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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GSA swim team opens against Ellsworth Sealander sets school record

GSA swim team

Ellsworth—The Eagles varsity swim team’s opening meet came with highs and lows. The low was the girls and boys scores, compared to Ellsworth, who have more than twice as many swimmers, about 40 to George Steven’s 17. The GSA boys team scored 25 points to Ellsworth’s 131, while the girls …

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GSA swim team wraps up season at states Sealander, Pelletier take top-fives in girls events

Eagle Jeremiah Scheff

BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy swim teams finished out the season with Class B state championship competition on Monday, February 15, and Tuesday, February 16. In girls action on Monday, Ava Sealander grabbed a third-place finish in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:17, less than a …

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Swim teams make solid showing at PVCs Sealander takes first in medley event

Eagle Ava Sealander

Blue Hill—The Eagle girls swim team finished a solid seventh out of 14 teams at the Penobscot Valley Conference swimming and diving championships at the University of Maine in Orono on February 6. “They did awesome,” Coach Don Driscoll said. Ava Sealander scored a first place in the 200 yard …

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GSA swim meet nets event wins for boys, girls

Eagle Karina Steenberg

BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy girls swim team took a 91-72 team win over Hampden Academy on Friday, January 29. Despite top finishes in individual events, the boys team fell short, losing 101-51. In girls action, the relay team of Karina Steenberg, Ellie Gellerson, Hanna Jordan and Montana VanDuijn came …

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