Swimming

  • Ellsworth swim team gets sweep against Old Town

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team began the home stretch of the 2018-19 regular season Friday with a sweep of visiting Old Town at the Down East Family YMCA. The Eagles came away with a 97-73 win over the Coyotes on the girls’ side and a 105-48 victory on the boys’ side. It was the

  • Ellsworth swim team excels in final meets of 2018

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth swim team closed out the 2018 portion of its schedule in excellent fashion with a sweep of Washington Academy on Dec. 21 and a strong meet Friday at the Morse Invitational in Bath. Competing against Washington Academy at the Down East Family YMCA, Ellsworth scored a 128-31 win on the boys’

  • THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI, Ellsworth enter 50th year of rivalry

    THE YEAR IN PICTURES: MDI, Ellsworth enter 50th year of rivalry

    ELLSWORTH — Island vs. mainland; family vs. family; green vs. maroon; bragging rights on the line. Any way you slice it, there’s something exceptional about Mount Desert Island vs. Ellsworth. Showdowns between MDI, Hancock County’s largest high school, and Ellsworth, its second-largest, have been taking place across sports of all kinds since the former was

  • Ellsworth girls set swimming, diving records against Bangor

    Ellsworth girls set swimming, diving records against Bangor

    ELLSWORTH — It didn’t take very long for this year’s Ellsworth swim team to rewrite the record books. Five members of the Ellsworth girls’ team made history Saturday with record-setting performances in the team’s dual meet against Bangor at Husson University. The team of Ellie Clarke, Miriam Nelson and Kristy Barry set school bests in

  • DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    DEFY’s Sealander, Holmes excel at national meet

    ELLSWORTH — Ava Sealander and Camden Holmes of the Down East Family YMCA swim team placed among the top competitors nationally Thursday at the YMCA Long Course National Championships at the University of Maryland. Sealander, who graduated from George Stevens Academy in June, placed sixth in the 50-yard butterfly, and Holmes, who will be a

  • 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