Mt. Ararat’s Austin Damon steals second base as Morse second baseman Tyreik Foster takes the throw and shortstop Kaleb Jackson looks on during the Eagles’ 7-2 victory Monday.
Most local teams have played at least once this spring and early returns are promising.
Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team, the defending Class A state champion, has navigated a quarter of its schedule in dominant fashion. The Dragons beat Cony and Gardiner by a combined 39-9 margin to start the year, then were expected to get a test Monday night when Scarborough paid a visit in a rematch of last year’s epic Class A state final (won by Brunswick in overtime). The Dragons shot to a 5-0 lead after one period, however, and didn’t look back, prevailing, 16-8, behind seven goals from Aiden Glover.
“Both sides graduated a lot of players from that game, so there wasn’t much of a rematch feel to it,” said Brunswick coach Don Glover. “However, they’re a good team and we knew we had to be up for the game and as always play our best.”
The Dragons hosted Lewiston Wednesday and play at South Portland Saturday.
Mt. Ararat won its first two games, downing visiting Maranacook (5-2) and Maine Central Institute (16-0). The Eagles went to Oak Hill Wednesday and travel to Marshwood Saturday.
Morse started with a 16-5 home victory over Lawrence, then fell at home to Lincoln Academy, 15-10. After going to Oxford Hills Wednesday, the Shipbuilders welcome Westbrook Saturday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick started with a 10-1 setback at Lewiston. The Dragons hosted Cony Tuesday and welcome Biddeford Saturday.
Mt. Ararat started with a 17-1 setback at Messalonskee. The Eagles were home with Morse Tuesday and welcome North Yarmouth Academy Saturday.
Morse opened at Mt. Ararat Tuesday and played host to Oceanside Thursday. Greely pays a visit Saturday and the Shipbuilders go to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
On the diamond, Mt. Ararat’s baseball team opened with a 5-3 loss at Skowhegan, then beat visiting Morse, 7-2. The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Wednesday, host Bangor Friday and play at Medomak Valley Monday.
Morse started with losses at Lake Region (4-0) and Mt. Ararat (7-2). After hosting Medomak Valley Wednesday, the Shipbuilders visit MCI Friday and welcome Oceanside Monday.
Brunswick started with losses at three-time defending Class A champion Bangor (4-0) and Lincoln Academy (5-2). The Dragons welcomed Lewiston Wednesday, play host to Edward Little Friday and Cony Saturday, then visit Camden Hills Monday and Oxford Hills Tuesday.
Morse’s softball team started by beating Lake Region (21-0, in five innings) and Mt. Ararat (6-5). After hosting Medomak Valley Wednesday, the Shipbuilders visit MCI Friday and welcome Oceanside Monday.
After dropping its opener, 6-5, to visiting Morse, Mt. Ararat hoped to get in the win column Wednesday at Oxford Hills. The Eagles host Bangor Friday and play at Medomak Valley Monday.
Brunswick started with a 13-1 loss at Lincoln Academy. The Dragons welcomed Lewiston Wednesday, play host to Edward Little Friday and Cony Saturday, then visit Camden Hills Monday and Oxford Hills Tuesday.
Brunswick’s boys were third and the girls placed fifth in a season-opening outdoor track meet.
Brunswick and Mt. Ararat both host meets Friday.
Brunswick’s girls’ tennis team opened with a 5-0 win over Mt. Ararat.
Morse started with 5-0 losses to Lincoln Academy and Gardiner.
On the boys’ side, Mt. Ararat opened the year with 4-1 wins over Brunswick and Edward Little.
The Dragons were 0-2 after losing to Mt. Ararat and 3-2 to Lewiston.
Morse dropped a 5-0 decision to Gardiner to start the year, then defeated Lincoln Academy, 3-2.
Times Record staff writer Eric Maxim contributed to this article.