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Concord’s James Wilkes (8) competes in the Division I nordic ski championships held at Waterville Nordic Center in Waterville Valley on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Concord boys’ and girls’ Nordic claim eighth straight titles – with perfect scores

Friday, February 12, 2016

Make it eight straight for the Crimson Tide, and make it perfect. The Concord High Nordic boys’ and girls’ teams both won their eighth straight Division I titles Thursday at Waterville Valley. And the Tide did it by sweeping the top four spots in both the classic and freestyle races giving both the boys’ and girls perfect scores of 788. …

D-III Nordic championships: Kearsarge girls take title; Bow runner-up for both boys and girls

Friday, February 12, 2016

A year ago, the Kearsarge girls’ Nordic ski team had a tiny taste of what it might be like to lift the championship plaque, finishing runner-up to a powerhouse White Mountains team. On Thursday night, that championship plaque was run around Kearsarge Regional High for the first time in the program’s history, after …

Concord boys’ Alpine third in D-I; Hopkinton boys’ Alpine fourth in D-IV

Friday, February 12, 2016

All season long, it was Bedford, Portsmouth and Concord battling it out on the slopes around New Hampshire. But because of the uncooperative weather forcing so many races to be canceled, the big three hadn’t faced some of the other teams in Division I. “I wasn’t sure how some of the other competition was going to be,” Concord Alpine Coach George Golden said. …

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 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

NBA Knicks fire Coach Fisher; Rambis named interim coach NEW YORK — The New York Knicks fired Coach Derek Fisher midway through his second season. The Knicks made the decision Monday after losing Sunday for the fifth straight …

Indoor track championships: Behind Davis and Astle, Kearsarge boys take fourth in Division II

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – Kearsarge thrower Zach Astle hoped to make an impression in his senior season. Not only did Astle make an impression, but the entire Kearsarge boys’ indoor track team did, as well. Astle defended his title in …

Indoor track championships: Feliz-Mutz tandem lead Concord to seventh place in Division I

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANOVER – With only 11 boys on the roster, Concord High didn’t have very lofty team goals at the start of the indoor track season, but Coach Ally Davis said that senior Angel Feliz and sophomore Dalton Mutz were “major talent.” Fast forward a month and a half …

Broncos ‘D’ dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have a super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the plays to secure the title for the Broncos. Manning and Panthers …

Broncos linebacker Miller earns Super Bowl MVP honors

Monday, February 8, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Von Miller was second to none in the Super Bowl. Five years after being drafted No. 2 behind Cam Newton, the Broncos linebacker harassed Carolina’s quarterback from start to finish Sunday, forcing two fumbles, …

Bradley’s 25 points help Celtics beat Kings

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings, 128-119, on Sunday for …

NBA reviewing if jump-on-back foul should be flagrant

Monday, February 8, 2016

NEW YORK – The NBA is reviewing whether the act of jumping on a player’s back to intentionally foul him should be interpreted as a flagrant foul. Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens told reporters Sunday that a memo …

Bruins prospect Subban stable after fracturing larynx

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban is in stable condition after fracturing his larynx during an AHL game on Saturday. The Bruins said in a statement on their website Sunday that the goalie was transported to Maine …