April triumph brings May optimism

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The very short spring sports season is now underway for everybody. Some teams have played several games, others just one or two, but it’s becoming clear that preseason projections of excellence were right on the mark.

Here’s a glimpse at what’s occurred in the past week and what’s to come.

Baseball

Morse’s baseball team improved to 4-0 with recent victories over Gardiner (4-3) and Lincoln Academy (7-1). The Shipbuilders are home with Belfast Friday and Nokomis Monday.

Mt. Ararat was 2-3 at press time. The Eagles beat Cony 7-3 last Wednesday, then were pounded, 27-4, by Lewiston Friday before being blanked by Erskine (4-0) Monday. Mt. Ararat was at Edward Little Thursday, visits Brunswick Friday and hosts Oxford Hills Monday.

Brunswick is still seeking its first win. Recent losses to Erskine (7-2), Edward Little (8-7) and Cony (5-1) dropped the Dragons to 0-6 on the year. Brunswick hosts Mt. Ararat Friday and visits Lewiston Wednesday.

Softball

Mt. Ararat is off to the best start on the softball side at 2-3. The Eagles lost 8-0 at Cony last Wednesday, bounced back to down Lewiston 14-2 Friday only to fall, 14-2, to Erskine Monday. Mt. Ararat was at Edward Little Thursday, goes to Brunswick Friday and welcomes Oxford Hills Monday.

Brunswick edged Lewiston last Tuesday, 10-9, for its first win. Since, the Dragons have fallen to Erskine (9-1), Edward Little (7-2) and Cony (22-0) to fall to 1-5. Brunswick welcomes Mt. Ararat Friday and goes to Lewiston Wednesday.

In Western B, Morse fell to 0-4 with recent losses to Gardiner (10-4) and Lincoln (12-3). The Shipbuilders host Belfast Friday and Nokomis Monday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team has impressed so far. The Dragons improved to 4-0 with a hard-fought 7-6 win over Lewiston Friday. Brunswick is at Edward Little Friday and hosts Oxford Hills Wednesday.

Mt. Ararat improved to 3-1 with recent wins over Lewiston (6-4) and Cony (7-0). Josh Richards had three goals and Nick Down scored twice against the Rams. The Eagles go to Oxford Hills Friday and play host to Edward Little Tuesday.

Morse is 1-2 following a 10-3 loss to St. Dom’s last week. The Shipbuilders go to Gardiner Friday and host Lincoln Wednesday.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Brunswick remained undefeated by virtue of recent wins over Gardiner (14-6) and Mt. Ararat (10-9). The Dragons were home with Lewiston Thursday and go to Morse Friday. Tuesday brings a trip to Camden Hills.

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 after the loss to Brunswick. The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Thursday, go to Gardiner Saturday and host Mountain Valley Tuesday.

Morse lost its opener to Messalonskee, 13-9. The Shipbuilders were back in action Thursday at Lincoln. After hosting Brunswick Friday, Morse is home with Edward Little Tuesday.

Track

Brunswick hosted a track meet last week against Bangor, Erskine, Lewiston and Oceanside. The Dragons came in third in the boys’ competition and fourth on the girls’ side.

Mt. Ararat competed at Belfast, along with Foxcroft, Lincoln and Maine Central Institute. The Eagles came in second in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions.

Morse went to Maranacook and was joined by Messalonskee, Oak Hill and Winslow. The boys came in third, the girls fourth.

Tennis

Brunswick’s girls’ tennis team was 3-0 at press time after a 4-1 win over Erskine Monday. Mt. Ararat fell to 2-2 Monday after a 4-1 loss to Lewiston. Morse is 0-2 after a 3-2 loss to Maranacook Monday.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick is 2-1 after a 3-2 win at Erskine Monday. Mt. Ararat is 2-2 following Monday’s 5-0 loss to Lewiston. Morse lost, 3-2, to Maranacook Monday is now 0-3.

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Brunswick goalie Andrew Gaumont prepares for a shot during Friday night’s clutch 8-7 home win over reigning Eastern Class A champion Lewiston.

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