Summer weather, fall sports excitement

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For the most part, the young fall sports season has been played under sunny, warm skies.

While the weather promises to turn cooler, there’s no reason to expect the same from local high school sports teams, who promise to continue to excel.

The season is starting to take shape and there’s plenty of excitement to come.

Here’s a glimpse at what transpired last week and what’s on tap:


Brunswick’s football team improved to 2-0 Friday by doubling up host Lawrence, 32-16. The Dragons look to make it three straight Friday when they visit 1-1 Cony. Last year, Brunswick won in Augusta, 52-27.

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-2 with a hard-fought 16-12 loss at York. Friday, the Eagles play their home opener when 0-2 Gorham pays a visit. Last year, Mt. Ararat beat the Rams in Topsham, 34-22.

Morse fell to 1-1 last weekend after a 43-14 loss at powerhouse Leavitt. The Shipbuilders held an early 7-6 lead and were only down, 14-7, at halftime before the Hornets pulled away. 

“I don’t think the score indicated how close the game really was,” Morse coach Jason Darling said. “I think Leavitt knows that. We made a few mistakes early and some momentum swung. We played aggressive. We’ve got to improve our conditioning so we can maintain that for 48 minutes, but I’m awful proud of our guys tonight.”

The Shipbuilders welcome 2-0 Kennebunk Friday. Last year, the host Rams edged Morse, 28-22.

Boys’ soccer

Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team began the week 3-1. After a 3-0 loss at Camden Hills, the Dragons downed host Skowhegan, 5-1, then held off visiting Messalonskee, 2-1. Brunswick was home with rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday and went to Oxford Hills Thursday. The Dragons host Lewiston Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat was 2-1-1 at press time after beating visiting Lawrence (2-0) and host Mt. Blue (3-0) and losing, 3-2, in double overtime, at home to Cony last week. The Eagles went to Brunswick Tuesday and hosted Skowhegan Thursday. They host Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.

Morse took an 0-2 record into Tuesday’s game at Medomak Valley. Last week, the Shipbuilders lost at home to Lincoln Academy (3-1) and at Oceanside, 5-1. After welcoming Belfast Thursday, Morse is home with Spruce Mountain Saturday and goes to Leavitt Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ soccer

Brunswick’s girls’ soccer team suffered a 4-3 home loss to Camden Hills last Tuesday, then improved to 3-1 after downing visiting Skowhegan (8-0) and host Messalonskee (3-1). The Dragons went to Mt. Ararat Tuesday, host Oxford Hills Friday and visit Lewiston Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat settled for a 2-2 home tie against Edward Little in its opener, then defeated host Lawrence (2-0), visiting Mt. Blue (3-1) and host Cony (2-1). The Eagles hosted Brunswick Tuesday and went to Skowhegan Thursday, then visit Oxford Hills Tuesday of next week.

Morse opened with a 2-1 home win over Lincoln Academy (Abby Minott and Macie Gagne had the goals), then lost at home to Oceanside, 1-0. After hosting Medomak Valley Tuesday and visiting Belfast Thursday, the Shipbuilders welcome Spruce Mountain Saturday and welcome Leavitt Tuesday of next week.

Field hockey

Brunswick’s field hockey team was winless in its first four games, including losses last week to visiting Cony (6-0) and host Oxford Hills (3-0). Saturday, the Dragons held off visiting Lewiston, 3-2, to get in the win column and improve to 1-3-1. After going to Messalonskee Tuesday and hosting Skowhegan Thursday, Brunswick goes to Brewer Tuesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat fell to 1-3-1 after losses last week to visiting Oxford Hills (4-0), host Messalonskee (1-0) and host Edward Little (2-0). The Eagles hosted Hampden Academy Tuesday and went to Bangor Thursday. They welcome Edward Little Tuesday of next week.

Morse entered Tuesday’s home game versus Erskine at 1-1 after an 11-0 home loss to Lawrence last week. The Shipbuilders were at Camden Hills Thursday, host Spruce Mountain Saturday and go to Belfast Tuesday of next week.

Cross country

Brunswick took part in a nine-team meet at Lawrence last week. The girls came in second and the boys were fourth.

Mt. Ararat joined four other teams at Lewiston. The boys were second and girls third.

Morse participated in an eight-team meet at Belfast where the girls were second and the boys placed fifth. 


Brunswick’s golf team suffered its first loss Monday, 7-2, to Lewiston and fell to 4-1 on the season. 

Mt. Ararat was 3-2 after an 8-1 loss to Brunswick last week.

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Morse’s Dillion Havener fumbles a handoff during the Shipbuilders’ 43-14 loss at Leavitt last week.

Brunswick senior JD Souza scores the winning goal in Saturday’s 2-1 home victory over Messalonskee.

Brunswick freshman Eliza Rudalevige chases a Lewiston ball carrier during the Dragons’ 3-2 victory Saturday.