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] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Bio ELLSWORTH — This early in the season, Eastern Maine soccer rankings give only a glimpse of what one may expect from a favorite team over the next several weeks.But in the first week of girls’ standings, published by the Maine Principals’ Association, the Mount Desert Island Trojans sit in third place in Class B with a 2-1-0 record while the 0-3-0 Ellsworth Eagles are among six winless teams at the bottom of the standings.In Class C, the 2-1-0 George Stevens Academy Eagles are ranked fifth, the 1-2-1 Bucksport Golden Bucks seventh and the 2-2-0 Sumner Tigers 10th.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe 2-2-0 Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners are placed eighth in the Class D ranks.In action this week:Sumner 1, Bangor Christian 0Katrina Hayward provided the only goal, scoring early in the second half to lift the Tigers to a 1-0 win over the Bangor Christian Patriots on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Sullivan.The Tiger defense limited the Patriots to just five shots on goal, with goalkeeper Jordan Merchant making three stops.Sierra McDonald had five saves on 13 shots in goal for the Patriots.GSA 4, DI-Stonington 1The GSA Eagles rolled to a 4-1 win over the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Blue Hill.MDI 4, Old Town 1Three goals by Opal Curless and another by Darcy Kanu boosted the Trojans to a 4-1 win over the Old Town Coyotes on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Old Town.Lauren Martin had the lone goal for the Coyotes.Orono 9, Bucksport 0The Orono Red Riots blasted the nets for nine unanswered goals in a shutout over the Golden Bucks on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Bucksport.Brinsley Chasse led the way with three goals and Becky Lopez-Anido had a pair for the Red Riots.Hermon 8, Ellsworth 0The Eagles were unable to muster any significant offense in an 8-0 loss to the Hermon Hawks on Thursday in Hermon.The Hawks got three goals from Claire Peterson and Alex Allain had two.Goalkeeper Callie Hammer had 16 saves on 24 shots for Ellsworth, and Hailey Perry made three saves for the Hawks.Bucksport 3, Sumner 2The Golden Bucks notched their first win of the season on Friday as they edged the Sumner Tigers 3-2 in Sullivan.Eliza Hosford scored twice for the Bucks and Hailey Betts added a goal.For the Tigers, Casco Haley and Taylor Merchant each scored.In goal, Bree Coombs made four saves on six shots for Bucksport and Jordan Merchant had four stops on seven shots for the Tigers.John Bapst 4, Ellsworth 1The Eagles lost their third consecutive game as the John Bapst Crusaders prevailed 4-1 on Saturday at the University of Maine in Orono.Schenck 2, DI-Stonington 1The Mariners saw their record evened at 2-2 on Saturday as the Schenck Wolverines eked out a 2-1 win in Deer Isle.Presque Isle 2, MDI 1Goals by Jodie Lagassie and Emily Wheaton lifted the Presque Isle Wildcats to a 2-1 win over the Trojans on Saturday in Presque Isle.Opal Curless had the lone goal for MDI on an assist from Maeve Geary.Jillian Flynn made 15 saves on 17 shots in goal for the Wildcats, and Keely McConomy had 13 saves on 17 shots for the Trojans.MDI 4, John Bapst 1The Trojans rebounded from Saturday’s loss to down the John Bapst Crusaders 4-1 on Monday in Bangor.“The girls were really tired after a weekend game took them to Aroostook County,” said coach Tom Savage. “They started off the game dragging. They fought through and won, but it wasn’t easy.”Junior Opal Curless, who has six of MDI’s nine goals so far, scoring once in the first half and again in the opening minutes of the second half.The Crusaders scored quickly after that, cutting the MDI lead to 2-1.But senior midfielder Maeve Geary gave the Trojans a cushion goal on an assist from Curless, and Curless added the final goal after a foul pulled the John Bapst goalkeeper from the game.