By ROGER AMSDEN, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — Two Laconia High School teams advanced in their quest for state championships in Division III action Thursday.
The defending Division III champion girls lacrosse team, which finished in first place with a 14-2 record, swamped eighth ranked Lebanon 18-3 in their last game of the season at the Bank of New Hampshire Stadium.
They will meet the winner of the Derryfield-Bow game at 7 p.m. Saturday night at at Bedford High School.
The baseball team, which finished fourth in the division with a 12-4 record, held on to beat 13th ranked Franklin by a 12-7 score. They will play a 4 p.m. Saturday at Robbie Mills Field on Meredith Center Road against an opponent not yet determined.
Friday, the boys lacrosse team, which finished first in Division III with a 15-0 record, hosts eighth ranked ConVal in a 5 p.m. game at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium.
Other high schools in the area are also playing in Division III tournaments. The Belmont High School baseball team, which finished third in Division II with a 13-3 record, defeated Stevens High School of Claremont 11-7 Thursday.
In Division III girls softball Franklin, which was ranked second with a 15-1 record, trounced Monadnock 15-1, while third-ranked Prospect Mountain beat Newfound 10-1. Winnisquam lost 2-1 to fifth-ranked Campbell while Gilford lost 5-3 to fourth ranked Mascenic.
Laconia’s Skylar Tautkus and Lebanon’s Ellie Brine battle during first-round lacrosse tournament action at Laconia High School Thursday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for the Laconia Daily Sun)
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