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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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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