Athlete of the Week: Puranjot Kaur
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — A year after attempting an unprecedented swim around Mount Desert Island, Puranjot Kaur is back to give it another go. Kaur began a second attempt to circumnavigate the island Tuesday evening from Bar Harbor’s Hadley Point beach. The Bar Harbor native previously attempted the 44-mile swim last year and completed an impressive 16 miles in 10 hours before the remaining legs were called off for safety reasons.
Volunteers needed for Marty Lyons Classic
BAR HARBOR — Volunteers are needed for the annual year-end Marty Lyons Classic Little League tournament this weekend.
Acadian Youth Sports is in need of field crew, umpires, scorers, pitch counters and announcers for the tournament, which will be held tomorrow, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, at Bar Harbor Athletic Fields. Snack shack helpers are also needed for shifts on all three days.
Mount Desert Island High School students can earn community service hours for assisting with the tournament. Volunteers also receive free T-shirts.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony McKim at [email protected]
Logue named MMA cross-country coach
CASTINE — A Mount Desert Island man has been named head coach of the Maine Maritime Academy cross-country team.
O.J. Logue was announced Tuesday as the Hancock County university’s choice to lead the program. The Southwest Harbor native takes over the program a month before the team’s 2021 season is set to begin.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome O.J. into our campus community,” said MMA Athletic Director Steve Peed. “He is an amazing individual, and our athletes will certainly benefit from the opportunity to learn and grow under his mentorship. His endless spring of enthusiasm, positivity and joy will lend itself to a great experience for our athletes, and I am absolutely certain that there is no more appropriate person for Maine Maritime cross-country at this particular juncture.”
Logue replaces Ryan King, who was guiding the program through a transitionary period after stepping down as MMA head coach last spring. King, a longtime friend of the MDI running community, passed away suddenly last month.
Logue is currently serving as the interim director of the Bar Harbor Food Pantry. He is a member of the Maine Running Hall of Fame.