Sports

  • A ride to remember

    A ride to remember

    MOUNT DESERT—Jackson Lab scientist Ron Korstanje will be riding his bicycle around the island on Sunday, Sept. 20. A year ago, Korstanje’s father Kees Korstanje passed away quite unexpectedly at 73 years old. The elder Korstanje lived in The Netherlands, where his son grew up, and was a well-known figure in Zeeland (one of the

  • MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring 

    MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring 

    BAR HARBOR — At long last, the verdict is in.  High school sports will be offered in Maine this fall after the Maine Principals’ Association received approval from state agencies on a framework for a 2020 season, though not all activities have been cleared to return. Golf, cross-country, field hockey and soccer will be offered with

  • Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    BAR HARBOR— Melissa Ossanna calls herself a ‘crazy runner type.’  The type who forwent an office chair in her workstation to not only stand up but to also be in constant motion, if she chooses.  “I have a walking treadmill at my computer that just keeps me in shape for whatever, whenever,” said Ossanna in a conversation with the

  • MDI to make decision Sept. 10 as fall sports season stalls 

    MDI to make decision Sept. 10 as fall sports season stalls 

    BAR HARBOR — One week into September, the wait for a final decision on the 2020 fall sports season continues.  The Maine Principals’ Association elected last Wednesday to delay the start of the fall season by one additional week. The decision came a day after the high school sports governing body received a letter from state

  • Swan’s Island student swims to raise funds 

    Swan’s Island student swims to raise funds 

    SWAN’S ISLAND—A common question visitors ask about living on an island is, ‘well, if you miss the ferry, do you swim home?’   That question was, in part, Sage Dentremont’s inspiration to swim the 6 miles from Swan’s Island to Bass Harbor on the first day of September.   “I’ve worked at the Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station for four summers now,” said Dentremont in

  • Fall sports in limbo 

    Fall sports in limbo 

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Principals’ Association has given sports the OK to return — but the governing body must revise its plan before any athletic activities can take place this fall.  The MPA last Thursday unanimously approved a decision to go forward with a 2020 fall sports season. Yet on Tuesday, the return of high school sports was dealt a

  • Attempted swim around MDI cut short for safety

    Attempted swim around MDI cut short for safety

    BAR HARBOR — The muscles you use are the muscles you build. The same goes for strength, focus, determination and commitment — athletes need these to train and perform and, in a positive feedback loop, they build more as they go.  On Friday, local open water marathon swimmer Puranjot Kaur swam about 16 miles from Hadley Point to Little Hunters’ Beach. Her plan was to

  • MPA approves fall sports season, but hurdles still remain

    MPA approves fall sports season, but hurdles still remain

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Principals’ Association has given sports the OK to return, but additional steps must be taken before high school athletics can be held in Maine this fall. The MPA on Thursday unanimously approved a decision to go forward with a 2020 fall sports season. Yet the state will have to review

  • MPA expected to make fall sports decision today 

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Principals’ Association is expected to make a decision on the status of the 2020 fall sports season today, Aug. 27.  The season, which was originally scheduled to begin with practices Aug. 17 and the first countable games, matches and meets Sept. 5, is currently slated to begin with practices Sept. 8 and the

  • Follow ‘Round the Rock’

    Follow ‘Round the Rock’

    BAR HARBOR — Puranjot Kaur is set to begin the never-before-attempted marathon swim around Mount Desert Island Friday morning Aug. 28 at 7 a.m. at Hadley Point.  The swim will be approximately 44 statute miles and will take roughly 24 hours to complete. It’s a fundraiser for Open Table MDI, an island nonprofit run by Kaur and her husband that focuses on