While the fall postseason began Saturday with golf’s state meet, the regular season is coming to a rapid close in the other sports and local teams are in the thick of the action.
Here’s a glimpse of the week that was and what’s on tap:
Brunswick and Mt. Ararat both competed at the Class A golf state match Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.
The Dragons shot a 350 and came in 10th, while the Eagles finished 11th with a team score of 369 (Thornton Academy, 310, won the title).
Brunswick was led by Zach Grant, who shot an 18-hole round of 79. Josh Clark (81), Sam Sharpe (91) and Jack Bates (99) also scored.
Mt. Ararat’s top scorer was Cam Cox (89). Also scoring were Jason Magno (90), Will Kavanaugh (94) and Cade Charron (96).
The golf season comes to a close Saturday, back at the Natanis, with the individual championships.
Brunswick’s football team suffered its first defeat last weekend, 34-27, to fall to 5-1, but the Dragons were tied with Skowhegan (a team they’ve already beaten) for the top spot in the Class B North Crabtree Points standings. Brunswick faces another pivotal showdown Friday, at 5-1 Mt. Blue. The Dragons won last year’s meeting, 35-7, at home.
In Class B South, Morse fell to 2-4 and ninth after a 31-0 loss at undefeated, top-ranked Falmouth. The Shipbuilders fell behind by 31 halftime, then played very well in the second half, keeping the potent Yachtsmen off the board. Morse goes to 3-3 Westbrook Saturday. The teams didn’t meet last season.
Mt. Ararat lost at home to Biddeford, 41-14, and dropped to 1-5 and 11th in Class B South. Friday, the Eagles welcome 2-4 Greely. The teams didn’t play in 2014.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team improved to 8-3-1 and fifth in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time after wins last week at Brewer (3-1) and at home over Edward Little (3-0). The Dragons were at rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday adn close the regular season at Cony Friday.
Mt. Ararat took a 5-5-2 mark and the No. 8 ranking into Tuesday’s home game versus Brunswick. Last week, the Eagles lost at Hampden Academy (3-2) and Bangor (2-0). Mt. Ararat closed its regular season at Oxford Hills Thursday.
In Class B South, Morse was 3-7-1 and 14th (only 12 teams make the playoffs) following a 3-2 loss at Belfast and a 1-0 home loss to Gardiner. The Shipbuilders were home with Medomak Valley Tuesday and went to Winslow Thursday. They close at Lincoln Academy Monday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 8-2-1 and third in Class A North at press time after a 3-0 home win over Brewer last week. The Dragons hosted Mt. Ararat Tuesday, went to Edward Little Thursday and close the regular season at home Friday versus Cony.
Mt. Ararat was 8-3-1 and fifth in Class A North after a 4-1 home win over Hampden Academy and a 3-0 home loss to Bangor last week. After going to Brunswick Tuesday, the Eagles closed at home versus Oxford Hills Thursday.
In Class B South, Morse was 5-3-3 and ninth after a 4-2 home win over Belfast and a scoreless tie at Gardiner. In the win, Macie Gagne had three goals and Megan Curtis added one. The Shipbuilders were at Medomak Valley Tuesday and hosted Winslow Thursday. They close at Lincoln Academy Monday.
Mt. Ararat finished the regular season 3-8-3 and is hoping for a playoff berth. Last week, the Eagles lost at Mt. Blue (6-0) and settled for 1-1 ties at Lewiston and at home versus Brunswick. Mt. Ararat was clinging to the eighth and final postseason berth at press time, but could be leapfrogged by Brewer.
Brunswick finished 1-11-2 and likely will be seeded 10th and will miss the playoffs. The Dragons wrapped up the regular season with a 2-0 loss at Edward Little, a 2-1 home loss to Brewer and a 1-1 tie at Mt. Ararat.
Morse was 1-12 and 14th in Class B North (only 10 teams make the playoffs) heading into its final Tuesday at Maranacook. Last week, the Shipbuilders lost at home to Mt. View (2-1) and at Winslow (7-0) as their skid hit 12 games.
The cross country postseason begins this weekend with the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet. Regionals are Saturday, Oct. 24. The state meet is Saturday, Oct. 31.
Morse quarterback Connor Upham throws a pass during the Shipbuilders’ 31-0 loss at Falmouth Friday.
Mt. Ararat goalkeeper Haley Fazzle kicks the ball away from Brunswick’s Hannah Escoe while Eagles defender Hannah Parry looks on during the teams’ 1-1 tie Monday.