With the spring sports season firmly underway, Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat have all produced plenty of excitement.
Here’s a glimpse:
Brunswick’s baseball team is nearly halfway through its regular season schedule and is 5-2. The Dragons eked out a 4-3 (eight inning) home win over Oxford Hills last Wednesday, downed visiting Erskine, 4-1, Friday, then held off visiting Morse by a 4-3 score Monday. Brunswick is at Bangor Friday and comes home next Wednesday to host Lawrence.
Morse fell to 0-5 with its loss to Brunswick. The Shipbuilders dropped decisions to Edward Little (4-1) and Lewiston (6-1). Morse sought its first victory Tuesday at home against Cony. After going to Lawrence Friday, the Shipbuilders visit Erskine Monday.
Mt. Ararat won a pair of games last week, capped by a 4-1 home victory over Cony, but Friday, the Eagles fell at Edward Little, 11-3, and Monday, they lost, 2-0, at home to Oxford Hills. Mt. Ararat (2-5) hosts Mt. Blue Friday and goes to Bangor Monday.
Morse’s softball team has won two in a row and is 2-3 on the season. The Shipbuilders beat visiting Lewiston, 8-4, Friday, then held off host Brunswick, 4-2, Monday. Morse hosted Cony Tuesday, goes to Lawrence Friday and plays at Erskine Monday.
Mt. Ararat bounced back from losses to visiting Cony (10-4) and host Edward Little (10-7) with a 7-6 home victory over Oxford Hills Monday to improve to 3-4. After playing host to Mt. Blue Friday, the Eagles go to Bangor Monday.
Brunswick has dropped five straight and is 1-6. The Dragons’ most recent setbacks were 14-2 to visiting Oxford Hills, 12-1 to visiting Erskine and 4-2 to visiting Morse. Brunswick goes to Bangor Friday.
Brunswick’s traditionally powerhouse boys’ lacrosse team has proved mortal this spring. After winning their opener, 12-4, at Mt. Ararat, the Dragons lost to Messalonskee (8-3), Lewiston (15-1) and defending Eastern B champion Yarmouth (10-2). After playing at Cony Thursday, Brunswick welcomes Edward Little Saturday and hosts Mt. Blue Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat dropped its first two games, but evened its record last week with a pair of 15-2 home wins, over Mt. Blue and Noble. Casey Becker had six goals versus the Knights. Josh Richards added three. The Eagles were at Edward Little Thursday and play at Oxford Hills Monday.
Morse is also 2-2, but the Shipbuilders have lost two in a row, 6-1, at home to Maranacook and 11-4 at Massabesic. Morse was home with Mountain Valley Wednesday, visits Lincoln Academy Friday and hosts St. Dom’s Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick is 2-2 after splitting a pair of big games last week. After downing host Mt. Ararat, 13-6, the Dragons lost at home to defending Class B champion North Yarmouth Academy by the same score.
For Brunswick, sophomore Dakota Foster scored three times, junior Corinne O’Connor had two goals and sophomore Lydia Caputi one. Junior Molly Herman had 11 saves and showed that she might be the best goalie around.
“I feel badly for (Molly), she was upset after the game, but she made saves,” said coach Dragons coach Beth Caputi. “She does a good job. We just didn’t do little things. That’s an issue for us. I think (the Panthers) have more speed than we have, which makes them more effective in the midfield. It wasn’t that different from what I expected. We converted early on. Once they got Lilly into a rhythm and they got the fastbreak going, it was tough to stop. We had some communication breakdowns on defense.”
Brunswick was at Lewiston Tuesday, visits Morse Friday and hosts Edward Little Tuesday of next week
Mt. Ararat bounced back from its Brunswick loss with an 8-4 victory at Westbrook to improve to 2-1. The Eagles host Edward Little Friday and go to Cony Tuesday.
Morse is 1-1 after a 16-5 loss at Thornton Academy Saturday. The Shipbuilders hosted Lincoln Tuesday, welcome Brunswick Friday and visit Lincoln Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick hosted Bangor, Edward Little, Maranacook and Waterville in a track meet last week, but it was suspended early by bad weather. Mt. Ararat hosted six other teams and both the boys and girls came in first. Results for Morse’s first meet weren’t available.
Brunswick’s tennis teams are off to good starts. The boys are 3-1 after recent wins over Edward Little (4-1), Mt. Blue (4-1) and Erskine (5-0). The girls are 4-0, blanking Edward Little, Mt. Blue and Erskine the last three times out. Morse’s boys are 2-1 after a 3-2 loss at Lincoln Friday. The Shipbuilders girls improve to 2-2 with a 5-0 victory to the Maranacook. Mt. Ararat’s boys fell to 2-1 Monday after a 4-1 loss at Lewiston. The girls are 1-2 after losing, 4-1, to Lewiston.
Brunswick’s Dakota Foster drives around an NYA player on Friday afternoon. The Dragons battled hard, but suffered a 13-6 loss.
Brunswick defender Jeff Bodwell scoops up a loose ball in his own end as Yarmouth’s Bart Gallagher checks his stick. The Clippers defeated the host Dragons Saturday, 10-2.