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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Sealander takes 3rd and 4th at swim states, team takes 10th

Freshman Ava Sealander

Orono—Freshman Ava Sealander capped a standout year with top-four finishes at the state swimming championships on February 16. In the 200 yard individual medley, she placed fourth, and took home a third-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Sophomore Maya Pelletier placed eighth in the 500 yard freestyle. As a …

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Eagles fall 68-57 to Orono in quarterfinals

Kelsey Allen lays it up

Bangor—The Eagles faced #7 Orono in the Eastern Maine Class C boys quarterfinals on February 18 at the Cross Insurance Center and never quite got up, falling 68-57. Senior Kelsey Allen led GSA scoring with 21 points, freshman Taylor Schildroth contributed 10 and junior Nick Szwez scored nine. Allen opened …

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Eagles varsity swim teams solid at PVCs Four qualify for state championships

Senior Madison Cole competes

Bangor—The boys and girls varsity swim teams finished a respectable seventh for the girls and ninth for the boys out of 15 high schools competing at the Penobscot Valley Conference meet at Husson College on February 6 and 7. While the team scores landed them in the middle of the …

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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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Eagles girls fall in last minute of prelim game

The Eagles huddle

Sometimes it all comes down to the last seconds of play. That was the case when the George Stevens Academy varsity girls faced the eighth-ranked Mattanawcook team on February 10 in Lincoln. At stake was a trip to the Cross Center for the Class C tournament quarterfinals. The ninth-ranked Eagles …

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