Swimming

  • Girls’ swim team honored

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School girls’ swim and dive team has received the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Scholar Team Award for the 2021-22 season. The overall girls’ team GPA was 3.864, earning them the Gold Level award. At least 12 student athletes must be on the team to be eligible to

  • DaCorte, Sealander earn NCAA All-American accolades

    DaCorte, Sealander earn NCAA All-American accolades

    BAR HARBOR — A pair of ex-Hancock County swimmers earned both podium finishes and accolades last week as the college swim season came to an end. Lydia DaCorte and Ava Sealander received All-American honors in the recent NCAA Division III women’s swim and dive championships in Indianapolis. The two received the honors as a result

  • Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    ELLSWORTH — From the gym to the pool, Hancock County boys’ athletes wasted little time establishing themselves among the state’s premier competitors this past winter. Indeed, across every sport, the 2021-22 winter season was highlighted by championship-level performances from local male athletes. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander postseason awards highlight the top performers

  • Senior EHS swimmers pick up major PVC honors

    Senior EHS swimmers pick up major PVC honors

    ELLSWORTH — A group of Ellsworth senior swimmers have claimed the Penobscot Valley Conference’s top individual honors. Ellsworth’s Nick Partridge was announced Friday as the PVC Boys’ Swimmer of the Year. A fellow Ellsworth senior, Kristy Barry, was named the PVC Girls’ Swimmer of the Year after captaining the Eagles to one of their best-ever

  • Eagles, Trojans shine at states to close out swim season

    Eagles, Trojans shine at states to close out swim season

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A much-anticipated Maine high school swim season finale lived up to its billing. All season long, the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swim teams have produced some of the best individual and team results statewide. That didn’t change this week as the Eagles and Trojans went out on high notes in the

  • EHS swim team rolls to Senior Night wins, PVC success

    EHS swim team rolls to Senior Night wins, PVC success

    ELLSWORTH — It would be hard for Jim Goodman to be more pleased with how his team’s season has gone. Goodman’s Ellsworth swim team has excelled in every way in 2021-22. On the girls’ side, the Eagles have produced their first unbeaten regular season in program history, and his boys are punching well above the

  • MDI rallies, reflects in aftermath of tragedy

    MDI rallies, reflects in aftermath of tragedy

    BAR HARBOR — In a gymnasium with countless seats filled, all eyes were on one that wasn’t. In Mount Desert Island High School’s 54-year history, thousands of students, athletes, parents, coaches, administrators and more have filtered through the doors of MDI’s Bunny Parady Gymnasium. Very few can say they’ve done so more times than Tammy

  • Ellsworth girls, MDI boys win in tight swim matchup

    Ellsworth girls, MDI boys win in tight swim matchup

    BAR HARBOR — One of the most anticipated meets of the 2021-22 swim season did not disappoint. Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competed in a tight meet Friday evening at the MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor. Ellsworth stayed undefeated on the girls’ side as it beat MDI 99-78, and the Trojans edged the Eagles 86-63

  • Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    BANGOR — The Ellsworth swim team made it five sweeps on the season with two victories in its latest meet. The Ellsworth girls stayed undefeated on the season with a 99-59 win over John Bapst on Friday at the Bangor Area YMCA. In the boys’ meet, the Eagles bounced back from a close loss a

  • Ellsworth swim team battles Bangor in PVC showdown

    Ellsworth swim team battles Bangor in PVC showdown

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team has started the second half of the regular season with one of its best efforts to date. Ellsworth took on Class A Bangor in a battle of two top Penobscot Valley Conference programs Friday night at the Down East Family YMCA. The Eagles claimed a 104-59 victory on the

  • Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town/Orono

    Ellsworth swim team sweeps Old Town/Orono

    OLD TOWN — With the regular season halfway complete, the Ellsworth swim team has yet to lose a competition. Ellsworth claimed boys’ and girls’ team victories in Thursday’s meet against Old Town/Orono at Old Town High School. The Eagles rolled to a 101-44 win in the girls’ meet and prevailed 79-63 on the boys’ side.