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Postseason the theme for Mid Coast teams

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Postseason the theme for Mid Coast teams

While football wraps up its regular season this weekend, every other fall sport is either about to begin, is in the midst of, or has completed its postseason. Here's a glimpse:

Football

All three local teams still have a shot at making the playoffs.

Brunswick
continues to chug along, improving to 6-1 Friday night with a 42-8 home
romp over Oxford Hills, for its fourth victory in succession. The
Dragons, who are vying for a home playoff game, wrap up the regular
season at Mt. Ararat Saturday.

The Eagles enjoyed a much-needed
20-6 triumph over visiting Edward Little last weekend to improve to
2-5. Mt. Ararat is still alive in its playoff quest. If the Eagles beat
Brunswick, or if Skowhegan defeats Mt. Blue, Mt. Ararat will qualify.

In
Eastern B, Morse bounced back from its stunning, one-sided loss to
Leavitt with a 40-8 romp in Belfast to improve to 5-2. The Shipbuilders
go to Mt. Desert Island Saturday for their regular season finale, then
turn their attention toward defending their regional crown in the
playoffs.

Boys' soccer

The soccer regular season came to a close Tuesday. Final Heal Points standings were released Wednesday.

The Brunswick boys took an 11-1-1 mark into their finale at home versus Cony. The Dragons will likely finish second in Eastern A.

Mt. Ararat was 6-5-2 and ninth in the Heals entering Tuesday's game at home against Erskine. The Eagles (ninth as of Tuesday morning) needed a win and some help to move up at least a spot to qualify for the postseason.

Morse was 2-11 (and 15th in Eastern A) entering Tuesday's finale at home against Lewiston.

The boys' soccer playoffs begin Saturday with the preliminary round. Quarterfinal games are Wednesday of next week. Higher seeded teams will host.

Girls' soccer

On the girls' side, Brunswick is solid as well. The Dragons were 13-0 and first in Eastern A heading into their final game Tuesday at Cony.

Mt. Ararat was fourth at 8-3-2 entering Tuesday's game at Erskine and appears as if it will play at least one playoff game at home.

Morse also looks postseason-bound. The Shipbuilders were 8-5 and seventh in the standings prior to hosting Lewiston Tuesday.

The girls' soccer playoffs begin Friday with the preliminary round. Quarterfinal games are Tuesday of next week. Higher seeded teams will host.

Field hockey

The lone local field hockey team to qualify for the playoffs, Mt. Ararat, was sent packing in heartbreaking fashion last Saturday. The Eagles, seeded fifth, lost 2-1 at Cony in overtime to finish 5-7-3.

Cross country

Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat's cross country teams took part in the Class A Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet Saturday in Augusta.

In the boys' race, Brunswick was second to Edward Little. Dragons standout Will Geoghegan was first individually. Mt. Ararat came in fourth and Morse was seventh.

On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat won the team race and Kate Spies was the top individual. Brunswick finished third. Morse placed 11th.

Saturday, local teams will take part in the Eastern Class A regional meet at Belfast. The girls run at 11 a.m. The boys start at 11:35 a.m.

The state championship meet is Saturday, Oct. 31, at Twin Brook in Cumberland.

Golf

Boys and girls from the Mid-Coast area took part in the individual golf state championships Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.

In Class A boys' action, Mt. Ararat's Henry Fall shot a 78 to tie for sixth. Brunswick's Nate McCue and Brad Smith both shot an 85 to tie for 26th. Brunswick's Joe Messerman shot an 86 and teammate Luke Carter finished with a 93.

In the girls' championship, Mt. Ararat's Linnea Tilberg tied for fourth with an 88. Teammate Michelle Brann shot a 102.

 

 

Photo:
Brunswick's Will Geoghegan, chased by Morse's Jason Kaake, came in first at the KVAC championship cross country race Saturday in Augusta.

Photo:
Mt. Ararat's Kate Spies (with Brunswick's Kathleen McMahon in the distance) nears the finish line as the top female Saturday. The Eagles won the team title.