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Merrimack Valley's Megan Johnston (left) takes advantage of a pick set on Kearsarge's Lily Huntoon (in blue) during a cross-division meeting at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2015.

(MICHELLE BERTHIAUME / Monitor staff)

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball rides press, balanced scoring to win over Kearsarge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

When the Merrimack Valley girls’ basketball team went to an up-tempo offensive system this year, balanced scoring was supposed to be one of the results. The Pride has taken to the fast break, running through the first two months of the Division II season with just one loss, and the point totals have been balanced, as promised. Take Tuesday night, …

Lucic and plenty other Kings score in rout of Bruins

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON – Milan Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career point and the Los Angeles Kings had nine goal scorers in a 9-2 rout of the Bruins on Tuesday night. Marian Gaborik added a goal and an assist for Los Angeles, which had …

Bucks slip by Celtics on free throw with less than a second left

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Greg Monroe isn’t used to being out of the starting lineup. Benched at the start of Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks center responded with a huge game. He scored 29 and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark his team to end a five-game losing streak with a …

High school ski championships snowed out

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday’s snowstorm wiped out two days’ worth of high school skiing championships. All of yesterday’s originally scheduled events have been moved to Friday, with the Division I girls’ Alpine championship at Gunstock (10 a.m.), the Division III boys’ and girls’ Alpine championships at Mt. Sunapee (9:45 a.m.), and …

Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win over South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UConn Coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson – and fretting about their departure next season. …

Agent confirms Seahawks star Lynch plans to retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SEATTLE – When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the …

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join U.S. majors

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure …

League-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do, however, have one glaring problem – power-play goals – …

Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …

UNH men beat Maine, 88-75; women fall to Black Bears, 59-55

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games with Maine on Monday, with the men winning, 88-75, at home for their third straight victory, and the women falling at Maine, 59-55. UNH (14-9, 7-3 America East) led by five at the half, 43-38, and Maine (8-16, …

Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Denver’s victory over Carolina in the Super Bowl reached an average of 111.9 million viewers, a number down from the last two years. Still, it represents the third most-watched television event in U.S. history. The Super Bowl had …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …