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Chiefs edge Goffstown for 14-13 win

The 5th grade Laconia Chiefs football team, after winning the first game of the season, traveled to Goffstown this weekend to square off against a big, physical Eagles team. This one was a defensive battle from the get go, as both teams kept their opponents from gaining much ground. It was Laconia who was able to find pay dirt first. Tailback Kayden Roberts darted in from 12 yards out as tackle Kyle Harding and TE Keith Corriveau opened a huge hole for him to run through. Guard Michael Frakes moved to fullback for the extra point and was able to pound it in for a 7-0 Chiefs lead. Goffstown answered with a 60 yard touchdown on a sweep run, then converted the extra point to knot the score at 7 going into the half.
The second half saw more great defense as the Chiefs forced some key turnovers. Defensive ends Corriveau and Frakes each had a fumble recovery and the Chiefs defensive line started to penetrate the Eagles's line to stuff their ground game. The Eagles reached into their bag of tricks for a reverse play to get the ball to the Laconia 3 yard line before punching it in for a score. On the extra point attempt, the Chiefs defense stuffed the run at the one yard line, resulting in an Eagles lead of 13-6. That lead lasted about 15 seconds as return man Anthony Robbins fielded the ensuing kickoff and bolted around the left side for a 65 yard touchdown dash. Using a little misdirection of their own, Chiefs quarterback Cole Roy faked to his fullback and booted around the left side for the 14-13 lead with time winding down. The Eagles looked to put together one last drive but Corner Kayden Roberts stepped in front of the Goffstown pass and intercept the ball to secure his team's second victory of the season, 14-13.
After the game, coach Rod Roy said, "It was incredibly hot today and the kids never gave up, never stopped fighting. They believe they can win and that attitude showed today. I couldn't be more proud of the job they did today." The Chiefs travel to Nashua to play the Elks Crusaders next Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 07:59

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Moutonborough volleyball outlasts Inter-Lakes in five-set match

In a match with big momentum swings, the Inter-Lakes varsity volleyball team lost a tough road game in Moultonborough on Saturday night in five sets (22-25, 19-25, 25-13, 25-13, 15-9). Leading the way for the Lakers was sophomore outside hitter Maegan Bunnell who registered 14 service points and 13 digs. Amanda Kurowski added 10 points, three kills and several key blocks. Freshman right side hitter Jordan Durand played a solid all-around match with great passing, 11 digs and two kills. Also contributing were Ella Flanders (10 digs) Rebecca Otis (11 assists, seven digs) and Kaila Martin (six points, three kills). Inter-Lakes stands at 5-3 on the season and returned to action on Monday night at Franklin.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 07:55

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Football round-up: LHS unleashes aerial attack against Hanover

The Laconia Sachems offense adapted on Friday night from run first to an aerial attack in a 35-14 victory over Hanover. "We just took what they gave us," explained coach Craig Kozens. "Matt (Swormstedt) stepped up to the challenge." The senior QB had 159 yards passing and three touchdown passes. "I enjoy throwing the ball and had a lot of fun tonight," said Swormstedt. "I will do whatever it takes to win."

Sachems corner Cody Greenwood halted the Hanover offense on two consecutive drives with interceptions in the first half. Both turnovers resulted in Sachem touchdowns. Running back Kyle Chiasson broke the century mark for the third time in as many tries totaling over 500 yards on the ground on the season.

Hanover running back Jack Cavallaro had his way early before coach Kozens changed the defensive scheme in the second quarter. "We put our best player on their best player and it paid off," add Kozens. The head coach told, 6'4" 220 pound junior Keith Shultz to shadow Cavallaro wherever he went. The running back was effectively taken out of the attack in the second half.

Hanover scored late in the second quarter to head into the half down 21-7. The Marauders could not stop Laconia's balanced attack. Laconia managed the clock and kept Hanover on their heels threw out the second half.

Laconia, 2-1 on the season, will return home this Friday to host St Thomas Aquinas. The Saints have been rolling over through their competition so far, outscoring their opponents 169-28. St. Thomas beat Plymouth 49-16 at home on Saturday.

Gilford's homecoming was spoiled by Newport 27-20 on Saturday afternoon. Now 2-1, the Golden Eagles are in a three way tie with Newport and Inter-Lakes. Gilford will head to Fall Mountain (0-3) on Saturday.

Christian Serrano carried the Winnisquam Bears to a 35-26 victory over Farmington-Newt on Friday Night. The junior carried the ball 12 times for 238 yards and four touchdowns. The Bears head to Campbell (1-2) on Saturday.

Inter-Lakes (2-1) returned to their winning ways on Saturday besting Newfound 39-20. The Lakers offense was lead by Andrew Brothers with 78 yards on the ground and two rushing TDs. Inter-Lakes heads to Newport in a NHIAA Division III North Conference first place matchup. Newport is 2-1 on the season, edging the Golden Eagles to bring all three teams atop the conference.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Laconia Chiefs top Londonderry 38-13 for 1st win of the season

The Laconia Chiefs 5th grade team played host to the Londonderry Wildcats Sunday and came away with their first victory of the season. Londonderry came out of the gates strong, posting the first score of the day on a nice toss play. The Chiefs were able to battle back and march the ball down to the Wildcats 17 yard line, where tailback Anthony Robbins raced around the left side for his team's first touchdown of the season. The extra point attempt failed, but the score was 6-6 at the end of one. Londonderry, using some offensive misdirection, scored again on a nicely faked reverse play. With the score at 13-6 Laconia's Kayden Roberts scored his first touchdown of the year and his first of 3 on the day as he darted 10 yards to the endzone to pull his team to within one, 13-12, at the half.
The Laconia defense came out in the second half and put on a clinic. DE Michael Frakes had a monster day with 13 solo tackles, 11 for a loss. DT Evan "Papi" Carrigan recorded 4 solo tackles including a sack to keep the Wildcat runners out of the middle. LB's Cole Roy, Dakota McCoy, and Robbins each had a fumble recovery and Robbins had the play of the day as he intercepted a Wildcat pitch and waltzed into the endzone as everyone on the field was wondering what had just happened.
The offense of the Chiefs looked just as impressive. Fullback Ty Bartlett had his first TD of the year, punching it in from the 3 yard line. Roberts recorded 2 more scores of 17 yards and 31 yards as he surpassed 100 yards rushing on the day. Roy and Robbins both scored on extra point attempts. All of this scoring came behind an offensive line that played solid all day. Anchored by Center Edgar Conroy, guards Frakes and Carrigan, tackles, Logan Lewis and Kyle Harding, and TE Keith Corriveau and Mccoy, the line had their way with the Londonderry defenders. When the dust had settled, the Chiefs walked off the field with a convincing 38-13 victory.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:30

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