first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) BAR HARBOR — Kicking off the varsity season, the Mount Desert Island High School tennis teams lost to the Presque Isle boys and girls on Saturday. Head coach Ben Rowell thinks both young MDI teams will see dramatic improvement and will nab some wins.Mount Desert Island High School’s Jeremy Hyde gets out to a big 6-1 start in the Trojan home opener against Presque Isle Wildcat Ben Picard but Picard whittled his way back into the match tying it at 7-7. Hyde held on for the win taking the last two matches.—JEFF WALLSThe spring vacation travel bug has bitten the team, more on the girls’ side than the boys. “The boys we were pretty much at full strength,” Coach Rowell said. “The girls we were not.”The boys’ team looked stronger than Coach Rowell expected and he feels there is vast potential from this crew. “With the boys I was pleasantly surprised and happy with the result. We lost 3-2 but it definitely could have gone either way,” he said. “I have four new kids in at doubles. They showed that it was their first match out there. There are a few nerves but I saw some great things.”The hampered Trojan girls’ team lost to Presque Isle, 4-1. “That was pretty much what I had thought,” Coach Rowell said. “We were missing some kids but we had five kids step in there that had never played in a varsity match before. I was really happy with how they did. They stepped in in a tough spot and hopefully got some good experience.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Trojans face the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx on Friday, May 1 in Lincoln at 4 p.m. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.center_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 adminlast_img