Volleyball

  • GSA volleyball team storms back to win PVC Class C title

    GSA volleyball team storms back to win PVC Class C title

    BREWER — With its back against the wall, the George Stevens Academy volleyball team came up clutch in the season’s final moments. GSA completed an undefeated 2021 campaign with a five-set (25-23, 19-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-12) victory over Woodland in Monday’s Penobscot Valley Conference Class C title match at Brewer High School. The Eagles came

  • MDI volleyball tops Nokomis for playoff win; EHS falls to Hampden

    MDI volleyball tops Nokomis for playoff win; EHS falls to Hampden

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth volleyball teams competed in the pod playoffs this week with the Trojans claiming opening-round win and the Eagles falling to a narrow defeat in their play-in contest. On Thursday, third-ranked MDI claimed a four-set win over No. 6 Nokomis (4-6) in a Penobscot Valley Conference Class

  • Volleyball regular season concludes; pod playoffs next

    Volleyball regular season concludes; pod playoffs next

    ELLSWORTH — With the scheduled slate of games completed, the final chapter of the 2021 winter/spring volleyball season is set to begin. Hancock County teams concluded their 2021 spring/winter regular seasons earlier this week. Those teams will now turn their attention to postseason competition as they battle to bring home Penobscot Valley Conference pod championships.

  • MDI volleyball team upends Ellsworth in 4 sets

    MDI volleyball team upends Ellsworth in 4 sets

    ELLSWORTH — Another tight battle between the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island volleyball teams has gone the way of the Trojans. MDI defeated Ellsworth in four sets in Tuesday afternoon’s match at Ellsworth High School. The Trojans claimed a 25-18, 25-20, 26-28, 25-21 victory to notch their third consecutive win and complete a regular season

  • Ellsworth volleyball team fends off Bucksport for 1st win

    Ellsworth volleyball team fends off Bucksport for 1st win

    ELLSWORTH — After three losses to tough opponents to start the year, the Ellsworth volleyball team is finally in the win column. Ellsworth defeated Bucksport in straight sets in Monday’s match at Ellsworth High School. The Eagles won decisively in the first set and fended off challenges from the Golden Bucks in the second and

  • MDI volleyball team edges Ellsworth in winter/spring opener

    MDI volleyball team edges Ellsworth in winter/spring opener

    BAR HARBOR — An unusual high school volleyball season in Hancock County is off to a thrilling start. Mount Desert Island beat Ellsworth in five sets Tuesday in the first match of the 2021 winter/spring season. The Trojans and Eagles went blow for blow with MDI claiming a 25-21, 14-25, 25-23, 17-25, 15-10 win in

  • Spring/winter volleyball season to begin with practices Monday

    Spring/winter volleyball season to begin with practices Monday

    ELLSWORTH — For Ella Hubbard, volleyball season has always been a sign of fall’s arrival. This year, unfortunately, was different. As an indoor sport and a moderate-risk activity under the state’s guidelines on community sports, volleyball, an activity that’s been surging in popularity at the high school level in recent years, could not be played

  • MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    MPA makes recommendations for winter sports season

    AUGUSTA — A potential winter sports season took further shape this week as the Maine Principals’ Association unveiled its winter sports safety guidelines. The new guidelines followed the MPA Interscholastic Management Committee’s latest meeting Thursday. The governing body’s update provided further guidance on competition dates as well as information on football, volleyball and wrestling. Major

  • Hancock County volleyball teams wrap up outdoor season

    Hancock County volleyball teams wrap up outdoor season

    ELLSWORTH — For six weeks, Hancock County players and coaches experienced the game of volleyball like never before. From weather variables to grass playing surfaces to masked participants, little about the playing environment this fall was familiar for those who have spent lifetimes playing the sport indoors. There were no Gold Balls or postseason berths

  • EHS calls off sports for 2 days; Waldo County on hold until Monday

    EHS calls off sports for 2 days; Waldo County on hold until Monday

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School canceled all practices and postponed all athletic events scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20, and Wednesday, Oct. 21, after a positive COVID-19 test was confirmed in the school district. In a letter distributed Tuesday evening, Ellsworth School Department Superintendent Dan Higgins informed parents and faculty members that an individual associated with

  • Local volleyball teams take 2020 season outdoors

    Local volleyball teams take 2020 season outdoors

    ELLSWORTH — Jamie Calandro isn’t used to Mother Nature affecting his practices. In his years of volleyball, Calandro, the head coach of the Ellsworth volleyball team, has always done his practicing and coaching in a controlled environment. From the comforts of gymnasiums throughout the Northeast, Calandro has never had to worry about the sun, the

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