Sports

  • Lee Academy snaps GSA boys’ win streak at 27 games

    BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team lost for the first time in 22 months Saturday when it fell 62-47  on the road against Lee Academy in the season-opener. Reece Dannenberg led GSA (0-1) with 20 points. Taylor Schildroth added 18 for the Eagles, and fellow senior Max Mattson had seven. Kuan

  • Hancock County 2017-18 Winter Sports Schedule

    Hancock County 2017-18 Winter Sports Schedule

    Friday, Dec. 8 Girls’ basketball: Ellsworth vs. Orono, 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball: Mount Desert Island vs. Old Town, 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball: George Stevens Academy vs. Deer Isle-Stonington, 7 p.m. Girls’ basketball: Sumner vs. Central, 7 p.m. Swimming: Old Town vs. MDI, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 Boys’ basketball: Ellsworth vs. Orono, 7 p.m. Boys’

  • Santa Run 5K draws crowd to Ellsworth

    Santa Run 5K draws crowd to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — Reindeer shirts, Santa hats and dogs dressed in red and green clothing were only part of the festivities at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School this weekend. Runners from Ellsworth, Hancock County and elsewhere throughout the state came to Ellsworth on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Santa Run 5K. A total of 58

  • GSA boys’ basketball team aims for 3rd straight state title

    GSA boys’ basketball team aims for 3rd straight state title

    BLUE HILL — Jarrod Chase’s last touch of the basketball as a high school senior forever cemented his place in George Stevens Academy history. Nine months later, the team’s former sharpshooter was back in a much different capacity. As the GSA boys’ basketball team held its first official practice Friday, Chase, whose 3-pointer with 1.2

  • Local football players earn All-Conference honors

    ELLSWORTH — The Little Ten announced its All-Conference football selections over the weekend, and players from Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport received a number of the honors. For Ellsworth/Sumner, Connor Crawford made the first-team offense as a running back. Javon Williams was the first-team punter and received a second-team selection at wide receiver. Williams made yet another

  • Bucksport opens wrestling preseason with dual tournament win

    Bucksport opens wrestling preseason with dual tournament win

    BUCKSPORT — Every year, Dan Ormsby’s wrestling team manages to wow him. The unofficial start of the 2017-18 season was no different. Up against some of the best teams and individual wrestlers in the state Saturday afternoon, the Bucksport Golden Bucks more than held their own. And when the dust settled, the Bucks walked away

  • Tracy’s Karate holds 103rd tournament in Bucksport

    Tracy’s Karate holds 103rd tournament in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Karen and Dennis Tracy have been holding karate tournaments for 40 years now. As the faces of martial arts in Hancock County, the two are no strangers to teaching the craft to students of all ages. The couple, owners Tracy’s Karate on Bangor Road, first began teaching the sport in 1971. Over four

  • Ellsworth’s Shorey wins Junior Dragster title

    Ellsworth’s Shorey wins Junior Dragster title

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Kerrigan Shorey capped off an excellent season of racing on the Junior Dragster circuit with a championship Saturday at Winterport Dragway. Shorey, 15, competed in the Junior Dragster competition every Sunday from May through October at Winterport this past season. She won her first race of the year in July and