Sports

  • Summer league play boosts MDI hoops

    ELLSWORTH — Current and future members of the Mount Desert Island High School basketball teams spend two weeks in the summer getting in some practice competing four months ahead of the high school season. “We have had 26 guys playing, so the turnout has been awesome,” coach Justin Norwood said. “The kids have worked extremely

  • Runners are all smiles for round-MDI relay

    Runners are all smiles for round-MDI relay

    BAR HARBOR — The “Crow Athletics” team, named for the running club organizing the event, won the July Fourth around Mount Desert Island Relay Friday. “Crow Athletics” finished the race in 7:23.22 just ahead of “Burnt Leftovers” in second with a time of 7:48.15. Participation was up for this year’s race. Ten teams completed the

  • Ellsworth boys advance to 9-10 baseball semifinal

    Ellsworth boys advance to 9-10 baseball semifinal

    ELLSWORTH — In a Little League All-Star baseball semifinal game for ages 9-10, Ellsworth beat the Acadians 21-3 in four innings. Ellsworth has advanced its tournament record to 3-0 and will compete in the finals. David Bough pitched the first three innings for Ellsworth, giving up only three runs. Nathan Smith closed out the game

  • MDI cyclists find adventure in XC trek

    MDI cyclists find adventure in XC trek

    ISLA VISTA, CA — In mid-May, Mount Desert Island residents Peter Grubb and Noah Puglisi arrived at the beach here, the last stop on a four-month, 2,500-mile bicycle tour that had started in North Carolina. “That was by far our longest day,” Puglisi said. They covered about 97 miles riding through the night. They were

  • Erickson bests 40-year MDI record at NE meet

    BRIDGEWATER, MA — In 1974, Mount Desert Island High School senior Joan Westphal set a record in the half-mile run in outdoor track that stood for 40 years – until this Saturday. Isabel Erickson of the class of ’14 bested Westphal’s record at the New England meet at Bridgewater State University. MDI Coach Ian Braun

  • Ellsworth and MDI girls win tennis quarterfinals

    Ellsworth and MDI girls win tennis quarterfinals

    ELLSWORTH — With wins in Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class B tennis quarterfinals, the Ellsworth Eagle and Mount Desert Island Trojan girls will advance to face each other in semifinal action on Saturday. But the season came to an end for the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner girls, who fell to the Schenck Wolverines of East Millinocket in

  • MDI athletes garner conference honors

    BAR HARBOR — Three Mount Desert Island High School student athletes earned top honors in the Penobscot Valley Conference in their sports this season. Many more were named to all-conference teams. Senior Steven Hanscom was named baseball pitcher of the year. Senior Madeline Cook and junior Luke Horton, MDI’s number one singles tennis players, were

  • Candage to represent MDI at Lobster Bowl

    BIDDEFORD — Mount Desert Island High School senior Teagan Candage has been selected to represent MDI High School in the 25th Annual Shrine Lobster Bowl. Each Maine high school with a football team sends one representative to this All Star East vs. West Football Game. In his senior football season, Candage rushed over 1,000 yards

  • Ellsworth and MDI girls win tennis quarterfinals

    Ellsworth and MDI girls win tennis quarterfinals

    ELLSWORTH — With wins in Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class B tennis quarterfinals, the Ellsworth Eagle and Mount Desert Island Trojan girls will advance to face each other in semifinal action on Saturday. But the season came to an end for the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner girls, who fell to the Schenck Wolverines of East Millinocket in