Swimming

  • 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,

  • Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    Ellsworth swimmer Alvarado receives $1,000 scholarship

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School senior and Down East Family YMCA swim team member Sam Alvarado was one of two seniors in the state of Maine to receive a $1,000 scholarship on Sunday. Alvarado, who was granted the scholarship along with Bath Area YMCA swimmer Caitlin Tycz, received it at the Maine Swimming at the

  • Ellsworth swim team to receive academic award

    ELLSWORTH — The National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association has selected the Ellsworth High School swim team to receive awards for its excellent performance in the classroom, head coach Jim Goodman said Sunday. The Ellsworth boys and girls both qualified for the award’s “Silver” category. The boys earned a GPA of 3.66, and the girls’ was

  • Local swimmers, divers receive honors at state banquet in Augusta

    Local swimmers, divers receive honors at state banquet in Augusta

    ELLSWORTH — After a remarkable season, some of the area’s top swimmers and divers have finally been rewarded — formally, that is. Swimmers and divers from around the state were honored at the Maine Interscholastic Swim League’s annual awards banquet Saturday, March 12. Among the local athletes honored at the event were Ellsworth’s Sam Alvarado

  • DEFY swim team sets records at state championships

    DEFY swim team sets records at state championships

    ELLSWORTH — The DEFY Dolphins took forth place at the State’s YMCA swim championships this past weekend in Orono. In addition to breaking five team records, DEFY brought home eight individual state championships and two relay championships. The team also won the 11-12 age group on the boys’ side. DEFY swimmers Colin Aponte, Owen Frank,