Youth teams hit the road

first_img admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio VEAZIE — Two teams from Mount Desert Island, the MDI travel team and the MDI Junior Trojans, traveled to take part in the third-and-fourth-grade Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic over the weekend. One MDI team hit the road to play in the Old Town/Orono Bob Messier Classic tournament for fifth-and-sixth-grade girls.Chris Lilly of the MDI third/fourth grade travel basketball team drives into the paint against Ellsworth’s Downeast Family YMCA team at the Orono-Veazie Hoop Classic in Veazie on March 7.—JEFF WALLSAt the Hoop Classic, the MDI travel team, a privately funded island team, made it to the semifinals before falling to the eventual champions, Hermon, by a score of 39-33. To get to that level, MDI beat Ellsworth – coming from behind late in the game to get the 31-29 win. The team then faced Orrington in a game that wasn’t quite as close, getting the victory by a slightly larger margin of 35-23. In the last game of the prelim match-ups, MDI lost to the host Orono/Veazie team 28-24.The Junior Trojans, an MDI YMCA team, went 0-4 at the tournament, losing to Hermon, Coastal, Holbrook, and Orono-Veazie. But the team did have its shining moments, according to head coach Loren Hubbard. The Junior Trojan team consists of Brennan Hubbard, Marcus Parsons, Russell Kropff, Graham Good, Billy Kerley, Colby Lee, Spencer Michaud, Parker Madera, Finn McConomy and Hunter Dougherty.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn Old Town, the MDI YMCA girls’ fifth-and-sixth-grade team went 0-4 at the Bob Messier Invitational, taking hits from Glenburn, Brewer, Presque Isle and Houlton.Just across town, many of MDI’s athletes had already competed earlier in the day, in the water, not on the court. “We had some girls that were tired after the weekend because the tournament happened right in the middle of the swimming championships. It didn’t really hurt us but they were really tired,” said Coach Tapley. “We also had some girls that were out sick with the flu. We have been together about three weeks and these other teams have been together since basketball started. So we have a little catching up to do, but they did really well.”The MDI YMCA girls’ team is Julianna Cleaves, Kirsten DiMauro, Alexis Durgin, Gabrielle Link, Keeley McConomy, Eliza McGarr and Sierra Tapley.For complete story see the March 12, 2009 edition of the Mount Desert Islander. Latest posts by admin (see all)center_img Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img

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