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.
  • Race supports veterans’ groups

    Race supports veterans’ groups

    ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert Island area runners were among the many who traveled to Ellsworth in Saturday for this year’s running of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race. The race is organized by the Down East Family YMCA and portion of the registration fees support veterans organizations. The overall race winner was Judson Cake of Bar

  • JV volleyball team reaches goals

    JV volleyball team reaches goals

    BAR HARBOR — When the 2019 season begin, there were three things Kirk Ritter wanted his team to accomplish. Ritter wanted the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity volleyball team to win half of its matches or more; he wanted his players’ individual skills to improve; lastly, by season’s end, he wanted the Trojans

  • JV boys’ soccer goes 11-5-1

    JV boys’ soccer goes 11-5-1

    BAR HARBOR — Any way you look at it, the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity boys’ soccer season was a success. As its varsity counterparts were making a trip to the Northern Maine title game, the JV boys’ team was having a winning season of its own. MDI played 17 games in 2019

  • MDI boys’ soccer falls just short in Northern Maine title game

    MDI boys’ soccer falls just short in Northern Maine title game

    HAMPDEN — A championship battle with little offense produced a single goal that nearly wasn’t. Unfortunately for the Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team, it came in the opposing Caribou Vikings’ favor. It was only by a matter of inches that Caribou’s Ethan Holdsworth got a foot to the ball in the penalty area; only

  • Girls 2nd, boys 3rd at cross country states

    Girls 2nd, boys 3rd at cross country states

    CUMBERLAND — A strong season for the Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team concluded Saturday with the Class B championships at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland. MDI took second on the girls’ side and third on the boys’ side in the meet. The Trojans finished with what was by far the best performance

  • Dmitrieff’s hat trick gives boys win over Ellsworth

    Dmitrieff’s hat trick gives boys win over Ellsworth

    BAR HARBOR — Eight days after playing to a stalemate, the Mount Desert Island High School and Ellsworth High School boys’ soccer teams appeared headed for the same result on the same field. After last Tuesday’s back-and-forth affair saw neither team gain the upper hand, MDI and Ellsworth were again deadlocked in a winner-take-all playoff

  • Trojans sweep Northern Maine XC meet

    Trojans sweep Northern Maine XC meet

    BELFAST — Add two more trophies to the 2019 Mount Desert Island High School cross-country team’s seemingly endless list of achievements. The MDI boys and girls rolled to first-place finishes Saturday at the Northern Maine championship cross-country meet in Belfast. The wins marked the first time in school history that the MDI boys and girls

  • Volleyball season gets high marks

    Volleyball season gets high marks

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Mount Desert Island High School volleyball team’s 2019 season might be over, but for the Trojans, it was definitely a successful one. Despite losing to third-ranked Cape Elizabeth 3-0 in Saturday’s Class B North quarterfinals, MDI took a major step forward as a program in 2019. The Trojans quadrupled their win

  • Trojans fall to Oceanside

    Trojans fall to Oceanside

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team fell to 1-6 on the season Friday after suffering a lopsided defeat against Oceanside. The 38-6 loss on Homecoming night marked six straight defeats for MDI after the team beat Stearns/Schenck in blowout fashion to start the season. The Trojans gave up five first-half