Sports

  • Rainy Patriot’s Day made for crazy marathon

    Rainy Patriot’s Day made for crazy marathon

    BAR HARBOR — This year’s Boston Marathon wasn’t what anyone in New England expected. It also was an experience few who competed in the 122nd running of the race will ever forget. New England weather has denied Boston Marathon contestants warm, sunny days of running in the past, but this time was different. As one

  • Dow nominated for NIAAA award

    Dow nominated for NIAAA award

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School Athletic Director Bunky Dow was nominated for the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s Distinguished Service Award at the Maine chapter’s spring conference April 5 in Rockport. The NIAAA’s Maine chapter nominates one award recipient per year. The national recipients are then announced at the organization’s December conference.

  • YMCA to host badminton tournament

    YMCA to host badminton tournament

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA will host a badminton tournament Sunday, April 22. The tournament will be divided into three different events: League B doubles, League A singles and League A doubles. League A matches are designed for more experienced players, and League B contests are designed for beginners. Each team or

  • Young softball team has experience, leadership

    Young softball team has experience, leadership

    BAR HARBOR — One of the area’s youngest teams a year ago, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team is now hoping to take the next step. Last season, all but three members of the team were underclassmen as the Trojans finished the season 5-12 with a loss to Foxcroft in the Class

  • MDI baseball team 2-1 in preseason play

    MDI baseball team 2-1 in preseason play

    BAR HARBOR — Last week was full of action for the Mount Desert Island High School baseball team as the Trojans played games on three consecutive days to prepare themselves for the start of the regular season. MDI faced Orono on Wednesday before traveling to Bucksport on Thursday and closing out the week against Woodland

  • Adventure golf

    Adventure golf

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club plans its 16th annual Adventure Golf tournament at Pirate’s Cove Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is a benefit for the Oncology Department at MDI Hospital. Teams of four players pay $50 to play the mini-golf course, use of which is donated

  • Goalkeeping school

    Goalkeeping school

    TRENTON — Acadia Fire Soccer Academy is offering a Goalkeeping School every Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. The program, taught by Pete Nelson, includes drills and games aimed at improving a keeper’s skills and confidence for defending the goal. Visit acadiafiresoccer.com.

  • MDI represents at Bridge the Gap

    VERONA ISLAND — Mount Desert Island runners were among the contestants at Saturday’s Bridge the Gap Road Race, organized by Crow Athletics, which includes a crossing of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. The 10-mile race includes a loop around Verona Island before finishing in Bucksport. The 3-mile course crosses the bridge and heads straight for Bucksport,

  • Serving up a strong season

    Serving up a strong season

    BAR HARBOR — The early part of the spring sports season around here is catch-as-catch-can. The tennis courts at Mount Desert Island High School have been clear of snow for the first weeks of practice, but spectators at the team’s first preseason match Monday against George Stevens Academy were bundled up like it was midwinter.

  • Baseball, softball openers moved

    Baseball, softball openers moved

    BAR HARBOR — The scheduled Mount Desert Island High School baseball and softball season openers against Belfast have been moved from Tuesday, April 17, to May 23. The games were moved earlier this week after it was determined the schools would have too many players absent for the start of April break to play the