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]
  • Ellsworth softball team geared for success in 2018

    Ellsworth softball team geared for success in 2018

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team ended the 2017 season on a roll. Ten months later, the team likes its chances to go on another. In Dottie Cameron’s first season as head coach last season, Ellsworth continued its run of success in recent years with a 12-7 record and berth in the Class B North

  • “Loaded” Ellsworth baseball team hopes for breakout year

    “Loaded” Ellsworth baseball team hopes for breakout year

    ELLSWORTH — The calendar might read differently than it did a year ago, but the Ellsworth baseball team’s roster might as well have been photocopied. As the Eagles gathered in Katsiaficas Gymnasium for the second night of varsity team tryouts, a group that largely consisted of the same players from last season’s team went through

  • DEFY race makes tradition out of April Fool’s joke

    DEFY race makes tradition out of April Fool’s joke

    ELLSWORTH — What began as an April Fool’s joke is now one of the Down East Family YMCA’s newest traditions. Two years, ago, DEFY Fitness Director Robin Clarke came across a newspaper cartoon that depicted characters about to race one another. One aspect of the cartoon in particular that made her laugh. “It was supposed

  • Ellsworth Little League set to begin 1st season of play

    Ellsworth Little League set to begin 1st season of play

    ELLSWORTH — After going through a relatively smooth transition period last year, Little League International’s foothold in the city of Ellsworth is finally ready to take another new step: taking the field. Ellsworth is set to continue its affiliation with Little League International this summer under a new charter, Ellsworth Little League. With the start

  • GSA boys top Hall-Dale to win 3rd straight Gold Ball

    GSA boys top Hall-Dale to win 3rd straight Gold Ball

    AUGUSTA — Playing together one last time, George Stevens Academy’s senior starters put on a show to remember. From making key shots to rebounding and everything in between, Taylor Schildroth, Max Mattson and Stefan Simmons did it all when it mattered most in the Class C championship game Saturday. It wasn’t easy at times, but

  • DI-S girls’ remarkable run ends in regional semifinals

    DI-S girls’ remarkable run ends in regional semifinals

    BANGOR — As the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team walked off the floor for the final time this season, the feeling of disappointment was short-lived. Losing at the Cross Insurance Center is never easy, but when the Mariners left for the locker room after Thursday’s semifinal game, coaches and players hugged one another, opponents applauded