Penfold brings home Class C North title Coming up: state championship

Deer Isle-Stonington senior Brendan Penfold

Deer Isle—Brendan Penfold continued his string of first place finishes by winning the Class C North regional cross-country championship race in Belfast with a time of 16:40.70, three seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. This was one of the closer races for Brendan as he gets ready for the state …

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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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It’s playoff time for Eagles’ varsity soccer teams

Witham plays off position

Blue Hill—After a hard-fought comeback tie against the Orono Red Riots on October 13, the George Stevens Academy varsity boys soccer team sits in third place in the Heal Point Standings with a 9-1-4 record, below second-place Orono, after regular season games wrapped up this week. The Eagles also posted …

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Mariner boys soccer team edged out of playoffs Scott's Sports Spot

DISHS freshman Drew Wendell

Deer Isle—The boys soccer team lost to George Stevens 4-0 on October 11. Playing on the bigger field at George Stevens does not work for our advantage, and we weren’t able to generate offense.  We needed to play with the energy we had versus Jonesport, but it wasn’t there. There …

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DI-S girls soccer team better than season record shows Scott's Sports Spot

Lowery works to control the ball

Deer Isle—The girls soccer team lost a close game to Bangor Christian 2-1 on October 12. We scored first on a goal by Ava Lowery assisted by Abby Stinson. That held up until right near the end of the first half when Bangor Christian lofted a perfect shot over the …

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Coach’s Corner: Mary Penfold DISHS cross-country

Mary Penfold

Deer Isle—Athletics is in Deer Isle-Stonington High School cross-country coach Mary Penfold’s blood. A three-sport athlete in high school and a basketball player and swimmer in college, one of Penfold’s earliest memories is running. “My mom and sisters and I—I remember going on runs with them when I was 8 …

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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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