• Kiteboarder catches air off Cranberry Isles

    Kiteboarder catches air off Cranberry Isles

    CRANBERRY ISLES–Adam Vance, winner of the 2014 World Champion title in the Masters World Championships in Sardinia, Italy, spent time kiteboarding off the Cranberry Isles recently. Vance is originally from the Cranberries and Montreal.  

  • Rotary tournament boosts park effort

    Rotary tournament boosts park effort

    BAR HARBOR–The Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club held its annual mini-golf tournament at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf last weekend. The event raised more than $5,000 in funds for the Park Street Playground project. Work on the playground is expected to begin later this year. Tim Searchfield and Peter Nicholson each won individual championships. The R.L.

  • Crusaders outlast MDI

    Crusaders outlast MDI

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams fell to John Bapst at home Tuesday in a close, hard-fought contest. The Bapst girls won 3-2. Ellie Bridgers fell to Crystal Bell 8-6 at first singles. Delaney Smith topped Florentine Keil 8-2, and India Janes stayed ahead of Becca

  • MDI tops county meet

    MDI tops county meet

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ outdoor track teams both earned first-place finishes at the Hancock County championship meet Friday at Ellsworth High School. On the boys’ side, MDI won 13 of 19 events to finish with 302 points, 181 points ahead of second-place George Stevens Academy. Griffin Maristany won the 200-

  • MDI softball falls to Bucks

    MDI softball falls to Bucks

    BUCKSPORT — In a repeat of their meeting earlier in the season, the Bucksport Golden Bucks battled to a 2-1 victory over the Mount Desert Island High School Softball team on Tuesday. It was the 12th win in a row for the Golden Bucks, who are still undefeated on the season. The Golden Bucks had

  • Boys’ bats nail Bucks

    Boys’ bats nail Bucks

    BUCKSPORT — The Mount Desert Island High School baseball team (6-5) brought its record above .500 Tuesday, beating Bucksport High School 12-3. The game snapped a five-game winning streak for the Golden Bucks (7-5). Seth Clark pitched five no-hit innings for MDI and had 11 strikeouts. Stanley Grierson, Jacob Mitchell, Mac Shea and Nick Stanley

  • Bowdoin hires Phelps

    Bowdoin hires Phelps

    BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Mount Desert Island High School alumna Megan Phelps as assistant coach for women’s basketball. A 2015 graduate of Bowdoin, Phelps has been an assistant coach for Regis College in Weston, Mass., the last two seasons. She will replace Toby Martin, who left the

  • Brazilian jiu jitsu classes scheduled

    Brazilian jiu jitsu classes scheduled

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA is offering Brazilian jiu jitsu classes for children and adults. Classes, run by Kris Douglas, instructor and owner of Acadia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Ellsworth, are held every Wednesday and Friday. All ages and skill levels are represented. Beginner classes for kids ages 5-9 run from 5-6

  • Tourney postponed

    Tourney postponed

    BAR HARBOR — Due to course conditions at Kebo Valley Golf Club, the second annual Island Connections Driving for Rides Golf Tournament has been postponed until Monday, May 22, beginning at 1 p.m. The tournament is sponsored by The First and First Advisors. Gross and net prizes will be awarded. Participating golfers will play 18

  • Girls split with PI

    Girls split with PI

    PRESQUE ISLE — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team split with opponent Presque Isle High School during a doubleheader last Saturday. The Trojans won the first game 5-2 and fell to the Wildcats 5-4 in the second game. In the first game, MDI’s Lindsey McEachern pitched a no-hitter while striking out 15