MDI wrestlers make strides

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team competed in its first countable match in almost four years Saturday when it competed in a dual meet with Belfast, Ellsworth, Medomak Valley and Oceanside at Belfast Area High School.

Cole Allen earned a win on the day for MDI with a pin of Belfast’s Francesco Martin in the 160-pound class. Sam Hoff also earned a match win against Belfast with a victory against Gage Newcomb in the 285-pound division.

Also competing for MDI were Julia Moses, who did so at the 132-pound level, and Ethan Harkins, who competed at 182.

MDI was scheduled to compete at Mattanawcook Academy on Wednesday. The team has two upcoming meets with contests at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Bucksport High School.

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at

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