Showdowns highlight memorable week

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As the winter season passes the midway point, there’s been ample excitement on the court, ice, track, trails, slopes and in the pool.

Here’s a glimpse:

Boys’ basketball

The Hyde boys’ basketball team is quietly putting together another stellar season. The consistent contenders entered the week 8-0 and first in the Western Class D Heal Points standings. The Phoenix eked out a 50-48 win at Waynflete Friday, then earned a 65-55 victory at Valley Saturday.

In Eastern A, Brunswick is sixth at 7-4 after a tough 38-37 loss at Hampden Academy and a 64-54 triumph at Skowhegan. The Dragons are at Cony Friday and host Lawrence Tuesday.

Mt. Ararat is still chasing its first win. The Eagles fell to 0-11 and 14th in the Heals after losses to visiting Brewer (65-49) and Mt. Blue (60-38). Mt. Ararat is at Edward Little Friday and hosts Oxford Hills Tuesday.

In Western B, Morse began the week 3-8 and 13th in the Heals. The Shipbuilders sandwiched losses at defending Class B state champion Camden Hills (77-39) and Winslow (67-53) around a 59-44 home victory over MCI. Morse is home with Maranacook Tuesday.

Girls’ basketball

On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat is 7-4 and third in the Heals despite Monday’s painful 43-42 home loss to Mt. Blue. The Eagles beat visiting Hampden Academy, 51-41, and lost at Brewer, 65-53, last week. Mt. Ararat is home with Edward Little Friday and visits Oxford Hills Tuesday.

Brunswick is 4-7 and 11th after a 56-48 loss at Mt. Blue Friday and a 59-51 home setback to Skowhegan Monday. The Dragons host Cony Friday and go to Lawrence Tuesday.

In Western B, Morse is 4-7 and 15th in the standings. Last week, the Shipbuilders fell at home to Camden Hills, 63-57, won at MCI, 46-33, and lost, 52-37, at home to Winslow. Morse goes to Maranacook Tuesday.

In Western D, Hyde is 0-8 and 13th after recent losses to visiting Hebron (42-34), host Waynflete (56-14) and host Valley (34-12). After hosting Richmond Wednesday and going to Islesboro Thursday, the Phoenix is at North Yarmouth Academy Tuesday.

Hockey

On the ice, Brunswick’s boys are 4-4-1 and fifth in Eastern A. The Dragons lost at home to Lewiston Saturday, 5-1. After visiting Mt. Ararat Thursday, Brunswick’s idle until next Wednesday when it goes to Messalonskee.

Mt. Ararat was 3-4 and 10th entering Thursday’s game versus Brunswick. The Eagles next play Jan. 26 at home against Gray-New Gloucester/Poland.

The Brunswick girls are atop the East Region Heals with an 11-2-1 record. The Dragons rolled at St. Dom’s last Wednesday, 10-3, and held off host York, 1-0, Monday. Brunswick has a home showdown with No. 2 Greely Saturday.

Indoor track

Brunswick’s boys and girls were first at last weekend’s league meet. Mt. Ararat’s boys and girls each finished third.

Skiing

Mt. Ararat’s Nordic ski teams took part in the Leavitt Hornet Classic last weekend. The girls were 10th and the boys 11th.

Wrestling

Mt. Ararat’s wrestling team is 15-6. The Eagles beat Belfast (40-39) and Oxford Hills (42-31) last Wednesday, lost to Madison (44-36), Cony (55-21) and Winslow (47-36) Saturday and lost to Belfast (45-34) and beat Bucksport (48-30) and MCI (45-27) Monday.

Morse is 5-13. It lost, 60-20, at Cony last Wednesday, to Mt. Blue (63-16) and Mt. View (54-24) Saturday and to Camden Hills (54-18) Monday. The Shipbuilders also beat Gardiner, 33-30.

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Mt. Ararat’s Leah Hitchcock drives to the basket Monday night against Mt. Blue.

Mt. Ararat junior Mallory Nelson cuts through a pair of Mt. Blue defenders.

After the Eagles dropped an agonizing 43-42 decision, sophomore Caitlin LaFountain holds her head in defeat while Mt. Blue celebrates.

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