Sports

  • Ellsworth boys claim 1st in indoor track meet

    Ellsworth boys claim 1st in indoor track meet

    ORONO — The Ellsworth boys took first place in Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine. Ellsworth got a relay win from the team of Beck Deeny, Colby Hamilton, Tulas Weaver and Henry Scheff, who finished with a time of 1 minute, 6.07 seconds in the 4-by-200. Deeny had long

  • Ellsworth girls’ swim team sets new relay record against MDI

    Ellsworth girls’ swim team sets new relay record against MDI

    ELLSWORTH — A new Ellsworth girls’ swim team record was set Friday night as the Eagles took on Mount Desert Island at the Down East Family YMCA. Caitlin MacPherson, Caroline Mazgaj, Ellie Anderson and Kristy Barry set the new mark in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The quartet finished with a time of 3 minutes, 55.66

  • Unbeaten GSA boys overcoming experience with balance

    Unbeaten GSA boys overcoming experience with balance

    BLUE HILL — They’re at it again. Winning games is hardly a surprise for the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team, which entered the year looking to continue a remarkable run that’s included three state titles, 15 tournament wins, 83 overall victories and just six losses over the previous four years. Even as years change

  • Number of 8-man football teams to increase significantly in 2020

    Number of 8-man football teams to increase significantly in 2020

    By Steve Craig Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — The number of Maine high schools playing eight-man football is likely to more than double this fall, continuing the transition from the traditional 11-man game at many of the state’s smaller schools. Eight-man football, which debuted in Maine last fall with 10 teams, could expand to 21-

  • Sumner cheer team wins DAC crown; EHS takes 2nd at Big Easts

    Sumner cheer team wins DAC crown; EHS takes 2nd at Big Easts

    BAILEYVILLE — After nearly not traveling to its opening meet, the Sumner cheer team started its 2020 season in winning fashion. Sumner won the Downeast Athletic Conference title Saturday with a first-place finish in the four-team meet at Woodland High School. The Tigers beat out Calais, Machias and Woodland to claim the championship. In anticipation

  • Mills vetoes bill to legalize sports betting in Maine

    By Scott Thistle Portland Press Herald AUGUSTA — Governor Janet Mills shut the door on legalized sports betting on Friday when she vetoed a bill that would have seen Maine join 12 other states that have approved gambling on sporting events, both in person and online. The bill, one of three Mills vetoed, was among

  • DI-S, Ellsworth girls’ basketball teams bounce back after losses

    DI-S, Ellsworth girls’ basketball teams bounce back after losses

    ELLSWORTH — Two of Hancock County’s top girls’ basketball teams bounced back from tough losses with hard-nosed wins in their recent contests. After a 39-35 loss to Greenville on Dec. 28 marked Deer Isle-Stonington’s first regular season defeat since January 2017, the Mariners got back on track last Monday with a 42-38 win over Shead

  • Hancock County wrestlers score big wins in Calais Invitational

    Hancock County wrestlers score big wins in Calais Invitational

    CALAIS — The first competition of 2020 was a major success for local wrestlers with Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island athletes all earning hardware at Saturday’s Calais Invitational. At the team level, Bucksport continued its successful 2019-20 season by winning the tournament title. The Golden Bucks registered 172 points to beat out Caribou and

  • DI-S boys fall to Jonesport-Beals in Class D North clash

    DI-S boys fall to Jonesport-Beals in Class D North clash

    DEER ISLE — A packed house Tuesday night at Deer Isle-Stonington High School was treated to a physical basketball game as the Deer Isle-Stonington boys fell 79-63 against Jonesport-Beals. The matchup of Class D North contenders saw Jonesport-Beals (8-0) pull ahead by double digits in the second quarter and take a 46-27 lead into halftime.

  • Ellsworth, MDI swim teams rolling ahead of dual meet

    Ellsworth, MDI swim teams rolling ahead of dual meet

    ELLSWORTH — With a memorable decade behind them, the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swim teams have entered the 2020s primed for even more success. Whether they’re meeting early in the season or competing for championships in February, the Eagles and Trojans have made memorable battles between them the norm in recent years. As the