Mt. Ararat’s Matt Mosher prepares to return a shot during the Eagles’ 5-0 loss to Lewiston last week.

Brunswick’s Blake Austin lunges for the ball in vain during the Dragons’ 9-8 loss to Lewiston last week.

As April gives way to May, the weather continues to pose a challenge, but local spring sports teams are hopeful of seeing more consistent action in the days to come.

There have been some positive signs in the early going this spring and that figures to continue.

Here’s a glimpse.

Baseball

Mt. Ararat’s baseball team won its first three games, then lost at home to Oxford Hills (19-0, in five-innings) and was rained out at Bangor. The Eagles hosted Medomak Valley Wednesday, played a makeup game at Bangor Thursday, visit Lewiston Friday, host Morse Monday and welcome Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Brunswick started with losses at Cony (5-2), at home to defending Class A champion Bangor (8-3) and at Lewiston (8-2) before getting in the win column Monday, beating visiting Camden Hills, 10-3. The Dragons were home with Lincoln Academy Tuesday and Oxford Hills Wednesday, go to Mt. Blue Friday and Hampden Academy Monday, then host Morse Wednesday of next week.

Morse was 3-2 after wins over visiting Lake Region (6-1), host Medomak Valley (3-1) and host Oceanside (10-7) and losses to visiting MCI (17-5) and Mt. Ararat (13-3, in five-innings). The Shipbuilders were at Leavitt Wednesday, host Medomak Valley Friday, travel to Mt. Ararat Monday and visit Brunswick Wednesday of next week.

Softball

Morse’s softball team was 2-3 at press time, beating visiting MCI (13-3) and Mt. Ararat (13-2) and losing at home to Lake Region (2-1), at Medomak Valley (12-2) and at Oceanside (2-1). The Shipbuilders were at Leavitt Wednesday, host Medomak Valley Friday, travel to Mt. Ararat Monday and visit Brunswick Wednesday of next week.

Brunswick started with losses at Cony (15-14), at home to Bangor (13-0) and at Lewiston (9-8) before downing visiting Camden Hills (16-4) Monday. The Dragons were home with Lincoln Academy Tuesday and Oxford Hills Wednesday, go to Mt. Blue Friday and Hampden Academy Monday, then host Morse Wednesday of next week. 

Mt. Ararat fell to 0-4 after last Thursday’s 15-0 (five-inning) home loss to Oxford Hills. The Eagles hosted Medomak Valley Wednesday, played a makeup game at Bangor Thursday, visit Lewiston Friday, host Morse Monday and welcome Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Boys’ lacrosse

Brunswick’s two-time defending state champion boys’ lacrosse team is up to its usual tricks, defeating host Gardiner (16-8), host Lewiston (14-5) and visiting Cony (26-1) to start the season. The Dragons were home with Edward Little Wednesday, have a key interclass showdown at Scarborough Friday, then visit Morse Monday.

Mt. Ararat fell to 2-2 on the season after home losses last week to Oak Hill (8-4) and Marshwood (10-2). The Eagles hosted Morse Thursday and visit Portland Friday.

Morse sandwiched wins at Lincoln Academy (16-4) and Lawrence (24-9) around an 11-7 home loss to Oxford Hills to open. The Shipbuilders were at Mt. Ararat Thursday, host Freeport Saturday and welcome Brunswick Monday.

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Brunswick started with a 10-5 victory at Cony. The Dragons were home with Gardiner Tuesday, host Portland Friday and welcome Lewiston Monday.

Mt. Ararat fell to 1-2 after losses last week at Morse (6-2) and North Yarmouth Academy (13-3). The Eagles were at Oxford Hills Tuesday, host South Portland Saturday and visit Lewiston Wednesday of next week.

Morse started with a 6-2 home win over Mt. Ararat, then lost, 16-4, at Greely. The Shipbuilders hosted Messalonskee Tuesday, then play at Edward Little Wednesday of next week.

Outdoor track

Mt. Ararat opened the KVAC outdoor track season last week at a four-team meet at Winslow. The Eagles boys were first, while the girls finished second to the host team.

Morse hosted a six-team meet. The boys placed third and the girls finished fifth.

Tennis

Brunswick’s girls’ tennis team has started 3-0, with a 5-0 win over Mt. Ararat Monday the most recent.

That loss to the Dragons dropped the Eagles to 1-4.

Morse fell to 1-2 after a 3-2 loss to Winslow Monday.

On the boys’ side, Brunswick was 2-2 in early action after Monday’s 3-2 victory over Mt. Ararat.

That loss to the Dragons dropped the Eagles to 2-2 as well.

Morse was 1-1 heading into a match Wednesday at Erskine Academy.


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