F-M, CBA figures named 'Believe to Achieve' winners

A quartet of local sports figures were honored last Tuesday at LeMoyne College with "Believe to Achieve" awards for the Fall 2010 sports season by the Syracuse Sports Corporation.

Among the honorees was two highly-accomplished coaches from Fayetteville-Manlius - Bill Aris, of cross country, and Phil Rudolph, of girls tennis.

Aris led the Hornets to an unprecedented fifth consecutive national championship, setting a record score during the Dec. 4 Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore. Rudolph's F-M girls tennis team earned another Section III Class AA title and extended its match win streak to 291.

Also, CBA football quarterback Tyler Hamblin received the Male Athlete award after leading the Brothers to the Section III Class AA finals and earning first-team All-Central New York Status.

Finally, Damien Rhodes, star of the 2001 sectional title team at F-M, earned an Excellence in Sportsmanship Award. Rhodes has returned to the F-M program as an assistant coach.

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