From the gridiron to the trails to the links, this week in high school sports featured some spectacular performances from some outstanding student-athletes. Only one, however, can be our next McDonald's High School Athlete of the Week.

This week, that winner is Taner Bickford of the MDI Trojans. Bickford was instrumental in the Trojans 51-12 victory over John Bapst as he scored six touchdowns while rushing for 263 yards and catching a 20-yard pass. Through five games this season, he has rushed for nearly 700 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

Bickford walked away with 44 percent of the vote, followed by Orono High School standout Tia Tardy, who has been been breaking course records all season long.

Tardy was the first Maine girl to cross the finish line at last week’s Festival of Champions and did so with the eighth-fastest time in the event’s history on that course with a time of 18:39. Tardy established four course records in that last four races leading up to the Festival of Champions. She has now met the national elite gold standard in eight different running distances.

Just behind Tardy was golfer Cole Daniel of the Old Town Coyotes. Daniel won the PVC Golf Championship on Saturday by firing a score of 77, becoming just one of two golfers to break 80 in the tournament. Daniel and the Coyotes won the team title and he has carried a season average of 39.56. The junior has improved his average score by 6 strokes since his freshman season.


Here are the final results: