October arrives, finishing kick begins
The calendar has flipped to October and an already exciting fall sports season is about to get even more riveting. Local teams are jockeying for playoff positioning and showdowns will continue.
Here's a glimpse:
Brunswick's football team made it four in a row last weekend with a 47-26 home win over Skowhegan. The Dragons have now outscored their four victims by a 202-66 margin. Brunswick has a big road test Friday, when it goes to defending Class B champion Mt. Blue, which has lost two in a row to drop to 2-2.
Mt. Ararat has won two straight and is 2-2 after a 64-0 romp at Gorham last weekend. The Eagles hope to go over .500 Saturday when they visit 2-2 York.
Morse fell to 2-2 Saturday after a narrow 22-21 loss at Fryeburg. The Shipbuilders hope to get back on track Friday when they visit winless Gorham.
Mt. Ararat's boys' soccer team was second to Lewiston in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings at press time. The Eagles were coming off a 6-1 home loss to Cony and a 2-1 home victory over Bangor. Mt. Ararat was at Oxford Hills Tuesday and Skowhegan Thursday, welcomes Lawrence Saturday and goes to Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick lost at Edward Little, 2-0, then beat visiting Skowhegan, 9-0, last week to improve to 4-3 and sixth in the Heals. The Dragons were home with Cony Tuesday and at Lewiston Thursday, play host to Hampden Academy Saturday and visit Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse snapped a five-game skid to open the season with a 1-1 home tie against Medomak and a win over host Leavitt (5-4). The Shipbuilders (1-5-1 and 10th in the Heals) were at Oceanside Tuesday, visit Erskine Friday and play at Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.
On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat's girls were 6-1 and second to Bangor in the Eastern A Heals after a 1-0 loss at the Rams Saturday. The Eagles were coming off a 1-0 victory at Cony. Mt. Ararat was home versus Oxford Hills Tuesday and Skowhegan Thursday and welcomes Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick was 4-3 and fifth in the region following wins over visiting Edward Little (2-1) and host Skowhegan (5-1). After going to Cony Tuesday and hosting Lewiston Thursday, the Dragons play at Hampden Academy Saturday and welcome Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse was 6-2 and fourth at press time after 3-1 wins over Medomak and Leavitt and a 2-1 setback at Camden Hills. Against Medomak, Ruth Nadeau, Lauren Pelletier and Miracle Trimble all scored. In the win over the Hornets, Pelletier, Trimble and Ann Tolan had the goals. Trimble had the lone goal against the Windjammers. Nadeau had the assist. The Shipbuilders were home with Oceanside Tuesday, visit Erskine Saturday and play host to Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat's field hockey team is in line for a playoff berth, sitting 4-5 and seventh in Eastern A at press time. The Eagles extended their win streak to four games after downing visiting Edward Little (9-1) and host Lewiston (3-0). After hosting Bangor Tuesday and going to Oxford Hills Thursday, Mt. Ararat hosts Lewiston Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick fell to 1-8 and 11th after losing to visiting Messalonskee (12-0) and host Mt. Blue (6-0) last week. The Dragons hoped to snap an eight-game skid when they hosted Hampden Academy Tuesday. After going to Bangor Thursday, Brunswick is home at Hampden Monday.
Morse was 1-8 and 10th in Western B (the top nine teams make the playoffs) after losses to Waterville (6-1) and Winslow (5-0). The Shipbuilders were at Belfast Thursday and host Brewer Tuesday.
On the trails, Brunswick hosted Morse, Mt. Ararat and five other teams last Thursday.
The Dragons won the girls' race, as Teresa Murphy and Tessa Cassidy finished 1-2. The Eagles were second (Kelly Lynch placed fourth individually) and the Shipbuilders came in sixth (Amy Franklin had a fifth-place showing).
In the boys' race, Mt. Ararat was second to Bangor, Brunswick came in fifth and Morse was sixth. The Eagles were led by Sam Wood (fourth). The top Shipbuilder was Christopher Walfield (12th). The fastest Dragon was Christopher Tanner (15th).
Brunswick's golf team improved to 9-2 Monday with a win over Lincoln Academy. Mt. Ararat fell to 4-7 despite a win over Oceanside.