Emily Ecker

Emily Ecker, Cape Elizabeth swimming: A freshman, Ecker was named Performer of the Meet in the North South-western champion-ships after breaking a 14-year-old state record in the 500-yard freestyle (4:58.95), a meet record in the 200 free (1:52.14) and leading off Cape’s victorious 400 free relay.


Grace Cowles, Yarmouth Nordic skiing: A senior, Cowles swept the classical and freestyle titles at the Western Maine Conference Nordic championships last Wednesday and Saturday at Starks Hill in Fryeburg.

Kiera MacWhinnie, Waynflete swimming: A senior, MacWhinnie was named Performer of the Meet in the South Southwesterns after winning the 100 free (56.89) and 100 backstroke (1:02.78).

Annika Brooks, Waynflete senior forward: Brooks had 12 points and seven rebounds in a 44-28 win over Traip Academy in a Class C South prelim. Last Friday, she scored 21 points in a 45-39 win over Sacopee Valley in the regular-season finale.


Robert Hetherman, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick wrestling: The Mt. Ararat senior roared through the Class A North regional 170-pound division with three first-period pins to help lead Mt. Ararat/Brunswick to the regional title. Hetherman now has 197 career wins and 119 pins. He’ll be favored to win the state championship Saturday at Camden Hills.


Alek Medenica, Yarmouth basketball: The 6-foot-7 senior dominated his final regular-season game, scoring 36 points Friday in a 69-52 home win against Wells (13-5). Medenica made 12 2-point baskets, three 3-pointers and three free throws. Yarmouth (16-2) is the top seed in Class B South. Medenica also had 12 points in a 79-40 win over Lake Region last week.

Shane Moore, Cheverus swimming: A senior, Moore was named Performer of the Meet at the North Southwesterns after setting pool and meet records in the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 56.31 seconds) and 100 breast stroke (58.58). He also lowered the school IM record that had stood for 26 years.

Nathaniel Hayward, Wells diving: A senior, Hayward won the South Southwesterns diving title Tuesday night in Cape Elizabeth with an 11-dive score of 353.25 points – nearly double that of his closest competitor and 10 points higher than that of the North Southwesterns winner.