The first fall week of the fall sports season reminded us that there are several strong teams in our midst and that the triumph figures to continue.
Here’s a glimpse:
Brunswick’s football team improved to 2-0 last weekend with a 41-6 home victory over Gardiner. The Dragons (who have outscored the opposition to date, 92-14) play their first road game Friday against defending Class B champion Cony (1-1). Last year, Brunswick beat Cony in a wild regular season game, 54-38, but lost the rematch, 48-38, in the Eastern B Final.
In Western B, Morse fell to 1-1 after a 55-14 loss at Falmouth. The Shipbuilders go to 0-2 Gardiner Friday. Last year, Morse handled the visiting Tigers, 28-8.
Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 after a 38-14 loss to Westbrook. The Eagles seek their first victory Friday when visit 1-1 Fryeburg. Last year, Mt. Ararat was a 42-26 home victory over Fryeburg.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ soccer team took a 3-1 record into Tuesday’s home game against Edward Little. The Eagles were coming off a 3-0 home win over rival Brunswick and a 2-1 victory at Mt. Blue. Mt. Ararat is at Cony Tuesday.
Brunswick is 1-2 after losing at home to defending Eastern A champion Hampden Academy (2-1) and at Mt. Ararat (3-0) and beating host Brewer (5-1). After hosting Messalonskee Tuesday, the Dragons go to Bangor Friday and play host to Edward Little Tuesday.
In Western B, Morse played host Mt. View to a 1-1 draw, then lost, 6-0, to visiting Oceanside. In the tie, Alex Fernald made 15 saves and Jake Reno scored the goal. The Shipbuilders were at Erskine Tuesday, play at Belfast Saturday and host Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Morse got in the win column last week with a 2-0 home victory over Mt. View. Miracle Trimble and Brianna Williams had the goals. The Shipbuilders then won, 3-0, at Oceanside, behind two Trimble goals and another tally from Williams. Monday, Morse fell to 2-2 after a 2-0 loss at Erskine. The Shipbuilders host Belfast Friday and go to Camden Hills Tuesday.
In Eastern A, Brunswick started with a 2-0 loss at Hampden Academy, beat visiting Mt. Ararat, 2-1, then lost at home to Brewer, 4-3. The Dragons went to Messalonskee Tuesday, host Bangor Friday and visit Edward Little Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat fell to 2-2 after losses last week at Brunswick (2-1) and at home to Mt. Blue (1-0). The Eagles went to Edward Little Tuesday and play host to Cony Tuesday of next week.
All three local field hockey teams were 0-5 at press time.
Morse lost last week at Gardiner (6-0) and at home to Erskine (2-0) and Monday at Camden Hills (3-0). The Shipbuilders hoped to get in the win column Thursday when they hosted Brewer. Morse is at Belfast Saturday and welcomes Waterville Tuesday.
Brunswick lost last week at home to Skowhegan (13-0) and at Lawrence (9-0). The Dragons were home against Oxford Hills Tuesday, go to Mt. Ararat Saturday and visit Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat is coming off losses at Mt. Blue (5-1), at home to Hampden (2-1) and at four-time defending Class A champion Skowhegan (8-0). The Eagles were home against Lawrence Tuesday, host Brunswick Saturday and visit Edward Little Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick took part in a nine-team cross country meet at Lawrence last weekend. The Dragons girls were second and boys came in third. Hampden Academy won both genders. Brunswick’s Tessa Cassidy was second individually in the girls’ meet (19 minutes, 6.80 seconds). John Murphy (fifth, 17:03.90) led the boys.
Morse took part in an eight-team meet at Belfast. The girls were first, as Ruth Nadeau came in second individually (21:38). The boys were third as Christopher Walfield was the fastest individual (16:42.70).
Mt. Ararat ran with four other teams at Lewiston, where the boys were second to the hosts (Matt Gott was fourth, 18:01.70) and the girls came in third despite Katherine Leckbee taking top individual honors in 20:24.50.
This weekend, Mt. Ararat hosts Brunswick, Morse and Waterville.
Brunswick’s golf team improved to 4-1 with an 8-1 win over Lewiston Monday.
Mt. Ararat took a 2-1 record into Wednesday’s match at Lewiston.
Morse was home with Gardiner Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat’s Robbie Small leaps just in time to get in front of Lewiston’s Ibrahim Hussein during the Blue Devils’ recent 4-1 win over the Eagles.
Mt. Ararat’s Ben Bishop has the ball kicked away during the Eagles’ 4-1 loss at Lewiston last week.