Basketball

  • Past players compete in alumni basketball tournament at Sumner

    Past players compete in alumni basketball tournament at Sumner

    SULLIVAN — Sumner basketball players and fans from years gone by came together over the weekend for one last go-around in the school gym. Nine teams participated Saturday in the Lights Out Alumni Day Tournament at Sumner Memorial High School. The event pitted seven boys’ teams from as far back as 1973 and as recent

  • All-PVC basketball, wrestling, indoor track teams announced

    All-PVC basketball, wrestling, indoor track teams announced

    ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference announced Sunday this year’s All-PVC selections for basketball, wrestling and indoor track. In boys’ basketball, George Stevens Academy’s David Gadsby (first team) and Teague Smallidge (third team) were All-PVC Class C selections. Sumner’s Rachel Colby was an All-PVC Class C selection on the girls’ side, and Deer Isle-Stonington’s Luna

  • Area teams compete in 29th Great Harbor Shootout

    Area teams compete in 29th Great Harbor Shootout

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Great Harbor Shootout was held for the first time in three years over the weekend as 64 teams from across Maine came to Hancock County. Locally, Ellsworth finished 4-2 in the South high school girls’ bracket with a loss to Old Town in the bracket title game. Ellsworth also had a

  • Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    ELLSWORTH — From the gym to the pool, Hancock County boys’ athletes wasted little time establishing themselves among the state’s premier competitors this past winter. Indeed, across every sport, the 2021-22 winter season was highlighted by championship-level performances from local male athletes. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander postseason awards highlight the top performers

  • Great Harbor Shootout set to return next weekend

    Great Harbor Shootout set to return next weekend

    BAR HARBOR — The first sign two years ago that the world was about to change came in the form of an abrupt cancellation of one of Hancock County’s biggest wintertime draws. As is custom every year, Harbor House organizers approached mid-March 2020 getting ready for its biggest annual event, the Great Harbor Shootout. Yet

  • Hunter Curtis named Mr. Maine Basketball finalist

    Hunter Curtis named Mr. Maine Basketball finalist

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis was announced Saturday as one of three finalists for this year’s Mr. Maine Basketball award. Curtis averaged 18.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.8 points per game this season. The senior captain helped lead the Eagles to their best record since 1966 as the program matched its furthest progression in the

  • Full-strength GSA boys top Central in C North semifinals

    Full-strength GSA boys top Central in C North semifinals

    BANGOR — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team can do just about anything when everybody is available. What the Eagles have been lacking this year are chances to prove that. After GSA finally recovered from COVID-19 sidelining nearly half of its roster early in the season, the team lost arguably its two best players,

  • Ellsworth boys throttle Orono to win Northern Maine title

    Ellsworth boys throttle Orono to win Northern Maine title

    BANGOR — There was no late-game suspense this time. After running opponents out of the gym all season long, the Ellsworth boys’ basketball team has found itself in some unusually tight games in Bangor. Single-digit victories over Presque Isle and Old Town presented the Eagles with a kind of adversity they didn’t encounter during a regular