Winter athletes celebrated at banquet

BAR HARBOR — “I think I have the best job in the world,” said Mount Desert Island High School student activities director Bunky Dow March 10 at the winter sports athletic banquet.

Leaders of the Athletic Boosters thanked team parents and concession volunteers, calling them essential to the smooth functioning of the athletic program.

The winter cheering squad this year included Malorie Young, Jessica Fox, Genevieve Goebel, Ashley McEachern, Claire Elk, Robin Nicholson, Ali Goodwin, Hannah Carroll, Mackenzie Myers, McKenzie Young, Karli Dyer, and alternate Haleigh Smith. They were coached by Katie Leighton and Taylor Fernald.

The varsity boys’ basketball team had a Player of the Year, an All-Academic, a Coach of the Year, and many other awards.

In indoor track, Madeline Cook, Caroline Driscoll, and Emma Strong were recognized for state-qualifying performances in their events. On the boys’ side, Chapin McFarland, Brandon Murphy, Matt Hanna, Ralph Magnani, and Will Richards were state champions in their events.

The varsity girls’ basketball team received their Eastern Maine Champion banner, and individual awards.

In swimming, the boys’ team were PVC runners up. Tom Gallup and Will Greene were state champions in their events. The girls’ swim team received their Eastern Maine and state champion banners. Leila Johnston, Lydia Dacorte, Avalon Kerley, and Sydney Wright were state champions in individual and relay events.

A mandatory informational meeting for spring sports is set for Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

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Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]