Sports

  • MMA women post wins following holiday break

    MMA women post wins following holiday break

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy women’s basketball team followed its three-week holiday break with a pair of victories in its most recent contests. MMA played its first game since Dec. 11 on New Year’s Day and claimed a 90-48 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Bowdoin College. The Mariners then traveled to upstate New

  • Golden Bucks shine in season’s 4th indoor track meet

    Golden Bucks shine in season’s 4th indoor track meet

    ORONO — Bucksport highlighted a strong day for Hancock County’s indoor track teams with a pair of second-place team finishes in Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine. Bucksport got off to a strong start to Saturday’s morning meet as the quartet of Lanie Stubs, Evie Hileman, Abigail Farricker and

  • Hackett steps down as Ellsworth head softball coach

    Hackett steps down as Ellsworth head softball coach

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball program will have a new leader in place when the season begins in just under three months. Jake Hackett announced Wednesday his resignation as Ellsworth’s head softball coach. He departs the position after posting an impressive 26-9 record in two seasons at the helm. Hackett took over as Ellsworth’s head

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport, MDI wrestlers earn 46 wins in EHS meet

    Ellsworth, Bucksport, MDI wrestlers earn 46 wins in EHS meet

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County’s three high school wrestling teams got a full afternoon of competition in over the weekend in a locally held meet. Ellsworth, Bucksport and MDI wrestlers competed in a round-robin tournament Saturday afternoon at Ellsworth High School. A total of 94 matches were held with local wrestlers claiming an impressive 46 wins.

  • Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town/Orono

    Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town/Orono

    OLD TOWN — With the regular season halfway complete, the Ellsworth swim team has yet to lose a competition. Ellsworth claimed boys’ and girls’ team victories in Thursday’s meet against Old Town/Orono at Old Town High School. The Eagles rolled to a 101-44 win in the girls’ meet and prevailed 79-63 on the boys’ side.

  • Local athletes compete in season’s 2nd, 3rd indoor track meets

    Local athletes compete in season’s 2nd, 3rd indoor track meets

    ORONO — December came to a close with Hancock County athletes lighting it up at the University of Maine. Local runners, jumpers and throwers took part in the season’s second and third indoor track meets Dec. 23 and 30 at UMaine’s New Balance Field House. Hancock County accounted for 17 victories in the month’s penultimate

  • Ellsworth boys continue dominance to reach 7-0

    Ellsworth boys continue dominance to reach 7-0

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team is the early leader in Class B North after continuing its early-season dominance into the holiday break. Ellsworth improved to 7-0 on the season with a home win over Caribou and road victories over Old Town and Presque Isle. The wins, all four of which came by

  • Ellsworth swim team battles Camden Hills in Rockport

    Ellsworth swim team battles Camden Hills in Rockport

    ROCKPORT — The Ellsworth swim team competed in its final meet of 2021 Thursday as it took on Camden Hills at the Penobscot Bay Area YMCA. The Ellsworth girls’ team claimed an 84-76 win over Camden Hills in a tightly contested meet in Rockport. On the boys’ side, the Eagles swam for time with only

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: After darkness, welcome back, sports

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: After darkness, welcome back, sports

    ELLSWORTH — Welcome back, everyone. Welcome back, parents who had to miss more than a year of watching your children play; welcome back, passionate fans and student sections; welcome back, football, baseball, softball, wrestling and all other sports that could not go forward in 2020 as well as in the early winter months of 2021.

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Hancock County teams bring home titles

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Hancock County teams bring home titles

    ELLSWORTH — 2021 in Hancock County sports changed a lot from start to finish, but throughout the year, local teams were ultimately able to bring home championships. Twelve different Hancock County teams concluded seasons with title wins of some form during the calendar wins. Those championships ranged from regional “pod” title wins last winter to