Sports

  • Key questions remain ahead of indoor track season

    Key questions remain ahead of indoor track season

    ORONO — As the fates of most winter sports become a little clearer, the status of one remains rather murky. With most individual activities falling under the “low-risk” category in the state’s community sports guidelines, indoor track should be in as good a position as any winter sport in the event a season materializes. Instead,

  • MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    AUGUSTA — A potential winter sports season took further shape this week as the Maine Principals’ Association unveiled its winter sports safety guidelines. The new guidelines followed the MPA Interscholastic Management Committee’s latest meeting Thursday. The governing body’s update provided further guidance on competition dates as well as information on football, volleyball and wrestling. Major

  • NAC announces tentative plans for winter sports

    NAC announces tentative plans for winter sports

    CASTINE — A delayed winter sports season is in the cards for athletes at five Maine universities — for now. On Friday, the North Atlantic Conference announced tentative plans to offer winter sports later in the spring semester. The announcement keeps hopes of a 2021 season alive for athletes at Maine Maritime Academy, Husson University,

  • Northeast governors suspend interstate youth hockey

    Northeast governors suspend interstate youth hockey

    AUGUSTA — Youth hockey in Maine will be restricted to in-state competition over the next several weeks after governors from seven Northeastern states announced the suspension of interstate play. Governors Janet Mills, Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Ned Lamont (D-Conn.), Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) made the announcement in

  • MPA cancels state cross-country championships

    MPA cancels state cross-country championships

    BANGOR — This week’s state championship cross-country meets have been canceled. The Maine Principals’ Association made that announcement in a press release issued Monday morning. The decision came just days before teams and individual runners from across the state were set to compete in the season’s final meet at Saxl Park in Bangor. In the

  • Eagles, Golden Bucks play to draw; EHS-MDI games canceled

    Eagles, Golden Bucks play to draw; EHS-MDI games canceled

    BUCKSPORT — The Hancock County high school soccer season is over following Thursday’s girls’ game between Ellsworth and Bucksport and the cancellations of two remaining contests. Ellsworth and Bucksport played would be the final game of the 2020 campaign in a 2-2 draw at Bucksport High School. Mount Desert Island then called off its remaining

  • State updates community sports guidelines ahead of potential winter season

    State updates community sports guidelines ahead of potential winter season

    AUGUSTA — A framework for competition is now in place should Maine be able to offer a high school sports season this winter. The state announced Friday revisions to its guidelines on community sports that would allow most high school athletic competitions to be held in some form this winter. Practices for approved sports may

  • Ellsworth’s Goodman named Maine NFHS Swim Coach of the Year

    Ellsworth’s Goodman named Maine NFHS Swim Coach of the Year

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth head swim coach Jim Goodman was announced Tuesday as the National Federation of High School Association’s Maine Coach of the Year. Goodman, Ellsworth’s head coach of 17 years, led both the boys’ and girls’ teams to strong seasons in 2019-20 despite their small roster sizes. The Eagles finished third in the boys’

  • Hancock County volleyball teams wrap up outdoor season

    Hancock County volleyball teams wrap up outdoor season

    ELLSWORTH — For six weeks, Hancock County players and coaches experienced the game of volleyball like never before. From weather variables to grass playing surfaces to masked participants, little about the playing environment this fall was familiar for those who have spent lifetimes playing the sport indoors. There were no Gold Balls or postseason berths