Sports

  • Summer sports programs delayed at 5 Hancock County high schools

    Summer sports programs delayed at 5 Hancock County high schools

    ELLSWORTH — Athletes at five of Hancock County’s six high schools must wait until at least early August to resume team activities after a decision by Hancock County school superintendents to suspend summer programs through the end of July. Under Maine Principals’ Association guidelines, Maine high schools were eligible to begin certain offseason workouts last

  • Newly created fields have Acadia Fire back in business

    Newly created fields have Acadia Fire back in business

    LAMOINE — Thanks to some outside-the-box thinking, Acadia Fire Soccer Academy is back in business. After losing its spring season to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Acadia Fire has returned to action via a nontraditional summer session that began June 3. Unable to play at its indoor facility, the club has found a viable alternative just

  • Ellsworth Little League cancels 2020 season

    Ellsworth Little League cancels 2020 season

    ELLSWORTH — Long a feature of the city’s summer sports scene, Little League baseball and softball won’t be played in Ellsworth in 2020. Ellsworth Little League announced last Thursday that it will be canceling the season in its entirety as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The decision came as many other leagues both

  • Coronavirus leads to cancellation of Shrine Lobster Bowl

    Coronavirus leads to cancellation of Shrine Lobster Bowl

    SACO — There will be no Shrine Lobster Bowl this year after officials announced last week that they would be canceling this summer’s game as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Lobster Bowl, which features the top senior football players from across the state, pits East against West in an all-star game of

  • NFHS releases guidelines for return to high school sports

    NFHS releases guidelines for return to high school sports

    ELLSWORTH — It’s now been three months since the last high school sporting event took place in the state of Maine. Three months from now, players, fans and coaches around the state are hoping a new season can provide much-needed cheer and relief to their communities. In a normal year, such a wait entails a

  • Hancock County golf courses back in business

    Hancock County golf courses back in business

    BAR HARBOR — Hancock County golf courses spend every spring at the mercy of the weather. This year, they’ve been at the mercy of a pandemic as well. Whereas social distancing guidelines haven’t stopped Mainers from engaging in many outdoor activities throughout the early spring, golfers have spent much of the season unable to do

  • MPA Football Committee approves classification changes for 2020

    MPA Football Committee approves classification changes for 2020

    ELLSWORTH — Changes are coming to the Hancock County high school football scene in 2020 after Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee approved new classification changes Monday. The new season will see 16 additional teams make the move from 11-man football to eight-man football. Ellsworth/Sumner was part of the new format last season, and the 2020

  • YMCA names Teddy Saunders Award winners

    YMCA names Teddy Saunders Award winners

    ELLSWORTH — Four Ellsworth High School seniors have been selected as the Down East Family YMCA’s 2020 Teddy Saunders Award recipients. Ellsworth’s Connor Crawford, Jackson Curtis, Trinity Montigny and Caitlin MacPherson were chosen Monday as recipients of the award. The award is given annually to athletes who display outstanding sportsmanship and citizenship in the community.

  • Golf season on hold following Governor’s order

    Golf season on hold following Governor’s order

    By Drew Bonifant Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — It was a sunny, warm day, so Robert Berube did Monday what he often does on such an afternoon. He grabbed his clubs and hit the links at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester — even as courses across the state were closed last Thursday per an

  • MPA announces cancellation of spring sports season

    MPA announces cancellation of spring sports season

    ELLSWORTH — The inevitable has been confirmed. The Maine Principals’ Association delivered heartbreaking news Thursday as it canceled the entire 2020 spring sports season. The decision followed Maine Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin’s recommendation Tuesday that schools in the state continue with remote learning for the remainder of the school year. “It is with