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

Eagles are number one

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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PCHS no match for George Stevens girls Eagles earn Northern title bid

BANGOR—The George Stevens Academy girls varsity basketball team are headed for a Northern Class C title match tomorrow night after vanquishing #3 Piscataquis 50-29 in a semifinal match up at the Cross Insurance Center on February 24. The last time the Eagle girls won a regional title was in 2009, and …

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GSA swim team wraps up at state championship

Evan Soukup swims the 200 yard freestyle. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—Eight members of the Eagles’ varsity swim team competed in the Class B state championships in Orono this week, evidence of a varsity swim team growing in depth. At the girls state meet on Monday, February 20, junior standout Ava Sealander took third in two events: the 200 yard …

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GSA’s Hassett wins state title, girls relay team takes second

Mary Richardson

Blue Hill—In its first varsity season, the George Stevens Academy indoor track team took what it did in warmer weather and earned good results. “It was a successful season,” Coach Tony Rolfe said, of the team’s debut in the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League. Senior John Hassett earned the state …

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Tournament schedule and results

Cross Center, Bangor
Prelims
Boys
Feb. 16: #10 DISHS:28 – #7 Bangor Christian: 37

Quarterfinals
Girls
Feb. 20: #5 DISHS:23 – #4 Easton:45
Feb. 22: #2 GSA: 49 – #7 Calais: 40
Boys
Feb. 21: #1 GSA:72 – #8 Woodland: 31

Semifinals
Girls
Fri., Feb. 24, #2 GSA vs. #3 Piscataquis, 7:05 p.m.
Boys
Fri., Feb. 24, #1 GSA vs. #5 Dexter, 3:35 p.m.

Regional Finals
Girls: Sat., Feb. 25, Class C North Girls Championship, 7:05 p.m.
Boys: Sat., Feb. 25, Class C North Boys Championship, 15 minutes after girls’ awards

State Finals
Girls: Saturday, March 4, 7:05 p.m.
Boys: Saturday, March 4, 15 minutes after girls’ awards

Eagle boys roll over Woodland to advance to semifinals Face #5 Dexter on Friday, 3:35 p.m.

Jarrod Chase works the Eagles offense. Photo by Anne Berleant

BANGOR—No one expected a battle as the undefeated George Stevens Academy Eagles faced Woodland in the Class C North tournament quarterfinals, and the top-seeded Eagles easily rolled over the eighth seed, whose regular season record was 9-7, with a two-point preliminary playoff game win over #9 Fort Kent. The George …

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Mariner girls fall to Easton in Class D quarterfinals

BANGOR—The Deer Isle-Stonington girls basketball team suffered a tough loss tonight against fourth-ranked Easton in the Class D quarterfinals. Trailing by four points at the end of the first quarter, the Mariners remained scoreless in the second and saw Easton’s lead stretch from 9-5 to 21-5.  The third quarter ended with the …

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Hassett wins PVC indoor track title

John Hassett runs

Orono—George Stevens Academy senior John Hassett captured the Penobscot Valley Conference/Eastern Maine Indoor Track League title for the 800 meter run. He also set a record for the New Balance Field House at the University of Maine in Orono. Hassett raced to a 1:57.09 time, less than a second short …

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