Leaves are beginning to change and there is definitely a chill in the air as the calendar confirms that autumn is here.
What that means for athletes and teams from the Mid-Coast is that it’s time to get serious about a season that is roughly halfway over. Here’s a look at where things stand as we say farewell to a wonderful summer:
Brunswick’s football team suffered its first loss last weekend, 16-6, at Messalonskee, and is now 2-1 on the year. The Dragons look to bounce back Friday when they visit Lewiston.
Mt. Ararat is 0-3 after getting blanked at home, 22-0, by Mt. Blue. The Eagles seek their initial victory Saturday at Oxford Hills.
Morse is also looking for win No. 1. The Shipbuilders lost a 34-28 decision at Camden last weekend. They go to Winslow Saturday.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team is second to Bangor in the latest Eastern A Heal Points standings, as of Tuesday.
The Dragons won a pair of games (1-0 at Mt. Ararat and 2-0 over visiting Erskine) last week to improve to 5-0. They were at Morse Tuesday, host Edward Little Friday and welcome Oxford Hills Tuesday.
Morse improved to 3-2 last week with wins over visiting Oxford Hills (1-0) and host Cony (4-1). Max Rawson had the winner against the Vikings. Against the Rams, P.C. Ostergaard had two goals, while Taylor Oddleifson and Eric Trautman-Mosher each scored once. The Shipbuilders (ninth in Eastern A) were home against Brunswick Tuesday, go to Mt. Ararat Friday and play host to Edward Little Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat is in the No. 10 spot with a 2-1-2 mark. Last week, the Eagles lost, 1-0, at home to Brunswick, then enjoyed a 2-0 triumph at Oxford Hills. Mt. Ararat played at Lewiston Tuesday, plays host to Morse Friday and visits Cony Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick is second to Bangor for the top spot in the Heals, as of Tuesday. The Dragons improved to 5-0 last week after beating Mt. Ararat (2-1) and Erskine (4-0). Brunswick hosted Morse Tuesday, goes to Edward Little Friday and visits Oxford Hills next Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat is in the fourth spot in the Heals with a 4-1 mark. The Eagles bounced back from their Brunswick loss with a 9-1 drubbing of host Oxford Hills Friday. After hosting Lewiston Tuesday, Mt. Ararat visits Morse Friday and plays host to Cony Tuesday.
Morse is sixth in Eastern A with a 3-1-1 mark after winning, 3-0, at Oxford Hills and tying visiting Cony, 3-3. Against the Vikings, Bess Howell, Katie Henrikson and Tori Field all scored goals. In the deadlock, Field, Henrikson and Lindsey Watts tickled the twine. The Shipbuilders were at Brunswick Tuesday, go to Mt. Ararat Friday and welcome Edward Little Tuesday.
Brunswick and Mt. Ararat’s field hockey teams were right in the middle of the playoff hunt at the start of the week.
The Dragons (who won, 4-0, at home over Lewiston, then lost, 4-1, at Edward Little last week) took a 4-2 mark and the No. 6 spot in the Eastern A Heal Points standings into a Tuesday home showdown with perennial powerhouse Skowhegan. Thursday, Brunswick hosted Edward Little. Saturday, the Dragons go to Lewiston. Tuesday of next week, they visit Bangor.
The Eagles went 1-2 last week, beating Edward Little, 1-0, while losing to Oxford Hills (1-0) and Cony (2-1) to fall to 3-4. After hosting Oxford Hills Thursday, Mt. Ararat (seventh in the Heals) goes to Brewer Saturday and visits Lawrence Tuesday.
Morse is 0-6 after losses last week to Cony (3-0), Brewer (2-0) and Lewiston (2-1). After playing at Oxford Hills Tuesday and hosting Lewiston Thursday, the Shipbuilders (13th in the region) play at Lawrence Saturday and host Oxford Hills Tuesday.
On the trails, Mt. Ararat hosted a meet last Thursday against Brunswick and Morse, as well as Cony and Winslow.
In the boys’ race, The Eagles won with 36 points. The Dragons had 110 to place fourth, while the Shipbuilders were fifth with 121. Individually, Mt. Ararat’s Andy Reifman-Packett was first with a time of 17 minutes, 12.25 seconds. Brunswick was led by Patrick Horan (12th, 19:20.43). Morse’s top finisher was Zech Thomas (18th, 20:00.07).
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was tops with 36 points, seven fewer than Mt. Ararat. Morse was fifth with 110. Brunswick’s Kathleen McMahon (19:59.03) was the fastest finisher. Mt. Ararat’s Emelia McGrath placed fourth (21:17.01). Morse’s Charlotte Recknagel was 12th (23:07.75).
Thursday, Brunswick hosted Morse, Mt. Ararat, Lawrence and Mt. Blue.
Brunswick’s golf team improved to 7-1 Monday with an 8-1 victory over Mt. Ararat. The loss dropped the Eagles to 2-6 on the year. The Dragons close the regular season at home Friday versus Lewiston. Mt. Ararat’s at Oxford Hills Friday. Morse is 0-8 after an 8-1 loss to Gardiner Monday. The Shipbuilders finish up Friday at Cony.
Morse junior Patrick Hobson launches a header during a recent contest. The Shipbuilders were 4-1 at the start of the week.
Members of the Morse boys’ soccer team celebrate Max Rawson’s goal in last week’s 1-0 win over Oxford Hills.