The first full week of 2009 winter sports action continued to provide ample thrills for fans of Brunswick, Hyde, Morse and Mt. Ararat.
There have been highlights galore whether the sport was basketball, hockey, track, swimming or wrestling.
SUBHEAD-Boys’ basketball
On the hardwood, the Morse boys continue to lead the way. The Shipbuilders bounced back from their upset home loss to Mt. Ararat with victories over Leavitt (64-49), Oxford Hills (62-43) and Lewiston (74-61) to improve to 10-2 on the season.
Morse (third behind Brewer and Edward Little in the latest Eastern Class A Heal Points standings) hosts Lawrence Friday night.
Mt. Ararat is now 7-5 after a pair of victories. The Eagles bounced back from a 69-44 loss at Edward Little last Thursday with a 67-63 home win over Lewiston Saturday and a 63-59 home triumph over Oxford Hills Tuesday. Against the Blue Devils, Cam Vermette had 22 points, Alex Titcomb added 15, Will Gerencer finished with 12 and Josh Walker added 12 (with seven assists). In the win over the Vikings, Vermette erupted for 26 points. Gerencer and Toothaker both added 10.
Mt. Ararat (sixth in Eastern A) plays host to Nokomis Friday.
Brunswick is 5-7 after dropping two of its last three. The Dragons sandwiched losses to Oxford Hills (41-39) and Edward Little (67-49) around a win over Leavitt (64-39).
Brunswick (11th in the Eastern A Heals) goes to Messalonskee Friday.
In Western C, Hyde improved to 4-1 Tuesday with its fourth successive victory, 61-28 over visiting Rangeley. Hyde had previously won at North Yarmouth Academy, 58-49.
The Phoenix (ninth in the Heals) are home with Waynflete Tuesday and welcome Kents Hill Wednesday.
SUBHEAD-Girls’ basketball
On the girls’ side, Brunswick remains the top team in the Eastern A Heals. The Dragons lost 52-42 to visiting No. 2 Oxford Hills last Thursday, but bounced back Saturday with a 52-37 win at Leavitt.
Brunswick welcomed Edward Little Wednesday (too late for this edition) and plays host to Messalonskee Friday.
Mt. Ararat has lost two of its last three. After falling 40-38 to visiting Edward Little, the Eagles beat host Lewiston 45-17. Tuesday, however, they lost 50-36 to visiting Oxford Hills to drop to 5-7.
Mt. Ararat (11th in the Heals) is home against Nokomis Friday.
Morse improved to 2-10 Tuesday with a 58-39 home win over Lewiston. Tarra Burr had 10 points in the first quarter and 16 overall. Beth Suggs added 11. The Shipbuilders were coming off losses to Leavitt (53-47) and Oxford Hills (57-40).
Morse (14th in the standings) hosts Lawrence Friday.
In Western C, Hyde beat visiting Hebron 57-22 Saturday and downed visiting Rangeley 40-30 Tuesday to improve to 4-0. Against the Lakers, Stephanie Urzua had 23 points.
Hyde (13th in the Heals) is home with Waynflete Tuesday.
On the ice, Brunswick’s boys lost 5-2 at Cony last Thursday, but bounced back to even their mark at 4-4 Saturday with a 4-2 win at Lawrence. The Dragons (eighth in the latest Eastern Class A Heal Points standings) hosted Cheverus Thursday, go to Bangor Saturday and visit Portland Monday.
Mt. Ararat is still seeking its first victory. The Eagles lost 7-2 to visiting Edward Little Monday and are now 0-6-1 on the season. Brady Lare and James Charity scored for Mt. Ararat. The Eagles (12th in the Eastern A Heals) were at Deering Thursday, go to Camden Saturday and visit Gorham Monday.
The Brunswick girls took an 0-10 mark (and the eighth spot in the East Region Heals) into Thursday’s home game against Leavitt. The Dragons visit St. Dom’s Monday.
SUBHEAD-Indoor track
On the track, Mt. Ararat was second to Lewiston in both boys’ and girls’ action at a recent meet which also included Belfast, Camden, Erskine, Medomak Valley, Mt. View and Rockland. Alex Robinson won the pole vault and Tim Bickford took the triple jump for the Eagles boys. Lindsey Smith won the pole vault, Erin Fitzsimmons took the 800 and Molly Meehan was first in the 200 for the girls.
In the pool, Brunswick and Mt. Ararat squared off Tuesday night. The Dragons won the boys’ meet 94-82. Brunswick’s Phillip Jacques took first in the 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The Eagles were the winners in the girls’ competition 95-83. Brunswick’s Patrice Tetu won the 200 individual medley and breaststroke.
On the mat, Morse beat Camden Hills (43-36) and MCI (39-34) Saturday. Mt. Ararat defeated Lincoln Academy (58-30) and Gardiner (65-18). The Eagles also lost to Erskine (43-29).
Morse goes to Brewer Saturday. Mt. Ararat visits Oxford Hills.