• 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

  • Bucksport football’s Carmichael named LTC Co-Player of the Year

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport football’s Chase Carmichael was named Little Ten Conference Co-Player of the Year at the conference’s annual awards banquet Sunday. Carmichael, a senior quarterback, helped guide Bucksport to the No. 2 seed and first round-bye in Class D North this season. He also led the Golden Bucks to their first regional championship appearance

  • Local football players earn LTC 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 also earned a second-team selection at wide receiver. Williams made yet

  • 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