Eagle varsity boys basketball team cruises, girls falter

Saylor Grant attempts a shot

Blue Hill—A fourth-quarter loss by the George Stevens girls team to the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners and the boys team’s 49-point stomp over Calais marked the past week of GSA varsity basketball play. Junior Julianna Allen’s 22 points and a 17 point half-time lead wasn’t enough to seal the win against …

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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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Deer Isle girls defeat Jonesport, Sumner Scott's Sports Spot


Deer Isle—The Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners basketball team beat Jonesport 41-30 on January 2. Both teams had a cold first half (like the weather) and we led 12-11 at the half. We woke up in the third quarter and stretched our lead to 8 points. Our defense kept us ahead and …

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Eagle varsity boys avenge loss to Lee Academy Ranked #1 at mid-season

A way in

Blue Hill—Revenge may be best served at home for the George Stevens Academy Eagles. The boys varsity basketball team turned the tables on Lee Academy in the fourth quarter on January 7, edging out a 51-42 win and avenging a season-opener loss that had snapped the Eagles’ 27-match wining streak. …

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GSA varsity girls roll over Lee Academy

On the run

Blue Hill—The Eagles jumped to a 10-point lead in the first quarter against Lee Academy on home court January 6, and never looked back, clinching their third win of the season with a 44-14 victory against the Pandas (0-9). Junior Julianna  Allen scored a game high of 17 points and …

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GSA coaching duo’s success built on trust

Coaches Dwayne Carter and Matt Mattson

Blue Hill—Fans of the George Stevens Academy boys basketball team over the last decade will be hard pressed to remember a time before head coach Dwayne Carter and assistant/JV coach Matt Mattson were without each other on the sidelines. The duo has become a coaching force in recent years, winning …

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Coach’s Corner—Don Driscoll GSA Varsity Swim Coach

Discussing strategy

Blue Hill—The swimming pool serves as a second home to George Stevens Academy swim coach Don Driscoll. Now five years into his career as the Eagles’ head coach, Driscoll was a Division 1 swimmer at the University of Nebraska before embarking on a 31-year coaching stint at Tappan Zee High …

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Shooting for a win

Shooting for a win

George Stevens Academy senior Mallory Charette shoots to score. By John Brooks

George Stevens Academy senior Mallory Charette shoots to score as the Eagle varsity girls basketball team finds its first win of the season against Bucksport in December. The team followed that up with a 55-39 victory over Sumner before faltering against Mattanawcook and Calais during the school break. The girls are 2-6 before facing Central January 3. A good chance to see them win is Saturday when they take on Lee Academy who as yet to win a game this season. Tip-off is 1 p.m. at GSA.

Eagle varsity boys win OT thriller at Bucksport, cruise past Ellsworth

Blue Hill—Sometimes you win, and sometimes you really win. The George Stevens varsity boys basketball team scored a clutch win in overtime against Bucksport December 19 after rolling past Ellsworth four days earlier before a home crowd. The Eagles grabbed a solid 19-8 first quarter lead against Class B Ellsworth …

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