Small in numbers, Eagle swim team races big at PVC championships Ava Sealander named ‘Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet’

ORONO—In a field dominated by  larger schools, the George Stevens Academy swim team turned in solid performances at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships. The meet brought hundreds of swimmers to the University of Maine at Orono February 9 and 10 to compete for their team and for themselves. GSA Senior …

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Senior swimmers

Senior swimmers

Seniors on the George Stevens Academy swim team were recognized at a home meet at the Downeast Family Y in Ellsworth on February 1. From left, Ange Ineza, Jaichen Wang, John Zhang, Ellie Gellerson, Elana Bakeman and Ava Sealander are joined by Director of Residential Life Elizabeth Moss (third from …

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Small GSA swim team shines in event results

Rick Yap

Ellsworth—Few in numbers but strong in the events entered, the Eagle varsity swim team already has five swimmers whose times qualify them for the state meet February 19 and 20 at Bowdoin College. The Eagles fell to both Ellsworth and Carlisle at a meet January 26 at the Down East …

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GSA varsity swim season heats up

Blue Hill—With only three meets held so far, the George Stevens Academy swim team heads into an end of season with days between meets rather than weeks. After competing at John Bapst December 15 and Foxcroft Academy December 20, the team’s next meet was at Washington Academy January 10. The …

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GSA swim team features mix of experience

The 2017-18 George Stevens Academy swim team

In front from left, Laura Liu, Ange Ineza, montana Van Duijn, Ellie Gellerson, Ava Sealander and Elana Bakeman. In back, from left, are Matt Billings, John Zhang, Evan Song, Franklin Sealander, Randy Tianhao, Henry Scheff, Jiachen Wang, Chris Bennett, Jeremiah Scheff, elias reyes Fox, Simon Tianxi, Alex Fu, Eric Cai …

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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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GSA swim team dominates Washington Academy

Alexander Yap swims the men's 50 Yard freestyle. Photo by Franklin Brown

ELLSWORTH—The George Stevens Academy boys and girls swim teams notched wins over Washington Academy in a home meet on January 12 at the Ellsworth YMCA. The girls took a 73-60 win, while the boys won 68-12 in a dominating performance. The GSA girls 200-yard medley relay team of Katie Forrest, …

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GSA swim, indoor track teams return to competition

Jeremiah Scheff

Blue Hill—Between scheduling and winter storms, the Eagles varsity swim team and indoor track team have had an extended break. The last meet both teams competed in was on December 19, leaving a near-three week gap between competitions. The swim team is set to compete in Old Town on Friday, …

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