• Youth wrestling behind strong EHS program

    Youth wrestling behind strong EHS program

    ELLSWORTH — Beneath any successful high school program lies a foundation on which it was built. For the Ellsworth wrestling team, that groundwork begins at the pee wee level. On Sunday, nearly 250 tiny wrestlers in grades 3 and 4 took turns dancing around the mats in the high school gymnasium for the Ellsworth program’s

  • Tennis trio headed to USTA Nationals

    Tennis trio headed to USTA Nationals

    ELLSWORTH — Alan Toothaker is living his dream — a dream likely shared among tennis players across the country and maybe, after this winter, some snow-loathing Maine residents. Later this month, the 54-year-old veterinarian will travel to balmy Indian Wells, Calif., with his two teammates, Ben Beverly and Phid Lawless, to compete on the same

  • DEFY swimmers take second at States

    DEFY swimmers take second at States

    ORONO — With Bath having claimed the YMCA state swimming title for more than two decades, it’s always a fight for second place among the other 15 programs. For the second straight year, the Down East Family YMCA has claimed the coveted runner-up status at the state meet held over three days, from Friday to

  • Hamilton named Swimmer of the Year

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth junior Talor Hamilton has been named the boys’ Class B Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season. “It’s unusual to get Swimmer of the Year twice,” Ellsworth coach Jim Goodman said. “Talor is a phenomenal swimmer.” The honor comes after Hamilton also was named the PVC Male Swimmer of the

  • Brooksville budget sees decrease from last year

    Brooksville budget sees decrease from last year

    BROOKSVILLE — The imminent snowfall Tuesday evening helped move the annual Town Meeting along at a quick pace. The 56 residents in attendance voted in favor of nearly all of the Budget and Advisory Committee’s budget recommendations, with the exception of three articles. The three articles up for debate were all related to donating funds