• Patriots beat Steelers, head to Super Bowl

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl for the seventh time in the past 16 seasons after beating the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to claim the AFC crown Sunday Quarterback Tom Brady led the way for New England with 384 passing yards and three touchdown passes. Wide receiver Chris Hogan

  • Patriots beat Texans, advance to AFC title game

    ELLSWORTH — The New England Patriots defeated the visiting Houston Texans 34-16 in the AFC Divisional round Saturday to reach the AFC title game for the sixth year in a row. New England (15-2) will play the game at home against either the Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) or Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5). That game will be televised

  • Maine football team to play game at Fenway Park

    ELLSWORTH — The University of Maine football team will play its 2017 game against the UMass Minutemen at Boston’s Fenway Park, Fenway Sports Management and the school announced Thursday. The game will be played Nov. 11 as part of a three-game deal that will bring six Division I schools from around New England to the

  • Ellsworth/Sumner football players get honorable mention LTC selections

    Ellsworth/Sumner football players get honorable mention LTC selections

    ELLSWORTH — Below is a list of Ellsworth/Sumner football players who were named honorable mention Little Ten Conference players: Ethan Kane, guard and defensive end Keith Jordan, defensive tackle Declan White, utility player Malcolm Svec, defensive end Andrew Brown, safety Head coach Duane Crawford also announced Thursday that Ellsworth, which will drop its football partnership with

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Ellsworth/Sumner makes amazing comeback

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: Ellsworth/Sumner makes amazing comeback

    Ellsworth/Sumner football players celebrate after a 34-28 homecoming win against Washington Academy on Sept. 29 in Ellsworth. The win was the first of the season for the Eagles, which had to come back from a 22-0 deficit to claim the victory. Ellsworth/Sumner also defeated Stearns/Lee Academy later in the season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE

  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski out for season

    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski out for season

    ELLSWORTH — New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after undergoing back surgery Friday. Gronkowski, who initially suffered a pulmonary contusion to his lung during the team’s 31-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 13, missed the team’s Nov. 20 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • Bonny Eagle, Brunswick, MCI win state football titles

    In addition to Wells’ decisive win over Mount Desert Island, Bonny Eagle, Brunswick and Maine Central Institute polished off unbeaten seasons with state football titles over the weekend. Brunswick (11-0) won its first title since 1963 by defeating Kennebunk (11-1) 28-6 on Friday at Harold Alfond Stadium in Orono to claim the Class B crown.