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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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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Coach Dan Kane named to Baseball Hall of Fame Longtime GSA coach reflects on career

GSA baseball coach Dan Kane

BLUE HILL—Longtime George Stevens Academy baseball coach Dan Kane can now add Maine Baseball Hall of Fame inductee to his list of achievements, which also includes former Ellsworth High School baseball standout and alumni of the University of Maine Black Bear baseball team. Kane has coached the Eagles baseball team …

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Randy Shepard takes over Mariner girls basketball

Coach Randy Shepard takes a time out

When longtime coach Darren Eaton stepped down last year, it was not surprising to have Randy Shepard become the girls basketball head coach. He had assisted Coach Eaton for two years. He also played basketball for the Mariners under Coach Joe Mesi, graduating in 1988 on a team that lost …

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