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  • Fields set for 5-team PVC Coastal pod tournaments

    Fields set for 5-team PVC Coastal pod tournaments

    DEER ISLE — The fields are set for a pair of postseason basketball tournaments that will include four of the six Hancock County high schools. The Bucksport, George Stevens Academy, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington boys’ and girls’ teams are set to compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference Coastal pod tournaments. The teams will be joined

  • MPA announces cancellation of competitive wrestling season

    MPA announces cancellation of competitive wrestling season

    AUGUSTA — As the 2021 winter sports season nears completion, one activity has been stopped in its tracks before it could even begin. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday the cancellation of the 2021 competitive wrestling season. The announcement came after the MPA Wrestling Committee met Friday morning to determine the status of the sport,

  • Five from Hancock County named McDonald’s High School All Stars

    Five from Hancock County named McDonald’s High School All Stars

    DEER ISLE — The Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game won’t be played on the floor this year, but the top senior basketball players were still honored Wednesday for their contributions on courts across the state over the past four years Five Hancock County seniors have been announced as selections to this year’s McDonald’s High

  • Postseason basketball pod tournaments to begin next week

    Postseason basketball pod tournaments to begin next week

    ELLSWORTH — They’ve been the subject of discussion all throughout the 2021 basketball season. Now, they’ve been made official. Hancock County teams will end their seasons with regional “pod” tournaments that are scheduled to begin next week. The tournaments will provide local teams with chances to play for championships and get some form of closure

  • Curtis hits back-to-back winners for EHS boys; girls claim Senior Night win

    Curtis hits back-to-back winners for EHS boys; girls claim Senior Night win

    ELLSWORTH — Just two games remain in the regular season for the Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ basketball teams after the Eagles’ most recent 2021 contests. Hunter Curtis drained back-to-back last-second jumpers to give the Ellsworth boys’ team wins over Bangor and Washington Academy following the Eagles’ dominant win Wednesday against George Stevens Academy. On the

  • DI-S girls’ basketball team pours on points in wins

    DI-S girls’ basketball team pours on points in wins

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team improved to 6-0 on the season last week with high-scoring efforts in its past two games. Deer Isle-Stonington began the second half of its regular season with a lopsided win in last Wednesday’s contest against Sumner. Returning to action Saturday for another home contest, the Mariners

  • TOURNEY TRIBUTE: Current players missing out on tourney magic

    TOURNEY TRIBUTE: Current players missing out on tourney magic

    It’s an opportunity that’s always been there for their predecessors. Now, the state’s current high school basketball players find themselves with no chance to compete in an event that’s been a lifelong dream. The 2021 basketball season will not end with players cutting down nets in Bangor, Portland and Augusta or bringing regional title plaques

  • Spring/winter volleyball season to begin with practices Monday

    Spring/winter volleyball season to begin with practices Monday

    ELLSWORTH — For Ella Hubbard, volleyball season has always been a sign of fall’s arrival. This year, unfortunately, was different. As an indoor sport and a moderate-risk activity under the state’s guidelines on community sports, volleyball, an activity that’s been surging in popularity at the high school level in recent years, could not be played

  • Sumner girls’ basketball team notches 3 straight wins

    Sumner girls’ basketball team notches 3 straight wins

    BLUE HILL — The Sumner girls’ basketball team will ride a three-game winning streak into its final stretch of the regular season after completing season sweeps of Bucksport and George Stevens Academy. Sumner traveled to Bucksport on Wednesday and claimed a 45-43 victory over the Golden Bucks. The Tigers trailed by eight points early in

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