Soccer

  • With game cancellation, MDI boys soccer finish unbeaten

    With game cancellation, MDI boys soccer finish unbeaten

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team has finished the 2020 season undefeated following the cancellation of its final game.  MDI’s game against Ellsworth, which had been scheduled for Monday, was called off as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the area. This ended the Trojans’ season at 7-0

  • MDI boys breeze past Hampden to improve to 6-0

    MDI boys breeze past Hampden to improve to 6-0

    BAR HARBOR — Don’t tell the Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team that there’s no playoffs this season.  Since the abbreviated 2020 campaign began, MDI has treated each game of this unusual season as if it’s a postseason contest. Each week, essentially, is treated as an elimination game even as the Trojans take part in a season that technically has none. 

  • Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team nets first win

    Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team nets first win

    BAR HARBOR — After three games without a goal, the Mount Desert Island girls’ soccer team entered a new week desperate to find a breakthrough.  Coming into Monday’s game against George Stevens Academy, it had been nearly three weeks since junior Lelia Weir scored the team’s only goal of 2020 in MDI’s season opener against Bucksport. Looking to find

  • MDI boys’ soccer team unbeaten; girls fall to 0-3

    MDI boys’ soccer team unbeaten; girls fall to 0-3

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer team stayed unbeaten on the season with a win Saturday against Bucksport as the girls’ team remained winless.  In Bar Harbor, Bucksport and MDI played a scoreless first half with the Golden Bucks (0-4) playing on the back foot but stymying the Trojans’ pushed toward goal. Then,

  • MDI boys start 2-0; girls fall to Bucksport, Hampden

    MDI boys start 2-0; girls fall to Bucksport, Hampden

    BAR HARBOR — The 2020 high school soccer season is under way, and the Mount Desert Island boys’ team is off to a hot start with victories in its first two games.  MDI began the season Monday with a 3-1 road victory over Hampden Academy. The Trojans then made it two victories in two days with a 1-0

  • 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

  • Professional soccer player visits Acadia Fire 

    Professional soccer player visits Acadia Fire 

    LAMOINE—This past Thursday, Acadia Fire Soccer Academy (AFSA) had the opportunity to welcome women’s pro soccer player, Hannah Keane, to training sessions in Lamoine. Keane’s parents reside in Deer Isle, and once the word got out that there was a pro soccer player in the area, she was invited to come meet AFFC players.   Keane plays

  • Newly created fields have Acadia Fire back in business

    Newly created fields have Acadia Fire back in business

    LAMOINE — Thanks to some outside-the-box thinking, Acadia Fire Soccer Academy is back in business.  After losing its spring season to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Acadia Fire has returned to action via a nontraditional summer session that began June 3. Unable to play at its indoor facility, the club has found a viable alternative just five miles away from home.  Acadia Fire is

  • Making do with no new games to watch: Re-broadcast games, movies and more

    Making do with no new games to watch: Re-broadcast games, movies and more

    MOUNT DESERT — Tim Garrity has found two ways to enjoy watching sports this spring, when professional, college and school leagues are all mostly on hiatus.  The first is re-watching memorable contests of the past with a new generation who hasn’t seen them yet. The second is to start watching a whole new sport, so the games are new to you.  For Garrity, one big game

  • Soccer training sessions offered

    Soccer training sessions offered

    TRENTON — Acadia Fire Soccer Academy, a non-profit organization serving the downeast community with competitive soccer skill development and travel team opportunities will begin its second 8-week winter training session on Monday, Feb. 24. Included in this upcoming session are Skills Academies for ages 5-18, a Goalkeeping School, the fitness combined with soccer skills program