TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought 41-36 victory over Tripp on Friday.
TURNER — The Mt. Ararat High School jayvee boys basketball opened its season with a 78-58 victory over Leavitt on Friday.
The Eagles never trailed, holding quarter leads of 20- 10, 41-26 and 64-42.
TURNER — Pressure defense led the way as the Mt. Ararat eighth-grade girls basketball team improved to 2-0 with a dominating 47-11 victory over Tripp on Friday.
The Eagles jumped out to an 11-4 first-quarter lead with Madison Kinney scoring five points and picking up three steals.
BRUNSWICK — After a slow start, the Brunswick Junior High School eighth-grade girls rolled to a 50-7 victory over Auburn on Thursday.
Leading 8-4 after a quarter, the Huskies outscored Auburn, 22-0, in the second for a 30-4 halftime lead.
Just when you thought Army-Navy couldn’t get any more intense, it snowed.
Then 60 minutes of bruising football came down to squinting through that snow to see where a long field goal attempt would land.
Wide left. Cue the celebration for Army. The Black Knights are back.
Richmond opened its new season in the Mountain Valley Conference with a 64-54 victory over Madison in a boys high school contest on Friday.
The 1-0 Bobcats host Mountain Valley tonight at 7 p.m., while the Bulldogs are 0-1.
Richmond led 19-12 after a quarter, 32-26 at the half and 48-41 after three.
Nothing like playing against one of your rivals in the first game of the boys high school basketball season.
The Boston Celtics prevented Andre Drummond from scoring in the paint and quieted Reggie Jackson on the perimeter.
That helped Boston get revenge from a rare loss in a 91-81 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince.
Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country’s Olympic committee said Monday.