Sports

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Six chosen to All-Hancock County girls’ team

    HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Six chosen to All-Hancock County girls’ team

    Whether it came to scoring, passing, rebounding or playing stifling defense, Hancock County girls’ basketball players could do it all in 2018-19. Those efforts earned six players spots on the first Ellsworth American All-Hancock County girls’ team, an accomplished unit that brings together the top skill sets from the three local playoff teams. These athletes

  • Red-hot MDI boys’ basketball team beats Ellsworth again

    Red-hot MDI boys’ basketball team beats Ellsworth again

    ELLSWORTH — Last week, looking to correct course for the final stretch of the season, Justin Norwood turned to the words of a coaching legend. Norwood’s Mount Desert Island High School varsity boys’ basketball team entered its final stretch of the season having lost three of five games, an unusual feeling for a team that’s

  • Wrestling regionals

    Wrestling regionals

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School wrestlers Baylor Landsman, Ethan Harkins and Sam Hoff competed at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford on Saturday, and all three made it to the consolation finals. Harkins, who competed at 182 pounds, took third place with a win over Dexter’s

  • Trojans outrun Ponies

    Trojans outrun Ponies

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ basketball notched a Senior Night victory on Tuesday against Foxcroft. MDI (12-5) avenged one of this season’s earlier losses when it defeated Foxcroft 81-61 in Bar Harbor. The Trojans’ 81 points were the team’s most since it beat Presque Isle 90-67 on Jan. 18, 2017.

  • Track team enters home stretch

    Track team enters home stretch

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School indoor track coach Aaron Long says it’s a challenge to make running inside interesting. “For the other coaches and myself, practicing with limited space pushes our creativity,” he said. “It tests our ability to not only provide our athletes with quality workouts but also to keep them

  • Girls defeat Orono, Foxcroft

    Girls defeat Orono, Foxcroft

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ basketball team edged closer to the No. 1 seed in the Class B North playoffs with recent wins over Orono and Foxcroft. The team’s Senior Night win against the latter marked the final home game for a senior class that has been instrumental to

  • 8-man football coming to Maine, but MDI backs out

    8-man football coming to Maine, but MDI backs out

    By Travis Lazarczyk, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — After months of discussion and debate, eight-man football in Maine is at the goal line. The Maine Principals’ Association Football Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend an eight-man football class composed of 10 teams for the 2019 season. Mount Desert Island High School, which was listed

  • Swim teams swamp Raiders

    Swim teams swamp Raiders

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School swim teams defeated the visiting Washington Academy Raiders at the final home meet of the season Friday. It was also Senior Night and swimmers Liam Sullivan, Isaac Weaver, Loren Genrich, Anna Naggert and Yuri Gabetta were honored (Zeke Valleau was not present). The Trojan girls won

  • .High school getting free streaming cameras

    .High school getting free streaming cameras

    BAR HARBOR — Fans of Mount Desert Island High School sports will be able to watch games by way of a live streaming service starting next fall. And some non-athletic community events in the gym might be live-streamed as early as this spring. Student Activities Director Bunky Dow told the high school board Jan. 14

  • Cheer team qualifies for state meet

    Cheer team qualifies for state meet

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School cheer team qualified for the upcoming state championships with a fifth-place finish at the Class B North meet Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center. MDI tied with John Bapst for fourth place in Class B North with 66.2 points. The Trojans finished behind Ellsworth, Hermon, Old