Morse’s Olivia Harper was a championship swimmer this winter.

Noah Austin, of the Mt. Ararat/Morse/Hyde/Lisbon co-op boys’ hockey team, helped his squad to the playoffs and won the Travis Roy Award as the state’s top senior player.

Maddie Wayne helped Brunswick’s girls’ indoor track team to a competitive season.

(Ed. Note: The basketball season was recapped previously)

The winter sports season had its share of memorable performances by local athletes.

The biggest highlight came from wrestling, where the Mt. Ararat/Brunswick co-op team took home the Class A state championship and three individuals finished first as well.

Swimming saw several individuals excel, especially from Morse. The Shipbuilders girls’ team was fourth in Class B, while the boys’ squad came in fifth. Brunswick’s girls finished ninth in Class A, while the Dragons boys were 14th. Mt. Ararat’s boys’ team was 12th in Class A and the girls came in 20th. 

Brunswick’s boys’ indoor track squad had the best local showing, placing third in Class A and producing an individual champion. The Brunswick girls were 24th. Both Mt. Ararat teams came in 12th in Class A. Morse’s boys tied for 18th place in Class B.

On the ice, Brunswick’s boys’ team gave Cape Elizabeth a scare, but lost in the Class B South semifinals. The Mt. Ararat/Morse/Lisbon/Hyde co-op team lost in overtime to Edward Little in the Class A North quarterfinals and produced the Travis Roy Award winner (top senior player in Class A) in Noah Austin.

Here’s one last look at the winter sports season that was:

Winter team state champion

Mt. Ararat/Brunswick wrestling, Class A

individual state champions

Alex Morse, Brunswick, Class A girls’ 500 freestyle
Haily Harper, Morse, Class B girls’ 100 breaststroke
Haily Harper, Morse, Class B girls’ 200 individual medley
Olivia Harper, Morse, Class B girls’ 100 butterfly
Anibal Berry-Gaviria, Mt. Ararat, Class A boys’ diving

Will Shaughnessy, Class A, boys’ two-mile

Brycen Kowalsky, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick, 113 pounds
Spencer LeClair, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick, 132 pounds
Brady Mitchell Damms, Mt. Ararat/Brunswick, 195 pounds