HIGH SCHOOLS

Clippers skate to 8-0 win over Eagles in girls’ hockey

Jenny Holmquist finished with two goals and an assist while Kelsey Meyers and Katie Clemmer scored two goals each to lead Yarmouth/Freeport/Gray-New Gloucester to an 8-0 win over Mt. Ararat/Morse at Travis Roy Arena on Monday.

Mt. Ararat/Morse is now 1-1 while the Clippers improve to 2-0.

For the Clippers, Keeley Arnold added three assists, Colleen Sullivan had a goal and assist, Julia Bailinson scored a goal and Madi McCullum had an assist.

SOCCER

MLS: Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year. The 28-year-old forward joined the team in January from Juventus.

Giovinco scored 22 goals, tied with Columbus’ Kei Kamara for the league lead. Giovinco won the Golden Boot based on his league-leading 16 assists.

Montreal forward Didier Drogba, who made his MLS debut in late August, was second with 32 percent and New York Red Bulls forward Mike Grella was third with 14 percent.

U.S. WOMEN: The World Cup-champion U.S. women’s national team will face Costa Rica to open the eight-team CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February.

The United States has won the past three tournaments that determine the Olympic representatives from North and Central America and the Caribbean. The U.S. team has gone on to win the gold medal in the last three Olympics.

In addition to No. 34 Costa Rica, the top-ranked U.S. is joined by No. 26 Mexico and No. 115 Puerto Rico in Group A.

TRACK AND FIELD

A group of Kenyan athletes occupied the Nairobi headquarters of the national track and field federation, demanding the removal of its top officials in a protest against doping and corruption.

BASEBALL

SERIE DE LAS AMERICAS: Zoilo Almonte broke a tie with a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to lead Aguilas Cibaenas to a 4-3 victory over Cardenales de Lara in the championship game of the inaugural Serie de las Americas professional baseball tournament at Marlins Park in Miami.

The biggest baseball stars of the night were in the stands.Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez, a 2014 National League All-Star and a native of Venezuela, was in attendance, while Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, a native of Cuba and a four-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox, threw out the first pitch.

The attendance was 9,006.

– From staff and news services