GSA indoor track team takes on the winter season

The George Stevens Academy varsity track team. Photo by John Richarson

BLUE HILL—After adding a volleyball team to its list of varsity fall sports this year, George Stevens Academy has a new winter varsity sport, indoor track. GSA’s cross country and outdoor spring track programs have seen success over recent years, including individual and team cross country state championships. That experience, …

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GSA girls team, Hassett win Class C state titles Cross-country champions

Senior John Hassett

Belfast—The George Stevens Academy girls brought home the state title in cross country on Saturday, November 5, fulfilling what no Eagles girls team has done since at least 1975, when the Maine Press Association began recording girls’ titles, and probably a few decades before then. The team also qualified for …

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Eagle girls take second at cross country PVC championship Hassett wins third title, Penfold runner up

Mary Rich races the 3.1 cross country course

Blue Hill—George Stevens Academy senior John Hassett ran a 16:26.20 championship race at the Penobscot Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on October 15 in Old Town, winning his third title in as many years and breaking the course record. Deer Isle-Stonington junior Brendan Penfold took second, with a 2.5 second …

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GSA cross-country teams set high hopes for state meet

Eliza Broughton

Blue Hill—The Eagles cross country program may be smaller than last year, but has been posting the same impressive results despite graduating a number of runners, including seven boys, off the teams in 2015. The numbers are down, but the advantage lies in more individual coaching, Coach Erich Reed recently …

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Mariner XC team on course for championship race Scott's Sports Spot

Deer Isle—The cross country team competed in the Hancock County Championship meet at Blue Hill last week. Brendan Penfold ran the course in 16:36 and came in third behind John Hassett and Ollie Dillon of George Stevens Academy at their home course. Ian Cust came in 34th overall of 40 …

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Festival of Champions brings out the best in cross country

George Steven's John Hassett

Belfast—The cross country team had a good outing at the Festival of Champions meet in Belfast. As expected, Brendan Penfold was the only runner we had in contention, but all 5 runners posted their best times overall. Brendan Penfold ran the 5K course in 16:55 coming in 28th place, which …

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Brendan Penfold takes first at Seacoast Invitational

Deer Isle-Stonington's Brendan Penfold

Sullivan—The cross country team went to the Seacoast Invitational and Brendan Penfold was the top runner of the meet with a time of 17:57, which now becomes the course and meet record, as this is a newly made course. Brendan’s rival John Hassett was not there, though George Stevens did …

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Eagles cross-country teams take Seacoast Invitational

Sullivan—The George Stevens boys and girls cross country teams took home firsts at the 10-school Seacoast Invitational in Sullivan on September 23. Eliza Broughton swept the 39 girl runners for a first-place win. Her 20:36 finish was “an excellent time on a challenging course,” Coach Erich Reed said. Zeya Lorio …

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Eagles cross country lands one-two finish at Searsport

Tyler Varnum

Blue Hill—The George Stevens Academy boys team took first place, and the girls second, at a varsity cross country meet on September 16 in Searsport. The boys won by three points over Mount Desert Island after shutting out the top scoring spots, while the girls were edged out by one …

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