DIS boys varsity baseball team looks to improve from 2016 Scott's Sports Spot

2017 DISHS baseball

Deer Isle—The boys are a junior-dominated team with over three-quarters of the players from that class. The big challenge in baseball this season will be the new pitch count rule. Instead of three innings being the cut off for a pitcher to rest three days, it is 110 pitches, and …

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Mariner softball team is young, enthusiastic Scott's Sports Spot

DISHS softball

Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington varsity girls softball team is young and looking for a fresh start with a “new” coaching staff. We have 15 players coming out, and they are mostly sophomores and freshmen. Longtime coach Terry Siebert has retired and Darian Ouzts Gove, who assisted Terry for the last …

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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

Eagles are number one

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 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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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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DIS boys lose in preliminary playoffs Scott's Sports Spot

Ethan Shepard

Deer Isle—The Mariner boys basketball team played a much-improved game against Bangor Christian but ran out of gas to lose 37-28 in the preliminary playoff game on February 16. We had lost by over 30 points earlier in the year at Bangor Christian. This time, we played them even for …

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

Mary Richardson

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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