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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: 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

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

High school Stars of the Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

High schools: Merrimack Valley stays up in standings with win over Kingswood

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

With the regular season coming to a close at the end of the week, the Merrimack Valley boys’ basketball team is looking towards the playoffs. The Pride (13-4) guaranteed itself a top six seed in the Division II …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Youth basketball champs The 7/8 grade division 1 boys’ Concord Boy’s & Girl’s Club team (above) defeated the Bow Wildcats, 48-37, to capture the Bow Athletic Club Tournament Championship. Concord was led by MVP Eric Sullivan (13 points, …