Roundup — Renegades knock off Kearsarge for second win

Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes skated past Kearsarge 7-4 on Saturday afternoon for their second win of the season. The Renegades improved to 2-1 and will host Laconia/Winnisquam tomorrow night.
The Wolfpack fell to defending NHIAA DIII champs Souhegan 6-3 Saturday afternoon. Laconia/Winnisquam freshman Noah Wirth had a pair of goals in the loss. The 1-2 Wolfpack will visit Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes tomorrow night at the Laconia Ice Arena.
The Belmont/Gilford against Sanborn game was postponed on Saturday night due to inclement weather. The game is scheduled to be made up on Sunday, January 25.
Basketball returns in full swing tonight following the winter break. Boys' games on tap tonight include Gilford at Belmont, Winnisquam at Franklin, Inter-Lakes at Newfound, and Plymouth at Laconia. Prospect Mountain will return to action Friday at Somersworth.
The Girls' Tuesday night schedule has Belmont at Gilford, Franklin at Winnisquam, Newfound at Inter-Lakes, and Laconia at Plymouth. The Timberwolves host Somersworth on Friday.

Round-up: Winnisquam boys & Laconia girls lead region's basketball teams quickly back into regular season play

The regular season schedule picks up for some high school basketball teams tonight. The Winnisquam boys' basketball team is coming off the break riding high after winning the 41st Lakes Region Holiday Basketball Tournament over Kingswood (Wolfeboro). Christian Serrano took home the tournament MVP trophy in the victory. The 4-0 Bears head to Franklin on Tuesday for their resumption of NHIAA Division III play.

Gilford (2-1), tournament hosts, fell to Kingswood in the semi-finals 61-49. The Golden Eagles head back to the court at Belmont on Tuesday.

The Sachems (1-1) dropped both of their tournament games over the break. Laconia will host DII foe Plymouth on Tuesday evening.

Belmont slipped past Moultonborough before falling to tournament champs, Winnisquam in the semi-finals 75-42. The 1-2 Red Raiders host Gilford in regular season action on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes (1-2) headed to Farmington over the break to participate in the Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash. The Lakers beat Newmarket 77-70 and fell to Farmington 59-47. The boys' head to Newfound on Tuesday in regular season play.

Prospect Mountain (0-3) will host Campbell on January 9th.

Girls' Basketball

The Sachems ran past Gilford in girls' bracket of the Lakes Region Holiday Tournament 34-31. The Sachems' Cali Swormstedt collected the tournament MVP hardware. The 3-1 Sachems are at Plymouth on Tuesday.

Gilford (5-0) hosts Belmont on Tuesday after the tournament finals loss.

Winnisquam (1-4) hosts Franklin on Tuesday.

Belmont fell to Laconia 50-43 in the semi-finals of the tournament. The Red Raiders (3-2) head to Gilford on Tuesday.

Prospect Mountain (2-3) fell to tournament host Gilford in the semi-finals 49-34. The Timberwolves head to Campbell next Friday to resume the regular season.

Inter-Lakes (0-4) will look for their first win on Tuesday against Newfound.

Boys' Hockey

Belmont/Gilford fell to Berlin in the consolation game at the Kennett holiday tournament.
The 2-0 Bulldogs host Sanborn tomorrow.

Laconia/Winnisquam (1-1) hosts Souhegan tomorrow and Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes (1-1) are also home against Kearsarge (N. Sutton) tomorrow for a Laconia Ice Arena high school triple header.

Laconia Middle boys down Kennett

The Laconia Middle School boys' A team headed into the holiday break with a victory over the boys from Kennett. Looking to rebound from a tough loss to Belmont, Laconia came out and applied a stingy fullcourt press. Ryan Paiva and Ryan Chaisson combined for 11 steals while Jakob Steele and Ethan Sirles had 3 steals each. While Kennett was struggling to find its offense, the young Sachems seemed to be firing on all cylinders. Paiva led the charge with 16 points and 6 boards, Chaisson dropped 8 pts and Jacob Miner added 4 pts and 3 boards. The 46-28 victory was a great way to springboard into the Holiday Tournament. The tourney starts on the 26th with Winnisquam playing Kennett, Laconia squaring off against Belmont, and Merrimack Valley getting the bye.

LMS girls earn convincing win in North Conway

The Laconia Middle School girls' basketball team improved to 5-0 with a convincing 42-20 win over Kennett in North Conway last week. The entire squad played tremendous team basketball, with pressure defense and unselfish offensive play throughout the game. Amelia Clairmont led LMS with 20 points. The Lady Sachems are looking to win their Christmas Tourney over the holiday vacation beginning with an opening round game versus Bow on Friday the 26th at 4:30 at the LMS Gym. The tournament concludes on Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th.