• Resilient Eagles returning to state championship

    Resilient Eagles returning to state championship

    By Ken Waltz and Malachy Flynn ORONO — Undeterred by early frustrations and the inability to break through offensively against a top-notch pitcher, unflappable Ellsworth proved, once again, why it was ranked first in Class B North baseball during the regular season. After another memorable, some might say epic, late-game comeback, the Eagles are regional

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport rolling in baseball regionals

    ELLSWORTH — It was a memorable 2022 regular season for Hancock County high school baseball teams, as two made a serious play for regional and state titles. In Class B North, No. 1 Ellsworth (17-1), which received a first-round postseason bye, was 2-0 in the playoffs (up until Tuesday’s regional final appearance), with wins over

  • Burr, Brown win titles for MDI at state Class B track championships

    Burr, Brown win titles for MDI at state Class B track championships

    BAR HARBOR — There’s nothing like competing in one’s backyard to bring out the best and that is what happened for Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth track-and-field athletes, who literally and figuratively competed at or near home on Saturday, June 4, in the state Class B high school championships. For two Trojans, the opportunity to

  • Locals earn six titles at Class C track championships

    LEWISTON — Hancock County track and field athletes experienced tremendous success — to the tune of six titles — at the state Class C championship meet on Saturday, June 4, at Lewiston High School. For local competitors who qualified for the meet, Sumner’s Kaleb Colson led the charge with first places in the 800 and

  • Area softball teams gearing up for postseason play

    ELLSWORTH — The final days of the high school softball regular season have arrived as teams in Hancock County jockey for crucial regional playoff position. As of Monday, May 30, Bucksport continued to sit atop Class C North with a 14-1 record, while Sumner was third at 13-2 and George Stevens Academy currently with a

  • Ellsworth, MDI athletes shine at large school track championships

    BANGOR — Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island high school track-and-field athletes might not have been able to secure team titles on May 28 at Cameron Field, but the Eagles and Trojans certainly made their presence felt in the individual and relay events at the Penobscot Valley Conference large school championship meet. The local contingent was

  • Local track teams have strong showings at small school championships

    ORONO — The Bucksport girls missed a Penobscot Valley Conference small school team championship by one point; however, the Golden Bucks, along with George Stevens Academy, Sumner, Blue Hill Harbor School and Deer Isle-Stonington, made up for that with stellar all-around track-and-field performances, including a bundle of firsts. In fact, area athletes secured 22 top

  • Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — There is something about the baseball rivalry between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island that seems to bring out the best in both clubs. That longstanding rivalry between the Eagles and Trojans was renewed on the diamond on Friday, May 20, and did not disappoint as the regular-season high school game

  • Trojan girls dominate at home track meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls dominated the competition and boys pushed for the top spot in a Friday, May 20, high school track-and-field meet hosted by the Trojans. The event also included George Stevens Academy and Sumner, among others. The girls’ team scores were: Mount Desert Island 247, Hampden Academy 140, George

  • Ellsworth track teams take 18 firsts in Old Town

    OLD TOWN — As they gear up for postseason meets, including the league and state championships, Ellsworth track-and-field student athletes toiled — and succeeded — in a regular-season high school meet on Saturday, May 21, hosted by the Old Town Coyotes. The Eagles secured 18 firsts, including double-event individual wins by Addison Laslie (100 and

  • GSA gets strong individual showings at Hampden meet

    HAMPDEN — Top-level performances, including four firsts, were the norm for George Stevens Academy track and field athletes on Saturday, May 14. Thea Crowley in the distance races and Andrew Hipsky in the hurdles keyed the Eagles with two individual first-place finishes. The girls’ team scores were Bangor 328.5, Hampden Academy 81, George Stevens Academy