GSA knocks out Houlton in playoff quarterfinal Takes on Fort Kent in semifinal match up

BANGOR – The two-time defending Class C State Champion George Stevens Academy Eagles took a 55-43 victory over the Shiretowners of Houlton in a Class C North quarterfinal showdown on February 20 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Taylor Shildroth got the action going for the Eagles with back-to-back …

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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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Undefeated DIS girls to face tough offense at tournament Scott's Sports Spot

Mariner huddle

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington girls basketball team is set to play Ashland (#9, 9-9) in the quarterfinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. We remain the number 3 seed despite the fact we were undefeated. This has to do with 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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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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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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GSA varsity girls wrap up season at senior night

Eagle Mazie Smallidge

Blue Hill—The Eagles girls basketball team finished their season with a 51-41 loss against Mattanawcook February 6. But the score was only one part of the night. The Eagles’ final game was played at home, with seniors Mazie Smallidge and Emma Crosby recognized before the game. “I’ve worked with these …

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