Wrestling

  • 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

  • Local wrestling teams begin regular seasons

    Local wrestling teams begin regular seasons

    BUCKSPORT — The wrestling regular season began Saturday with Bucksport hosting its own tournament and Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island competing in Belfast. Bucksport hosted schools from across the state in this year’s Ryan Detour Memorial Tournament. It marked the first time the tournament, which has been held in Detour’s honor every year since his

  • Winter sports preseason events begin

    Winter sports preseason events begin

    BLUE HILL — With the winter sports regular season set to begin next week, teams across Hancock County are gearing up with preseason games, scrimmages, meets and tournaments. Local basketball teams opened play against teams from different classification levels all over the state to prepare. Among the cross-class showdowns were Tuesday’s contests, which pitted Mount

  • Bucksport names Dave Gross next head wrestling coach

    Bucksport names Dave Gross next head wrestling coach

    BUCKSPORT — For the past three years, coaching on the Bucksport wrestling team has been a team effort. Come next season, that team will have a new leader. Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Bucksport has operated using a four-man coaching staff led by a former state heavyweight champion, Dan Ormsby. Although Ormsby will

  • Bucksport Middle School places 2nd at state wrestling championships

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Middle School wrestling team claimed second place at Saturday’s Pine Tree Wrestling League championships in Skowhegan. Bucksport finished the event with 119 points, just shy of Mattanawcook Junior High School’s 120.5. The team sent five wrestlers to championship bouts and crowned two state champions. Kaleb Nightingale (117 pounds) and Jaxon Gross

  • Bucksport claims 1st place at Pine Tree Wrestling League regionals

    Bucksport claims 1st place at Pine Tree Wrestling League regionals

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Middle School wrestling team was crowned regional champion Saturday with a first-place finish at the Pine Tree Wrestling League’s Eastern Maine championships at Bucksport High School. Bucksport produced three individual champions with Cameron Rich (145 pounds), Jaxon Gross (195 pounds) and Jacob Coghill (240 pounds) all earning individual wins. Kaleb Nightingale