Sports

  • Athletes, coaches cope as spring sports take back seat

    Athletes, coaches cope as spring sports take back seat

    BAR HARBOR — Spring fever was very real on Mount Desert Island all throughout Hancock County over the weekend — but only for some.  Prior to Monday’s snow dumping, Mainers were treated over the weekend to some of the nicest weather 2020 has had to offer thus far. With temperatures topping 50 degrees in some

  • Great Harbor Shootout set to take over MDI

    Great Harbor Shootout set to take over MDI

    Editor’s note: As of March 12 the Great Harbor Shoot Out has been cancelled. According to event organizers: “In light of the current health crisis and Governor Mills’ request to limit large gatherings and promote “social distancing,” Harbor House Community Center has decided to cancel the Great Harbor Shoot Out basketball tournament.”   BAR HARBOR

  • MDI indoor track team members garner All-PVC Large-School honors

    MDI indoor track team members garner All-PVC Large-School honors

    BAR HARBOR — Members of the Mount Desert Island High School indoor track team were announced last week as selections to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference Large-School team. For the MDI boys, Sam Keblinsky and Ben Freudig earned second-team selections in the 200-meter dash and pole vault, respectively. The throwers’ relay team of Jackson Laws, Ivan

  • MDI offering girls’ basketball skills academy

    MDI offering girls’ basketball skills academy

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School is offering a girls’ basketball skills academy for students from fifth through eighth grade that is set to continue next week. The upcoming sessions will be held Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10. Additional sessions will be held March 15 and 16. All will be held

  • MDI swimmers earn places on All-PVC teams

    MDI swimmers earn places on All-PVC teams

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School swimmers received numerous spots on the All-Penobscot Valley Conference teams released last Thursday. Sam Mitchell (first team, 1-meter dive; second team, 50 -yard freestyle), Brendan Graves (first team, 100-yard breaststroke) and Tyler Willis (second team, 200 free and 100 butterfly) earned individual honors for the MDI boys,

  • Ex-Trojan Sullivan wins events at NESCAC swim championships

    Ex-Trojan Sullivan wins events at NESCAC swim championships

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School graduate Liam Sullivan won two individual races and was a part of one winning relay team at last week’s New England Small College Athletic Conference championships in Williamstown, Mass. Sullivan took first place in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 24.92 seconds and in the 100-yard

  • Landsman, Harkins receive All-PVC wrestling honors

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island’s Baylor Landsman and Ethan Harkins were named Tuesday to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference wrestling team. At 182 pounds, Harkins was chosen as a first-team selection. Landsman was a second-team selection as 170 pounds. The Trojans’ Logan Blanchette received honorable mention at 106 pounds. The selections were made based on

  • MDI JV boys’ basketball team goes 16-6

    MDI JV boys’ basketball team goes 16-6

    BAR HARBOR — Chalk up another successful season for the Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity boys’ basketball team. Behind the enormous success of MDI’s varsity boys’ basketball team in recent years has been the Trojans’ remarkable success at the JV level. The 2019-20 season was no exception for Kyle McKim’s team, which once