Brunswick’s Maddie Wayne competes in the 4×800 relay during last weekend’s KVAC championship meet.

Mt. Ararat’s Sterling Kloberdans competes in the 100 backstroke during last weekend’s KVAC championship swim meet.

While the basketball tournament will garner plenty of attention in the days to come, just about every other winter sport is in the process of determining champions as well.

Last week saw conference and regional champions crowned and there’s plenty of hardware still to come.

Here’s a look at all of the action:

Indoor track

Brunswick’s boys’ indoor track team won the Class A portion of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championship meet, tallying 189 points. Mt. Ararat (75) was third. 

In the girls’ meet, won by Messalonskee with 119.5 points, Mt. Ararat (75.5) finished third and Brunswick (58) placed fourth.

In Class B, Morse’s boys had 32.5 points and came in sixth (Belfast was first with 99 points). 

In the girls’ meet, won by Winslow with 98 points, Morse (9 points) finished ninth.

Next up are the Class B state meet Saturday in Lewiston and the Class B state meet Monday in Gorham.


The KVAC swimming championship meet was also held weekend.

Morse’s boys tallied 269 points and finished runner-up, eight points behind Belfast, in the Class B division. 

The Morse girls were also second, as their 280 points were 41 behind Camden Hills.

In Class A, Brunswick’s boys had 197 points and finished third (Cony was first with 214).

In the girls’ meet, won by Cony with 257 points, Brunswick (125) placed seventh and Mt. Ararat (74) finished eighth.

The Class B boys’ state meet will be held Saturday at the University of Maine in Orono. The Class B girls’ meet is Monday of next week at UMO, while the Class A boys’ meet is the same day at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. The Class A girls’ state meet is next Tuesday in Brunswick.


At the Class A North regional championship wrestling meet last weekend, the Mt. Ararat/Brunswick co-op team had 154.5 points and was a close second behind Camden Hills (166). Morse (86 points) was seventh.

The Class A state match is Saturday in Augusta.

Boys’ basketball

Morse and Mt. Ararat’s boys’ basketball teams kicked off the Class A South tournament Tuesday when they met in a preliminary round playoff game.

The Eagles finished 9-9 and eighth in the region after closing with losses at Medomak Valley (53-50) and at home to Brunswick (49-48).

The Shipbuilders went 4-14 and earned the ninth and final playoff spot after finishing with losses to visiting Cony (93-48) and at Camden Hills (80-60).

Mt. Ararat won both regular season meetings, 55-50 at home Jan. 7 and 56-55 in Bath Jan. 19.

The winner earns the right to face top-ranked, two-time defending state champion Greely in the quarterfinals Friday at 7:45 p.m. at the Portland Exposition Building (see for game story). Neither squad faced the Rangers this year.

Brunswick earned the No. 6 seed in Class A South after a 9-9 regular season that was punctuated by a 65-40 loss at defending Class AA champion Edward Little and a 49-48 win at Mt. Ararat. 

The Dragons face No. 3 Falmouth (13-5) in the quarterfinals Saturday at 7 p.m. (see for game story). On Dec. 14, the Dragons lost in Falmouth, 64-36. The teams met just once before in the playoffs, a 58-44 Yachtsmen win in the 2016 Class A South Final.

The Class A South semifinals are Wednesday of next week at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Girls’ basketball

On the girls’ side, Brunswick finished 17-1 and second in Class A South after closing with wins at home over defending Class AA champion Edward Little (50-39) and at Mt. Ararat (55-29). The Dragons will face No. 7 Mt. Ararat in the quarterfinals Monday at the Expo. 

The Eagles finished 8-10 after home losses to Medomak Valley (52-30) and Brunswick (55-29).

The Dragons won both meetings this year, with a 56-31 win Dec. 11 in Topsham the other encounter.

Morse finished 0-18 and 13th in the region, but only nine teams make the playoffs. The Shipbuilders closed with losses at Cony (65-39) and at home to Camden Hills (57-21). 

The Class A South semifinals are Wednesday of next week at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Boys’ hockey

On the ice, with the regular season winding down, both Brunswick and the Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon/Hyde co-op team are playoff-bound.

The Dragons were 8-7 and fifth in Class B South at press time after Monday’s 5-1 win at Kennebunk. After going to Cape Elizabeth Thursday, Brunswick welcomes Kents Hill Saturday and closes the regular season at York next Thursday.

Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon/Hyde was 8-8-1 and fifth in Class A North following wins at Windham/Westbrook (6-1) and Lake Region (7-4) and a 5-0 home loss to Edward Little. The squad closes at St. Dom’s Saturday.