Wrestling

  • 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 in the 120-pound weight class. Hutchinson, who also placed first in the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament last Saturday, pinned Danny Marquis

  • 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

  • Buckport’s Gross, Ellsworth’s Lord claim Class B wrestling titles at state championships

    Buckport’s Gross, Ellsworth’s Lord claim Class B wrestling titles at state championships

    ELLSWORTH — After a season’s worth of wins against all comers, Hancock County’s top wrestlers now have state titles to their names. Bucksport’s David Gross and Ellsworth’s Logan Lord won Class B championships in their respective weight classes over the weekend with first-place finishes at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln. It was the second state title

  • Local wrestlers have big days at regional championships

    Local wrestlers have big days at regional championships

    ELLSWORTH — The wrestling scene in eastern Maine revolved around Hancock County on Saturday afternoon as wrestlers from 17 high schools came to Ellsworth for this year’s Class B North championships. Wrestlers from Fort Kent to Calais to Belfast and everywhere in between packed Ellsworth’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium as fans in attendance sported team colors and

  • Gross, Lord claim PVC wrestling crowns

    Gross, Lord claim PVC wrestling crowns

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County wrestling teams enjoyed solid days at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday with two local wrestlers winning their respective weight classes and all three teams finishing in the top half of the field. Bucksport’s David Gross won the 285-pound weight class with a 10-2 decision against Penobscot Valley’s Joe Tuulima in

  • High school wrestling teams wrap up regular season campaigns

    High school wrestling teams wrap up regular season campaigns

    BUCKSPORT — Local wrestling teams wrapped up the 2018-19 regular season Saturday with Bucksport hosting Mount Desert Island as part of a dual meet and Ellsworth traveling to Belfast. Bucksport had a spectacular team performance on Senior Day with Kaleb Nightingale (113 pounds), Hunter Robichaud (170 pounds) Gavin Billings (220) and David Gross (285) placing