Weather's heating up and so is spring sports action-MidCoast edition

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Morse’s Jacob Brochu carries the ball as Mt. Ararat’s Zach Caouette pursues during the Eagles’ 7-6 win last week.

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting nicer and the spring sports action has been can’t-miss in recent days.

There have been some compelling contests and history made as well and here’s a look back at what you might have missed, as well as a glimpse at what’s to come:

Baseball

Mt. Ararat’s baseball team was 3-4 at press time after home losses to three-time defending Class A champion Bangor (4-1) and Lewiston (5-2) last week and a 13-0 victory at Morse Monday. The Eagles were at Edward Little Wednesday, host Camden Hills Friday, Messalonskee Monday and Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick sandwiched losses at Oxford Hills (4-3) and at home to Hampden Academy (5-2) around a 5-1 home win over Mt. Blue to fall to 3-5. After welcoming Lewiston Tuesday and going to Morse Wednesday, the Dragons are at Messalonskee Friday, host Skowhegan Monday and go to Lewiston Wednesday of next week.

In Class B South, Morse was also 3-5 after two wins over Medomak Valley (4-3 at home and 9-5 on the road) and losses to visiting Leavitt (2-1) and Mt. Ararat (13-0). 

Softball

Morse’s softball team was 4-4 at press time after beating visiting Medomak Valley, 6-0, and losing at home to Leavitt  (3-1), at Medomak Valley (2-1) and at home to Mt. Ararat (6-2). The Shipbuilders were home with Brunswick Wednesday, play host to Gray-New Gloucester in a crossover Friday, then go to Lincoln Academy Monday and welcome Gardiner Wednesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat dropped its first five games, capped by losses last week to visiting Bangor (7-1) and Lewiston (10-7), but Monday, it got in the win column, 6-2, at Morse. The Eagles were at Edward Little Wednesday, host Camden Hills Friday, Messalonskee Monday and Lincoln Academy Tuesday of next week.

Brunswick fell to 0-7 after losing at Oxford Hills (12-0), at home to Mt. Blue (9-8) and at home to Hampden Academy (8-7). After welcoming Lewiston Tuesday and going to Morse Wednesday, the Dragons are at Messalonskee Friday, host Skowhegan Monday and go to Lewiston Wednesday of next week.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s defending Class A state champion boys’ lacrosse team continues to set the pace. Last Thursday, the Dragons improved to 5-1 with an 18-8 win at Edward Little. Brunswick was home with Morse Wednesday, welcomes Greely Friday and goes to Messalonskee Wednesday of next week.

Morse took a 4-2 record into Wednesday’s showdown at Brunswick following a 7-6 home loss to Mt. Ararat and victories at Freeport (15-12) and at home over Marshwood (11-7) last week. The Shipbuilders are at Oxford Hills Friday, visit Gray-New Gloucester Saturday and return home Thursday of next week to face Oak Hill.

Mt. Ararat won its first five games, capped by a 7-6 win at Morse. Last Friday, the Eagles finally went down to defeat, 6-4, to visiting Portland. Mt. Ararat is at North Yarmouth Academy Friday and plays at Lewiston Tuesday of next week.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Morse took a 2-2 record into Wednesday’s home game against Edward Little. The Shipbuilders most recent outing resulted in a 23-14 loss at Messalonskee. Morse goes to St. Dom’s Friday, visits Gorham Monday and welcomes Gardiner Wednesday of next week.

Brunswick beat host Gardiner last Tuesday, 17-4, then fell to 2-3 after losses to visiting Biddeford (15-2) and host Portland (13-0). The Dragons hosted Messalonskee Thursday, go to Scarborough Saturday and visit Oxford Hills Wednesday of next week.

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-5 after losses last week to visiting Oxford Hills (11-1) and at South Portland (15-4). After going to Lewiston Wednesday, the Eagles play at Cony Monday.

Outdoor track

Brunswick and Mt. Ararat joined six other schools at Lisbon for an outdoor track meet Friday. In the boys’ meet, won by Lewiston, Brunswick placed second and Mt. Ararat was third. In the girls’ meet, won by Lewiston, the Eagles finished third and the Dragons were sixth.

Morse took part in an eight-team meet at Lawrence Monday. The boys came in fifth and the girls were sixth. 

Tennis

Mt. Ararat’s boys’ tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Monday, 3-2, to Lewiston to fall to 4-1. The Eagles girls fell to 0-5 Monday with a 5-0 loss to Skowhegan.

Brunswick’s girls’ squad fell to 4-1 Monday with a 5-0 loss to Lewiston. The Dragons boys improved to 2-4 Monday with a 5-0 win over Skowhegan.

Morse’s boys fell to 1-4 Monday with a 5-0 loss to Belfast. The girls dropped to 0-6 after a 3-2 loss to Belfast Monday.

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