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]
  • MDI Softball team enjoying early success

    MDI Softball team enjoying early success

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team split a double header against Dirigo High School of Dixfield on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Trojans won the first game 12-4, and Dirigo came back to win the second game 12-7. “We dug ourselves a hole early in the second one,” said MDI

  • MDI’s Bunky Dow Named Maine AD of the Year

    ROCKPORT — Mount Desert Island High School Student Activities Director Alfred “Bunky” Dow has been named Maine’s Athletic Director of the Year by the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA). The award was presented to Dow at the recent MIAAA spring conference. Athletic administrators across the state nominate colleagues for the honor. Dow holds many

  • MDI girls fall to Lake Region to become state runners-up

    MDI girls fall to Lake Region to become state runners-up

    BANGOR — With a 56-47 defeat in a hard-fought game Friday night, the Mount Desert Island High School girls are state runners-up in Class B basketball. For their opponents, Lake Region High School, the state title is the first since 1975, despite winning the Western Maine Championship six times since 2006. The Lady Trojans cut

  • MDI High School sailors host regatta

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Teen sailors competed in six short races Saturday in light wind during the sailing team’s only home regatta of the fall season. The fleet of “turbo” 420s built in partnership between the Northeast Harbor Fleet and Sailing School, Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center, and other local yacht clubs are extra stable

  • MDI volleyball team falls to Gorham

    GORHAM — Winning one game of four, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity volleyball team gave up a match to Gorham High School Saturday. The loss brought the Trojans’ record for the season to 5-2, keeping hold of the number two slot in Class A rankings. The Gorham match was 3-1, with game scores

  • MDI puts scare into Eagles, tie Vikings

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island varsity boys soccer team faced two of the top three teams in their league this week, losing to Ellsworth 3-0 and tying Caribou 2-2. MDI now stands at ninth out of 19 teams in Class B East, with a 1-5-1 win-loss-tie record. The Trojans took on Ellsworth Monday

  • Tapley, Lamson are MDI golf champions

    BAR HARBOR — The annual MDI Championship golf tournament was held Sept. 13-15 at the Kebo Valley Club here, the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, and the Northeast Harbor Golf Club. Participants play 18 holes at each course, for a 54-hole event. The weekend’s champions were Wyman Tapley of Bar Harbor in gross score, and

  • Masts made on MDI headed to Columbia

    Masts made on MDI headed to Columbia

    BAR HARBOR — Two huge wooden masts at Elk Spar and Boat Shop are getting finishing touches this month before shipping out to the yacht Diara in Cartagena, Columbia. The two-masted boat has an unusual rig, with a marconi-rigged main and a gaff on the fore. Diara was built in the 1950s and was designed

  • MDI High Trojans tame Bulldogs in opener

    MDI High Trojans tame Bulldogs in opener

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity football team beat the Madison High School Bulldogs 20-14 in their opening game of the season Friday. MDI starting quarterback, senior Jon Phelps, took a hit at the end of the third quarter and injured his hip, but he was standing with his teammates on

  • Yacht clubs visit MDI

    Yacht clubs visit MDI

    MOUNT DESERT — Two of the country’s premier yachting organizations have held events at local boatyards this month. Members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) anchored or moored their boats Aug. 12 off Southwest Harbor and gathered for a dinner at the Hinckley Yachts yard in Manset. The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) put