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first_img Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 ELLSWORTH — With a global pandemic raging, one of New England’s largest sporting gatherings took on a much different look.No, there were no runners sprinting from Hopkinton to Boylston Street this year in front of thousands of cheering fans. Yet with the Boston Marathon offering a virtual competition this year, qualified runners weren’t deprived of the opportunity to say they competed in the world’s biggest race.Hancock County distance runners were among the estimated 17,000 who competed in the virtual running of the Boston Marathon from Sept. 4-15. The event gave local runners a chance to compete in the 124th running of the race in front of their friends, family members and community members on courses of their own choosing.On Sept. 5, Ellsworth’s Jim Newett and Andrew Tiemann completed their marathons on a looping track that included stretches of MacDonald, Maddocks and American avenues in Ellsworth. Newett finished in 4 hours, 1 minute, 36 seconds, and Tiemann came in behind with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 25 seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Having it in September, it was definitely much hotter than you’re used to for a marathon,” Tiemann said. “When you go down to Boston for the race, you’re expecting that April weather. … I remember that 2018 race where it was just miserable and pouring all day.”Another Ellsworth resident, Tom Murphy, completed his marathon Sunday morning. Setting out at 7 a.m. and running in a larger loop that began and ended at Knowlton Park, Murphy finished in 4:33:09.Although Murphy was the only person competing for time Sunday morning, he did not run his race alone. Tiemann, who was on only a week’s rest after completing his own timed event, joined Murphy for all 26.2 miles as he made his way around town and finished in front of a contingent of approximately 20 people at Knowlton Park.“We had a lot of people there waiting for us at the finish,” Murphy said. “Running is something that’s much better when you have someone there alongside you, so it was great that Andrew could be there to join me.”Murphy was also joined for part of the way by Kris Garcia of Trenton. Garcia completed his own marathon one day later as he finished in an impressive 3:00:53 on the challenging Mount Desert Island Marathon course.The next Boston Marathon, the 125th in the event’s history, is scheduled for April 19, 2021. That date is tentative depending on the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img 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 [email protected] Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Today’s Pets of the Week featured a lively bunch named Rolo, Pixie, and Gummy Bear.Rolo is very personable and social. He loves to play and looking for the perfect home to match his energy. Rolo is approximately one-years old.Then we have Pixie who has loads of energy but is a bit indecisive and can easily be swayed. Pixie is a pretty mix of black and white and is two-months old.Lastly we have a sight you haven’t seen in a while which is a puppy named Gummy Bear. He loves great conversation and has the cutest white paw in the front. Gummy Bear just wants to play, play some more and be loved.   He is approximately one-years old.If you’re interested in adopting. you can visit huronhumanesocietyinc.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Public Schools names interim superintendentNext Local veterinarian nominated for prestigious national awardlast_img read more

first_imgMarquis Green scored 13 points with six rebounds to lead Cajon past Fullerton 52-44 on Tuesday in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA second-round game. Donovan Clark added 10 points with seven rebounds for the Cowboys (19-9), which advance to the quarterfinals for the first time in two years. Senior Jordan Richards scored 10 points in his last high school game as the Grizzlies (18-12) ended their season at the hands of the Seahawks. Fellow senior Mide Osifeso added seven points in the loss for Los Osos which has madethe playoffs for the past four seasons. DIVISION III-A West Valley 91, Serrano 87 Seniors Durrell Norman and Harrison Gaines each scored 22 points as the top-seeded Diamondbacks (25-4) lost to the Mustangs. DIVISION I-A Redondo Union 50, Los Osos 39 center_img Serrano, which trailed by as many as 22 in the first half, managed to pull within one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. But the Diamondbacks final rally fell short. Gaines, bound for Penn State had six assists in the loss for Serrano. James Tonic, who will come back as the team’s point guard, scored 19 points for Serrano . DIVISION IV-AA Ontario Christian 61, Jurupa Valley 47 Justus Jones scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Knights (22-5) defeated the Jackrabbits (15-13) to earn a trip back to the semifinals. Ontario Christian will play No. 4 seed Brethren Christian at a site to be determined via coin flip. Tyler Vanderzee scored 14 points with 11 rebounds for the Christian league champions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more