High school sports

Finalists for MCSHOF high school athletes of year announced

By Staff | Sep 12, 2018

Rockland — The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame has announced the five male and female finalists for the organization's 2018 high school athletes of the year.

The winners will be announced at the hall's annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Rockland Elks Club.

The finalists were selected by the MCSHOF board of directors after it requested two female and two male nominees from each of the following Midcoast high schools: Oceanside of Rockland, Camden Hills of Rockport, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, Vinalhaven, Islesboro, Boothbay Region and Wiscasset.

The candidates were informed of the honor of their nomination and were asked to complete a questionnaire and return it to the board to be considered to be one of the five finalists for each award.

Any candidate who did not return the questionnaire was not considered.

The five male finalists are Kyle Ames of Boothbay, Matthew Chapman of Wiscasset, Noah Heidorn of Camden Hills, Michael Norton Jr. of Oceanside and Brent Stewart of Medomak Valley.

The five female finalists are Page Brown of Boothbay, Sarah Contento of Camden Hills, Gilleyanne Davis-Oakes of Vinalhaven, Gabby DePatsy of Medomak Valley and Déja Doughty of Vinalhaven.

The following is a summary for the boys candidate:

Ames is a 2018 graduate of Boothbay Region High School, where he was a three-sport athlete in cross country, basketball and track and field. In cross country, Ames was an important part of the Seahawk team that won the Mountain Valley Conference championship his four years and were Class C South champions in 2015. He was MVC all-conference second-team in as a sophomore and MVC first-team all-conference as a junior and senior. As a senior, Ames was captain of the team and received the coach’s award. In basketball, as a point guard, he was MVC second-team all-conference as a sophomore, first-team all-conference as a junior and senior, most valuable player of his team his junior and senior years, and team captain and McDonald’s all star his senior year. In track and field, Ames competed in the 800 meters, 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays and was named MVC all-conference second-team and team captain his senior year. In all three sports, Ames was named league all-academic. Ames has volunteered at school as a math tutor for fellow students and has helped in class fundraisers. His talent in finance showed when he started his own business as a sophomore selling trading cards on line, with considerable success. He has volunteered at the YMCA, coaching and refereeing youth basketball games, as well as coaching the boys junior varsity basketball season in fall preseason. In addition, Ames has enjoyed commentating for the girls basketball games. Ames attends the University of Maine in Orono and studies computer science.

Chapman is a senior at Wiscasset High School where he is a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and track and field, and has maintained perfect attendance his first three years. He played striker and wing in scorer and center in basketball. In track and field, Chapman broke the Wiscasset school record for the 110-meter hurdles, a mark held since 1982, and is the state Class C champion in the 100-meter hurdles and the state Class C runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles. He also is the Mountain Valley Conference champion for the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, and was named first-team all-conference in the MVC for the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. Chapman was named most valuable player for boys track and field in 2018. He has been a member of student council, yearbook committee, band, chorus, drama, National Honor Society, outing club, STEM Club, was a Boy’s State delegate in 2018 and a chamber of commerce school representative. He has volunteered with youth soccer and basketball. He is in his senior sports year.

Heidorn, a 2018 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School, has been a varsity standout in basketball and tennis. In basketball, Heidorn was 2017 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A North all-conference second-team and 2018 was all-conference first-team as well as the 2018 CHRHS most valuable player. In tennis, Heidorn played third singles for the Windjammers on teams that won three Class A North championships in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the state Class A championship in 2016 and 2017, and were state runners-up in 2018. He was named to KVAC tennis all-conference first-team for second doubles in 2017 and all-conference first-team at third singles in 2018. Heidorn has been involved in his school and community, while maintaining a 99 grade-point average four years of high school. He was president of his class for his junior and senior years, a four-year member of the concert band and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, three-year member of the National Honor Society, two years as a student representative on the Wellness Team, Peer Mentor for PALS 2016 and recipient of the Maine Youth Leadership Award 2016. Heidorn has volunteered as a coach for youth soccer and basketball, at Coach Jeff Hart’s summer basketball camps 2015-1017, for Special Olympics 2016-2018 and as a referee for the teacher versus student middle school basketball game. He attends Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. as an A.J. Gordon Scholar.

Norton, a 2018 graduate of Oceanside High School, has received varsity letters in three sports — football, basketball and baseball. He was named the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete of the year in 2017. In his senior year. Norton was named Class C football first-team defensive back, first-team offensive running back and was nominated for Class C player of the year. He was Oceanside's most valuable player his senior year in football and basketball. In three years of varsity basketball and baseball, he received numerous Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference and state awards as a leader on Mariner team that went to the state tournament each of those three years. Norton has been involved in his school and community life, including National Honor Society, student council, fall musical and volunteering with peewee football, Maine Lobster Festival, Unified track/basketball and Save Oceanside Fields. Norton attends the University of Maine's business school and studies finance, with plans to become a financial advisor. He will continue his athletic career at the intramural and club level as his study time and work schedule allows.

Stewart, a 2018 graduate of Medomak Valley High School and 2017 finalist for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete of the year, was a member of three varsity teams — golf, basketball and baseball. He was the No. 1 golfer for Medomak Valley his senior year, helped lead the Panthers to their runner-up finish in Class A North in basketball, and was chosen to play in the Maine North versus South Class A/B All-Star Baseball Game. Stewart was a leader in his school as class president (2016-2018), vice president of National Honor Society and participated in the outdoor club, Boys State, PAWS and student council. He received the Medomak Valley triathlete award and the US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete of the Year Award. He attends the Golf Academy of America in Orlando, Fla.

The following is a summary for the girls candidate:

Brown is a 2018 graduate of Boothbay Region High School where she lettered in three sports — field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She was the 2016 Maine Principals' Association Principal’s Award Recipient. In field hockey, Brown was captain her senior year, leading the Seahawks to their first playoff win in school history, earning an All-State selection, was the all-time assist leader and was named to the McNally Senior All-Star Game. In basketball, she was a Miss Maine Basketball finalist, scored 1,395 points in her career, was twice named the Mountain Valley Conference player of the year (2016, 2017), tournament most valuable player in 2016, three-time MVC first-team all-conference (2016, 2017, 2108). Brown helped lead Boothbay to three league championships ( 2015, 2016, 2017 and runners-up in 2018) and to the Southern Maine regional championship (2016), state Class C runner-up (2016) and Class C South runners-up in 2018. In lacrosse, Brown was captain her senior year, leading the team in saves as a goalie. Brown was active in her school and community, including being class president, student council, chief editor of the school newspaper and the yearbook club, Interact Club, National Honor Society, 2017 Girls State delegate and volunteer coaching for the youth jump rope club and the youth dribbling team. Brown attends St. Joseph’s College in Standish, as she majors in history and elementary education, and will continue with basketball.

Contento is a 2018 graduate of Camden Hills where she lettered in three sports — soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. She was named the 2018 CHRHS female athlete of the year. Contento was a key member of the Windjammer girls soccer teams which were two-time league champions, recipients of the team sportsmanship award in 2015, three times Class A North champions (2015, 2016, 2017) and state Class A champions in 2016 and 2017. In ice hockey, she played for the girls Maine Coast Storm club team as a freshman, junior varsity coed ice hockey for the Windjammers as a sophomore and junior, and was one of three girls on the CHRHS varsity ice hockey team her senior year. She was awarded the CHRHS ice hockey sportsmanship award her senior year. Contento played varsity lacrosse all four years, was named to play in the senior all-star game and was awarded the “Mr. Hustle” Character Award for outstanding character, kindness, hard work, responsibility and respect. She has been involved in her school and community, including the Mid-Coast Interact Club (4 years), National Honor Society (2 years), Amnesty International (2 years), Investment Club, trail and road clean-ups, soup kitchen, Ronald McDonald House and volunteering with youth programs for ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse. Contento attends Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Davis-Oakes, a 2018 graduate and valedictorian of Vinalhaven High School and a 2017 finalist for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete of the year, has been a varsity standout in soccer, basketball and softball. Davis-Oakes has been named an East-West Conference all-conference in all three sports. She was an outstanding leader on the basketball team and led the Vikings to be regional runners-up in 2016, to the 2017 Class D South championship and state Class D championship — a first in the history of Vinalhaven — and to the 2018 Class D South championship and state runner-up. As an individual, Davis-Oakes was twice awarded the Patricia Gallagher Award for the outstanding player in the Class D South tournament (2017 and 2018) and many other awards. In softball, she was the top pitcher and holds records for the most home runs and triples. Davis-Oakes has been active in her school and community including student leadership team, math team, prom committee, travel (abroad) team and National Honor Society and volunteering with assisting coaching with the younger grades in soccer, basketball, softball and cheering. She participated in the Maine Lobster Festival this year as one of the Sea Princesses. Davis-Oakes attends Bates College in Lewiston, with a double-major in economics and neuroscience, and plans to continue her basketball career with the Bobcats.

DePatsy, a 2018 graduate from Medomak Valley High School and a 2017 finalist for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete of the year, earned varsity letters in soccer (2 years), basketball (4 years) and softball (4 years). In basketball, DePatsy was named to the 2017-2018 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference first-team all-conference, was team captain and most valuable player during her junior and senior years, and was a 2018 Miss Maine Basketball Finalist. In softball, she has received many league awards — all-conference first-team in 2015, 2017 and 2018; all-conference second-team 2016, and KVAC Class B East player of the year 2017. She was named team most valuable player in 2015 and 2017 and was presented the 2017 and 2018 athletic director’s tri-athlete award at Medomak Valley. DePatsy has been involved in her school and community, including PAWS, youth basketball summer clinics, Maine Maniacs AAU basketball and ASA softball, and working at Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro. Gabby attends Maine Maritime Academy in Castine and plans to continue playing basketball.

Doughty is a 2018 graduate of Vinalhaven High School, earned varsity letters in soccer, basketball and softball. In soccer as a center mid-fielder, Doughty was a three-year Class D all star 2015-2017, Maine Soccer Coaches Association all star 2015 and 2017, and holds the record for the most career goals for Vinalhaven (73 goals). She received the offensive award for soccer in 2016 and 2017. In basketball, Doughty was a key part of the 2017 and 2018 Class D South championship teams, 2017 state Class D championship squad and 2018 state runner-up team. Doughty was named to the Class D basketball all-star team in 2017 and 2018 and was the only player on the 2017-18 girls squad to record a triple-triple (points, rebounds, assists) in a game during the season. In softball, Doughty was a 2018 Class D all star, received the Golden Glove Award for VHS, as well as the Vinalhaven Principal’s Award in 2018 and the 2018 East/West Conference player of the year. She was involved in many school and community activities, including math team, student leadership team, prom committee and National Honor Society for three years. She volunteers with youth basketball in the summer. Doughty attends the University of Maine in Orono to study animal and veterinary sciences.

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