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 to the Rams 90-78.

“Bangor has great swimmers, and competition was keen for many races — even down to the third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishes,” Ellsworth head coach Jim Goodman said. “The spirit and cheers were deafening throughout the meet. We had a lot of our swimmers make best times, and several made the cut times for the state championships.”

Ellsworth’s next meet is at home against Foxcroft at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.