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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 …

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century …

Gut wins Super-G World Cup race, Vonn comes in 3rd

Monday, February 8, 2016

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Lindsey Vonn is getting some competition for the overall World Cup title, although she is still comfortably ahead. Lara Gut of Switzerland won her first Super-G race of the season on Sunday to cut into …

Jackals beat Monarchs, 5-4, behind McPherson hat trick

Monday, February 8, 2016

Allan McPherson scored a hat trick to lead the Elmira Jackals to a 5-4 victory over the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 after two periods, McPherson scored his second goal just 37 seconds into the third period to put the Jackals ahead, then made …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 8, 2016

Youth basketball In Concord Rec 5th- & 6th-grade boys’ basketball action, the Christa McAuliffe School Blue Knights beat the Christa McAuliffe #2/Broken Ground #3 Black Panthers, 30-22, in a battle of undefeated teams. Finn Conery led the winners with 12 points. Andy Bengtson had the most steals, was …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, February 8, 2016

Speedskating Canada’s St-Gelais, Hamelin win short track 500s DRESDEN, Germany – Canadian speed skaters Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin won 500-meter races at a short track World Cup meet on Sunday. St-Gelais captured the women’s race in 43.080 seconds, ahead of Britain’s Elise Christie (43.115) and Dutch skater …

Concord climber Dreffer breaks through into national bouldering championship

Sunday, February 7, 2016

It hasn’t been the physical part of rock climbing – the grabbing, gripping, pulling and lifting – that’s been the issue for Grant Dreffer. It’s been the mental side. When you climb competitively, scaling a rock wall can …

High schools: Scoreless through regulation, Concord boys’ hockey falls to Bedford in OT

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As Concord’s Ben Nelson and Bedford’s Eric Voloshin skated toward their benches during a timeout in overtime, the two goalies bumped blockers, a sign of respect between the players who were fully aware of the pressure the other …

Teammates, coaches say Newton’s success not by accident

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cam Newton didn’t just stumble into becoming one of the NFL’s best players. Sure, he has all the physical attributes any quarterback could ask for – he’s 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds of muscle with …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Indoor track & field Division I championships At Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House, 3:30 p.m. Order of events: Shot put, high jump, long jump, 4x800 relay (girls/boys), 55 hurdle trials (boys/girls), 55 dash trials (boys/girls); finals (girls/boys) for 3,000, 55 hurdles, 55 dash, 1,000, 600, 300, 1,500, 4x400 …

A graphic look at Super Bowl 50

Sunday, February 7, 2016

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