HIT: To Mike Suarez and Alyssa Lawrence, the 2018 champions of The Citizen Masters bowling tournaments.
Both the men's and women's winners this year are first-time champs. In that sense, Suarez, 25, and Lawrence, 21, also represent the promising future of local bowling in the Cayuga County area.
Becoming a Masters champion is a testament to a bowler's skill, mental toughness and consistency. This year's title winners certainly displayed all of those qualities over the past month in which the tournament has taken place.
In addition to offering congrats to the winners, we also give kudos to the tournament directors and volunteers and the area bowling venues that hosted the competition over the past four weekends.
MISS: To evidence that a large number of people appear to be cheating taxpayers out of money.
A welfare fraud sweep took place in Cayuga County last week, with 15 different area residents facing legal charges that they defrauded a system meant to help low-income people.
These cases came about as a result of a coordinated effort among police agencies, the Cayuga County District Attorney's Office and the Cayuga County Department of Social Services.
HIT: To a nice rebound for the Syracuse men's basketball team.
After dropping four of its first five Atlantic Coast Conference games, SU has now put together a three-game winning streak following Saturday's victory at Pittsburgh.
This team probably has to come up with a few more high-quality wins in order to secure a spot in the NCAA tourney, but regrouping over the past couple of weeks was essential to preserving that chance.
The Citizen Editorial Board includes publisher Rob Forcey, managing editor Mike Dowd and executive editor Jeremy Boyer.