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.
  • Girls fall to Eagles

    Girls fall to Eagles

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island girls’ basketball team bounced back from a tough loss against Ellsworth last week with a win over Orono on Monday in Bar Harbor. In a game that was tight throughout, MDI outlasted the visiting Red Riots 41-38 to improve to 9-1 on the season. Julia Watras led the

  • MDI swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    MDI swim team earns sweep of John Bapst

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island swim team rang in the new year in dominant fashion Friday with a sweep of John Bapst at the MDI YMCA. On the boys’ side, MDI earned a 137-34 victory over the Crusaders. The Trojans earned wins in every single event. Liam Sullivan (200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly)

  • Indoor track team competes at EMITL relays

    Indoor track team competes at EMITL relays

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island indoor track team competed in its third meet of the season Saturday at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League relays at the University of Maine. The event pitted MDI against Bangor, Brewer, Central, Hampden Academy, Old Town and Orono at UMaine’s New Balance Fieldhouse. Although the Trojans finished

  • Boys fall to Oceanside

    Boys fall to Oceanside

    The MDI boys’ team lost for the second time this season Saturday when it fell to a 50-48 defeat to Oceanside in Rockland. The Trojans (6-2) led by seven at halftime before Oceanside outscored them 16-8 in the third quarter. Despite 15 points from MDI in the fourth, the Mariners (7-2) held on to earn

  • MDI girls outlast resilient Oceanside

    MDI girls outlast resilient Oceanside

    BAR HARBOR — Winning came easy for the Mount Desert Island girls’ basketball team in December. The first game of January required the Trojans to dig as deeply as they could. Coming off a 31-point win in its previous game eight days earlier, MDI had plenty of momentum on its side as it took the

  • Holiday season meets a ‘soft opening’ for track

    Holiday season meets a ‘soft opening’ for track

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ track teams finished fifth and fourth, respectively, in their second Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet of the 2018-19 regular season Saturday at the University of Maine. “With the start of the season being over the holidays, it’s kind of like a ‘soft

  • Girls perfect on season

    Girls perfect on season

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ basketball team started the 2018-19 season with four efficient games on offense. When shots weren’t falling for the Trojans in their latest contest, the team turned to its play on the other end of the floor. MDI rode a strong defensive effort Friday to

  • Girls off to 3-0 start

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ basketball team secured wins over Foxcroft and Oceanside last week to secure a 3-0 start to the season. Last Wednesday, the Trojans secured a win in a challenging road environment with a 52-36 triumph over Foxcroft. Julia Watras scored 21 points for MDI, which

  • Boys down Red Raiders

    Boys down Red Raiders

    EAST MACHIAS — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ basketball team defeated Washington Academy 66-50 Tuesday. The victory brings the team to 3-1 on the season and keeps them in second place in Class B North behind Orono. Derek Collin scored 27 points in the win. Foxcroft 53 – MDI 46 A difficult

  • Wrestling team has best meet yet at PVHS

    Wrestling team has best meet yet at PVHS

    HOWLAND — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team had its best meet of the young season Saturday afternoon with three third-place finishes at a tournament at Penobscot Valley High School. The results continued a strong early-season stretch for the Trojans, who are remaining competitive against all comers. “It was an awesome day for