Sports

  • Jaxon Gross claims state middle school wrestling crown

    Jaxon Gross claims state middle school wrestling crown

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Middle School’s Jaxon Gross claimed first place in his weight class Saturday at the Pine Tree Wrestling League championships in Belfast. Gross went undefeated in the tournament to win the 195-pound division title over Dedham School’s Joey Bowen. The eighth-grader also completed an unbeaten season overall with the title bout win. The

  • Flattop 5K Road Race set to be held next weekend

    Flattop 5K Road Race set to be held next weekend

    LAMOINE — This year’s running of the annual Flattop 5K Road Race is scheduled to be held next Saturday, March 30, at the Lamoine Consolidated School. The 2019 Flattop 5K will be the 14th running of the annual race, which marks the unofficial start of road race season and the official start of the Eden

  • Beyond the stands: When unruly fans cross the line

    Beyond the stands: When unruly fans cross the line

    ORONO — Shane Lowell was just supposed to coach basketball when he traveled to Orono earlier this month for a youth tournament. Instead, he spent part of his day in the emergency room. On the morning of March 3, Lowell and the Down East Family YMCA 5th/6th-grade girls’ basketball team traveled to Orono Middle School

  • Hancock County wrestlers earn All-PVC honors

    Hancock County wrestlers earn All-PVC honors

    ELLSWORTH — Ten local wrestlers received All-Penobscot Valley Conference honors Monday. Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord were first-team All-Conference selections for their schools. Gross was Class B champion, All-State champion and New England runner-up at 285 pounds, and Lord was state champion and All-State runner-up in the 145-pound weight class. On the All-PVC

  • Bridge the Gap Race scheduled for April 6

    Bridge the Gap Race scheduled for April 6

    PROSPECT — This year’s Bridge the Gap Race is scheduled to be held next month in Prospect, Verona Island and Bucksport. The event, which begins on the Prospect side of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge before wrapping all the way around Verona Island and concluding in downtown Bucksport, will feature both 3-mile and 10-mile races once

  • Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

    Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is set to be held this weekend at four gymnasiums around the city. The action begins when the Down East Family YMCA A boys’ team takes on Team Rust Buckets at 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, and concludes with the championship games Sunday, March 10. Games will