Lots of excitement this winter in the Mid-Coast

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(Ed. Note: The basketball season was recapped in last week’s edition)

Sports excitement came in many forms this winter. There were dramatic finishes on the ice and transcendent individual and team performances in swimming, wrestling, skiing and indoor track.

In boys’ hockey, Brunswick had a solid regular season, one which included a victory over eventual regional champion Yarmouth, but the Dragons lost at home to Cape Elizabeth in the Class B South quarterfinals. The Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon co-op team won 11 games, but failed to qualify for the tournament.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick got to the playoffs, but lost in the Lewiston in the North Region quarterfinals.

Brunswick’s girls’ swim team took home a Class A state title. The Dragons were paced by Caitlin Tycz, who was named Swimmer of the Meet after winning a pair of individual events, setting records and helping two relay teams to first-place finishes. Tycz was named Maine’s Female Swimmer of the Year, while Brunswick’s Nate Samson was named Maine’s Male Swimmer of the Year. Other individuals turned heads as well.

The indoor track state meet produced a pair of boys’ individual champions.

There was also individual success in skiing and wrestling.

Here’s a last look back at the winter excitement that was.

Winter state champions–Mid-Coast edition

Brunswick girls’ swimming, Class A

Winter individual state champions–Mid-Coast edition

Indoor track

Keenan Welzel, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 800
Chris Walfield, Morse, Class B boys’ two-mile 


Nate Samson, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 50 freestyle
Nate Samson, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 100 freestyle
Nate Samson, Brunswick, Class A boys’ 100 butterfly
Lynsie Russell, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 500 freestyle
Caitlin Tycz, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 100 butterfly
Caitlin Tycz, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 200 individual medley 
Ann Tolan, Morse, Class B girls’ 50 freestyle
Ann Tolan, Morse, Class B girls’ 100 freestyle 


Lena Martin, Brunswick, Class A girls’ Nordic classical


Robert Heatherman, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick, Class A 170 pounds

Sidebar Elements

Brunswick’s boys’ hockey team was among the best in Class B South this year.

Morse’s Chris Walfield won the Class B boys’ two-mile last month.