The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, June 19, 2014
Boys tennis struggles at states, baseball team denied Eastern regional crown
by Anne Berleant
The Eagles boys tennis team swung from a triumphant 5-0 win for the Eastern Regional crown to a 0-5 defeat against Waynflete Academy in the Class C state games in Portland on June 16. The Eagles have faced and lost to Waynflete seven times since defeating them for the state crown in 2004. “We have one victory over them and two matches that could have been won in 10 tries,” said Eagles coach Larry Gray. The Eagles are not alone in their struggle against Waynflete, Gray continued. “The rest of Western Maine Class C is having similar issues competing with them.”
In Eagles baseball playoff run, GSA followed a 5-4 quarterfinal win over fifth-ranked Mattanawcook with a 7-5 semifinal upset over top-ranked Bucksport to set up an Eastern regional championship game against #2 Washington Academy on June 17. Despite two hits from Garrison Looke and a run for home plate cut short in the fifth, the Eagles fell 3-0, finishing their season 14-5 and ranked fourth.