Wrestling

  • 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

  • Bucksport wrestling team claims 1st place in Calais

    Bucksport wrestling team claims 1st place in Calais

    BUCKSPORT — Competing at full strength, the Bucksport High School wrestling team took first place Saturday at a wrestling tournament in Calais. The Golden Bucks brought a total of 16 wrestlers to the tournament and sent seven of them to championship bouts. Junior David Gross, who was competing in official matches for the first time

  • Local wrestling teams post strong holiday tournaments

    Local wrestling teams post strong holiday tournaments

    ELLSWORTH — Local high school wrestlers enjoyed strong dual meets and tournaments throughout the state as the 2018 portion of the season concluded over the weekend. Competing in the Maine Central Institute Winter Classic in Pittsfield, Bucksport’s Travis Hutchinson earned a win the 120-pound class. The Golden Bucks got second-place finishes from Kaleb Nightingale (126