• Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton)At 6'3", 250 pounds, Ryan Ehrets is a physical force. "He can use his body better than anyone on our team," says Chenango Forks head coach Kevin Watson. "He can create space, make an assist, seal down low." It's not just his size that makes him a low post threat for the Blue Devils. Ryan says he prides himself on being "quicker than a lot of the bigger guys." "I can get in there and out-hustle them," he says. Stronger and quicker -- with a basketball, a football and a calculator. Ryan says he is a "big math student" -- as in a 98 grade point average. When you crunch the numbers, Ryan is doing work not only with his size, but with his head. "He's a hard worker, he's a smart kid," Watson says. "He not only knows where he's supposed to be on the court, but also where everyone else is supposed to be." "Everything I do is all about knowing what everyone else does," Ryan says. "It helps me be a better player, it helps everyone else be a better player." With Ryan in the lead as a lineman, a dominant Forks offensive line rolled up 480 rushing yards in the Class C state title game. He was recently named first team all-state. "I'd definitely like to see if I could play football in college somewhere," he says. "It would mean a whole lot. I love the sport. I would love to just keep playing. I enjoy it so much and you can't beat playing the sport." Since he's only a junior, his hoops coach says that's a goal Ryan can achieve. "He does his work in the field, on the court and in the classroom, but he always puts his time in the weight room. I think that's the one thing not a lot of student athletes do around here, is he hits those four areas hard.'

  • Academic All-Star: Caitlyn Knapp

    Conklin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She still has a year and a half left of high school, but already Susquehanna Valley's Caitlyn Knapp has quite the resume: all-state player, state champ and multiple student of the year awards in school. This week's Academic All-Star is a jack of all trades for the Sabers.

  • Academic All-Star: Emily MacKay

    Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) She may not look all that fierce, but there's something you should know about Union-Endicott senior runner Emily MacKay.

  • Academic All-Star: Emilly Schutt

    Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In simple terms, Vestal's Emily Schutt never settles.

  • Academic All-Star: Sarah Miller

    Harpursville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Harpursville's Sarah Miller plays volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball in the spring. A full schedule, but that's what she signed up for.

  • Academic All-Star: Maya Haykal

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With a strong desire to overcome obstacles, it should be no surprise Seton Catholic Central's Maya Haykal found her sport how she did.

  • Academic All-Star: Maggie Rose Pelella

    Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) No other sport stands up to running in Maggie Rose Pelella's estimation.

  • Academic All-Star: Kelly Saroka

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It isn't often a student's face lights up like Kelly Saroka's when they talk about their favorite subject.

  • Academic All-Star: Julie Nemcek

    Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Windsor sophomore Julie Nemcek is a no nonsense, get down-to-work type of girl.

  • Academic All-Star: Olivia Trumino

    Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Olivia Trumino is sure getting a lot out of one season on the lacrosse field. The Chenango Valley senior is a captain for the first-ever girls lacrosse team at CV.

This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.