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MDI golf team qualifies for state championship  

HERMON — The Mount Desert Island golf team has qualified for this year’s state championship meet. 

Competing in the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Tuesday at Hermon Meadow Golf Club, MDI qualified with a team score of 352. The Trojans finished just one shot back of runner-up John Bapst and six strokes back of first-place Hermon. 

Prior to Tuesday’s qualifying meet, MDI had posted a 161-173 victory over George Stevens Academy last Wednesday at Blue Hill Country Club before posting a score of 191 to edge GSA (203) and Deer Isle-Stonington last Thursday at Kebo Valley Golf Club. Emily Carter was medalist at Blue Hill with a score of 36, and Stevie Gilbert medaled at Kebo with a score of 41. 

Because MDI qualified for the state championships as a team, all Trojan golfers will be eligible for the individual tournament as well. The championship meet will tee off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. 


 7-on-7 football  

BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island has finalized its 2020 7-on-7 football schedule with the Trojans set to play four games this year. 

MDI will begin play next Friday, Oct. 16, when it hosts Ellsworth for Senior Night at 6 p.m. The Trojans will then finish the season with three straight road contests against Ellsworth (4:30 p.m. Oct. 20), Bucksport (6 p.m. Oct. 23) and again against Ellsworth (4:30 p.m. Oct. 28). 

With traditional tackle football a no-go this fall, 7-on-7 football is being offered as an alternativeTeams are restricted to passing plays only and must down opponents via two-hand touch. 

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