Last week, the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team captured its third straight Class C Boys’ State Championship basketball title by defeating Hall-Dale High School in the tournament title game in Augusta.
Led by seniors Max Mattson, Stefan Simmons and state Mr. Basketball finalist Taylor Schildroth — who tied a Class C record with five 3-point baskets in the championship game — the GSA Eagles completed a magnificent run of 64 wins versus just two losses over their record-setting three-year championship efforts. Coach Dwayne Carter’s squad has doubled the Gold Balls in the school’s trophy case, now numbering six boys’ basketball championships.
GSA, the successor to Blue Hill Academy — the first such education institution in Hancock County in 1803 — serves seven area towns around Blue Hill. With recent track and field championships, sportsmanship honors and a jazz band of renown, GSA is much more than a trophy case full of Gold Championship Balls. However, Gold Balls define greatness and these GSA communities can proudly embrace the success of their young men and all of the achievements of their students.