Basketball

  • GSA’s Schildroth named Mr. Maine Basketball finalist

    GSA’s Schildroth named Mr. Maine Basketball finalist

    BLUE HILL — Taylor Schildroth of the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team was named one of three finalists for Mr. Maine Basketball on Tuesday. Schildroth averaged 27.3 points per game in this year’s Class C tournament to propel the Eagles to their third consecutive state championship win. He and teammate Max Mattson had been

  • Sheriff’s Cup scheduled to begin March 9

    ELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup is scheduled to be held March 9-11 in Ellsworth. Admission costs for adults are $4 for a day pass, $6 for a two-day pass and $10 for the weekend. Costs for kids are $2 for a day pass, $3 for a two-day pass and $5 for the weekend. Games

  • DI-S girls’ remarkable run ends in regional semifinals

    DI-S girls’ remarkable run ends in regional semifinals

    BANGOR — As the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team walked off the floor for the final time this season, the feeling of disappointment was short-lived. Losing at the Cross Insurance Center is never easy, but when the Mariners left for the locker room after Thursday’s semifinal game, coaches and players hugged one another, opponents applauded

  • GSA’s Mattson, Schildroth named Mr. Maine Basketball semifinalists; Randy Shepard to coach All-Star Game

    GSA’s Mattson, Schildroth named Mr. Maine Basketball semifinalists; Randy Shepard to coach All-Star Game

    BANGOR — George Stevens Academy’s Max Mattson and Taylor Schildroth were named Mr. Maine Basketball semifinalists Wednesday during regional tournament play at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The two seniors have been vital parts of the Eagles’ back-to-back-to-back Northern Maine title wins, the latest of which came after the Eagles defeated Houlton on Tuesday

  • GSA boys get past Houlton to reach regional semifinals

    GSA boys get past Houlton to reach regional semifinals

    BANGOR — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team was dealt a difficult hand Tuesday, but it couldn’t have played it better. True, facing the ninth-ranked team in the Class C North quarterfinals might normally qualify as an easier game for the No. 1 seed, but GSA knew this time would be different. The opposing

  • MDI boys, DI-S girls advance to Northern Maine semifinals

    MDI boys, DI-S girls advance to Northern Maine semifinals

    BANGOR — If the Mount Desert Island boys’ basketball team missed a shot in the first half of its opening playoff game, James McConomy can’t remember it. Whether they were shooting 3-pointers, mid-range jump shots, free throws or simple layups, there were times when the basket might seemed to be 5 feet wide for the

  • Quarterfinal games set for GSA, MDI, DI-S

    Below are times and dates for high school basketball regional quarterfinal games involving Hancock County teams. A list of semifinal games will be posted at the conclusion of the round. All games will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Friday, Feb. 16 Girls, Class B North: (6) Winslow vs. (3) Mount Desert Island, 5

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner, Deer Isle-Stonington boys fall in prelims

    Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner, Deer Isle-Stonington boys fall in prelims

    ELLSWORTH — The 2017-18 state basketball tournament didn’t start off well for Hancock County boys’ teams as Ellsworth, Bucksport, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington all lost preliminary playoff games Wednesday. The No. 6 Ellsworth’s boys’ team lost 49-41 at home against No. 11 Orono (7-12) in the Class B prelims. Senior Zach Harris led Ellsworth (11-8)