Swimming

  • Ellsworth twins compete in YMCA diving nationals in Florida

    ELLSWORTH — Two Ellsworth divers spent the latter half of April break in South Florida over the weekend competing in the YMCA’s national diving championships in Fort Lauderdale. Twelve-year-old twins Kiera and Kaela Springer competed in 1-meter division of the girls’ 12-13 age group Thursday through Sunday against some of the nation’s top youth divers.

  • Hancock County swimmers earn All-State honors

    Hancock County swimmers earn All-State honors

    ELLSWORTH — Four Hancock County swimmers were honored at this year’s Maine Interscholastic Swim League banquet over the weekend. Camden Holmes and Richie Matthews of Ellsworth, Ava Sealander of George Stevens Academy and Liam Sullivan of Mount Desert Island received recognition as All-State swimmers Sunday at the Augusta Civic Center. The awards were fitting honors

  • Local swimmers earn PVC All-Star selections

    ELLSWORTH — Several local swimmers have been rewarded for their outstanding seasons with Penobscot Valley Conference All-Star selections. Ellsworth’s boys’ team earned the most All-Star nominations of any school with eight individual nominations and three team nominations. The Eagles’ individual selections were Camden Holmes (50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly), Richie Matthews (200-yard freestyle and 100-yard

  • 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