Local boys' high school basketball teams will start their season tonight, while the girls' teams are entering their second week of play. Ice hockey teams will face off to start their competitive season on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Laconia Sachems (1-1) split the first two games of the season, dropping the first game of the year 50-26 to Newfound in Bristol on Friday night. The Sachems opened up the home schedule on Tuesday with a narrow three point victory over Winnisquam 48-45. The girls will host White Mountain tonight and travel to Franklin on Tuesday.
Belmont went 1-1 last week and will host Somersworth tonight and travel to Franklin Tuesday. Gilford is perfect on the year with two wins and will be home vs. Franklin tonight. Gilford will next will travel to Meredith on Tuesday to take on Inter-Lakes. Inter-Lakes dropped the first two games of the season over the last week and will host Prospect Mountain this evening. Winnisquam (1-1) will travel to Berlin tonight and play host to Belmont Tuesday.
Laconia begins its season this evening when the team travels to Whitefield to take on White Mountain Regional. The Sachems will try to improve upon the 5-13 record last season. On Tuesday Laconia will host Franklin for the home opener.
Tonight's action will include Gilford at Franklin, Belmont at Somersworth, Inter-Lakes at Prospect Mountain, and Winnisquam will play host to Berlin.
Boys' ice hockey
The high school hockey season is set to begin Wednesday for the teams that Laconia Ice Arena home. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes will begin the year on the road in Berlin. While Gilford- Belmont will open up the LIA schedule hosting Kennett. The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack open up their season Thursday night on the road vs Portsmouth.
Lac-Winn will face off against Manchester West at home, while B/G will head to Hollis Brookline and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes travel to Souhegan on Saturday, Dec. 21.