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Tyler Thayer earns 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 11-February 10th- February 16th


Tyler Thayer- Hermon- basketball- Scored 40 points including going 13-19 from the free throw line in the 4th quarter and overtime in 68-63 quarterfinal upset over top seeded Oceanside.

Thayer and the Hawks will play Caribou in a class B semifinal game on Wednesday. Click here for the full class B tournament schedule.

Thayer is the first student/athlete from Hermon high school to earn athlete of the week honors.

Runner up

Cole Beal- Jonesport-Beals- basketball- Scored 30 points (including five 3-pointers) in 66-63 victory over top seeded Washburn in class D prelim victory.

Other nominations

Griffin Nightingale- Ellsworth- basketball- Made a three pointer with three seconds left in 47-44 class B prelim victory over Medomak Valley.

Kelsey Allen- George Stevens- Recorded 15 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in 59-53 class C prelim victory over Dexter.

Philip Shaheen- George Stevens - basketball- Scored 13 points (including 3-4 from 3 point range) in 59-53 class C prelim victory over Dexter.

Brett Ingraham- George Stevens- basketball- Recorded 12 points, five rebounds, and three assists in 59-53 class C prelim victory over Dexter.

Bailey Spack- Dexter- basketball- Scored 18 points in 59-53 loss to George Stevens in class C prelim.

Ethyn Gould- Dexter- basketball- recorded 10 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 59-53 class C prelim loss to George Stevens.

Seth Pearson- Bangor Christian- basketball- Scored 22 points in 54-32 class D prelim victory over Woodland.

Eric Hoogterp- Old Town - basketball- Scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 57-44 upset victory over MDI in class B quarterfinal game.

Bryce Harmon- Ellsworth- basketball- The freshman scored 20 points, including going 12-13 from the free throw line (6-6 fourth quarter) in 71-62 upset victory over Camden Hills in class B quarterfinal.