Deer Isle—The fall sports awards were recently handed out. The girls soccer coach Jamie Sullivan handed out the following awards: Abby Stinson got the Coach’s Award; Lily Gray got the Best Attitude Award; Jill McDonald got the Hustle Award; Ava Lowery got the MVP Award; Kaley Eaton got the Most Improved Award; and Aja Quintal got the Defensive Award.
Boys soccer coach Joe Stinson handed out the following awards: Tyson Rice got the Defensive Award; Wade Simmons got the Best Attitude Award; Nathan Thompson got the Hustle Award; Stephen Cochrane got the MVP Award; and Mason Oliver got the Most Improved Award.
Cross country coach Mary Penfold handed out the following awards: Ariel Larrabee got the Coach’s Award; Benjamin Penfold got the Best Effort Award; Soo Zin Cha got the I’m a Runner Now Award; Brendan Penfold got the Team Leader Award; and Emma Plummer got the Best Effort Award. Brendan Penfold was chosen for the first team PVC All Conference team and also the PVC All-Academic team which recognizes seniors with at least six semesters of 90 percent GPA. He was also selected as the PVC Class C Runner of the Year.
Brendan Penfold competed at the New England Championship race October 11 in Belfast, which features the top runners from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. He placed 106 out of 250 runners with a time of 16:57. He ran a good race under challenging conditions on a windy day of 32 degrees and with places in the course that were slippery and muddy. He had wanted to run his personal record for his final race and was slightly disappointed that he wasn’t able to, but under the conditions, it was a good effort just the same.