Cross-Country

  • Eagle boys and girls sweep home track meet

    Eagle boys and girls sweep home track meet

    ELLSWORTH — Eagle athletes certainly flew high and fast at their home nest on Saturday, April 30, as they not only hosted a handful of teams, including Deer Isle-Stonington and Sumner, but grabbed team, individual and relay firsts. The girls’ team scores were: Ellsworth 164, Central 100, Narraguagus 44, Deer Isle-Stonington 15 and Sumner 12.

  • Five garner EA/Islander fall girls’ sports postseason awards

    Five garner EA/Islander fall girls’ sports postseason awards

    BLUE HILL — After missing out on a real fall season a year ago, Hancock County’s female athletes didn’t disappoint in 2021. Between record-setting campaigns and championship runs, it was an autumn to remember for girls’ sports locally. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander have selected one Player of the Year for each girls’

  • Fall sports season concludes with New England XC championships

    Fall sports season concludes with New England XC championships

    THETFORD, Vt. — The 2021 Hancock County fall sports season reached its conclusion this weekend with a rewarding end-of-year cross-country meet. Select Hancock County runners competed Saturday in the New England cross-country championships at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt. The meet pitted local qualifiers against the best of the best from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New

  • Local cross-country runners earn All-PVC accolades

    Local cross-country runners earn All-PVC accolades

    ELLSWORTH — Runners from all six Hancock County high schools were rewarded Thursday with Valley Conference All-Conference selections. In Class B, Ellsworth’s Addison Nelson and Mount Desert Island’s Ella Joyce, Grace Munger, AyliGrace Munro and Amelia VanDongen were All-PVC first-team choices. The Trojans’ Callan Eason, Azaria Long, Meri Rainford and Piper Soares were second-team selections.

  • Local runners, teams qualify for state XC championships

    Local runners, teams qualify for state XC championships

    BELFAST — The penultimate race of Maine’s cross-country season took place Saturday as runners descended on Belfast for the Northern Maine championships. Runners from all six Hancock County high schools recorded state championship-qualifying times in the regional meet at Troy Howard Middle School. Six teams also booked places in the state meet by making the

  • Local runners command PVC cross-country championships

    Local runners command PVC cross-country championships

    BUCKSPORT — Hancock County runners were among the top performers in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championship cross-country meet. Two local boys’ runners claimed individual wins in the meet, which was held at Bucksport High School. At the team level, Mount Desert Island continued its prolific 2021 season by sweeping both Class B titles. Bucksport’s William

  • Hancock County leads the way in Pendale Invitational

    Hancock County leads the way in Pendale Invitational

    HERMON — Hancock County led the way in the most recent cross-country meet with local runners sweeping both the team and individual events. The George Stevens Academy boys and Mount Desert Island girls claimed team wins in Saturday’s Pendale Invitational in Hermon. Individually, the GSA girls’ Thea Crowley and the MDI boys’ Sam York placed