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Grace Track Continues Indoor Tour

MARION – Grace’s track and field team continued its indoor season with the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday.

The Lancers set two school records and had an NAIA “A” qualifier in the indoor meet.

The men’s 4×800-meter relay team hit the NAIA standard. Isaac Beatty, Luke Smith, Dimitri Margaritidis and Kyle Smith crossed the finish line with a winning time of 7:57.37. All four runners are underclassmen.

Varney’s 1,000th helps Hermon boys halt Caribou’s 27-game win streak

When the two most recent Class B boys basketball state champions clashed at Hermon High School late Saturday afternoon, the full house on hand could see why each participating school boasted a championship pedigree.

Few turnovers, few fouls, streaks ended and streaks extended, some big shots and a milestone moment all were elements of Hermon’s 46-42 victory over previously undefeated Caribou.

The win was the Hawks’ 31st straight on their home court, and it ended the defending state champion Vikings’ 27-game winning streak.

Suns overcome Smart’s team-record 11 3-pointers, beat Celtics

BOSTON — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden.

His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance.

Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by Smart and beat the Celtics 123-119 on Saturday.

Binghamton holds off UMaine women’s basketball team

Binghamton University overcame a career-high 28 points from the University of Maine’s Anne Simon to defeat the Black Bears 73-63 in an America East women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon in Vestal, New York.

UMaine rallied from a nine-point, first-half deficit to take a 45-44 lead through the end of the third period, but the host Bearcats erupted for 29 fourth-quarter points to pull away for the victory.

The game featured seven ties and six lead changes.

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the past two decades.

Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl, foiling Ben Roethlisberger twice and Kordell Stewart once, and splitting two games with Joe Flacco.

Peyton Manning he bested once but three other times he lost to his rival in the conference title game.

Porter propels Southern Aroostook’s pursuit of another girls basketball title

Southern Aroostook High School senior forward Makaelyn Porter knew there would be a lot of pressure on her this season.

Initially, the two-time Class D North Tournament Most Valuable Player was going to be the only returning starter off last year’s team, which annexed a second consecutive state championship.

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