Wrestling

  • Wrestling: Locals claim top-4 finishes at state championships

    Wrestling: Locals claim top-4 finishes at state championships

    FRYEBURG — Five Hancock County wrestlers advanced to the upcoming All-State championships with top-four finishes in Saturday’s state championship meet at Fryeburg Academy. Mount Desert Island’s Baylor Landsman earned the best finish of any local wrestler on the day with a third-place effort at 170 pounds. After beating Tyler Avery of Madison and losing to

  • Ellsworth’s Reid wins 126-pound title at B North wrestling championships

    Ellsworth’s Reid wins 126-pound title at B North wrestling championships

    CARIBOU — Ellsworth wrestling’s Matt Reid claimed an individual regional title Saturday afternoon as he claimed first place in the 126-pound class in the Class B North championships at Caribou High School. Reid, who took second one week earlier in the Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Bar Harbor, topped Dexter’s Zac Spizuoco via decision in

  • Local wrestling teams earn top-half finishes in PVC championships

    Local wrestling teams earn top-half finishes in PVC championships

    BAR HARBOR — Wrestling took center stage in Hancock County over the weekend, and the local teams didn’t disappoint. Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island all earned top-half finishes in Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Bar Harbor. The teams combined to send nine wrestlers to the championship finals with two winning individual conference titles.

  • Hancock County wrestlers score big wins in Calais Invitational

    Hancock County wrestlers score big wins in Calais Invitational

    CALAIS — The first competition of 2020 was a major success for local wrestlers with Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island athletes all earning hardware at Saturday’s Calais Invitational. At the team level, Bucksport continued its successful 2019-20 season by winning the tournament title. The Golden Bucks registered 172 points to beat out Caribou and

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport wrestlers compete at Mountain Valley

    Ellsworth, Bucksport wrestlers compete at Mountain Valley

    RUMFORD — Ellsworth and Bucksport wrestlers competed Saturday in the Franklin Savings Bank Memorial Tournament at Mountain Valley High School. Travis Hutchinson of Bucksport continued his strong start to the season with a first-place showing in the 120-pound weight class. Hutchinson, who also placed first in the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament last Saturday, pinned Danny

  • Golden Bucks take 2nd at Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament

    Golden Bucks take 2nd at Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament

    BUCKSPORT — Competing in memory of a program icon, the Bucksport wrestling team delivered a performance for the ages. Bucksport took second place in Saturday’s Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament at Bucksport High School. The event was the 17th held in honor of Detour, who passed away during a match in 2002. Bucksport sent four different

  • Jaxon Gross claims state middle school wrestling crown

    Jaxon Gross claims state middle school wrestling crown

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Middle School’s Jaxon Gross claimed first place in his weight class Saturday at the Pine Tree Wrestling League championships in Belfast. Gross went undefeated in the tournament to win the 195-pound division title over Dedham School’s Joey Bowen. The eighth-grader also completed an unbeaten season overall with the title bout win. The

  • Hancock County wrestlers earn All-PVC honors

    Hancock County wrestlers earn All-PVC honors

    ELLSWORTH — Ten local wrestlers received All-Penobscot Valley Conference honors Monday. Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord were first-team All-Conference selections for their schools. Gross was Class B champion, All-State champion and New England runner-up at 285 pounds, and Lord was state champion and All-State runner-up in the 145-pound weight class. On the All-PVC

  • Bucksport’s Gross, Ellsworth’s Lord advance to New England wrestling championships

    Bucksport’s Gross, Ellsworth’s Lord advance to New England wrestling championships

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County will have two wrestlers in the upcoming New England championships after Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord advanced at Saturday’s All-State qualifiers at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Competing in the heavyweight division, Gross began the day with a bye to the semifinals. He pinned Mount View’s Nathaniel Fuller in