Basketball

  • Ellsworth High School legend Stu Taylor dies at 87

    Ellsworth High School legend Stu Taylor dies at 87

    ELLSWORTH — Win or lose, Stu Taylor was at home at Ellsworth High School. A lifelong Downeast Mainer who lived and breathed the game of basketball, there were few things in life more satisfying than nights spent coaching from the baseline in the Ellsworth High School gymnasium. No matter his calling, Taylor built lifelong winners

  • BBN 5th-grade girls’ team wins Zero Gravity state title

    BBN 5th-grade girls’ team wins Zero Gravity state title

    ELLSWORTH — The Black Bear North fifth-grade girls’ basketball team won the state’s Zero Gravity AAU title Sunday afternoon in Lewiston. BBN Black started the tournament Saturday with a 20-0 win over Team Blue Wave of Portland. Later in the day, the team posted a 32-15 victory over another Portland-based club, Maine Firecrackers. On Sunday

  • Celtics to meet Pacers in NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Indiana Pacers in a best-of-seven series beginning at 1 p.m. today, April 14. Boston finished fourth in the Eastern Conference in the regular season with a record of 49-33. The Celtics will have home court against Indiana, which finished fifth at

  • Hancock’s Bagley wins Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot

    HANCOCK — Kaylee Bagley put her free-throw shooting prowess on display once again Saturday afternoon when she won the Elks Free Throw Hoop Shoot New England title at Deering High School in Portland. The Hancock Grammar School fifth-grader made 20 of her 25 attempts from the free-throw line to take first place in the competition’s

  • 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

  • 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