Mid-Coast teams looking good at midway point

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Brunswick’s Luke Cheseldine reaches for the ball in front of Morse’s Christian Keenan during the Dragons’ 4-1 win last week.

The midway point of the fall sports season has come and gone and for local squads, every outing the rest of the way has major stakes.

Here’s a look at the week that was and a glimpse at what’s to come, as Heal Points come into play for the first time.

Football

Brunswick’s football team fell to 2-2 and was second behind Skowhegan in the Class B North Heals at press time following last Friday’s 42-0 home loss to Kennebunk. The Dragons look to get back on track Friday at home versus 2-2 Mt. Blue.

In Class B South, Mt. Ararat fell to 1-3 and eighth following last Friday’s 47-24 loss at Gorham. The Eagles play at 3-1 Noble Friday.

In Class C South, Morse has won two straight, including last week’s 49-14 victory at Gray-New Gloucester, to improve to 2-2 and fifth in the standings. The Shipbuilders host 1-3 Yarmouth Friday. 

Boys’ soccer

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team was 5-1 and third in Class A at press time following last Friday’s 6-0 home win over Oxford Hills. The Eagles were supposed to host Hampden Academy Tuesday, but that game was moved to Wednesday due to rain. After going to Cony Thursday, Mt. Ararat hosts Bangor Saturday and plays at Morse Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick was 1-4-2 and fifth at press time after a 4-1 home win over Morse and a 3-2 loss at Hampden Academy last week. The Dragons hosted Oxford Hills in a makeup game Wednesday, welcome Skowhegan Saturday and play at Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

In Class B South, Morse was 2-4-2 and eighth following a 4-1 loss at Brunswick and a 2-1 home victory over Medomak Valley last week. The Shipbuilders welcomed Lincon Academy Tuesday, host Leavitt Saturday and are home against Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

Brunswick’s girls’ soccer team began the week 6-0-1 and second to defending state champion Camden Hills in the Class A North Heals following a 2-0 win at Morse and a 5-1 home victory over Hampden Academy. The Dragons had a makeup game at Oxford Hills Wednesday, visit Skowhegan Saturday and host Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 3-3 and seventh following last Thursday’s 3-2 setback at Oxford Hills. The Eagles went to Hampden Academy Tuesday, hosted Cony Thursday, go to Bangor Saturday and are home versus Morse Tuesday of next week.

Morse was 2-4-2 and eighth in Class B South after home losses last week to Brunswick (2-0) and Medomak Valley (2-1). The Shipbuilders were home against Lincoln Academy Tuesday, visit Leavitt Friday and play at Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team was 5-3 and fifth in Class A at press time following losses last week at Messalonskee (3-0) and Bangor (3-2). The Eagles hosted Edward Little Wednesday and Skowhegan Thursday, go to Mt. View Saturday and visit Morse Monday.

Brunswick was 2-6 and 11th in Class A North after a 6-1 loss at Messalonskee last Thursday. The Dragons went to Oxford Hills Wednesday and Cony Thursday host Hampden Academy Saturday and visit Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

In Class B North, Morse was 5-4 and ninth after sandwiching losses at Belfast (5-1) and at home to Lawrence (6-2) around a 6-0 win at Lincoln Academy. The Shipbuilders went to Maranacook Thursday, visit Leavitt Saturday and host Mt. Ararat Monday. 

Volleyball

The Brunswick/Mt. Ararat co-op volleyball team was 1-6 and 10th in Class A following a 3-0 home loss to York and a 3-1 setback at Kennebunk last week. After welcoming Lake Region Tuesday, the squad goes to Greely Friday and Gardiner Saturday, then hosts Wells Tuesday of next week.

Cross country

Brunswick and Morse joined Skowhegan for a cross country meet at Lawrence last week. The Dragons boys finished first, while the Shipbuilders placed second. In the girls’ race, Brunswick was first and Morse second.

Mt. Ararat hosts Brunswick, Morse and Gardiner Friday.

Golf

Mt. Ararat’s golf team, the top seed in the conference, beat Camden Hills, 7.5-1.5, in the KVAC semifinals and advanced to the championship round.

The KVAC team qualifier is Tuesday of next week.

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