Mariner girls basketball move into semifinals with win over Ashland

BANGOR—The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners girls basketball team secured a semifinal berth after  a strong  performance over Ashland, winning 33-20  in a quarterfinal match up at the Cross Insurance Center February 17. The undefeated, third-ranked Mariners were first to score and maintained a lead throughout, up 9-5 at the end of the …

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GSA boys get ready to defend state title

The GSA Eagles

Blue Hill—The Eagle varsity boys basketball team begins their tournament Tuesday, February 20, with a matchup against either Houlton or Lee Academy. The first team is untested for George Stevens, and the second team gave them their first Class C loss in two seasons back in December. The Eagles revenged …

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GSA relay team named All-Conference Richardson wins Sportsmanship Award

Eagle Mary Richardson

ORONO—The Eagle girls 800 meter relay team took home the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League title February 10 at the University of Maine. Seniors Eliza Broughton, Zeya Lorio and Mary Brenna Catus and junior Gabriyah Gadsby posted a 10:13.69 time, breaking their own record set February 4, and were named …

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Fourth-quarter surge can’t save Mariners in playoff prelim Fall to Bangor Christian 65-76

BANGOR—In a bid for a quarterfinal playoff berth, Deer Isle-Stonington went on a fourth-quarter streak of three-point shooting against #8 Bangor Christian at Eastern Maine Community College February 14.  At the buzzer the Mariners were down by 11, falling  65-76, but had cut a 20 point deficit at the start …

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Small in numbers, Eagle swim team races big at PVC championships Ava Sealander named ‘Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet’

ORONO—In a field dominated by  larger schools, the George Stevens Academy swim team turned in solid performances at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships. The meet brought hundreds of swimmers to the University of Maine at Orono February 9 and 10 to compete for their team and for themselves. GSA Senior …

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Mariner cheerleaders place sixth at Class D state championships Coach Jones: "[This] is something for them to be proud of."

BANGOR—The Deer Isle-Stonington cheerleaders performed their routine of dance, cheers, tumbling and stunts  at  the Class D state championships Saturday, February 10 for a sixth place finish with 44.7 points,  just 0.2 points shy of tying for fifth place. Central Aroostook, winners of the northern championship, brought home the state …

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Shepard named MABC Coach of the Year ‘It’s a team effort, 100 percent’

Mariner coach Randy Shepard

Deer Isle—Deer Isle-Stonington girls basketball coach Randy Shepard was honored as Coach of the Year among girls Class D North by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches. “I was shocked,” Shepard said after he was notified that he had been recognized by his fellow coaches last week to receive the …

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Undefeated Mariner girls begin tourney preparation

Mariner Orly Vaughn

Deer Isle—The Mariner varsity basketball team ended its regular season undefeated at 16-0 after posting a 39-31 win over Searsport Monday night. Now comes the hard part: waiting to play their first tournament game. “In the past, the toughest part of going to the tourney is the time off,” Coach …

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Eagles host Mariners, then both head to playoffs

Gearing up

Blue Hill—It happens twice a year, at the season’s start and again as it winds to an end. The two neighboring basketball teams take their turn hosting a game, bringing together fans, parents and players from across the peninsula and island in a family affair of high school basketball. Friends, …

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