• MDI Marathon Kids Run registration now open

    MOUNT DESERT — Registration for MDI Marathon Kids Run is now open. Participants receive a printable running log and achievement certificates to help motivate running practice during the summer. On marathon day, they all get to run their last mile together and feel the excitement of crossing the actual marathon finish line, where they’ll be

  • Canoe race champs

    ELLSWORTH — A canoe race to benefit the Maine Heritage Orchard of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association was held Sunday on the Union River in Ellsworth. Paddlers in both kayaks and open canoes began below the Graham Lake dam and finished at the Ellsworth marina, where a potluck and mussel feast was ready,

  • Mixed bag for softball

    HERMON — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity softball team fell 3-2 to Hermon Tuesday in a hard-fought game. The Lady Trojans out-hit the Hawks 4-3, but a few errors cost them the game. The loss comes after a three-game winning streak, bringing the Lady Trojans to 5-6 on the season. Haley Littlefield pitched

  • Baseball team splits the week

    Baseball team splits the week

    HERMON — Pitcher Dylan Collin of the Mount Desert Island High School baseball team allowed no hits into the fifth inning of a game with Hermon Tuesday, but the Hawks won the game 2-1. Collin allowed only four base hits, and both Hermon runs were unearned. The only run for the Trojans came in the

  • Win for Trojan track and field

    Win for Trojan track and field

    BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Island High School girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both captured first place of five teams in the meet they hosted Saturday. The girls won with 125 points, ahead of Hermon with 104 and George Stevens Academy with 89. The MDI boys were far in front with 192 points to

  • MDI tennis teams defeat Hermon

    MDI tennis teams defeat Hermon

    BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls tennis team logged their fourth team win Friday, beating Hermon at home 5-0. The MDI boys pulled out a 3-2 victory for a 3-2 record so far on the season. Sarah Phelps and Ivy Wallace won 8-0 at first and second singles. In the third

  • Tennis teams sweep Coyotes

    Tennis teams sweep Coyotes

    BAR HARBOR – The Mount Desert Island High School tennis teams swept their Old Town counterparts in a home match Thursday, 5-0 for both girls’ and boys’ teams. The Trojan boys improve to 2-2 on the season. In singles, Luke Horton defeated Nikko Knapp handily 8-1. Kaleb Payson won his match 8-4 and Teddy Geary

  • Runner motivated by race for a cure

    Runner motivated by race for a cure

    CRANBERRY ISLES — A local runner’s inspirational story is catching the attention of people both statewide and nationwide, but it also has caused ripples much closer to home. Mike Westphal from Great Cranberry Island was one of the best runners in Eastern Maine in the 1980s and ‘90s. Just over eight years ago, he was

  • Car-free bike rides

    Car-free bike rides

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — To help celebrate Car Free Acadia Day on May 16, Bike MDI is coordinating a series of informal group rides around the Park Loop that will be closed to motor vehicles. There will be a ride for all levels of cyclists. No Drop Fun family rides and group rides for leisurely

  • New basketball classes

    ROCKPORT — The Maine Principals Association’s proposal to add a fifth class to the state’s high school basketball ranks next season was approved at a meeting on April 30. Membership voted in favor of the proposal 67-29. The change from the traditional four-class system is an effort to address a southward shift in the population