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  • Local teams compete at Class B indoor track championships

    Local teams compete at Class B indoor track championships

    LEWISTON — The Class B indoor track season came to an end Saturday with the state championship meet at Bates College. Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy were scored as teams in the boys’ and girls’ events. MDI’s girls’ team finished eighth, and GSA and Ellsworth finished tied for 11th and 19th, respectively.

  • GSA boys get past Houlton to reach regional semifinals

    GSA boys get past Houlton to reach regional semifinals

    BANGOR — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team was dealt a difficult hand Tuesday, but it couldn’t have played it better. True, facing the ninth-ranked team in the Class C North quarterfinals might normally qualify as an easier game for the No. 1 seed, but GSA knew this time would be different. The opposing

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner, Deer Isle-Stonington boys fall in prelims

    Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner, Deer Isle-Stonington boys fall in prelims

    ELLSWORTH — The 2017-18 state basketball tournament didn’t start off well for Hancock County boys’ teams as Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington all lost preliminary playoff games Wednesday. The No. 6 Ellsworth’s boys’ team lost 49-41 at home against No. 11 Orono in the Class B prelims. Senior Zach Harris led Ellsworth (11-8) with

  • Ellsworth girls’ basketball team falls to Waterville in prelims

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team’s 2017-18 season came to an end in the preliminary round of the state tournament last Tuesday with a 47-34 road loss against No. 7 Waterville (14-5). Sophomore Trinity Montigny had 16 points for the No. 10 Eagles (10-9) in the loss, and senior Katelynn Bagley had 13. The

  • MDI boys, DI-S girls advance to Northern Maine semifinals

    MDI boys, DI-S girls advance to Northern Maine semifinals

    BANGOR — If the Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team missed a shot in the first half of its opening playoff game, James McConomy can’t remember it. Whether they were shooting 3-pointers, mid-range jump shots, free throws or simple layups, there were times when the basket might seemed to be 5 feet wide for the

  • Quarterfinal games set for GSA, MDI, DI-S

    Below are times and dates for high school basketball regional quarterfinal games involving Hancock County teams. A list of semifinal games will be posted at the conclusion of the round. All games will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Friday, Feb. 16 Girls, Class B North: (6) Winslow vs. (3) Mount Desert Island, 5

  • Local teams compete at indoor track regionals

    Local teams compete at indoor track regionals

    ORONO — Hancock County’s five indoor track teams participated in the penultimate meet of the 2018 season Saturday at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League championships at the University of Maine. Mount Desert Island finished a county-best seventh in the boys’ meet with 20 points. Ellsworth finished eighth with 18 points, George Stevens Academy took

  • Ellsworth 2nd, Sumner 3rd at state cheer championships

    Ellsworth 2nd, Sumner 3rd at state cheer championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Sumner competition cheer teams finished second and third, respectively, at the Class B and C state championships Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center. Ellsworth earned 77.5 points in Class B to finish as runner-up to Hermon, who claimed back-to-back titles as well as its sixth in seven years. Mount Desert

  • Ellsworth boys win PVC swim title in thrilling fashion

    Ellsworth boys win PVC swim title in thrilling fashion

    ORONO — The biggest meet of the year thus far for the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island boys’ swim teams couldn’t have been any closer — literally. The Ellsworth swim team won the Penobscot Valley Conference boys’ championship meet in thrilling fashion Friday evening when it edged MDI 269-268 for first place at the University