Sports

  • MDI girls first, boys second in swim relays

    ORONO — In a close matchup, the Mount Desert Island High School girls’ swim team pulled ahead of Bangor Saturday to win the PVC Relay Carnival meet at the University of Maine. The MDI boys came in second of five teams. The girls finished with 188 points to Bangor’s 180. With 170 points, the MDI

  • Olympian Lynn Jennings to visit MDI Y

    Olympian Lynn Jennings to visit MDI Y

    BAR HARBOR — Lynn Jennings, an Olympic and international track and cross-country star, is set to give a presentation and lead a short group run from the Mount Desert Island YMCA on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is the first presented by the MDI Adolescent Council, a program of the

  • Lady Trojans swamp Lakers

    Lady Trojans swamp Lakers

    BAR HARBOR — The basketball firepower that sent the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ team to the Eastern Maine Class B title last season was fully evident this week with victories in preseason exhibition play. MDI hosts a Thanksgiving Tip-Off tournament with Ellsworth every year. In the last of four games Friday, the

  • Medomak Valley sidelines Trojans

    Medomak Valley sidelines Trojans

    BAR HARBOR — Sophomore Riley Swanson paced the Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ basketball team in scoring in both their Thanksgiving Tip-Off tournament exhibition games Saturday. The Trojans took on Medomak Valley in their first game of the day, with Medomak besting MDI 69-50. The first quarter of the game was the closest,

  • Wrestling team posts strong preseason

    Wrestling team posts strong preseason

    BUCKSPORT — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team had a strong showing in the annual Ryan Detour Memorial Round Robin preseason tournament at Bucksport High School Saturday. It was the team’s second of two preseason competitions. The first was Saturday, Nov. 22, at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland. “We’ve had some kids

  • Olympian at YMCA

    Olympian at YMCA

    BAR HARBOR — U.S. Olympic medalist runner Lynn Jennings will speak at the Mount Desert Island YMCA on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Jennings is also nine-time champion at the USA Cross-Country Championships, three-time winner of the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships and record holder of the American Road 10K. In addition to

  • Noted newsman to reduce duties

    Noted newsman to reduce duties

    ELLSWORTH — After more than 30 years covering news, sports and writing editorials, Hugh Bowden of The Ellsworth American will be cutting back from a full-time schedule. Bowden, a familiar sight on the sidelines and end zones of high school playing fields, plans to spend more time with his grown daughters, his grandchildren and his

  • MDI Trojan basketball outlook bright

    MDI Trojan basketball outlook bright

    BAR HARBOR — The season begins with a bang for the Mount Desert Island High School varsity basketball teams this year. The girls will have three preseason games under their belts, and the boys will have one when the home Thanksgiving Tip-Off begins Friday. After two days of tryouts and only three practices last week,

  • Winners crowned at state karate championships

    Winners crowned at state karate championships

    ELLSWORTH — Champions in two divisions were crowned at the 34th annual Maine State Team Karate Championships held here recently by Tracy’s Karate-Ju-Jitsu. The winning black belt team included Lauren Noyes and Shawn Murphy, both of Ellsworth, Malorie Young of Bar Harbor, Ed Hatch of Bucksport and captain Eric Tracy of Yarmouth. The winning team

  • Defense key for MDI JV girls

    Defense key for MDI JV girls

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team learned over the season to leverage their individual skills for team success, Coach Kylie Bragdon said. “At the beginning of the season, it was obvious that we had a lot of raw talent, but we had difficulty playing as a team.”