Spring training

Abby Stinson

Abby Stinson warms up her pitching arm on the Deer Isle-Stonington softball field. Photo by Anne Berleant

The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners take advantage of warm weather on April 14 to warm up their skills on the playing field. Above is Abby Stinson. With the season opener a home game against Bangor Christian on April 24, the teams are practicing throughout vacation week. First pitch for both games is at 4 p.m.

DIS boys varsity baseball team looks to improve from 2016 Scott's Sports Spot

2017 DISHS baseball

Deer Isle—The boys are a junior-dominated team with over three-quarters of the players from that class. The big challenge in baseball this season will be the new pitch count rule. Instead of three innings being the cut off for a pitcher to rest three days, it is 110 pitches, and …

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Mariner softball team is young, enthusiastic Scott's Sports Spot

DISHS softball

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington varsity girls softball team is young and looking for a fresh start with a “new” coaching staff. We have 15 players coming out, and they are mostly sophomores and freshmen. Longtime coach Terry Siebert has retired and Darian Ouzts Gove, who assisted Terry for the last …

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DIS boys lose in preliminary playoffs Scott's Sports Spot

Ethan Shepard

Deer Isle—The Mariner boys basketball team played a much-improved game against Bangor Christian but ran out of gas to lose 37-28 in the preliminary playoff game on February 16. We had lost by over 30 points earlier in the year at Bangor Christian. This time, we played them even for …

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Mariner girls fall to Easton in Class D quarterfinals

BANGOR—The Deer Isle-Stonington girls basketball team suffered a tough loss tonight against fourth-ranked Easton in the Class D quarterfinals. Trailing by four points at the end of the first quarter, the Mariners remained scoreless in the second and saw Easton’s lead stretch from 9-5 to 21-5.  The third quarter ended with the …

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Mariners: Remembering the 1987 championship

Lily Gray controls the ball

THE ISLAND—In 1987, the Deer Isle-Stonington High School girls basketball team walked into the Bangor Auditorium as the second seed in Class D East. In the most successful post season for the Lady Mariners to date, that team emerged victorious as the Class D state champions, the first and last …

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After loss to GSA, fourth-place Lady Mariners eye tournament Scott’s Sports Spot

Coach Randy Shepard rallies his team

Deer Isle—The girls basketball team lost to George Stevens 52-27 on February 2. For whatever reason, we came out flat and did not play competitively against GSA. They are a strong Class C team at the top of their league, but we didn’t have the fire we have shown at …

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DIS boys hang on to playoff bid Scott's Sports Spot

Nathan Winchester powers up for the basket

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington varsity boys basketball team end the regular season at 5-13 in a tenuous ninth place. Washburn is below us and has a game on Tuesday night, the outcome of which will determine whether we stay where we are or drop one or two places. If the …

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Mariner girls look solid for playoffs Scott's Sports Spot

Coach Randy Shepard directs Brienna Limeburner

Deer Isle—The girls basketball team avenged their earlier loss by beating Jonesport 56-43 on January 28. After a sluggish first half characterized by turnovers from forcing passes, we led 19-14. We came out energized and quickly outscored Jonesport 14-4 and led 41-26 after three quarters. We rebounded better and attacked …

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