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]
  • Terrific Tigers: Sumner boys, girls rolling ahead of playoffs

    Terrific Tigers: Sumner boys, girls rolling ahead of playoffs

    SULLIVAN — An hour after the bell rang Tuesday afternoon to dismiss classes at Sumner Memorial High School, the parking lot was as full as ever. Rather than filling the hallways or the gymnasium at the school, Sumner students, teachers, parents and fans were braving the cold weather at Dennis Harmon Field. The boys’ soccer

  • Local cross-country runners battle congested field at Festival of Champions

    Local cross-country runners battle congested field at Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — Maintaining speed while battling other competitors for space is a difficult task for cross-country runners in any race. The annual Festival of Champions is a completely different beast. Held annually on the last Saturday in September, the Festival of Champions brings well over 1,000 runners to Belfast’s Troy Howard Middle School. After competing

  • Golden Bucks outpace Lynx in LTC shootout

    Golden Bucks outpace Lynx in LTC shootout

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport football team’s best path to victory in recent years has been to put forth strong showings on offense. After lighting up scoreboards in their first two games this season, the team’s past two showings entering Friday had been a bit of a step back. Coming off a one-point loss against Foxcroft,

  • MDI volleyball team outlasts Ellsworth in tight match

    MDI volleyball team outlasts Ellsworth in tight match

    ELLSWORTH — With little separating the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island volleyball teams Wednesday, every point mattered. Each serve, kill, block and volley brought roars from both ends of the floor at Ellsworth’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium. Leads changed constantly, and no advantage seemed safe. Although fans of both teams made plenty of noise, the Ellsworth and

  • GSA sweeps Seacoast Invitational; EHS girls 2nd, boys 3rd at sectional meet

    GSA sweeps Seacoast Invitational; EHS girls 2nd, boys 3rd at sectional meet

    SULLIVAN — Hancock County cross-country runners got one last tune-up before championship season Friday and Saturday at meets in Sullivan and Old Town. On Friday, Sumner hosted runners from Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Deer Isle-Stonington in the Seacoast Invitational. Calais, Jonesport-Beals, Lee Academy, Machias, Narraguagus, Searsport and Shead also participated. On the boys’ side,