Sports

  • Ellsworth, GSA volleyball teams notch key wins

    Ellsworth, GSA volleyball teams notch key wins

    ELLSWORTH — Two local volleyball teams earned crucial wins in the standings with victories over the past week. Ellsworth avenged a winter/spring season-ending loss with a three-set victory over Hampden Academy in Thursday’s match at Ellsworth High School. George Stevens Academy rebounded from a tough loss last Tuesday against Mount Desert Island with victories Thursday

  • MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    ORONO — Brendan Graves couldn’t believe it when he first learned he would be playing at Alfond Stadium. No stage in the Pine Tree State is bigger for football players than the University of Maine’s home stadium, the state’s largest at a capacity of 10,000. So when the Mount Desert Island junior learned that his

  • Duane B. Gray tourney held at Blue Hill Country Club

    Duane B. Gray tourney held at Blue Hill Country Club

    BLUE HILL — The eighth annual Duane B. Gray Memorial Golf Tournament was held Sept. 12 at Blue Hill Country Club. The latest edition of the tourney, which benefits George Stevens Academy, featured 20 teams of golfers competing in morning and afternoon sessions. It honors its namesake, Duane B. Gray, a 1964 GSA graduate, avid

  • Ellsworth volleyball tops Nokomis, Narraguagus, falls to WA

    Ellsworth volleyball tops Nokomis, Narraguagus, falls to WA

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth volleyball team is now 2-2 on the season after two wins and a loss against one of the state’s top teams. Ellsworth claimed its first win of the season with a weekend victory against Nokomis and followed it up Monday with a win over Narraguagus. The Eagles then fell to defeat

  • GSA boys’ soccer toughs out wins over Ellsworth, MDI

    GSA boys’ soccer toughs out wins over Ellsworth, MDI

    BLUE HILL — Making his way toward the George Stevens Academy bench, Ben Hallett was completely gassed. As he exited Tuesday’s boys’ soccer game against Mount Desert Island, Hallett, a member of the GSA boys’ soccer team, had played the bulk of two 80-minute soccer games in just over 24 hours. After going toe to

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport girls’ soccer teams win big

    Ellsworth, Bucksport girls’ soccer teams win big

    BUCKSPORT — Two local girls’ soccer teams picked up big wins in their recent contests with one squad continuing an early-season scoring spree and another opening the campaign with two decisive victories. The Ellsworth girls’ team kicked off its 2021 season Wednesday with a 6-1 win over George Stevens Academy before posting a 6-0 victory

  • Local Class C cross-country runners compete in Bucksport

    Local Class C cross-country runners compete in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Cross-country runners from local Class C teams traveled to Bucksport High School on Saturday for the second meet of the 2021 season. Runners from Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Sumner participated in the meet, which also included competitors from other Class C schools throughout eastern Maine. Orono claimed first place in the boys’

  • COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    ELLSWORTH — COVID-19 troubles late this week have wiped out Hancock County’s entire Week 2 high school football schedule. Ellsworth/Sumner’s home game against Camden Hills, Bucksport’s home matchup against Poland and Mount Desert Island’s home battle with Morse are all off for this week. The games, all three of which were originally set to kick

  • DI-S boys’ soccer snaps 32-game varsity losing streak

    DI-S boys’ soccer snaps 32-game varsity losing streak

    JONESPORT — The longest active losing streak in Hancock County high school sports has been snapped. The Deer Isle-Stonington boys’ soccer team claimed an 8-7 victory over Jonesport-Beals in Wednesday’s game in Jonesport. The Mariners’ overtime win snapped a 32-game losing streak in varsity play dating back to the 2017 season. Deer Isle-Stonington (1-0) got

  • Bucksport soccer teams pour in goals in early-season victories

    Bucksport soccer teams pour in goals in early-season victories

    BUCKSPORT — The soccer teams at one Hancock County high school are scoring at will in the 2021 season’s opening stages. Bucksport’s boys’ and girls’ teams hopped out to 2-0 starts with convincing victories in their early contests. The boys’ team scored 14 goals in opening wins over Mattanawcook Academy and Piscataquis, and the girls