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Your favorite fall sports team has either played half of its regular season schedule, or is about to reach that milepost.

As the weather grows cooler, the games get more important and after some memorable results last week, there’s plenty on tap worth keeping an eye on.

Here’s a glimpse:


Brunswick’s football team improved to 3-0 Friday with a decisive 58-27 victory at Cony. The Dragons host 2-1 Messalonskee Friday night. Last year, Brunswick won at Oakland, 20-7, then ousted the visiting Eagles in the Eastern A semifinals, 27-20.

Mt. Ararat got in the win column last weekend, downing visiting Gorham, 36-0, to improve to 1-2. The Eagles host 3-0 Falmouth Friday. Last year, Mt. Ararat lost at the Yachtsmen, 41-7.

Morse fell to 1-2 after a 39-21 home loss to Kennebunk. The Shipbuilders are at 2-1 Noble Friday. The teams have no history.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team improved to 5-1 and fourth in the Class A North Heal Points after wins last week over visiting Mt. Ararat (2-0) and host Oxford Hills (6-0). After hosting undefeated Lewiston Tuesday, the Dragons went to Hampden Academy Thursday and welcome Bangor Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat bounced back from its 2-0 loss at Brunswick with a 1-0 victory at Skowhegan to improve to 3-2-1 and 10th in the region. The Eagles hosted Oxford Hills Tuesday, play at Lewiston Saturday and welcome Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Morse lost its first three games, then got things going last Tuesday with a 5-2 home win over Belfast. Saturday, the Shipbuilders improved to 2-3 (and 14th in Class B South) with a 7-0 home win over Spruce Mountain. After going to Leavitt Tuesday, Morse welcomes Mt. View Friday and plays host to Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

On the girls’ side, Brunswick improved to 5-1 and third in Class A North after wins last week at Mt. Ararat (3-2) and at home over Oxford Hills (3-0). The Dragons were at Lewiston Tuesday and hosted Hampden Academy Thursday before playing at Bangor Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat bounced back from a 3-2 home loss to Brunswick to down host Skowhegan, 6-1, and improve to 4-1-1, good for sixth in Class A North. The Eagles went to Oxford Hills Tuesday and hosted Lewiston Thursday. They visit Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Morse improved to 4-1 and sixth in Class B South after wins last week over visiting Medomak Valley (4-0), host Belfast (5-1) and visiting Spruce Mountain (3-0). Against Medomak, Micailah Albertson, Baylie Cram, Amanda Gagne and Emma Rossetti had the goals. Aubrey Martin had four goals and Gagne one versus Belfast. In the win over Spruce Mountain, Cram, Martin and Abby Minott all scored. After hosting Leavitt Tuesday, the Shipbuilders are at Mt. View Friday and play at Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team improved to 3-3-1 (and seventh in the Class A North Heals) after wins last week over visiting Hampden Academy (4-3) and host Bangor (3-0). After hosted Edward Little Tuesday, the Eagles welcome Brewer Saturday, go to Cony Tuesday of next week, then host powerhouse Skowhegan next Thursday.

Brunswick had to face arguably the two best teams in the state last week and fell to 1-5-1 and ninth in the region after losing at Messalonskee (7-0) and at home to Skowhegan (9-0). The Dragons were at Bangor Tuesday and hosted Hampden Academy Thursday. They visit Lewiston Tuesday of next week, then go to Bangor two days later.

Morse fell to 1-6 and 13th in Class B South after losses last week to visiting Erskine Academy (2-0), host Camden Hills (7-1) and visiting Spruce Mountain (8-0). After playing at Belfast Tuesday and hosting Waterville Thursday, the Shipbuilders are at Oceanside Tuesday of next week, then host Nokomis two days later.

Cross country

Mt. Ararat hosted Brunswick, Morse, Spruce Mountain and Waterville in a cross country meet last Friday.

In the boys’ race, the Dragons were second to Waterville, while Mt. Ararat was third and Morse fourth. Brunswick’s Jason Higginbotham was the individual winner in 18 minutes, 36.86 seconds.

On the girls’ side, Waterville was also first. The Eagles were second, Dragons third and Shipbuilders fourth. Mt. Ararat’s Katherine Leckbee was the top individual (20:58.47).


Brunswick’s golf team beat Edward Little, 8-1, and Oxford Hills, 8.5-0.5, to improve to 6-1.

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Morse junior Dakota Freeman goes up for a header during Saturday’s 7-0 home win over Spruce Mountain. 

Morse junior Cameron Marco races up the field during the Shipbuilders’ 7-0 win over Spruce Mountain last week.