Coach’s Corner: Mary Penfold DISHS cross-country

Mary Penfold

Deer Isle—Athletics is in Deer Isle-Stonington High School cross-country coach Mary Penfold’s blood. A three-sport athlete in high school and a basketball player and swimmer in college, one of Penfold’s earliest memories is running. “My mom and sisters and I—I remember going on runs with them when I was 8 …

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GSA golf team picks up third-place at States Wins Sportsmanship Award

2017 Sportsmanship Award

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy golf team finished in third place behind Houlton and Mattanawcook Academy at the Maine State Team Championships at Natanis Golf Course in Vasselboro on October 7. A fourth-place finish by junior Percy Zentz highlighted the final team competition of the season for the Eagles. Zentz …

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No losers in Eagles, Mariners girls soccer face-off Final score 2-2

George Stevens Academy senior Nellie Haldane

Blue Hill—The Deer Isle-Stonington High School girls soccer team stunned the Eagles of George Stevens Academy in a 2-2 tie on October 10. The game was the final home game of the season for George Stevens Academy, and the team came out firing in the first half. Less than eight …

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George Stevens soccer teams approaching playoffs

Sophomore Owen Vinall

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy boys soccer team’s strong showing this season has been a “pleasant surprise” to head coach Mark Ensworth. After losing eight starters and 11 total seniors last year, Ensworth said it was a bit of a toss up as to how the season could have started. …

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Coach’s Corner – Bonnie Marckoon and Aleta Johnson George Stevens Academy volleyball

Bonnie Marckoon and Aleta Johnson

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy volleyball team operates in a unique way from a coaching standpoint. Instead of having a head coach with an assistant, coaches Bonnie Marckoon and Aleta Johnson are sharing the coaching duties evenly as co-coaches after Marckoon took over the program last year in its first …

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Steve Bemiss: GSA girls varsity soccer Coach's Corner

Coach Steve Bemiss

BLUE HILL—Steve Bemiss comes from humble coaching beginnings. When he first came back to the Blue Hill Peninsula  23 years ago, he was approached by a neighbor, who was also a YMCA director, about coaching a youth soccer team. He agreed, under the condition that she be his assistant. She …

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GSA volleyball team improves in second season

Up and over

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy volleyball team may still be looking for its first win but their improvement from last year’s squad was on display during a 0-3 loss to Jonesport-Beals at home on September 13. Coach Bonnie Marckoon, who is co-coaching both the JV and varsity teams with new …

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New athletic director brings experience to DISHS

Ed Hatch

DEER ISLE—Deer Isle-Stonington High School principal Ed Hatch has been pulling double duty since joining the district’s administrative team in July. In addition to his principal duties, Hatch is also the athletic director for the middle school and high school teams. Balancing roles is familiar territory for Hatch, though, as …

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