(From left) Ellsworth’s Chris Barnes, Peyton Cole and Logan Lord hold up their brackets after winning individual titles at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Feb. 2 in Howland. Ellsworth finished third out of 14 teams. J.F. BURNS PHOTO

Ellsworth 3rd, Bucks 5th at PVC wrestling tourney



ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Bucksport wrestling teams finished third and fifth, respectively, at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships in Howland.

Ellsworth had three individual winners in the tournament to finish behind Foxcroft and Mattanawcook Academy with 128 points. Logan Lord (138 pounds) Peyton Cole (145 pounds), and Chris Barnes (190 pounds) provided the Eagles with bracket victories.

Landon St. Peter finished second in the 106-pound weight class for Ellsworth. Andrew Brown (160 pounds), Sam Horne (170 pounds) and Charlie Hughes (182 pounds) all earned third-place finishes for the Eagles.

Travis Hutchinson was the winner at 106 pounds for Bucksport. The Golden Bucks battled through number of injuries to finish with 60 points.

Devin Darveau earned a second-place finish for Bucksport in the 145-pound division, and Ricky Perkins (152 pounds) and Derick Robbins (160 pounds) finished fourth for the Golden Bucks. Darveau also became the second Bucksport wrestler to reach 100 wins this season in the process after fellow senior Foster Ashmore did so at a tournament in Ellsworth last month.

The next tournament for Ellsworth and Bucksport will be the Class B North championships this weekend. The Eagles and Golden Bucks will be traveling to Mount View High School in Thorndike for that event, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.