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 …
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 …
Eagles boys open 2015 with wins over Bucksport, Orono The varsity Eagles raised their record to 6-3 with wins over Sumner on December 29 (61-45) and then ushered in the new year on January 2 at home with a 72-51 win over Bucksport in a fast-paced game before a capacity …
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 …
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 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.
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.
At home and away, Mariners boys and girls fall to Searsport
On Saturday, December 20, the Deer Isle-Stonington girls suffered a 58-35 loss at Searsport, with Allyson Eaton leading the way for the Mariners with 14 points. Allison Cormier added 8. The girls are 2-3, with wins over Bucksport and Jonesport-Beals. They face Bangor Christian in an away game on Monday, December 22 at 5:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 7 p.m. And on Tuesday, December 23, they play the GSA Eagles at Blue Hill with a 7 p.m. tip-off.
The boys lost at home to Searsport the night before to the same team, in a game where they fell steadily behind each quarter for a final score of 66-32. Senior Jared Gove scored 7 points. The boys are now 2-5, with wins over Jonesport-Beals and Penobscot Valley.
Against MDI, Eagles boys win while girls fall
At home on December 20, the GSA varsity boys won 84-76 over Mount Desert Island, helped by strong shooting from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, making 13 of 16 foul shots. The Eagles were led by Kelsey Allen, who scored 32 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Jarrod Chase contributed 15 points. Taylor Schildroth had 10 points and 8 assists. The boys stand at 3-3 and face Central in an away game on Monday, December 22 at 7 p.m.
The girls varsity team didn’t fare as well when they faced MDI in an away game on December 20, falling 62-32. The loss came on the heels of a 58-39 win over Searsport at home on December 18, with Morgan Dauk scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Alice Dillon scored 10 points, five rebounds and six assists, while freshman and JV/swing player Mazie Smallidge hauled ten rebounds. The girls are 3-2 and face Deer Isle-Stonington at home on Wednesday, December 23. Tip off is 7 p.m.
BLUE HILL—Wrestling, a sports tradition at George Stevens Academy, was dropped from the winter roster this year after only two students expressed interest. “We just don’t have any kids,” said Athletic Director Jim Murphy. GSA sophomore Liza Moore, who joined the team last year, is wrestling for the Bucksport team …