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Merrimack Valley's Raquel Gelinas runs after Pembroke Academy's Vanessa Lacey during the game at Merrimack Valley on Friday, April 18, 2014.

(ARIANA van den AKKER / Monitor staff)

High Schools: Coe-Brown ace Daudelin tosses no-hitter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The weather was cold, windy and difficult to play softball in. Kianna Daudelin apparently didn’t notice. The Coe-Brown pitcher had all of her pitches working and crisp command in the circle, a bad mix for Kingswood as Daudelin pitched her first career no-hitter in the Bears’ 6-0 victory. “(She was) very, very good for the conditions,” Coach Tim Tenasco said. … 0

Datsyuk’s late goal lifts Detroit over Boston, 1-0

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in the opener of the best-of-seven playoff series … 0

Orioles shell Lackey, cruise to 8-4 win over Red Sox

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON – Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBI, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston last night. Every Orioles starter had at least one hit except for Chris Davis. The Orioles collected 10 of those hits off Lackey … 0

Paul Newberry column: No April, May or June Madness in NBA

Saturday, April 19, 2014

ATLANTA – If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way. More than the NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball, the cream … 0

Monarchs end regular season with overtime loss

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs let a third-period lead slip away in their regular-season finale last night and eventually lost in overtime to the Providence Bruins, 2-1, on the road. Manchester, however, finishes with 105 points, tops in the Eastern Conference, with a 48-19-3-6 record. The Monarchs begin the playoffs … 0

Fisher Cats score three in ninth for 6-3 win over Mets

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jon Berti’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning broke a 3-3 tie and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats tacked on two more on a Brad Glenn single to beat the Binghamton Mets, 6-3, last night. The Fisher Cats (5-8) took a 3-0 lead into the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BASEBALL Mets trade first baseman Davis to Pirates NEW YORK – The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named. The Mets announced the move just minutes before they played Atlanta … 0

Celtics lose tiebreaker, get No. 5 spot for lottery

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NEW YORK – The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft. Both teams finished with 25-57 records. The Jazz will be slotted fourth in the lottery, with a 10.4 percent chance at the … 0

Jags’ Tinker aims for inspiration, not sad story

Saturday, April 19, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. – Carson Tinker is no longer that no-name guy who delivers the ball on punts and kicks. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ long snapper lost that anonymity nearly three years ago when a tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala., … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 19, 2014

JV results The Concord High JV girls’ lacrosse team defeated Memorial, 13-0. Becca Proulx led the team with three goals. Tori Pelletier, Olivia Painchaud and Addie Palisi had two goals each, while Sarah Harper, Julia Ek, Jordyn Macri and Jessica Nelson each added one. Katelyn Butler had the … 0

High Schools: Brady baseball team gets some relief, and a victory

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Bishop Brady baseball team didn’t stay down for long. After opening its season with a 6-1 loss to Hopkinton on Monday, the Green Giants bounced back and battled their way to a 6-5 victory over feisty Hillsboro-Deering … 0

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ indoor track

Friday, April 18, 2014

BRENDAN POLICHRONOPOULOS School: Merrimack Valley High Honors: The senior won the 600 at the Division II championships and also helped MV finish second in the 4x800 relay, leading the Pride to a fourth-place finish. 3 favorites: Fishing, sports, … 0

Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox, 3-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO – David Ross said a 5-year-old could have caught Jon Lester last night. That big hit in the ninth? Well, that was a nice swing by the veteran catcher. Lester pitched eight sharp innings and Ross had … 0