Coach James Getchell
Assistant – Tony Roy
Class D basketball is very competitive and exciting to be a part of and we here at Machias Memorial High School strive to become one of the top programs in Class D East. This year, our boys finished another successful season by finishing sixth in the Class D East standings with a record of 13-4. Although we lost a tough preliminary game against Katahdin and did not make it to Bangor, our success continues to grow and our program continues to be strong. We have won nearly 50 games in the last four years.
Become a Bulldog
The varsity basketball program is setup for players to have fun, be competitive, learn teamwork, win, and practice good sportsmanship. In addition to athletic success, we also stress academic success and look for opportunities to teach life-long skills. We realize here at MMHS that sports participation and academic success go hand in hand in making our students successful.
We do hold tryouts, but there is an opportunity for every basketball player to earn a spot on an MMHS boys’ team either as a varsity player, a JV player or as a team manager.
Success of former players
Even though we are a small school, we currently have three former players playing college basketball. Additionally, one senior on this year’s team was selected to be a member of the Maine McDonald’s All-Star Team; voted onto the team by coaches statewide. He, too, will go on to play college basketball.
A moment that illustrates what hard work and dedication to a sport produce is encapsulated in the following story. The setting is the 2011 Eastern Maine quarter-final game between the Bulldogs of Machias and Wolverines of Schenck. By halftime, we were down by 17 points. Many thought a comeback would be impossible, even more though a comeback would be improbable, but not this group of boys. They regrouped, dug deep, made key foul shots, and played team ball resulting in a 41-35 victory against the higher seeded Wolverines of Schenck.