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Jacob Rioux captures male athlete of the week

Jacob Rioux (12) earned male athlete of the week
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Each week during the high school sports season the High School Sports Examiner and the Eastern Maine Sports Blog will announce a female and male athlete of the week. You can send your nominations to Marc at

When you send your nominations include the athlete, name of the school, stats for the week of the nomination.

Past winners

2013/2014 Winter season- Week 9-January 27th- February 2nd


Jacob Rioux- Van Buren- basketball- Scored 57 points in 74-51 victory over Madawaska. Rioux made 11 three point field goals and eight free throws. The 57 points broke the Van Buren school record for points in a game.

Scored 23 points in 58-39 loss to Fort Kent.

Scored 35 points in 81-22 victory over Greater Houlton Christian.

Rioux is the second student/athlete from Van Buren to earn athlete of the week.

He joins Parise Rossignol, who has earned the honor five times.

Rioux and the Crusaders have a 9-7 record with two games remaining in the regular season.

Runner up

Nate Burns- PCHS- basketball- Scored the first 14 points of the game and finished with 31, including five three pointers in 64-54 win over Central. Scored 14 points in 51-28 victory over PVHS.

Other nominations

Austin Tenney- Narraguagus- basketball- Hit the game winning shot in overtime in 58-56 win over Shead.

Kyle Ham- Central- basketball- Scored 19 points in 62-51 victory over Bucksport. Scored 20 points in 64-54 loss to PCHS.

Andrew Prescott- Central- basketball- Scored 17 points, including going 8-8 from the FT line in 62-51 victory over Bucksport.

Trevor Macomber- Central- Scored 33 points to lead the Central junior varsity team toa victory over Bucksport.

Kacey McVey- Stearns- basketball- Scored 23 points in 78-34 victory over PVHS.

Seth Brown- Stearns- basketball- Scored 19 points in 78-34 victory over PVHS. Scored 11 points in 45-40 loss to Dexter.

Kolby Kendall- Foxcroft- basketball- Scored 17 points, including the game winning basket with eight seconds remaining in 49-48 victory over Dexter. Scored 12 points in 66-46 loss to Old Town.

Ryan Leavitt- Schenck- basketball- Recorded 27 points and nine steals in 78-63 victory over Katahdin. Scored nine points in 54-47 loss to Mattanawcook.

Bailey Spack- Dexter- basketball- Scored 15 points in 47-41 double overtime victory over PCHS. Scored 18 points in 49-48 loss to Foxcroft. Scored 21 points, including going 8-8 from the FT line in 45-40 victory over Stearns.

Trevor Lovely- Winslow- basketball- Recorded 33 points (included his 1000 career Point), five assists, and five rebounds in 85-57 victory over Leavitt. Recorded 24 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in 59-54 victory over Waterville.

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