Varsity swim team posts wins over Caribou, Presque Isle in ‘best meet of the year’

Cedar Slagle

The George Stevens Academy varsity swim team won on points against Caribou and Presque Isle and in individual events against Ellsworth when the Eagles hosted a meet on January 3. In the “dual” meet, swimmers from the four schools competed in all events, but each scored points against only two …

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Boys lose, girls win as Mariners host Penobscot Valley

  Boys lose, girls win as Mariners host Penobscot Valley The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners hosted Penobscot Valley on January 3. The girls pulled ahead in the third quarter  and held on to win their game 58-54 but the boys fell 54-46 after leading by 10 points going into the second …

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GSA girls 5-4 after win at Sumner

  GSA girls 5-4 after win at Sumner The Eagles varsity girls won 59-38 at Sumner on January 5 to raise their record to 5-4. Morgan Dauk’s 29-point performance paced the Eagles, while  Hannah Gutow and Megan Nowland each scored nine. The victory followed a 37-29 loss on December 27 to #4 …

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Lady Eagles do ‘a great thing,’ collect toys for tots

Toys for Tots program gets boost from GSA girls basketball squad

Blue Hill—While rival teams duked it out on the court, there was an undercurrent of cooperation and holiday cheer among those in attendance at the December 11 GSA vs. Bucksport girls basketball game. The Lady Eagles had asked people to bring toys for needy families in place of money for …

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GSA girls fight hard in Orono loss

Morgan Dauk of the Eagles goes up against Mariner Morgan Shepard. Photo by Franklin Brown

Morgan Dauk of the Eagles goes up against Mariner Morgan Shepard. Photo by Franklin Brown

The Eagles hosted Orono in a post-Christmas game on December 27, losing 37-29 in a battle lost in the fourth quarter.  The girls began the final minutes with a 27-21 lead but a strong Orono defense and a 16-2 outscoring  by the Red Riots contributed to the Eagle’s loss. Morgan Dauk scored 15 points and Hanna Gutow played strong from the floor. The girls are 4-3 after a win over Deer Isle-Stonington on December 23 at home.

The Eagles hit the road for their next three games, returning to home court on January 17 against Sumner.

Mariners face Penobscot Valley to start the new year

Mariners Matt Duddy and Ethan Shepard fight for the rebound with Max Mattson of the Eagles at Deer Isle-Stonington. Photo by Jack Scott

Mariners Matt Duddy and Ethan Shepard fight for the rebound with Max Mattson of the Eagles at Deer Isle-Stonington. Photo by Jack Scott

The Mariners boys and girls will host Penobscot Valley on January 3, with the girls starting things off at 1 p.m. Will the home crowd help turn things around for the teams? The girls are 1-4 after losses to GSA (59-42) on December 23 and Searsport (58-35) on December 20, while the boys are 2-5 after falling to Searsport 66-32 on December 19. Bu first, the girls travel to Sumner on Tuesday, December 30, with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.

Mariner Holli Boyce faces  the Eagles defense, led by #23 Megan Nowland, when GSA hosted Deer Isle-Stonington on December 23. Photo by Franklin Brown.

Mariner Holli Boyce faces the Eagles defense, led by #23 Megan Nowland, when GSA hosted Deer Isle-Stonington on December 23. Photo by Franklin Brown.

GSA Eagles win four in a row

Eagles Finn Davis-Batt steals during a win over  Mount Desert Island on December 19.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Eagles Finn Davis-Batt steals during a win over Mount Desert Island on December 19. Photo by Franklin Brown

The varsity boys outstanding 68-59 win against now-second-ranked Central on December 22 marked the team’s fourth straight win, bumping them to the fifth spot in the Class C rankings and a 4-3 record.  The Eagles jumped to a quick lead  in the first quarter and never let go, with balanced scoring from Taylor Schildroth (15), Finn Davis-Batt (13) and Jarrod Chase (11). The victory followed on the heels of an 84-76 win over Class B team Mount Desert Island on December 19, helped by successful free throws (13 of 16) in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Allen led scoring with 32 points and provided 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Jarrod Chase contributed 15 points. Taylor Schildroth had 10 points and 8 assists.

Cheer on the boys in a home game against Sumner on Monday, December 29. Tip off is 7 p.m.