Articles by: Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Taylor Bigler Mace

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Taylor covers sports and maritimes for the Islander. As a native of Texas, she is an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan. [email protected]
  • Phelps steps back onto MDI, Bowdoin courts

    Phelps steps back onto MDI, Bowdoin courts

    BAR HARBOR — A former Trojan standout is set to help coach a group of future Trojans next month at the Future Trojans Basketball Camp at Mount Desert Island High School from July 10-14. MDI High School Class of 2011 alumna Megan Phelps will return to her old stomping grounds along with boys’ varsity Head

  • Wild Wild West cleans up Down East

    Wild Wild West cleans up Down East

    TREMONT — It couldn’t have been a more perfect morning Sunday at the sixth annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat races. With calm seas and clear skies, droves of spectators lined up on docks in Bass Harbor and Bernard and in boats on the water to witness the two-and-a-half-hour event. Cameron Crawford in Wild Wild West

  • Wendell’s Boy joins MDI fleet

    Wendell’s Boy joins MDI fleet

    TREMONT — Wayne Seavey of Tremont started his fishing career when he was just 5 years old aboard his father, Wendell’s, lobster boat. Now 48, the lobsterman has made a name for himself, but there’s just one moniker he can’t escape: “Wendell’s boy.” So when it was time for Seavey to upgrade from his 37-foot

  • Young team on upswing

    Young team on upswing

    BAR HARBOR — The young players on the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity baseball team made great strides this spring season, culminating in a 6-10 record. “We did well although our record didn’t really show the progress we made,” said Head Coach Brent Barker. The squad, made up of eight freshmen, four sophomores

  • Ready for some football?

    Ready for some football?

    Mount Desert Island High School quarterback Andrew Phelps digs in during the 40-yard dash last Friday during the Downeast Elite Football Combine on Stadium Field in Bar Harbor. Incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors displayed their agility in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard pro agility, powerball toss and standing long jump tests ahead of the summer

  • Lobstermen off to the races

    Lobstermen off to the races

    TREMONT — Lobstermen here are gearing up for the seventh annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races, which are set for Sunday, June 25. The event is the third in the summer lobster boat racing series, following the Boothbay Harbor and Rockland races last weekend. With a mid-week forecast calling for sunny skies and temperatures in

  • Sailing season underway

    Sailing season underway

    MOUNT DESERT — The summer sailing season is set to begin Saturday for racing teams in the Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor fleets. The Luders class series begins with the first race of the season on Saturday, June 17, while the International One Design class series begins on Saturday, July 1. Steve Madeira is taking

  • Peterson wins SFOA 5K

    Peterson wins SFOA 5K

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Kevin Peterson took first place in the Summer Festival of the Arts Simeon Michaud Memorial 5K last Saturday. He finished the race with a time of 21 minutes, 16 seconds. Calvin Partin came in second in 21:39, followed by Stephen Whalen in 22:01. For the women, Susan Brenner finished first, seventh overall,

  • Trojans fall to Foxcroft

    Trojans fall to Foxcroft

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team’s season ended Tuesday after it fell to Foxcroft Academy 2-1 in the preliminary round of the Maine Principals’ Association Class B state tournament at Dover-Foxcroft. The No. 11 Trojans ended their regular season 5-11. MDI pitcher Lindsey McEachern held the No. 5 Ponies to