By Keith McShea
Courtney Bondanza, a Lancaster junior, has done that for three years. This year she capped off her high school competition with an all-around capper: The state all-around title.
Bondanza won the all-around competition at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships to help the Section VI all-star team to the state title. She scored 38.125 at the states after winning sectionals with a score of 37.775.
Bondanza also competed in the Women’s U.S. Junior Olympic National Championships earlier this month in Jackson, Miss.
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All Prep Talk Players of the Year will be honored at the inaugural Prep Talk Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed and Janet Snyder of Kiss 98.5. The Prep Talk Awards will honor Prep Talk Players of the Year in more than 30 sports, along with the All-Western New York first teams in football and basketball.
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Our Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards will feature a different Prep Talk Player of the Year each day until the big night.
The list thus far:
Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards / Prep Talk Players of the Year
May 15 -- Boys soccer: Brandon Galanti, Frontier
May 16 -- Girls soccer: Carissima Cutrona, Williamsville South
May 17 -- Girls swimming: Dina Rommel, Clarence
May 18 -- Boys swimming: Jack Boyd, Canisius
May 19 -- Wrestling: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, Cheektowaga
May 20 -- Boys bowling: Chad Mee, Frontier
May 21 -- Girls bowling: Haley Carroll, Williamsville South
May 22 -- Boys volleyball: Brian Costello, Canisius
May 23 -- Girls volleyball: Lainy Pierce, Eden
May 24 -- Boys gymnastics: Noah Roberson, Williamsville South
Today -- Girls gymnastics: Courtney Bondanza, Lancaster