Sports

  • Winter sports preseason events begin

    Winter sports preseason events begin

    BLUE HILL — With the winter sports regular season set to begin next week, teams across Hancock County are gearing up with preseason games, scrimmages, meets and tournaments. Local basketball teams opened play against teams from different classification levels all over the state to prepare. Among the cross-class showdowns were Tuesday’s contests, which pitted Mount

  • Santa Run/Walk to be held Sunday at EEMS

    Santa Run/Walk to be held Sunday at EEMS

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Santa Run/Walk 5K is scheduled to be held next, Dec. 2. The race will begin and end at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Costumes are encouraged but not required for the race, which gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Prizes will be

  • Ellsworth/Sumner, Bucksport players receive All-Little Ten Conference honors

    Ellsworth/Sumner, Bucksport players receive All-Little Ten Conference honors

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport football players were among those named All-Little Ten Conference selections Tuesday. For Ellsworth/Sumner, senior Javon Williams was named a second-team selection on both offense and defense. Malcolm Svec was named to the second-team offense, and junior Connor Crawford was selected to the second-team defense. David Gross, Cameron Soper, Carter Tolmasoff

  • Maine football beats Elon to earn outright CAA title, playoff bye

    Maine football beats Elon to earn outright CAA title, playoff bye

    By Mike Lowe Portland Press Herald ORONO — Belief. That’s what Joe Harasymiak has been preaching to the University of Maine football team for a year. Belief in the team. Belief in what can be accomplished. And Saturday afternoon, the Black Bears accomplished something no one foresaw four months ago. Picked to finish eighth in

  • Ellsworth’s Robidoux named to All-State volleyball team

    Ellsworth’s Robidoux named to All-State volleyball team

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Olivia Robidoux was named Friday to the Maine Volleyball Coaches Association All-State first team. Robidoux, a captain on this year’s team alongside fellow senior Kristen Omlor, spent three years as a member of Ellsworth’s varsity squad and helped the Eagles to playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017. She played under former head

  • Military members highlight Veterans Remembrance Road Race field

    Military members highlight Veterans Remembrance Road Race field

    ELLSWORTH — Local veterans were among the many competitors at this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race held Sunday morning in Ellsworth. A total of 127 walkers and runners competed in this year’s race, which was held behind the Down East Family YMCA. Twenty-two of the participants were veterans. The top military veteran

  • Former GSA star Schildroth to play at Woodstock Academy

    BLUE HILL — After a brief stint in Florida, former George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball standout Taylor Schildroth will be moving closer to home. Schildroth announced Saturday that he would be continuing his basketball career at Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. His return to New England came less than two weeks after announcing he would be