Volleyball

  • Seniors propel Ellsworth volleyball against Bucksport

    Seniors propel Ellsworth volleyball against Bucksport

    ELLSWORTH — Right when it seemed the Ellsworth volleyball team had lost its groove, it ended the game in the most emphatic way possible. Ellsworth led visiting Bucksport 24-22 in the third set, but momentum wasn’t on the Eagles’ side. The Golden Bucks had won seven consecutive points, and it appeared as if a set that

  • Sumner volleyball overcomes heat to earn win over Bucksport

    Sumner volleyball overcomes heat to earn win over Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — When Sumner volleyball coach Alisa Long’s players looked overwhelmed, she decided to improvise. Sumner had just lost a hard-fought first set against Bucksport on Friday, and some of the players looked tired. In a hot Bucksport gymnasium without air conditioning, it was difficult for either team to maintain focus. As the Sumner players

  • Volleyball: Ellsworth wins quarterfinal with “scrappy” performance

    Volleyball: Ellsworth wins quarterfinal with “scrappy” performance

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth volleyball coach Whitney Ranger knew just the word to describe her team’s performance in Saturday’s Class B quarterfinal game against Woodland. “They played scrappy,” Ranger said. “The other team was actually pretty scrappy, too.” After four sets filled with back-and-forth action, the fourth-ranked Ellsworth Eagles (11-4) prevailed over fifth-ranked Woodland (7-8) 3-1

  • Volleyball: Ellsworth to host Woodland in playoffs

    BUCKSPORT — The Ellsworth volleyball team finished its regular season strong with a 3-0 win over Bucksport on Friday. The No. 4 Eagles (7-7) will host fifth-ranked Woodland (7-7) on Saturday in their first playoff game. Ellsworth defeated Bucksport (3-10) by set scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-18. For Ellsworth, Sammy Mason had four aces

  • Volleyball: MDI notches 3-0 win over Ellsworth

    Volleyball: MDI notches 3-0 win over Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island volleyball team won three straight sets to beat the Ellsworth Eagles on their Senior Night on Tuesday at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. MDI (6-6) defeated Ellsworth (6-7) 21-25, 18-25 and 19-25. For MDI: Cassidy Parady had seven kills, three aces and five digs; Caroline McManamon had six kills, three aces and four

  • Volleyball: Ellsworth improves 6-5

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth volleyball team improved to 6-5 with a 3-0 win over Woodland (5-4) on Friday. Ellsworth beat Woodland by scores of 25-21, 26-16 and 25-20. For Ellsworth, Shelby Cote had seven aces; Rachel Bunker had 10 kills; Delany Sargent had 12 digs; Emily McDewitt had three blocks; and Alexa Grant had eight

  • Ellsworth volleyball has new coach

    Ellsworth volleyball has new coach

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth volleyball team has a new head coach. Whitney Ranger, who played Division II volleyball at Dominican College in New York, has replaced longtime head coach Michael Kelley. “The only way I could really stay in volleyball was to coach,” Ranger said. “I love it. It’s really fun.” Ranger, 24, moved to