Sports

  • Run 2 Respond Relay to finish in Hancock County

    CRANBERRY ISLES — The Run 2 Respond Relay is set to reach Hancock County in the coming days as competitors approach the finish line on Great Cranberry Island. The event, which began last Wednesday in Maryland and raises money for firefighters and other emergency responders, is set to reach Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island in

  • Fall sports practices begin in Hancock County

    Fall sports practices begin in Hancock County

    ELLSWORTH — Fall sports practices began Monday morning as high schools in Hancock County and the rest of Maine were eligible to begin their preparations for the upcoming season. In Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and Bucksport, football players began with the morning sessions of their two-a-day practices. Teams from George Stevens Academy, Sumner and Deer

  • Locals compete in Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

    Locals compete in Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

    ELLSWORTH — The 21st running of the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race was held Saturday, and runners from Hancock County were among those competing in Cape Elizabeth. Matt Barton of Mount Desert finished as the race’s top Hancock County runner with a time of 41 minutes, 23 seconds. Barton, 54, placed 351st in the

  • Hancock County golfers sink holes-in-one

    Hancock County golfers sink holes-in-one

    ELLSWORTH — Warm weather throughout July and early August this year has provided plenty of playing opportunities for local golfers in Hancock County, and three of those golfers sank holes-in-one over the past two weeks. On Sunday, Gary Doane of Franklin recorded an ace at Blink Bonnie Golf Links in Sorrento with a 7-iron. Doane’s

  • DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    ELLSWORTH — Ava Sealander and Camden Holmes of the Down East Family YMCA swim team placed among the top competitors nationally Thursday at the YMCA Long Course National Championships at the University of Maryland. Sealander, who graduated from George Stevens Academy in June, placed sixth in the 50-yard butterfly, and Holmes, who will be a