February 22

Sports Digest

HIGH SCHOOLS

Gorham blanks Yarmouth in boys’ hockey finale

Jordan Ward and Shawn Sullivan scored first-period goals and Dylan Turner added a late insurance goal to lead Gorham to a 3-0 win over Yarmouth on the final day of the boys’ hockey regular season Friday.

Justin Broy stopped 21 shots for Gorham (15-3), which clinched the No. 1 seed for the Western Class B playoffs. Yarmouth (11-6-1) will be the No. 4 seed and will host a quarterfinal against Kennebunk at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday.

BASKETBALL: Reserved seating tickets for Saturday night’s Western Class A championship games go on sale at 9 a.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Tickets are $9 for reserved seats, $8 for adult general admission, and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can only be bought cash only. There’s a 10-ticket limit per person.

HOCKEY

NHL: Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg had back surgery and could be lost for all of the team’s stretch run for a playoff spot.

New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello will be sidelined because of a broken left hand suffered while playing for Norway in the Olympics.

AUTO SPORTS

NASCAR: Bill Elliott and Terry Labonte are among the first-year eligible nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Dylan Kwasniewski led a Turner Scott Motorsports sweep of the top three spots in qualifying for the Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway.

Kyle Busch won the Truck Series season opener, becoming the first driver to win an ARCA race, a truck race, a Nationwide Series race and a Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.

GOLF

MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP: Graeme McDowell advanced to the quarterfinals at Dove Mountain in Arizona, winning the last two holes against Hunter Mahan to force OT, making a 20-foot par putt to stay in the match on the 20th hole and winning with a birdie on 21.

LPGA: Anna Nordqvist had an even-par 72 at rainy LPGA Thailand, leaving her a stroke ahead after two rounds.

TENNIS

RIO OPEN: Second-seeded David Ferrer will meet unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov in the semifinals in Rio de Janeiro after defeating Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

DELRAY BEACH OPEN: Steve Johnson defeated No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-2 at Delray Beach, Fla., and will face fellow American Kevin Anderson in the semifinals.

DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Alize Cornet upset Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 and will face Venus Williams in the finals.

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