Following a 55-47 loss to Orono on January 17 and a 10-day break in play, the Eagles clinched a hard-fought victory against Deer Isle- Stonington, winning 57-54 at home. This moves them into 10th place in the Heal Point standings with four games left in the regular season. At right, Kelsey Allen goes for his shot against Orono. Go Eagles!
Senior Abby Now-land, at far left, throws a successful pass to sophomore Alice Dillon, who scored against Sumner on January 25, edging GSA ahead 10-8 at the end of the first period. The Eagles went on to win 56-43.
George Stevens Academy senior Jordan Lord came out on top at the Penobscot Valley Conference championships at Bucksport High School on January 26. After winning his first two matches, he met reigning state champion Forrest Law of Foxcroft for the 138-pound class PVC Class C title. In a battle that went into triple overtime Lord won an 11-9 victory and took home top honors—and the coaches MVP award for top wrestler of the conference. “One of the most exciting matches ever,” said GSA coach Jerome Lawther. “He went home with a medal and plaque.” Below, Lord wrestles to his second round victory against Seth Blais of Dexter. The team returns to Bucksport on Saturday, February 2, for the regionals.
The GSA swimmers competed against Presque Isle in an exhibition meet at the Down East Family YMCA on January 19. The victory cheer at every meet by the combined GSA and Ellsworth team: “Fire it up! Fire it up! Fire it up!” Sophomore Madison Cole swam the third best time in the 100 yard backstroke, at 1:40:90. At left, she swims the 200 yard freestyle relay.
The George Stevens Academy cheerleaders, above, went to Bangor on Saturday, January 26, to participate in the Eastern Maine Class C championships. Despite an unbelievable amount of spirit, the squad did not finish within the top six spots, so they will not move on to the state championships next month.