• MDI musher completes Can-Am

    MDI musher completes Can-Am

    BAR HARBOR — Lily Anderson’s teammates have four legs each and names such as Whiskey, Mango, Owl, Alder, Twix, Lamborghini, Cello, Penny, Eddie and Fire. The Mount Desert Island High School senior and her team of 10 Alaskan huskies recently competed in the 25th annual Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races March 4 in Fort

  • Spring sports meeting set

    Spring sports meeting set

    BAR HARBOR — There will be an informational spring sports meeting at the high school for Mount Desert Island High School students who plan to participate in baseball, softball, sailing, outdoor track or tennis on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. At least one member of the student’s family must attend. Contact Bunky Dow at

  • Sharks shine at Junior Olympics

    Sharks shine at Junior Olympics

    BRUNSWICK — The Mount Desert Island YMCA Sharks tore through the competition last weekend at the Maine Swimming Inc. Junior Olympic Championships at Bowdoin College. The boys finished in third place behind Long Reach Swim Club of Bath and the Portland Porpoise Swim Club. The girls from MDI came in fifth place behind Long Reach,

  • Acadian boys are junior high champs at annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out

    Acadian boys are junior high champs at annual Great Harbor Shoot-Out

    BAR HARBOR — A buzzer-beater 3-point shot from Caidin Lunt Sunday clinched the 44-43 Great Harbor Shoot-Out championship for the middle school Acadia Basketball Association boys’ Green team. The MDI varsity girls’ and boys’ high school teams were runners-up in their divisions. The three-day tournament included 140 games, 84 teams and six locations, organizers said.

  • Color Fun 5K planned

    ELLSWORTH — The third annual Downeast Horizons Color Fun 5K is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m., starting at Downeast Horizons. This year’s theme is “Patriotic.” There will be a pre-race party beginning at 8:45 a.m. The cost to race is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Prizes will

  • Driscoll is All-American

    Driscoll is All-American

    NAPERVILLE, ILL. — Mount Desert Island High School alumna Caroline Driscoll earned NCAA All-American honors after helping her St. Lawrence College distance relay team take seventh place at the Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last Friday at North Central College. Driscoll anchored the relay team, completing the first 1,200-meter leg in three minutes,

  • Rich named All-Academic

    Rich named All-Academic

    BANGOR — Mount Desert Island High School senior Drew Rich is one of 10 high school basketball players in the state who were named to the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) boys’ All-Academic team last weekend at the McDonald’s All-Star Banquet at the Anah Shrine Hall here. The honor is awarded to players of

  • Swanson stuns at All-Star game

    Swanson stuns at All-Star game

    HE SHOOTS! HE SCORES! … Fresh off of a state championship title, Mount Desert Island High School senior Riley Swanson showed off his skills Saturday during the McDonald’s Senior All-Star basketball game at Husson University in Bangor. Swanson scored 14 points as he and his teammates from the north in Classes A, AA and B

  • New Balance Nationals

    New Balance Nationals

    NEW YORK, N.Y. — Mount Desert Island High School senior Tia Tardy outran elite runners from all over the country to win the Emerging Elite 1-mile race at the New Balance Track and Field Nationals at the Armory here on Saturday. Tardy ran the mile in 4:58.83 for the win. Tardy also competed in the

  • Shoot-out celebrates 25th year

    Shoot-out celebrates 25th year

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A quarter of a century ago, seven junior high and high school basketball teams participated in the inaugural Great Harbor Shootout. This year, 84 teams from nearly every corner of the state will play in Harbor House Community Service Center’s tournament that will take place from March 17-19 at six locations on