GSA coaching duo’s success built on trust

Coaches Dwayne Carter and Matt Mattson

Blue Hill—Fans of the George Stevens Academy boys basketball team over the last decade will be hard pressed to remember a time before head coach Dwayne Carter and assistant/JV coach Matt Mattson were without each other on the sidelines. The duo has become a coaching force in recent years, winning …

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Coach’s Corner—Don Driscoll GSA Varsity Swim Coach

Discussing strategy

Blue Hill—The swimming pool serves as a second home to George Stevens Academy swim coach Don Driscoll. Now five years into his career as the Eagles’ head coach, Driscoll was a Division 1 swimmer at the University of Nebraska before embarking on a 31-year coaching stint at Tappan Zee High …

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GSA swim team features mix of experience

The 2017-18 George Stevens Academy swim team

In front from left, Laura Liu, Ange Ineza, montana Van Duijn, Ellie Gellerson, Ava Sealander and Elana Bakeman. In back, from left, are Matt Billings, John Zhang, Evan Song, Franklin Sealander, Randy Tianhao, Henry Scheff, Jiachen Wang, Chris Bennett, Jeremiah Scheff, elias reyes Fox, Simon Tianxi, Alex Fu, Eric Cai …

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New look, same goal for GSA girls basketball team

The George Stevens Academy Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Blue Hill—The 2017-18 high school basketball season is officially under way, and the George Stevens Academy girls team has one goal—making it back to the Cross Insurance Center. The team will have a different look both on the court and on the sideline this season, as senior and 1,000-point scorer …

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GSA boys battle rain, cold in regional title loss

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy boys soccer team’s season was brought to an end in Fort Kent in a 0-4 Class C North finals loss on November 2. The Eagles took the field in rainy, 41-degree weather at the time of kick-off at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. …

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Coach’s Corner—Joe Stinson DISHS boys varsity soccer coach

Joe Stinson

Deer Isle—Deer Isle-Stonington High School boys soccer coach Joey Stinson has been leading the team for the last three seasons but his connection to the Mariner team goes back to his childhood growing up on the island. Stinson was a four-year member of the team but he was practicing with …

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GSA wraps up successful golf season

Junior Percy Zentz

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy golf season is wrapped, with the team posting an 18-2 regular season record and taking the Class C North Sportsmanship award. Coach Dwayne Carter said his team continued to progress and improve throughout. Their only two losses were to Class B Old Town, which lost …

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GSA girls soccer season ends in nail biter

Eagles play off action

Blue Hill—A 2-1 quarterfinal loss to the No. 2 ranked Dexter Tigers ended the season for the George Stevens Academy girls soccer team on October 24, but the game was not without a controversial storyline. Coach Steve Bemiss said that a shot off the bottom of the crossbar bounced straight …

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Coach’s Corner — Erich Reed GSA cross-country coach

Erich Reed

Blue Hill—Erich Reed is in his sixth year leading the George Stevens Academy cross-country program. Reed’s teams have seen massive success, with the boys team winning the state championship in 2015 for the first time since 1983, and the girls team following in 2016 for the first state championship by …

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Individual golf championships end GSA season

Senior Tyler McKenney

Blue Hill—George Stevens Academy golfers Percy Zentz and Tyler McKenney finished in the top 12 of the Maine High School Golf Individual Championships on October 14 at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. Zentz wrapped up his junior season with an 18-hole round of 86, which put him in seventh place …

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