Mariner cheerleaders return, times two

Mariner 2015-16 cheering team

Deer Isle—The Mariner cheerleaders are back in action, seeking a return to the Augusta Civic Center for the state championships. And they have more than doubled their squad, to nine members. “They are looking fantastic,” Coach Kim Yurchick recently said. Three girls have returned, Ali Eaton, Shaylee Bray and Riley …

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Varsity swim team dives into season

Eagle Alexiy Prokopov

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy varsity swim team opened its 2015-16 season against Ellsworth on December 4. Now three years old as a competitive team, this is the first year the team is competing independently, instead of with Ellsworth at dual meets. “We figured it was about time. Ellsworth has …

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Mariner girls start slow, but improve

Coach Randy Shepard

Deer Isle—The girls basketball got run over by George Stevens Academy 55-15 on December 4. The key words for this game were turnovers and inexperience. There is no way to sugar coat it. We weren’t prepared for an intense defensive press and we couldn’t get anything going. This group is …

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Mariner, Eagle boys get wins, but girls lose

A busy week in varsity basketball saw the Mariner varsity boys score their first win on December, a close 53-52 over Shead, by way of a Krisford Melanio three-pointer with 6 seconds left. It was a close game all the way, said our Mariner columnist Jack Scott. The boys are 1-3 for the …

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Mariner boys get ‘rough start’ to season

Deer Isle—The varsity boys basketball team lost a close match against Searsport on December 8 in overtime, with a final score of 44-43. In their season opener against George Stevens, they also lost,  82-49. The two things that stood out in the first half were too many turnovers and allowing …

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Eagles and Mariners face off in season openers

The Deer Isle Stonington Mariners and George Steven Academy Eagles opened the 2015-16 season with a double face-off: the Lady Eagles hosted the Mariners for a win on Friday, while the GSA boys rolled over the Mariners boys in Deer Isle on Saturday. The Lady Eagles came out strong, jumping to a …

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Eagles focus on defense as ‘rock of the team’

Eagle Stefan Simmons

Blue Hill—With two scrimmages and two exhibition games to gauge strengths and weaknesses, the George Stevens Academy varsity boys basketball team opens its season on Saturday, December 5, in Deer Isle against the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners. The team scrimmaged against John Bapst and Orono on November 25, with the Eagles …

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MMA to take on Husson in Saturday doubleheader

MMA women over Thomas College

CASTINE—The Maine Maritime Academy men’s and women’s basketball teams are scheduled for a road trip doubleheader against Husson University on Saturday, December 5. Both teams were in action Tuesday, December 1, against Thomas College. Brendan Newcomb (Holden) scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Maine Maritime Academy men’s basketball …

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