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Pembroke junior Karli Loiselle (23) shoots the ball during Wednesday's game against Windham at Pembroke Academy, Mar. 4, 2015. Pembroke won, 58-38. 

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Loiselle gives Pembroke the inside edge in 58-38 first-round win

Thursday, March 5, 2015

PEMBROKE – Karli Loiselle, Pembroke Academy’s tallest post player, gave away 3 inches to Windham’s 6-foot-1 power forward Casey Dinga. That’s the only thing Loiselle gave away last night. The Spartans’ junior forward scored 11 of her game-high 24 points in the third quarter, helping No. 5 Pembroke (14-5) extend a tenuous four-point halftime lead into an insurmountable 19-point advantage heading into the final quarter of the Spartans’ 58-38 victory over No. 12 Windham (7-12) in the first round of the Division II playoffs. “She’s definitely one of our leaders. She can take over a game with her offense, and also her defense,” Pembroke Coach …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Boys’ basketball Division III second round No. 10 Farmington (12-6) at No. 7 Winnisquam (14-4), 7 p.m. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: The Bears were chugging right along, riding a seven-game winning streak until a loss to No. 8 Gilford in the regular-season finale. Winnisquam must put that in the past in a hurry as …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Youth basketball The Concord Boys and Girls Club 3/4 grade girls’ team defeated Chester to advance in the Manchester Suburban League playoffs. The offense was led by Maddie Watcher, Isabelle Rivera, Sarah Taylor and Maddie Kelley. Defensively, Katie Vlacich, Julianna Palhof and Lilly Hackett held Chester scoreless in the first half. Delaney Duford and Kennedy Ramos played well on the boards. Annika Horne …

High schools: Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team has eyes on a home quarterfinal

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A playoff berth – the team’s second straight in its three-year existence – is already secure, so next on the agenda is a first-ever home playoff game. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team came into the final week …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III first round No. 20 Mascoma (5-13) at No. 13 Bow (9-9), 7 p.m. Head to head: Bow had its way with Mascoma, 50-22, in early January. Notes: It’s been an up-and-down season for the young Falcons (just one senior on the team). At their …

High school Stars of the Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ann Margaret Discisio, Bishop Brady/Trinity girls’ hockey, 3 goals, 2 assists in 6-2 win Henry Yianakopolos, Hopkinton boys’ basketball, 18 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 10 steals in win Mac Struthers, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 12 points, 10 rebounds in loss …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hockey state champions The Eastern Bank Concord Capital Squirt 1s (pictured) won the NH Tier 1 state championship after defeating the Manchester Flames in the state finals. The Capitals went undefeated in the regular season and continued that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, February 23, 2015

Basketball champs The Bow 2 7th/8th-grade girls narrowly defeated Weare to win the Merrimack Basketball Division 1 championship. Both teams played exceptionally well. All Bow girls contributed to the win. Members of the championship team (pictured above) are: …

High schools: Kearsarge pours on the offense in hockey win over Laconia-Winnisquam

Monday, February 23, 2015

BOYS’ HOCKEY Kearsarge 7, Laconia-Winnisquam 1 Key players: Kearsarge – Cody Rowe (19 saves), Caleb Cochran (2 goals), Jakob Arnold (goal, assist), Tristan Rowe (2 assists); Laconia-Winnisquam – Brayden Harriman (saved 48 of 52 shots through two periods), Nick Snyder (scored shorthanded 5-on-3) Highlights/key moments: Elliot Tucker’s unassisted …

Indoor track championships: Coe-Brown girls win third straight D-II title, while MV finish runner-up

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DURHAM – The indoor track and field championships finally took place yesterday after being postponed two times due to snow, but for those who handled the modified training schedules and a change in venue, it was worth the …

D-III wrestling championship: Duquette leads Winnisquam to third; Stark claims four individual titles

Sunday, February 22, 2015

LITCHFIELD – He had been cutting it close all day long. But that’s the way Christian Duquette wrestles. It’s how he’s comfortable. Turns out, he’s pretty successful doing things that way, too. Duquette rallied for a dramatic win …

High schools: Hopkinton’s Nadeau sweeps at Nordic Meet of Champions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau left little doubt who’s fastest on snow. The Hawks junior won both the classic and freestyle races at yesterday’s Nordic skiing Meet of Champions at Bretton Woods. Nadeau won the classic race in 34:08.5, besting runner-up Mary Kretchmer of Kingswood by 19 seconds. In the …

High school indoor track All-State teams

Sunday, February 22, 2015

DIVISION I ALL-STATE Boys Noah Bellomo, Alvirne Isiah Bolden, Dover Justin Carbone, Exeter Angel Feliz, Concord Ryan Hanley, Winnacunnet Zakari Jenkins, Nashua North Starlin Ortiz, Londonderry Evan Paterson, Nashua South Jeff Reddy, Pinkerton Matt Robinson, Pinkerton Christian Seaver, Dover TJ Urbanik, Pinkerton Blake Williams, Merrimack Ryan Wittenberg, Dover …