Sports

  • Ellsworth baseball team overpowers MDI

    Ellsworth baseball team overpowers MDI

    BAR HARBOR — A number of errors combined with strong pitching and consistent hitting from the opposing Ellsworth Eagles sent the Mount Desert Island baseball team to a 10-0 home defeat in its second game of the year Tuesday. Junior Matt Perconti pitched 5 1/3 innings for MDI (1-1). He struck out four and gave

  • MDI softball team beats Ellsworth in slugfest

    MDI softball team beats Ellsworth in slugfest

    BAR HARBOR — A home run by junior Maddie Thornton in the bottom of the third inning helped propel the Mount Desert Island softball team to a 14-12 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Tuesday. The Trojans improved to 1-1 early on in what hopes to be a promising season for the young team. “We

  • David Roza wins Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K

    David Roza wins Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth American reporter David Roza won the 10th running of the Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K with a time of 17 minutes, 10 seconds on Saturday. The race was held in honor of the late Jerry Kaufman, who died of ALS in 2008. Proceeds went toward the ALS Maine Collaborative and Hancock County HomeCare

  • Local runners begin outdoor track season in Hampden

    ELLSWORTH — George Stevens Academy, Ellsworth, Bucksport and Deer Isle-Stonington competed in the season’s first outdoor track meet Monday in Hampden. On the boys’ side, GSA finished third and with two individual wins from Erik Taylor-Lash. Taylor-Lash won the pole vault and 1,600-meter race walk and was also part of a team that won the

  • Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School senior and Down East Family YMCA swim team member Sam Alvarado was one of two seniors in the state of Maine to receive a $1,000 scholarship on Sunday. Alvarado, who was granted the scholarship along with Bath Area YMCA swimmer Caitlin Tycz, received it at the Maine Swimming at the

  • GSA uses strong pitching to beat Washington Academy

    GSA uses strong pitching to beat Washington Academy

    BLUE HILL — Faced with a stretch of three games in four days, the George Stevens Academy baseball team was in position to use a lot of pitchers over a short span of time. To ease the load, the Eagles went with a different approach. GSA used four different pitchers — Beckett Slayton, Jake Keenan,

  • Patriots’ 2017 regular season schedule announced

    ELLSWORTH — The NFL released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 7 on NBC. The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday night opener will involve

  • Weather leads to high school sports postponements

    Weather leads to high school sports postponements

    ELLSWORTH — Inclement weather caused the postponements of several games throughout Hancock County on Thursday and Friday. Ellsworth’s home baseball and softball games against George Stevens Academy were pushed back from 2 p.m. Thursday to 4:30 p.m. April 27. The games were originally scheduled to be the home openers for the Eagles, but Ellsworth will instead open

  • Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K enters 10th year

    Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K enters 10th year

    ELLSWORTH — Nearly a decade has gone by since Jerry Kaufman’s passing, but his larger-than-life personality has not been forgotten. At no time of year is that truer than at the annual Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run/Walk. This year’s race, which is set for Saturday, April 22, marks the 10th since Kaufman died from amyotrophic

  • Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

    ELLSWORTH — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning in Lancaster, Mass., officials have announced. According to a statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez was found hanging in his Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center cell shortly after 3 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the University