Wrestling

  • Middle-schoolers compete in Pine Tree Wrestling League regionals

    BATH — Wrestlers from Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School and Bucksport Middle School competed recently in the Pine Tree Wrestling League Eastern regional meet. Ellsworth sent four wrestlers to the podium and crowned a state champion in the process. Bucksport placed three wrestlers in the meet, which was held Saturday at Bath Middle School. For Ellsworth, Jovan

  • All-PVC basketball, wrestling, indoor track teams announced

    All-PVC basketball, wrestling, indoor track teams announced

    ELLSWORTH — The Penobscot Valley Conference announced Sunday this year’s All-PVC selections for basketball, wrestling and indoor track. In boys’ basketball, George Stevens Academy’s David Gadsby (first team) and Teague Smallidge (third team) were All-PVC Class C selections. Sumner’s Rachel Colby was an All-PVC Class C selection on the girls’ side, and Deer Isle-Stonington’s Luna

  • Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    Elite local athletes claim EA/Islander boys’ winter sports honors

    ELLSWORTH — From the gym to the pool, Hancock County boys’ athletes wasted little time establishing themselves among the state’s premier competitors this past winter. Indeed, across every sport, the 2021-22 winter season was highlighted by championship-level performances from local male athletes. The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander postseason awards highlight the top performers

  • Girls’ wrestlers compete in state championships in Lincoln

    Girls’ wrestlers compete in state championships in Lincoln

    LINCOLN — Six local high school wrestlers competed Wednesday in the state girls’ wrestling championships at Mattanawcook Academy. Paige Anderson took home the state championship for Bucksport at 182 pounds. The senior earned a pin against Belfast’s Alexia Hopkins to take the title. Bucksport also had a solid day elsewhere with its three other participating

  • Wrestling: Bucksport’s Jaxon Gross wins 220-pound state title

    Wrestling: Bucksport’s Jaxon Gross wins 220-pound state title

    BATH — The Gross family wrestling lore just keeps on growing. Bucksport’s Jaxon Gross won the 220-pound title in Saturday’s Class B wrestling championships at Morse High School in Bath. The win made Gross the third member of his immediate family to win be crowned a state champ for the Golden Bucks. Gross, a junior,

  • Nine local wrestlers qualify for state championships

    Nine local wrestlers qualify for state championships

    BELFAST — Hancock County will be well-represented next weekend when Maine’s top high school wrestlers battle for state championships. Nine Hancock County wrestlers qualified for states with top-four finishes in Saturday’s Northern Maine championships at Belfast Area High School. That contingent will include five wrestlers from Bucksport and four from Ellsworth after both teams had

  • Local wrestlers claim 14 podium spots in PVC championships

    Local wrestlers claim 14 podium spots in PVC championships

    DOVER-FOXCROFT — February has arrived, and that means high school wrestling season is reaching its crescendo. After a season’s worth of hard work, Maine high school wrestlers are now competing for spots on the podium in conference, regional and state championship events. On Saturday, local wrestlers claimed many of those podium spots in the first

  • Bucksport wrestling’s Nightingale earns 100th win

    Bucksport wrestling’s Nightingale earns 100th win

    BELFAST — The Bucksport wrestling team has added yet another member to its 100-win club. Kaleb Nightingale earned his 100th career victory in Tuesday night’s dual meets at Belfast Area High School. In doing so, he became the 31st wrestler in Bucksport history to reach the milestone. Nightingale entered the evening on 97 victories. Competing

  • Ellsworth, Bucksport, MDI wrestlers earn 46 wins in EHS meet

    Ellsworth, Bucksport, MDI wrestlers earn 46 wins in EHS meet

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County’s three high school wrestling teams got a full afternoon of competition in over the weekend in a locally held meet. Ellsworth, Bucksport and MDI wrestlers competed in a round-robin tournament Saturday afternoon at Ellsworth High School. A total of 94 matches were held with local wrestlers claiming an impressive 46 wins.

  • Bucks crown 3 champs in Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament

    Bucks crown 3 champs in Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament

    BUCKSPORT — One Saturday in December always means just a little bit more to the Bucksport wrestling team. With the exception of last year’s pandemic-canceled season, Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium has been host to the Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament every year since 2003. The tournament is held in memory of its namesake, Ryan Detour, a