Sports

  • Bucksport football’s David Gross claims awards at LTC banquet

    Bucksport football’s David Gross claims awards at LTC banquet

    BREWER — Bucksport senior David Gross took home an impressive haul of awards and honors Sunday evening at the Little Ten Conference football banquet at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Gross became the rare lineman to take home the conference’s biggest individual honor as he was named Little Ten Conference Player of the Year. He was

  • MDI football team set to join 8-man ranks in 2020

    MDI football team set to join 8-man ranks in 2020

    BAR HARBOR — Eight-man football is coming to Mount Desert Island High School next fall because of a shortage of players for the traditional 11-man squad. MDI will join the 10 high schools in Maine that switched to the eight-man format this year. Athletic Director Bunky Dow told the high school board Monday night that

  • Hot 3rd quarter lifts GSA boys to win over Lee Academy

    Hot 3rd quarter lifts GSA boys to win over Lee Academy

    BLUE HILL — As his players and assistant coaches gathered at halftime, Dwayne Carter saw a chance for his team to put its regular season opener out of reach. No, Carter’s George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team hadn’t been the definition of consistent during the first half of Saturday’s game against Lee Academy, which had

  • Swimming: New head coach takes over potent roster at MDI

    Swimming: New head coach takes over potent roster at MDI

    BAR HARBOR — Coaching transitions are never easy to make; when the outgoing coach is a program icon, those transitions are even more challenging. On Oct. 8, the Mount Desert Island swim team bid farewell to its head coach of 19 years, Tony DeMuro. DeMuro, whose 11 state championships at MDI include the past two

  • Connor Crawford named Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist

    Connor Crawford named Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalist

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner’s Connor Crawford was announced Monday as one of 12 semifinalists for the Fitzpatrick Trophy, awarded annually to the top senior player in Maine high school football. Leading the way for Ellsworth/Sumner in its first season of eight-man football this year, Crawford rushed for 1,632 yards and 22 touchdowns and passed for 218

  • Former EHS standout Clarke racks up honors for Husson swim team

    Former EHS standout Clarke racks up honors for Husson swim team

    BANGOR — Husson University freshman and 2019 Ellsworth High School graduate Ellie Clarke racked up the latest in a list of early-season honors last Wednesday when she was named Husson Female Athlete of the Week. In Husson’s Nov. 15 double-dual meet against Maine Maritime Academy and St. Joseph’s College, Clarke posted individual wins in the

  • Local football players, assistant coach earn postseason awards

    Local football players, assistant coach earn postseason awards

    PORTLAND — Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island football players — and one notable coach — received all-conference honors in their respective leagues. In the Campbell Conference, Ellsworth/Sumner’s Jeremy Card, Connor Crawford and Noah Hughes received all-conference nominations last Wednesday following the Eagles’ first season of eight-man play. The trio received their awards Sunday at the

  • Local cross-country runners, golfers earn postseason honors

    Local cross-country runners, golfers earn postseason honors

    ELLSWORTH — Local athletes have been announced as all-conference athletes in their respective sports. Caitlin MacPherson of Ellsworth was named a Class B first-team selection to the All-PVC girls’ cross-country team along with Mount Desert Island’s Callan Eason, Olivia Johnson, Katelyn Osborne and Rachelle Swanson. Cassidy Hanscom, Grace Munger, Piper Soares and Sophia Taylor were