Twin Tiers Sports Award winners announced
ELMIRA – The 4th Annual Twin Tiers Sports Awards winners were announced virtually Wednesday night.
"The 4th Annual Twin Tiers Sports Awards was the most unique edition yet,“ said WETM-TV sports director and founder of the event, Andy Malnoske. ”This year's event was entirely virtual on our website, and it couldn't have gone any better. If we still had the opportunity to honor our student-athletes, coaches, and communities, we would find a way to it. Our hope is that the awards would provide an outlet for sports fans who are missing the local sports scene, just as much as us.“
This year’s edition was exclusively on mytwintiers.com/sports after the scheduled June event at The Clemens Center was postponed due to the coronavrius.
Over 10,000 fans voted and let their voices be heard on who was the best in local sports for this past year.
- Team of The Year – Avoca Girls Soccer
- College Team of The Year – Mansfield Sprint Football
- Moment of The Year – Johnny Beecher scores goal at Michigan, NHL Draft pick
- Highlight of The Year – Horseheads Grayson Woodhouse’s game-winning shot
- People’s Choice – Best Student Section Award – Horseheads Rowdy Raiders
- College Athlete of The Year – Olivia LeBaron, Buffalo State Basketball
- Inspiration of The Year – 5-year-old baseball player, Ryder Belosky
- Coach of The Year – Horseheads Wrestling’s Brett Owen
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Mansfield University’s Steve McCloskey
- Male MVP – Mason Putnam, Prattsburgh Basketball
- Female MVP – Kiara Fisher, Elmira Basketball
The Twin Tiers Sports Awards is planning to be in person again in 2021.
“Next year, we will be back better than ever,” said Malnoske. “It will be an event that people will not want to miss. Thank you to the entire Twin Tiers for their support, without it, this event simply does not thrive. In the end, honoring the very best in local sports is not only an inspiration to us, but the entire community. They deserve it.”