Hassett takes first in cross country PVCs Chen competes at golf state championships

BLUE HILL — At the Penobscot Valley Conference meet in Bucksport on October 18, sophomore John Hassett took first in a field of 100 runners from 13 schools. The Eagles girls and boys teams placed second among small schools, behind powerhouse Orono.

Freshman Eliza Broughton placed ninth overall and fifth among the four small division schools in competition. Zeya Lorio and Hanna Gutow were top 10 and top 20 finishers, respectively.

Junior Devlin Valle placed seventh and senior Tate Yoder 17th overall, and fourth and seventh among small schools.

At the individual golf state championships, C.J. Chen competed at the Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. “CJ was playing well and in top 10 medal contention until he had five holes left to play and pulled his calf muscle on a drive from the tee,” wrote Coach Dwayne Carter after the match. He finished 19th out of 25 golfers.

This was Chen’s last match as an Eagle, finishing “a very good career at GSA,” Carter said, qualifying for the team state championships three times and the individual state championships twice.

Girls in, boys out for soccer playoffs
The girls soccer team wound up ranked fifth, after losing 2-1 to Dexter on October 20. They get the bye in the post season playoff game but lose home field advantage in the quarterfinals on October 25. The boys finished ranked 13th, below playoff contention, despite pulling out three final wins to end the season.

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