Dale Wickham, pitching this season for the first time since the seventh grade, made the most of it.
With the state title on the line Saturday, the Victor, N.Y., senior right-hander threw a five-hit, one-walk shutout in a 3-0 defeat of Shenendehowa (Clifton Park) for the New York Class AA baseball title.
Wickham, who’s headed to Cornell next season, finished the season with a 7-0 record. His effort leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the ALL-USA top performances:
Brian Buckley, baseball, La Salle, Wyndmoor, Pa.
Junior outfielder hit a bases-loaded single to drive in the winning runs in a 4-2 eight-inning defeat of Conestoga (Berwyn) on Friday for the Class AAAA state title.
Jamie Cheslik, soccer, Northville, N.Y.
Senior forward scored the winning goal and assisted on the other in a 2-1 defeat of Eisenhower (Utica) for the Division 1 girls soccer title on Saturday, capping a 23-0 season for Northville.
Alexa Efraimson, track and field, Camas, Wash.
Junior ran a 4:07.05 on Saturday in the Grand Prix women’s 1,500 in New York City, the second-fastest 1,500 by a high school runner.
Noah Fink, baseball, Lutheran-Kohler, Sheboygan, Wis.
Junior threw a 12-strikeout perfect game in a 4-0 defeat of Ozaukee on Tuesday.
Jake Godfrey, baseball, Providence Catholic, New Lenox, Ill.
Senior right-hander led team to 4-1 state title defeat of St. Rita (Chicago) on Saturday, throwing a complete-game two-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk.
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Sydney Harless, softball, Great Bridge, Chesapeake, Va.
Junior right-hander drove in the first run of the game and struck out 11 batters in a 3-1 defeat of Briar Woods (Ashburn) on Sunday for the state Group 5A title.
Rochelle Koshalek, softball, Mosinee, Wis.
Junior threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and retired the final 16 batters she faced in a 2-0 defeat of New London for the state Division 2 title on Saturday.
Lindsay May, golf, Auburn, N.Y.
Led by an eagle on No. 9, the eighth-grader won the state girls tournament by three strokes, finishing with a 3-under-par 69 on Saturday for a two-day total of 146.
Nick McCann, baseball, Bishop Heelan, Sioux City, Iowa
Junior scored four runs and drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, in a 14-13 defeat of Wahlert Catholic (Dubuque) on Sunday.