The high school golf season is over, but field hockey’s playoffs are underway, cross country just held its conference meet and the football, soccer and volleyball postseasons are set to begin.
It truly feels like fall and there’s a lot going on as local teams hope to extend their seasons.
Here’s a glimpse:
The state individual golf championships were held Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.
In Class A, won by Cole Anderson of Camden Hills with an 18-hole score of 73, Mt. Ararat’s Caleb Manuel tied for third after shooting a 75, Mt. Ararat’s Cade Charron and Cam Cox tied for 23rd after shooting 87 and Brunswick’s Zach Grant (90) placed 29th.
In the girls’ match, which saw Greely’s Erin Holmes and Lincoln Academy’s Bailey Plourde tie for the top spot after shooting 73, Brunswick’s Emma Park (100) tied for 21st and teammate Bronte Fontaine came in 42nd after having to withdraw.
The field hockey playoffs have come and gone from a Mid-Coast perspective, as just one team qualified and was quickly ousted.
Morse got in as the 10th and final playoff team in Class B North after a 4-0 home win over Maranacook in the regular season finale, then was ousted by No. 7 Winslow, 2-1, in the preliminary round to finish 4-10-1.
In Class A North, Brunswick finished 5-9 and ninth (but only eight teams qualified) after a 2-0 home loss to Mt. Ararat in its finale.
The Eagles’ win left them 5-9 and tied for ninth with the Dragons.
Brunswick’s powerhouse football team improved to 7-0 and first in Class B North after a 51-15 home romp over Mt. Blue Friday. The Dragons look to cap a perfect regular season Friday at 0-7 Nokomis.
In Class B South, Mt. Ararat fell to 2-5 and ninth (only eight teams make the playoffs) after an 8-6 loss at Greely, its fourth in a row. The Eagles close at home against 2-5 Morse Friday.
The Shipbuilders dropped their third game in a row last Friday, 49-0, to visiting Westbrook and were 10th in Class B South at press time.
Mt. Ararat will be the No. 3 seed for the Class A North playoffs after finishing 12-2 by winning at Brunswick (2-1) and at home over Camden Hills (2-0) and Mt. Blue (3-0). The Eagles will host a quarterfinal round game Tuesday.
Brunswick wound up 5-6-3 and seventh after a 2-1 home loss to Mt. Ararat and home victories over Cony (8-0) and Skowhegan (4-0). The Dragons will host No. 10 Hampden Academy (4-10) in the preliminary round this weekend. Brunswick won the regular season meeting, 6-1, Sept. 23 at home.
In Class B South, Morse was 7-6 and clinging to the 12th and final playoff spot at press time entering Tuesday’s finale at home against Lincoln Academy. Last week, the Shipbuilders lost 2-0 decisions at Medomak Valley and at home to Winslow. If Morse managed to qualify, it will play a road prelim this weekend.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick will be the No. 3 seed in Class A North after capping an 11-3 regular season with wins at Mt. Ararat (2-1, in overtime), Cony (4-0) and Skowhegan 4-0). The Dragons will host a quarterfinal round game Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat earned the No. 9 seed after a 6-8 season. The Eagles lost at home last Tuesday to Brunswick, 2-1, in overtime, then fell at Camden Hills, 9-1, before closing with a 1-0 victory at Mt. Blue Monday. Mt. Ararat will go to No. 8 Brewer (7-6-1) for a preliminary round game this weekend. The Witches won the regular season meeting, 1-0, Sept. 27 in Topsham.
In Class B South, Morse was 11-2 and sixth heading into Tuesday’s finale at home against Lincoln Academy. Last week, the Shipbuilders downed visiting Medomak Valley, 4-1, and host Winslow, 3-1. Against Medomak Valley, Emily Martin and Sierra Wallace both scored twice. Martin had two more goals against the Black Raiders, while Amanda Gagne also scored. Morse will either host a prelim Saturday, or play a road quarterfinal Wednesday.
Brunswick’s volleyball team was 0-13 and 21st in Class A after last Thursday’s three-set (5-25, 11-25, 16-25) loss at Yarmouth. The Dragons closed at home versus York Tuesday.
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference held its championship meet last weekend.
Brunswick’s girls were first in the Class A portion while Mt. Ararat placed fourth. In the boys’ competition, the Eagles finished third and the Dragons were fourth.
In Class B, Morse’s girls finished third and the boys were eighth.
The regional championships are Saturday in Belfast, which is also the site of the state meet Saturday, Oct. 29.