Sports

  • EHS boys riding new playing style to success in 2021

    EHS boys riding new playing style to success in 2021

    ELLSWORTH — In the span of a year, the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team has done a 180 in both composition and style. Last season, an Ellsworth squad heavy on seniors displayed the virtues of patience and experience. A seasoned group content on waiting for the right cut to be made or the right pass to

  • Ellsworth girls beat Orono, MDI; Sumner snaps losing streak

    Ellsworth girls beat Orono, MDI; Sumner snaps losing streak

    ELLSWORTH — A pair of local girls’ basketball teams continued their 2021 seasons by posting major wins in recent contests. Ellsworth claimed a decisive win over Orono on Thursday before returning to action Monday with a victory over local rival Mount Desert Island. Elsewhere, the Sumner girls’ team prevailed in overtime against Bucksport to claim

  • Brown scores 1,000th point as DI-S boys top Searsport

    Brown scores 1,000th point as DI-S boys top Searsport

    DEER ISLE — Within touching distance of a milestone, Myles Brown was forced to wait what seemed like a lifetime. After scoring 28 points in Deer Isle-Stonington’s Jan. 19 season opener against Bucksport, Brown, Hancock County’s leading scorer last year, was just eight points away from reaching 1,000 for his career. With several games on

  • Ellsworth girls’ swimmers set records against Bangor

    ELLSWORTH — A pair of Ellsworth girls’ swimmers set team records in the team’s latest virtual meet. Elena Springer and Kristy Barry set new marks Friday night in Ellsworth’s contest against Bangor. Springer broke her own six-dive mark of 197.10 with a new total of 207.25, and Barry shaved more than two seconds off of

  • Hancock County teams compete in 2nd indoor track events

    Hancock County teams compete in 2nd indoor track events

    ELLSWORTH — Local indoor track athletes competed for the second time this season in last week’s throwing, jumping and distance running events. On Thursday, Hancock County throwers traveled to Brewer to compete in the shot put. Mount Desert Island’s Archer Hill won the boys’ event with a distance of 42 feet, 2 3/4 inches, and

  • Deer Isle-Stonington senior Brown to go for 1,000th point

    Deer Isle-Stonington senior Brown to go for 1,000th point

    DEER ISLE — After a wait of more than two weeks, a Deer Isle-Stonington senior will finally get his shot at one of high school basketball’s biggest feats. Myles Brown will go for his 1,000th career point when the Mariners play on the road against Bucksport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. The game will

  • EHS girls roll past Sumner; Bucksport boys beat Searsport twice

    EHS girls roll past Sumner; Bucksport boys beat Searsport twice

    SULLIVAN — The Ellsworth girls’ and Bucksport boys’ basketball teams are now in the win column after victories in recent games. Ellsworth claimed its first win of the campaign Monday with a lopsided road victory over Sumner. Bucksport notched a road win in Friday’s contest against Searsport before beating the Vikings once more in Monday’s

  • Ellsworth swimmers stay perfect with wins over Hampden

    Ellsworth swimmers stay perfect with wins over Hampden

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams stayed perfect on the season with wins over Hampden Academy in the latest virtual meet. In the boys’ competition, Ellsworth’s five-man squad claimed a 62-59 win over Hampden. The Eagles’ wins in seven of nine individual events and two of the three relays proved to be

  • Suspension of interstate youth hockey extended through March

    Suspension of interstate youth hockey extended through March

    AUGUSTA — The suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions in seven Northeastern states has been extended once again. Governors Janet Mills, Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Ned Lamont (D-Conn.), Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) announced the extension Friday, two days before the existing ban had been set to expire.

  • MPA rules out plans for spring/summer football season

    MPA rules out plans for spring/summer football season

    AUGUSTA — Whatever flicker of hope remained for Maine high school football to be played during the current academic year has been extinguished. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday the cancellation of plans for a football season in the late spring or early summer. The decision followed an MPA Football Committee meeting Thursday in which