Post-season looms for high school teams

The spring season may have only kicked off a month ago, but the George Stevens Academy and Deer Isle-Stonington teams are already heading into the post-season.

Track and Field

100 meter hurdles

From left, Bella Cimeno, Eliza Broughton and Mazie Smallidge pack a 1-2-3 punch in the 100 meter hurdles at the Hancock County Meet in Ellsworth on May 19. The girls and boys teams finished second, behind Mount Desert Island, and compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference meet on Monday, May 29, in Dover-Foxcroft. Photo by John Richardson

George Stevens teams earned second place wins in the Hancock County Championship meet May 19 in Ellsworth. The Eagles have seen success this season, with several top-two team and top-three individual event finishes. They look to continue that momentum at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Monday, May 29, and at the state championship Saturday, June 3, both at Foxcroft Academy. Morgan Dauk will defend her javelin state title,  John Hassett his 1600 meter race title, and Erik Taylor-Lash his title in the 1600 meter race walk.

Mariner Brendan Penfold took first-place in the 3,200 meter run at the county championships and recorded a second-place win in the 1,600 meter run. He will compete in the PVC and state championships; Trevor Cochrane should compete in the PVCs.


A wet spring season has made scheduling games difficult for the Class C Eagles and Class D Mariners. Barring any rain-outs, the Eagles are scheduled to finish the regular season at Washington Academy June 1, and the Mariners at home against Machias on May 30. Currently, the Eagles hold second place in the Class C North standings with a 10-2 record, earning a prelim game bye, while the Mariners are 10th in Class D North at 4-7.

The preliminary round is scheduled for June 6, with quarterfinals and semifinals June 8 and June 10. The regionals are June 13 for Class D and June 14 for Class C, at Mansfield Stadium, Bangor. The state finals are slated for June 17, location to be determined.


The softball teams faced similar weather conditions throughout the season. Class C GSA is scheduled to finish the regular season on June 1 at Washington Academy, while Class D Deer Isle-Stonington wraps up at home against Machias May 30. Currently the Eagles are 14th in Class C North, at 0-12 record, and the Mariners sit in 16th place in Class D North, at 3-8. Either team making the playoffs is more than questionable. That schedule is currently the same as for baseball.


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Roddrigo Cespedes backhands a return against George Stevens. Photo by Tate Yoder

The GSA tennis teams wrapped their seasons on Monday with wins over Ellsworth, 4-1 for boys and girls. The boys are 12-0, seeded first in the Class C North standings, with a bye for the preliminary playoff round. The girls team are seeded in fifth place, at 9-3. Deer Isle-Stonington finishes  on the road against Schenck on May 25. Currently, the boys are in ninth place at 4-6, earning a spot in the preliminary playoff round, while the girls are 15th with a record of 1-9. Playoffs begin May 30, with quarterfinals and semifinals slated for June 1 and June 3. State finals are scheduled for June 10 at Colby College.

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