Sports

  • Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

    Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

    ELLSWORTH — Trinity Montigny just finished four years playing basketball as an Eagle. Now, she’s set to play four more. Montigny will continue her basketball career at the college level next year when she suits up for Husson University in Bangor. The outgoing Ellsworth senior finalized her decision over the weekend before informing Husson head

  • Ellsworth/Sumner’s Crawford to play football at MMA

    Ellsworth/Sumner’s Crawford to play football at MMA

    ELLSWORTH — One of the area’s top football players is set to continue his career right here in Hancock County. Connor Crawford will trade the maroon and white for blue and gold this fall as he suits up for Maine Maritime Academy. The Ellsworth High School senior informed the MMA coaching staff of the decision

  • Great Harbor Shootout set to descend on Hancock County

    Great Harbor Shootout set to descend on Hancock County

    BAR HARBOR — The biggest offseason basketball tournament of the year is about to take over Hancock County. Players, coaches and families from all over the state will travel to Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island this weekend for this year’s edition of the Great Harbor Shootout. The tournament, sponsored by Harbor House, is set to

  • Ellsworth swimmers claim big honors at MISL awards banquet

    Ellsworth swimmers claim big honors at MISL awards banquet

    AUGUSTA — Members of the Ellsworth swim team claimed major honors Sunday at the Maine Interscholastic Swim League banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. Ellsworth senior Caitlin MacPherson was named Penobscot Valley Conference Girls’ Swimmer of the Year. MacPherson captained an Ellsworth girls’ team that placed fourth at the state championship meet to notch its

  • DEFY swim team sets marks at state championship meet

    DEFY swim team sets marks at state championship meet

    ORONO — Members of the Down East Family YMCA swim team broke four team records and won seven titles over the weekend in the state championship meet at the University of Maine. On the boys’ side, Sean Hill set a record in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 50.71 seconds. DEFY also

  • Local athletes earn All-PVC indoor track selections

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County athletes were announced last week as selections to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference Small-School indoor track teams. Ellsworth athletes highlighted a bulk of the boys’ first team with Tulas Weaver (55- and 200-meter dashes), Beck Deeny (long jump and triple jump), Henry Scheff (55-meter hurdles) and Logan Grass (shot put) earning first-team

  • Eagles, Bucks, Trojans garner All-PVC wrestling accolades

    Eagles, Bucks, Trojans garner All-PVC wrestling accolades

    ELLSWORTH — Wrestlers from all three Hancock County teams were announced Thursday as selections to this year’s All-Penobscot Valley Conference teams. Bucksport had a first-team selection in Kaleb Nightingale, who earned the top spot at 133 pounds. Travis Hutchinson (120 pounds), Grayson Fernald (195 pounds), Cameron Rich (220) and Gavin Billings (285) earned second-team selections

  • Mattson, Brown earn PVC Player of the Year honors

    Mattson, Brown earn PVC Player of the Year honors

    BLUE HILL — A pair of local basketball players swept the Class C and Class D Boys’ Player of the Year awards Thursday as the All-Penobscot Valley Conference teams were unveiled. George Stevens Academy senior Caden Mattson was announced as the PVC Player of the Year in Class C. Mattson led GSA in points (14.6),

  • Hancock County swimmers headline All-PVC selections

    Hancock County swimmers headline All-PVC selections

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County swimmers earned numerous spots on the All-Penobscot Valley Conference swim teams with athletes from Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy selected. For the Ellsworth boys’ team, Sean Hill was a first-team swimmer in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles. The Eagles’ 200-yard medley (Hill, Nick Partridge, Lucas Fendl and Ryan