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Belmont’s Kylie Donnovan (19) competes in the slalom event of Friday’s Division III Alpine ski championships held at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, Feb. 12, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge sweeps Division III Alpine titles on its home hill

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kearsarge went both big and local on Friday at Mount Sunapee. The Cougars’ big picture reward came in the form of the boys’ and girls’ Division III Alpine championships. The localized reward was beating out both Bishop Brady teams, the defending champions that draw many of their skiers from the Kearsarge district. “The kids all have fun with it,” Kearsarge …

Opportunity wasted for UNH hockey team in 3-2 loss to Vermont

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s season didn’t hinge on Friday night’s game with Vermont. It would be hyperbolic to call it a must win. But it was an opportunity. An opportunity for the Wildcats to help themselves, to make their road to the Hockey East playoffs just a little bit easier. And it was an opportunity the Wildcats …

High schools: Kearsarge fends off Franklin in D-III boys’ hoop battle

Saturday, February 13, 2016

This was a big one. With both teams jockeying for position atop the Division III standings, the Kearsarge and Franklin boys’ basketball teams hit the court on Friday night riding seven- and six-game winning streaks, respectively. “Our gym was electric,” Kearsarge Coach Nate Camp said. “This had a playoff atmosphere to it from the opening tip.” The electricity in North Sutton served the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Saturday, February 13, 2016

High school tournaments today Swimming Division I championships At UNH’s Swazey Pool Time schedule: 7 a.m. warm-ups; 8:40 a.m. preliminaries; 4:45 p.m. finals A rea male qualifiers (with top-10 seeds) : Concord – Max Cross (1st 200 freestyle, 4th 100 backstroke), Kevin Quinn (3rd 200 freestyle, 9th 500 …

Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase takes the court Sunday

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bishop Brady High School is the place to be on Sunday for hoops junkies, or anyone wanting to see some top-notch high school basketball. Brady will host the 3rd annual Frank Monahan Foundation Basketball Showcase with five games featuring some of New England’s top prep school teams, as …

NASCAR’s new charter system shuts out storied Wood Brothers

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s been 10 years since the Wood Brothers completed a full Sprint Cup season, and they stopped trying to make it to the track each week in 2009. NASCAR’s oldest race team didn’t have …

Recovered and ready to race, Vickers set for Daytona return

Saturday, February 13, 2016

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500. His ubiquitous commercial – which also features Miami Heat star Chris …

Seven players that could change teams before the NBA trade deadline

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Less than a week remains until the NBA trade deadline and there is still plenty of uncertainty about how much activity will actually take place before the clock hits 3 p.m. on Thursday. Big names like Blake Griffin …

Franklin Pierce cancels remainder of hockey season due to ‘hazing incident’

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Franklin Pierce University canceled the rest of its men’s hockey season – which had three games remaining, including one last night – due to what university officials described in a news release as a “hazing incident.” According to the release – which did not specify what the hazing …

Monarchs trade UNH product Block to Orlando

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Manchester Monarchs traded former UNH standout Austin Block to the Orlando Solar Bears and received Steven Hodges on assignment from the Portland Pirates. Block, 26, appeared in 40 games with the Monarchs this season, scoring three goals with nine assists. Block was a key member of the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Baseball Mets pitcher Mejia first to draw lifetime drug ban NEW YORK – Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under baseball’s drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner’s office said Friday that Mejia …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Unified basketball The Concord High unified basketball team defeated John Stark, 43-32. The top scorers for the Tide were Drew Nadeau (12 points), Sean Daley (seven points), Nick Battles (six points) and Brendan McEwen (six points). JV results The Hillsboro-Deering JV boys’ basketball team lost to Sanborn, 70-30. …

High schools: Concord boys’ and girls’ Nordic claim eighth straight titles – with perfect scores

Friday, February 12, 2016

Make it eight straight for the Crimson Tide, and make it perfect. The Concord High Nordic boys’ and girls’ teams both won their eighth straight Division I titles Thursday at Waterville Valley. And the Tide did it by …