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 breaststroke), Sam Pelletier (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke), Austin Baron (100-yard freestyle) and Sean Hill (500-yard freestyle).

Ellsworth’s 200-yard medley relay and 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay teams also earned All-Star honors. Head coach Jim Goodman was named PVC Boys’ Coach of the Year.

For the Ellsworth girls, Ellie Clarke earned All-Star selections in the 50 free and 100 backstroke. She also joined Caitlin MacPherson, Abby Mazgaj and Miriam Nelson on the Eagles’ 200-yard freestyle relay selection.

Bucksport senior Anthony Wardwell was named the PVC Boys’ Diver of the Year for his impressive season. Wardwell won an individual state title at last month’s Class A state championships.

Ava Sealander of George Stevens Academy was named PVC Girls’ Swimmer of the Year. Sealander earned All-Star honors in the 500 free and 100 breaststroke.