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  • 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

  • Chris Sarro wins via knockout in 1st BKFC fight

    Chris Sarro wins via knockout in 1st BKFC fight

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth resident Chris Sarro started off his tenure as a Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship fighter in winning fashion Saturday with a first-round knockout in his debut bout. Sarro scored his knockout of Follansbee, W.Va., fighter John McAllister just 1 minute, 32 seconds into Saturday’s BKFC 9 fight at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in

  • Tracy’s holds state team karate championships in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held this year’s Maine state team championships in Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament brought 200 fighters of ages 4-75 for Bucksport to vie for grand championship trophies. Teams were composed of five members and were required to win a minimum of six matches to be crowned grand

  • Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth held its 106th tournament recently in Bucksport High School’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament, which included both fighting and throwing competitions, drew karate students as young as four years of age and as old as 75. Contestants represented dojos from the Downeast area, the rest of Maine and Atlantic

  • Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    ELLSWORTH — For years, mid-May’s regional championships have been the culmination of an entire season’s work for Springers Gymnastics. This weekend, the team accomplished a feat it have never achieved before. Springers produced three all-around champions for the first time in program history at the YMCA’s Northeast championships at Kents Hill School in Readfield. The

  • Bruins to face Maple Leafs in 1st round of NHL playoffs

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Bruins will begin the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven series beginning at 7 p.m. today, April 11. Boston finished second behind Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division in the regular season with 107 points. The Bruins will have home ice against Toronto,

  • Bucksport group dominates at Mars Hill karate tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Members of Tracy’s Karate’s Bucksport branch brought home 23 awards competing in this year’s Graves Summer Kickoff Tournament on June 16 in Mars Hill. Linwood Bridges of Verona Island, a ninth-degree black belt, was one of the top competitors for Tracy’s at the tournament. After winning first place in fighting among black belts

  • EHS graduate named finalist for auto-racing grand prize

    EHS graduate named finalist for auto-racing grand prize

    ELLSWORTH — Wyatt Alexander, a 2017 graduate of Ellsworth High School, has been named a finalist for the Valvoline Fast Track to Fame scholarship grand prize. Alexander, who is now an engineering major attending the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, was one of just four of the 800-plus entrants to make the final cut. The sponsorship

  • Ellsworth’s Shorey starts race season with wins at Winterport

    Ellsworth’s Shorey starts race season with wins at Winterport

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Kerrigan Shorey is off to another successful racing season in 2018 after earning a pair of first-place finishes the past at Winterport Dragway. Competing in the weekly bracket point series, Shorey earned her first victory of the season June 17. The sophomore-to-be at Ellsworth High School finished first once again Sunday

  • Locals bring home titles at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — The 2018 Woodlawn Invitational Tournament was held June 14-17 with 12 players competiting for the coveted Chapman/Gould Memorial Trophy, and local participants were the top competitors. In the first flight at, which was played on Tina Hinckley’s court in Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert’s Randall McAndrews claimed the title. McAndrews edged out Fred Beck

  • Tracy’s Karate holds 104th tournament

    Tracy’s Karate holds 104th tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth recently held its 104th tournament at Bucksport High School. The event was a big draw with more than 200 competitors in attendance. Students from dojos in Ellsworth, on Mount Desert Island and in Deer Isle, Belfast, Bucksport, Bangor, Yarmouth, Houlton, Presque Isle and even parts of Canada came together