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.

GSA boys set high goal: compete for the championships ‘They have the ability to do it,’ says coach

Coach Carter rallies his team

The George Stevens Academy boys varsity team brings a strong core of returning players with new faces fresh from the junior squad. “We have a good mix of young and old,” Coach Dwayne Carter said of his squad, which regularly goes deep in the season-ending tournament but fell in the …

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