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The winter sports campaign begins to wind down at the end of the week when the girls’ hockey regular season comes to a close, along with indoor track, swimming and wrestling. Basketball, boys’ hockey and skiing won’t be far behind.
Here’s a glimpse at where things stand as January gives way to the championship month of February.
The Brunswick and Mt. Ararat boys’ basketball teams appear to be on a tournament collision course, as if the playoffs started today, they would square off in the quarterfinals.
The Dragons were 10-4 and fourth in the Class A South Heal Points standings at press time after a 53-34 home win over Biddeford and a 54-46 home loss to Edward Little. Brunswick went to Cony Tuesday and to Leavitt Thursday, visit Mt. Ararat Saturday and close the regular season at home Tuesday of next week versus Lewiston.
The Eagles were 10-3 and fifth in Class A South after Friday’s 59-49 win at Camden Hills. Mt. Ararat hosted Oceanside Tuesday and visited Lewiston Thursday, hosts Brunswick Saturday, plays at Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week and closes at home against Edward Little Feb. 4.
Morse was 4-10 and 10th in Class A South (only nine teams make the playoffs) after a 60-41 home loss to Oceanside and a 55-45 home win over Lewiston. After going to Erskine Academy Tuesday and hosting Medomak Valley Thursday, the Shipbuilders travel to Waterville Tuesday of next week and close at home versus Winslow Feb. 4.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 9-5 and fourth in the Class A South Heals after winning at Biddeford (58-41) and falling at Edward Little (35-22). The Dragons hosted Cony Tuesday and Leavitt Thursday, go to Mt. Ararat Saturday and close the regular season at Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Morse was 7-7 and fifth in Class A South after falling at Oceanside (39-28) and Lewiston (52-38). The Shipbuilders were home against Erskine Academy Tuesday and went to Medomak Valley Thursday, host Waterville Tuesday of next week and play at Winslow in the finale Feb. 4.
Mt. Ararat was 1-12 and 12th in Class A South (only 10 teams make the playoffs) after a 46-44 home loss to Camden Hills. The Eagles went to Oceanside Tuesday and hosted Lewiston Thursday, welcome Brunswick Saturday, play host to Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week and close at Edward Little Feb. 4.
In Class C South, Hyde was 5-8 and 10th at press time. Last week, the Phoenix won at North Yarmouth Academy (34-29), lost at home to Richmond (49-37), beat visiting Hebron Academy (54-29) and lost at Highview Christian (55-26). Hyde went to Sacopee Valley Tuesday and Old Orchard Beach Wednesday, welcome Kents Hill Friday and closes at Pine Tree Academy Saturday.
On the ice, the Brunswick boys were 7-5-1 and third behind Yarmouth and Gardiner in the Class B South Heals heading into Saturday’s home game against Kennebunk. The Dragons go to Gardiner Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon was 6-5 and seventh in Class A North (only six teams make the playoffs) following a 4-3 home win over Lake Region and a 5-1 loss at Windham. After playing at Poland Tuesday, the next game is Feb. 4 at South Portland.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick is playoff bound. The Dragons fell to 7-9-1 and fifth in the North Region after a 12-2 loss at St. Dom’s Saturday. They closed at Winslow Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat/Morse finished 1-17 and eighth in the North Region (only six teams make the playoffs) after closing with home losses to Lewiston (8-1), Greely (10-0) and Winslow (4-1).
The girls’ hockey playoffs begin Wednesday with the regional quarterfinals. The semifinals are Friday, Feb. 5. Both rounds will feature the higher seeds hosting. The regional finals are Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Colisee in Lewiston. The state final is Saturday, Feb. 13 in Lewiston.
Brunswick’s boys and girls both placed third at a recent 11-team league meet. Morse’s girls came in ninth and the boys were 11th. Mt. Ararat’s boys and girls both placed third in a 10-team league meet.
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet is Feb. 6.
The Class B state meet is Feb. 13. The Class A state meet is Feb. 15.
Brunswick’s boys’ swim team beat Camden Hills, 111-65, and the girls downed the Windjammers, 122-56, last week. The Dragons host Cony Friday.
Morse’s boys beat Edward Little, 121-35, and the girls downed the Red Eddies, 98-73. The Shipbuilders are home with Belfast Friday.
Mt. Ararat goes to Winslow Friday.
The Mt. Ararat/Brunswick wrestling team finished the regular season 16-12.
Morse finished 7-18.
The KVAC Championship meet is Saturday in Augusta.
Brunswick’s Caleb Cost is surrounded by a swarm of Red Eddies during Brunswick’s 54-46 loss at Edward Little last week.
Brunswick’s Colby Bucknam drives on defender during the Dragons’ loss to Edward Little last week.