• Locals earn six titles at Class C track championships

    LEWISTON — Hancock County track and field athletes experienced tremendous success — to the tune of six titles — at the state Class C championship meet on Saturday, June 4, at Lewiston High School. For local competitors who qualified for the meet, Sumner’s Kaleb Colson led the charge with first places in the 800 and

  • Croquet events scheduled at Woodlawn

    Croquet events scheduled at Woodlawn

    ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn, which hosts the only nationally sanctioned croquet court in Maine, invites the public to try something new. Today’s competitive version of croquet is often referred to as “chess on grass” — a game of strategy, skill, and tactics — but for most, the game is a casual, low-key diversion. If you have

  • Area softball teams gearing up for postseason play

    ELLSWORTH — The final days of the high school softball regular season have arrived as teams in Hancock County jockey for crucial regional playoff position. As of Monday, May 30, Bucksport continued to sit atop Class C North with a 14-1 record, while Sumner was third at 13-2 and George Stevens Academy currently with a

  • 109 runners compete in Main St. Memorial Mile

    109 runners compete in Main St. Memorial Mile

    ELLSWORTH — The 109 participating runners and walkers made quick work of the Main Street Memorial Mile in downtown Ellsworth on Monday morning. The first male finisher was Frank Sternberg, 25, with a time of 4 minutes, 25 seconds. Mathew Shea, 20, was seconds behind with a time of 4:28, followed by Ian Fraser, 38,

  • Ellsworth, MDI athletes shine at large school track championships

    BANGOR — Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island high school track-and-field athletes might not have been able to secure team titles on May 28 at Cameron Field, but the Eagles and Trojans certainly made their presence felt in the individual and relay events at the Penobscot Valley Conference large school championship meet. The local contingent was

  • Local track teams have strong showings at small school championships

    ORONO — The Bucksport girls missed a Penobscot Valley Conference small school team championship by one point; however, the Golden Bucks, along with George Stevens Academy, Sumner, Blue Hill Harbor School and Deer Isle-Stonington, made up for that with stellar all-around track-and-field performances, including a bundle of firsts. In fact, area athletes secured 22 top

  • MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — In reference to the softball game between host Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island on Friday afternoon, May 20, which renewed arguably Hancock County’s most significant high school athletic rivalry, first-year Eagle coach Brandi Ensworth summed it up succinctly: “When two good teams play each other, it can go either way.”

  • Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    Wild pitch helps Eagles score 2-1 walk-off win over rival MDI

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — There is something about the baseball rivalry between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island that seems to bring out the best in both clubs. That longstanding rivalry between the Eagles and Trojans was renewed on the diamond on Friday, May 20, and did not disappoint as the regular-season high school game

  • Bucksport track teams shine at meet in Orono

    ORONO — Bucksport and Deer Isle-Stonington were among the teams competing at a regular-season high school track-and-field meet on Friday, May 20. In the meet hosted by the Orono Red Riots, the Golden Buck girls finished first and Bucksport boys second. The girls’ team scores were: Bucksport 224, Orono 198.5, Piscataquis 38.5, Mattanawcook Academy 22,

  • Trojan girls dominate at home track meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls dominated the competition and boys pushed for the top spot in a Friday, May 20, high school track-and-field meet hosted by the Trojans. The event also included George Stevens Academy and Sumner, among others. The girls’ team scores were: Mount Desert Island 247, Hampden Academy 140, George