Baseball

  • Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    BAR HARBOR — Locating the escape hatch on the average coach bus wouldn’t require a passenger to walk more than a few feet. Locating the escape hatch on the coach bus used recently by the Mount Desert Island cheer team, on the other hand, would require a trip to an unknown field off Interstate 95.

  • Local students eligible for New England Red Sox Service Scholarship

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Red Sox Foundation is seeking seniors from Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and Sumner Memorial high schools wishing to apply for this year’s $1,000 New England Red Sox Service Scholarship. The scholarship foundation, which was founded in 2010, is awarded annually based on academic performance, community service and financial aid eligibility. Last year,

  • Red Sox to face Astros in ALDS

    ELLSWORTH — After clinching the American League East title, the Boston Red Sox are set to play the Houston Astros in the American League Division Series. Houston (101-61 in the regular season) finished with the AL’s second-best record and will host Game 1 and Game 2 before the series shifts back to Boston for Game

  • Maine State Challenger Jamboree is a home run

    Maine State Challenger Jamboree is a home run

    ELLSWORTH — The pre-game jitters Saturday were equal parts excitement, nerves, exhilaration and visions of grand slams. In short, joy. This first ever Maine State Challenger Little League Jamboree had drawn six teams to DeMeyer Field for two days of baseball. Machias Savings Bank stepped up to the plate to sponsor the event. By 10

  • Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    Bucksport earns praise after state Little League tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Little League coaches from across the state had plenty of great things to say about Bucksport, which hosted the Maine Little League championships for ages 10 and 11 earlier this month. In particular, coaches praised Bucksport Little League President Jon Goss for making visiting teams feel welcome, and for encouraging a sportsmanlike atmosphere.

  • Ellsworth to host inaugural Maine State Challenger Jamboree

    Ellsworth to host inaugural Maine State Challenger Jamboree

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Challenger Little League has made it its mission to ensure kids of all ages and abilities in the city have the chance to play baseball. This weekend, it’s taking that effort to the state level. On Saturday and Sunday, teams from Saco, Thomaston and other communities throughout Maine will descend on Ellsworth

  • New Little League Program to form in Ellsworth

    New Little League Program to form in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — In the aftermath of a recent Ellsworth City Council decision that cut the annual allocation to the Down East Family YMCA, Little League International’s future in the city is set to undergo a major transformation. DEFY Little League board members are planning multiple meetings in the next three months that will disband the league

  • DEFY 11-12 team takes 2nd place at Marty Lyons Classic

    DEFY 11-12 team takes 2nd place at Marty Lyons Classic

    BAR HARBOR — Ellsworth’s Down East Family YMCA Little League took second place over the weekend after falling to Sebasticook in the Marty Lyons Classic 11-12 championship game in Bar Harbor. Little League teams came from as far away as Caribou and Presque Isle for the tournament, which began Friday and concluded with the DEFY

  • Little League Challenger volunteer training scheduled for Sunday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Little League Challenger program will be hosting a training session for prospective volunteers at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at DeMeyer Field. Volunteers must Little League International the permission to conduct a background check. Those applying must also provide three references, one of whom must have knowledge of the applicant’s participation in the program.