Swimming

  • Ellsworth boys win PVC swim title in thrilling fashion

    Ellsworth boys win PVC swim title in thrilling fashion

    ORONO — The biggest meet of the year thus far for the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island boys’ swim teams couldn’t have been any closer — literally. The Ellsworth swim team won the Penobscot Valley Conference boys’ championship meet in thrilling fashion Friday evening when it edged MDI 269-268 for first place at the University

  • Ellsworth swim team sweeps Washington Academy on Senior Night

    Ellsworth swim team sweeps Washington Academy on Senior Night

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team closed out an excellent regular season Tuesday with a Senior Night sweep against the visiting Washington Academy Raiders at the Down East Family YMCA. The meet, which was postponed from Friday after bad weather prevented Washington Academy from traveling to Hancock County as scheduled that day, served as a

  • Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town in Class B showdown

    Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town in Class B showdown

    ELLSWORTH — No matter the obstacles facing them, the Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ swim teams have been nearly unstoppable this season. Even when faced with one of the state’s most heralded opponents, the Eagles managed to prevail once again. Ellsworth continued its impressive season on Friday with boys’ and girls’ wins over visiting Old Town.

  • Loaded Ellsworth swim team making waves in Class B

    Loaded Ellsworth swim team making waves in Class B

    ELLSWORTH — Jim Goodman stands at the edge of a packed pool deck at the Down East Family YMCA. Surrounded by swimmers, he stands perfectly still with a whistle in his mouth. As Goodman blows his whistle, members of the Ellsworth swim team jump into the pool in groups of four. When each group nears

  • Ellsworth swim team earns split against Bangor

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth took to the pool for the first time in 2018 when it took on Class A Bangor on Tuesday, and the Eagles earned an impressive split with the visiting Rams. The boys’ team defeated Bangor 100-70 for one of its biggest victories of the season. The girls’ team came close but fell

  • Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of MDI

    Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of MDI

    BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swim teams have had their shares of close battles in the swimming pool over the years. On Friday, the teams added another classic to the list. Ellsworth’s boys’ and girls’ teams edged MDI in tightly fought contests Friday evening at the MDI YMCA. The meet marked

  • Inclement weather leads to Tuesday sports postponements

    Inclement weather Tuesday morning and early afternoon led to numerous postponements for high school sports teams across Hancock County. George Stevens Academy was supposed to host Deer Isle-Stonington in boys’ basketball and open its season against Ellsworth in swimming. Both events were postponed, and makeup dates have yet to be announced. The Ellsworth boys’ basketball

  • DEFY swim team to hold placement days

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team is scheduled to hold placement days for new swimmers tomorrow, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, at the DEFY pool. Swimmers 10 and under can attend either day at 3:30 p.m., and swimmers 11 and over can attend either day at 4 p.m. The swim season is scheduled to

  • Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    MOUNT DESERT — The rain was coming down in sheets, but that didn’t stop dozens of Hancock County swimmers from making the trip to Echo Lake over the weekend. Sam Alvarado repeated as the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim’s 1.5-mile winner Saturday morning with a time of 33 minutes, 36.05 seconds. The Ellsworth High School