Postseason ends for high school teams

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The 2010-11 winter sports season is over for local high school teams.

After last week’s swimming state meet, the lone remaining team was Brunswick boys’ hockey, which was eliminated Tuesday night.

Here’s a look at the final results:

Swimming

The Morse girls’ swim team was very impressive at last week’s Class A state championship meet at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

The Shipbuilders tallied 272 points, which was second to Bangor (305). Mt. Ararat (115) came in eighth. Brunswick (53) was 15th.

Morse was led by outstanding performer of the meet, senior Emily Buczkowski, who won both the 50 freestyle (24.65 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (54.38) and also helped the Shipbuilders win the 200 medley relay (sophomore Catie Luedee, senior Caitlin Foster and junior Guerin Morissette joined Buczkowski for a top time of 1 minute, 53.76 seconds) and the 200 free relay (Morissette, senior Morgan McDonough and Foster joined Buczkowski, 1:43.32).

Mt. Ararat senior Kristin Snipe was the best diver (330.35 points). Sophomore Celia Ouellette was runner-up in the 50 free (24.69) and third in the 100 free (55.38).

Brunswick was led by senior diver Kayla Purinton, who was third (302.10).

In the boys’ meet, also won by Bangor with 328 points, Brunswick (134) placed eighth, Morse (107) 10th and Mt. Ararat (49) 15th.

The Dragons came in fourth in the medley relay (juniors Dan Jacques, Charlie Nau, Joey Blair and Eric Wiese, 1:48.39). The top individual was Blair (fifth in the 100 butterfly, 56 seconds).

Shipbuilders junior Jake Olsen was fourth in the 100 fly (55.38).

The Eagles were paced by senior Peter Burtt, who was ninth in the 500 free (5:20.79) and ninth in the 100 fly (58.54).

Boys’ hockey

Brunswick’s hockey team was in limbo for a couple weeks after finishing the regular season 8-9-1. The Dragons were able to earn the seventh and final playoff spot in Eastern Class A after being idle for 19 days, took the ice Tuesday at No. 2 St. Dom’s in the quarterfinals.

A James Waring rebound goal actually put Brunswick ahead, 1-0, in the first period.

“After not playing for 19 days, it was as good a start as we could have had, I thought,” said Brunswick coach Mike Routhier, whose team has 13 underclassmen, including 11 freshmen. “We had good jump. We had good energy. We were getting pucks deep and good forechecks. We got that first one and that energized us.”

St. Dom’s was up, 2-1, after one, 3-1, after two, then iced the 6-1 win victory with three goals in the third.

The Dragons go home at 8-10-1.

Sun Journal staff writer Kevin Mills contributed to this story

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Emily Buczkowski of Morse, left, slides by Cony’s Victoria Weber in the 100 freestyle en route to victory in  54.38 seconds.

Mt. Ararat’s Kendra Skelton finished 5th in the diving competition.

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