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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 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 11, 2016

JV results The Concord JV girls’ basketball team fell to Dover, 51-39. Ashley Kelley finished with 15 points and five steals. Caroline Clark had eight points and four rebounds and Haley Munroe contributed four assists. ∎ The Franklin High School JV boys’ basketball team defeated Hillsboro-Deering, 57-44. T.J. Laramie …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Panthers’ Newton dismisses criticism of Super Bowl postgame behavior

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl. The league’s MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the …

NASCAR changes structure to charter-based system; race field cut to 40

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. …

Decreasing number of TV subscribers a concern at ESPN

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES – ESPN, the sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine, has hit a soft patch. Subscribers have fallen by about 7.2 million over the last three years, according to Nielsen, and it’s coming off a round …

Source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year deal

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press on …

Patriots request waivers for running back Ball

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The New England Patriots requested waivers on running back Montee Ball. The move Tuesday to cut the former Wisconsin standout comes a day after Ball found out that he wouldn’t face felony charges after an apparent argument with …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NBA Bulls guard Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain CHICAGO – Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend’s All-Star Game by Chicago …