Golf’s state match got the postseason going Saturday. The other fall sports remain compelling as well and with their postseasons looming, there’s a lot of drama to come.
Here’s a glimpse at what’s transpired, what’s to come and what it all means as we hit the middle of October.
Mt. Ararat was the lone local golf team to qualify for the state match.
The Eagles wound up seventh in Class A with a four-player combined score of 334, which left them 16 points behind champion Scarborough.
Mt. Ararat was led by Cam Cox, who had an 18-hole score of 77. T.J. Ackerman and Tyler O’Connor both shot an 83. Steve Schuman finished with a 91.
Brunswick’s football team fell from the unbeaten ranks last weekend with a 20-7 loss at Messalonskee. The Dragons, who are still first in the Eastern Class A Crabtree Standings, return home Friday to host 5-1 Lawrence in a pivotal battle. Brunswick then closes the following weekend at defending Western B champion Kennebunk.
In Western B, Morse fell to 3-3 and sixth in the standings after last week’s 28-21 loss at Kennebunk. The Shipbuilders host 6-0 powerhouse Marshwood Friday, then close at Mt. Ararat Oct. 24.
Speaking of the Eagles, they fell to 1-5 and 10th last week with a 36-26 loss at Oceanside. Mt. Ararat plays at 5-1 Falmouth Friday, then closes at home versus Morse Oct. 24.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team began the week 8-2-2 and second to Lewiston in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings after wins last week over Oxford Hills (2-0) and Mt. Blue (1-0). The Dragons were home with Lawrence Thursday and welcome rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday.
The Eagles were fourth at 8-2-2 after a 2-1 home loss to Lewiston and a 6-0 win at Brewer. Mt. Ararat hosts defending Eastern A champion Hampden Academy Friday and goes to Brunswick Tuesday.
In Western B, Morse was 1-8-1 and 13th (only 10 teams make the playoffs) at the start of the week after falling to Belfast (2-0). The Shipbuilders were at Camden Hills Tuesday, visit Oceanside Friday and host Medomak Valley in the finale Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, in Western B, Morse won at Belfast, 8-1 (behind two goals apiece from Abby Minott, Sophie Sreden and Miracle Trimble), and Mt. View, 7-1 (Trimble had four goals and Brianna Williams added two), last week to improve to 7-2-2 and fourth in the Heals. The Shipbuilders hosted Camden Hills Tuesday and welcome Oceanside Friday, then finish the regular season at Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern A, Brunswick began the week third with an 8-3-1 record after wins over Oxford Hills (3-2) and Mt. Blue (2-0). The Dragons go to Lawrence Friday and finish at Mt. Ararat Tuesday.
The Eagles were 8-3-1 and fourth in Eastern A after beating Lewiston (6-2) and Brewer (3-0). Mt. Ararat goes to Hampden Academy Friday and finishes at home against Brunswick Tuesday.
It appears all three local field hockey teams will miss the playoffs.
In Eastern A, where eight teams qualify for the playoffs, Brunswick was 10th and Mt. Ararat 11th at press time.
The Dragons fell to 1-12 after losing to Hampden Academy (5-0) and Edward Little (2-0).
The Eagles won, 5-3, at Lewiston last week, then dropped to 2-11 after a 1-0 loss to Mt. Ararat.
Brunswick hosted the Eagles in the finale Tuesday.
In Western B, Morse was 13th with a 1-12 mark (only nine teams qualify) after losses to Mt. View (6-0) and Winslow (7-1).
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference will hold its cross country championship Saturday.
The regionals are Saturday, Oct. 25. The state meets are Saturday, Nov. 1.
Mt. Ararat’s Christine Levesque and Lewiston’s Kajha Gagnon fight for a loose ball during the Eagles’ 6-2 win last week.