Five Up For HS Athlete Of The Week [VOTE]
It’s time for you to help us decide again who should be the winner of this week’s McDonald’s High School Athlete of the Week. We have five great weekly performances this week for you to choose from.
Brunswick sophomore Owen Richardson helped the football team to an upset over #3 ranked Cony in the Class B North playoffs this past Friday. Richardson had 119 yards on 18 carries rushing, while also adding a receiving touchdown on a pass from QB Nate Girardin. He ran a fake punt in from 45 yards out for another score as well in the win. Brunswick won the contest 38-27 and will face Lawrence this week in the semifinals.
Orono High School junior Camille Kohtala helped the Riots to yet another State Title in Class C with a time of 20:22.76 in the state meet this past weekend. Kohtala finished in second place in the meet in her class, but helped secure a narrow one point victory for the Orono team to take home the title. The win for the girls program was their fourth in the past five years in cross country for the Red Riots.
Senior Michael Norton Jr of Oceanside High School had a game to remember in the Class C North quarterfinal game last Friday night. Norton scored five times on the ground and tallied 267 yards rushing in the contest as the Mariners moved on to the next round of the playoffs with a 40-33 win over Hermon. In addition to his five scores, Norton also took those touchdowns in on carries of 78, 54, 39, 23, and 17 yards. Oceanside will face MDI in the semifinals this week.
Calais volleyball player Kylie Donovan and her team won the Class C State Championship over Washington Academy this past weekend. In the title game, she was a perfect 21 for 21 serving, with five aces, five assists, and eight digs in the win. Calais would take the win over WA by a score of 3-0 and avenge a loss to the Black Raiders from earlier in the year.
Wyatt Lord of Hampden Academy wrapped up the fall season of running in Cross Country with the Broncos, finishing in second place overall in the Class A Boys’ race with a time of 16:35.45 (just 3.5 seconds off of the top spot). The Hampden side finished in fourth place overall, which was the highest placing effort from any North school in the class. In the overall standings that include Class B and C, Lord charted the third best time at the meet and qualified for the New England Championship meet.
The decision is up to you to choose who you think is the McDonald’s High School Athlete of the Week between these five great athletes from this past week!
*Voting ends at midnight Wednesday…Winner announced on Thursday’s Morning Pitch!