Seniors propel Ellsworth volleyball against Bucksport

first_img Latest Posts Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Right when it seemed the Ellsworth volleyball team had lost its groove, it ended the game in the most emphatic way possible.Ellsworth led visiting Bucksport 24-22 in the third set, but momentum wasn’t on the Eagles’ side. The Golden Bucks had won seven consecutive points, and it appeared as if a set that seemed destined to be heading Ellsworth’s way would not do so.Yet on Senior Night, two of Ellsworth’s star seniors weren’t about to let that happen. After both teams engaged in a short volley that lasted no more than 15 seconds, Bucksport returned a shot that cleared the Eagles’ side of the net by a matter of feet. It was right where Avery Jester was standing.As soon as she saw where Bucksport’s return was headed, fellow senior Sammy Mason approached the net. Jester set the ball perfectly for her, and Mason smashed it into the hardwood on the other side of the net.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe play sealed a 25-22, 25-18, 25-22 win for Ellsworth in what was the final regular-season match for both teams. It also sent the Eagles, which have been toward the top of the Class B standings all season, to the playoffs on a high note.“This was a great effort from our seniors to lead us to the win tonight,” Ellsworth coach Whitney Ranger said. “Bucksport is really scrappy, and they caught us off guard a few times.”Bucksport’s “scrappy” nature showed during the first set. Whenever Ellsworth looked to be pulling away, the Golden Bucks came back to pull the game within a point or tie it. It wasn’t until the Eagles scored the final two points after taking a 23-22 lead that they closed it out.After Ellsworth cruised to an easier win to begin the second set, the two teams exchanged runs until the Eagles took a clear lead in the third. It was after Bucksport’s rally that Jester and Mason combined for the winning play.“Avery and Sammy are a huge part of our wins this year,” Ranger said. “They’re both naturally talented and super aggressive, and they go after everything.”Their one big play aside, Jester and Mason also played big roles in helping Ellsworth (9-5) close out the first set and dominate the second. Jester had a crucial solo block at the end of the first set, and Mason had 10 kills. Lexi Grant added 11 assists, and Mariah Young had 10 service receptions.Bucksport head coach Ron Gross said his team made a few too many mistakes, most of which came during Ellsworth’s win in the second set.“It’s some little things that cost us, but we’ll get them fixed, and we’ll get there,” Gross said. “I was really impressed with Ellsworth’s serves. They have a lot of great hitters.”The regular season is now complete for both teams. Both will participate in the Class B playoffs on Saturday, and it’s likely that Ellsworth’s game will be against the Washington Academy Raiders or Woodland Dragons.“Both are very good teams that have given us tough games this season,” Ranger said. “It’s not going to be easy to beat either of them, but we’ve got a good team that’s really confident.”last_img read more

Premier all set for Munster Camogie championship

first_imgTipp senior Camogie panel have loads to build on for their Munster championship campaign.That’s according to Tipp star Sarah Fryday who told Tipp FM that they are building a formidable squad in preparation for the Munster championship opener against Limerick at the start of May.Tipp were missing a number of players for the latter stages of the league as younger members of the team played with University of Limerick and other colleges in the Ashbourne Cup. Photo © Tipp FM Clonoulty Rossmore’s Sarah Fryday said they are looking to leave their mark on this years Munster campaign.last_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Monday, June 30, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, June 30, 2014•1:45 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.•On June 26, at 7:30 p.m. Officers investigated an animal bite by an unknown owner in the 800 block N. B, Wellington.•1:18 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity of a known subject in the 200 block S. C, Wellington.•2:40 p.m. Terry L. Lamirand, 50, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign and violation of restrictions.•9:03 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of electronics in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.•10:40 p.m. Juvenile, male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 46 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone.last_img read more

Thief flees jewelry store with stolen gold chain

first_imgTAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) – – A crafty crook got away with a gold chain after he fled a jewelry store in Tamarac.Surveillance video showed the man as he walked into Nina’s Jewelry & Watch Supercenter on 71st Street and North University Drive, just before 1:45 p.m., on Oct. 14.He asked to look at several gold chains before he tried on a 24-inch, 10-karat gold chain with an anchor.After he admired the look in a mirror, he then turned and ran out of the store. The crook also knocked someone down on his way out.If you have any information on this theft, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more