• Hancock County football teams have strong showings in losses

    Hancock County football teams have strong showings in losses

    ELLSWORTH — A tough schedule kept Hancock County’s three high school football teams out of the win column to start the season, but all three teams showed signs of promise in their opening games Saturday afternoon. Ellsworth/Sumner, Mount Desert Island and Bucksport each played road contests against teams that won or played for regional championships

  • Ellsworth, Sumner agree to new cooperative football partnership

    Ellsworth, Sumner agree to new cooperative football partnership

    ELLSWORTH — Almost 10 months after Ellsworth High School made the decision to drop Sumner Memorial High School from a cooperative football partnership, the two are back together once again. Hancock County’s two easternmost schools finalized a new agreement Tuesday that will send Sumner students to play for the Eagles through the 2018 season. That

  • EHS fall sports meeting scheduled for Aug. 8

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School will be holding an informational meeting regarding the upcoming fall sports season at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 in the school auditorium. Athletes wishing to participate in football, soccer, cross-country, golf, volleyball or fall competition cheer must attend the meeting along with a parent or guardian. The meeting will cover the

  • Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Principals’ Association finalized its reclassification proposal last Thursday, and three volleyball teams in the area are on the move. Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Sumner will move from Class B to the newly created Class C in the sport. Joining them will be Washington Academy, Machias, Jonesport-Beals, Lee Academy, Calais, Narraguagus,

  • Patriots’ 2017 regular season schedule announced

    ELLSWORTH — The National Football League released its full 2017 schedule Thursday night, and the New England Patriots are set to open their title defense when they host the NFL Kickoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7 on NBC. The game marks the 14th consecutive year that the league’s Thursday

  • Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison cell

    ELLSWORTH — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell Wednesday morning in Lancaster, Mass., officials have announced. According to a statement released by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hernandez was found hanging in his Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center cell shortly after 3 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the University

  • Lombardi Trophy on display in Bangor this Saturday

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will be displaying the Lombardi Trophy from Super Bowl LI at Bangor’s Cross Insurance Center this Saturday, April 1. Present at the event from 1-4 p.m. will be a team cheerleader and the mascot, Pat Patriot. The trophy will be on display for photo opportunities until 5 p.m. “We

  • Patriots make splashes as free agency begins

    ELLSWORTH — NFL free agency began at noon Thursday, and the New England Patriots were quick to make a splash in an effort to begin their defense as Super Bowl champions. The team’s first signing came when it signed a deal with former Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore signed a five-year deal worth $65 million. The