Sports

  • Jerry Kaufman Memorial 5K Run to be held Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Jerry Kaufman 5K Run is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 21, at the Down East Family YMCA. This year marks the 11th edition of the race, which honors former DEFY board member Jerry Kaufman. Kaufman died in 2008 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS. On-site

  • Hancock County 2017-18 Spring Sports Schedule

    Hancock County 2017-18 Spring Sports Schedule

    Below is a list of games, meets and other events for this spring’s high school sports season. Road teams are listed first. Only dates with scheduled events are listed. Some of the information below differs from that listed in the March 29 and April 5 editions of The Ellsworth American. Times and locations for certain

  • Trenton’s Shelton triumphs twice again at Angell Open

    Trenton’s Shelton triumphs twice again at Angell Open

    TRENTON — Trenton native Elvi Shelton brought home a pair of titles for the second year in a row Sunday when she won ladies’ open singles and mixed doubles tennis events at the Angell Open in Portland. Shelton, who also coaches the Mount Desert Island girls’ tennis team, won the singles title by beating Rosemary

  • Bruins to open NHL playoffs against Toronto

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Bruins will begin the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven series beginning at 7 p.m. today, April 12. Boston finished second in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division with 112 points and will have home ice throughout the series. Toronto finished third with 105 points. Tuukka

  • 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

  • Black Bear North girls’ team wins AAU state championship

    Black Bear North girls’ team wins AAU state championship

    ELLSWORTH — The eastern Maine-based Black Bear North 3rd-4th grade girls’ basketball team went 4-0 over the weekend to win the state title at the Maine Club Basketball championships at the University of Southern Maine in Saco. After recording a 24-20 victory in its opening game against Auburn’s Maine Basketball Club, the Black Bear North

  • Bridge the Gap Race gets massive turnout

    PROSPECT — More than 400 people congregated in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport on Sunday for this year’s edition of the Bridge the Gap Race. Runners began on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before crossing into Verona Island and then finishing in downtown Bucksport. The event had 207 3-mile finishers and 236