A victorious week for local teams
Dramatic victories and a few heartbreaking losses were the story in high school athletics over the past week. Here's a recap:
Brunswick's football team suffered its first loss Friday night, 18-15 at home to Messalonskee, in a back-and-forth affair. The Dragons look to get back on track Friday when they host Lewiston.
Mt. Ararat got in the win column for the first time last weekend, holding off host Mt. Blue, 21-14. The Eagles hope to improve to 2-2 Friday when they play host to Oxford Hills.
In Eastern B, Morse is now 2-1 on the year after routing visiting Camden, 47-14. The Shipbuilders welcome Winslow on Saturday.
The Brunswick boys' soccer team bounced back from its lone loss with a 1-0 (overtime) victory over Mt. Ararat and a 1-0 home victory over Erskine to improve to 4-1 (good for fifth in the latest Eastern Class A Heal Points standings). The Dragons were home with Morse Tuesday and play host to Edward Little Saturday.
Morse got in the win column last week, beating host Oxford Hills 3-1. The Shipbuilders then fell to 1-4 with a 3-0 loss to visiting Cony. Morse (13th in Eastern A) was at Brunswick Tuesday and visits Mt. Ararat Saturday.
The Eagles bounced back from their overtime loss at Brunswick with a 3-0 home win over Oxford Hills Saturday to improve to 2-2-1 (good eighth in the Heals). Mt. Ararat was home with Lewiston Tuesday and welcomes Morse Saturday.
On the girls' side, Morse remains unbeaten. The Shipbuilders blanked visiting Oxford Hills 6-0 last Tuesday, then held off visiting Cony 4-2 Friday to improve to 5-0. Morse (third in the Eastern A Heals) was home against Brunswick Tuesday and plays at Mt. Ararat Saturday.
The Eagles improved to 3-2 Saturday with a 5-0 win over visiting Oxford Hills. Haley Michaud scored twice. Mt. Ararat (eighth in Eastern A) was at Lewiston Tuesday and visits Morse Saturday.
The Brunswick girls are also undefeated at 5-0. The Dragons rolled to a 10-0 home win over Erskine Saturday. Brunswick (fifth in the Heals) battled host Morse Tuesday and welcomes Edward Little Saturday.
In field hockey, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat are in the middle of the Eastern A pack. The Eagles are currently sixth in the Heal Points with a 3-4 mark. Mt. Ararat lost 3-1 to visiting Oxford Hills last Thursday, then edged host Cony 1-0 Saturday. The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Thursday and play host to Brewer Saturday.
The Dragons evened their record at 3-3 Saturday with a 2-1 home victory over Edward Little. Brunswick is eighth in the Heals. The Dragons visited Skowhegan Tuesday and Edward Little Thursday and host Lewiston Saturday.
Morse is 0-6 after 2-1 losses to Lewiston and Brewer last week. The Shipbuilders (13th in the standings) hosted Oxford Hills Tuesday, went to Lewiston Thursday and welcome Lawrence Saturday.
Mt. Ararat hosted a cross country meet last weekend. Brunswick, Morse, Edward Little and Hall-Dale took part. In the boys' race, the Dragons were first, the Eagles came in second and the Shipbuilders placed fourth. On the girls' side, Mt. Ararat was first, Brunswick came in third and Morse placed fourth. Brunswick hosted a meet which included Morse and Mt. Ararat Thursday.
On the links, Brunswick continues to impress. The Dragons improved to 8-0 Monday with a 9-0 win over Mt. Ararat. The loss dropped the Eagles to 4-4. Morse is 0-7 to date.