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Poll is Now Open for September Student Athlete of Month

We are excited to announce that our first Student Athlete of the Month poll is now open.

J-Dubbs Signature Subs of Portland has partnered with The Portland Beacon to sponsor this award. The monthly winner will receive a free sub of his/her choice from J-Dubbs Signature Subs, and will be the subject of a piece in The Portland Beacon highlighting his/her accomplishment.

Monthly winners will be entered for a chance at the Student Athlete of the Year award, and a free party platter from J-Dubbs Signature Subs.

To be nominated, the student athlete must attend either Portland High School or St. Patrick School, and be a member of a varsity sports program at his/her school. Nominations may be made by a member of their high school coaching staff, their athletic director, principal, or a school recognized student government organization at his/her school. Nominations will also be accepted from The Portland Beacon contributing writers.

You may vote as often as you would like. Polls will close on Saturday, September 22nd at 11:59 PM. To place your vote. Please go to:

This month’s nominees are:

  • Lesley Barker - PHS Volleyball. Lesley is the Libero for the team and she is currently averaging 6.8 digs a set and has racked up 210 digs for the season so far. Lesley is a senior this year and also a Captain for the team.

  • Jacob Veale - PHS Football. Jacob has 51 carries for 324 yards and 10 TD's so far this season. Jacob is a senior slotback for the Raiders.

  • Blaine Rosier - PHS Cross Country. Blaine is the captain of the Men’s cross country team, holds a tremendous GPA and has set his goal of running at the MHSAA State meet this season. Blaine dedicated his summer to running and has received attention from college coaches with his improved times and placings at races this season.

  • Madison “Maddie” Luxmore - PHS Cross Country. Maddie is a freshman runner who in her first year at Portland High School has become their fastest Women’s Runner. In the second meet of the year at Saranac she was unable to run due to an injury. However, to support her team she dressed and moved along the course encouraging and cheering on her teammates displaying true team leadership. Maddie is an excellent student in the classroom.

  • Ned Smith – St. Patrick Football. So far in September, Ned has tallied 539 rushing yards on 45 carries and eight touchdowns, along with 53 tackles and four sacks on defense.

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