Snow cramps preseason contest plans


BAR HARBOR — Inclement weather over the past week has led to the cancelations or postponements of all preseason spring sporting events at Mount Desert Island High School.

The high school had an early release day last Wednesday, April 4, and a snow day Monday.

The varsity baseball team was set to host Oceanside April 11, and the softball team was scheduled to travel to Narraguagus for preseason games. Both have been cancelled.

Baseball and softball home preseason games against Woodland have been moved from April 12, to Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m.

Preseason games against George Stevens Academy are still on for Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Currently, regular season events are still on as scheduled next weekend.

The girls’ tennis team was scheduled to play a preseason match against Oceanside on Wednesday with the boys’ scheduled to host Mount Blue at 4 p.m. April 11.

Spring sports teams will be practicing during next week’s vacation, with the track team meeting mornings at 9 a.m. and the softball team meeting at 3:15 p.m. each day.

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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