Articles by: Blake Davis

Blake Davis

Blake Davis

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
  • MDI sailors finish in middle of pack

    PORTLAND — Steady winds whisked the Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team to the middle of the pack in the 2013 Cape Jamboree at SailMaine on May 11. The Trojan sailors placed fifth overall against teams from 12 other schools in the regatta. The next regatta for Trojan sailors is the Downeast Classic,

  • MDI sailors finish in middle of pack

    PORTLAND — Steady winds whisked the Mount Desert Island High School varsity sailing team to the middle of the pack in the 2013 Cape Jamboree at SailMaine on May 11. The Trojan sailors placed fifth overall against teams from 12 other schools in the regatta. The next regatta for Trojan sailors is the Downeast Classic,

  • MDI talent heads to national competition

    MDI talent heads to national competition

    ST. PETERSBURG, FLA — Two top sailors who learned the ropes of the sport on Mount Desert Island are headed to a nationwide competition in coming weeks. Tyler Steel, a senior at Suny Maritimes College, and Maggie Bacon, a junior at Tufts University, will be among students representing the best sailing programs in the country

  • MDI softball seeks traction

    MDI softball seeks traction

    EAST MACHIAS — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team has hit a rough patch. Losing its third consecutive game Tuesday evening, the Lady Trojans lost to the Washington Academy Raiders with a score of 3-0. The last MDI win was against Foxcroft Academy in early May. After falling to the Raiders, the

  • MDI boys nicked by Raiders

    MDI boys nicked by Raiders

    EAST MACHIAS — Following a definitive win earlier in the week, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team lost to Washington Academy Tuesday night. The final score was 4-1, improving the Raiders’ record to 8-2 while MDI fell to 7-4. Before facing Washington, MDI easily outplayed Hermon High School on May 9, led

  • MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    BAR HARBOR — Coach Brent Barker earned top honors for the Mount Desert Island High School athletics program at the helm of the girls’ varsity basketball team. For the second year running, he was voted coach of the year and his team won the sportsmanship award designated in the 2012-2013 Big East All Conference. Coaches

  • MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    BAR HARBOR — Coach Brent Barker earned top honors for the Mount Desert Island High School athletics program at the helm of the girls’ varsity basketball team. For the second year running, he was voted coach of the year and his team won the sportsmanship award designated in the 2012-2013 Big East All Conference. Coaches

  • MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    MDI’s Barker named coach of year

    BAR HARBOR — Coach Brent Barker earned top honors for the Mount Desert Island High School athletics program at the helm of the girls’ varsity basketball team. For the second year running, he was voted coach of the year and his team won the sportsmanship award designated in the 2012-2013 Big East All Conference. Coaches

  • MDI falls in championship match to Medomak

    BANGOR — Ten senior basketball players and three juniors hung up their jerseys for the season after Mount Desert Island High School narrowly lost a Class B Eastern Maine tournament final game to Medomak Valley High School on Saturday. The final score was 56-50. Led by Adam Gray and Jon Phelps, MDI recovered from a

  • MDI falls in championship match to Medomak

    BANGOR — Ten senior basketball players and three juniors hung up their jerseys for the season after Mount Desert Island High School narrowly lost a Class B Eastern Maine tournament final game to Medomak Valley High School on Saturday. The final score was 56-50. Led by Adam Gray and Jon Phelps, MDI recovered from a