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I-L's Sundius & Jaques qualify for State Swim Meet

The Inter-Lakes swimmers attended their first meet of the season Dec. 29 at the Holiday Classic hosted by Oyster River High School. Sarah Sundius led the girls' team achieving two personal best times in the 50 free – 26.91, finishing in 6th place, and 1:14.94 and finishing in 3rd place in the 100 breaststroke. Sarah qualified for the State Championship Meet in both of these events. Catherine Roberts, swimming in her first high school meet, dropped 3.58 seconds in the 50 free. For the boys' team, Ben Jaques achieved his season goal – qualifying for the State Champs – swimming a 1:10.10 in the 100 backstroke and finishing in 6th place. Ben also grabbed a new personal best time in the 50 freestyle – 26.68. Matthew Sundius, swimming his first high school meet dropped an impressive 1.18 seconds in his 50 free and 1.47 in the 100 backstroke and finishing in 7th place. The Lakers will be back in the pool January 11th at Pinkerton Academy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 10:01

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Boles sets new BHS record for 600m

At the Saturday afternoon indoor track meet held at UNH, Belmont's Joseph Boles placed 1st in the 600m (1:27.0), breaking the previous school record (1:28.4) which he set last year. Boles owns the BHS indoor track records at the 300m, 400m, 600m, 1000m and 1500m distances. He has qualified to compete at the state championship meet to be held at Dartmouth College on February 2 in both the 600m and 1500m. Bruce Zimmer placed 2nd in the shot put with a throw of 39' 9.75".

Megan Bailey (2:07.6, 600m), Shea Callahan (22' 3", shot put) and Nicole Rosas (8.2, 55m) set personal records.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:59

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Round-up: Both LHS boys' & girls' basketball teams looking to better .500 record

After a semi-final loss to Gilford in the Lakes Region Holiday Basketball Tournament 56-47, Laconia boys' team will resume regular season play tonight in Meredith. The 1-1 Sachems visit 0-2 Inter-Lakes in one of two Lakes Region matchups. Winnisquam (1-1) will play host to 2-0 Gilford tonight in the other battle.

Monday, Inter-Lakes will travel to Berlin, Gilford hosts Newfound, and Laconia will host Franklin.

Belmont resumes play on Tuesday when the team will host Holiday Tournament champs Prospect Mountain.

Girls' basketball

On the girls' side, Laconia is coming off a runner up finish in the Holiday Tournament, in which the team lost to newly crowned champion Newfound. The Sachems (2-2) will make their third attempt to climb above .500 this season tonight as they host an 0-5 Inter-Lakes squad. The Sachems will travel to Franklin on Monday. Tonight will also see Winnisquam at Gilford.

Inter-Lakes will host Berlin and Gilford takes on Newfound on Monday night. Belmont returns to action on Tuesday in Alton against Prospect Mountain.


Laconia-Winnisquam will try to keep the scoring surge going tomorrow afternoon, when the team will host the Belmont-Gilford Bulldogs. The Wolfpack (1-1) have scored 13 goals over the first two games of the season. The high powered offense is led by co-captains Matt Missert and Dakota Tyno. Both seniors had a hat trick in the win over Manchester West. Belmont-Gilford (1-0) has a solid offense of its own, beating Kennett 6-2 in the season opener. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes (0-2) has been held scoreless in the first two games. The Renegades will face off against Kearsarge at the Laconia Ice Arena tomorrow night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:57

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LMS boys are perfect after 4 games

The Laconia Middle School boys' A basketball team heads into the Christmas break with two more victories under their belts. On Monday the Sachems traveled to Belmont and came away with a hard fought 51-29 win. Leading the charge was center Logan Bell with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 14 points and 6 boards while point guard Christian Gaspa had 10 assists. On the defensive side of the ball Ryan Paiva had 5 boards and 3 blocks to anchor his team.
The second game was the Sachem's home opener against Kennett. Once again it was Bell who led his team with 16 points, 10 boards and 6 steals. Paiva had a season high 14 points while Christian Platon chipped in his season high 6 points. Muzzey was solid on defense with 5 steals. The young Sachems were able to coast to a 58-36 win and up their record to 4-0 heading into their annual Christmas Tournament being held over the break. Games for the Laconia Tourney started on Monday with Laconia hosting Epsom and will continue throughout the week with the championships being played on December 27. Boys' games are at the High School while the girls' brackets will be played at LMS. Community members are invited to come out and show support for Laconia's young basketball players.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:42

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