Sports

  • Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    WINTHROP — After 650 days, regular season high school football games have been played in the state of Maine once again. The Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth/Sumner football teams opened their seasons with defeats in this weekend’s contests. The Golden Bucks fell on the road Friday night against Winthrop, and the Trojans and Eagles

  • Deer Isle-Stonington won’t field girls’ soccer team this fall

    Deer Isle-Stonington won’t field girls’ soccer team this fall

    DEER ISLE — A Hancock County school that could not field two teams in the spring is unable to provide another of its traditional sports offerings this fall. Deer Isle-Stonington High School will not be fielding a girls soccer team in 2021, Athletic Director Bob St. Peter told The Ellsworth American on Wednesday. The school,

  • Ellsworth girls’ soccer team enters new season red-hot

    Ellsworth girls’ soccer team enters new season red-hot

    ELLSWORTH — The goals just don’t stop coming. Throughout the Ellsworth girls’ soccer team’s two-week preseason slate, the net has seemed to be as wide as the goal line for a prolific attacking unit. From six goals to nine goals to 10, it’s been hard to keep track of just how many times the Eagles

  • Bucks, Trojans win, Eagles lose in preseason football contests

    Bucks, Trojans win, Eagles lose in preseason football contests

    ELLSWORTH — Football under the lights returned to Maine on Friday as teams in Hancock County and across the state tuned up for their season openers with preseason contests. Bucksport and Mount Desert Island claimed victories Friday in their respective contests against Belfast and Mattanawcook Academy. Elsewhere, Ellsworth/Sumner suffered a defeat as Orono pulled away

  • EHS volleyball team back in form after short offseason

    EHS volleyball team back in form after short offseason

    ELLSWORTH — Of all the sports dealt unusual hands at Ellsworth High School last year, volleyball might have been turned upside-down the most. Plenty of volleyball was played at Ellsworth and other schools offering the sport, which was played on a limited basis outdoors in the fall before a competitive season was held in March

  • Washington Academy drops football team for 2021 season

    Washington Academy drops football team for 2021 season

    EAST MACHIAS — A Downeast football team that had been scheduled to face two Hancock County teams this year will not be playing this season. Washington Academy informed fellow teams Thursday morning of its decision not to field a football team in 2021. The East Machias school made the decision after it had been reduced

  • NAC announces COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22

    NAC announces COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22

    CASTINE — With fall sports back on tap, an athletic conference home to several Maine universities is taking steps to keep its contests COVID-free. The North Atlantic Conference announced Wednesday its COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 season. The conference laid out a vaccination policy for all athletes participating in athletics under the NAC banner ahead

  • Longtime official Martin receives Bob White Award

    Longtime official Martin receives Bob White Award

    ELLSWORTH — A familiar face on the local high school sports circuit has been formally noticed for her years of dedication. Tracie Martin was presented Sunday with the Bob White Award at Ellsworth High School. The award, which has been given annually since 2014, honors a Maine high school soccer referee who best exemplifies “knowledge,

  • Winter Harbor’s Harden making breakthrough in boxing

    Winter Harbor’s Harden making breakthrough in boxing

    WINTER HARBOR — Deep inside Warren Harden’s old family farm house attic is a trophy that’s spent years collecting cobwebs and dust. The decades-old trophy belonging to Harden’s father, Robert, has long been a source of stories in the Winter Harbor family’s household. With his dad boasting a 3-0 record as a boxer from his

  • MMA names Keenan Schaeffer head women’s soccer coach

    MMA names Keenan Schaeffer head women’s soccer coach

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy has named a new head coach to lead its women’s soccer program. MMA announced Monday the selection of Keenan Schaeffer as its next head women’s soccer coach. The Wrightsville, Pa., product comes to the Castine school after a busy past few years that have included concurrent stints in both college