MDI’s Nevaeh Warren serves during the third set of a high school volleyball match against Ellsworth on March 30 at Ellsworth High School. Warren had 10 aces, eight kills, two blocks and four digs for the Trojans and prompted key runs in the first and fourth sets with her serving. ISLANDER PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

Volleyball matches will remain closed to fans 



BAR HARBOR — Despite the eased restrictions on gathering limits that went into effect last week, volleyball matches at Mount Desert Island High School will remain closed to fans. 

The MDI Regional School announced the decision last Wednesday in an email to local media outlets. The announcement followed a decision at last week’s administrative meeting, during which Athletic Director Bunky Dow said “it became clear that all of the schools in the district are uncomfortable with opening up their buildings for anyone other than staff and students.” 

Out of an abundance of caution, all MDIRSS schools will not be allowing any in-person gatherings, town meetings, etc,” Dow wrote. To be consistent, this also means that fans would not be allowed to attend volleyball matches because they are indoors. 

MDI has home matches scheduled for 6 p.m. today, April 1, against Brewer and 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, against Narraguagus. The Trojans are also likely to host a home playoff match in the postseason pod tournament. 

Fans were not allowed to attend contests in Maine during the winter season. Media members were allowed access at MDI and select other schools in accordance with previous state guidelines, which capped indoor gatherings at 50 people.  

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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