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 mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com.
  • Williams is fastest flamingo

    Williams is fastest flamingo

    TREMONT — Fifty-one runners traveled to the southern reaches of Mount Desert Island on Sunday for this year’s running of the Flamingo 4-Miler. The race began at the Seawall picnic area and concluded at the Tremont Consolidated School. It was held as part of the four-day Harbor House Flamingo Festival in Southwest Harbor. “The race

  • Acadians tally 28 runs in three games

    Acadians tally 28 runs in three games

      BAR HARBOR — Against all comers, the Acadian Little League 11-12 baseball team’s district tournament showing produced tight games. The Acadians put forth a spirited effort in the recent District 1 tournament, in which it went 1-2 with a win over Coastal Little League and losses to Calais Little League and Bucksport Little League.

  • Future Trojans basketball camps

    Future Trojans basketball camps

    BAR HARBOR — This year’s Future Trojans basketball camps are scheduled to begin next week with the first set for Monday, July 8. The camps, which are open to players of all abilities and experience levels, provide young athletes with opportunities to improve their basketball knowledge and skill sets through games and practice drills. They

  • Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    Local runners compete in Bay of Fundy marathon

    BAR HARBOR — Marathon runners often traverse entire cities, counties and even states to reach their final destinations. One race over the weekend took it even further. Runners from Mount Desert Island and elsewhere in Hancock County were among the many who traveled Sunday to the Downeast stretch of the U.S.-Canada border for this year’s

  • Northeast Harbor to host Lewis/Crowley tourney

    Northeast Harbor to host Lewis/Crowley tourney

    MOUNT DESERT — After six years in Trenton, the Down East Family YMCA’s Bo Lewis Memorial Golf Tournament has found a new home. The tournament will be held under a new name as the Lewis/Crowley Memorial Tournament later this year. It is scheduled to be held Sept. 20 at Northeast Harbor Golf Club. The tournament

  • JV baseball team fights through weather, low numbers

    JV baseball team fights through weather, low numbers

    BAR HARBOR — Faced with a difficult situation, the 2019 Mount Desert Island junior varsity baseball team made the best of it. MDI, which boasts a very strong JV team on an annual basis, entered this season with a schedule similar to any other: 12-14 scheduled games and a play day with the other Hancock

  • MDI represents at New Englands

    MDI represents at New Englands

    SACO — Mount Desert Island High School track team members Gilbert Isaacs, Elijah Denning and Elijah Joyce traveled to Thornton Academy on Saturday for the New England regional championship meet. The meet brought an end to Isaacs’ and Joyce’s Trojan careers while marking a rewarding end to a trying season for Denning. Isaacs competed in

  • Trojans fall to Crusaders

    Trojans fall to Crusaders

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School baseball team was on the wrong side of a pitchers’ duel Tuesday evening as the Trojans fell 1-0 to 12th-ranked John Bapst (8-9). MDI, which entered the game fresh off a close game against top-ranked Ellsworth, couldn’t solve John Bapst starting pitcher Ethan Newcomb. Newcomb allowed