Spring sports season off to promising start-MidCoast edtion

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(Ed. Note: For the complete Brunswick-Yarmouth boys’ lacrosse game story, with a box score and additional photos, see theforecaster.net)

Early returns are promising for spring sports teams. With everyone now underway, here’s a glimpse at what’s happened and what’s to come. 

Baseball

Morse’s baseball team if off to a 2-2 start, winning at Erskine Academy (5-0) and at home over Lincoln Academy (7-6) and losing at Belfast (6-0) and at home to Lincoln Academy (4-3). After going to Winslow Tuesday, the Shipbuilders host Maranacook Friday, Medomak Valley Monday and MCI Tuesday, then visit Gardiner Wednesday.

Brunswick fell to 1-4 after losses last week at Oxford Hills (14-1) and Bangor (5-2). The Dragons were home with Lewiston Tuesday and Messalonskee Thursday, go to Camden Hills Friday, host Cony Tuesday and visit Lewiston Wednesday.

Mt. Ararat lost at home to Lewiston, 6-4, last Thursday, then improved to 2-3 with a 4-3 victory at Brewer Friday. After Monday’s home game versus Skowhegan was rained out, the Eagles play at Lawrence Friday, visit Hampden Academy Monday and welcome Camden Hills Wednesday.

Softball

Morse and Mt. Ararat’s softball teams are off to fast starts.

The Shipbuilders were 3-1 at press time after winning at Belfast (7-3) and splitting a home doubleheader versus Lincoln Academy (winning, 12-5, and losing, 12-6). After going to Winslow Tuesday, Morse hosts Maranacook Friday, Medomak Valley Monday and MCI Tuesday, then visits Gardiner Wednesday. 

The Eagles of Mt. Ararat were 3-2 at press time following wins over visiting Lewiston (6-2) and at Brewer (4-0). After Monday’s home game versus Skowhegan was rained out, the Eagles play at Lawrence Friday, visit Hampden Academy Monday and welcome Camden Hills Wednesday.

Brunswick fell to 0-5 after recent losses at Oxford Hills (17-5) and Bangor (14-0). The Dragons were home with Lewiston Tuesday and Messalonskee Thursday, go to Camden Hills Friday, host Cony Tuesday and visit Lewiston Wednesday.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s defending Class A boys’ lacrosse champion passed two tough tests last week to improve to 4-0 and extend its two-year win streak to 20 games. First, the new-look Dragons edged visiting Lewistion, 8-6. Brunswick then went to Yarmouth and prevailed, 11-7, behind five goals from Aiden Glover and a solid defensive effort spearheaded by Christian Glover.

“We may not have the skill of past years, but we have the work ethic and great athletes,” Christian Glover said.

“Yarmouth’s an exceptional program, so we knew this would be a test,” added longtime Brunswick coach Don Glover. “We’re pleased to get this outcome.”

The Dragons were at Morse Tuesday, host Messalonskee Friday, visit Kennebunk Monday and welcome Mt. Ararat Wednesday of next week.

The Dragons aren’t at a championship level yet, but it sure looks like this team is the Class A favorite once again.

“We have the drive and we’re working hard,” Christian Glover said. “We just have to keep our heads straight.”

“We want to be in the KVAC Championship game, because it’s a great honor, and we’d like to be in the final game of the season,” Don Glover said. “That would be great.”

Mt. Ararat lost, 13-7, at Messalonskee last week to fall to 1-2. The Eagles were home with Cony Tuesday and Westbrook Thursday, welcome Edward Little Friday and visit Brunswick Wednesday of next week.

Morse fell to 0-3 after losing last week at Maranacook (17-3) and at home to Freeport (11-6). The Shipbuilders hosted Brunswick Tuesday and Cony Thursday, visit St. Dom’s Monday and Gardiner Wednesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Morse won its first two games, 7-5 over visiting Oceanside and 13-2 over visiting Camden Hills. The Shipbuilders were at Winslow Thursday and visit Gardiner Tuesday.

Brunswick lost its first two, 9-2 at Lewiston and 12-8 at home to South Portland. The Dragons hoped to get in the win column Tuesday when they hosted Cony. After going to Oxford Hills Thursday, Brunswick visits Messalonskee Monday and hosts Mt. Ararat Wednesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 after last Thursday’s 14-3 home loss to Messalonskee. The Eagles were at Lewiston Thursday, host Edward Little Saturday and go to Brunswick Wednesday of next week.

Outdoor track

The KVAC outdoor track and field season is underway.

Brunswick hosted Morse and three others teams last week. The Dragons girls came in first, while the Shipbuilders placed fourth. Brunswick’s boys were second to Lewiston and Morse came in fourth. 

Mt. Ararat opened at Belfast in a four-team meet. Both Eagles teams placed third.

Tennis

Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team is off to a strong 3-0 start and was the lone undefeated team in Class A North at press time. Mt. Ararat was 2-1, while Morse won its first four matches.

On the girls’ side, Morse has shot to a 4-0 start, Brunswick was 3-0 at press time and Mt. Ararat dropped its first three matches.

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Brunswick freshman Aiden Glover fires a shot for one of his five goals during the Dragons’ 11-7 win at Yarmouth in a crossover showdown Saturday. Brunswick extended its two-season win streak to 20.

Brunswick’s Sarah Ferdinand tries to check the ball away from Lewiston’s Sasha Leclair during the Dragons’ 9-2 loss last week.

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