Sports

  • Bass Harbor Mackerel Derby to be held Sunday

    TREMONT — The inaugural Bass Harbor Mackerel Derby is finally here, and the event is set to begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Bernard town dock. The event will last until 1 p.m. and will be followed by a weigh-in. All fish submitted for weigh-in must be caught in Bass Harbor on

  • Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Little League coaches from across the state had plenty of great things to say about Bucksport, which hosted the Maine Little League championships for ages 10 and 11 earlier this month. In particular, coaches praised Bucksport Little League President Jon Goss for making visiting teams feel welcome, and for encouraging a sportsmanlike atmosphere.

  • Ellsworth to host inaugural Maine State Challenger Jamboree

    Ellsworth to host inaugural Maine State Challenger Jamboree

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Challenger Little League has made it its mission to ensure kids of all ages and abilities in the city have the chance to play baseball. This weekend, it’s taking that effort to the state level. On Saturday and Sunday, teams from Saco, Thomaston and other communities throughout Maine will descend on Ellsworth

  • Ellsworth, Sumner agree to new cooperative football partnership

    Ellsworth, Sumner agree to new cooperative football partnership

    ELLSWORTH — Almost 10 months after Ellsworth High School made the decision to drop Sumner Memorial High School from a cooperative football partnership, the two are back together once again. Hancock County’s two easternmost schools finalized a new agreement Tuesday that will send Sumner students to play for the Eagles through the 2018 season. That

  • Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    MOUNT DESERT — The rain was coming down in sheets, but that didn’t stop dozens of Hancock County swimmers from making the trip to Echo Lake over the weekend. Sam Alvarado repeated as the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim’s 1.5-mile winner Saturday morning with a time of 33 minutes, 36.05 seconds. The Ellsworth High School

  • Local, statewide weekend races take center stage

    ELLSWORTH — Two popular races — one in Hancock County and another over 150 miles away — gave local runners plenty of options Saturday. The weekend’s biggest event was the Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth. The event drew runners from all over the world, and Hancock County provided plenty of the race’s 6,800-plus participants. Bar

  • New Little League Program to form in Ellsworth

    New Little League Program to form in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — In the aftermath of a recent Ellsworth City Council decision that cut the annual allocation to the Down East Family YMCA, Little League International’s future in the city is set to undergo a major transformation. DEFY Little League board members are planning multiple meetings in the next three months that will disband the league

  • DEFY 11-12 team takes 2nd place at Marty Lyons Classic

    DEFY 11-12 team takes 2nd place at Marty Lyons Classic

    BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth’s Down East Family YMCA Little League took second place over the weekend after falling to Sebasticook in the Marty Lyons Classic 11-12 championship game in Bar Harbor. Little League teams came from as far away as Caribou and Presque Isle for the tournament, which began Friday and concluded with the DEFY

  • GSA fall sports meeting to be held Sunday

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy will hold its preseason fall sports meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the school’s gymnasium. The meeting will be divided into sessions at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The 6 p.m. session will go over general guidelines for students of all sports, and the 6:30 session will detail

  • Little League Challenger volunteer training scheduled for Sunday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Little League Challenger program will be hosting a training session for prospective volunteers at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at DeMeyer Field. Volunteers must Little League International the permission to conduct a background check. Those applying must also provide three references, one of whom must have knowledge of the applicant’s participation in the program.