Championship time has arrived

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With June on the horizon, it’s time to start crowning spring champions.

Outdoor track has its conference championship meets this weekend, with the state meets to follow June 6.

Tennis will crown individual champions Monday, while the team playoffs start next week.

Baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse are in their final days and teams are vying to make the postseason and are jockeying for optimal seeds.

Here’s a glimpse:

Baseball

Two of three Mid-Coast baseball teams appear playoff-bound.

In Eastern A, Brunswick was 6-7 and eighth in the Heal Points standings following a 3-2 loss at Messalonskee and a 5-2 home setback to Mt. Blue last week. After going to Mt. Ararat Tuesday, the Dragons visit Lewiston Friday and close the regular season at home Monday versus Oxford Hills.

Mt. Ararat was 1-12 and 13th (only nine teams make the playoffs) after following up a 10-0 home loss to Edward Little with its first victory, 9-6, at Lawrence. The Eagles hosted Brunswick Tuesday and went to Messalonskee Wednesday, then close at home versus Skowhegan Friday.

In Western B, Morse was 5-7 and seventh after Friday’s 11-1 win at Mt. View. The Shipbuilders were home with Medomak Valley Tuesday and at Oceanside Wednesday, welcome Camden Hills Friday, then close at home against Erskine Academy Monday.

Softball

Mt. Ararat’s softball team clung to the ninth and final Eastern A playoff spot after losing at home to Edward Little (5-4) and improving to 5-8 with a 6-4 win at Lawrence last week. The Eagles hosted Brunswick Tuesday and went to Messalonskee Wednesday, then close at home versus Skowhegan Friday.

Brunswick fell to 1-12 and 12th after losses at Messalonskee (12-0) and at home to Mt. Blue (10-4) last week. After going to Mt. Ararat Tuesday, the Dragons visit Lewiston Friday and close the regular season at home Monday versus Oxford Hills.

In Western B, Morse was 7-5 and 11th, but only 10 teams qualify. Last week, the Shipbuilders won at Mt. View, 12-10. Morse was home with Medomak Valley Tuesday and at Oceanside Wednesday, welcomes Camden Hills Friday, then closes at home against Erskine Academy Monday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team continued its inexorable march to an undefeated regular season and the top seed in Eastern A after wins last week over visiting Edward Little (16-2) and at rival Mt. Ararat (15-5). The Dragons took a 10-0 record into Wednesday’s home game versus Messalonskee and close at home versus Morse Tuesday.

Mt. Ararat began the week 4-6 and sixth after winning at Cony (11-5) and falling at home to Brunswick (15-5). The Eagles host Messalonskee Friday and close at Gardiner Tuesday.

In Eastern B, Morse held the ninth and final playoff berth with a 5-5 mark following a 14-3 win at Mt. Blue and a 16-7 setback at Gardiner last week. After playing at Oak Hill Wednesday, the Shipbuilders close at Brunswick Tuesday.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat began the week 8-1 and second to Messalonskee in the Eastern A Heals following a 12-11 loss at Messalonskee and wins at Brunswick (16-4) and Oxford Hills (15-6) last week. The Eagles host Cony Saturday and close at home versus Edward Little Wednesday.

Brunswick fell to 3-7 and seventh after losing last week at Edward Little (10-9) and at home to Mt. Ararat (16-4). The Dragons host Messalonskee Saturday and close at home versus defending Class B champion Yarmouth Monday.

In Eastern B, Morse began the week 6-3 and second to Oceanside following a 15-9 loss at Freeport and wins over visiting Oxford Hills (14-6) and at Gardiner (9-7) last week. The Shipbuilders were at Lewiston Tuesday, host Bonny Eagle Monday and close at home against Oceanside Wednesday.

Outdoor track

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet is Saturday in Bath.

Tennis

The singles tennis tournament resumes Friday at Colby College in Waterville.

Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu is seeded first in the boys’ competition. Morse’s Thomas Jarmusz is the No. 9 seed. Morse’s Matthew Jarmusz and Mt. Ararat’s Peter Mao and Trevor Mayo will also compete.

Morse’s Sarah Gray is the No. 6 seed in the girls’ draw. Brunswick’s Elizabeth Day and Cassandra Ridgeand Mt. Ararat’s Christine Levesque will also take part.

The tournament continues Saturday in Waterville, then culminates Monday at Bates College in Lewiston.

The team tournament starts Tuesday of next week with the preliminary round. The quarterfinals are Thursday, June 4.

Brunswick’s girls, the defending Eastern A champions, went 11-1 in the regular season and wound up second to Lewiston in the Heal Points standings. Mt. Ararat was ranked sixth after going 6-6. In Western B, Morse was fifth at 7-5.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat both went 11-1 and as a result, are ranked first and second respectively in Eastern A. Morse was first at press time in Western B with a 10-1 mark.

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