Sports

  • Local wrestling teams begin regular seasons

    Local wrestling teams begin regular seasons

    BUCKSPORT — The wrestling regular season began Saturday with Bucksport hosting its own tournament and Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competing in Belfast. Bucksport hosted schools from across the state in this year’s edition of the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament. This year marked the first time the tournament, which has been held in Detour’s honor

  • GSA boys topple Lee Academy, DI-S to post 2-0 start to season

    GSA boys topple Lee Academy, DI-S to post 2-0 start to season

    BLUE HILL — The faces of the boys wearing George Stevens Academy’s maroon and white basketball uniforms have changed a lot over the years; the team’s mission, winning the Gold Ball, has not. Long one of Hancock County and Downeast Maine’s top basketball programs, the GSA boys’ success has reached new heights in recent seasons.

  • MDI boys weather late Old Town run to win shootout

    MDI boys weather late Old Town run to win shootout

    BAR HARBOR — Justin Norwood has been quick to credit the Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team’s winning ways in recent years to the program’s accomplished players. It’s how his groups have embraced their identities, though, that has yielded those results. After riding a seasoned and talented senior class to a Gold Ball with a

  • Bucksport football players take home major honors at LTC banquet

    Bucksport football players take home major honors at LTC banquet

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport football won big at the Little Ten Conference awards ceremony Sunday night with two players receiving major honors following the team’s impressive 2018 season. Senior Carter Tolmasoff was named Player of the Year in the conference following his prolific season on the ground. Tolmasoff finished with 1,661 rushing yards and 25 rushing

  • Tracy’s Karate holds state team event, Tournament of Champions

    Tracy’s Karate holds state team event, Tournament of Champions

    BUCKSPORT — The Tournament of Champions, hosted by Dennis and Karen Tracy of Tracy’s Karate on Oct. 27, brought approximately 200 competitors from Maine and Canada to Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament featured team fighting, which placed competitors on separate team drawn from different dojos. More than 20 teams competed for the right to

  • MPA close to implementing 8-man football for 2019 season

    MPA close to implementing 8-man football for 2019 season

    By Travis Lazarczyk Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — It’s first down and goal to go for proponents of eight-man football in Maine. The Maine Principals’ Association football committee voted Thursday to replace the Class E developmental league with an eight-man division next year. Classes A, B, C and D would continue to play the traditional