Retired Island athletic director recognized for distinguished service

Matt Larsen Recognized

On Thursday, April 2, retired athletic director Matt Larsen was honored at the 44th Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Association Spring Conference at the Samoset. Larsen who retired this fall after 30 years of service received the Robert Boucher 7th Player Distinguished Service Award. The spirit of the award is to …

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Mariners women’s lacrosse team notches first win

Patricia Dunford scores

CASTLETON, VERMONT – Maine Maritime Academy’s women’s lacrosse team won their first game—ever—with a 6-5 win over Green Mountain College on March 27 at Spartan Stadium in Castleton, Vermont. Six different players scored in their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory of the season as members of the first women’s lacrosse team in the history of …

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MMA varsity sailing team races to 7th place in POLA Cup

CASTINE—The Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, a Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club. The race brings together 10 top offshore sailing teams to race identical Catalina 37s. Californina Maritime …

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Mariner, Eagles named PVC All Stars

Dillon makes the pass

Four local varsity basketball players held court at Orono High School on March 3 as part of the  Penobscot Valley Conference All Star teams. Deer Isle-Stonington senior Jared Gove and George Stevens Academy senior Kelsey Allen faced off on opposing teams, as did GSA seniors Megan Nowland and Alice Dillon. They joined a …

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Sealander takes 3rd and 4th at swim states, team takes 10th

Freshman Ava Sealander

Orono—Freshman Ava Sealander capped a standout year with top-four finishes at the state swimming championships on February 16. In the 200 yard individual medley, she placed fourth, and took home a third-place finish in the 100 yard butterfly. Sophomore Maya Pelletier placed eighth in the 500 yard freestyle. As a …

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Eagles fall 68-57 to Orono in quarterfinals

Kelsey Allen lays it up

Bangor—The Eagles faced #7 Orono in the Eastern Maine Class C boys quarterfinals on February 18 at the Cross Insurance Center and never quite got up, falling 68-57. Senior Kelsey Allen led GSA scoring with 21 points, freshman Taylor Schildroth contributed 10 and junior Nick Szwez scored nine. Allen opened …

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Eagles varsity swim teams solid at PVCs Four qualify for state championships

Senior Madison Cole competes

Bangor—The boys and girls varsity swim teams finished a respectable seventh for the girls and ninth for the boys out of 15 high schools competing at the Penobscot Valley Conference meet at Husson College on February 6 and 7. While the team scores landed them in the middle of the …

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Eagles girls fall in last minute of prelim game

The Eagles huddle

Sometimes it all comes down to the last seconds of play. That was the case when the George Stevens Academy varsity girls faced the eighth-ranked Mattanawcook team on February 10 in Lincoln. At stake was a trip to the Cross Center for the Class C tournament quarterfinals. The ninth-ranked Eagles …

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