Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]
  • Girls soccer defeat Eagles

    Girls soccer defeat Eagles

    BAR HARBOR — Early goals by Ivy Wallace and Darcy Kanu were enough to secure the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls soccer team’s 2-1 victory over Ellsworth Monday. The MDI pep band and an enthusiastic crowd of fans were on hand for the teams’ Senior Night rematch. The win put MDI at 10-3-1

  • Lobster landings solid, boat price is up

    Lobster landings solid, boat price is up

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Fishermen are in high spirits this fall with the wholesale price of lobster at $4.40 per pound and landings almost keeping up with 2013’s record levels. “We’ve been catching a lot for years now,” said David Horner of Southwest Harbor, Zone B council member and captain of the F/V Jennifer Lynn. “The

  • Trojan football tames Coyotes

    Trojan football tames Coyotes

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity football team improved to 3-3 on the season Friday with a 14-6 homecoming victory over the Old Town Coyotes. Senior fullback Sandy Henggeler scored both of the Trojans’ touchdowns in the game. MDI won the coin toss and elected to receive. Henggeler dove onto the

  • Rain makes for wet and wild soccer

    Rain makes for wet and wild soccer

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School freshman Jack Stroud scored on a Jake Ressel assist in the final minute of Tuesday’s rainy season finale for the varsity boys’ soccer team. During the 3-1 loss, the pep band was not able to play due to rain, but fans bundled up, and the players didn’t

  • MDI sailors are top ‘Salty Dogs’

    MDI sailors are top ‘Salty Dogs’

    PORTLAND — The high school club sailing team from the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center were the winners of the Salty Dog 420 regatta hosted by SailMaine in Portland Saturday. The MDI team ended the day with 36 points, putting them in first place out of 11 teams competing. “It’s our first team win

  • Women’s record smashed at MDI Marathon

    Women’s record smashed at MDI Marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock, Ark., smashed the women’s course record Sunday at the Mount Desert Island Marathon by a full ten minutes with her time of 2:49.13. Nicholas Mangan of Minneapolis, Minn., was the men’s champion with 2:38.53. The scenery was beautiful, Thorvilson said, but the course was challenging. Race organizer

  • Marathon a boost to nonprofits

    Marathon a boost to nonprofits

    BAR HARBOR — When more than 1,300 runners take to the Mount Desert Island Marathon race course on Sunday morning, many will be running for more than just themselves. Crow Athletics, the host organization of the annual race, has set up a “Beyond the Finish Line” program to make it easy for runners to collect

  • Trojans spike Eagles’ hopes

    Trojans spike Eagles’ hopes

    BAR HARBOR — A solid team performance propelled the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team to a win over rival Ellsworth Tuesday at home in three sets, 3-0. Set scores were 25-12, 25-17 and 25-23. With the win, the Lady Trojans improve to 11-1 on the season. They stand at third seed in

  • Sports legend mourned

    Sports legend mourned

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Father, coach and youth sports advocate Scott Phelps passed away Saturday, leaving a strong legacy in Mount Desert Island communities and beyond. Phelps was the freshman football coach at Mount Desert Island High School in the 1990s, school Athletic Director Bunky Dow said. “He had a big influence on athletics in the

  • Lady Trojans beat Crusaders

    Lady Trojans beat Crusaders

    BAR HARBOR — A second-overtime goal by Darcy Kanu lifted the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls soccer team to a 2-1 win over John Bapst at home Tuesday afternoon. Paige Mason scored for MDI in the first half. The crusaders tied it up in the second half and the tie held, sending the