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Merrimack Valley senior Cole Remillard jumps up for a shot during Monday's game at Merrimack Valley High School in Concord.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Merrimack Valley stays up in standings with win over Kingswood

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With the regular season coming to a close at the end of the week, the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team is looking towards the playoffs. The Pride (13-4) guaranteed itself a top six seed in the Division II tournament with a 81-58 victory over Kingswood (0-17). The winless Knights kept it close early on with MV leading 23-15 after the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division I first round No. 16 Concord (3-15) at No. 1 Bedford (16-2), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bedford topped Concord, 53-25, in the season opener. Notes: Concord knows it’s got quite a challenge on its hands, taking on a team that’s lost just two regular-season games the last two seasons. In the early-season meeting, Concord stayed within striking distance through …

Bruins get busy at deadline, land Connolly and Talbot to boost offense

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BOSTON – Determined to protect their playoff spot, the Boston Bruins added more offense and grit up front. Boston acquired forwards Maxime Talbot and Paul Carey from Colorado at the NHL trade deadline yesterday, not long after picking up forward Brett Connolly from Tampa Bay. The Bruins also got forward Zack Phillips from …

UNH hockey team takes control of destiny in quest for home ice in Hockey East playoffs

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DURHAM – The frequent score updates that rang through the Whittemore Center reminded the University of New Hampshire hockey team that it was getting all the help it needed. Then the Wildcats did their part, ensuring that the assistance wouldn’t go to waste. UNH took command in the …

Spooner scores first NHL goal as Bruins beat Devils in OT

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. – For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, …

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets, 106-98

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON – The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics’ …

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – When Travis Kvapil got the call yesterday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out …

Joey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta

Saturday, February 28, 2015

HAMPTON, Ga. – Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for tomorrow’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR is on the defensive after …

Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

Saturday, February 28, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas Coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston in a trade the Mavericks hope will boost their chances of winning a …

Bulls expect Rose to return this season from knee surgery

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls expect Derrick Rose to return this season after having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee yesterday. General Manager Gar Forman said the star point guard will be out …

A winner in most years, Gomes has chance to start for Braves

Saturday, February 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Jonny Gomes has a knack for making teams win. He has .244 career batting average and has played in more than 120 games in a season once in an 11-year major career. And he was with Tampa Bay when the Rays reached the postseason for …

Pawtucket mayor says city wants compensation for PawSox loss

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien said the city should be compensated by the state if the Pawtucket Red Sox leave town. Grebien told WJAR-TV yesterday that he still hopes to keep the Triple-A baseball club in his city, but expects the state to help maintain McCoy …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, February 28, 2015

JV results The Merrimack Valley JV girls’ basketball team won in overtime, 39-36 over Milford. Camryn Burr had 14 points, seven rebounds and eight steals, while Shatara Stetson and Kaitlin Kozat added key rebounds in overtime for MV, which finished at 12-3. ∎ The Coe-Brown boys’ JV basketball team …