Eagles wins OT thriller over Orono in semifinal match Face #1 Fort Kent in Class C North final

Blue Hill—Skillful defense at the net  by the George Stevens Academy Eagles and the Orono Red Riots created a tense, edge-of-your-seat semifinal playoff game before the Eagles won 1-0 on October 28. Big saves at the net by both teams—including senior Payson Allen’s block at an open look by Orono …

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Eagles roll into semifinals with 4-0 win over Bucksport

  BLUE HILL—Dominant offensive play by the George Stevens Academy boys varsity soccer team led to a 4-0 quarterfinal win against Bucksport today in a game marked by aggressive play from both teams. Bucksport ends its season at 7-8. Freshman Michael Moon scored two goals, while senior Taylor Schildroth scored …

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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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Penfold, Broughton set course records at Orono Win Penobscot Valley Conference cross-country titles

George Stevens Academy senior Mary Richardson

Blue Hill—As if it wasn’t enough for seniors Brendan Penfold and Eliza Broughton to win the Penobscot Valley Conference cross country championships at Orono High School on October 14, they each set a new course record. Penfold, the sole Deer Isle-Stonington varsity runner, completed the 3.1 mile run in 17:15.52, …

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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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GSA girls pack 1-2-3 punch at Seacoast Invitational

All business

Blue Hill—With runners from 10 Class C and D schools competing, the George Stevens Academy girls cross-country team swept the top three spots and easily won the Seacoast Invitational at Sumner High School September 22. Senior Eliza Broughton ran a 20:49 race for first place, followed by teammates and seniors …

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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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