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ELLSWORTH — There’s a looming issue in youth sports that threatens the very existence of athletic contests, from middle school all the way to the collegiate level. But it may not be a problem that many have considered when thinking about the …

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) …

ELLSWORTH — After a diluted winter sports season a year ago, it was to be expected, perhaps, that local teams would be ready to take full advantage of returns to traditional competition environments and venues this year. That was exactly the …

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 Bel…

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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…

BAR HARBOR — The 2021-22 wrestling regular season began over the weekend with all three Hancock County teams competing at Mount Desert Island High School. Ellsworth, Bucksport and MDI took part in dual meets Saturday in Bar Harbor. The three …

BUCKSPORT — The winter sports preseason slate has reached its conclusion following the final tune-up wrestling matches and basketball games. Bucksport marked its return to the wrestling mat in style Saturday as it notched a winning record wit…

ELLSWORTH — There’s a lot more energy in high school cafeterias during after-school hours these days. It’s been close to two years now since February 2020, the last time high school wrestling meets were held in the state of Maine. Deemed a “h…

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