February arrives, postseason excitement nears-MidCoast edition

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It has gone by in a flash and with February upon us, the winter sports season is beginning to wind down.

That, of course, means that the best is yet to come, as the end of the regular schedule will produce many compelling matchups and the postseason promises to be memorable as well.

Here’s a glimpse at where things stand on the brink of a new month and what’s in store:

Girls’ basketball

Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team, the defending Class A South champion, remained undefeated at press time after downing host Morse (59-34), visiting Leavitt (55-24) and Medomak Valley (66-33) to improve to 14-0. The Dragons (second to Greely in the Heal Points standings) were home with Lincoln Academy Tuesday and went to Biddeford Thursday. They play at Edward Little Tuesday of next week.

Morse was 3-11 and seventh in the region after a 59-34 loss at Brunswick and a 53-37 home win over Mt. Ararat. The Shipbuilders were home with Maranacook Tuesday, visit Leavitt Friday and play host to Cony Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 3-11 and 11th in the region (only nine teams make the playoffs) following losses at Morse (53-37) and Lewiston (44-26). The Eagles were at Camden Hills Tuesday and at Leavitt Thursday. Mt. Ararat visits Medomak Valley Monday.

Hyde was 4-8 and 16th in Class C South (14 teams make the playoffs) following losses at North Yarmouth Academy (44-12), at home to Old Orchard Beach (40-23) and at Hebron Academy (41-12) and a 26-23 win at Gould Academy. The Phoenix hosted St. Dom’s Tuesday, welcomes Hebron Academy Friday, goes to Kents Hill Saturday, hosts Pine Tree Academy Tuesday of next week, then closes the regular season at home Wednesday of next week against Kents Hill.

Boys’ basketball

On the boys’ side, Brunswick would be the lone local team to make the playoffs if they began today. The Dragons were 10-4 and seventh in Class A South after wins over visiting Morse (49-40) and host Leavitt (53-45) and a loss at Medomak Valley (49-44). Brunswick was at Lincoln Academy Tuesday and hosted Biddeford Thursday. The Dragons welcome Edward Little Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 6-8 and 11th in the region (only nine teams make the playoffs) following wins at Morse (70-66) and at home over Lewiston (73-59). The Eagles were home with Camden Hills Tuesday and Leavitt Thursday, then play host to Medomak Valley Monday.

Morse fell to 1-13 and 13th after losing at Brunswick (49-40) and at home to Mt. Ararat (70-66). The Shipbuilders hoped to snap their 12-game skid when they went to Maranacook Tuesday. After hosting Leavitt Friday, Morse is at Cony Tuesday of next week.

Hockey

On the ice, Brunswick’s boys were 5-7 and fifth in Class B South after Saturday’s 4-3 home win over Gardiner. The Dragons host Yarmouth Friday and go to Mt. Ararat Saturday. 

The Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon co-op team extended its win streak to three and improved to 5-7 and seventh in Class A North (six teams make the playoffs) after downing host Lawrence (11-1) and host Windham/Westbrook (6-1). After going to Cony Tuesday, Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon welcomes Brunswick Saturday and plays at Windham/Westbrook Wednesday of next week.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 5-11 and held on to the sixth and final playoff spot in the North Region after a 5-0 setback at Greely and a 6-1 home loss to Winslow. The Dragons went to Falmouth Wednesday, then close the regular season at Mt. Ararat/Morse Saturday.

Mt. Ararat/Morse was 2-14 and eighth in the region following losses at Portland/Deering (4-1) and Biddeford (6-1) and a 2-0 win at Gorham/Bonny Eagle. Mt. Ararat/Morse went to Winslow Tuesday and closes at home versus Brunswick Saturday.

Indoor track

The final KVAC regular season indoor track meet will be held Saturday in Brunswick.

The KVAC championship meet is Saturday, Feb. 10.

Swimming

Brunswick swept a swim meet against Mt. Ararat last week, as the boys prevailed, 111-49, and the girls won, 105-73.

Morse swept Lewiston, as the boys prevailed, 109-53, and the girls won, 108-62.

Mt. Ararat was at Camden Hills Tuesday, while Friday, Morse goes to Belfast and Brunswick swims at Cony.

Wrestling

The Morse/Wiscasset co-op wrestling team improved to 17-7 after beating Mt. Ararat/Brunswick (42-39), Dirigo (36-18), Mountain Valley (42-33), Mt. View (52-12) and a 40-27 loss to Skowhegan. 

Mt. Ararat/Brunswick finished the regular season 13-9 following a 42-39 loss to Morse/Wiscasset, a 66-0 win over Richmond, a 51-28 loss to Cony, a 48-32 win over Camden Hills and a 40-36 victory over Nokomis.

Next up is the KVAC championship meet Saturday in Augusta.

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