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Falmouth girls upset Kennebunk in A South quarterfinal matchup

The seventh-seeded Falmouth girls basketball team upset No.2 Kennebunk 44-35 in a Class A South quarterfinal at the Portland Expo Center.

Falmouth will play No. 3 Marshwood on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. Falmouth advances to the semifinals, avenging a 74-25 loss to Brunswick in the 2019 tournament quarterfinals.

Kennebunk falls to 15-4 on the season. Falmouth improves to 12-7.


Southern Aroostook girls roll past Ashland in D North quarterfinal

This story will be updated.

The state title defense for the Southern Aroostook girls basketball team began in earnest Monday as the No. 1 Warriors of Dyer Brook blasted past No. 8 Ashland 77-22 in a Class D North quarterfinal at the Cross Insurance Center.

Southern Aroostook (19-0 overall), the two-time defending Class D champs, smothered Ashland with a pressing defense and fast paced offense that proved too much for the Hornets.

The Warriors advance to the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Thursday against No. 4 Shead.

Red Sox owners speak for first time since Betts traded

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owner John Henry says he knows why Boston fans are angry the team traded Mookie Betts.

When I say I understand how many of you feel about this trade with the Dodgers, I know many of you — particularly our youngest fans — are disbelieving or angry or sad about it. I know it’s difficult and disappointing,” Henry said Monday, reading from a statement on the first day of full-team workouts.

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

NEW YORK — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

Bezos, the world’s richest man, said in an Instagram post that he’ll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth.

I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change,” Bezos said in the post.

Shead holds off Wisdom girls in D North quarterfinals

The fourth-seeded Shead High School girls advanced to the Class D North semifinals with a hard-fought 39-34 win over youthful Wisdom High School of St. Agatha at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Monday afternoon.

Shead, now 13-6, will take on the winner of the game between top seed Southern Aroostook (18-0) and No. 8 Ashland (9-10) in Thursday’s 3:30 semifinal.

Wisdom, which has three freshmen, two eighth-graders and two juniors on its seven-player roster, wound up 11-8.

Top-seeded Greenville girls cruise past North Haven to D South semifinals

Top-seeded Greenville moved a step closer to defending its Class D South girls crown on Monday with a 59-14 quarterfinal victory over No. 8 North Haven at the Augusta Civic Center.

The 17-2 Lakers advance to play No. 4 Seacoast Christian in an 11:30 a.m. semifinal on Thursday.

North Haven finished the season at 6-12.

Seacoast Christian girls cruise past Temple to D South semifinals

Seacoast Christian Academy of South Berwick advanced in the Class D South girls bracket on Monday, posting a 46-26 victory over No. 5 Temple Academy of Waterville at the Augusta Civic Center.

Fourth-seeeded Seacoast Christian takes a 12-6 record into Thursday’s 10 a.m. semifinal game against Monday’s Greenville-North Haven winner. SCA had beaten Temple Academy twice during the regular season.

The Bereans finish their season at 8-11.