Wrestling

  • MDI to revive wrestling program this season

    MDI to revive wrestling program this season

    BAR HARBOR — The high school sports scene at Mount Desert Island High School just got even bigger. MDI principal Matt Haney confirmed the return of its wrestling program Tuesday at the high school board meeting. The team will compete in Class B for the 2018-19 season, which will be its first since 2014-15. “We’re

  • Wrestlers pin hopes on wins

    Wrestlers pin hopes on wins

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team won two of three contests in a home meet last Wednesday, defeating Bucksport and Mattanawcook Academy before falling to Ellsworth. Against Mattanawcook, Abrahm Malloy and Marcus Parsons won by forfeit. Elijah Malloy won his match with a pin in the second period. Taner Bickford

  • Big wins for MDI at small wrestling meet

    Big wins for MDI at small wrestling meet

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School wrestlers logged a few important victories in a small home meet Saturday. Junior Taner Bickford, a new wrestler this year, logged his first win, and senior Wilder Young won all three of his matches. The Trojans hosted Woodland, Penobscot Valley High School, Brewer, Hampden, Piscataquis Community High

  • Malloy tops in holiday meet

    Malloy tops in holiday meet

    HOWLAND — Freshman Abrahm Malloy of the Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team won his weight class Saturday at the Penobscot Valley High School (PVHS) Holiday Classic tournament. PVHS is MDI Coach Chip Dugans’ alma mater. He wrestled there for former coach Gerald Hutchinson, who now organizes this tournament. Malloy and sophomore Marcus Parsons

  • Young tops at wrestling meet

    DEXTER — Mount Desert Island High School senior Wilder Young was the champion in the 152 weight class in a tournament-style wrestling meet Saturday at Dexter High School. Tournament style means that wrestlers were put into weight-class brackets regardless of which school they came from. “That may be the most competitive weight class, too,” MDI

  • Wrestling team battles in Belfast

    BELFAST — Senior Wilder Young and freshman Abrahm Malloy led the Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team in their first regular season meet. Each went 2-2 on the day. MDI lost each of their matchups, largely because they’re a small team and they forfeit every match where they don’t have a wrestler in a

  • Wrestling team posts strong preseason

    Wrestling team posts strong preseason

    BUCKSPORT — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team had a strong showing in the annual Ryan Detour Memorial Round Robin preseason tournament at Bucksport High School Saturday. It was the team’s second of two preseason competitions. The first was Saturday, Nov. 22, at Penobscot Valley High School in Howland. “We’ve had some kids

  • MDI wrestlers prep for regionals

    MDI wrestlers prep for regionals

    BUCKSPORT — The Mount Desert Island High School wrestling team competed at the Penobscot Valley Conference (PVC) wrestling tournament on Jan. 26. Jon Sargent won two out of four matches in the 120-pound weight class. One of those matches was against wrestler Sophia Carson from Penobscot Valley High School. His other win was against Raymond

  • MDI Wrestlers Hit the Mats

    BAR HARBOR — Wrestlers at the Mount Desert Island High School are grappling with an annual paradox. “Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving is a cruel joke,” said head coach Chip Dugans. After enjoying holiday meals, wrestlers must break into the 14 high school weight classes, ranging from 106 pounds to 285 pounds. The 103-pound class