Swimming

  • 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

  • Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of MDI

    Ellsworth swim team earns sweep of MDI

    BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island swim teams have had their shares of close battles in the swimming pool over the years. On Friday, the teams added another classic to the list. Ellsworth’s boys’ and girls’ teams edged MDI in tightly fought contests Friday evening at the MDI YMCA. The meet marked

  • Inclement weather leads to Tuesday sports postponements

    Inclement weather Tuesday morning and early afternoon led to numerous postponements for high school sports teams across Hancock County. George Stevens Academy was supposed to host Deer Isle-Stonington in boys’ basketball and open its season against Ellsworth in swimming. Both events were postponed, and makeup dates have yet to be announced. The Ellsworth boys’ basketball

  • DEFY swim team to hold placement days

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team is scheduled to hold placement days for new swimmers tomorrow, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, at the DEFY pool. Swimmers 10 and under can attend either day at 3:30 p.m., and swimmers 11 and over can attend either day at 4 p.m. The swim season is scheduled to

  • Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    Alvarado, Barry among top performers at Echo Lake Swim

    MOUNT DESERT — The rain was coming down in sheets, but that didn’t stop dozens of Hancock County swimmers from making the trip to Echo Lake over the weekend. Sam Alvarado repeated as the Bill Reeve Echo Lake Swim’s 1.5-mile winner Saturday morning with a time of 33 minutes, 36.05 seconds. The Ellsworth High School

  • DEFY breaks records at New Brunswick swim meet

    DEFY breaks records at New Brunswick swim meet

    ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA Dolphins posted their best-ever Maine Swimming International Invitational finish when they placed second at the meet in St. John, N.B. DEFY took first place in 21 individual events and four relay events. The Dolphins also broke 24 team records in the meet, which was held July 13-15 and

  • Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    Reclassification to affect local high school volleyball teams

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Principals’ Association finalized its reclassification proposal last Thursday, and three volleyball teams in the area are on the move. Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Sumner will move from Class B to the newly created Class C in the sport. Joining them will be Washington Academy, Machias, Jonesport-Beals, Lee Academy, Calais, Narraguagus,