Softball

  • Local athletes named to spring all-conference teams

    ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference has unveiled its all-conference and all-academic selections for the 2022 high school spring season as a bevy of area student athletes were honored for their efforts on the diamond, court, track, field and in the classroom. Locally, athletes from Ellsworth High School, Mount Desert Island High School, Bucksport High

  • Area softball teams gearing up for postseason play

    ELLSWORTH — The final days of the high school softball regular season have arrived as teams in Hancock County jockey for crucial regional playoff position. As of Monday, May 30, Bucksport continued to sit atop Class C North with a 14-1 record, while Sumner was third at 13-2 and George Stevens Academy currently with a

  • MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    MDI softball team nips Ellsworth 3-2

    By Mark Haskell ELLSWORTH — In reference to the softball game between host Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island on Friday afternoon, May 20, which renewed arguably Hancock County’s most significant high school athletic rivalry, first-year Eagle coach Brandi Ensworth summed it up succinctly: “When two good teams play each other, it can go either way.”

  • 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