Football

  • MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    MDI football rolls past Orono at UMaine for 1st 8-man win

    ORONO — Brendan Graves couldn’t believe it when he first learned he would be playing at Alfond Stadium. No stage in the Pine Tree State is bigger for football players than the University of Maine’s home stadium, the state’s largest at a capacity of 10,000. That’s why, when the Mount Desert Island junior learned that

  • COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    COVID-19 wipes out Week 2 Hancock County football slate

    ELLSWORTH — COVID-19 troubles late this week have wiped out Hancock County’s entire Week 2 high school football schedule. Ellsworth/Sumner’s home game against Camden Hills, Bucksport’s home matchup against Poland and Mount Desert Island’s home battle with Morse are all off for this week. The games, all three of which were originally set to kick

  • Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    Bucks, Trojans, Eagles fall as regular season football returns

    WINTHROP — After 650 days, regular season high school football games have been played in the state of Maine once again. The Bucksport, Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth/Sumner football teams opened their seasons with defeats in this weekend’s contests. The Golden Bucks fell on the road Friday night against Winthrop, and the Trojans and Eagles

  • Bucks, Trojans win, Eagles lose in preseason football contests

    Bucks, Trojans win, Eagles lose in preseason football contests

    ELLSWORTH — Football under the lights returned to Maine on Friday as teams in Hancock County and across the state tuned up for their season openers with preseason contests. Bucksport and Mount Desert Island claimed victories Friday in their respective contests against Belfast and Mattanawcook Academy. Elsewhere, Ellsworth/Sumner suffered a defeat as Orono pulled away

  • Washington Academy drops football team for 2021 season

    Washington Academy drops football team for 2021 season

    EAST MACHIAS — A Downeast football team that had been scheduled to face two Hancock County teams this year will not be playing this season. Washington Academy informed fellow teams Thursday morning of its decision not to field a football team in 2021. The East Machias school made the decision after it had been reduced

  • Registration open for 2021 Ellsworth Football League season

    Registration open for 2021 Ellsworth Football League season

    ELLSWORTH — Registration is now open for the Ellsworth Football League’s upcoming season. The league is set to offer fifth/sixth-grade and seventh/eighth-grade tackle teams this year as well as a third/fourth-grade flag team. Practices for 7/8 are set to begin Monday, Aug. 16, and 3/4 and 5/6 practices are scheduled to begin the following Tuesday,

  • EHS fall sports meeting scheduled for next Wednesday

    EHS fall sports meeting scheduled for next Wednesday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School’s 2021 fall sports meeting has been scheduled for next Wednesday, Aug. 11. Athletes wishing to participate in football, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, golf and the football cheer team are required to attend the meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom webinar, a link

  • Team Gray wins modified 7-on-7 Lobster Bowl competition

    Team Gray wins modified 7-on-7 Lobster Bowl competition

    LEWISTON — It was far from the typical Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic, but a modified version of the event this year ended in victory for one local high school football player. Team Gray claimed the title Saturday in a modified seven-on-seven Lobster Bowl event at Lewiston High School. The Gray squad, which included Ellsworth/Sumner’s

  • Schedules unveiled for 2021 high school football season

    Schedules unveiled for 2021 high school football season

    ELLSWORTH — After a lost 2020 season, local high school football teams now have schedules in place again as the sport gets set for a return this fall. Hancock County’s three teams learned their 2021 schedules Thursday after the state’s conferences unveiled matchups for the coming season. Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island will play seven-games