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Inter-Lakes volleyball can't top Nute in semi-finals

PLYMOUTH —The season came to an end Wednesday night for the Inter-Lakes High School volleyball team, losing 3-0 to Nute in the semi-final match of the NHIAA's Division III tournament played at Plymouth State University.

The Lakers hung around early in the first set but were no match for undefeated Nute's defense. Nute controlled all three sets winning 25-17, 25-19, and 25-18. The Rams will return to the finals for the second straight year.

"We played great defense, but couldn't our offense rolling." Said Coach Randy Mattson. 'None of our girls had more than five service points in a row. Usually we can roll into double digits serving. We started out with the energy I had hoped for, but could not generate the offense."

Jordan Donohue lead the Lakers attack with 15 kills. Jessica Schofield had nine kills and three blocks on the evening. " Jessica had the best game of her career tonight." Mattson continued."We had a great season. I am enormously proud of the girls this year. They showed tremendous heart winning on the road at Campbell to get here tonight."

Nute lost in the finals last year to Winnisquam 3-0. They will look to complete the perfect season Friday night at Plymouth State University.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:39

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Flag football league teams up with Lakes Region Food Pantry

On Sunday, November 10 the Lakes Region Flag Football League will be holding the Fall 2013 Super Bowl games at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field in Meredith. First game starts promptly at noontime. In addition to some great flag football being played, the league will be collecting canned goods, toiletries, household items, as well as cash donations for the Lakes Region Food Pantry.

A concessions stand will be available as well, with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, crab cakes, French fries and more.

The NFL Patriots are not playing this Sunday, and our LRFFL games will be just as action packed as any professional game. You can see the entire Super Bowl schedule of games on lrffl.com. On Saturday November 9, the league will be having  playoff games to see which teams will advance to the Super Bowl games. Football fans are welcome to attend both days of flag football action.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:18

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Inter-Lakes volleyball upsets Campbell for ticket to semi-finals

On Thursday night in Meredith, the Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team captured a straight set win over 12th ranked Epping High School in the preliminary round of the NHIAA Division III volleyball tournament, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19. Leading the way for the 5th seeded Lakers were senior captains, Jordan Donohue (18 kills, 10 digs) and Lydia Swedberg (16 points, 10 digs). Jenny Pelczar registered 11 points, five aces and nine digs in the win. Also contributing were Hayley Roth (27 assists, six points), Sarah Sundius (6 kills) and Victoria Burns (seven points, three aces).

Inter-Lakes heads to Campbell High School on Saturday night, where the team took a hard-fought road win in the quarterfinals of the NHIAA Division III volleyball tournament.  The Lakers downed the fourth-ranked Cougars in straight sets, 27-25, 25-23, 25-18.  Donohue knocked down 19 kills to lead the offense, while also registering nine digs and two blocks. Swedberg finished the evening with 14 service points and 10 digs.  The senior libero set a new school record for season points, totaling 219 to date, breaking the old record of 205 set by Rachel Burack in 2005.  Hayley Roth racked up 24 assists, and eight digs.  The senior setter’s 448 assists on the season, is also a new school record, eclipsing the old mark of 438 set by Hanna Roberge in 2011.  Other key contributors in the impressive team effort were Pelczar (10 points, seven digs), Jessica Schofield (six kills, four blocks), Sundius (five kills), Burns (seven points, two aces) and Kaila Martin (six points, six digs).  Inter-Lakes will meet the top-seeded Nute High School Rams in the semi-finals of the Division III tournament at Plymouth State University on Wednesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:15

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Laconia falls short against Milford

LACONIA — With post-season hopes hanging in the balance, the Sachems (3-6) put up 20 points in the second half of the team's final regular season game on Friday only to fall short on the comeback 34-27 to Milford (6-3).

Laconia headed into the locker room at halftime down 20-7. When they returned to the field, the Sachems scored four straight touchdowns to take a one point lead with 1:27 seconds remaining in the game. Milford cut down the improbable comeback, driving 48 yards down the field on four plays. Milford running back Mitchell Bansuskevich carried the ball on all four plays, capping the drive off with a one yard run into the end zone. Laconia had one last possession, but could not manage to cross midfield. The Sachems' season ended on an incomplete pass on fourth down.

"We had the storybook ending for our seniors in the works, but could not finish it," coach Craig Kozens said about the comeback attempt. "I am very proud of these kids. This group has been one of my favorite teams I have ever coached. If I were an employer, I would hire each and everyone of the guys," Kozens added about this team. "For the game, we couldn't contain the outside. Milford beat us to the edge all night. Milford came to play and they and played well"

Milford controlled the first half, scoring three touchdowns to jump out to a 20-0 lead. Bansuskevich carried the bulk of the load, carrying the ball 27 times for 210 yards and three touchdowns.

Laconia ended the shutout with two minutes remaining in the second quarter when Matt Swormstedt hooked up with Dylan Martel on a 26 yard score.

The Sachems only needed 15 seconds in the second half to cut the lead to six. Senior captain John Pelky found a hole on the right side and scampered down Laconia's sideline for a 51 yard score. After three consecutive three and outs, Laconia found the back of the end zone again with a little trickery. Swormstedt handed the ball to Kyle Chiasson who hit a wide open senior Chris Frontiero for an 80 yard touchdown. Laconia, leading 21-20, could not hold back Bansuskevich and the Spartans. Milford answered right back with an eight play drive that found the end zone.

In the fourth quarter the Sachems started the a drive on their own 20 yard line with 4:20 seconds remaining. The drive looked as though it was going to be stalled on a fourth and three when Frontiero gained eight yards up the middle. After an offsides penalty, Swormstedt found Chiasson for a gain of 30. hurrying to the line, Laconia got off a quick play that saw Chiasson break away for a 40 yard touchdown. Milford was not phased and put the nail in the coffin on the one yard touchdown of their own.

The first football season in Bank of New Hampshire Stadium came to an end with the Sachems ending the year with 3-9 record.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 10:13

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