Stretch run begins in Mid-Coast
Believe it or not, but the winter sports regular season is coming down the stretch.
We're mere weeks from the first state championships being bestowed.
Local teams continue to impress, but still have a long way to go.
Here's a glimpse:
The Hyde boys' basketball team began the week 10-0 and is now first in the Western Class D Heal Points standings. The Phoenix downed visiting Richmond (45-16) and won at Islesboro (65-27) last week. Hyde was home with North Yarmouth Academy Tuesday and Islesboro Thursday. Waynflete pays a visit Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern A, Brunswick is 8-4 and sixth in the Heals. The Dragons are coming off a 54-46 victory at Cony Friday. Brunswick hosted Lawrence Tuesday, visits Edward Little Friday and welcomes Oxford Hills next Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat began the week 0-12 and 14th in the Heals. The Eagles lost at Edward Little, 64-36, last Friday. After hosting Oxford Hills Tuesday, Mt. Ararat goes to Erskine Friday and welcomes Skowhegan Tuesday of next week.
Morse is 3-8 and 16th in Western B. The Shipbuilders welcomed Maranacook Tuesday after 10 days off. They went to Oak Hill Thursday, host Oceanside Saturday and play host to Lincoln Tuesday of next week.
On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat is fifth in Eastern A at 7-5 after Friday's 45-41 home loss to Edward Little. The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Tuesday, host Erskine Friday and go to Skowhegan next Tuesday.
Brunswick is 4-8 and 11th after Friday's 54-34 home loss to undefeated, top ranked Cony. The Dragons were at Lawrence Tuesday, host Edward Little Friday and play at Oxford Hills next Tuesday.
Morse is 4-7 and 16th in Western B entering Tuesday's game at Maranacook. The Shipbuilders were home with Oak Hill Thursday, visit Oceanside Saturday and and go to Lincoln Tuesday of next week.
In Western D, Hyde is 0-10 and 13th in the standings. The Phoenix lost last week to Richmond (58-7) and Islesboro (37-11). Hyde was at NYA Tuesday and hosts Islesboro Thursday. The Phoenix hosts Waynflete Tuesday.
Brunswick's girls' hockey team fell to second in the East Region Heals after a 4-1 home loss to new No. 1 Greely Saturday. The Dragons were at Portland Thursday, visit Falmouth Saturday and close the regular season at home Feb. 4 versus Winslow.
On the boys' side, Brunswick is 5-4-1 and fifth in the Eastern A standings after a 3-2 win at Mt. Ararat last Thursday. The Dragons were at Messalonskee Wednesday, host Gray-New Gloucester/Poland Saturday, go to Cheverus Monday and visit Edward Little Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat fell to 3-5 and 10th with the loss to Brunswick. The Eagles hosted Gray-New Gloucester/Poland Thursday and welcome Hall-Dale/Winthrop/Maranacook Saturday.
Mt. Ararat's Nordic ski team took part in the Maranacook Wave freestyle race Saturday at Black Mountain. The boys came in 22nd, the girls 21st.
Mt. Ararat's wrestling team entered Wednesday's meet at Camden Hills (along with Mt. Blue) with a 15-6 record.
Morse is 6-16 after losses Saturday to Wells (42-33) and York (57-21). Morse joined MCI at Gardiner Wednesday.