Soccer

  • 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

  • Bucksport, EHS, MDI girls advance; Hosford sets state record

    Bucksport, EHS, MDI girls advance; Hosford sets state record

    BUCKSPORT — Three Hancock County girls’ soccer teams punched their tickets to the regional quarterfinals this weekend as one local player claimed another place in the history books. On Friday, the top-ranked Bucksport girls’ team claimed its most lopsided win of the year as it rolled to a 17-0 victory over No. 16 Narraguagus (0-13).

  • Perfect Bucksport girls’ soccer team clinches No. 1 seed

    Perfect Bucksport girls’ soccer team clinches No. 1 seed

    BUCKSPORT — The final Heal points are out, and one local soccer team will have the No. 1 seed in its region after concluding an unbeaten regular season. The Class C North girls’ tournament will run through Bucksport after the Golden Bucks claimed the top spot in the 16-team field. The team concluded the regular

  • Ellsworth boys, girls beat MDI in regular season finales

    Ellsworth boys, girls beat MDI in regular season finales

    BAR HARBOR — The regular season concluded in winning fashion this week for both Ellsworth soccer teams. The Ellsworth boys and girls claimed one-goal wins in their respective games against Mount Desert Island on Monday and Tuesday in Bar Harbor. The one-goal wins gave both Ellsworth sides season sweeps of their rivals as well as