Winter sports season underway

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The winter sports season got underway last weekend in the Mid-Coast and local teams have a lot to look forward to.

Brunswick’s boys’ basketball team, a regional finalist in 2015-16, started with an impressive 65-37 home victory over Morse. The Dragons went to rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday, hosted preseason favorite Greely Thursday and play host to Edward Little Saturday.

Morse looked to get in the win column Tuesday at Leavitt. The Shipbuilders were home against Cape Elizabeth Thursday and welcome Mt. Ararat Saturday.

The Eagles opened with a 38-30 home win over Leavitt. They hosted Brunswick Tuesday, went to Westbrook Thursday and play at Morse Saturday.

On the girls’ side, Brunswick opened by dominating visiting Morse, 65-30. The Dragons visited rival Mt. Ararat Tuesday and Greely Thursday and go to Edward Little Saturday.

Morse hoped to get in the win column Tuesday at home against Leavitt. After visiting Cape Elizabeth Thursday, the Shipbuilders welcome Mt. Ararat Saturday.

The Eagles fell, 53-40, at Leavitt in their opener. They welcomed Brunswick Tuesday and Westbrook Thursday and play at Morse Saturday.

On the ice, the Brunswick boys rallied to tie defending Class B South champion Yarmouth, 2-2, in Saturday’s opener. The Dragons got goals from Andrew Eno and Jacob Doring (shorthanded late to tie it) and 28 saves from goalie Riley Kirk to split valuable Heal Points.

The Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon co-op team won its opener, 10-6, at Edward Little. The squad hosted Cony Wednesday and welcomes Bangor Friday.

“I’m never happy with a tie, but the way it happened, to come back, we’ll take it,” said Dragons coach Bill Bodwell. “I’m proud of the way we fought back. We were down and scored a goal to tie it, then we fought off the man-down at the end. They played in the state final last year and it was a good benchmark for us.”

After hosting Gardiner Tuesday and visiting South Portland Thursday, Brunswick goes to Cheverus Saturday and visits Cony Tuesday of next week.

“It doesn’t get any easier,” Bodwell said. “Class B South is very even. We have a lot of fun playing in the division. We could win or lose just about every game we’re in.

Brunswick’s girls’ hockey team was 2-3 at press time, having beaten Yarmouth (7-2) and Portland (14-6) and losing to defending state champion (11-1), Winslow (5-4) and Yarmouth (8-7). The Dragons go to Cheverus Saturday.

The Mt. Ararat/Morse co-op team lost its first seven games: 11-0 to Lewiston, 8-1 to Yarmouth, 7-0 to York, 5-0 to Gorham, 12-0 to St. Dom’s, 10-0 to Greely and 4-3 in overtime to Portland/Deering. Mt. Ararat/Morse hosted Greely Wednesday and Cheverus Thursday. 

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Brunswick’s Andrew Eno shoots the puck during Saturday’s 2-2 tie at defending regional champion Yarmouth.

Mt. Ararat’s Kayleigh Temple fights for the puck during a recent loss to Gorham.