Ellsworth High School releases 2018 fall sports schedule

first_imgELLSWORTH — The start of the new school year is still six weeks away, but athletes at Ellsworth High School now know when and where they’ll be playing when the 2018-19 fall sports season begins.Ellsworth released schedules for football, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country last week. Games and matches are set to begin in late August with regular season games being held through October and the playoffs wrapping up in December.Teams are eligible to begin practice at midnight Aug. 13. Below is a list of Ellsworth’s regular season events.FootballThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth/Sumner football qualified for the playoffs for the first time in 2017, and the Eagles will be trying to make it back again this year.The Eagles open at home Aug. 31 against Dexter before taking on Orono, Washington Academy and Stearns/Schenck, teams they beat by a combined 116 points last season. The back half of the schedule includes the program’s first meeting with Foxcroft and a road contest against Bucksport.Game 1: 7 p.m. Aug. 31, vs. DexterGame 2: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, @ OronoGame 3: 7 p.m. Sept. 14, @ Washington AcademyGame 4: 7 p.m. Sept. 21, vs. Stearns/SchenckGame 5: 7 p.m. Sept. 28, vs. FoxcroftGame 6: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ Mount ViewGame 7: 7 p.m. Oct. 12, vs. Mattanawcook AcademyGame 8: 7 p.m. Oct. 19, @ BucksportBoys’ soccerThe Ellsworth boys’ soccer team made the regional quarterfinals last year before losing to eventual Class B North runner-up Washington Academy. The Eagles will open this season on the road against Presque Isle and will also play two games apiece against local rivals Mount Desert Island and George Stevens Academy.Game 1: 3 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 2: 6 p.m. Sept. 4, vs. BelfastGame 3: 11 a.m. Sept. 8, @ Mount ViewGame 4: 6 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. George Stevens AcademyGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 12, vs. Washington AcademyGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 17, @ Mount Desert IslandGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 19, vs. Old TownGame 8: 11 a.m. Sept. 22, @ HermonGame 9: 6 p.m. Sept. 24, vs. John BapstGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 1, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 3, vs. CaribouGame 12: 1 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 4 p.m. Oct. 10, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 15, vs. MDIGirls’ soccerLast season, Ellsworth snapped a winless streak of 22 games dating back to Sept. 25, 2015, when it beat Belfast in its second game of the year. The Eagles, who graduated just three players from that 2017 squad, open the season Aug. 30 when they host Old Town.Game 1: 6 p.m. Aug. 30, vs. Old TownGame 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 1, @ Presque IsleGame 3: 6 p.m. Sept. 5, vs. BelfastGame 4: 10 a.m. Sept. 8, vs. Mount ViewGame 5: 6 p.m. Sept. 11, vs. GSAGame 6: 6 p.m. Sept. 13, vs. Washington AcademyGame 7: 6 p.m. Sept. 18, @ MDIGame 8: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, vs. John BapstGame 9: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, @ HermonGame 10: 4 p.m. Oct. 2, @ GSAGame 11: 4 p.m. Oct. 4, vs. CaribouGame 12: 4 p.m. Oct. 6, @ FoxcroftGame 13: 11 a.m. Oct 11, @ Washington AcademyGame 14: 6 p.m. Oct. 16, vs. MDIVolleyballEllsworth volleyball earned the No. 7 seed in the Class B playoffs last year in Jamie Calandro’s first season as head coach. The team will open its 2018 season at home against Washington Academy.Match 1: 5:15 p.m. Sept. 6, vs. Washington AcademyMatch 2: TBD, vs. GardinerMatch 3: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, @ BrewerMatch 4: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, @ ConyMatch 5: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17, vs. SumnerMatch 6: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, @ Washington AcademyMatch 7: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, vs. MDIMatch 8: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2, vs. BrewerMatch 9: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, @ SumnerMatch 10: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, vs. GorhamMatch 11: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, @ MDIMatch 12: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, vs. BucksportMatch 13: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, @ GardinerMatch 14: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, @ BucksportCross-countryIt was a strong 2017 season for the Ellsworth cross-country team as the girls’ team took fifth overall at the Class B state championships and the boys took eighth place at regionals. The team opens the season Sept. 1 when it hosts the Ellsworth Invitational.Meet 1: 11 a.m. Sept. 1, Ellsworth InvitationalMeet 2: 1 p.m. Sept. 8, Caribou InvitationalMeet 3: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, GSA InvitationalMeet 4: 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Old Town InvitationalMeet 5: 11 a.m. Sept. 29, Festival of Champions (Belfast hosts)Meet 6: 4 p.m. Oct. 5, Hancock County championships (hosting)Meet 7: noon Oct. 13, Penobscot Valley Conference championships (Presque Isle hosts)Meet 8: 11 a.m. Oct. 20, Class B North championships (Belfast hosts)Meet 9: 11 a.m. Oct. 27, Class B championships (Belfast hosts)GolfThe Ellsworth golf team will be the first to start its 2018 season when it does so at home Aug. 24 against Old Town, GSA and Machias. The golf season will also be the first to conclude with the Eagles playing their final match on the road Sept. 21 against Penobscot Valley, Carlisle and Foxcroft.Match 1: 4 p.m. Aug. 24, vs. Old Town, GSA, MachiasMatch 2: 4 p.m. Aug. 28, @ Hermon (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 3: 4 p.m. Aug. 30, @ Orono (John Bapst, Dexter also competing)Match 4: 4 p.m. Sept. 4, @ Calais (Bucksport, MDI also competing)Match 5: 4 p.m. Sept. 7, vs. Sumner, CalaisMatch 6: 4 p.m. Sept. 10, vs. Carlisle, FoxcroftMatch 7: 4 p.m. Sept. 12, @ Old Town (Bucksport, Sumner also competing)Match 8: 4 p.m. Sept. 14, @ HermonMatch 9: 4 p.m. Sept. 17, @ John Bapst (Dexter, Houlton also competing)Match 10: 4 p.m. Sept. 19, @ Bucksport (MDI, GSA also competing)Match 11: 4 p.m. Sept. 21, @ Penobscot Valley (Carlisle, Foxcroft also competing) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. 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