Articles by: Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]
  • Relief checks on the way as Congress passes CARES Act

    Relief checks on the way as Congress passes CARES Act

    ELLSWORTH — Amidst challenging and uncertain times, folks in Maine and elsewhere across the country have a bit of help on the way. Individuals and businesses are set to benefit from a stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security

  • Families, educators adapt to remote learning

    Families, educators adapt to remote learning

    SULLIVAN — With mid-March approaching, Nikki Chan and her Regional School Unit 24 colleagues saw the writing on the wall. As soon as the second week of the month began, the immediate threat posed by the novel coronavirus became imminently clear throughout the United States. In quick succession, school districts, restaurants, bars, stadiums and other

  • Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

    Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

    ELLSWORTH — Trinity Montigny just finished four years playing basketball as an Eagle. Now, she’s set to play four more. Montigny will continue her basketball career at the college level next year when she suits up for Husson University in Bangor. The outgoing Ellsworth senior finalized her decision over the weekend before informing Husson head

  • Seasonal residents retreat to Maine ahead of schedule

    Seasonal residents retreat to Maine ahead of schedule

    DEER ISLE — The spring months always bring an influx of seasonal residents to Hancock County. This year, those residents are arriving earlier than usual. With the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continuing to rise and places throughout the country issuing citywide or even statewide lockdowns, many seasonal residents have been looking to the less-clustered

  • Ellsworth/Sumner’s Crawford to play football at MMA

    Ellsworth/Sumner’s Crawford to play football at MMA

    ELLSWORTH — One of the area’s top football players is set to continue his career right here in Hancock County. Connor Crawford will trade the maroon and white for blue and gold this fall as he suits up for Maine Maritime Academy. The Ellsworth High School senior informed the MMA coaching staff of the decision

  • Great Harbor Shootout set to descend on Hancock County

    Great Harbor Shootout set to descend on Hancock County

    BAR HARBOR — The biggest offseason basketball tournament of the year is about to take over Hancock County. Players, coaches and families from all over the state will travel to Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island this weekend for this year’s edition of the Great Harbor Shootout. The tournament, sponsored by Harbor House, is set to

  • Hancock County swimmers headline All-PVC selections

    Hancock County swimmers headline All-PVC selections

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County swimmers earned numerous spots on the All-Penobscot Valley Conference swim teams with athletes from Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy selected. For the Ellsworth boys’ team, Sean Hill was a first-team swimmer in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. The Eagles’ 200-yard medley (Hill, Nick Partridge, Lucas Fendl and Ryan