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EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts EAST SULLIVAN – The Sumner boys’ basketball team nearly overcame an 18-point deficit in Friday afternoon’s home game against the Ellsworth Eagles. But Nicholas Bagley’s 22 points kept the game out of reach for the Sumner Tigers, who lost 67-60.The Eagles had racked up a 45-27 lead late in the third quarter before the Tigers clawed their way back into the game. A Max Eklund 3-pointer kicked off a 12-point scoring run for Sumner, with Sam Smith contributing seven points and Shawn Walsh adding two.By the end of the period, Sumner had diminished Ellsworth’s lead to just 45-39.But Bagley snatched away the Tigers’ momentum, opening the final quarter with nine straight unanswered points for the Eagles. Issac Christiansen ended Bagley’s run with a field goal for Sumner, but not before Ellsworth had reclaimed a comfortable 13-point lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Tigers got within four points of tying the score with just a minute and half left in the fourth period. With Ellsworth up 61-57, the Eagles concluded the game with six free throws, and Sumner’s Matt Lamoureux netted his fourth and final three-pointer for the Tigers.Sumner finished the game with nine 3-pointers, and Ellsworth scored five.Bagley scored the first points of the game with a three-pointer for the Eagles, who managed to keep Sumner off the board for five minutes in the opening period. Lamoureux sparked the Tigers with a basket from behind the arc, then a second 3-pointer just a minute later.Eklund scored a field goal to give Sumner its first lead of the game at 8-7, but Ellsworth’s Bruce St. Peter grabbed it right back with a layup at the buzzer and a free throw. The Eagles ended the quarter up 10-8.Mitchell Domagala began the second period with a basket for Ellsworth, and Sumner responded with seven unanswered points – a combined effort by Walsh, Lamoureux and Eklund.The Tigers opened up a 17-14 lead midway through the quarter when Bagley and Alex Braley each netted a 3-pointer to bring Ellsworth up 20-17. Lamoureux quickly answered with a 3-point basket of his own to close the gap one final time.The shooting frenzy from behind the arc wasn’t over. Braley hit another 3-pointer to give the Eagles a 23-20 lead, and Eklund concluded the Tigers’ scoring for the period with a final 3-pointer.Ellsworth outscored Sumner 19-15 that quarter and entered halftime up 29-23 en route to victory.For Sumner, Eklund scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds and two steals; Smith added 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal; and Lamoureux contributed 14 points.For Ellsworth, St. Peter scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds and a steal; and Braley had nine points, two assists, three rebounds and a steal.Along with his game of 22 points, Bagley also contributed seven rebounds, two assists and a steal for the Eagles.Ellsworth improved its record to 10-5, and Sumner dropped to 7-10.