Softball

  • Local softball teams continue to roll

    Local softball teams continue to roll

    ELLSWORTH — There has been no shortage of top-notch, spirited play on the high school softball diamonds for Hancock County teams, as a bevy of area squads continued to perform at a lofty level and remain in strong position in the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point standings. As of Monday, May 16, Bucksport and Ellsworth

  • Area softball teams racking up the wins

    Area softball teams racking up the wins

    ELLSWORTH — High school softball swung away at a fevered pitch the past week, as teams from across Hancock County added to their impressive win totals. As of Monday, May 9, Bucksport boasted a 7-1 record, while Ellsworth and Sumner sat at 6-1 and Mount Desert Island 5-1. George Stevens Academy held a 1-5 mark.

  • Eagles break Bucksport’s winning streak

    Eagles break Bucksport’s winning streak

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles baseball team battled for seven full innings against a dangerous Bucksport squad, manufacturing one run in the bottom of the third inning to secure a 1-0 home win on Tuesday. This was a non-conference game for the Eagles, who are in Class B, but Bucksport is one of the top

  • MDI softball brings back bats, arms, experience for 2022

    MDI softball brings back bats, arms, experience for 2022

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island softball team has been waiting for this chance at a breakthrough. For the past three years now, MDI’s seasons have all ended in eerily similar fashions. The Trojans went 9-7 in regular season play in 2018, 2019 and 2021 before falling to narrow prelim defeats to come up

  • Spring sports regular season to begin tomorrow

    Spring sports regular season to begin tomorrow

    ELLSWORTH — The first countable events of the 2022 spring sports season are now only a day away. The spring season will begin with track meets tomorrow, April 14, and Friday, April 15. Baseball, softball and tennis will then begin next week with a full slate of action scheduled for the weekend. Ellsworth is scheduled

  • Pitchers, catchers to begin conditioning drills next week

    Pitchers, catchers to begin conditioning drills next week

    ELLSWORTH — It won’t be in the form of full practices yet, but the first team activities of the 2022 spring sports season are scheduled to begin next week. Pitchers and catchers are eligible to begin conditioning drills for the 2022 season Monday, March 21. The conditioning exercises, which precede the first spring sports practices,

  • Hackett steps down as Ellsworth head softball coach

    Hackett steps down as Ellsworth head softball coach

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball program will have a new leader in place when the season begins in just under three months. Jake Hackett announced Wednesday his resignation as Ellsworth’s head softball coach. He departs the position after posting an impressive 26-9 record in two seasons at the helm. Hackett took over as Ellsworth’s head