Sports

  • Ellsworth swim team beats Foxcroft, Carlisle

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams were both victorious against Foxcroft and Carlisle over the past week. The boys’ team won 129-22 in Foxcroft on Friday, and the girls’ team won 95-62. Ellsworth’s Camden Holmes won the boys’ 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 57.16 seconds and beat the next

  • Ellsworth, MDI cheer teams compete in Big East championships

    Ellsworth, MDI cheer teams compete in Big East championships

    BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competition cheer teams finished second and sixth, respectively, at Saturday’s Big East championships at MDI High School. Ellsworth, which hosted the event last year, finished second behind Hermon, and Old Town, Houlton, Presque Isle and MDI rounded out the top six. Presque Isle and MDI were

  • Patriots beat Texans, advance to AFC title game

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots defeated the visiting Houston Texans 34-16 in the AFC Divisional round Saturday to reach the AFC title game for the sixth year in a row. New England (15-2) will play the game at home against either the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) or Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5). That game will be televised

  • Harmon’s heroics lift Ellsworth boys past Houlton

    Harmon’s heroics lift Ellsworth boys past Houlton

    ELLSWORTH — Bryce Harmon’s 25 points helped the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team to a 64-59 comeback win against the Houlton Shiretowners on Saturday. Ellsworth (6-4) trailed by 19 entering the fourth quarter but battled back and forced overtime when Harmon made a fadeaway jumper with one second left to play. The Eagles outscored Houlton (5-3)

  • Top-4 finishes for Bucksport, Ellsworth wrestling teams

    Top-4 finishes for Bucksport, Ellsworth wrestling teams

    ELLSWORTH — The Bucksport and Ellsworth wrestling teams both finished in the top four at Saturday’s wrestling tournament in Skowhegan. Bucksport was in second place after the first round but slipped down into fifth after some tough losses in the second round. From there, the Golden Bucks rebounded and reclaimed second with consolation wins from

  • Maine football team to play game at Fenway Park

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine football team will play its 2017 game against the UMass Minutemen at Boston’s Fenway Park, Fenway Sports Management and the school announced Thursday. The game will be played Nov. 11 as part of a three-game deal that will bring six Division I schools from around New England to the

  • Sumner’s Kala Young signs to play at UMaine-Machias

    Sumner’s Kala Young signs to play at UMaine-Machias

    HARRINGTON — Sumner’s Kala Young signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball for University of Maine at Machias before the team’s Wednesday, Jan. 4, road game against the Narraguagus Knights. Young called UMaine-Machias “the right fit” because of its smaller size and proximity to her hometown of Gouldsboro. The UMM campus is only

  • Ellsworth girls bounce back, hand GSA first loss

    Ellsworth girls bounce back, hand GSA first loss

    BLUE HILL — With every passing possession, Andy Pooler couldn’t stop himself from looking up at the clock. Pooler’s Ellsworth girls’ basketball team had built a double-digit lead over George Stevens Academy, but that advantage had dwindled. With 13 seconds left, GSA had the ball down just five — not a likely scenario for the home

  • Ellsworth swim team shines in win over Orono

    Ellsworth swim team shines in win over Orono

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams each posted victories over visiting Orono on Friday. The boys’ team beat the Red Riots 124-38, and the girls’ team won 98-45. Below is a full list of competitive finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ events. Girls’ 200-yard medley relay Ellsworth A, 2 minutes, 13.56