Sports

  • MDI Swimmers Smash 20-year Record

    ORONO — In the first meets of the season, coaches tend to focus on development more than points, wins, or losses. But when four Mount Desert Island High School swimmers broke a decades-old record at the Penobscot Valley Conference Relay Carnival last Friday, they couldn’t help but make a splash. Swimmers Olivia Jacobs, Amelia Kief,

  • Raiders hold MDI Boys at Bay

    EAST MACHIAS — The boys’ varsity basketball team at the Mount Desert Island High School dropped its first game of the regular season to the Washington Academy Raiders on Dec. 8. It lost the game by a slim five points, 66-61. MDI players gained their point advantage from moments of calm, careful basketball – controlled

  • MDI YMCA Recreational Basketball

    BAR HARBOR — High school students not playing on the Mount Desert Island High School basketball teams are encouraged to join a new basketball league hosted by the Mount Desert Island YMCA. All games in the coed league would be played at the YMCA on Saturdays from 3:30 to 6 p.m. For information and to

  • MDI Wrestlers Hit the Mats

    BAR HARBOR — Wrestlers at the Mount Desert Island High School are grappling with an annual paradox. “Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving is a cruel joke,” said head coach Chip Dugans. After enjoying holiday meals, wrestlers must break into the 14 high school weight classes, ranging from 106 pounds to 285 pounds. The 103-pound class

  • MDI Girls Roster Set

    BAR HARBOR —The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ varsity basketball team solidified its preseason roster for its first two scrimmages. Those scrimmages were scheduled Nov. 27 at home against Belfast Area High School and Dec. 1 against Bangor High School in Brewer. Members of the girls’ team this season include: Sierra Myrick, Sarah Phelps,

  • MDI High Boys Clinch First Win

    MDI High Boys Clinch First Win

    BAR HARBOR — The boys’ varsity basketball team at Mount Desert Island High School began the preseason with a composed 75-59 win over Fryeburg Academy on Nov. 24. The home scrimmage was divided into seven periods to give teams extra opportunity to practice. Players on both sides showed signs of preseason jitters, with play in

  • MDI Volleyball Team Serves up Food

    BAR HARBOR — The varsity volleyball team at Mount Desert Island High School took part in a different kind of exercise this fall. By auctioning off signed volleyballs at home games, they raised $500 to purchase groceries for the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. “We were really tickled we were able to raise that money. It

  • MDI High School Cross Country Sidles to a Finish

    CUMBERLAND — Capping a season of successes, the Mount Desert Island High School girls’ cross country team competed on a slippery course at the New England Cross Country Championships Nov. 10. The girls’ team has competed in the event the last three years.   “As a team, when we are able to finish strong and

  • MDI Runners Outpace  All to Win States Again

    MDI Runners Outpace All to Win States Again

    BELFAST — Winning the Maine Class B Championship for the second year running, the Mount Desert Island High School girls’ cross country team qualified for the New England Championship on Saturday, Oct. 27. “Seeing the looks on everyone’s faces, there was not one athlete that thought they could run a little bit faster,” said coach

  • MDI Ends Season Kicking

    BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island (MDI) High School girls’ varsity soccer team lost 2-0 to Herman High School in the first round of Eastern Maine Class B championships Tuesday, Oct. 23. The loss ended MDI’s post season. “It was just good soccer,” said head coach Tom Savage. “There’s nothing you can blame it on.”