Spring sports excitement picked up in recent days (under sunnier skies).
Morse’s baseball team continued its hot start with recent wins over visiting Oceanside (6-5) and at Mt. View (11-0) and Belfast (6-0) to improve to 5-1, good for the top spot in the Western Class B Heal Points standings, as of Tuesday. The Shipbuilders host Camden Hills Friday and Lincoln Academy Monday.
In Eastern A, Mt. Ararat fell to 2-3 with recent losses to visiting Erskine (6-2) and host Lewiston (7-2). The Eagles hosted Cony Tuesday, go to Brunswick Friday and play at Oxford Hills Monday.
Brunswick got in the win column last Wednesday, 8-3, at Cony, but fell to 1-5 with a 7-6 home loss to Edward Little and a 3-2 setback to visiting Lewiston. The Dragons played at Erskine Tuesday, host Mt. Ararat Friday and go to Oxford Hills Wednesday of next week.
Mt. Ararat’s softball team was 2-3 at press time after losing at home to Erskine (13-5) and beating host Lewiston (15-5) last week. The Eagles hosted Cony Tuesday, go to Brunswick Friday and play at Oxford Hills Monday.
Recent losses to host Cony (12-0), visiting Edward Little (19-1) and Lewiston (6-5) dropped Brunswick to 0-6. The Dragons were at Erskine Tuesday, host Mt. Ararat Friday, go to Lawrence Saturday and travel to Oxford Hills Wednesday of next week.
In Western B, Morse lost at home to Oceanside, 10-1, beat host Mt. View (12-0), then lost at Belfast, 7-6, to drop to 1-4. The Shipbuilders host Camden Hills Friday and Lincoln Academy Monday.
Brunswick’s boys’ lacrosse team continues to look like the team to beat in Eastern Class A.
The Dragons held off visiting Messalonskee, 11-8, then won at Mt. Ararat, 13-6, to improve to 5-0. Bailey Caparrto had five goals and Ryan Croatti had three against the Eagles. Brunswick was home with Oxford Hills Tuesday, then is off until visiting Cony Wednesday of next week.
Prior to losing to Brunswick, Mt. Ararat downed host Oxford Hills, 20-1, behind four goals from Nick Dow. In the loss to the Dragons, Dow had three goals and Ed McGuire made 17 saves. The Eagles were at Lewiston Tuesday, host Cony Friday and play at Messalonskee Tuesday of next week.
Morse held off visiting Camden Hills, 10-6, then romped at Lincoln, 19-6, to improve to 3-1. The Shipbuilders are at St. Dom’s Friday and play host to Oak Hill Tuesday.
On the girls’ side, Mt. Ararat improved to 2-1 with a 13-6 victory at Edward Little Friday. The Eagles went to Messalonskee Tuesday and play at Brunswick Friday. Monday brings a visit from Cony.
Brunswick earned its first victory last Thursday, 10-9, at Lewiston, then fell to 1-3 Saturday with a 16-1 home loss to Messalonskee. The Dragons host Mt. Ararat Friday and visit Oxford Hills Monday.
Morse began the week 1-1. The Shipbuilders lost, 14-7, at Gardiner, then romped at Mountain Valley, 14-3. After hosting Camden Hills Thursday, Morse welcomes Gardiner Monday.
Mt. Ararat’s boys’ and girls’ outdoor track teams won a five-team meet last week. Brunswick’s girls were second and the boys fourth at a four-team meet. Morse hosted Belfast, Lisbon and Messalonskee. Both Shipbuilders teams were fourth.
Brunswick’s boys’ tennis team improved to 4-0 with recent 5-0 wins over Edward Little and Mt. Blue and a 4-1 triumph over Erskine. Morse lost, 4-1, to Lincoln, edged Maranacook, 3-2, then dropped to 2-2 on the year with a 4-1 loss to Gardiner. Mt. Ararat was a 4-1 winner over Edward Little, fell, 4-1, to Erskine, then dropped a 3-2 decision to Lewiston, to fall to 1-3.
The Brunswick girls handled Edward Little, 5-0, and Erskine, 5-0, to improve to 4-0. Morse lost, 5-0, to Lincoln, 3-2 to Maranacook and 5-0 to Gardiner in recent action. Mt. Ararat blanked Edward Little, 5-0, and eked out a 3-2 win at Lewiston Monday to improve to 3-1.
Mt. Ararat senior Will Hirnak is stymied by the defense of Brunswick junior Eli Downs during the Dragons’ 13-6 win in Topsham last weekend.
Brunswick sophomore T.J. Sullivan turns the corner on Mt. Ararat junior Nick Graney. The Dragons stayed perfect on the season.