Fall sports excitement underway

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While it still (thankfully) feels like summer, the boys and girls of autumn are underway.

Most local teams have played at least one game and early indications are that it will be another season to remember.

There have already been plenty of thrills in football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, cross country and golf.

Here’s a glimpse:


Brunswick’s defending regional champion football team opened with a 54-0 home drubbing of Hampden Academy. The Dragons go to 0-1 Lawrence Friday.  

Mt. Ararat lost, 35-8, at Noble in its first contest. The Eagles are at 0-1 York Friday.

Morse was a 38-8 winner over visiting Gorham. The Shipbuilders go to 1-0 Leavitt Friday.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer won its opener, 3-0, over Mt. Blue. The Dragons were back in action Tuesday at Camden Hills. After playing at Skowhegan Thursday, Brunswick welcomes Messalonskee Saturday and rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat settled for a scoreless tie at Edward Little in its opener. The Eagles were home with Lawrence Tuesday and went to Mt. Blue Thursday. After hosting Cony Saturday, Mt. Ararat visits Brunswick Tuesday of next week.

Morse started its season Tuesday at home against Lincoln Academy. The Shipbuilders are at Oceanside Friday and play at Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

Brunswick’s girls’ soccer team also won its first game, 3-1, at Mt. Blue. The Dragons hosted Camden Hills Tuesday and Skowhegan Thursday, visit Messalonskee Saturday and go to Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat played visiting Edward Little to a 2-2 draw in the opener last week. The Eagles went to Lawrence Tuesday and hosted Mt. Blue Thursday. After visiting Cony Saturday, Mt. Ararat is home against Brunswick Tuesday of next week.

Morse opened its season at home Tuesday versus Lincoln Academy. The Shipbuilders host Oceanside Friday and welcome Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Brunswick’s field hockey team was looking for its first goal and first win at press time. The Dragons opened with a 3-0 loss to Mt. Blue, then settled for a 0-0 tie against Mt. Ararat. Brunswick hosted Cony Tuesday and went to Oxford Hills Thursday. The Dragons are home with Lewiston and go to Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat edged visiting Lewiston, 2-1, in its opener, then settled for a scoreless tie against Brunswick. The Eagles hosted Oxford Hills Tuesday and went to Messalonskee Thursday, play at Edward Little Saturday and welcome Hampden Academy Tuesday of next week.

Morse was a 4-1 winner at Lincoln Academy in its first game. The Shipbuilders were at Lawrence Tuesday and hosted Gardiner Thursday. Saturday brings a visit from Leavitt. Morse is home with Erskine Academy Tuesday of next week.

Cross country

Brunswick took part in a six-team cross country meet at Skowhegan last week. The Dragons girls were first, while the boys placed fourth.

Morse ran in a six-team meet at Winslow. The girls were second and the boys fourth.

Mt. Ararat joined three other teams at Mt. Blue, where the Eagles finished second in both genders.


Brunswick’s golf team opened with a 5.5-3.5 win over Lewiston. The Dragons then improved to 3-0 with a 7.5-1.5 victory over Edward Little and a 7-2 win over Oxford Hills.

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Brunswick junior goalkeeper Maddie Brescia dives in vain for a shot during Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to Camden Hills.

Brunswick senior Molly Gramins possesses the ball during the Dragons’ 4-3 home loss to Camden Hills Tuesday.