Gowanda’s Kota is Central Division POY

OBSERVER File Photo Gowanda senior shortstop Zoey Kota was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division Player of the Year.

Gowanda senior shortstop Zoey Kota was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division Player of the Year for the league-champion Panthers.

Zoey Kota was joined on the First Team by her seventh-grade sister Addison Kota and senior first baseman Abigail Valone. Gowanda’s Tyler Thompson was named the Coach of the Year.

Silver Creek sophomore Kaylee Hutchison was named the league’s Pitcher of the Year and joined on the First Team by freshman catcher Laneya Olsen and senior first baseman Bailey Watroba.

Pine Valley, which received the league’s Sportsmanship Award, had two players on the First Team. Senior first baseman/pitcher Lyric Westlund was joined by senior catcher Morgan Sandy.

Randolph senior pitcher Abigail Mansfield and sophomore shortstop Kyra Pence; Brocton senior pitcher Juli Smith and freshman outfielder Julia Miller; and Forestville sophomore catcher Dakota VanArsdale rounded out the First Team.

Sportsmanship Award winners were Gowanda freshman Ella Luther, Randolph senior Haleigh Smith, Silver Creek senior Stevie Cook, Brocton senior Heather Johnston, Forestville senior Alexis Alguire and Pine Valley junior Mattison Cadle.


Zoey Kota Sr. SS Gowanda

Addison Kota 7th 2B Gowanda

Abigail Valone Sr. 1B Gowanda

Abigail Mansfield Sr. P Randolph

Kyra Pence Soph. SS Randolph

Kaylee Hutchison Soph. P Silver Creek

Laneya Olsen Fresh. C Silver Creek

Bailey Watroba Sr. 1B Silver Creek

Juli Smith Sr. P Brocton

Julia Miller Fresh. OF Brocton

Lyric Westlund Sr. P/1B Pine Valley

Morgan Sandy Sr. C Pine Valley

Dakota VanArsdale Soph. C Forestville


Cameron Nagel Jr. P Gowanda

Ella Luther Fresh. C Gowanda

Lena Gao:wisa:s Stevens Soph. OF Gowanda

Lavani Johnson Sr. 3B Randolph

Ella Conley Sr. 1B Randolph

Alaina Bunker Soph. OF Randolph

Amber Lockwood Soph. SS/P Silver Creek

Tessa Braidich Fresh. OF Silver Creek

Heather Johnston Sr. C Brocton

Ashley Campbell Soph. 3B Pine Valley

Trista Farnham Jr. P/1B Pine Valley

Alexis Alguire Sr. P Forestville


Brocton: Makenna Honey (Sr.), Savanna Krystofiak (Jr.), Christine Wdowiasz (Sr.)

Forestville: Lauryn Pierce (Soph.)

Gowanda: Hailey Fort (Jr.)

Pine Valley: Danica Farnham (8th)

Randolph: Miranda Waterman (Sr.)

Silver Creek: Kaytlyn Killock (Sr.), Sierra Farner (Sr.)


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