• EHS, GSA girls’ finish in top 5 at state cross-country championships

    ELLSWORTH — Led by some of the state’s top runners, the Ellsworth and George Stevens Academy girls’ cross-country teams earned top-five finishes in their respective classes at Saturday’s state championships in Cumberland. Ellsworth delivered one of its best performances of the season at Twin Brook Recreation Area with seventh- and eighth-place finishes from Trinity Montigny

  • Local runners dominate regional cross-country championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Northern Maine cross-country championships were held Saturday in Belfast, and Hancock County runners were among the best of the best. George Stevens Academy’s girls’ team led the way by edging Orono for the Class C title. Eliza Broughton won the individual race for GSA in 19 minutes, 33.42 seconds, and teammates Mary

  • Local runners compete at PVC cross-country championships

    Local runners compete at PVC cross-country championships

    ORONO — Runners from all six Hancock County high schools went to Orono on Saturday for this year’s Penobscot Valley Conference cross-country championships. At the Class B level, Ellsworth posted one of its best meets of the 2017 season. The Eagles finished second on the girls’ side and third on the boys’ side. Ellsworth’s Trinity

  • Penfold, Broughton take 1st at Hancock County championships

    BUCKSPORT — Familiar faces led the way at Saturday’s Hancock County cross-country championships in Bucksport. Deer Isle-Stonington’s Brendan Penfold and George Stevens Academy’s Eliza Broughton were individual winners at the event. Penfold finished in 16 minutes, 21.45 seconds, and Broughton won in 19:14.98 to record her best time of the season. Mount Desert Island won

  • Hancock County runners compete at Festival of Champions

    Hancock County runners compete at Festival of Champions

    BELFAST — A total of 1,700 cross-country runners and their families made the trip to Belfast on Saturday for the 2017 Festival of Champions. The scene was a wild one; team tents occupied much of the space outside the school, and runners wearing colors of schools all over New England and parts of Canada were

  • Ellsworth girls 6th, boys 7th at Old Town Invitational

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams finished sixth and seventh, respectively, at Saturday’s Old Town Invitational. The girls’ team’s top runner was sophomore Caitlin MacPherson, who finished the race in 22 minutes, 28.73 seconds to claim 14th place. Abby Mazgaj finished 18th with a time of 23:00.00. On the boys’ side, Matt

  • GSA girls dominate Seacoast Invitational

    GSA girls dominate Seacoast Invitational

    SULLIVAN — From the moment the opening gun fired at Friday’s Seacoast Invitational, a group of maroon uniforms was out in front. George Stevens Academy’s girls’ cross-country team breezed to an easy win at Friday’s Seacoast Invitational at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan. The win, which was the Eagles’ second of the season, gave

  • EHS boys, GSA girls win at Washington Academy Invitational

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys and George Stevens Academy girls headlined a dominant day for Hancock County runners with team wins at Friday’s meet at Washington Academy in East Machias. On the boys’ side, Ellsworth accounted for nine of the top-20 runners. Matt Shea finished fourth with a time of 18 minutes, 57.87 seconds to