Sports

  • Local athletes compete at Hancock County track championships

    Local athletes compete at Hancock County track championships

    BAR HARBOR — Outdoor track’s championship season began Saturday afternoon as local runners competed in the Hancock County championships at Mount Desert Island High School. With Ellsworth and MDI vying for first place in both competitions, the meet came down to the last few events. MDI edged Ellsworth for wins with George Stevens Academy, Bucksport

  • Free tennis clinics scheduled for Saturday in Sullivan

    SULLIVAN — Longtime tennis professional Bob Christie is offering free clinics on the sport Saturday, May 25, at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center. Clinics are free of charge and open to players of all ability levels. Tennis rackets will be provided if needed, though players should bring their own athletic shoes. Current tennis players will play

  • Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    Tracy’s Karate hosts 106th tournament in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Tracy’s Karate of Ellsworth held its 106th tournament recently in Bucksport High School’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium. The tournament, which included both fighting and throwing competitions, drew karate students as young as four years of age and as old as 75. Contestants represented dojos from the Downeast area, the rest of Maine and Atlantic

  • Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    Springers gymnasts win big at YMCA regional championships

    ELLSWORTH — For years, mid-May’s regional championships have been the culmination of an entire season’s work for Springers Gymnastics. This weekend, the team accomplished a feat it have never achieved before. Springers produced three all-around champions for the first time in program history at the YMCA’s Northeast championships at Kents Hill School in Readfield. The

  • Ellsworth baseball team defeats Belfast, MDI to reach 9-0

    Ellsworth baseball team defeats Belfast, MDI to reach 9-0

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth baseball team is within striking distance of first place in the Class B North standings after recent victories over Belfast and Mount Desert Island. Last Thursday, Ellsworth earned a road 3-2 win over Belfast to finish the first half of the regular season with unbeaten record at 8-0. Belfast had responded

  • MDI softball team rallies past Ellsworth for key win

    MDI softball team rallies past Ellsworth for key win

    ELLSWORTH — In need of a win to buoy its Class B North playoff chances, the Mount Desert Island softball team came through when it mattered most. Several times already this season, MDI has been on the verge of wins that could have sent it shooting up the Northern Maine standings. Instead, the Trojans have

  • Local tennis players reach last 48 in state singles tournament

    Local tennis players reach last 48 in state singles tournament

    ELLSWORTH — Four local high school tennis players will be participating in the state singles tournament’s last 48 after qualifying Saturday at Bangor High School. Ellsworth’s Norman Jodrey began his day with an 8-4 victory over George Stevens Academy’s Connary Williamson in the preliminary round. Entering the qualifying round as the No. 8 boys’ player

  • DI-S softball team scores 107 runs in 4 games to reach 5-1

    DI-S softball team scores 107 runs in 4 games to reach 5-1

    DEER ISLE — The Deer Isle-Stonington softball team followed up its first win of the season last week with a scoring spree that produced a whopping 107 runs in just four games. After a season-opening loss April 25 against Penobscot Valley, Deer Isle-Stonington bounced back last Wednesday with a 9-7 home win over Schenck. Taylor

  • Ellsworth boys win home meet as outdoor track season heats up

    Ellsworth boys win home meet as outdoor track season heats up

    ELLSWORTH — Since the day Ellsworth’s 2019 track schedule came out, Matt Shea has had one day circled. On Saturday, that day arrived. Among the Ellsworth junior’s many goals this season has been to win a home meet against some of the state’s top competition. The Eagles’ 12-team home meet over the weekend was an