Sports

  • Torches burning bright

    BAR HARBOR — Local law enforcement officers have the first leg of the 2015 Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run, set to begin at the Town Pier at approximately 7 a.m. June 5. “Our leg runs to the Key Bank in Ellsworth,” Officer Judson Cake said. The torch will go all the way to Orono over

  • MDI boys tennis advances to quarterfinals

    MDI boys tennis advances to quarterfinals

    BAR HARBOR – With a 4-1 preliminary victory Wednesday at home over Old Town, the Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ tennis team advances to tournament quarterfinals. The team is headed to Caribou Thursday for the 3 p.m. quarterfinal matchup. Preliminary match results: MDI(7-6) 4, Old Town(3-10) 1 Singles: Luke Horton (MDI) def. Nikko

  • Trojan baseball falls to Eagles

    Trojan baseball falls to Eagles

    BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Island High School varsity baseball team fell to Ellsworth 6-2 Wednesday in their last regular season game. Dylan Collin pitched three innings for MDI. Thomas Paola took over in the fourth and struck out 5, including a key strikeout in the top of the seventh with two outs and

  • MDI softball falls to Ellsworth

    MDI softball falls to Ellsworth

    BAR HARBOR – Ellsworth’s Mariah Brown pitched a complete game 10-6 softball victory to close the regular season at Mount Desert Island High School Wednesday. MDI had 6 runs on 9 hits in the game to Ellsworth’s 10 runs on 11 hits. The Eagles had a 3-2 lead after three innings, extended it to 7-2

  • Magnani, Henggeler, Relay team champs

    Magnani, Henggeler, Relay team champs

    OLD TOWN — Mount Desert Island High School runners Ralph Magnani, Waylon Henggeler and the boys’ 4×400-meter relay team became 2015 PVC champions Saturday at the large school championship meet. Magnani won the 400-meter dash with 50.50 seconds, within sight of the 20-year PVC record of 50.38. Henggeler won the 3200-meter run with her time

  • Girls’ tennis tops league

    OLD TOWN — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ tennis team finished the regular season top seed in the league. They moved to a record of 11-1 after a 5-0 win against the Old Town Coyotes last Wednesday. They receive a bye in the tournament and begin with quarterfinals Thursday. The Trojan boys

  • Marathon volunteers needed

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island YMCA presents the 3rd Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 7, beginning at 7 a.m. The half marathon is full, but spots are available in the 10K. Volunteers are needed for packet assembly, packet pickup, bike lead and sweep, course monitors and cleanup. Contact Becky

  • Harding golf tournament rescheduled for June 9

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Banking and Trust/David Harding Golf Tournament scheduled for June 2 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9. If you were planning to play in the tournament and have a conflict with the new date, or if you would like to register, contact Cathy Planchart at 667-0660, ext. 4655.

  • Runner with Parkinson’s races for a cure

    Runner with Parkinson’s races for a cure

    GREAT CRANBERRY ISLAND — A few years ago, Michael Westphal fielded an unexpected question while grocery shopping. “Why are you dancing?” asked a 4-year-old girl in the Hannaford aisle. She was referring to Westphal’s excessive movement, or dyskinesia — a side effect of the medication he takes for his Parkinson’s disease. “Oh,” Westphal began, “I

  • Trojan baseball defeats GSA on weather rule

    Trojan baseball defeats GSA on weather rule

    BAR HARBOR – It was a dark and stormy afternoon, and the Mount Desert Island High School/George Stevens Academy baseball game was called off for thunder and lightning with the game tied 9-9 in the bottom of the seventh and a runner on second with two outs. Officials called a half-hour delay to wait out