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Tom Paola is first student/athlete from MDI to be named 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

2014 spring season- Week 5- May 18th-May 24th


Tom Paola- MDI- baseball- Pitched a no hitter and struck out five in 2-0 victory over Hermon. He walked only two. He had a double in 3-2 loss to George Stevens.

Paola is the first student/athlete from MDI to be named athlete of the week. MDI has a record of 7-5 with four games remaining in the regular season.

Runner up

Carter DeRedin- Bucksport- baseball- Pitched a four hitter with 15 strikeouts in 3-0 victory over Orono. Had three hits and two RBI in 5-0 victory over Searsport.

Other nominations

Gage Feeney- Washington Academy- baseball- Had two hits, including a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in 14-2 win over Lee. Went 3-3 with two doubles, single, three runs scored, and three RBI plus pitched five scoreless innings, allowing only two hits, one walk, and struck out eight in 10-0 win over Calais. Had one hit and one run scored in 6-3 victory over Ellsworth.

Michael Turner- Hermon- baseball- Allowed one earned run on five hits and had the go ahead hit in 5-2 win over Foxcroft. Went 2-4 with two singles in doubleheader split with Caribou.

Jacob Sinclair- Dexter- baseball- Had two hits (double, triple), two RBI, two runs scored, and was the winning pitcher in 5-3 victory over PCHS. Had the Tigers only hit in 3-0 loss to George Stevens.

Wes Herrick- George Stevens- baseball- Pitched a one-hitter and struck out seven in 3-0 victory over Dexter.