MDI and Ellsworth Athletes Honored
With the Spring Sport's Season starting, the Maine Sunday Telegram released their best of the best from the past Winter Sport's Season. MDI and Ellsworth Athletes honored were:
Girl's Basketball - Kelsey Shaw MDI. "The 5-foot-10 Shaw finished her career with 1,031 points. This season, she averaged 17.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 4.0 steals. She will play at Division II Stonehill."
Boy's Track - Ryan Bender MDI. " A double-winner at the Class B state meet, placing first in the 200 (23.00) and 400 (51.64) while taking second in the 55 (6.71). Finished 13th in the 300 (36.62) at the New England championships."
Girl's Swimming - Lydia Dacorte MDI "Set a Class B meet record of 5:05.68 in winning the 500-yard freestyle for a third straight year. She also successfully defended her title in the 100 butterfly with the second-fastest time in the state (57.55)."
Boy's Swimming - Liam Sullivan MDI "Doubled up at the Class B state meet by winning the 200 individual medley in 1:57.08 and the 100 breast stroke in 58.77. Also swam on the 200 medley and 400 free relays that finished second to record-setting Ellsworth quartets, leading MDI to third overall."
Boy's Swimming - Sam Alvarado Ellsworth "Won the Class B 500 freestyle in 4:53.88, placed second in the 200 free and led off the meet record-tying 400 free relay (3:17.13) to help the Eagles win their first state championship, by a large margin over runner-up Cape Elizabeth. "
Boy's Swimming - Talor Hamilton Ellsworth "A two-time Performer of the Meet in Class B who set meet records in the 50 free (21.19), 100 free (46.42) and 400 free relay (3:17.13) and led off the state record-setting 200 medley relay (1:38.02) to help the Eagles capture their first swimming state title."
Boy's Swimming - Cooper Holmes Ellsworth "Won the Class B 100 backstroke by three seconds in 52.51 and placed second in the 200 individual medley. Also swam on the meet record-setting 400 free relay (3:17.13) and state record-setting 200 medley relay (1:38.02)."
Boy's Swimming Coach of the Year - Jim Goodman Ellsworth "In his 13th season at the helm, the retired Naval commander guided the Eagles from a fourth-place finish a year ago to their first Class B state title, by a 90.5-point margin over defending champion Cape Elizabeth. Other firsts this season including beating Bangor in a dual meet and winning the Penobscot Valley Championship meet. “We’ve always had the talent, but never had the depth until this year,” Goodman said"
Boy's Wrestling - Peyton Cole Ellsworth 138 Pounds - "Cole won his second straight Class B title and finished first in the New England qualifier. Was 39-5 overall, including a 3-2 record at New Englands, with three losses to Zac Caron at 145 pounds."
Boy's Wrestling - Trent Goodman Ellsworth 160 Pounds "The Class B champion edged Skowhegan senior Kam Doucette in overtime of the New England qualifier championship match. Goodman was 40-2 this season."