Sports

  • Tennis swings into spring

    Tennis swings into spring

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity tennis team is prepped and ready for its first match of the season on Monday when it will host John Bapst Memorial High School at 4 p.m. The boys’ team is stacked with six upperclassmen who last year made it to the semifinal round of

  • Girls to host Bucksport

    Girls to host Bucksport

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team will take on Bucksport High School at home on Thursday, April 20, at 4:30 p.m. The Bucks are seven-time state champions who won the Northern Maine championship last spring before falling to Madison Area Memorial High School in the state championship. But the

  • Trojans ready to battle the Bucks

    Trojans ready to battle the Bucks

    BAR HARBOR — After several successful preseason matchups, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team is ready to take on its first regular season opponent on Thursday afternoon. The Trojans will host Bucksport High School on April 20 at 4 p.m. Last week, MDI beat three opponents and tied with one. “All in

  • Track team preps for winning season

    Track team preps for winning season

    BAR HARBOR — With 74 names on this spring roster, the Mount Desert Island High School outdoor track-and-field team has its bases covered. The sheer number of team members gives the Trojans a competitive edge going into meets, said Head Coach Aaron Long. “There are a lot of advantages to having such a large team,

  • MDI wallops Raiders 13-2

    MDI wallops Raiders 13-2

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team had a strong showing Tuesday night in its first preseason matchup. The Lady Trojans walloped the visiting Washington Academy Raiders 13-2 in seven and a half innings. Ace pitcher Lindsey McEachern played in six innings including a no-hitter in the third, while Emily

  • Homich 4th in Bridge the Gap

    Homich 4th in Bridge the Gap

    BUCKSPORT — Erik McCarthy of Orono was the overall winner of the Bridge the Gap 10K race on Sunday, setting the course and event record with a time of 53 minutes, 51.2 seconds. Ken Akiha of Orono finished second in 56:58.70, while Adam Goode of Bangor came in third in 59:36.20. Matt Homich of Bar

  • MDI runner racing to end cancer

    MDI runner racing to end cancer

    BAR HARBOR — For Lori Bartlett, who will run the Boston Marathon for the fifth time on Monday, April 17, it’s not the time it takes to complete the race that matters. “I have set goals for myself this year, but they don’t matter,” said the Bar Harbor resident and dispatcher with the town’s police

  • Fresh start for softball team

    Fresh start for softball team

    BAR HARBOR — It is a fresh start this year for the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team, which had a rough 2016 season after winning just two games. There are many new faces on this year’s roster, which is made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores. A shortage of players led to

  • Coach of the Year

    Coach of the Year

    AUBURN — Mount Desert Island High School head football Coach Mark Shields was named Coach of the Year in Class C by the Maine Football Coaches Association. Shields led the Trojans to a 9-2 season and the school’s first Northern Maine Championship title and state championship appearance. Other honorees included Kevin Cooper, Bonny Eagle High