Eagle squad wins at WA

by Phil Stuart

The Ellsworth High School boys and George Stevens Academy (GSA) girls were winners at the Washington Academy (WA) cross country invitational in East Machias on Sept. 15.

The boys’ meet saw Ellsworth win easily with a low score of 37 followed by George Stevens Academy 70, Calais 78, Washington Academy 110, Searsport 124, Bucksport 146 and Sumner 148.

Brendon Penfold of Deer Isle-Stonington took individual honors with a time of 17:12 over the 5K course.

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Golike posts back to back wins

by Phil Stuart

Jim Golike teamed up with three different teammates in consecutive weeks to take first place honors at the Barren View Golf Club’s Senior Scramble.

On Sept. 6, Jim recorded his first win by teaming up with Frankie Gatcomb, Gordie Faulkingham and Craig Pulkkinen.

The quartet recorded a -6 to post a one point win over Gary Willey, Paul Look, Fred Morgan and Pete Thompson.

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Lady Clippers in action

by Phil Stuart

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) Lady Clippers soccer and volleyball squads have seen a lot of action lately.  The UMM soccer team has been in a lot of close contests and are currently 1-4-1 while the volleyball squad is 2-5.

The Clipper soccer team posted their only victory to date in their second game of the season when they hosted Paul Smith’s college of New York.

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MDI/Riots win at Central

by Phil Stuart

The Central High School of East Corinth Red Devils hosted an invitational cross country meet on Sept. 15 which saw the Mount Desert Island boys and Orono girls take top honors.

The MDI boys edged Orono 28 to 30 for the team victory. They were followed by Old Town 97, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln 101, Lee Academy 141, Central 178 and Machias 179.

Thorin Smith of MDI took individual honors with a time of 16:52 on the 3.1 mile course, Jonathan Steelman of Orono was second at 17:03 followed closely by Nicola’s Reznick of MDI at 17:07.

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Lady Bullgof Volleyball captured in Action Shots

Back over the net by Rebecca Burgess for Machias.

Jasmine Bell controls the service at Woodland High School.

Destiny Look works hard to keep the service in play.

 

 

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Merchant wins Wilbur’s run

by Phil Stuart

Jonesport-Beals High School junior and defending Downeast Athletic Conference cross-country champ, Evan Merchant, ran a very fast time of 17:44 at the Wilburs 5K Sept. 2, to take first place honors.

Merchant was the only runner from Washington County to run in the Blue Hill event and finished 44 seconds ahead of Ellsworth’s Robbie Shea. Sid Broadworth of Blue Hill was 3rd in 19:51, while Mike Moon of Brooklin and Buster Brown of Ellsworth rounded out the top five with times of 20:47 and 20:50.

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Mauricette/Mulcahy Suddy Champs

by Phil Stuart

The Sunrise County’s fastest male and female was crowned champions at the 12th Annual Suddy 5K in Eastport on Sept. 19.

The Suddy 5K was established in Boston in honor of 1991 Shead High School graduate Joy Suddy who was killed in an auto accident while working in Boston.

The race was started in Boston after Suddy’s death and after five years in the Bay State, it was moved to Suddy’s home town of Eastport in 2011.

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Second week sports section

by Phil Stuart

The Washington Academy Raider soccer team upped its winning streak to 38 games as it opened its season with a 7-0 win over Mount Desert Island and a 10-0 win over Belfast’s Lions.

After posting a losing record for the first 30-plus seasons in boys’ soccer, things turned around in 2002 and since that time, with international students on the roster, no team in the county can come close to matching their record for the past 15 years. The Raiders are able to reload year after year and haven’t missed a beat since moving up to Class B.

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Riots dominate at Bucksport

by Phil Stuart

The Orono Red Riot varsity boys, varsity girls and junior varsity girls dominated the Bucksport Invitational cross country race Sept. 9 in Bucksport.

The Red Riot girls posted a score of 22 to 51 for George Stevens Academy of Blue Hill.

Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln was 3rd at 77 followed by Narraguagus with 91.

Eliza Broughton of George Stevens Academy took first place honors with a time of 19:51 over the 3.0 mile course.

Orono took the next four spots, giving them four runners in the top five.

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First week in school sports

by Phil Stuart

The high school sports season got under way before the regular school year even began and several teams got into action early.

The Washington Academy Raider football team snapped a long losing streak and opened their 2017 season against the Orono Red Riots in Orono. Jared Talbot ran for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns carrying the ball 21 times in a 32 - 0 victory over the Riots in Orono.

Finn Furth added 42 yards rushing for the 1-0 Raiders. Joe Paul led the Riots with 35 yards rushing.

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