New year arrives triumphantly in Mid-Coast

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If the rest of 2012 is anything like the first week, local sports fans are in for a non-stop treat.

There was drama galore a week ago and plenty of big games to come.

Here’s a glimpse:

Boys’ basketball

Brunswick’s boys’ basketball team began the week 6-3 and fifth in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings. The Dragons earned a pair of big home wins last week, 60-39, over Erskine and 59-56 over Mt. Blue. Brunswick has another big home test Friday when top-ranked Hampden Academy pays a visit. The Dragons are at Skowhegan Monday.

Mt. Ararat, despite some valiant efforts, is still seeking its first victory. The Eagles lost at home last week to Lewiston (53-49) and Messalonskee (68-55). Against Messalonskee, Mt. Ararat made only 6-of-24 free throws.

In Western B, Morse began the week 2-6 and 15th in the standings. The Shipbuilders lost last week at Mt. View (65-40) and to visiting Nokomis (55-44). Morse was at defending Class B state champion Camden Hills Tuesday.

In Western D, Hyde is up to its usual trick, beginning the week 6-0 and second in the Heals. The Phoenix earned recent home wins over Old Orchard Beach (53-40), Seacoast Christian (61-18) and Sacopee Valley (64-32). Hyde was at Waynflete Thursday and goes to Valley Saturday. Tuesday, Richmond pays a visit.

Girls’ basketball

On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat was second to Cony in the Eastern A Heals with a 6-2 record when the week began. The Eagles won last week at Lewiston (46-23) and Messalonskee (47-32). After hosting Hampden Academy Tuesday, Mt. Ararat is at Brewer Friday and welcomes Mt. Blue Monday.

Brunswick was 4-5 and 10th at the start of the week. Last week, the Dragons won, 54-38, at Erskine and lost, 58-32, at Mt. Blue. Brunswick plays at Hampden Academy Friday and plays host to Skowhegan Monday.

In Western B, Morse was 3-5 and 14th at the start of the week after splitting two games last week. The Shipbuilders handled visiting Mt. View, 50-25, and lost at home to Nokomis, 51-45. Morse hosted Camden Hills Tuesday.

In Western D, Hyde fell to 0-5 and 13th after recent losses to to visiting North Yarmouth Academy (43-39), at Old Orchard Beach (44-20) and at home to Seacoast Christian (38-8). The Phoenix hosted Hebron Wednesday, played at Waynflete Thursday, visits Valley Saturday and welcomes Richmond Tuesday.

Hockey

The Brunswick girls’ hockey team is still atop the East Region Heal Points standings despite a 5-1 loss at Greely Saturday. The Dragons did sandwich a couple wins over Edward Little around that loss, 4-3, in overtime, on the road, and 5-3, at home. Brunswick was at St. Dom’s Wednesday and visits York Monday.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick began the week 4-3-1 and third in Eastern A after recent home wins over Gardiner (5-3) and Cony (4-1). After visiting Cheverus Thursday, the Dragons host Lewiston Saturday.

Mt. Ararat is 3-4 and 10th. The Eagles enjoyed recent wins at Sacopee/Windham (8-0) and Gray-New Gloucester/Poland (4-2). Mt. Ararat hosted Massabesic Thursday.

Indoor track

Brunswick and Morse joined seven other teams for a league meet last weekend at Bowdoin College. The Dragons won both the boys’ and girls’ competitions, while the Shipbuilders came in seventh in the girls’ meet and ninth on the boys’ side.

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Brunswick’s Eliza Brooks fires a shot at Greely’s Emma Seymour Saturday night. The Dragons lost a showdown between the top two teams in the East Region, 5-1.

Mt. Ararat’s Brandon Johansen leaps for a loose ball before saving it by bouncing it off a Messalonskee defender during last week’s game. The Mt. Ararat Eagles lost to the Eagles of Messalonskee, 68-55.

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