Fall teams hit their stride
The fall sports season continued last week and there was plenty of drama and even some surprises.
Here's a glimpse:
Morse's football team suffered a frustrating 7-0 loss to visiting Falmouth in rainy conditions last weekend to fall to 1-1 on the season. The Shipbuilders host Gardiner Friday.
Brunswick made it two straight decisive road victories with a 54-0 triumph at Gardiner. The Dragons will get a test from Cony in their home opener Friday.
Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 after a 30-0 home setback to Westbrook. The Eagles seek a victory Friday when they host Fryeburg.
Brunswick's boys' soccer team is off to the best start among local teams. The Dragons shook off an opening loss to Hampden Academy with a 1-0 overtime home win over rival Mt. Ararat and a 6-0 blanking of visiting Brewer. After going to Messalonskee Tuesday, Brunswick is home with Bangor Saturday and visits Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat bounced back from the Brunswick loss with a 2-1 home victory over Mt. Blue Saturday to even its record at 2-2. The Eagles were at Edward Little Tuesday and return to action Tuesday of next week when Cony comes to Topsham.
Morse fell to 0-3 with a 5-0 loss to Maranacook last week. The Shipbuilders hosted Gardiner Tuesday and visited Waterville Thursday. They welcome Medomak Tuesday of this week.
On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat has shot to a 4-0 start following a thunder and lightning-shortened 2-1 home win over Brunswick and a 4-1 victory at Mt. Blue. Nikki Broadstreet had a pair of goals against the Cougars. The Eagles were home with Edward Little Tuesday and go to Cony Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick got its first win in three games, 2-1, at Brewer Saturday. The Dragons were home with Messalonskee Tuesday, play at Bangor Friday and host Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse is once again a top contender, improving to 3-0 with a 2-0 home win over Maranacook last Wednesday. In their first game on their new turf field, the Shipbuilders got goals from Morgan Cram and Miracle Trimble. Morse was at Gardiner Tuesday and hosted Waterville Thursday. The Shipbuilders visit Medomak Tuesday of next week.
Morse's field hockey team to a 1-2 record to Mt. View Tuesday. The Shipbuilders were home with Nokomis Thursday, play at Oceanside Saturday and welcome Waterville Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern A, Brunswick was 1-4 at press time after a 4-0 home loss to Lawrence Saturday and a 16-0 setback at defending champion Skowhegan Monday. The Dragons were at Oxford Hills Tuesday, play host to Mt. Ararat Thursday and welcome Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat was still seeking its first win. The Eagles were coming off 3-2 overtime home loss to Mt. Blue and a 9-0 home setback to Skowhegan. Mt. Ararat was at Lawrence Tuesday, visited Brunswick Thursday, plays at Hampden Saturday and welcomes Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat joined Lewiston and Maranacook at Leavitt for a cross country meet Monday. The boys were second to Lewiston, despite Sam Wood's individual victory in 17 minutes, 45.35 seconds. The girls came in third. Emmie Cox was 12th (23:59.98).
Morse took part in an eight-team meet at Belfast last Friday. The boys won their meet, as Christopher Walfield placed second individually (17:55.6). The girls were runners-up to Camden Hills. Amy Franklin placed fifth (21:46.95).
Brunswick joined six other teams at Lawrence. The Dragons girls came in first. The top individual was Ruth Van Campen (sixth, 23:51.64). The boys were third, as Christopher Tanner placed fifth individually (19:03.24).
Brunswick's golf team dropped a close 169-171 decision to powerhouse Camden Hills Monday to fall to 4-1 on the season.