MDI girls win PVCs


One is the friendliest number for the Mount Desert Island High School girls swim team after winning the Penobscot Valley Conference Championships at the University of Maine pool Tuesday night. The Trojans beat their arch-rivals, the Bangor High School Rams, who have owned the title for the last 12 years.

ORONO — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ swimming team was crowned champion of the annual PVC Swimming and Diving Championships late Tuesday night.

The win dethroned the Trojans’ greatest rival, Bangor High School, which had won the event 14 consecutive years. MDI had been the runner up 12 of those years. This time Bangor ended up the also ran.

“It feels good,” said MDI head coach Tony DeMuro.

MDI slipped past Bangor (in second with 317 points) with a final tally of 329. John Bapst High School placed third with 127 points and Orono High School placed fifth with 121 points. A total of thirteen high schools competed.

The state meet is scheduled for Feb. 19.

Boys place second

The day before the girls’ PVC championship, the boys swimming and diving teams placed second overall behind Bangor High School. MDI had 233 points; Bangor had 314.5. A total of 14 schools competed.

The boys’ Maine state swimming and diving championships are scheduled at University of Maine facilities on Feb. 18.

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Blake Davis

Blake Davis

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter Blake Davis covered sports and maritime events. He is a graduate of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor.
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