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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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 boys need wins to make tournament cutoff Scott's Sports Spot

Toby Snow and Mason Oliver close in on defense. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The Mariner boys basketball team lost a one-sided game to Machias 65-29 on January 19. We played an inspired game when we saw them at home but that was not the case at Machias. They dominated us from the start and we never got any offensive flow going. The …

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DIS girls win at Machias, fall to Bucksport Holding on to close 5th place ranking

Madison Frazier grabs the rebound against Bucksport. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington girls basketball team easily beat Machias 44-14 on January 19. Because Machias does not have a strong team this year, we totally outmatch them and it becomes an opportunity for all the less-experienced players to get time on the floor. It becomes more of a teaching …

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Maine Maritime debuts recycled uniforms Maine company supplies plastic

Maine Maritime volleyball team members

CASTINE—Maine Maritime Academy Athletics has placed several teams in recycled athletic apparel, created by Atayne, a Brunswick-based company that uses 100 percent recycled and organic materials. On November 11, 2016 the Maine Maritime Academy volleyball team became the first team to wear a 100-percent recycled uniform in the NCAA Tournament. …

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DIS varsity girls on five-game winning streak Scott's Sports Spot

Brienna Limburner takes the layup against Machias. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The girls beat Bangor Christian 54-37 on January 5 in a game similar to last week’s victory over Highview Christian: After a slow start, we built the lead by the half, and more after that. We trailed 11-9 after the first quarter but the offense caught fire in the …

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Mariner boys edge past Bangor Christian Scott's Sports Spot

Ethan Shepard gets the rebound. Photo by Jack Scott

Deer Isle—The boys earned a hard-fought victory against Bangor Christian 41-35 on January 5. BC plays a quick aggressive defense. We kept it close and led 22-19 at the half. We stretched our lead to 9 points after three quarters and looked like we were going to cruise home leading …

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