during what should be some very good Waverly teams over the next four years.

He averaged 6.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game, and  made 24 3-pointers on the season.


IN PHOTO: Sayre’s Dom Fabbri.

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