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]
  • 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

  • MDI boys’ basketball team falls to Ellsworth

    MDI boys’ basketball team falls to Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball team fell to a 59-48 defeat against Ellsworth in Tuesday night’s encounter at Ellsworth High School. After both teams got off to a slow start on offense over the first three minutes, MDI got into a rhythm as it used a 9-4 run to take

  • Trojan girls crush Orono, fall to Hermon, Old Town

    Trojan girls crush Orono, fall to Hermon, Old Town

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ basketball team bookended a dominant victory over Orono with losses to strong Hermon and Old Town teams. Last Wednesday, MDI fell into a 16-2 hole against Hermon en route to a 38-32 defeat. The Trojans outscored the Class B North-leading Hawks in each of the

  • MDI boys beat John Bapst, fall to Orono

    MDI boys beat John Bapst, fall to Orono

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball team is 5-6 on the season after defeating John Bapst last Thursday and enduring a tough loss to Orono on Saturday. MDI began the second half of its regular season slate last Thursday as it took on John Bapst at the Cross Insurance Center