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The past week featured its share of memorable, down-to-the-wire games which altered the standings entering the stretch run. With the regular season beginning to wind down, here’s a glimpse at where local teams stand:
Brunswick’s girls’ basketball team was second to Greely in the Class A South Heal Points standings at press time after improving to 11-0 Friday with a 55-43 victory at Messalonskee in a rematch of last year’s Class A state final. The Dragons were at Morse Tuesday and hosted Leavitt Thursday, welcome Medomak Valley Saturday and play host to Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.
Morse was eighth at 2-10 following home losses to Freeport (65-40) and Medomak Valley (56-26) last week. After going to Brunswick Tuesday and hosting Mt. Ararat Thursday, the Shipbuilders welcome Maranacook Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was 3-9 and 11th in the region after Friday’s 51-24 home loss to Lincoln Academy. The Eagles went to Morse Thursday. They visit Lewiston Saturday and play at Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
In Class C South, Hyde was 3-5 and 16th after a 57-14 loss at Old Orchard Beach and a 31-18 home win over Gould Academy. The Phoenix was at North Yarmouth Academy Tuesday, hosts Old Orchard Beach Friday, then goes to Gould Saturday and Hebron Monday before coming home to meet St. Dom’s Tuesday of next week.
On the boys’ side, Brunswick is the only local team which would make the playoffs if they began today. The Dragons were 8-3 and seventh in Class A South after Friday’s 63-43 home win over Messalonskee. Brunswick was home with Morse Tuesday and at Leavitt Thursday, goes to Medomak Valley Saturday and plays at Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was 4-8 and 11th (nine teams make the playoffs) following Friday’s 61-51 victory at Lincoln Academy. The Eagles went to Morse Thursday. They are home with Lewiston Saturday and welcome Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
Morse fell to 1-11 and 13th following losses at Freeport (72-65) and Medomak Valley (48-34). The Shipbuilders were at Brunswick Tuesday and hosted Mt. Ararat Thursday. They travel to Maranacook Tuesday of next week.
On the ice, Brunswick’s boys were 4-7 and fifth in the Class B South Heals at press time following Saturday’s 6-0 home loss to top-ranked Greely. The Dragons welcome Gardiner Saturday.
The Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon co-op team was 3-7 and seventh in Class A North (where six teams make the playoffs) after a 4-3 home win over Poland last week. The squad is at Lawrence Saturday, welcomes Windham Monday and goes to Cony Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 5-9 and clinging to the sixth and final playoff spot in the North Region following Saturday’s 5-1 home loss to Scarborough. The Dragons were at Greely Wednesday, host Winslow/Gardiner Saturday and play at Falmouth Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat/Morse was 1-12 and eighth entering Wednesday’s game at Portland/Deering. After going to Gorham Thursday, Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon is at Biddeford Saturday and visits Winslow/Gardiner Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s boys’ indoor track team won a 10-team meet at Colby College last weekend. Morse came in ninth. In the girls’ meet, won by Lawrence, Brunswick placed fourth and Morse was seventh.
Brunswick’s swim teams swept Hyde last weekend, with the boys prevailing, 71-10, and the girls winning, 81-10.
Friday, Brunswick hosts Mt. Ararat while Morse welcomes Lewiston.
The Morse/Wiscasset wrestling team improved to 10-5 after beating Oxford Hills (45-36) and Brunswick/Mt. Ararat (45-36) Saturday. Next Wednesday, Morse/Wiscasset hosts a five-team meet.
The Brunswick/Mt. Ararat co-op team was 10-7 following wins over Mt. View (53-23) and Winslow (63-6) and losses to Oxford Hills (47-26) and Morse/Wiscasset (45-36) last week. The squad wrestles at Cony Friday.