Sports

  • Sumner boys on a tear as playoffs approach

    Sumner boys on a tear as playoffs approach

    SULLIVAN — After a slow start to the season, the Sumner boys’ soccer team now has an 8-4-1 record and is set to make an appearance in the Class C North playoffs for the second year in a row. Sumner improved to 7-1 over its past eight games Friday with a 2-0 win over Bucksport

  • Penfold, Broughton, take 1st at Hancock County championships

    BUCKSPORT — Familiar faces led the way at Saturday’s Hancock County cross-country championships in Bucksport. Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold and George Stevens Academy’s Eliza Broughton were individual winners at the event. Penfold finished in 16 minutes, 21.45 seconds, and Broughton won in 19:14.98 to record her best time of the season. Mount Desert Island won

  • Eleven to be inducted into Ellsworth High School Sports Hall of Fame

    Eleven to be inducted into Ellsworth High School Sports Hall of Fame

    ELLSWORTH — The history of athletics at Ellsworth High School is a history filled with championships. Winning those championships requires athletes of the highest level, and the Eagles have had no shortage of them over the years. On Friday, Oct. 13, 11 of those athletes will be introduced as the Ellsworth High School Sports Hall

  • Hancock County runners compete at Festival of Champions

    Hancock County runners compete at Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — A total of 1,700 cross-country runners and their families made the trip to Belfast on Saturday for the 2017 Festival of Champions. The scene was a wild one; team tents occupied much of the space outside the school, and runners wearing colors of schools all over New England and parts of Canada were

  • Red Sox to face Astros in ALDS

    ELLSWORTH — After clinching the American League East title, the Boston Red Sox are set to play the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series. Houston (101-61 in the regular season) finished with the AL’s second-best record and will host Game 1 and Game 2 before the series shifts back to Boston for Game

  • Scoring spree lifts Ellsworth boys past GSA

    Scoring spree lifts Ellsworth boys past GSA

    ELLSWORTH — With each ball that bounced, rolled or blasted past the goal line, the celebrations at Del Luce Stadium got bigger and louder. For a team that had struggled to score all year, the barrage of goals scored against local rival George Stevens Academy meant more than anything to the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team.

  • Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

    Bucksport football rolls past Dexter

    BUCKSPORT — In more ways than one, the Bucksport football team came out Friday with a different look. From their uniforms, which included white pants rather than the usual purple, to the team’s stout defense, which struggled in previous games, this showing was a stark contrast from some of the others Bucksport has had this season.

  • Surry man wins men’s title At Home Tennis Round Robin

    Surry man wins men’s title At Home Tennis Round Robin

    BLUE HILL — Glenn Daigle of Surry was crowned men’s champion at the fourth edition of the At Home Tennis Round Robin at the Blue Hill Country Club. The Sept. 16 event served as a fundraiser for At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place for residents of Hancock and Washington counties. More

  • Ellsworth girls 6th, boys 7th at Old Town Invitational

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams finished sixth and seventh, respectively, at Saturday’s Old Town Invitational. The girls’ team’s top runner was sophomore Caitlin MacPherson, who finished the race in 22 minutes, 28.73 seconds to claim 14th place. Abby Mazgaj finished 18th with a time of 23:00.00. On the boys’ side, Matt