Gould’s Varsity Baseball Team is known for giving teams a run for their money with undefeated regular seasons and MAISAD league championships. It’s not uncommon for one or two of our players to be named to the all-state teams each year.
In season our players practice five days a week, playing games against schools within the MAISAD league throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Dedicated coaches work with team members on building strong fundamentals and a solid understanding of sportsmanship. With the help of the Athletic Director and College Counseling, coaches also help those students who want to play in college form a plan for in-season and offseason training.
During the offseason, many of our players can be found in the Farnsworth Field House weight room, batting cage, or in groups pitching and catching. Our full-time athletic trainer keeps players in shape through specific weightlifting and conditioning programs. We are also one of the host schools for the Bethel American Legion team, giving our players the opportunity to play hard through the summer in a competitive American Legion program.
Mr. Newell grew up on-campus as the son of Mr. Charlie Newell, the legendary Gould teacher, coach, and dorm head. Now as a faculty member (and 1988 Gould grad), Mr. Newell has a knack for finding the story in any historic moment and making that story come alive for his students. Before Gould, he taught at Telstar High School, the regional high school here in Bethel, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by their student council in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Mr. Newell served as the Athletic Director and English/History teacher at Kents Hill School for eight years, where he was honored with “Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year” in 2000 by the Central Maine Newspapers. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sports collectibles, and playing the harmonica. Mr. Newell lives off campus with his wife, Lynn, a local primary school educator, and their two daughters, Caroline and Emma.