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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 …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Friday, February 27, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division IV quarterfinals No. 6 Pittsfield (14-5) at No. 3 Groveton (16-3), 7 p.m. Previous tournament games: Pittsfield ousted No. 11 Concord Christian, 37-23. Groveton bested No. 14 Wilton-Lyndeborough, 61-43. Head to head: The teams did not meet during the regular season. Notes: For the third …

High school Stars of the Day

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chayleigh Cadarette, Belmont girls’ basketball, 12 points, 15 rebounds Zach Mattos, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks Trent Noordsij, Kearsarge boys’ basketball, 21 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds Mike Legare, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 28 points Joey Kulbacki, Hillsboro-Deering boys’ basketball, 20 points …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, February 27, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (6) scored in 10 of 13 events to win its third straight Division II championship. 2. CONCORD GIRLS’ X-C SKIING (1) could have split into two teams and finished 1-2 at the D-I championships. 3. BISHOP …

High schools: Belmont girls bow out of D-III tourney when furious comeback bid falls short

Friday, February 27, 2015

Down 15 points to Somersworth with just over five minutes to play in last night’s Division III second round girls’ basketball game, the panic button stayed hidden behind the Belmont bench. Instead, Red Raiders Coach Mark Dawalga tried to rally his 10th-seeded team – the same squad that …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bruschi coming to Concord Jeremy Woodward, owner of Jeremy’s Bootcamp, announced a meet-and-greet with former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. The event will take place March 16 at 6 p.m. The event is a fundraiser and all proceeds will be directed to the American Stroke Association. Tickets …

High schools: Brady boys’ basketball team loses to unbeaten Portsmouth in overtime

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Total effort, dueling runs, circus shots and an electric game that wasn’t decided until the last. That’s what everyone – the players, the coaches and the fans and media who packed Bishop Brady’s gym – expected when Portsmouth …

High school Stars of the Day

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ben Nelson, Concord hockey, 16 saves for 4th shutout Brendan Johnson, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 32 poionts, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals Nate Alford, Bow basketball, 15 points, 12 rebounds in 72-48 loss Jourdain Bell, Bishop Brady boys’ basketball, 11 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 5 steals …

Preview capsule outlook of today’s high school tournament action

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girls’ basketball Division III second round No. 16 Kearsarge (8-11) at No. 1 Conant (18-0), 7 p.m. Previous tournament game: Kearsarge stopped No. 17 Prospect Mountain, 62-50. Conant received a bye. Head to head: Conant won at Kearsarge, 55-31, back in December. Notes: Kearsarge hung right with Conant …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Youth hockey champs The Henniker Huskies Gap Mountain Drilling Squirt 1 team (pictured above) won the Tier 4 state championship in Berlin over the weekend. It was a hard-fought playoff weekend, with the Huskies beating Rochester in the …

High school stars of the day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Matt Giroux, Concord boys’ basketball, game high 30 points in loss Kaylee Montminy, Pembroke girls’ basketball, 17 points in win Brie Sullivan, Kearsarge girls’ basketball, 10 points, 14 rebounds in win Christian Serrano, Winnisquam boys’ basketball, 26 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds and reached 1,000 points in 79-57 …