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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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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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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Mariner boys win under pressure 58-57 over Bangor Christian

Mariner Nathan Winchester

By Alicia Allen Deer Isle—The Mariners ended a string of three basketball games in six days by pulling out a 58-57 win over Bangor Christian January 29. It was senior night, and emotions were a little high beforehand as the team will be losing eight seniors this year. However, they …

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Mariner girls stay undefeated for 15-0 Claw out win over Greenville

Mariner Rylee Eaton

By Alicia Allen Editor’s note: Columnist Jack Scott is on vacation and will return February 15. Deer Isle—The Mariners brought home a very exciting 37-35 win over the Greenville Lakers January 24. They survived a very sluggish first half where they scored only 6 points to trail 20-6. Coach Randy …

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Mariner cheerleaders make the cut for state competition Place fifth at Class D regionals


  BANGOR—Performing with professionalism and style at the Class D North championships, the Mariner cheerleaders placed fifth with 42.5 points out of a possible 100, qualifying them for the state championships February 10 in Bangor. “I am so excited that the first year back on the competition circuit we could …

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