Sports

  • Sports Shorts

    Sports Shorts

    MDI soccer teams set to begin seasons  BAR HARBOR — After a long wait, the Mount Desert Island soccer teams are set to begin their 2020 seasons.  The MDI girls will begin play today, Oct. 1, when they host Bucksport at 4 p.m. The Trojans will then host Hampden Academy at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct.

  • MDI boys, girls open cross-country season with wins

    MDI boys, girls open cross-country season with wins

    SEARSPORT — The Mount Desert Island boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams competed in the first meet of the 2020 season Friday evening as they traveled to Searsport District High School. The Trojans began their Northern Maine title defenses in winning fashion with 15-50 and 15-48 wins over the host team in the boys’ and girls’

  • Long to attempt “swim run” throughout Mount Desert Island

    Long to attempt “swim run” throughout Mount Desert Island

    MOUNT DESERT — A local varsity coach and biathlete is set to attempt an arduous athletic endeavor for a good cause.  Aaron Long, head outdoor track coach and assistant cross-country coach at Mount Desert Island High School, will be attempting what he is calling the “Acadia Ponds and Trails Swim Run” this weekend. The roughly 19–mile journey will take Long across Mount Desert Island to

  • MDNA golf tournament results 

    MDNA golf tournament results 

    MOUNT DESERT—Sponsored by The First National Bank and First Wealth Management, the Mount Desert Nursing Association (MDNA) held its 4th Annual Stethoscope Open Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Northeast Harbor Golf Club. Thirty teams competed in a four–person scramble format. This year, due to COVID-19, the normal “shotgun” start was replaced by the use of tee times that started at 8 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m.   

  • Round the Rock update

    Round the Rock update

    BAR HARBOR— With a dozen more miles to go in order to finish her goal of 44 miles around Mount Desert Island, Purajot Kaur is determined to finish by the end of this month.  As of Sept. 23, Kaur had completed 32 miles of the swim she began on Aug. 28 from Hadley Point in Bar Harbor. On that day,

  • Coaches and athletes embrace return to action 

    Coaches and athletes embrace return to action 

    BAR HARBOR — Tyler Frank still has the same feeling he gets every time September arrives.  True, the sports scene looks a bit different at Mount Desert Island High School, where Frank is beginning his seventh year as head coach of the boys’ soccer team. Between masked players and coaches, sanitization stations throughout athletic facilities and

  • A ride to remember

    A ride to remember

    MOUNT DESERT—Jackson Lab scientist Ron Korstanje will be riding his bicycle around the island on Sunday, Sept. 20. A year ago, Korstanje’s father Kees Korstanje passed away quite unexpectedly at 73 years old. The elder Korstanje lived in The Netherlands, where his son grew up, and was a well-known figure in Zeeland (one of the

  • MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring 

    MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring 

    BAR HARBOR — At long last, the verdict is in.  High school sports will be offered in Maine this fall after the Maine Principals’ Association received approval from state agencies on a framework for a 2020 season, though not all activities have been cleared to return. Golf, cross-country, field hockey and soccer will be offered with

  • Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    Ossanna runs Bigfoot 200 on local trails 

    BAR HARBOR— Melissa Ossanna calls herself a ‘crazy runner type.’  The type who forwent an office chair in her workstation to not only stand up but to also be in constant motion, if she chooses.  “I have a walking treadmill at my computer that just keeps me in shape for whatever, whenever,” said Ossanna in a conversation with the

  • MDI to make decision Sept. 10 as fall sports season stalls 

    MDI to make decision Sept. 10 as fall sports season stalls 

    BAR HARBOR — One week into September, the wait for a final decision on the 2020 fall sports season continues.  The Maine Principals’ Association elected last Wednesday to delay the start of the fall season by one additional week. The decision came a day after the high school sports governing body received a letter from state