Another spring sports season has come and gone and it’s safe to say that the events of April, May and June 2016 won’t soon be forgotten.
Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team continued to dominate its region, winning the newly formed Class A North to reach the state game for the third year in a row. The Dragons weren’t able to repeat as champions, however, losing, 18-10, to Scarborough. Morse and Mt. Ararat both went 2-10 this season and failed to qualify for the playoffs.
On the girls’ side, Morse had its best season to date, going 11-1 with the lone loss coming in overtime, and earning the top seed in Class B North. The Shipbuilders got all the way to the regional final before running into two-time defending state champion Yarmouth, which ended their season with a 16-7 decision. In Class A North, Mt. Ararat upset Edward Little in the quarterfinals, then was ousted by eventual state champion Messalonskee in the semifinals. Brunswick was beaten by Windham in the quarterfinal round.
On the diamond, Mt. Ararat’s baseball team sprung a quarterfinal round upset by Oxford Hills, then lost to Edward Little in the semifinals. Morse was eliminated by eventual regional champion Freeport in the Class B South preliminary round. Brunswick failed to make the playoffs.
Mt. Ararat’s softball team won a prelim over Brewer, then lost to defending state champion Messalonskee in the quarterfinals. Morse got to the Class B South playoffs, but lost to Cape Elizabeth in the preliminary round. Brunswick failed to qualify for the postseason.
The state track meet saw some individuals excel. Brunswick’s Keenan Welzel had the best time in the boys’ 400 at the Class A meet.
The biggest tennis highlight came when Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu won the boys’ state singles championship.
Brunswick’s girls tennis team earned the No. 2 seed in Class A North following an 11-1 regular season and got to eh regional final, but dropped a close 3-2 decision to Lewiston. The Brunswick boys also lost to Lewiston, in the semifinals. Morse’s girls were the top seed in Class B South, but were upset by York in the quarterfinals. The Shipbuilders boys were ranked second and beat Freeport in the quarterfinals, then lost to three-time champion Cape Elizabeth in the semifinals. Mt. Ararat’s boys lost in the quarterfinals, while the Eagles failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Freshman Aiden Glover and his Brunswick teammates got to the Class A boys’ lacrosse state final for the third year in a row.
Morse’s Emma Gould scored in the triple jump at last month’s Class B outdoor track and field state meet.
Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu won the boys’ state singles championship.