Basketball

  • Trojans to face Coyotes in season openers

    Trojans to face Coyotes in season openers

    BAR HARBOR — The high school basketball regular season gets underway this weekend, and the Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ had a busy week making their final preparations. After taking on Hampden Academy early last week, the two teams finished off their preseason slates with games Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday. “It’s always

  • Girls will have deep bench

    Girls will have deep bench

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls basketball team met George Stevens Academy Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and defending Class A champion Hampden Academy Tuesday in preseason scrimmages at home. The controlled scrimmage Saturday did not have a winner or loser as the teams reset the score after each of the

  • MDI hoops primed for big season

    MDI hoops primed for big season

    BAR HARBOR — High school basketball tryouts and practices began Monday. And as has been the case in many recent seasons, the Mount Desert Island High School boys and girls will enter the upcoming year in positions to compete for regional and state championships. “I think we have a strong basketball culture here within both

  • MDI basketball hosts summer round robin

    MDI basketball hosts summer round robin

    BAR HARBOR — Justin Norwood’s summer motto for the Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball team is simple: Get better. Sure, tournament wins are great, and losses are never a desirable outcome in the world of sports. Yet that’s not what’s on Norwood’s mind this time of year as he prepares for his 12th

  • Basketball camp set

    Basketball camp set

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls’ summer basketball camp will take place at MDI High School from June 25-29. Each session is from 3:30-6 p.m. and is open to girls entering grades six through nine. For more information and a registration form, email Brent Barker at brentbarker@mdirss.org.

  • MDI ‘A’ girls winners of Great Harbor Shootout

    MDI ‘A’ girls winners of Great Harbor Shootout

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island “A” middle school girls’ basketball team continued a dominant run over the weekend with a championship win in the Great Harbor Shootout at MDI High School. After a blowout 58-11 win over the Lady Lions Friday, the MDI A girls had hard-fought wins in close games Saturday. They

  • Tourney honors Josh

    Tourney honors Josh

    BAR HARBOR — The annual Josh Sprague Memorial Basketball Tournament is one of many events this winter to have to keep a flexible schedule due to weather. The adult competition was held last Thursday, March 15, and the kids’ tournament is planned for today, March 22, at the Mount Desert Island YMCA. The event honors

  • Strong team culture leads JV boys to 17-3 season

    Strong team culture leads JV boys to 17-3 season

    BAR HARBOR — They call it “The Trojan Way,” and every Mount Desert Island High School basketball player learns it. The philosophy is simple: No matter who comes and goes, the Trojans have a team culture and bond that keeps them among the state’s best. The result has been deep playoff runs for both the

  • MDI girls’ ‘A’ team wins Sheriff’s Cup

    MDI girls’ ‘A’ team wins Sheriff’s Cup

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island “A” girls’ basketball team claimed the title in the annual Sheriff’s Cup middle school basketball tournament. The tournament brought 32 teams of players in grades six through eight to Ellsworth for a weekend of games at the Down East Family YMCA, Ellsworth Elementary Middle School and Ellsworth High School.

  • Freshman boys post 17-2 season under new coach

    Freshman boys post 17-2 season under new coach

    BAR HARBOR — Chris McGuire’s first game coaching the Mount Desert Island High School freshman boys’ basketball team was one he’ll never forget. In MDI’s opening game against Brewer, McGuire and the Trojans found themselves in a predicament. Trailing by 12 inside the first 10 minutes, it was far from the start McGuire had wanted.