Merchant earns female athlete of the week

Each week during the high school sports season the Eastern Maine 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 @ When you send your nominations include the athlete, name of the school, stats for the week of the nomination.  The male and female winner will each receive a t shirt

This is the last week that we will be doing athlete of the week for the winter season. Here is a look at previous winners. Hopefully we get just as many great nominations for the spring season starting in April

Winter season- Week 7- January 30th- February 11th


Morgan Merchant- Jonesport-Beals- Basketball- Earned top honors by scoring 120 points in leading the Royals to a 3-2 record in the past two weeks. She also averaged over 12 rebounds per game during that span. Merchant Scored 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in 53-40 victory over Sumner. Scored 18 points in 49-39 victory over Machias. Recorded 28 points and 10 rebounds in 55-20 victory over Calvary Chapel.  Recorded 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 60-54 loss to Deer Isle-Stonington. Recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in 54-47 loss to Shead.

Runner up

Jillian Woodward- Orono- Basketball- Scored 26 points and 20 rebounds in 57-44 victory over John Bapst. Recorded 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in 52-41 victory over Dexter. Scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 43-27 victory over George Stevens. Recorded 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 69-39 victory over Penquis.

Third Place

Sigrid Koizar- Stearns- Basketball- Recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals in 63-35 victory over Penquis. Scored 21 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals in 58-34 victory over Dexter.Recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals in 43-33 victory over Schenck.