Five Up For High School 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.
Senior Logan Thompson made history at Natanis Golf Course this weekend in the State Championship of high school golf. Thompson shot a six-under par 66 at the event to claim the Class C title for the fourth consecutive year. Along the way, he became the first boys high school golfer in Maine history to win the state individual title four years in a row. Thompson also helped guide the Lynx to a State Title in the team event the weekend prior.
Senior runner Brendan Penfold of Deer Isle-Stonington won the PVC Championship in Orono this weekend with a time of 17:15.52. The mark was the fastest overall for the event of all runners in either class and Penfold was 10 seconds faster than his next closest opponent in the race. He will look to improve on his 2016 second place finish in the Class C North Region Championship this weekend in Belfast.
Tyler Simmons of Medomak Valley was crucial in a 32-26 victory versus John Bapst this past week. The senior back rushed for 84 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground. He also had 32 yards receiving, threw for 49 yards, and took a kickoff return back for a touchdown from 80 yards out that was a turning point in the win. Medomak Valley has now won two straight and will host Old Town on Saturday afternoon.
Adam Bertrand of MCI helped the Huskies to a big victory versus Foxcroft Academy this past Friday night. Bertrand logged 176 yards on 36 rushes and also scored a touchdown in the 34-20 victory for MCI. The Huskies are now 4-3 on the year in Class C and will host Winslow on Friday night.
Hermon High School girls soccer standout Alex Allain had a good week for the Hawks. She logged five goals in the 15-0 win over Washington Academy, added an assist in the game versus Presque Isle, and had two goals and two assists in a 6-0 victory versus Nokomis. On the year she has 16 goals and has notched 99 in her career at Hermon. The Hawks are 9-3-1 on the season and the team will try to replicate their Northern Maine final appearance from a year ago when the playoffs begin in Class B.
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!