Sports

  • All-conference picks announced

    All-conference picks announced

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the Mount Desert Island High School football, cross-country and golf teams have been chosen to the all-conference teams in their respective sports. In football, MDI’s Porter Isaacs was named an All-Big 11 Conference second-team selection at defensive tackle. Ethan Harkins and Sam Mitchell earned honorable mention with Cole Allen being

  • Curless and FGCU Eagles end strong season

    Curless and FGCU Eagles end strong season

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Opal Curless, who graduated from Mount Desert Island High School in 2016, completed a strong senior season on the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles soccer team in the conference tournament semifinals Nov. 3. The Eagles were No. 1 seed in their conference going into the tournament. As center fullback, she played

  • Allen named Race Director of the Year

    Allen named Race Director of the Year

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Mount Desert Island Marathon Director Gary Allen has been named the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year. He was honored at a reception at the Road Race Management Race Directors’ Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL on November 8. Phil Stewart, president of Road Race Management, said, “Our winner has

  • Candage scores in collegiate debut

    Candage scores in collegiate debut

    ORONO — Former Mount Desert Island High School standout Maddy Candage started her Maine Maritime Academy career Saturday, scoring four points and one rebound in the Mariners’ season opener against Wheaton College at the University Maine. Candage, a 2019 MDI graduate, earned a start in the game and played a total of 17 minutes. MMA

  • Millinocket marathon set

    MILLINOCKET — This year’s Millinocket Marathon and Half is set for Saturday, Dec. 7. The race, organized by MDI running club Crow Athletics, was started in 2015 to help a struggling Northern Maine mill town that had been devastated by the closing of its major employer, a 100-year-old paper mill. The starting line is downtown

  • 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

  • Winter sports begin Monday

    BAR HARBOR — Football season is still going for some schools around the state, but the winter sports season is set to begin next week as teams hold their first practices. Teams are eligible to start holding practices at midnight Monday, Nov. 18. The cheer, indoor track and wrestling teams will begin practices at 2:30

  • Granholm, Nelson named to Regional All-Star Team

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School soccer players Daisy Granholm and Leao Nelson were selected Monday to this year’s Maine Soccer Coaches Association Regional All-Star Team. Granholm, a senior, scored 47 goals this season to set the MDI and Hancock County single-season scoring records. She broke previous record of 36 set in 1987