While Mother Nature has been the undisputed champion the past couple of weeks, local athletes have managed to make the most of their opportunities.
Baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and tennis are all winding down. Here’s a glimpse at where things stand and what’s to come:
Morse’s baseball team is now 7-2 and third behind Falmouth and Greely in the Western Class B Heal Points standings after a 7-2 win at MCI Friday and a 4-2 victory at Mt. View Monday. The Shipbuilders were home with Medomak Wednesday and Oceanside Thursday, go to Winslow Friday and host Camden Hills next Wednesday.
In Eastern A, Mt. Ararat began the week 2-8 and 11th in the standings. The Eagles lost, 6-3, at Brunswick last Tuesday, 11-0 at Hampden Academy Friday and 7-3 to visiting Cony Monday. After going to Lewiston Wednesday, Mt. Ararat is home with Skowhegan Friday. The Eagles are at Erskine Monday and host Edward Little Wednesday.
Brunswick is 2-9 and 13th in the region after sandwiching losses to Lewiston (11-3) and Erskine (7-2) around a win over Messalonskee (6-4). The Dragons were at Edward Little Wednesday, play host to Brewer Saturday, go to Cony Monday and welcome Oxford Hills Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat’s softball team is still in the playoff hunt with a 3-7 record. The Eagles sat 10th at press time (the top nine teams qualify for the postseason). Mt. Ararat beat Brunswick, 18-4, then lost to Hampden Academy (6-0) and Cony (14-0). After going to Lewiston Wednesday, Mt. Ararat is home with Skowhegan Friday. The Eagles are at Erskine Monday and host Edward Little Wednesday.
Brunswick’s softball team is 1-10 and 12th after losses to Mt. Ararat (18-4), Lewiston (14-0), Messalonskee (22-2) and Erskine (16-0). The Dragons were at Edward Little Wednesday, play host to Brewer Saturday, go to Cony Monday and welcome Oxford Hills Wednesday.
In Western B, Morse is 2-7 and 17th after a loss to MCI (10-2) and an 11-8 victory over Mt. View. The Shipbuilders were home with Medomak Wednesday and Oceanside Thursday, go to Winslow Friday and host Camden Hills next Wednesday.
Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team continues to lead the Eastern A Heals with an 8-0 record after wins over Messalonskee (12-6) and Edward Little (15-0). The Dragons were at Mt. Ararat Wednesday, play at Oxford Hills Monday and Lewiston Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat edged Messalonskee, 10-9, and downed Oxford Hills, 14-0, to improve to 5-1 (fourth in Eastern A). Against the Vikings, Jonathan Brown had five goals. Jeremy Hart, Will Hirnak and Josh Richards all scored twice. The Eagles hosted Edward Little Tuesday and Brunswick Wednesday, go to Lewiston Saturday and welcome Cony next Tuesday.
In Eastern B, Morse was 3-4 and clung to the eighth and final playoff spot at press time. The Shipbuilders beat Lincoln (15-4) and Mountain Valley (19-2) in recent action. Morse was home with Mt. Blue Wednesday and hosts St. Dom’s Monday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick remains in the top spot of the Eastern A Heals with a 6-0 mark following an 11-10 win at Cony last week. The Dragons hosted Morse Tuesday and went to Camden Hills Wednesday and Messalonskee Thursday. They return home Tuesday versus Gardiner.
Mt. Ararat was 5-2 and fourth after recent wins over Messalonskee (9-6) and Morse (16-13). The Eagles were at Cony Tuesday and home versus Gardiner Thursday. They play at Morse Tuesday of next week.
The Shipbuilders fell to 2-5 and third in Eastern B after the loss to Mt. Ararat, which followed an 18-9 win over Edward Little and an 11-10 loss to Gardiner. Morse was at Brunswick Tuesday and hosted Cony Thursday. The Shipbuilders welcome Mt. Ararat next Tuesday.
Brunswick took part in a six-team meet at Waterville Monday. Both Dragons teams were second to the hosts.
Brunswick, Morse and Medomak Valley are at Mt. Ararat Friday.
The KVAC championship meet looms May 26. The state championship meets are June 2.
The Region 3 singles tennis tournament qualifier was held over the weekend and several locals advanced.
Top seed Maisie Silverman and Ali Stankiewicz of Brunswick and Anna Rohman of Mt. Ararat advanced on the girls’ side. Brunswick’s Jon Gross and Morse’s Sam Leeman moved on in the boys’ competition. The tournament resumes May 25 and concludes May 28.
Teams are finishing up the regular season.
Brunswick’s girls continue to lead the way in Eastern with an 8-0 mark. Mt. Ararat (5-3 and fourth) is also playoff-bound. In Western B, Morse began the week 1-5 and 13th (the top 10 make the postseason).
On the boys’ side, Brunswick was 5-3 and fifth at press time. Mt. Ararat sat in the eighth and final playoff spot with a 2-6 mark. Morse was 1-5 and 11th at the start of the week.