Sports Shorts: AOTW, MDI Golf, weekend matches

Brandon Marsh

Athlete of the Week: Brandon Marsh 

The Mount Desert High School boys’ soccer team won its first-ever game under head coach Max Mason Sept. 3 thanks in large part to the two goals netted by senior Brandon Marsh. The Trojans triumphed over the Old Town Coyotes 4-2 on the road. 



MDI golf 

BAR HARBOR — The Trojans continue to dominate out on the golf course, heading into the weekend with a 9-1 record after finishing first in their previous two matches.  

On Sept. 1, Mount Desert Island (189) beat both Ellsworth (214) and Hermon (222). Junior Caden Braun was the medalist with a score of 42 while fellow junior Kasch Warner shot a 44. Then, in a home match at Kebo Golf Club on Sept. 6, MDI shot a 184 as a team, beating both Hampden (189) and Houlton (207). 

Braun and Warner again led the way, shooting a 40 and a 46 respectively, but Joey Wellman-Clouse made a play for the top spot, shooting a 47 for the round.  

Coach Bryan Maurais says the 9-1 record is only possible because of efforts from players like Wellman-Clouse. “Caden and Kasch have been consistent, but our third and fourth scorers have been different every match, which is a testament to our kids’ belief in themselves and our chemistry as a team,” Maurais said. “We need everyone, and everyone tends to step up when needed.” 


Weekend matches 

BAR HARBOR — Several teams are in action this weekend with all games taking place on Saturday. 

The Mount Desert Island High School junior varsity volleyball team kicks things off at noon with a game against Cape Elizabeth at home. The varsity match against Cape Elizabeth will follow at 1:30 p.m.  

The MDI girls’ soccer team will look to rebound on the road against Presque Isle, with both the JV and varsity matches kicking off at 1 p.m. The boys’ soccer team will play Presque Isle as well, with their matches starting at 3.  


Color Fun 5K 

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Horizons Color Fun 5K will take place this Saturday at 9 a.m.  

The family-friendly event starts at Downeast Horizons at 77 Union St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. All participants receive a race T-shirt, protective glasses, color powder and temporary tattoos. Everyone is invited to enjoy a pre-race party in the Downeast Horizons parking lot.  

Free refreshments and ice cream will be served before and after the race, while participants enjoy a DJ and a photo booth. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners, along with age category winners.  

Registration is available online at or by calling (855) 894-3599. Pre-race day entrance fees are $25 per person, $30 day of race. 


AYS Cheer 

ELLSWORTH — Acadian Youth Sports Cheering is starting soon.  

An informational meeting and registration sign up will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Ellsworth Tennis Center at 9:30 a.m. The program is open to all athletes in grades K-8 in surrounding communities.  

This year’s registration fee will be $50, with a monthly dues payment.  

Email coach Jenny Saunders with questions at [email protected].


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