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Hopkinton's Luke Luneau passes to a teammate in Thursday's game against Gilford at Gilford High School.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Hopkinton boys upended by Gilford in second round

Friday, March 6, 2015

GILFORD – Hopkinton had three goals before last night’s playoff game – hold No. 8 Gilford to 40 points, shoot 25 free throws and outrebound the Golden Eagles. The ninth-seeded Hawks reached one of those goals, but one wasn’t enough. Hopkinton was just 4-for-7 from the line, Gilford had a 33-20 advantage on the glass and the Eagles came away with a 40-29 second-round win. Gilford (15-4) moves on to face No. 1 Pelham in the Division III quarterfinals tomorrow, and Hopkinton will start planning for next season. “I’m pleased with our guys,” Hawks Coach Dave Chase said. “We overachieved. … We graduated eight seniors …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, March 6, 2015

High school tournaments today Girls’ hockey Division I quarterfinals No. 6 Concord (10-8-0) at No. 3 Bishop Brady-Trinity (12-6-0), 7:30 p.m. H ead to head: Brady-Trinity swept the regular-season series, winning 6-1 in December and 6-2 just six days ago. Notes: A look at the two regular-season results would suggest Brady-Trinity is the odds-on favorite, but both coaches know the teams are a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, March 6, 2015

Unified result Bow lost to Hollis-Brookline, 38-30, in the first round of the Unified Division I basketball tournament. Jack Rich had 16 points to lead the way for the Falcons, while Zach Jukoski played well defensively and chipped in with four points. J.J. Chern, James Petzold, Christian Robison, Keith Descoteaux and Collin Devaney each added two points. JV result The Coe-Brown boys’ JV …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, March 6, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) wasn’t bothered by the two-week delay for the D-II championships, crusing to the title. 2. BRADY BOYS’ ALPINE SKIING (3) had Sam Marshall finish fourth in the GS and sixth in the slalom at the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

High schools: Kearsarge boys upset Bow in first round of D-III tourney

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

There is one major thing in basketball that cannot be taught, no matter the effort: height. Chris Gaudreau’s Bow boys saw that firsthand as his 14th-seeded Falcons were upset by 19th-seeded Kearsarge in the first round of the …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division II first round No. 9 Portsmouth (11-7) at No. 8 Merrimack Valley (13-5), 6 p.m. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: MV, the defending champion, is hitting its stride at the right time, winning six of its final …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEAHL champions The 2006 West River Royals premier team won the 2014-15 NEAHL Division A State Championship with a 7-0 victory. Free throw champion Jonathan Shamash, an eighth-grader from Concord, won the statewide free throw contest for his …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Zach Mattos, Kearsage boys’ basketball, 19 points, 11 rebounds in win Egan Nickerson, John Stark boys’ basketball, 19 points in 71-56 loss Adam Nelson, Bow boys’ basketball, 19 points, 4 assists in loss Mac Struthers, Coe-Brown boys’ basketball, 14 points, 10 rebounds in win Drew McQuarrie, John Stark …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Karli Loiselle, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 24 points, 12 rebounds Sarah Thomas, Brady girls’ basketball, 29 points in 57-31 win Abby Ahern, Coe-Brown girls’ basketball, 16 points, 11 rebounds in win Jenny Schlim, Coe-Brown girls’ basketball, 16 points, 9 rebs, 6 assists Mayson Kimball, MV girls’ basketball, 14 points …

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

McCormick Struthers, Coe-Brown basketball, 23 points, 10 rebounds Nate Mulleavey, MV basketball, 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists Christian Serrano, Winnisquam basketball, 27 points in win Brendan Johnson, Brady basketball, 25 points in win Egan Nickerson, Stark basketball, 21 points, 5 3-pointers Luke Zollman, Coe-Brown basketball, 14 points, …