The Packet Sports Spotlight

Blue Hill
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, October 18, 2012
GSA Girls come in second at cross-country PVC

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Junior Charlotte Reiter

Junior Charlotte Reiter scores the first goal of an October 12 match against Deer Isle-Stonington. The game remained a 3-3 tie after two overtime periods.

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by Anne Berleant

The Eagles cross-country teams have been “gaining experience throughout the year and have been improving steadily,” said Coach Erich Reed after the PVC meet in Ellsworth on October 13.

That experience paid off for the girls, who placed second in the small school division, with sophomore Madison Cole placing ninth, at 24:08.44, followed by freshman Brooke Wentworth, who came in 12th at 24:54.30.

The boys, who were missing top GSA runner Sam Stankhe, placed fifth. Freshmen Oliver Broughton and Devlin Valle were top runners, coming in 13th (18:52.74) and 14th (18:53.38), respectively, on the three-mile run for small schools.

The team is “on course to have a strong chance to make states,” said Reed.

The regional qualifying meet will be held on Saturday, October 20, in Belfast.

Junior Linfeng (Bigo) Shen

Junior Linfeng (Bigo) Shen scores in the first period, as the Eagles roll over the Mariners 11-3 in an October 10 match against Deer Isle. The boys followed up that victory with a 4-2 win over Searsport on October 15 and are headed for the regional prelims.

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Junior Charlotte Reiter

Junior Charlotte Reiter scores the first goal of an October 12 match against Deer Isle-Stonington. The game remained a 3-3 tie after two overtime periods.

Photo by Franklin Brown
Junior Alex Heilner

Junior Alex Heilner competed in the state individual championships on October 13 at Natanis, hitting nine strokes over par. As a top-ten finisher, he brought home a medal—his final score of 81 placed him ninth out of the top 33 golfers in the state. Heilner is the only golfer in recent GSA history to finish in the top ten, said Coach Dwayne Carter. “Alex played consistently all day and stayed focused on each shot,” Carter said. “It is a great accomplishment for Alex and one that he can build upon for next year.”

Photo courtesy of Dwayne Carter
Second-place finisher Madison Cole

Second-place finisher Madison Cole.

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