Soccer

  • Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    BAR HARBOR — Locating the escape hatch on the average coach bus wouldn’t require a passenger to walk more than a few feet. Locating the escape hatch on the coach bus used recently by the Mount Desert Island cheer team, on the other hand, would require a trip to an unknown field off Interstate 95.

  • GSA boys’ soccer earns runner-up finish in Class C North

    GSA boys’ soccer earns runner-up finish in Class C North

    BLUE HILL — A memorable season for the George Stevens Academy boys’ soccer team came to an unfortunate end Thursday afternoon. Playing through pouring rain in the northern reaches of the state, the No. 3 GSA Eagles fell 4-0 to top-seeded Fort Kent in the Class C North championship game. The result marked the Eagles’

  • Former Ellsworth star Clarke receives NAC Rookie of the Week honors

    Former Ellsworth star Clarke receives NAC Rookie of the Week honors

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy midfielder and former Ellsworth High School boys’ soccer standout Colby Clarke was named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday. Clarke, a freshman at MMA, had a key assist Sunday in the Mariners’ 2-1 upset over No. 3 Thomas College in the NAC quarterfinals. He now has

  • Local soccer teams advance to regional quarterfinals

    ELLSWORTH — An action-packed weekend of high school sports saw Hancock County’s four remaining volleyball teams eliminated from the playoffs, but five local soccer teams are still alive. The Ellsworth boys and Bucksport and George Stevens Academy girls advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinals with wins in their respective preliminary games over the weekend. Those three will be joined there by

  • MDI boys’ soccer tops Ellsworth for season sweep

    MDI boys’ soccer tops Ellsworth for season sweep

    BAR HARBOR — The first battle between the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer teams this year took nearly the full 80 minutes to decide. This time around, the goals came earlier and more often — but only for one team. MDI defeated Ellsworth 4-0 in a battle of Hancock County’s Class B teams

  • Sumner boys on a tear as playoffs approach

    Sumner boys on a tear as playoffs approach

    SULLIVAN — After a slow start to the season, the Sumner boys’ soccer team now has an 8-4-1 record and is set to make an appearance in the Class C North playoffs for the second year in a row. Sumner improved to 7-1 over its past eight games Friday with a 2-0 win over Bucksport

  • Scoring spree lifts Ellsworth boys past GSA

    Scoring spree lifts Ellsworth boys past GSA

    ELLSWORTH — With each ball that bounced, rolled or blasted past the goal line, the celebrations at Del Luce Stadium got bigger and louder. For a team that had struggled to score all year, the barrage of goals scored against local rival George Stevens Academy meant more than anything to the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team.

  • Class C soccer season nears halfway point

    Class C soccer season nears halfway point

    BLUE HILL — The Hancock County high school soccer season is nearing the halfway point, and the George Stevens Academy boys are the only team to have traversed the early part of the schedule without a loss. GSA is currently 4-0-2 with wins against Bucksport, Searsport, Mount Desert Island and Houlton and draws against Dexter