Sports

  • Hancock County golfers sink holes-in-one

    Hancock County golfers sink holes-in-one

    ELLSWORTH — Warm weather throughout July and early August this year has provided plenty of playing opportunities for local golfers in Hancock County, and three of those golfers sank holes-in-one over the past two weeks. On Sunday, Gary Doane of Franklin recorded an ace at Blink Bonnie Golf Links in Sorrento with a 7-iron. Doane’s

  • DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    ELLSWORTH — Ava Sealander and Camden Holmes of the Down East Family YMCA swim team placed among the top competitors nationally Thursday at the YMCA Long Course National Championships at the University of Maryland. Sealander, who graduated from George Stevens Academy in June, placed sixth in the 50-yard butterfly, and Holmes, who will be a

  • George Stevens Academy baseball team wins sportsmanship award

    George Stevens Academy baseball team wins sportsmanship award

    BLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy baseball team, led by head coach Dan Kane, has received the 2018 Peter Webb Good Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year. The Eagles have won the award seven of the last 18 seasons. The award, named after a longtime official in Maine, goes to a team in

  • Runners burn up the road at fire department races

    Runners burn up the road at fire department races

    HANCOCK — Thirty-five runners turned out on a sultry Saturday morning for the newly revived “Lobster Classic” road races organized by the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department. Proceeds from the race will go toward the purchase of a new fire truck. Two contests — one a 5-kilometer run, the other 10.2 miles — coursed from the

  • Bootin’ Eagle Soccer Camp to begin 1st of 3 sessions Monday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School is seeking registrants for its annual Bootin’ Eagle soccer camp with the first of three weeklong sessions set to begin next week. The first weeklong session will be for students entering grades 7-12. That camp is scheduled to begin Monday, July 23, and conclude next Friday, July 27. Students in

  • Bucksport names Dave Gross next head wrestling coach

    Bucksport names Dave Gross next head wrestling coach

    BUCKSPORT — For the past three years, coaching on the Bucksport wrestling team has been a team effort. Come next season, that team will have a new leader. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Bucksport has operated using a four-man coaching staff led by a former state heavyweight champion, Dan Ormsby. Although Ormsby will