Spring training

Abby Stinson

Abby Stinson warms up her pitching arm on the Deer Isle-Stonington softball field. Photo by Anne Berleant

The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners take advantage of warm weather on April 14 to warm up their skills on the playing field. Above is Abby Stinson. With the season opener a home game against Bangor Christian on April 24, the teams are practicing throughout vacation week. First pitch for both games is at 4 p.m.

GSA softball players ‘motivate themselves’ with strong leadership and unity

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Blue Hill—A core of three returning seniors—catcher Sarah Mullen, Hannah Peasley at first base, and Emma Weed, a third-base player—are leading the Eagles varsity softball team on and off the field, according to Coach Todd Eckenfelder. “I have a lot of confidence in my seniors and their ability to guide …

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Mariner softball team is young, enthusiastic

DISHS softball

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington varsity girls softball team is young and looking for a fresh start with a “new” coaching staff. We have 15 players coming out, and they are mostly sophomores and freshmen. Longtime coach Terry Siebert has retired and Darian Ouzts Gove, who assisted Terry for the last …

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Eagles track team ‘most experienced’ ever

GSA spring track team

Blue Hill—The George Stevens track team, at 55 members strong, is the high school’s largest team by a wide margin. Head Coach Erich Reed says it’s also the most experienced team the school has hosted. Three returning seniors are state champions: John Hasset, in the 1600 meter run (2015, 2016), …

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Games close to home

Games close to home

Baseball

  • DISHS: Mon., April 24, Home vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.
    Wed., April 26, Home vs. Machias Memorial, 4 p.m.
  • GSA: Sat., April 22, Home vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.
  • Wed., April 26, Home vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.

Softball

  • DISHS: Mon., April 24, Home vs. Bangor Christian, 4 p.m.
    Wed., April 26, Home vs. Machias Memorial, 4 p.m.
  • GSA: Sat., April 22, Home vs. Washington Academy, 4:30 p.m.
    Wed., April 26, Home vs. Orono, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis

  • DISHS: Mon., April 24, at GSA, 4 p.m.
    Wed., April 26, Home vs. Orono,
    4 p.m.
  • GSA: Mon, April 24, Home vs. DISHS, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

  • GSA: Fri., April 21, at Hampden Academy, 12 p.m.
    Thu., April 27, at Ellsworth,  3:30 p.m.

Latest scores

George Stevens Academy

  • Baseball (1-0)  v. Sumner, April 18: W 8-3
  • Softball (0-1)  v. Sumner, April 18: L 5-20

George Stevens Academy Eagles’ biggest—and smallest—fan pays tribute

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Blue Hill—High school basketball fever rose high in 6-year-old Jocelyn Murphy but for one team only, “her boys.” She may be the George Stevens Academy varsity boys basketball team’s biggest, smallest fan. “She calls them ‘her boys,’” mother Jody Murphy said. Jocelyn lives across the street from GSA, and when …

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GSA Eagles bring home Class C state title in last-second thriller

BANGOR – With under 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter, George Stevens Academy’s Jarrod Chase and the Eagles found themselves tied 44-44 against the Winthrop Ramblers in the Class C state championship. The senior captain told his coach he wanted the ball in the final seconds. “I knew I wanted …

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