It’s been fits and starts, but the spring sports season is underway.
Here’s a glimpse at the abbreviated start to the 2016 season and a look at the busy slate to come:
Morse’s baseball team got off to a fast start with a 5-0 victory at Erskine Academy. The Shipbuilders hosted Medomak Valley Wednesday, visit Belfast Friday, host Lincoln Academy for a doubleheader Saturday, welcome MCI Monday and go to Winslow Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat started 1-2, sandwiching losses to visiting Messalonskee (8-2) and host Brunswick (8-3) around a 6-0 victory at Cony. The Eagles hosted Lewiston Wednesday, go to Brewer Friday and welcome Skowhegan Monday.
Brunswick lost its first two games, 9-6, to visiting Hampden Academy and 8-3 at Skowhegan, then got in the win column Monday, 8-3 at home over Mt. Ararat. The Dragons went to Oxford Hills Wednesday, visit Bangor Friday and play host to Messalonskee Monday and Lewiston Tuesday.
Morse’s softball team started with an 8-6 victory at Erskine Academy. The Shipbuilders were home with Medomak Valley Wednesday, play at Belfast Friday, host Lincoln Academy for a doubleheader Saturday, welcome MCI Monday and play at Winslow Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat lost its first two games, 11-0 to visiting Messalonskee and 12-11 at Cony, then won Monday at Brunswick, 8-2. After hosting Lewiston Wednesday, the Eagles go to Brewer Friday and welcome Skowhegan Monday.
Brunswick lost its first three games: 11-1 to visiting Hampden Academy, 24-0, in five innings, at Skowhegan and 8-2 at home to Mt. Ararat. The Dragons went to Oxford Hills Wednesday, visit Bangor Friday, host Messalonskee Monday and welcome Lewiston Tuesday.
Brunswick’s juggernaut boys’ lacrosse team, the defending Class A state champion, extended its win streak to 18 after opening with decisive victories at home over Edward Little (8-2) and at Mt. Ararat (17-7). The Dragons were home against Lewiston Wednesday, have a big crossover test at three-time defending Eastern B champion Yarmouth Friday and play at Morse Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat opened by winning at Oxford Hills, 12-6, then lost at home to Brunswick, 17-7. The Eagles went to Messalonskee Wednesday, play at Westbrook Friday and host Cony Tuesday.
Morse opened with a 14-11 home loss to Gardiner. The Shipbuilders were at Maranacook Tuesday, host Freeport Saturday and welcome Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat started with a 14-7 home loss to North Yarmouth Academy. Tuesday’s showdown at Brunswick was postponed by snow until May 11. The Eagles hosted Messalonskee Thursday.
Brunswick was scheduled to open at home versus Mt. Ararat Tuesday, but that game was snowed out until May 11. After going to Lewiston Thursday, the Dragons host South Portland Saturday and play host to Cony Tuesday of next week.
Morse opened Tuesday at home versus Camden Hills. The Shipbuilders welcomed Oceanside Thursday and visit Freeport in a playoff rematch Saturday.
Brunswick’s boys’ outdoor track and field team came in third in a meet which also included Edward Little, Lewiston and Oxford Hills to start the season. Seth White was first in the long jump, as well as the 110 and 300 hurdles. Ryan Olson won the high jump. Hunter Garrett took first in the 100. The girls got a win from Emily Black in the 800, but came in third as a team.
Mt. Ararat hosted a five-team meet and both the boys and girls placed second. The girls got wins from Sara York in the 400, Katherine Leckbee in the two-mile, Haley Frizzle in the shot put and discus and their 4×400 relay team. Boys’ winners included Eagan Eldridge in the mile, Cameron Meier in the two-mile and their 4×100 and 4×800 relay teams.
Morse opened at a six-team meet at Belfast. The boys got wins from Chris Walfield in the 800 and two-mile and placed third. The girls finished fifth. Sydney McCarren won the mile.
Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team beat Skowhegan in its first match, 5-0. Mt. Ararat was a 4-1 winner over Cony its first time out. Morse beat Gardiner, 4-1, and Spruce Mountain, 5-0, to begin 2-0.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick beat Skowhegan, 5-0, and Messalonskee, 5-0, in its first two matches. Mt. Ararat dropped a 3-2 decision to Cony in its first outing. Morse opened by downing Gardiner and Spruce Mountain, 5-0.
Seth White and the Brunswick boys’ outdoor track and field team have begun their season.