The fall sports season has begun in positive fashion for local squads and there has already been no shortage of memorable contests.
Here’s a glimpse at where things stand with the first full week of the season under our belts:
Brunswick’s two-time defending Class B North champion football team earned its second straight decisive win last Friday, blanking visiting Lawrence, 47-0, to improve to 2-0. The Dragons (who have outscored their foes, 101-20), look to keep the good times rolling Friday when 1-1 Cony pays a visit. Last fall, Brunswick won at Cony, 58-27.
Mt. Ararat fell at home to York, 37-16, to drop to 1-1 on the season. The Eagles go to 0-2 Gorham Friday. Last season, Mt. Ararat beat the visiting Rams, 36-0.
Morse also fell to 1-1 Friday after a 27-7 home loss to Leavitt. The Shipbuilders go to 2-0 Kennebunk Friday. Last season, Morse lost at home to the Rams, 39-21.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team is off the best start locally. The Eagles enjoyed wins at Lawrence (6-1) and Cony (2-0) last week to improve to 2-1. Mt. Ararat was home with Brunswick Tuesday, visits Skowhegan Friday and plays at Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick lost at home to Camden Hills, 2-0, and beat tied host Messalonskee, 2-2, last week and took an 0-1-2 record into Tuesday’s game at Mt. Ararat. After hosting Oxford Hills Thursday, the Dragons play at Lewiston.
In Class B South, Morse won its opener, 1-0, at Lincoln Academy behind a goal from Collin McCarthy on a penalty kick. The Shipbuilders then lost, 2-1, at Oceanside despite a goal from Jack Harrington. Morse was home against Medomak Valley Tuesday, played at Belfast Thursday, visits Spruce Mountain Saturday and hosts Leavitt Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick lost, 9-3, at Camden Hills and won, 5-0, at home over Messalonskee last week to improve to 2-1. The Dragons were home with Mt. Ararat and visited Oxford Hills Thursday, then host Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat improved to 2-1 after home win over Lawrence (2-1) and Cony (4-0) last week. The Eagles went to Brunswick Tuesday, host Skowhegan Friday and welcome Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
Morse defeated host Lincoln Academy, 3-1, in its opener, behind goals from Micailah Albertson, Ella Martin and Emily Martin. The Shipbuilders then lost, 1-0, at Oceanside. Morse was at Medomak Valley Tuesday and hosted Belfast Thursday, hosts Spruce Mountain Saturday and visits Leavitt Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s field hockey team has alternated losses and wins this fall and fell to 2-3 Monday with a 4-0 home loss to Messalonskee. Last week, the Dragons lost at Cony, 5-0, and beat host Lewiston, 4-1. Brunswick was at Skowhegan Thursday, hosts Oxford Hills Saturday and and Brewer Monday.
Mt. Ararat took a four-game skid and a 1-4 record into Tuesday’s game at Hampden Academy after losses last week at Oxford Hills (2-0) and at home to Messalonskee (6-0) and Edward Little (2-0). After hosting Bangor Thursday, the Eagles visit Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
Morse fell to 1-4 after losses to visiting Lawrence (6-0) and at Gardiner (6-0) and Erskine Academy (1-0). The Shipbuilders are home against Camden Hills Friday and welcome Belfast Monday.
Brunswick’s first-year varsity volleyball team fell to 0-3 after 3-0 losses last week at Wells and Portland. The Dragons sought their first victory Tuesday when Greely paid a visit. After going to Cony Thursday, Brunswick is home against powerhouse Falmouth Tuesday of next week.
Local cross country teams are back in action Friday when Morse hosts Brunswick, Mt. Ararat and five other teams.
Mt. Ararat’s golf team beat Brunswick, 11.5-1.5, last Thursday to improve to 5-0, dropping the Dragons to 1-4 in the process.
Morse fell to 1-6 after a 6-3 loss to Spruce Mountain Monday.