The postseason is either near or here.
Golf’s state match will be contested Saturday. Field hockey’s regular season comes to a close next week, with soccer and volleyball ending the next week. The regional cross country championships are drawing near as well and even football is down to its final three weeks.
Here’s a glimpse at what happened last week and what’s to come:
Brunswick’s football team stayed perfect last weekend, improving to 5-0 after a 35-7 home win over Mt. Blue. The Dragons (first in the Eastern Class B Crabtree Points standings) go to 2-3 Messalonskee Friday.
In Western B, Morse improved to 3-2 and fifth after a 28-14 home win over Gorham. The Shipbuilders go to defending regional champion Kennebunk (1-4) Friday.
Mt. Ararat fell to 1-4 after a 43-8 home loss to undefeated York. The Eagles go to 1-4 Oceanside Friday.
Brunswick’s boys’ soccer team was third in Eastern A with a 6-2-2 record at press time after wins last week at Cony (2-0) and Hampden Academy (2-1) sandwiched around a 2-2 home tie versus Lewiston. The Dragons hosted Oxford Hills Tuesday, visit Mt. Blue Friday and play host to Lawrence Thursday of next week.
Mt. Ararat is up to fourth at 7-1-2 after defeating visiting Oxford Hills (3-0) and Skowhegan (3-0) and host Lawrence (5-0). The Eagles were home with Lewiston Tuesday and go to Brewer Friday.
In Western B, Morse was 1-7-1 and 13th (only 10 teams make the playoffs) after losses to at Medomak Valley (4-0) and at home to Lincoln (1-0). The Shipbuilders were hosted Belfast Tuesday, welcome Mt. View Friday and go to Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
On the girls’ side, Brunswick sat third in Eastern A at press time with a 6-3-1 mark after wins over visiting Cony (4-1) and Hampden Academy (3-2) and at Lewiston (1-0). The Dragons were went to Oxford Hills Wednesday and host Mt. Blue Friday.
Mt. Ararat was also 6-3-1 and sat fifth after wins at Oxford Hills (3-1) and Skowhegan (7-0) and at home over Lawrence (3-1). The Eagles were at Lewiston Tuesday and host Brewer Friday.
In Western B, Morse was fifth at 5-2-2 after a 5-0 home win over Medomak Valley and a 0-0 tie at home against Lincoln. In the win, Brianna Williams had three goals, while Lauren Pelletier and Miracle Trimble also scored. Alesha Aucoin made 10 saves in the tie. The Shipbuilders went to Belfast Tuesday, go to Mt. View Friday and host Camden Hills Tuesday of next week.
All three local field hockey teams were 1-10 at press time.
In Western B, Morse is coming off a 7-0 loss at Nokomis and a 6-0 home setback against Mt. View. The Shipbuilders were home against Winslow Thursday and visit Maranacook in the finale Tuesday.
In Eastern A, Mt. Ararat is coming off a 3-0 home loss to Oxford Hills. After playing at Lewiston Tuesday and hosting Mt. Blue Thursday, the Eagles close at Brunswick Tuesday of next week.
Brunswick lost, 4-1, at home to Bangor last week. The Dragons were home against Hampden Academy Tuesday and visited Edward Little Thursday, then finish at home versus Mt. Ararat Tuesday of next week.
Local cross country teams took part in the Festival of Champions Saturday in Belfast.
In the boys’ meet, Brunswick was 22nd and Morse 43rd. The race was won by Cumberland High School from Rhode Island. Scarborough was second and Falmouth third. The Dragons’ top individual was John Murphy (50th, 17 minutes, 18.87 seconds). The Shipbuilders were led by Christopher Walfield (10th, 16:19.33).
On the girls’ side, Brunswick was 10th and Morse 39th. Cape Elizabeth came in first. Individually, the Dragons were led by Tessa Cassidy, who was fourth in 19:05.68. The top Shipbuilder was Maeve McGowan (104th, 21:37.14).
The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference held its golf state qualifier Tuesday (too late for press).
The team state match is Saturday at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro. The individual championships will be at the same location Saturday, Oct. 18.
Brunswick’s Tessa Cassidy battles Marshwood’s Maddy Doyle for the lead midway through girls’ race during the Festival of Champions last weekend in Belfast. Cassidy came in fourth.