Sports

  • MDI woman helped shape sports history

    MDI woman helped shape sports history

    Ask a random group of young female athletes about Title IX and most likely the question would be met with blank stares. That is a good thing, said Jean Rappaport, whose 1976 Yale crew team’s quest for equal accommodations with the men’s squad helped propel the issue into the national spotlight. “When there’s social progress

  • Islanders win state badminton titles

    Islanders win state badminton titles

    ORONO — Bar Harbor residents Nishi Rajakaruna and Line Rechholtz were the winners Saturday at the Maine State Badminton Championship held at the University of Maine (UMO). They defeated Richard Garant of Bangor and Randy Smith of UMO 21-10, 21-14 for the doubles championship. Rajakaruna defeated Kent Seneres of UMO 21-13, 21-16 in singles finals.

  • MDI teams dominate at Great Harbor Shoot-Out

    MDI teams dominate at Great Harbor Shoot-Out gallery

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mount Desert Island teams cruised to victory in two of four divisions of the Great Harbor Shoot-Out basketball tournament this weekend. Organized by Harbor House, the tournament has become an institution in the state, growing to include 169 games played by 82 teams on eight basketball courts in six gyms over three

  • Flattop 5K race marks 10 years

    Flattop 5K race marks 10 years

    LAMOINE — This year’s Flattop 5K and kids’ fun run, set for Saturday, March 28, will mark the tenth edition of the race held in honor of former Marine Patrol officer and state legislator Bill Pinkham. There will be snowbanks on the side of the road along the course, a traditional start to the busy

  • Great Harbor Shoot-Out this weekend

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Harbor House Community Service Center and The First present the 23rd annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out on March 20-22. More than 80 girls’ and boys’ teams are set to participate. Games take place at the Pemetic Elementary School, Trenton Elementary School, Mount Desert Island High School, Mount Desert Island YMCA, Mount Desert

  • JV boys earn respect

    JV boys earn respect

    BAR HARBOR — Coach Matt Umphrey of the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team got goosebumps when varsity Coach Justin Norwood turned to him after a JV game and said, “Your guys play hard.” “That to me was the best compliment I could ever get as a coach,” Umphrey said. “When

  • Freshmen boys go 10-2

    Freshmen boys go 10-2

    BAR HARBOR — Last year’s undefeated freshmen boys’ basketball team at Mount Desert Island High School was a tough act to follow. But this year’s team held its own. “We had a great year, Coach Tony McKim said. “The boys learned quickly how we do things in the MDI boys’ basketball program. They adapted to

  • MDI alumna named Rookie of the Year

    BEVERLY, Mass. — Mount Desert Island High School alumna and Endicott College freshman basketball player Hannah Shaw was named Rookie of the Year in the Commonwealth Coast Conference last month. The Endicott Gulls’ season ended with a CCC semifinal loss to Curry Feb. 26 after defeating the second-seeded Roger Williams in quarterfinals. The Gulls have

  • MDI couple shares snowmobile racing

    MDI couple shares snowmobile racing

    BAR HARBOR — When Amanda Farley (now Gallant) met the man who would become her husband, she said, “I was the girl who had a motorcycle.” She grew up in Tremont, where she and her friends were always on four wheelers and dirt bikes. Dustin Gallant hails from Orland. He always had wanted to ride

  • Freshman girls never looked back

    Freshman girls never looked back

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School freshmen girls’ basketball team went 6-7 on the season, a solid performance for a small group just getting the feel of high school competition. “The girls would have great games and bad games,” Coach Meghan Cunningham said. “Either they were on 100 percent, or they just