Postseason in full swing

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The golf season is over, cross country and field hockey’s playoffs are underway and the soccer postseason is set to commence with football right around the corner.

Here’s a glimpse:


Several locals golfers took part at the individual golf state championship meet Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.

Mt. Ararat’s Cameron Cox shot an 18-hole round of 75 and tied for third in Class A (Camden Hills’ Cole Anderson won with a round of 72). Brunswick’s Zach Grant tied for 12th after shooting an 80-. Teammate Josh Clark shot an 83 and tied for 19th. 

Cross country

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference cross country championship meet was held Saturday in Augusta.

Brunswick’s girls were second to Mt. Blue and Mt. Ararat came in fourth in the Class A girls’ meet. The Eagles were led by Katherine Leckbee, who was the individual runner-up in 20 minutes, 28.70 seconds. The Dragons’ top finisher was Tessa Cassidy (third, 20:52.90).

In the Class A boys’ meet, won by Hampden Academy, Brunswick finished sixth and Mt. Ararat was eighth. The Dragons were led by Jason Higginbotham, who was seventh individually in 17:59.60 seconds. The fastest Eagle was Cameron Meier (ninth, 18:18). 

In Class B, Morse’s girls were third (Waterville was first), thanks to a third-place individual finish from freshman Sydney McCarren (21:28.60). The Shipbuilders boys’ team placed fifth (Waterville came in first). Chris Walfield was individually runner-up in 17:49.70). 

The regional championship meet is Saturday in Belfast. The state championship meet is Saturday, Oct. 31 in Cumberland.

Field hockey

Just one local field hockey team made the playoffs.

Mt. Ararat finished 3-8-3 and earned the eighth and final spot in Class A North. The Eagles went to top-ranked, undefeated Messalonskee for the quarterfinals Tuesday. Mt. Ararat only lost, 1-0, at Messalonskee in the regular season, but in the playoffs, Messalonskee rolled, 7-0, ending the Eagles’ season at 3-9-3.

Brunswick wound up 1-11-2 and 10th in Class A North (only eight teams qualified).

In Class B North, Morse won at home over Maranacook in its finale, 3-2, yet finished 2-12 and 14th with only 10 teams making the cut.


Brunswick’s football team got back on track last weekend, bouncing back from its lone loss to Brewer with a 27-16 victory at Mt. Blue to improve to 6-1 and first in the Class A North Crabtree Points standings. Will Bessey led the way with 198 yards on 34 carries with one touchdown. The Dragons close at home versus 0-7 Nokomis Friday.

Mt. Ararat fell to 1-6 and 11th in Class B South after a 20-7 home loss to Greely. The Eagles close at Morse Friday.

The Shipbuilders fell to 2-5 and 10th after a 34-0 loss at Westbrook.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team finished the regular season 10-3-1 after wins at Mt. Ararat (4-1) and Cony (2-1). The Dragons were fifth in the Class A North Heal Points standings at press time and will likely play at Bangor in the quarterfinals.

Mt. Ararat wound up 5-7-2 and ninth after a 4-1 home loss to Brunswick and a 3-2 setback at Camden Hills. The Eagles will take part in a preliminary round playoff game.

In Class B South, Morse finished 4-9-1 after losses to visiting Medomak Valley (1-0) and at Winslow (5-0) and a 3-2 win at Lincoln Academy. The Shipbuilders were ranked 13th in the region, but only 12 teams make the playoffs.

The postseason begins Friday and Saturday with the preliminary round. The quarterfinals are Tuesday and Wednesday. All games will be played on the fields of the higher seeds.

Girls’ soccer

On the girls’ side, Brunswick finished the regular season 11-2-1 after a 3-2 home win over Mt. Ararat, a 2-0 victory at Edward Little and a 4-0 home triumph over Cony. The Dragons project to be the third seed in Class A North and will host a quarterfinal next week.

Mt. Ararat finished 8-5-1 and will likely be the No. 5 seed. Last week, the Eagles closed with a 3-2 loss at Brunswick and a 2-1 home loss to Camden Hills. 

In Class B South, Morse wound up 6-4-4 and was eighth in the Heals at press time after a 0-0 tie at Medomak Valley, a 1-0 home loss to Winslow and a 1-0 win at Lincoln Academy. Ella Martin had the goal in the victory.

The postseason begins Friday and Saturday with the preliminary round. The quarterfinals are Tuesday and Wednesday. All games will be played on the fields of the higher seeds.

Sun Journal staff writer Dave McLaughlin contributed to this story

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Brunswick’s Jesse Devereaux sheds a tackle from Mt. Blue’s Matt Hyde on his way to a big gain during the Dragons’s 27-16 win Friday in Farmington.