Sports

  • Yoga for football team showed results on field

    Yoga for football team showed results on field

    BAR HARBOR — Mark Shields wasn’t sure what to expect when he came to football practice at Mount Desert Island High School one Thursday morning in September for the team’s first yoga session with Jackie Carroll. Shields, the head coach of the football team, usually is the one directing his team through drills and workouts

  • AYS raising funds

    AYS raising funds

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia Youth Sports is currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign to pay for new equipment, league entry fees and operating costs for the upcoming youth sports seasons. The organization hopes to raise $15,000 by Dec. 31. The campaign has had more than 20 donors thus call Acadia Youth Sports at

  • Conference honors MDI football players

    Conference honors MDI football players

    BAR HARBOR — The Big 11 All-Conference football teams will be announced Dec. 3 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, and members of the Mount Desert Island Trojans will be among those selected to the team. On offense, Colby Lee will be honored as one of the conference’s two first-team running backs. Lee’s 1,236 yards and

  • MDI runners head to Millinocket race

    MDI runners head to Millinocket race

    MILLINOCKET — Several runners from Mount Desert Island are preparing to run the Millinocket Marathon and Half, set for Saturday, Dec. 9. 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

  • Winter sports begin Dec. 8

    Winter sports begin Dec. 8

    BAR HARBOR — Last winter season was one of the best in recent memory for Mount Desert Island High School. The Trojans won the boys’ indoor track championship in February and the boys’ basketball title in March. MDI will attempt to defend those titles in the 2017-18 winter sports season that’s kicking into gear now.

  • Exercise program for seniors to start

    Exercise program for seniors to start

    BAR HARBOR — Graceful Aging, a new Healthy Acadia program, will offer free weekly exercise classes for older adults starting in January. The classes will be taught by program Coordinator Susan Sassaman. “These members of our community deserve the opportunity of aging in place in their own homes, and exercise provides a key component of

  • Cross-country runners named PVC All-Stars

    Cross-country runners named PVC All-Stars

    BAR HARBOR — The Penobscot Valley Conference All-Stars teams for the 2017 cross-country season were announced last week, and Mount Desert Island runners accounted for a significant portion of both the boys’ and girls’ team. On the boys’ side, senior Nick Reznik, who was MDI’s top performer at last month’s state championship meet at Troy

  • Farnsworth to play in rugby challenge

    Farnsworth to play in rugby challenge

    CASTINE — Chris Farnsworth, a 2017 Mount Desert Island High School graduate, has been selected to play in the Northeast All-Star Rugby Challenge in Malden, Mass. Now a freshman at Maine Maritime Academy, Farnsworth had never played rugby prior to the Mariners’ 2017 club season. He joined Luke Davidson of Oxford and Ben Swan of

  • Cake wins Ellsworth Veterans Day 4-miler

    Cake wins Ellsworth Veterans Day 4-miler

    ELLSWORTH — Judson Cake of Bar Harbor finished first at Sunday’s Veterans Remembrance Road Race on Pond Avenue behind the Down East Family YMCA. Cake, 39, finished the 4-mile race in 21 minutes, 37 seconds. His time was exactly 3 minutes shorter than the second-place finisher, Ellsworth’s Matt Shea. Other top-10 finishers from Mount Desert

  • Trojans fall to Huskies

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School football team’s outstanding 2017 season came to an end Saturday night with a 27-6 loss to Maine Central Institute in the Northern Maine title game. The result marked an abrupt end to the season for the Trojans, which had beaten MCI earlier in the season and