Soccer

  • Ellsworth’s Sawyer signs to play soccer at St. Joseph’s College

    Ellsworth’s Sawyer signs to play soccer at St. Joseph’s College

    ELLSWORTH — National Signing Day is almost here, and one local player marked the signing of her agreement to play at the collegiate level with a display of gratitude. On Monday, Ellsworth girls’ soccer’s Paige Sawyer signed her National Letter of Intent last week to play the sport at St. Joseph’s College in Standish. The

  • Ellsworth girls’ soccer’s Laslie to play at Husson

    Ellsworth girls’ soccer’s Laslie to play at Husson

    BANGOR — A player who helped lead a major turnaround for the Ellsworth girls’ soccer program is staying close to home. Ellsworth’s Addi Laslie will continue her education and soccer-playing career at Husson University, the Bangor school announced Thursday. The announcement follows a standout season by the Ellsworth senior, who led the Eagles in goals

  • Five garner EA/Islander fall girls’ sports postseason awards

    Five garner EA/Islander fall girls’ sports postseason awards

    BLUE HILL — After missing out on a real fall season a year ago, Hancock County’s female athletes didn’t disappoint in 2021. Between record-setting campaigns and championship runs, it was an autumn to remember for girls’ sports locally. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander have selected one Player of the Year for each girls’

  • MMA women’s soccer, volleyball teams win NAC titles

    MMA women’s soccer, volleyball teams win NAC titles

    CASTINE — Two Maine Maritime Academy teams are set to participate in NCAA Tournament play after securing conference tourney wins over the weekend. MMA’s women’s soccer and volleyball teams concluded North Atlantic Conference play Saturday with wins in their respective conference championship contests. The women’s soccer team defeated Cazenovia College 2-0, and the volleyball team

  • Bucksport girls thwarted by Maranacook in Class C title game

    Bucksport girls thwarted by Maranacook in Class C title game

    PRESQUE ISLE — The 2021 season has been one in which the Bucksport girls’ soccer team has always seemed to have answers. For most of the year, Bucksport was relatively unchallenged by its Class C North opponents. The team won via blowouts in the majority of its regular season and regional playoff contests, and on

  • Hancock County soccer players rack up postseason honors

    Hancock County soccer players rack up postseason honors

    BLUE HILL — A slew of soccer honors were handed out in recent days with two local players receiving Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year recognition. George Stevens Academy’s Arden Weaver and Bucksport’s Ella Hosford were announced Friday as PVC Class C Player of the Year recipients. The two were among many Hancock County

  • MDI girls’ improbable run ends in Class B North title game

    MDI girls’ improbable run ends in Class B North title game

    HAMPDEN — A remarkable run through the Northern Maine field has come to an end for the Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team. MDI fell to a 6-0 loss in Wednesday’s Class B North championship game against unbeaten Hermon at Hampden Academy. The result marked the conclusion of a playoff run that saw the Trojans

  • MDI girls’ soccer upsets Ellsworth in B North semifinals

    MDI girls’ soccer upsets Ellsworth in B North semifinals

    ELLSWORTH — The third time was definitely the charm for the Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team against its biggest rival. MDI scored a 1-0 upset of Ellsworth in Saturday’s Class B North semifinal showdown at Del Luce Stadium. The win marked the third playoff clean sheet in a row for the Trojans, who avenged

  • Boys’ soccer: Bucks win 2OT thriller; local teams fall in semifinals

    Boys’ soccer: Bucks win 2OT thriller; local teams fall in semifinals

    HAMPDEN — The Hancock County boys’ soccer season reached its conclusion this weekend, but the end didn’t come before one local team won an instant classic on the Hampden Academy turf. Bucksport claimed a 2-1 double-overtime victory in Thursday’s Class C North quarterfinal game against Penquis Valley. The Golden Bucks and Ellsworth Eagles would later