I-LHS swimmers improve their timesInter-Lakes swimmers improve their times at 2 meets over weekend

Inter-Lakes swimmers showed a lot of improvement in competitions over the weekend. In the pool Friday night in Concord Alaina Duchin dropped 10.40 seconds off her 100 Freestyle time. Matthew Sundius dropped 1.75 seconds in the 100 Freestyle, breaking a minute to achieve a time of 59.85 and then dropping 2.68 in the 100 Breaststroke. Clara Bates dropped 4.49 seconds off her 100 Breaststroke and then back in the pool on Sunday in Laconia dropped 6.38 off her 200 IM time and took off 6.96 seconds in her 100 backstroke. Pauline reached a new personal best time in her 100 Freestyle dropping 2.45 seconds.

Round-up: Gilford girls, Winnisquam boys have yet to be defeated

Winnisquam remained unbeaten after a 79-60 victory over Inter-Lakes on Friday. Tucker Normand led the way with 21 points. The Bears hosted Winnisquam yesterday evening and will head to Franklin on Jan. 6.

Inter-Lakes fell to 1-3 after the Bears loss. The Lakers head to Newfound on Jan. 6.

Laconia needed overtime to improve to 1-1 in a win against Newfound, 61-57. The Sachems were led by Andre McNeil and his 19 points. The boys will host DII rival Plymouth on Jan. 6.

Belmont fell to Mascoma 44-36 on Friday. The Red Raiders were led by Trevor Hunt and his 19 points. "We played really hard all night and worked hard defensively and frustrated them," said head coach Jim Cilley in an email. Belmont visited Berlin last night before the holiday break. The Red Raiders return to the court against Gilford on Jan. 6.

Gilford got past Kearsarge 58-49 on Friday night. Zach Djabelarbi had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Golden Eagles are at Belmont on Jan. 6.

Prospect Mountain (0-3) fell to Sanborn 61-48. The TImberwolves host Campbell on Jan. 9.

Girls' basketball

The Gilford girls' basketball team remained perfect on Monday against Prospect Mountain in their final game before the holiday break. The 5-0 Golden Eagles defeated the Timberwolves 69-35, after winning against Kearsarge on Friday night 56-49. Gilford returns to the court on January 6th against Belmont.

Laconia (3-1) suffered their first defeat, 45-34 to Newfound. Cali Swormstedt had seven points on the evening. The Sachems head to DII rival Plymouth on Jan. 6th.

Belmont picked up a win against Mascoma Valley on Friday evening. The Red Raiders were led by Chayleigh Cadarette who had 19 points and 13 rebounds. Belmont visits Gilford on Jan. 6th.

Prospect Mountain lost to Gilford on Monday. The 2-3 Timberwolves turned back Sanborn 53-32 on Friday. Amelia Duane had 14 points in the victory. Prospect Mountain will head to Campbell on Jan. 9.

Winnisquam secured their first victory of the season over Inter-Lakes, 45-34. Madison Langan led the way 22 points and 18 rebounds. The 1-3 Bears visited 5-0 Newfound yesterday. The girls return to action against Franklin on Jan. 6.

Inter-Lakes fell to 0-4 after the loss to Winnisquam. The Lakers will look for their first win after the break on Jan. 6 against Newfound.

Boys' hockey

Belmont-Gilford skated past Con-Val, 11-1 on Saturday afternoon. Caleb Drouin led the charge with three goals and an assist in the victory. The Bulldogs head to Kennett next weekend for a holiday tournament. They will return to regular season play on Jan. 3 against Sanborn.

Laconia-Winnisquam slipped by Sanborn on Saturday evening 3-2. The 1-1 Wolfpack were led by Jack Decormier's two goals. The team will hit the ice again on Jan. 3 against Souhegan.

Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes fell to 1-1 after a loss 4-1 loss to Kennett. The Renegades host Kearsarge on Jan. 3.

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..

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.