While we’re still awaiting warmer weather, one sure sign that summer is close is that the spring high school sports regular season is halfway done.
Many local teams are excelling on the diamond, field, track and courts, and here’s a glimpse of where they stand:
Brunswick’s baseball team continues to set the local pace. The Dragons took a 5-3 mark into the week and were ranked in the Eastern Class A Heal Points standings as of Tuesday. Brunswick had its three-game win streak end Friday, 4-3, at Bangor. The Dragons hoped to get back in the win column when they hosted Lawrence Wednesday. Friday, Brunswick goes to Lewiston and Monday, it welcomes Cony.
Mt. Ararat is 3-6 and eighth in Eastern A after losing at home to Mt. Blue (9-3) and beating Bangor (10-7). The Eagles went to Hampden Academy Thursday, host Lewiston Monday and Morse Wednesday.
The Shipbuilders were 1-7 and 15th in the Heals at press time. Morse lost, 4-1, at Lawrence Friday and 7-5, at Erskine Monday. The Shipbuilders visit Oxford Hills Friday, play host to Erskine Monday and visit Mt. Ararat Wednesday.
Mt. Ararat’s softball team is 4-5 after wins last week over visiting Oxford Hills (7-6) and Mt. Blue (5-1) and an 11-10 loss at Bangor Monday. The Eagles went to Hampden Academy Thursday, host Lewiston Monday and Morse Wednesday.
The Shipbuilders dropped to 1-7 and 14th in the region after losses to Cony (5-4), Lawrence (15-3) and Erskine (4-3). Morse visits Oxford Hills Friday, plays host to Erskine Monday and goes to Mt. Ararat Wednesday.
Brunswick fell to 1-7 after a 9-3 loss at Bangor Friday. The Dragons (13th in the region) hosted Lawrence Wednesday. Friday, Brunswick goes to Lewiston and Monday, it welcomes Cony.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ lacrosse team has won four straight and is now 4-2 and fifth in the Eastern A Heals. Last Thursday, the Eagles blanked host Edward Little, 12-0, behind four goals from Jonathan Brown and three from Casey Becker. Monday, Mt. Ararat was a 19-7 winner at Oxford Hills as Becker had six goals and seven assists and Brown and Josh Richards both scored three times. The Eagles hosted Messalonskee Wednesday, visit Kennebunk in a crossover game Saturday and welcome Cony next Wednesday.
Brunswick ended its three-game skid last Thursday, with a 15-2 romp at Cony. Saturday’s home game with Edward Little was postponed by lightning. The Dragons (2-3 and sixth in Eastern A) hosted Mt. Blue Wednesday, go to powerhouse Falmouth Saturday and visit Oxford Hills next Wednesday.
In Eastern B, Morse is 3-2 and sixth after a 12-5 win at Lincoln Friday. After hosting St. Dom’s Tuesday and Deering Thursday, the Shipbuilders are idle until Wednesday of next week when they go to Gardiner.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick is atop the Eastern A Heals at 4-2 after recent wins over host Lewiston (18-7) and Morse (13-8). The Dragons hosted Edward Little Tuesday and go to Falmouth Saturday.
Mt. Ararat is right behind Brunswick in second place at 4-1. The Eagles were 12-3 winners at Gardiner and downed visiting Edward Little, 14-6, in recent action. Mt. Ararat was at Cony Tuesday, hosts defending Class A champion Scarborough in a state final rematch Saturday and goes to Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.
In Eastern B, Morse is third with a 3-2 mark after a 19-6 home win over Lincoln and a 13-8 home loss to Brunswick last week. The Shipbuilders were at Lincoln Tuesday and visited Camden Hills Thursday. Morse hosts Westbrook Friday and goes to Mountain Valley Tuesday of next week.
Morse’s outdoor track teams hosted Cony, Edward Little and Oxford Hills in a meet last week. The Shipbuilders finished third in girls’ competition and fourth on the boys’ side.
Mt. Ararat joined MCI and Nokomis at Skowhegan. The Eagles were first in both genders.
Brunswick went to Belfast (along with Gardiner, Mt. View and Winslow) and both teams came in second.
On the courts, Brunswick’s boys’ team is third in Eastern A with a 4-1 mark. The Dragons edged visiting Mt. Ararat, 3-2, Friday. The Eagles shook off that loss and defeated Messalonskee, 4-1, Monday to improve to 4-2, which leaves them fourth in the standings. In Western B, Morse downed Gardiner (4-1) and Oak Hill (5-0) in recent action to improve to 4-2 and fifth in the Heals.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick leads the pack at 6-0. The Dragons blanked Mt. Ararat, 5-0, Friday and downed Bangor, 4-1, Monday. Mt. Ararat lost, 3-2, to Mt. Blue and beat Messalonskee, 3-2, in recent action and is now 2-4 (eighth in the standings). In Western B, Morse downed Gardiner (3-2) and lost to Oak Hill (4-1) in its latest matches. At 3-2, the Shipbuilders are sixth in the Heals.
Brunswick sophomore Lydia Caputi breaks between Morse defenders on a rush to score the game’s final goal Friday as the Dragons beat the Shipbuilders, 13-8.
Brunswick junior Liz Faulkner checks Morse midfielder Shannon Rice on her way upfield.