Positive trends continue for Mid-Coast teams

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Like the weather, fall sports action has been quite enjoyable so far.

Last week, local teams and individuals continued to do big things and as the season’s midway point approaches, the fun figures to continue.

Here’s a glimpse:

Football

Brunswick’s football team continues to set the standard. The Dragons, who beat host Hampden Academy (54-20) and visiting Lawrence (47-0) to start the year, improved to 3-0 last Friday with a decisive 58-14 home win over Cony. Brunswick is tied with 3-0 Messalonskee for the top spot in the Class B North Crabtree Points standings and will visit the Eagles Friday.The Dragons won last year’s meeting at home, 35-7.

In Class B South, Mt. Ararat improved to 2-1 with a 19-7 victory at Gorham. The Eagles, who beat visiting Noble (48-13) and lost to visiting York (37-16) to start the year, have a big test Friday at 2-1 Falmouth. The Yachtsmen won last year’s meeting, 26-7, in Topsham.

Morse, which opened with a 39-6 victory at Gorham, then lost at home to Leavitt (27-7), fell to 1-2 Friday with a 26-14 setback at undefeated Kennebunk. The Shipbuilders host 0-3 Noble Friday. Last year, Morse won, 35-14, in North Berwick.

Boys’ soccer

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team took a four-game win streak into Tuesday’s game at Oxford Hills after downing visiting Brunswick (1-0) and host Skowhegan (7-0) last week. The Eagles host Lewiston Friday and go to Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick fell to 0-2-2 with a 1-0 lost at Mt. Ararat, then got in the win column last Thursday with a 7-0 home victory over Oxford Hills. After going to Lewiston Tuesday, the Dragons host Hampden Academy Friday and visit Bangor Tuesday of next week.

In Class B South, Morse lost at home to Medomak Valley, 2-0, last Tuesday, then improved to 3-2 with wins at Belfast (6-1) and Spruce Mountain (1-0). Tucker Banger scored twice and Connor Bennoch, Dakota Freeman, Declan Hall and Sheamus Mann all had one goal against Belfast. Mann had the lone goal against the Phoenix. The Shipbuilders were home with Leavitt Tuesday and played at Mt. View Thursday, then visit Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

On the girls’ side, Brunswick extended its win to streak games with wins last week over visiting Mt. Ararat (3-0) and at Oxford Hills (6-1) to improve to 4-1. The Dragons were home with Lewiston Tuesday, go to Hampden Academy Friday and host Bangor Tuesday of next week.

After losing, 3-0, at Brunswick, Mt. Ararat improved to 3-2 with a 4-2 home victory over Skowhegan. The Eagles were home with Oxford Hills Tuesday, go to Lewiston Friday and welcome Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Morse improved to 4-1 with wins last week over host Medomak Valley (9-1), visiting Belfast (7-0) and visiting Spruce Mountain (8-0). Aubrey Martin and Emily Martin both had two goals against Medomak Valley, while Rosa Atienza, Amanda Gagne, Ella Martin, Noa Sreden and Sierra Wallace each had one. Emily Martin scored four times and Aubrey Martin, Sreden and Wallace all had one goal against Belfast. Emily Martin scored four more times against the Phoenix, while Wallace had two goals and Gagne and Julia Cliffe both scored once. The Shipbuilders were at Leavitt Tuesday, host Mt. View Friday and play host to Oceanside Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Brunswick’s field hockey team fell to 2-5 after losses at defending Class A champion Skowhegan (5-0) and at home to Oxford Hills (2-1, in overtime). Monday’s home game versus Brewer was postponed to Wednesday. After visiting Hampden Academy Thursday, the Dragons welcome Lewiston Monday.

Mt. Ararat was also 2-5 at press time. After the Eagles’ losing streak hit five with a 4-1 setback at Hampden Academy, they beat visiting Bangor, 3-2. Mt. Ararat was at Edward Little Tuesday, visits Brewer Saturday and hosts Cony Tuesday of next week.

Morse snapped a four-game skid last Friday with a 3-1 home win over Camden Hills to improve to 2-4. The Shipbuilders went to Waterville Thursday, host Oceanside Monday and go to Nokomis Wednesday.

Volleyball

Brunswick’s volleyball team was still seeking its first varsity victory heading into Tuesday’s home match with Falmouth. Last week, the Dragons lost 3-0 decisions to perennial powerhouse Greely and Cony. After going to defending Class A champion Scarborough Thursday, Brunswick welcomes South Portland Tuesday of next week.

Cross country

Brunswick hosted Morse, Mt. Ararat, Camden Hills and Maine Central Institute for a cross country meet last week. On the boys’ side, the Dragons were first, Eagles second and Shipbuilders third. Mt. Ararat’s Cameron Meier was first individually in 17 minutes, 21.83 seconds. In the girls’ meet, won by Camden Hills, Brunswick was second, Mt. Ararat third and Morse was fourth. Eagles standout Katherine Leckbee placed first individually (20:21).

Thursday, Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat joined Mt. Blue at Lawrence.

Golf

Morse’s golf team fell to 1-7 last week with an 8.5-0.5 loss to Erskine Academy.

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