Over the next few days, Busline League champions are expected to be crowned in soccer, field hockey, golf and cross country.

The playoffs are ongoing for soccer and field hockey, while the golf and cross-country championship will be held in the coming days.

The Busline League boys, girls and coed soccer championships are slated for Saturday, Oct. 20 at Point Lookout in Northport, with the coed game at 10 a.m., the boys game at noon and the girls game at 2 p.m.

The Busline League field hockey championship is slated for Thursday, Oct. 18 at Oceanside East. The game is 4 p.m.

The Busline League golf championships are slated for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Megunticook Golf Club, weather permitting. Tee time is 3:15 p.m.

The Busline League cross-country championships are slated for Thursday, Oct. 18 at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, with the girls race at 3:45 p.m., followed by the boys and junior varsity races.

Coaches can report results immediately following playoff games by emailing sports@courierpublicationsllc.com or calling 594-4401, ext. 116.


In boys, the North Division final will see No. 2 Medomak at No. 1 Camden-Rockport (game will be played at Lincolnville Central School due to wet conditions of fields in Camden), while the South Division final will have No. 2 Woolwich at No. 1 Wiscasset, in a pair of games on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Both games begin at 3:45 p.m.

No. 2 Medomak defeated No. 3 Troy Howard 1-0, while No. 1 Camden-Rockport bested No. 4 Searsport 4-2 in Oct. 13 divisional semifinals to advance.

In girls, the North Division final will have No. 2. Camden-Rockport at face No. 1 Oceanside (8th) at 3:45 p.m., while the South Division final will have No. 3 Oceanside (7th) at No. 1 Great Salt Bay (time unavailable) in a pair of games slated for Wednesday, Oct. 17.

No. 2 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 3 Medomak 4-3, while No. 1 Oceanside bested No. 4 Searsport 7-0 in Oct. 13 in divisional semifinals games to advance.

In coed, No. 1 Appleton will host No. 4 Bristol, while No. 2 Hope will host No. 3 Lincolnville, both at 3:45 p.m., in semifinal games slated for Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Field hockey

On Monday, Oct. 15, No. 1 Oceanside hosted No. 5 Camden-Rockport, while No. 2 Troy Howard hosted No. 3 Boothbay.

No. 5 Camden-Rockport defeated No. 4 Great Salt Bay over the weekend to advance to the semifinals.

The following is a recap of reported soccer playoff games from Oct. 13:

Boys soccer

No. 1 Camden-Rockport 4, No. 4 Searsport 2

At Camden, the Schooners advanced by doubling up the visiting Vikings.

Simon Morin tallied two goals for the winners, while Marshall Merriam and Lucas Boetsch added a goal and assist and Devin Vangel and Matt Morse, each one assist for the hosts.

Barrett Grant scored both goals for the Vikings.

Connor Davis and Maddison Jordan combined to make three saves in goal for CRMS. The Searsport keeper(s), whose name(s) were unavailable, made 15 saves.

CRMS led 2-0 before SDMS made it 2-1. The Schooners scored the next two goals to take a commanding 4-1 cushion before the Vikings added a second tally.

"Camden-Rockport [players] were very strong today and played a very good passing game even though the field was wet and muddy," said Schooner coach Dwight Pitcairn. "Camden-Rockport had most of the possession."

Pitcairn said it "was a good game and Camden-Rockport played well, but we still need to work hard on communication and shooting. Searsport is a young team and they have improved tremendously during the season. We did not take them lightly and if they keep the same coach they will be an even tougher opponent next year."

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No. 2 Medomak 1, No. 3 Troy Howard 0

At Waldoboro, one goal was enough for the host Riverhawks to nip the visiting Lions of Belfast. Midway through the second half, Zidane McMurrin scored the game-winner.

"We had 27 shots on goal, but because of the outstanding play of the Troy Howard goalie (whose name was unavailable), we could not seem to find the net," said Riverhawk coach Tenley Libby.

Libby said MMS keeper Cameron Robinson played solid with 12 saves. "He would have had a lot more except for the great defense by our core bunch back there," she said.

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Girls soccer

No. 1 Oceanside 7, No. 4 Searsport 0

At Thomaston, the host Mariners were goal-happy and were on the offensive early and often against the visiting Vikings, as Oceanside creased the net seven times.

Goals were tallied by Kaylee McCorrsion with three (a hat trick) and Lily McVetty, Sydney Hall, Haylie Witham, Sierra Beal all one. Cassie Butler had three saves in net for the Mariners.

"Our defense did a nice job, led by Emma Lee, Meredith Mitchell and Casey Benner," said Oceanside coach Peter Mitchell.

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No. 2 Camden-Rockport 4, No. 3 Medomak 3

At Camden, the Schooners and Riverhawks played a competitive game, as Charlotte Messer scored two goals and Emily Blackwell and Abby Chamberlain both one for CRMS. Ginny Laurita, Izzy Gutheinz and Messer added assists for the winners. Messer has an incredible 31 goals this season.

For MMS, Rose Hickey scored two goals and Taylor Smith one. Hickey and Smith also added assists for the visiting Riverhawks.

Schooner coach Alex Arau said CRMS started with solid midfield play. Three minutes into the game, Laurita sent a soft pass to Messer, who drove the ball hard into the net for the first score. A minute later, Messer rained in a long, arching shot over the keeper for a 2-0 lead for the hosts.

At the midpoint of the first half, Smith sent a pass through the CRMS defense to teammate Hickey, who collected the ball and shot past the keeper to put Medomak on the board.

CRMS answered with Messer sending a ball to the goal area, where Blackwell collected the pass, dribbled by a couple of defenders and shot into the corner. The half ended with CRMS ahead 3-1.

The second-half play was even with both teams playing in the middle of the pitch, Arau said, until Hickey burst through the Schooner defense and scored her second goal of the game. Gutheinz answered by sending a long cross from the left to in front of the net at the 6-yard line. Chamberlin directed the ball into the goal with her knee for the fourth score for CRMS.

MMS refused to concede and came back with Hickey assisting Smith's goal to make the score 4-3, but that is as close as the Riverhawks got.

Maggie Ryan "played exceptionally strong as a sweeper for Medomak, and Nicole Obuchon made [more than] 20 saves for Medomak, and was under intense pressure for much of the game," Arau said.

Julia Holt played in net for CRMS and faced a barrage of shots. She "executed many fine saves," Arau said.

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