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Morse pitcher Dory Kulis throws a pitch during the Shipbuilders’ 5-0 win over Brunswick last week.
Brunswick’s Aiden Glover scores a goal during the Dragons’ 11-8 loss at Greely Saturday in a rematch of last year’s Class B state final.
The spring sports regular season is slipping away and while many challenges remain, local teams are looking good as they vie for optimal postseason positioning.
Here’s a look back at the week that was and a glimpse at what’s to come:
Morse’s baseball team had a record of 7-4 and was second to York in the Class B South Heal Points standings at press time following Saturday’s 5-1 win at Gray-New Gloucester, which snapped a three-game skid. The Shipbuilders had lost at Mt. Ararat (17-7), at Brunswick (10-4) and at home to Medomak Valley (11-3). Morse was at Gardiner Wednesday, hosts Freeport Friday and welcomes Gardiner Wednesday of next week.
In Class A North, Mt. Ararat was fourth at 6-5 following a 17-7 home win over Morse and losses to visiting Edward Little (5-3) and at Camden Hills (5-4) and Messalonskee (6-5). The Eagles welcome Brunswick Friday, go to Lincoln Academy Saturday and play host to Hampden Academy Monday.
Brunswick was 3-7 and 10th in Class A North after a 7-2 loss at Hampden Academy, a 10-4 home win over Morse and losses at Edward Little (10-0) and Skowhegan (3-0). The Dragons are at Mt. Ararat Friday, visit Mt. Blue Saturday and welcome Messalonskee Tuesday and Lewiston Wednesday of next week.
Morse’s softball team was 6-4 and eighth in the Class B South Heals at press time after wins at Mt. Ararat (14-0) and Brunswick (5-0) and a 3-1 home setback to Medomak Valley. The Shipbuilders were at Gardiner Wednesday, host Freeport Friday and welcome Gardiner Wednesday of next week.
In Class A North, Brunswick was 2-8 and ninth in the Heals following losses at Hampden Academy (5-3), at home to Morse (5-0), at Edward Little (10-7) and at Skowhegan (13-1). The Dragons are at Mt. Ararat Friday, visit Mt. Blue Saturday and welcome Messalonskee Tuesday and Lewiston Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat fell to 1-10 and 11th in Class A North following losses at home to Morse (14-0), at Lewiston (17-5), at home to Edward Little (7-1) and at Messalonskee (15-2) and a 16-5 victory at Camden Hills. The Eagles welcome Brunswick Friday, go to Lincoln Academy Saturday and play host to Hampden Academy Monday.
Brunswick’s two-time defending state champion boys’ lacrosse team fell from the unbeaten ranks last week. The Dragons first made it six straight wins with a 15-11 triumph at Morse, then lost at Greely, 11-8, in a rematch of last year’s epic Class B state final, won by Brunswick in overtime. In the loss, Nate Girardin and Nolan Lyne both scored twice and goalie Connor Pendergast made 10 saves.
“We like the transition game and we got into trouble with not getting the ball out quickly enough,” Don Glover said. “They countered us really well. I’m proud of my guys for being gritty and digging in.”
The Dragons (third in the Class B Heals) look to bounce back when defending Class A North champion Falmouth pays a visit Friday (see theforecaster.net for game story). After hosting South Portland Monday, Brunswick visits Maranacook Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was 3-4 and sixth in Class B following Friday’s 16-7 home loss to North Yarmouth Academy. The Eagles were at Edward Little Thursday, visit Deering Friday, welcome Messalonskee Monday and play host to Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Morse was 2-5 and eighth in Class B after home losses to Brunswick (15-11) and Gray-New Gloucester (13-4). After traveling to Maranacook Friday, the Shipbuilders visit Oak Hill Saturday and host Mt. Blue Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat was 2-5 and seventh in the Class B Heals following a 14-0 loss at Lewiston and a 12-3 home victory over Cony. The Eagles were at Lawrence Thursday, visit Gardiner Friday and welcome Boothbay Thursday of next week.
Morse was 3-4 and eighth in Class B following wins at Oceanside (10-6) and Edward Little (14-5) and at home over St. Dom’s (6-5) and a 17-2 home loss to Gorham Monday.
Brunswick fell to 2-3 and ninth in Class B after losing at home to Lewiston (13-2) and Portland (12-2) and at Biddeford (11-4). The Dragons were home versus Oxford Hills Wednesday, go to St. Dom’s Friday, visit Messalonskee Monday and host Morse Wednesday of next week.
Brunswick and Morse took part in a six-team outdoor track meet last Monday at Cony. The Dragons won the boys’ meet with the Shipbuilders coming in fourth. In the girls’ meet, won by Cony, Brunswick placed fourth and Morse was fifth.
Morse then hosted a five-team meet last Thursday. The Shipbuilders boys and girls each finished fourth.
Brunswick’s girls’ tennis team was 5-1 and fifth in Class A North at press time. Mt. Ararat was 1-8 and 11th. In Class B South, Morse had a record of 2-4 and was 10th.
On the boys’ side, Mt. Ararat was 4-5 and fifth in Class A North, while Brunswick had a record of 3-4 and was seventh. In Class B South, Morse was 2-5 and was eighth.