The 46th annual Rotary Sports Award banquet was held last week and a pair of three-sport male high school athletes stood tall. Adam Ross of St. Mary's won the Walter Lowe Trophy as the Sault's top high school male Athlete, while Gavin Cond of Sir James Dunn took home the B'nai B'rith Award, given each year to the graduating male student who best combines academic and athletic achievement. Far from being the most-gifted athlete, Ross nonetheless parlayed sheer determination, a peerless work ethic, and physical strength in establishing himself as a gritty, dependable football, basketball and hockey standout at St. Mary's. The son of Regina and John Ross, Adam has become a symbol for the results that the ultimate in determination and fortitude can bring. Cond, meanwhile, also stood out in football, basketball and hockey at Sir James Dunn, while recording grades of 91 per cent in OAC studies. He is the son of Judy and Lynn Cond. Individual winners in other sports were also recognized by Rotary. They included four others from Sir James Dunn: Brad Duquette (hockey), Jason Carrier (wrestling), Tim Dalseg (badminton) and E.J. Harnden (curling). Other award winners were the Korah duo of Clyde Bridge (cross-country running), Carmen Medaglia (basketball) as well as Tyler Koskenoja of White Pines (track and field.) Sir James Dunn, meanwhile, was awarded the Ross Winslade Trophy as the public school accumulating the most points in boys and girls sports combined. It was the 14th year in a row the Dunn captured the trophy, named after the late Winslade, a former SJD principal. Meanwhile, the H.P. Broughton Trophy as the Sault's sportsperson of the year was awarded to Craig Hartsburg, former head coach of the Ontario Hockey League Soo Greyhounds. Skier Brigitte Acton and swimmer Jennifer Fratesi were finalists for the award. Ironically, Fratesi, who now swims out of Kitchener, was last week honoured as that city's sportsperson of the year, edging out a number of candidates, including boxer Donna Mancuso, also a former Sault resident.