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Winter itself isn’t quite a thing of the past, but the winter sports season has come and gone.
The 2014-15 campaign will long be remembered for producing memorable thrills from start to finish.
On the hardwood, Brunswick’s girls sprung a quarterfinal round upset, then lost in the semifinals to eventual state champion Lawrence. Mt. Ararat fell in the preliminary round. In Western D, Hyde lost to Richmond in the quarterfinals.
On the boys’ side, Hyde finally vanquished nemesis Valley and got to the Western D Final, then lost to Forest Hills. In Eastern A, Brunswick lost in the quarterfinals to eventual state champion Hampden Academy, while Mt. Ararat was ousted in the preliminary round. Morse lost in the Western B quarterfinals.
On the ice, Brunswick’s boys’ hockey team lost to Bangor in the quarterfinals. The Dragons girls also got to the quarterfinals and fell to Greely.
Indoor track produced some terrific individual performances.
In the pool, Brunswick’s girls won a state title.
There were also performances to hail on the slopes and trails and on the wrestling mat as well.
Before we transition to spring, here’s one last look at the winter that was:
Team state champion
Brunswick Dragons girls’ swimming, Class A
Individual state champions
Christopher Tanner, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 800
Tessa Cassidey, Brunswick, Class A girls’ two-mile
Tiffany Tanner, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 800
Lynsie Russell, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 500 freestyle
Caitlin Tycz, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 100 butterfly
Nate Samson, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 100 freestyle
Ann Tolan, Morse, Class B girls’ 50 freestyle
Morse’s Max Lareau was one of many successful local athletes this past winter season.