• Patriots to face Eagles in Super Bowl LII

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will attempt to win their third NFL championship in four seasons and sixth overall when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. New England (15-3) clinched a berth in the game in Sunday’s AFC championship game when it came back from a 10-point

  • Patriots to face Titans in playoffs Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will host the Tennessee Titans in the AFC divisional round at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13. The game, which will be televised on NBC, will be the first between the two teams since New England beat Tennessee 33-16 on Dec. 20, 2015. The fifth-seeded Titans (10-7) upset the Kansas

  • Patriots clinch top seed in AFC

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots (13-3) clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC for the third time in four seasons Sunday when they defeated the New York Jets (5-11) 26-6 at Gillette Stadium. Although Tom Brady passed for just 190 yards for New England, the team outgained the Jets 147-40 on the ground

  • Local football players earn All-Conference honors

    ELLSWORTH — The Little Ten announced its All-Conference football selections over the weekend, and players from Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport received a number of the honors. For Ellsworth/Sumner, Connor Crawford made the first-team offense as a running back. Javon Williams was the first-team punter and received a second-team selection at wide receiver. Williams made yet another

  • MDI football team stunned in regional title game

    MDI football team stunned in regional title game

    BAR HARBOR — Playing on its home field for the final time this season, the Mount Desert Island football team’s outstanding 2017 season came to an end in the bitter New England cold. As players and coaches took the field for MDI’s Class C North title game showdown with Maine Central Institute, fans of both

  • Ellsworth/Sumner football falls to Dexter in 1st playoff game

    ELLSWORTH — Seventy miles from home, a historic season for the Ellsworth/Sumner football team ended where it began. Although Ellsworth/Sumner started the year Sept. 2 with a road loss against Dexter, the team’s performance the rest of the way was one of the best runs since the varsity football team was revived in 2012. The Eagles