It feels like the spring sports season has just began, but many teams have already completed half of their schedule. That means that it’s time to start paying attention to the Heal Points and possible playoff positioning with the postseason just a few weeks away.
Here’s a glimpse at what occurred over the past week and how things stand:
Brunswick’s baseball team 4-4 and ninth in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings at press time after splitting 2-1 decisions last week, losing at Cony and beating visiting Hampden Academy. After hosting Edward Little Wednesday, the Dragons are home against Skowhegan Friday, go to Lawrence Monday and visit Messalonskee Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat fell to 0-7 and 13th in Eastern A after losses last week at Oxford Hills (11-1) and at home to Lewiston (5-4). The Eagles were home against Bangor Wednesday, go to Cony Friday, host Hampden Academy Monday and welcome Edward Little Wednesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse was 3-5 and sixth after losses to visiting Oceanside (2-0) and at Gardiner (11-7). The Shipbuilders hosted Maranacook Wednesday, go to Lincoln Academy Friday and welcome Belfast Monday.
Morse’s softball team 4-4 and 11th in the Western Class B Heal Points standings after a 4-3 home win over Oceanside and a 19-5 setback at Gardiner. The Shipbuilders hosted Maranacook Wednesday, go to Lincoln Academy Friday and host Belfast Monday.
In Eastern A, Mt. Ararat was 3-4 and 10th at press time after a 12-8 loss at Oxford Hills and a 2-1 home win over Lewiston. The Eagles hosted Bangor Wednesday, go to Cony Friday, host Hampden Academy Monday and welcome Edward Little Wednesday of next week.
Brunswick was 1-7 and 12th after a 17-0 loss at Cony and a 7-1 home defeat to Hampden Academy. After welcoming Edward Little Wednesday, the Dragons are home against Skowhegan Friday, go to Lawrence Monday and visit Messalonskee Wednesday of next week.
Brunswick’s defending Eastern Class A champion boys’ lacrosse team made a powerful statement Saturday with a 14-8 win at defending Eastern B champion Yarmouth to improve to 6-0 and first in the Heals. The Dragons had previously romped at Oxford Hills (18-2) and at home over Cony (19-3). Brunswick was at Lewiston Wednesday, hosts two-time defending Class B champion Cape Elizabeth in a compelling showdown Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bowdoin College (see theforecaster.net for game story), then plays host to Edward Little Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was 2-5 and eighth after sandwiching losses at Messalonskee (10-6) and Westbrook (11-6) around a 16-6 home victory over Oxford Hills. The Eagles host Marshwood Friday and go to Cony Wednesday.
In Eastern B, Morse was 4-2 and sixth at press time after a 13-11 home win over Oak Hill, an 11-10 victory at Massabesic and an 8-7 home loss to St. Dom’s. The Shipbuilders were at Maranacook Wednesday, welcome Westbrook Friday and go to Mt. Blue Wednesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat improved to 6-0 and second to Lewiston in the Eastern A Heals after recent wins at Cony (13-6) and North Yarmouth Academy (11-5) and at home over Oxford Hills (7-2). After hosting rival Brunswick Thursday, the Eagles visit Messalonskee Tuesday.
Brunswick lost, 13-9, at Messalonskee last Thursday and 12-9 at South Portland Friday, then improved to 3-4 Monday with a 14-7 home victory over Morse. After going to Mt. Ararat Thursday, the Dragons visit Edward Little Tuesday.
In Eastern B, Morse beat host Lincoln Academy, 18-9, last Thursday, then fell to 2-2 Monday with a 14-7 loss at Brunswick. The Shipbuilders were home with Winslow Tuesday and played at Camden Hills Thursday. Morse visits Freeport Tuesday.
Brunswick’s girls’ tennis powerhouse was 7-0 and first in Eastern A at press time. Mt. Ararat sat sixth at 3-5. In Western B, Morse was second to Lincoln Academy at 5-3.
On the boys’ side, Brunswick was also first in Eastern A at 6-0. Mt. Ararat was second at 6-1. In Western B, Morse was first at 8-0.
Brunswick senior goalie Mitchell Smith makes a save during the Dragons’ 14-8 win at Yarmouth in Saturday’s battle of defending regional champions.
Brunswick celebrates one of its 14 goals during Saturday’s impressive victory.