Football

  • MDI Football downs Hampden

    MDI Football downs Hampden

    HAMPDEN — Mark Arnold had one goal when the Mount Desert Island football team began practice last week: Get tougher. The first-year MDI head coach was pleased with how his team had played against Oceanside, but he also felt the team needed to be more aggressive in the games to come. Starting with last Monday,

  • Trojans fall to Oceanside Mariners

    BAR HARBOR — Handling a home loss in the first game of the season is never easy, but the Mount Desert Island football team sees the bigger picture. For a team comprised largely of sophomores and juniors, Friday’s opener against visiting Oceanside was one in which a young squad grew up fast. The Trojans stuck

  • MDI football edges Ellsworth

    MDI football edges Ellsworth

    BAR HARBOR — Hancock County’s first football game under the Friday night lights this year gave two rival schools one last chance to leave good preseason impressions. Whereas the visiting Ellsworth/Sumner Eagles returned the vast majority of the roster that led them to a historic playoff appearance last year, the Mount Desert Island Trojans brought

  • MDI, EHS set aside rivalry for joint practices

    MDI, EHS set aside rivalry for joint practices

    BAR HARBOR — With the high school football season nearly two weeks away, practices in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are about to double in size. Rivals in most sports, the Mount Desert Island High School Trojans and Ellsworth High School Eagles practice on their own fields, courts and mats when the two aren’t playing one

  • Football fun-damentals

    Football fun-damentals

    BAR HARBOR — Children entering third through eighth grades interesting in playing in the Acadian Football League this season are invited to attend the organization’s Fun-Damental Jamboree. The event will give students a chance to learn from MDI High School varsity players as well as meet league and varsity coaches with their parents. It is

  • MDI duo headed to Lobster Bowl

    MDI duo headed to Lobster Bowl

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School’s Colby Lee and Croix Albee will play in this year’s Shrine Lobster Bowl. The two running backs, who helped the Trojans get to the Northern Maine championship game this year, will represent the East team July 21 at Thornton Academy in Saco. MDI finished with a record

  • Shields steps down from Trojan football

    Shields steps down from Trojan football

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School football team Head Coach Mark Shields resigned in a team meeting Tuesday morning, the school announced in a press release. The announcement marked the end of his 15-year tenure in the role. “It’s tough, but I felt it was the best time to move on,” Shields told

  • Lee semifinalist for Fitzpatrick Trophy

    Lee semifinalist for Fitzpatrick Trophy

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School football’s Colby Lee was named one of 12 James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy semifinalists last week. The trophy is presented annually to the state’s best senior player. Finalists for the award will be named later this month, and the winner will be announced in January. Lee, who played

  • Shields, Lee honored by league

    Shields, Lee honored by league

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School’s football program took home two of the biggest awards Sunday at the Big 11 postseason banquet at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Mark Shields was named Head Coach of the Year, and senior running back Colby Lee took home Player of the Year honors after a year of

  • Yoga for football team showed results on field

    Yoga for football team showed results on field

    BAR HARBOR — Mark Shields wasn’t sure what to expect when he came to football practice at Mount Desert Island High School one Thursday morning in September for the team’s first yoga session with Jackie Carroll. Shields, the head coach of the football team, usually is the one directing his team through drills and workouts