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    Sports Shorts

    Youth hockey  AUGUSTA — Youth hockey in Maine will be restricted to in-state competition in the coming weeks after governors from seven Northeastern states announced the suspension of interstate play.  Govs. Janet Mills, Charlie Baker (R-Mass.), Ned Lamont (D-Conn.) Phil Murphy (D-N.J.), Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), Phil Scott (R-Vt.) and Chris Sununu (R-N.H.) made the announcement in a statement issued

  • Local coaches, athletes bracing for unusual winter season

    Local coaches, athletes bracing for unusual winter season

    BAR HARBOR — Athletes at Mount Desert Island High School and other schools statewide have just experienced the strangest sports season in recent memory. Now, things are about to get even weirder. Although a framework has been set in place for a winter sports season, there are no concrete details just yet as to what

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports Shorts

    Cake wins road race  ELLSWORTH — Judson Cake of Bar Harbor claimed first place in Saturday’s Veterans Remembrance Road Race at the Down East Family YMCA.  Cake crossed the finish line with a time of 22 minutes, 51.9 seconds to place first in the 54-person field. His time was 47.1 seconds faster than that of the second-place

  • With game cancellation, MDI boys soccer finish unbeaten

    With game cancellation, MDI boys soccer finish unbeaten

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team has finished the 2020 season undefeated following the cancellation of its final game.  MDI’s game against Ellsworth, which had been scheduled for Monday, was called off as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. This ended the Trojans’ season at 7-0

  • State cross-country meets canceled

    State cross-country meets canceled

    BANGOR — This week’s state championship cross-country meets have been canceled.  The Maine Principals’ Association made the announcement in a press release issued Monday morning. The decision came just days before teams and individual runners from across the state were set to compete in the season’s final meets at Saxl Park in Bangor.  In the release, MPA Assistant

  • State updates community sports guidelines

    State updates community sports guidelines

    AUGUSTA — A framework for competition is now in place should Maine be able to offer a high school sports season this winter. On Friday, the state announced revisions to its guidelines on community sports that would allow most high school athletic competitions to be held in some form this winter. Practices for approved sports

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports Shorts

    MDI boys, girls defeat GSA  BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ soccer teams claimed season sweeps of George Stevens Academy last Thursday with victories in Bar Harbor and Blue Hill, respectively.  In Bar Harbor, the MDI boys’ team improved to 7-0 with a 1-0 victory over GSA. The Trojans’ goal came

  • MDI boys, girls win PVC cross-country championships

    MDI boys, girls win PVC cross-country championships

    BANGOR — Another week, another set of wins for the Mount Desert Island cross-country teams. The MDI boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams both claimed team titles Saturday afternoon in the Penobscot Valley Conference championships at Saxl Park in Bangor. The meet served as a hybrid conference and Northern Maine championship event as well as a

  • MDI beats Ellsworth in 6-on-6 football clashes

    MDI beats Ellsworth in 6-on-6 football clashes

    BAR HARBOR — All across America, high school football in 2020 has been in a constant state of flux. Few programs anywhere know that better than Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Even before the world as we know it changed, the current year was set to be a new experience for both MDI and its

  • MDI boys breeze past Hampden to improve to 6-0

    MDI boys breeze past Hampden to improve to 6-0

    BAR HARBOR — Don’t tell the Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team that there’s no playoffs this season.  Since the abbreviated 2020 campaign began, MDI has treated each game of this unusual season as if it’s a postseason contest. Each week, essentially, is treated as an elimination game even as the Trojans take part in a season that technically has none.