GSA Eagles win four in a row

Eagles Finn Davis-Batt steals during a win over  Mount Desert Island on December 19.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Eagles Finn Davis-Batt steals during a win over Mount Desert Island on December 19. Photo by Franklin Brown

The varsity boys outstanding 68-59 win against now-second-ranked Central on December 22 marked the team’s fourth straight win, bumping them to the fifth spot in the Class C rankings and a 4-3 record.  The Eagles jumped to a quick lead  in the first quarter and never let go, with balanced scoring from Taylor Schildroth (15), Finn Davis-Batt (13) and Jarrod Chase (11). The victory followed on the heels of an 84-76 win over Class B team Mount Desert Island on December 19, helped by successful free throws (13 of 16) in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Allen led scoring with 32 points and provided 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Jarrod Chase contributed 15 points. Taylor Schildroth had 10 points and 8 assists.

Cheer on the boys in a home game against Sumner on Monday, December 29. Tip off is 7 p.m.

Against MDI, Eagles boys win while girls fall

Against MDI, Eagles boys win while girls fall

At home on December 20, the GSA  varsity boys won 84-76 over Mount Desert Island, helped by strong shooting from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, making 13 of 16 foul shots. The Eagles were led by Kelsey Allen, who scored 32 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Jarrod Chase contributed 15 points. Taylor Schildroth had 10 points and 8 assists. The boys stand at 3-3 and face Central in an away game on Monday, December 22 at 7 p.m.

The girls varsity team didn’t fare as well   when they faced MDI in an away game on December 20, falling 62-32. The loss came on the heels of  a 58-39 win over Searsport at home on December 18, with Morgan Dauk scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds.  Alice Dillon scored 10 points, five rebounds and six assists, while freshman and JV/swing player Mazie Smallidge hauled ten rebounds. The girls are 3-2 and face Deer Isle-Stonington at home on Wednesday, December 23. Tip off is 7 p.m.

GSA drops wrestling for 2014-15 ‘We just don’t have any kids’

BLUE HILL—Wrestling, a sports tradition at George Stevens Academy, was dropped from the winter roster this year after only two students expressed interest. “We just don’t have any kids,” said Athletic Director Jim Murphy. GSA sophomore Liza Moore, who joined the team last year, is wrestling for the Bucksport team …

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GSA boys surpass Mariners at Deer Isle-Stonington

  The GSA Eagles rolled over the Mariners on December 17 at Deer Isle, jumping ahead to a quick lead and never letting go. Kelsey Allen led with 17 points, while Jarrod Chase scored 16. Jared Gove paced the Mariners with 9 for a final score of 77-32. The Mariners are 2-4 after …

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GSA varsity girls at 2-1after loss to Piscataquis

Coach Bill Case and his team

Coach Bill Case and the Eagles hold a time out against Bucksport. Photo by Franklin Brown

The Eagles lost at Piscataquis 41-26 on December 17 when the Pirates surged ahead in the second half, scoring 24 to GSA’s 10 points to clinch a 41-26 win. Morgan Dauk led with 15 pints, while Katrina Limeburner scored 7. The team is 2-1 with wins over Bucksport and Washington Academy. They face the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners at GSA on December 23. Tip off is 7 p.m. But first, they play Searsport at home on December 18 at 7 p.m.

The GSA varsity Lady Eagles vs. Bucksport results

Morgan Dauk

Morgan Dauk goes head -to-head against Buckspsort. Photo by Franklin Brown

Way to open the season! The GSA varsity Lady Eagles overpowered the Bucksport Golden Bucks at home on Thursday, December 11, jumping ahead in the first minutes of the game and never looking back. Megan Nowland, Morgan Dauk and Alice Dillon led socring for a final 50-42 win.

The boys are three games in and three games down after a 80-60 loss on Wednesday, December 10 to Washington Academy at home.

Competitive swimmers lie at core of yearling varsity team

Sophomore Maya Pelletier competes

In its second year competing at the varsity level, the George Stevens Academy Eagles swim team is a mix of veterans and inexperienced swimmers. “We’ve only had seven practices so we’re still feeling our way,” said Coach Don Driscoll. “We have a lot of freshmen who have never been involved …

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The Eagles varsity swim team meet

GSA swim meet

Photo by Franklin Brown

The Eagles varsity swim team held its first meet at the Ellsworth Down East Family YMCA on Friday, December 5. Above, Alyssa Chesney swims the women’s 100 yard breast stroke. Find out more on the season ahead for the GSA team, along with a team photo, schedule and roster, in this week’s sports section in The Weekly Packet and Island Ad-Vantages.