• MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — In reference to the softball game between host Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island on Friday afternoon, May 20, which renewed arguably Hancock County’s most significant high school athletic rivalry, first-year Eagle coach Brandi Ensworth summed it up succinctly: “When two good teams play each other, it can go either way.”

  • Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — There is something about the baseball rivalry between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island that seems to bring out the best in both clubs. That longstanding rivalry between the Eagles and Trojans was renewed on the diamond on Friday, May 20, and did not disappoint as the regular-season high school game

  • Bucksport track teams shine at meet in Orono

    ORONO — Bucksport and Deer Isle-Stonington were among the teams competing at a regular-season high school track-and-field meet on Friday, May 20. In the meet hosted by the Orono Red Riots, the Golden Buck girls finished first and Bucksport boys second. The girls’ team scores were: Bucksport 224, Orono 198.5, Piscataquis 38.5, Mattanawcook Academy 22,

  • Trojan girls dominate at home track meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls dominated the competition and boys pushed for the top spot in a Friday, May 20, high school track-and-field meet hosted by the Trojans. The event also included George Stevens Academy and Sumner, among others. The girls’ team scores were: Mount Desert Island 247, Hampden Academy 140, George

  • Ellsworth track teams take 18 firsts in Old Town

    OLD TOWN — As they gear up for postseason meets, including the league and state championships, Ellsworth track-and-field student athletes toiled — and succeeded — in a regular-season high school meet on Saturday, May 21, hosted by the Old Town Coyotes. The Eagles secured 18 firsts, including double-event individual wins by Addison Laslie (100 and

  • Memorial Mile is May 30

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA’s annual Memorial Mile returns Monday, May 30, at 9 a.m. The starting line is at the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce’s office at 151 High St. (next to Martha’s). Runners head downhill on Main Street and finish up at R.F. Jordan’s on Water Street. The first 100 participants

  • GSA gets strong individual showings at Hampden meet

    HAMPDEN — Top-level performances, including four firsts, were the norm for George Stevens Academy track and field athletes on Saturday, May 14. Thea Crowley in the distance races and Andrew Hipsky in the hurdles keyed the Eagles with two individual first-place finishes. The girls’ team scores were Bangor 328.5, Hampden Academy 81, George Stevens Academy

  • Local softball teams continue to roll

    Local softball teams continue to roll

    ELLSWORTH — There has been no shortage of top-notch, spirited play on the high school softball diamonds for Hancock County teams, as a bevy of area squads continued to perform at a lofty level and remain in strong position in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point standings. As of Monday, May 16, Bucksport and Ellsworth

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport turn in dominant track performances

    BUCKSPORT — It ultimately proved to be the Ellsworth and Bucksport show on Thursday, May 12, in high school track and field, as the Golden Bucks and Eagles split team high honors and certainly put the names of their athletes among the top finishers. How good were the Eagles and Bucks on this day? An

  • Trojans sweep home track meet

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island student athletes continued to make significant noise — and turn in impressive track and field performances — on Friday, May 13, as the Trojans enjoyed another comfortable, cozy afternoon at home. In a regular season meet, the Trojans swept to team wins and dominated in a variety of individual

  • Bucksport, GSA post strong showings at Hampden track meet

    HAMPDEN — Bucksport and George Stevens Academy track-and-field student-athletes were back in action on Saturday, April 30. The Golden Bucks and Eagles realized a boatload of top performances, including a bundle of first places in a meet hosted by the Hampden Academy Broncos. The girls’ team scores were: Bucksport 218, Hampden Academy 158, George Stevens