Articles by: Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]
  • Athletes, coaches cope as spring sports take back seat

    Athletes, coaches cope as spring sports take back seat

    BAR HARBOR — Spring fever was very real on Mount Desert Island all throughout Hancock County over the weekend — but only for some.  Prior to Monday’s snow dumping, Mainers were treated over the weekend to some of the nicest weather 2020 has had to offer thus far. With temperatures topping 50 degrees in some

  • Relief checks on the way

    Relief checks on the way

    BAR HARBOR — Amidst challenging and uncertain times, folks in Maine and elsewhere across the country have a bit of help on the way.  Individuals and businesses are set to benefit from a stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security

  • Great Harbor Shootout set to take over MDI

    Great Harbor Shootout set to take over MDI

    Editor’s note: As of March 12 the Great Harbor Shoot Out has been cancelled. According to event organizers: “In light of the current health crisis and Governor Mills’ request to limit large gatherings and promote “social distancing,” Harbor House Community Center has decided to cancel the Great Harbor Shoot Out basketball tournament.”   BAR HARBOR

  • MDI JV boys’ basketball team goes 16-6

    MDI JV boys’ basketball team goes 16-6

    BAR HARBOR — Chalk up another successful season for the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team. Behind the enormous success of MDI’s varsity boys’ basketball team in recent years has been the Trojans’ remarkable success at the JV level. The 2019-20 season was no exception for Kyle McKim’s team, which once

  • MDI boys fall to Caribou in Northern Maine quarterfinals

    MDI boys fall to Caribou in Northern Maine quarterfinals

    BANGOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball team’s 2019-20 season came to an end in the Class B North quarterfinals Saturday afternoon as the Trojans fell to a 61-48 loss to Caribou at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Eighth-ranked MDI (9-11) got off to an excellent start to the game as

  • MDI boys, girls win PVC swim crowns

    MDI boys, girls win PVC swim crowns

    ORONO — With one meet to go, the Mount Desert Island High School swim program remains unconquered. MDI claimed both the boys’ and girls’ PVC championships Saturday at the University of Maine. The results kept both teams undefeated heading into next week’s state championships. “This was the outcome we were looking for from this meet

  • MDI tops EHS on Senior night, falls to eagles in prelims

    MDI tops EHS on Senior night, falls to eagles in prelims

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ basketball team notched a Senior Night victory over Ellsworth last Wednesday but saw its season come to an end against the Eagles in Tuesday’s preliminary round. Last Wednesday, MDI earned a regular season sweep against Ellsworth with a 42-35 win over the Eagles. The win