Coming off the extended winter break, the Laconia Middle School boys' A" team was able to notch 3 victories in 3 days. First up was a rematch of the Christmas Tournament championship with Kingswood. The Sachems started quickly in this one and were able to
coast to a 49-29 victory. Center Logan Bell had a monster game with 22 points and 6 boards. Ryan McCrea chipped in 9 points and Drew Muzzey added 7 of his own. Crowd favorite Dan Engleson had 5 points and 7 big boards to help his team secure the win. Next up were the Sachems' rivals from Belmont. This one was a dog fight from the opening tip-off. Once again Bell led his team with 20 points and 12 boards. Muzzey added 14 points and backup center Ryan Paiva chipped in 6. Point guards Christian Gaspa had 5 assists with 4 steals as did small forward Noah Cruz. When the dust had settled on this one, Laconia stood on top, 58-33. Closing out the week was a game in Meredith against Inter-Lakes. Not knowing what to expect from their opponents, the Sachems stuck to the simple game plan of "feed the rock to the big men". Bell went for 16 points and 6 boards, Muzzey had 11 and 6, while Paiva had a season highs in points, 10, rebounds, 9, and steals, 4. Christian Platon added 3 steals to help anchor the defense. The Sachems ended the week 3-0 with a convincing 53-22 win. With the 3 victories the youngsters from Laconia upped their season record to 7-0 as they head into next week's 5 games in 6 day stretch.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 10:00
The Gunstock Nordic Association's season is underway. The club remains extremely proud to have three-time Olympic gold medalist Nina Gavrylyuk as head coach. For over ten years, GNA has been grateful to have enjoyed her world-class coaching and guidance. This winter GNA would like to offer to the community clinics to improve Nordic skiing success. Clinics will be held on February 9, February 23, and February 28 and will be led by Gavrylyuk. Weather permitting; the cost is $20 to non club members.
On January 18 GNA will be hosting a ski jumping clinic at the Gilford Youth Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be run by Olympic ski jumper Mike Holland. He will offer one-to-one instruction to all attendees. An inflatable ski jump will be set up to simulate flying through the air like a ski jumper.
GNA will be hosting the March Madness Paintball Biathlon Fun Race on March 2. For more race details navigate to
The club would finally like to remind the community of the ongoing children's program, junior development program, and adult master's program available at a fee.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:59
After three wins last week, Laconia Middle School girls' team improved its record to 8 - 3.
The Sachems faced Kingswood on January 7 and came away with a 36-13 win. Leading scorers: Bella Smith 10, Victoria Dean 8 (two 3 -pointers), Becca Howe and Amelia Clairmont 4 points.
Laconia's full court pressure proved to be too much for Kingswood. Emma Schumacher played a nice floor game for the Lady Sachems with 8 rebounds.
Laconia next faced Belmont on the following day and earned a 51-32 win. Leading scorers: Hannah Dow 11 , Bella Smith 8 , Skyler Tautkus 7, Delia Cormier, Becca Howe, Devon Mello, and Emma Schumacher each with 4 points.
Laconia had a fast start with a half time lead of 28 - 9 and never looked back.
On January 9, the third game in three days, Laconia took a 42-10 win over Inter-Lakes. Leading scorers: Hannah Dow 8 (3 pointer) , Delia Cormier 7, Skyler Tautkus, Bella Smith (3 pointer) , and Victoria Dean ( 3 pointer) each had 5 points.
Another fast first half start (22 - 1) propelled the Lady Sachems to the victory over a Lakes Region opponent. Team basketball was again evident as Laconia shared the ball equally.
Coach Tautkus and his team are looking forward to the week, as they prepare to play Gilford and a very good Merrimack Valley team.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:53
The Inter-Lakes swim team participated in a meet against Pinkerton, Exeter, Londonderry and Pelham over the weekend. Weather kept three I-L swimmers away from the pool, but the three who made the trip performed well.
Sarah Sundius notched a first place finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:15.24, and a second place in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:00.27.
Elisabeth Hutchins swam to a 10th place finish in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:24.93 and an 11th place in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:49.18.
Matthew Sundius brought home a pair of 9th place results, in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:01.67 and in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:12.39. Both efforts represented time drops for Matthew.
Inter-Lakes will swim again on Friday against Bow.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:51