Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Bio ELLSWORTH — Mount Desert native Andy Pooler is the new girls’ varsity basketball coach and Courtney Wright and Nikki Chan will team up to coach cheering for the upcoming season at Ellsworth High School.Pooler is a graduate of Mount Desert Island High School and St. Joseph’s College in Standish, where he majored in sports management and minored in business and coaching.He has coached freshman boys’ basketball for two seasons and has been an assistant baseball coach for three seasons at MDI High School.Pooler has hit the ground running in his new post.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth girls already have begun competition in the Bucksport Summer League, which also includes teams from Sumner, Searsport and Deer Isle-Stonington and will run through the end of July.Pooler said 13 girls, including five freshmen, turned out for Monday’s first game. Others interested in playing can contact him at 460-7587, he said.“We’ll play things by ear through the summer,” he said. “The biggest thing right now is getting to know the kids and building a rapport with them. We’ll see what we have and take it from there.”May Dow will continue to work with Pooler as Ellsworth’s junior varsity coach.The new cheering coaches both are former varsity cheerleaders at EHS.Wright cheered for the Eagles for three years before transferring to Brewer High School for her senior year.She earned her degree as a registered nurse at the University of Maine in Orono, graduating in May, and now works in cardiac care at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Chan is a 2001 EHS graduate, majored in art at Boston University and has been an art teacher at the high school since 2005.Both of them also have coaching experience.Chan coached EHS junior varsity cheering for three seasons during which her teams won several championship and runner-up awards in various competitions.Wright coached the varsity squad at Central High School in East Corinth while she was in college and has been an assistant coach at Hermon High School for the past two years.The two coaches are planning a summer cheering camp starting July 11 at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School.Sessions will be held on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 7:30 to 9 and Fridays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for three weeks.The camp is open to any prospective cheerleaders who will be high school students this fall.“Courtney and I are so very excited to jump into this new position as a team,” said Chan.“Our experience, knowledge and skills as a pair should provide outstanding opportunity for our athletes.”“We really think we’ve got all of our bases covered,” said Wright. “We had a big turnout at the spring meeting and I think we’re headed in a good direction. We want to help our cheerleaders not just with their skills but to become more responsible individuals.”Her message to EHS students?“If you’re interested in cheering, come and see what it’s all about.”For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017
This week at the Regent Theater: Paper TownsÂ (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 Time: 1 hour 49 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving.Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love. (C) FoxRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 55%. Audience review: 57% approval.Coming soon: Rocky Horror Picture Show.