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4th Annual Amy Annis Tournament to be held on January 25

The 4th Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, January 25 starting at 11 a.m. and will take place in both the Gilford Middle School and High School Gymnasiums. This fundraising event is a fun recreational co-ed volleyball tournament for high school age students through adults. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research as well as the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior. The entry fee is $100. There is a 16 team limit and will be on a first registered basis. 16 teams will be playing on 4 courts and each team will be guaranteed three matches in pool play and one match in the tournament round. To register a team or find out more information please contact Joan Forge at 253-3363 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:39

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Laconia Middle School boys even record at 2-2

The Laconia Middle School boys' A team played 3 games in 5 days and were able to even their record at 2-2. They traveled to Bow on Thursday and played a big, fast Bow squad. Bow was able to press the young Sachems into submission in the 2nd half and come away with the 47-34 victory. Ryan Chaisson led his team with 9 points, while Jakob Steele and Ryan Paiva had 6 points each. Friday night the Sachems had their home opener against Winnisquam and put together a much better performance. Paiva played huge for the Sachems, recording 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals. Point guard Ryan Dee dropped 6 points and Center Tyler Richter pulled down 8 boards as the Sachems got a 43-24 win. After having the weekend off, the team traveled to Belmont for what turned out to be a very exciting basketball game. Paiva played big again with 14 points, 11 boards, and 6 steals. Caleb Patell added 8 points and Chaisson had 7 pts. When the dust had settled it was Belmont who came away with a thrilling 40-38 victory. Laconia will play host to Kennett on Thursday before heading into the Holiday break and their always popular Christmas Tournament.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:31

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Pair of wins brings LMS girls to 4-0

Th Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team added a couple of wins recently.

On Friday, Dec. 12, Laconia earned a 49-21 win over Winnisquam. Hannah Dow and Delaney Ross each scored 10 for the Sachems. Sydney Stevens and Ellie Kelley had solid floor games for Laconia as they dominated on the boards and converted numerous transition baskets in the victory.

On Monday, Dec. 12, Laconia's margin of victory was narrower as they topped Belmon by the score of 45-33. Amelia Clairmont led Laconia with 21 points, while Dow again scored 10. Belmont held the edge in rebounding and overall play but the victory was secured by Laconia thanks to foul shots. Laconia sank 10 of 16 from the foul line while Belmont could only convert 4 of its 18 foul shots.

The Lady Sachems are 4 - 0 on the young season and looked to respond with an in improved effort on Thursday as they headed to North Conway to face Kennett.

Laconia will be looking forward to the holiday break, as the team will host the annual Christmas Tournament on December 26, 28, and 29 at the Middle School.

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Round-up: Belmont, Winnisquam boys' basketball teams off to strong start

The Belmont Red Raiders boys' basketball team slipped past Somersworth, 48-46 on Tuesday evening. Chris Duggan had 16 points including nine in the fourth quarter. Trevor Hunt had 13 points 16 rebounds. "Andrew Derosia and Chris Marden played exceptional defense with great poise against a very physical Somersworth Team," wrote head coach Jim Cilley in an email. The Red Raiders head to Mascoma Valley (1-1) tonight.

Laconia fell in their season opener to Mascoma Valley, 58-45. The Sachems head to Newfound (0-2) tonight.

Winnisquam downed Gilford 60-46 for their second win of the season. Christian Serrano led all scorers with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Bears will look to remain perfect at Inter-Lakes tonight.

Kaleb Orton led the Golden Eagles 13 points in the loss. Gilford (1-1) will look to rebound from the Winnisquam loss at Kearsarge tonight.

Prospect Mountain (0-2) fell to Berlin 62-41 on Tuesday. The Timberwolves hosted Sanborn last night.

Inter-Lakes (1-1) could not get past Franklin, losing 64-59 on Tuesday. The 1-1 Lakers host the 2-0 Bears tonight.

Girls' basketball

Gilford scored over 70 points against Winnisquam for the second time this season, beating the Bears 71-21 on Tuesday night. The Golden Eagles put their 3-0 record on the line against Kearsarge (2-1) tonight.

Laconia remained perfect on the season after a 39-34 win over Mascoma Valley. Cali Swormstedt had had 12 points in the victory. The Sachems host Newfound this evening.

Belmont handed Somersworth their first loss of the season 52-48. Chayleigh Cadarette led the Red Raiders with 23 points and 18 rebounds. Belmont (2-2) hosts Mascoma Valley tonight.

Winnisquam fell to 0-3 after the Gilford loss. The Bears host Inter-Lakes this evening.

Inter-Lakes is looking for their first win tonight at Winnisquam against the winless Bears. The Lakers fell to Franklin on Tuesday, 49-44.

Prospect Mountain (1-2) fell to Berlin, 62-37 on Tuesday. The Timberwolves head to Sanborn tonight.

Boys' hockey

Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes won their season opener 7-0 against Sanborn. The Renegades were led by junior Cody Burns and his four goals. They will hit the ice again on Saturday at Kennett.

Belmont-Gilford defeated Laconia-Winnisquam 5-1 on Wednesday night. On Saturday, the B-G Bulldogs will travel to ConVal and the Wolfpack will host Sanborn.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 08:21

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