The fall sports season is now in full flower and last week produced some interesting results in football, soccer, field hockey, cross country and golf.
Here’s a glimpse at what you might have missed:
Brunswick’s highly touted football team bounced back from its agonizing 21-20 home loss to Bangor in the opener with a 26-0 blanking of host Skowhegan Friday night. The Dragons look to improve to 2-1 Friday when they return home to meet dangerous Lewiston.
Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 in Eastern A action with a 14-0 home loss to Oxford Hills. The Eagles go to Cony Friday.
Morse wasn’t able to build on its initial win and lost, 55-20, at home to Gardiner Friday. The Shipbuilders hope to bounce back Friday when they host two-time defending regional champion Leavitt.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team opened with a 6-0 win over Oxford Hills, but had to settle for ties against host Erskine (0-0) and visiting Mt. Ararat (1-1). The Dragons hosted Edward Little Tuesday, played at Lewiston Thursday, host Cony Saturday and Brewer Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was a 2-1 winner at Lewiston and a 3-1 home victor over Oxford Hills before playing Brunswick to a 1-1 draw. The Eagles were back in action Thursday at Edward Little. After going to Brewer Saturday, they host Lawrence Tuesday.
Morse built on its season-opening 5-0 win over Nokomis with a 2-0 home victory over Maine Central Institute last Thursday.
“It was a difficult win, frustrating in a lot of ways, but we’re happy to be 2-0,” said Shipbuilders coach Tom Rackmales. “We were off on a number of chances, but I think the boys were anxious for their first time in front of the home crowd.”
Saturday, Morse fell to 2-1 after a 2-0 setback at Belfast.
“Belfast was a step quicker to every ball,” said Rackmales. “They’re well organized and have a terrific player in the midfield.”
The Shipbuilders hosted Mt. View Tuesday, go to Gardiner Friday and and welcome Oceanside Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s girls’ soccer team is off to its usual hot start. The Dragons edged visiting Oxford Hills, 1-0, in the opener and last week, beat visiting Erskine (5-0) and host Mt. Ararat (3-1). The Dragons were behind for the time all season at the Eagles, but goals from Rebecca Champagne, Dakota Foster and Paige Tetu were the difference.
Brunswick was at Edward Little Tuesday and hosted Lewiston Thursday. Saturday, the Dragons go to Cony and Tuesday of next week, they play at Brewer.
Mt. Ararat fell to 1-1 with the 3-1 home loss to Brunswick, despite a goal from Maddison Prescott. Hannah Hauser made 15 saves.
The Eagles went to Oxford Hills Tuesday and hosted Edward Little Thursday. They host Brewer Saturday and go to Lawrence Tuesday of next week.
Morse is an impressive 3-0. The Shipbuilders, who crushed visiting Nokomis, 8-1, in the opener, outslugged host MCI, 5-3, last Thursday. Standout Tori Field had three goals and Katie Henrikson scored twice. Saturday, Morse dominated visiting Belfast, 11-0, as Field had five goals and Christina Stuart one.
After going to Mt. View Tuesday, the Shipbuilders visit Gardiner Friday and go to Oceanside Tuesday of next week.
All three local field hockey teams were seeking their first win at press time.
Brunswick was 0-3-1 after losses to host Cony (3-2) and visiting Lawrence (1-0) and a 1-1 tie at Mt. Ararat last week. The Dragons hosted Oxford Hills Tuesday, welcome Lewiston Saturday and Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
The tie left Mt. Ararat 0-1-2. The Eagles had previously tied visiting Lewiston, 0-0. Mt. Ararat was at Brewer Tuesday, host Cony Saturday and play at Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
Morse dropped to 0-4 after losses last week to host Leavitt (8-0) and visiting Gardiner (4-0). The Shipbuilders were at Winslow Tuesday, hosted Mt. View Thursday and go to Belfast Saturday and Maranacook Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s cross-country teams joined seven other schools for a meet at Lawrence last weekend and both squads came in second. Benson Worthington was second in the boys’ meet (17 minutes, 29.73 seconds). Teresa Murphy was runner-up among the girls (20:55.39). The Dragons girls’ team is 10th in the latest coaches’ poll.
Morse joined five other schools at Belfast, where the girls were second and the boys fifth. The Shipbuilders got an eighth-place finish from Ben Wright in the boys’ meet (19:24.89). The girls were paced by Amy Franklin, who was third (21:39.83).
Mt. Ararat joined four schools at Lewiston. The girls (ranked seventh by the coaches) won their meet (Kelly Lynch came in second individually, 22:45.92). The boys came in second, but Andy Reifman-Packett was the fastest runner (17:52.21).
This weekend, Mt. Ararat hosts Brunswick, Cony and Morse.
On the links, Brunswick improved to 5-0 Monday with a 9-0 victory at Oceanside. The Dragons hosted Morse Thursday.
The Shipbuilders are still seeking their first win after dropping to 0-5 with a 7.5-1.5 loss to Mt. Ararat Monday.
The victory gave the Eagles a 2-3 record. Mt. Ararat hosted Gardiner Wednesday.
Morse’s Shannon Rice bounces the ball up to her running stance ahead of Gardiner’s Ellen Kelley on Thursday afternoon. The Shipbuilders dropped a 4-0 decision to the Tigers.
Morse’s Aysia Moore is closed in on by Gardiner defenders during Thursday’s contest.