Sports

  • Local cross-country runners battle congested field at Festival of Champions

    Local cross-country runners battle congested field at Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — Maintaining speed while battling other competitors for space is a difficult task for cross-country runners in any race. The annual Festival of Champions is a completely different beast. Held annually on the last Saturday in September, the Festival of Champions brings well over 1,000 runners to Belfast’s Troy Howard Middle School. After competing

  • Golden Bucks outpace Lynx in LTC shootout

    Golden Bucks outpace Lynx in LTC shootout

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport football team’s best path to victory in recent years has been to put forth strong showings on offense. After lighting up scoreboards in their first two games this season, the team’s past two showings entering Friday had been a bit of a step back. Coming off a one-point loss against Foxcroft,

  • Four inducted to MMA Athletics Hall of Fame

    CASTINE — Rebecca Allen, Joe Crowe, John Fairbanks and Jed Johnson were inducted to the Maine Maritime Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday as members of the 2018 class. Allen, a school volleyball legend, ranked first in the nation in aces per game in 2007. Her 63.0 attack percentage and average of 1.3 aces per

  • Roberts, Potter receive Coach of the Year honors; MDI, GSA headed for states

    ELLSWORTH — Two local golf coaches received Penobscot Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors Thursday at the conference championships at JaTo Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln. Ellsworth’s Rick Roberts, who is currently in his eighth season coaching the Eagles, was named Coach of the Year in Class B. Kevin Potter of Bucksport received the

  • MDI volleyball team outlasts Ellsworth in tight match

    MDI volleyball team outlasts Ellsworth in tight match

    ELLSWORTH — With little separating the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island volleyball teams Wednesday, every point mattered. Each serve, kill, block and volley brought roars from both ends of the floor at Ellsworth’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium. Leads changed constantly, and no advantage seemed safe. Although fans of both teams made plenty of noise, the Ellsworth and

  • Sumner boys’ soccer team beats Calais, Machias to reach 8-0

    Sumner boys’ soccer team beats Calais, Machias to reach 8-0

    SULLIVAN — The Sumner boys’ soccer team’s unbeaten start to the 2018 season is now at eight games after the Tigers posted recent blowout wins over Calais and Machias. Sumner hosted Calais on Thursday with a perfect start to the first half of the season in sight, and the Tigers didn’t disappoint. Scoring early and

  • Mason scores twice as Ellsworth boys’ soccer team earns 1st win

    Mason scores twice as Ellsworth boys’ soccer team earns 1st win

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ soccer team recorded its first victory of the 2018 season Saturday with a 2-1 road win against Hermon. After both teams failed to score in the first half, Ellsworth took a 1-0 lead six minutes, 34 seconds into the second when Nate Mason scored his first goal of the game.