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.
  • MDI softball team rallies past Ellsworth for big win

    MDI softball team rallies past Ellsworth for big win

    ELLSWORTH — In need of a win to buoy its Class B North playoff chances, the Mount Desert Island High School softball team came through when it mattered most. Several times already this season, MDI has come up short of wins that could have sent it shooting up the Northern Maine standings. Instead, the Trojans

  • MDI team outscores Foxcroft, 8-4

    MDI team outscores Foxcroft, 8-4

    BAR HARBOR — Needing to get the taste of defeat out of its mouth, the Mount Desert Island High School baseball team rebounded in a big way. Last Wednesday, MDI fell to its worst loss of the 2019 season on the road against Old Town. The Trojans recorded nine bases hits, but those efforts went

  • MDI baseball thumps WA

    MDI baseball thumps WA

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School baseball team is now 3-3 on the season after beating Washington Academy last week. In the 11-1 home win, the Trojans smacked 13 base hits against the Raiders. Sam Mitchell was MDI’s star of the game both on the mound and at the plate. Mitchell allowed

  • Softball team stomps WA

    Softball team stomps WA

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School junior Emily York pitched a five-inning no hitter last week as the Trojans rolled to a blowout win over Washington Academy. York struck out 10 batters without a single walk in last Wednesday’s mercy rule-shortened 15-0 win, during which Washington Academy reached base just once via an

  • Boys win home track meet

    Boys win home track meet

    ELLSWORTH — Two meets in three days marked a fast start to the month of May for the Mount Desert Island High School track team as the Trojans competed Saturday in Ellsworth and Monday on their home track. MDI took second on the boys’ side and third on the girls’ side over the weekend in

  • Softball falls to Hermon in nailbiter

    Softball falls to Hermon in nailbiter

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School softball team was in the lead for much of Tuesday’s home game against the visiting Hermon Hawks. But an over-the-fence home run late from the Hawks sparked a rally that gave the visitors a 5-4 win. Senior pitcher Lindsey McEachern struck out 8 in the game,

  • Baseball 2-3 after loss to Hermon

    Baseball 2-3 after loss to Hermon

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School baseball team fell to Hermon 8-3 Tuesday afternoon, bringing the team’s record to 2-3 for the season so far. The Trojans had 6 hits in the game to Hermon’s 8, but MDI also had 5 errors that stalled progress on the scoreboard. Three hits came from

  • Girls take 2nd, boys 3rd at season’s 1st track meet

    Girls take 2nd, boys 3rd at season’s 1st track meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School outdoor track team posted a strong start to the 2019 season Monday at Hampden Academy as the girls’ team took second place and the boys placed third. On the girls’ side, the team of Katelyn Osborne, Hannah St. Amand, Olivia Watson and Cassidy Hanscom took first

  • Trojans fall to Golden Bucks

    Trojans fall to Golden Bucks

    BUCKSPORT — Faced with a tough road game to start the season, the Mount Desert Island High School baseball team fought until the end. MDI fell to 0-1 on the season last Thursday when it lost 7-6 on the road against Bucksport. The defeat came in walk-off fashion as head coach Andy Pooler’s young squad

  • MDI falls in softball opener

    MDI falls in softball opener

    BUCKSPORT — The Mount Desert Island High School softball team was defeated in its first game of the 2019 season last Thursday when it fell 8-1 against Bucksport. After Bucksport’s Mikayla Tripp struck out two MDI batters in the top of the first, the Golden Bucks took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the