North's Adam Batz named Super 7 Athlete of the Week

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 17, 2017

While the hockey season has officially ended, it's not one Williamsville North's Adam Batz will soon forget.

"It's been amazing. The last three weeks I'm going to remember for the rest of my life," Batz said.

For Head Coach Bob Rosen, it's almost still a dream.

"I did wake up Monday morning thinking, 'Did we win.?'"

The answer: Yes. For the first time since 2011, the Spartans are the Kings of New York -- powered by two important goals from the senior forward along the way.

Two weeks ago in overtime, Batz settled the puck off the boards and fired home the game-winner in overtime of the Section VI Championship.

"I think I've watched it over ten Times on Twitter. Every once in a while I go back and watch it.  It makes me happy to see our team that happy," he joked.  "Maybe a little more."

"Those are the goals you wake up and wonder, "Did it go in? Did that happen?," Rosen added.

His Midas touch continued Sunday, as the senior netted what proved to be the clinching goal in the Spartans' 3-2 state title victory over Pittsford.

"It was relieving when the game was finally over," he said.  "I don't think it's hit me that we're state champions."

Two season changing goals, forever etched in history.

***Super 7 Countdown***

Adam Batz, Williamsville North Hockey
Scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Lancaster in the Section VI Championship and added the game winner in the Spartans’ state title victory over Pittsford.

Jennifer Grimm, Sacred Heart Basketball
Scored 13 points to power the Sharks to a 60-51 win over Monsignor McClancy in the Class A Catholic State Playoffs.  The Sharks would go onto finish as the state runner-up.

“Jen joined our team after Immaculata closed.  She was a great addition to our team.  A physically strong post player who is also a great leaper.  Jen is one of the best offensive and defensive rebounders in WNY.  She finished this year with 300 points and 228 rebounds, and had 7 double-doubles this season including the state semifinal game last weekend.” - Jack Coppola, Head Coach

Tyron Lott, Health Sciences Basketball
Scored 12 points and helped the Falcons rally late in the fourth quarter past Mynderse for a 50-47 win.

“Tyron came up big for us in the Mynderse game he scored when we needed a basket and he made multiple plays that created opportunities for his teammates to make plays and that speak volumes to what type of basketball player Tyron Lott really is and he's a big reason why we are going to the State Championship Tournament!”

Katie Price, Fredonia Girls Basketball
Scored 17 points to power the Hillbillies to a 55-46 win over Mynderse in the Class B Far West Regionals.

“"Katie is a tremendous basketball player who can score off the pass or off the dribble. She is a very good 3 point shooter. She is a great rebounder and often has hustle plays that turns the momentum our direction." - Carol Zirkle, Head Coach

Brock Blecha, Franklinville Basketball
Scored 16 points to power the Panthers to the Class D Far West Regional title with a 63-40 win over CG Finney.

“Brock is playing his best basketball at the right time.  He is the kind of kid a coach loves to coach and an even better person! He does whatever is needed for us!” – Jeff Haskall, Head Coach

Trevor Book, North Tonawanda Basketball
Scored 25 points to help power the Lumberjacks to their first Sectional championship since 1961, in a 60-54 win over Williamsville South.

“Trevor Book has shown tireless dedication investing in our program since the 7th grade as he has worked so hard at improving his game which is now at an elite level averaging 18.3 points per game.  Trevor is a ferocious competitor who hates to lose. He didn't take the regular season loss to Amherst well and he and his teammates made it a goal to earn another shot at Amherst in the Class A Championship. Trevor attacked right from the tip scoring 4 three pointers and 19 points in the first half, finishing with 25 points, shooting 10 for 15, (67% shooting) leading us to the overall Class A Championship.” – Ryan Mountain, Head Coach