GSA softball players ‘motivate themselves’ with strong leadership and unity

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Blue Hill—A core of three returning seniors—catcher Sarah Mullen, Hannah Peasley at first base, and Emma Weed, a third-base player—are leading the Eagles varsity softball team on and off the field, according to Coach Todd Eckenfelder. “I have a lot of confidence in my seniors and their ability to guide …

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Eagles track team ‘most experienced’ ever

GSA spring track team

Blue Hill—The George Stevens track team, at 55 members strong, is the high school’s largest team by a wide margin. Head Coach Erich Reed says it’s also the most experienced team the school has hosted. Three returning seniors are state champions: John Hasset, in the 1600 meter run (2015, 2016), …

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George Stevens Academy Eagles’ biggest—and smallest—fan pays tribute

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Blue Hill—High school basketball fever rose high in 6-year-old Jocelyn Murphy but for one team only, “her boys.” She may be the George Stevens Academy varsity boys basketball team’s biggest, smallest fan. “She calls them ‘her boys,’” mother Jody Murphy said. Jocelyn lives across the street from GSA, and when …

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GSA Eagles win second straight Class C North title Will face Winthrop in state championships

Beckett Slayton takes down the net after the win. Photo by Anne Berleant

BANGOR –  The first-place George Stevens Academy Eagles used a 20-point fourth quarter to win its second Class C North title in as many years, taking a 59-45 victory over the second-seeded Fort Fairfield Tigers February 25 at the Cross Insurance Center. The game was tied 39-39 at the end …

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GSA Eagle girls fall short in Class C Regional final

The GSA Eagles, North Class C runner ups. Photo by Anne Berlenat

BANGOR – George Stevens Academy’s 18-point fourth quarter was not enough to overcome a six-point third quarter deficit, falling to the fifth-seeded Dexter Tigers, 32-35, in the Class C North Girls Regional final game February 25 at the Cross Insurance Center. Sophomore Julianna Allen knocked down a three to close …

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Eagles soar over Dexter Gain berth in Class C North regional finals

The George Stevens Academy Eagles. Photo by Anne Berleant

BANGOR – The George Stevens Academy Eagles used stifling defense in the first half to propel them to a 60-31 Class C North semifinal win over the Dexter High School Tigers on February 24 at the Cross Insurance Center. The top-seeded Eagles allowed just 10 points in the first half …

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PCHS no match for George Stevens girls Eagles earn Northern title bid

The Eagles start cheering as the last seconds tick down. Photo by Anne Berleant

BANGOR—The George Stevens Academy girls varsity basketball team are headed for a Northern Class C title match tomorrow night after vanquishing #3 Piscataquis 50-29 in a semifinal match up at the Cross Insurance Center on February 24. The last time the Eagle girls won a regional title was in 2009, and …

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GSA swim team wraps up at state championship

Evan Soukup swims the 200 yard freestyle. Photo by Franklin Brown

Blue Hill—Eight members of the Eagles’ varsity swim team competed in the Class B state championships in Orono this week, evidence of a varsity swim team growing in depth. At the girls state meet on Monday, February 20, junior standout Ava Sealander took third in two events: the 200 yard …

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GSA’s Hassett wins state title, girls relay team takes second

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Blue Hill—In its first varsity season, the George Stevens Academy indoor track team took what it did in warmer weather and earned good results. “It was a successful season,” Coach Tony Rolfe said, of the team’s debut in the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League. Senior John Hassett earned the state …

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