Retired Island athletic director recognized for distinguished service

Matt Larsen Recognized

On Thursday, April 2, retired athletic director Matt Larsen was honored at the 44th Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association Spring Conference at the Samoset. Larsen who retired this fall after 30 years of service received the Robert Boucher 7th Player Distinguished Service Award. The spirit of the award is to …

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Mariner, Eagles named PVC All Stars

Dillon makes the pass

Four local varsity basketball players held court at Orono High School on March 3 as part of the  Penobscot Valley Conference All Star teams. Deer Isle-Stonington senior Jared Gove and George Stevens Academy senior Kelsey Allen faced off on opposing teams, as did GSA seniors Megan Nowland and Alice Dillon. They joined a …

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Mariner cheerleaders turn donation into supplies for homeless shelter

Mariner cheerleaders

DEER ISLE—A penny may be only 1 cent on its own, but with a whole bunch of them you can go shopping. And that is just what the Mariners cheerleaders did with their donated pennies. In December the cheering squad was invited to a meeting of the Island’s Eastern Star …

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Randy Shepard takes over Mariner girls basketball

Coach Randy Shepard takes a time out

When longtime coach Darren Eaton stepped down last year, it was not surprising to have Randy Shepard become the girls basketball head coach. He had assisted Coach Eaton for two years. He also played basketball for the Mariners under Coach Joe Mesi, graduating in 1988 on a team that lost …

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Lady Mariners finish season with loss in prelims

Coach Randy Shepard takes a time out

The  Lady Mariners fell to third-ranked Fort Fairfield on February 10 in the post-season prelims at Central Aroostook, ending a season that saw a surge in the last weeks. They end the season ranked 14th with an 8-12 record, with wins in the final two weeks against Jonesport-Beals and Class …

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Lady Mariners over Eagles in fourth-quarter thriller

  The Mariners hosted George Stevens Academy on February 3 in a game postponed twice in the final week of regular season play, and secured a 43-41 win in the final seconds of the game. Trailing by one with less than one minute on the clock, the Mariners scored and …

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What exactly are Heal Points, anyway? How the MPA ranks the teams

Click here to see an example of the heal point system. Mariner fans can take heart in the fact that the girls varsity basketball team is holding on to the last slot that qualifies for post-season play. Meanwhile, the Eagles boys team keeps sliding between the third and fifth ranking despite …

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Mariner cheerleaders place fifth at states

The Mariners will bring their qualifying routine to the states

Deer Isle—The small but strong Mariner cheerleading squad placed fifth at the  Class D cheerleading championships at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday, February 7—exactly what Coach Kim Yurchick hoped for.  “Our goal is to move up the ladder at states, hopefully a few spots from regionals,”  Coach Kim Yurchick said, …

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