Preview: Class D boys basketball capsules

Posted Dec. 02, 2011, at 6:44 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 02, 2011, at 8:53 p.m.
Jonesport-Beals' Matt Alley brings the ball up the court while guarded by Oceanside's Ben Wallace during an exhibition game played at Hampden on Saturday, Nov. 26. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.
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Jonesport-Beals' Matt Alley brings the ball up the court while guarded by Oceanside's Ben Wallace during an exhibition game played at Hampden on Saturday, Nov. 26. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.
DI-Stonington's Connor Morey (14) looks for daylight to put up a shot past Piscataquis Community's Isaac Bess (35) in the first half a preseason game in Howland, Maine Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.
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DI-Stonington's Connor Morey (14) looks for daylight to put up a shot past Piscataquis Community's Isaac Bess (35) in the first half a preseason game in Howland, Maine Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.
DI-Stonington's Janelli Ciomei (3) drives into the paint while guarded by Penquis' Lexi Larson (20) in the first half of a preseason game in Howland, Maine Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.
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DI-Stonington's Janelli Ciomei (3) drives into the paint while guarded by Penquis' Lexi Larson (20) in the first half of a preseason game in Howland, Maine Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The high school basketball season opens Dec. 9.

ACADIA CHRISTIAN SEAHAWKS

Last year’s record, finish: 0-16, No. 18

Roster: Eighth-grader Samual Apalsch, Sr. Brandon Hagan, Jr. Nate Hill, So. Caleb Linnehan, Jr. Adam Olearcek, Sr. Henry Olearcek, Sr. Derek Sargent, So. Adam Strout, So. Shayn Wescott, Eighth-grader Zachary Williams; coach: Troy Alley

BANGOR CHRISTIAN PATRIOTS

Last year’s record, finish: 3-15, No. 13

Roster: Sr. Matthew Swanson, Sr. Bradley Wilcox, Jr. Ben Bragg, Jr. Jeremy Miller, Jr. Rem Poulin, Jr. Jace Schmidt, Jr. Ken Van Dine, So. Cody Collins, So. Hunter Cotton, So. Caleb Peary, So. Kyle Holmes, So. Ben Miller, So. David Peters, Fr. Seth Pearson, Fr. Josh Viekman; coach: Kevin Reed

Outlook: Great group of kids who are very coachable. Looking for everyone to contribute from seniors to freshman. Hoping the soccer success will spill over into the basketball season.

DEER ISLE STONINGTON MARINERS

Last year’s record, finish: 11-9, No. 8, lost to Central Aroostook in quarterfinal

Roster: Sr. Kevin Melanio, Sr. Jake Starkey, Jr. Nathan Davis, Jr. Connor Morey, Jr. Hayden Ciomei, Jr. Sam Grindle, Jr. Tim Cormier, So. Lucas Oliver, So. Stuart Bray, Fr. Jared Gove; coach: Glenn Billings

Outlook: Returning everyone except one starter.

EAST GRAND VIKINGS

Last year’s record, finish: 0-18, No. 19

Roster: Eighth-grader Gage Casey, Fr. Jimmy Brittain, Fr. Alex Stoddard, Fr. Kyle Gilman, Fr. Arthur Russell, So. Logan Crone, So. Neil Noble, So. Kenneth Winiarski, So. Chet Knights, Jr. Alex Brittian, Sr. James Berry, Sr. Mitchell Bartlett; coach: Marcus Crocker

Outlook: Very young team with potential, looking to build upon last year.

ISLESBORO EAGLES

Last year’s finish, record: 16-3, No. 4 in WM Class D, lost in quarterfinal

Roster: Jr. Kim Kyungmin, So. Will Schoppe, So. Ben Rollins, Fr. Ian Davis, Sr. Charlie Cilley, So. Cameron Jack, Jr. Branden Bourque, Fr. Nick Day, Jr. Jacek Krajewski, So. Eli Legere; coach: Andrew Leach

Outlook: We should be competitive. We hope to make the tournament. We have a strong work ethic. We want to improve every practice, every game, every day. We have a brand-new team that wants to find its identity and come together as a cohesive unit. One ball, one team, one family.

JONESPORT-BEALS ROYALS

Last year’s record, finish: 18-2, lost in regional final

Roster: Sr. Justin Alley, Sr. Matthew Alley, Sr. Nikolas Robinson, Jr. Garet Beal, Jr. Vinal Crowley, Jr. Thomas Beal, Jr. Marcus Smith, Jr. Cody Whitt, So. Cole Beal, So. Leon Smith, So. Logan Alley, So. Samuel Lyons; coach: Gordon Faulkingham

Outlook: The boys have been working very hard, getting ready for the season. We only had two seniors on last year’s team. They are excited for the season to start. We are hoping for a successful season with no serious injuries. We hope to make it back to Bangor in February. We feel that if everyone works hard and does their part we can accomplish that goal and hopefully be competitive with the top teams.

MACHIAS BULLDOGS

Last year’s record, finish: 16-4, No. 5, lost in semifinal

Roster: Sr. Chris Grant, Sr. Billy Baker, Sr. Nick Libby, Sr. Tim White, Jr. Josh Scoville, Jr. Dustin Getchell, Jr. A.J. Dolley, Jr. Jackson Paddock, Jr. Sutton Burr, So. Luke Hatch, So. Ryley Gray, Fr. Logan Wood; coach: James Getchell

Outlook: Young team, lost eight seniors, rebuilding year.

PENOBSCOT VALLEY HOWLERS

Last year’s record, finish: 16-4, No. 2, lost in semifinal

Roster: Fr. Bryce Carter, Fr. Levi Castonguay, Jr. Wyatt Foster, Jr. Robert Hallett, Fr. Theodore Hallett, Fr. Joseph Higgins, Jr. Mark Houde, Sr. Logan Jipson, Jr. Griffin Libby, Fr. Parker McGlauflin, Sr. Thomas Millett, Fr. Alex Thompson, Jr. Wade Thurlow, Sr. Tyler Wood; coach: Jamie Russell

SCHENCK WOLVERINES

Last year’s record, finish: 12-7, No. 4, lost in quarterfinal

Roster. Sr. Jared Lyons, Sr. Connor Michaud, Sr. Scott Smith, Jr. Darrick Tanous, Jr. Nathan Cram, Jr. Aaron Beaumont, Jr. Jared Albert, Jr. Ryan MacLeod, So. Adam Vienneau, So. Jon Chaisson, So. Jon Hamm, Fr. Ryan Leavitt; coach: Steve Levasseur

Outlook: No returning starters and a rebuilding year. Hopefully kids will be able to work into system. The goal is to make the postseason.

SHEAD TIGERS

Last year’s record, finish: 5-12, No. 15

Roster: Jr. Joseph Barnes, Jr. Nicholas Barnes, So. Nicholas Bradbury, Jr. Elijah Cling, So. Mark Clossey, Sr. Thomas Collins, Sr. Matthew Cummings, So. John Cushing, Sr. Timothy Demolet, Sr. Andrew McDonald, Sr. Thomas Stanhope, Sr. Ethan Stevens, Fr. William Urquhart; coach: Dean Preston

WOODLAND DRAGONS

Last year’s record, finish: 6-12, No. 15 in Class C

Roster: Sr. Chris Sprague, Sr. Jordan Dentley, Sr. Ryan Lincoln, Sr. Caleb Wheaton, Jr. Jake Hoops, Jr. James Lee, Jr. Nathan Lozier, So. Scott Bois, So. Tyler Cochran, So. Damon Lincoln, So. Toby Tomah, Fr. Charles Brown, Fr. Ben James; coach: Kendrick Mitchell

Outlook: Coming in as a new coach this year our goals would be to improve our regular season record and try to secure a berth in the tourney.

NOTE: Outlook information provided by coaches.

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