Brunswick golf team 11th at states as postseason begins
The postseason fun is underway and there is plenty more to come in the days and weeks ahead.
Golf's team state match was held Saturday and individuals go for glory this coming weekend. Field hockey's regular season has come to a close. Soccer's finish is just days away and cross country's postseason is just days away.
Here's a look:
Brunswick took part in the Class A golf state championship Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. The Dragons shot a team score of 354 to place 11th (Gorham was first with 309). Brunswick was paced by Brad Smith, who shot an 82. Derek Devereau (85), John Parker (92) and Ben Lord (95) also scored and Cam Heatly (97) took part, but his score didn't count.
Several local players will return to Natanis Saturday for the boys' and girls' individual state matches.
Mt. Ararat and Brunswick's boys' soccer team are battling Lewiston for the top spot in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings.
The Eagles began the week second with a record of 9-1-1 after home wins last week over Lewiston (2-1) and Oxford Hills (5-0). Mt. Ararat had a huge test at Brunswick Tuesday, hosts Bangor Friday and closes the regular season at Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
The Dragons were third at the start of the week with a 7-2-2 mark after a 4-0 win at Oxford Hills last Tuesday. Brunswick hosted Mt. Ararat Tuesday, welcomes Edward Little Friday and closes at Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse was 10th (the top 12 teams make the playoffs) with a 4-8 record after a 3-2 home win over Nokomis and a 2-0 loss at Medomak last week. The Shipbuilders hosted Camden Hills Wednesday and close at Gardiner Saturday.
On the girls' side, Brunswick has a slim lead over defending Class A champion Bangor in the Eastern A Heals. The Dragons improved to 11-0 after handling visiting Oxford Hills, 5-1, and Hampden Academy, 4-3, last week. Brunswick was at Mt. Ararat Tuesday, visits Edward Little Friday and closes the regular season at home versus Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was fifth at 8-3 after a 2-0 victory at Lewiston and a 3-2 home triumph over Oxford Hills in recent action. The Eagles were home with Brunswick Tuesday, visit Bangor Friday and close at home versus Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse is second to defending state champion Falmouth after a 1-0 win at Nokomis last week. The Shipbuilders got a goal from Miracle Trimble. After going to Camden Hills Wednesday, Morse hosts Medomak in a makeup game Friday and closes at Gardiner Saturday.
Mt. Ararat's field hockey team is playoff bound. The Eagles began the week fifth in Eastern A with a 9-4 record following recent wins over visiting Lewiston (4-0) and Edward Little (2-1) and at Bangor (3-0). Mt. Ararat closed the regular season at Brunswick Tuesday.
The Dragons entered that game with a 2-8-3 record and were ninth in Eastern A, where just eight teams qualify for the postseason. Brunswick was coming off a 3-3 tie at Cony and a 7-0 home loss to perennial champion Skowhegan.
In Western B, Morse was 1-12 and 14th in the Heals (11 teams make the playoffs) going into its finale Tuesday at Erskine. The Shipbuilders got in the win column last Tuesday, with a 1-0 home win over Lincoln, but then lost at Mt. Blue (5-1) and Nokomis (6-1).
The cross country regular season ended last weekend with the Mt. Blue Relays. The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet is Saturday at Cony High School in Augusta.
The regional championship meet is Saturday, Oct. 20, at Belfast. The state championships are Oct. 27, also in Belfast. The New England championship meet is Nov. 10, at Twin Brook Recreation Center in Cumberland.