The first championships of the fall sports season will be handed out Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro when golf’s team champions are determined.
For everyone else, the regular season is dwindling and the games are more important than ever. Once again, a compelling week is in store.
Here’s a glimpse at what you might have missed and what’s to come:
Brunswick’s football team improved to 5-0 and first in the Class B North Crabtree Points standings with a 56-35 home win over Skowhegan. The Dragons look to stay perfect Friday at 4-1 Brewer.
Morse fell to 2-3 and seventh in Class B South after a 27-7 home loss to Greely. The Shipbuilders go to undefeated, top-ranked Falmouth (5-0) Friday.
Mt. Ararat fell to 1-4 and 11th in Class B South after a 34-6 loss at undefeated Kennebunk Saturday. The Eagles host 3-2 Biddeford Friday.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team was 6-3-1 and fifth in Class A North at press time after a 1-1 home tie versus Bangor and a 4-1 home win over Lawrence. The Dragons were at Brewer Wednesday and hosted Edward Little Thursday and play at Mt. Ararat Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat was 5-3-2 and seventh after a 1-0 home win over Brewer and a 2-2 home tie against Messalonskee. The Eagles were at Hampden Academy Tuesday and Bangor Thursday and host Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Morse tied visiting Oceanside (1-1) and lost at Maranacook, 2-0, last week to fall to 3-5-1 and 14th in Class B South (12 teams make the playoffs). The Shipbuilders were at Belfast Tuesday and hosted Gardiner Thursday. They play host to Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s girls’ soccer team was 7-2-1 and third in Class A North after a 2-0 loss at Bangor and a 6-0 win at Lawrence. The Dragons were home with Brewer Wednesday, visit Edward Little Friday and play host to Mt. Ararat Tuesday.
Mt. Ararat was 7-2-1 and fifth in the region after a 2-1 win at Brewer and a 2-1 loss at Messalonskee. The Eagles hosted Hampden Tuesday and Bangor Thursday and go to Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
In Class B South, Morse was 4-3-2 and seventh following a 3-0 loss at Oceanside and a scoreless home tie versus Maranacook. After hosting Belfast Tuesday and playing at Gardiner Thursday, the Shipbuilders visit Medomak Valley Tuesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat’s field hockey team began the week 3-7-1 and clung to the eighth and final playoff spot in Class A North. Last week, the Eagles lost at Cony (6-0) and at home to defending regional champion Skowhegan (4-0). Mt. Ararat was at Mt. Blue Tuesday and at Lewiston Thursday. The Eagles close the regular season at home against Brunswick Monday.
Brunswick fell to 1-9-1 and 10th in the region after losses at Lewiston (5-3) and Bangor (3-2). The Dragons were at Edward Little Tuesday and home versus Brewer Thursday and close at Mt. Ararat Monday.
Morse lost at Oceanside (2-1) and at home to Nokomis (3-0) last week to fall to 1-10 and 14th in Class A North. The Shipbuilders hosted Mt. View Tuesday, played at Winslow Thursday and close at Maranacook Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick’s boys were 20th at the cross country Festival of Champions in Belfast last weekend. The Dragons were led by Jason Higginbotham, who placed 23rd individually (17:05.47). Morse came in 35th as a team. Christopher Walfield was 22nd (17:04.87). Hyde came in 42nd. Demeke Geremew was 52nd individually (17:33.48).
In the girls’ race, Brunswick placed 10th (Tessa Cassidy was the top individual, finishing 16th in 19:26.37) and Morse came in 36th (Sydney McCarren was 84th, 21:20.73).
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference golf qualifier was held Tuesday after this edition went to press.
The state meet for all classes are Saturday in Vassalboro. The individual state meet is Saturday, Oct. 17, also in Vassalboro.