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Gilford boys tennis looking for 3rd straight championship

The top seeded Gilford Golden Eagles boys tennis team is looking for its third consecutive state championship and second unbeaten season this afternoon. A Gilford win would make a fifth title in the last six years. This year's opponent will be Lakes Region rival Inter-Lakes.

The sixth seeded Lakers upset the three seed Monadnock 9-0 in the quarterfinals and ran past the seventh seed Prospect Mountains 8-1 to reach the finals.

The finals matchup will be a rematch of the 2010 final when Gilford began their streak of four titles in five years. The Golden Eagles topped the Lakers 7-2 in the last title tilt. Inter-Lakes has won a pair of state titles in 1997 and 1999. The Lakers have reached the title match four times dating back to 1997.

The DIII state championship match will be held at Derryfield School this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Girls' Tennis

The Gilford girls' fell to top seeded Conant 9-0 in the quarterfinals. Prospect Mountain (6) could not get past third seeded Littleton and was knocked out of the quarterfinals by a score of 8-1.


The Sachems finished out the regular season with a 14-2 record, earning the third seed in the DIII tournament. Laconia closed the season on a four game win-streak topping Belmont 2-1 in the season finale. The boys earned a first round bye and will play the winner of the (14) Winnisquam and (19) Kearsarge.

Belmont earned the 10th seed with a 10-6 record in the regular season. The Red Raiders dropped the last game of the season to White Mountains extending their losing-streak to three games heading into the postseason. Belmont will travel to seventh seeded White Mountains for a rematch in the second round of the DIII tournament Thursday at 4 p.m.

Prospect Mountain edged out the Red Raiders for the ninth seed in the postseason. The Timberwolves topped Gilford 6-5 to reach the 10 win mark and a 10-6 record. The Alton team will travel to Conant (8) for the second round action Thursday at 4 p.m.

Gilford dropped the last two games of the season and lost a bye into the second round along the way. The Golden Eagles earned the 13th seed with a 9-7 record on the season. Gilford welcomes hosts (20) Newfound in the first round this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Winnisquam's rollercoaster season rolled back up with wins in their final three games to earn the 14th seed in the postseason. The Bears began the year dropping the first four games of the season before bouncing back and winning the next six. After three more consecutive losses, three more wins and ticket to the first round against (19) Kearsarge this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Inter-Lakes finished the season 4-12. The Lakers did not qualify for the postseason.


Belmont fell to 13-3 with the loss to White Mountains 4-0 in the regular season finale. The loss dropped the Red Raiders to the fifth seed in the postseason. The girls will host Winnisquam (12) in the second round Thursday at 4 p.m.

Prospect Mountain topped Gilford 3-0 to finish the regular season 13-3. The Timberwolves are the sixth seed with a bye in the first round. The second round matchup will be against 11th seed Raymond Thursday at 4 p.m.

Winnisquam rolled off four wins in a row to earn the 12th seed with a 9-7 record. The Bears secured the final first round bye with the final four wins and a second round tilt at Belmont Thursday at 4 p.m.

Gilford slipped by Somersworth 5-4 to hold onto the 19th spot in the tournament. At 6-10 the Golden Eagles will travel to Bishop Brady (14) today at 4pm in a first round meeting.

Laconia limps into the postseason dropping the last five games of the regular season. The Sachems fell to the 20th and final slot in the playoffs. The girls travel to Mascenic (13) this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Inter-Lakes finished the season 3-13 after a 7-4 win over Newfound. The Lakers did not qualify for the postseason.

Boys' Lacrosse

Laconia earned the third seed in the DIII postseason. The Sachems finished 13-3 after a loss to Trinity in the final game of the season. The boys host Plymouth Friday at 4 p.m. in the quarterfinals. Laconia won both regular season match-ups against Plymouth.

Gilford ended their season with a three-game win streak to finish 5-9. The Golden Eagles did not qualify for the postseason.

Girls' Lacrosse

Laconia only dropped one game during the regular season and it was to the top seeded Derryfield. The Sachems, 13-1 on the regular season, earned the second seed and will host seventh seeded Bow Thursday at 5 p.m.
Gilford finished the year 10-4. The Golden Eagles sit at the five seed and head to Lebanon (4) Thursday at 5 p.m.

Belmont finished the year 0-14 and did not qualify for the postseason.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 12:58

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Youth Football & Cheer sign-up Monday evening

Laconia Youth Football and Cheer will be having sign ups at the Laconia Community Center, Monday, June 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. Anyone interested in being a head coach for either football or cheer for the up coming season is encouraged to come to the meeting that immediately follows signs ups at 7 p.m.

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Women's flag football season starts June 8

Due to popular demand, the Lakes Region Flag Football League has moved its female-only version to the Summer 2015 season.
The LRFFL Women's Flag Football League is open to all women in the Lakes Region area 18 and over; age as of June 1, 2015. Register today at lrffl.com.
The season will start on Monday, June 8 at 6 p.m. with a no cost "demo day" set of games played on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field in Meredith. Flag football is a non-contact sport that is played 6-on-6 for the adults. There is no equipment required to play, as the ball carrier wears a flag belt and is considered "tackled" when flag is pulled off of belt by a defender.
Games will be played on Monday nights at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field in Meredith. Season will be ten weeks long, running from June 8 until August 10. Schedule is posted at lrffl.com.
Games are typically one hour long, with two rounds of games played each Monday night; tentative game times are 6:15 and 7:15pm.
Register as a team, with roster size of 12 players max for $350, and provide team t-shirts; pay $375 team fee and the LRFFL will provide the team t-shirts in any multitude of colors, with the LRFFL logo on the shirts.
Players without a team may register as Free Agents and league organizers will place them on a team; fee is $40 for the season. Register at lrffl.com.
For questions, want more information, or to express interest in joining this summer, contact the league at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Round-up: Boys' tennis quarterfinals features 4 local teams

The Gilford boys' tennis team rolled past Bow in the DIII quarterfinal match 9­-0. The Golden Eagles advanced to the semifinals and were scheduled to host Moultonborough yesterday, the winning team will advance to the DIII state
championship Tuesday at Derryfield School.

The sixth seeded Lakers upended the third seed Monadnock 9-­0. Inter-­Lakes hosted Prospect Mountain yesterday in the other semifinal match. The Timberwolves (7) upset Profile School (2) 7­-2 in the quarterfinal match.

Girls' tennis

The eight seed Gilford Golden Eagles were ousted from the DIII tournament Wednesday by top seeded Conant 9-0.

Prospect Mountain (6) traveled to Littleton Wednesday for a quarterfinal matchup. If the Timberwolves won they would travel to second seeded Berlin for the semifinals.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia closed out the regular season yesterday at Trinity. The Sachems were in third place in the DIII standings and are primed for a postseason run with a 12-2 regular season record.

Gilford finished up the regular season on a three game win-streak topping Bishop Brady 12-8 Wednesday.

Girls' lacrosse 

The Sachems looked to lock up the second seed yesterday against Belmont. Laconia headed into yesterday's game with a 12-1 record.

The Golden Eagles topped Oyster River 7-4 to finish the regular season 10-4. Gilford is is tied for fourth in the DIII standings and await their first opponent in the postseason tournament.

Belmont closed out the season yesterday at Laconia. The Red Raiders were 0-13 going into yesterday's season finale.


Laconia finished the regular season with a 14-2 record. The Sachems are tied for third with Somersworth and Monadnock. Somersworth has a pair of games remaining and Hopkinton has one left to work out the playoff order. The Sachems finished the season by beating Belmont 2-1 on Tuesday.

Belmont was 10-5 heading into yesterday's season finale at White Mountains. The Red Raiders had lost their last two games going in.

Prospect Mountain slipped by Gilford 6-5 to finish the regular season with a record of 10-6. The Timberwolves are in the tenth spot with two other six loss teams.

Gilford is 9-6 heading into today's tilt with Somersworth. The Golden Eagles look to keep pace with Prospect Mountain.
Winnisquam improved to 8-7 with a 4-0 victory over Bishop Brady. The Bears look to finish the year above .500 against Franklin today.

Inter-Lakes dropped the final seven games of the season to finish the season 4-12.


Belmont was in third place in the DIII standings heading into yesterday's regular season finale against White Mountains. The Red Raiders had a record of 13-2 going in.

Prospect Mountain completed the regular season with a 3-0 win against Gilford. The Timberwolves finish the season with a 13-3 record and are waiting for the rest of the division to finish up the season.

The Bears are 8-7 heading into today's game with Franklin. Winnisquam has won three games in a row heading into today.

Gilford is 5-10 after their fourth consecutive loss. The Golden Eagles finish the regular season today at Somersworth.

Laconia closed out the regular season losing to Belmont 6-0. The Sachems dropped the last five games of the season to finish the year 5-11.

Inter-Lakes closed out the season with a 7-4 win over Newfound. The Lakers ended the season 3-13.

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