Bucksport’s Grayson Fernald and Washington Academy’s Petak Dana assume the referee’s position while awaiting the whistle during the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Feb. 1 in Bar Harbor. Results from the meet were used to determine this year’s All-PVC teams, which were finalized last week. FILE PHOTO

Eagles, Bucks, Trojans garner All-PVC wrestling accolades



ELLSWORTH — Wrestlers from all three Hancock County teams were announced Thursday as selections to this year’s All-Penobscot Valley Conference teams.

Bucksport had a first-team selection in Kaleb Nightingale, who earned the top spot at 133 pounds. Travis Hutchinson (120 pounds), Grayson Fernald (195 pounds), Cameron Rich (220) and Gavin Billings (285) earned second-team selections for the Golden Bucks.

For Ellsworth, Matt Reid (126 pounds) and Noah Hughes (160 pounds) earned spots on the All-PVC second team. The Eagles’ Everett Huckins received honorable mention at 152 pounds.

At 182 pounds, MDI’s Ethan Harkins claimed Hancock County’s second first-team selection. The Trojans’ Baylor Landsman was a second-team selection at 170 pounds, and Logan Blanchette received honorable mention at 106 pounds.

Selections were made based on the results of this year’s PVC championships held Feb. 1 at MDI High School. Weight-class champions collected first-team honors with runners-up claiming spots on the second team and consolation champions receiving honorable mention

Bucksport’s Hutchinson, Bernier honored

Bucksport’s Travis Hutchinson and Liz Bernier had their names added to a pair of new gymnasium banners Friday in honor of their recent achievements.

Hutchinson had his name top a new banner of 100-match winners. He joined his father, Travis Hutchinson Sr., on the list Jan. 11 with a pin of Cony’s Ahmad Ahmad.

Bernier headed another new banner, this one dedicated to a list of girls’ state champions. Bernier was girls’ state champ at 160 pounds last year and was runner-up in the weight class this year.

Bucksport’s football team received a banner commemorating its Northern Maine title and state runner-up finish this past season. The Golden Bucks finished the year with a record of 9-1.

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