Gilford volleyball cruises to win #4Gilford volleyball tops Kennett in three games for win #4

The Gilford volleyball team coasted to its 4th victory of the season on Tuesday by beating Kennett in three straight games 25-14, 25-20 and 25-9. Gilford used 95 percent serving, 27 kills, 8 aces and 52 digs to earn the win. Jordan Dean (3 aces) led the Gilford offense with 14 kills, 9 of which came in game 2. Dean connected on Shannon Mercer's sets in game two by putting down kills for points 2, 3, 10, 12,13,15, 17, 18 and 19. Also contributing to the offense were Brooke Beaudet (5 kills), Maddie Harris (1 ace, 3 kills) and Stevie Orton and Cynthia Gagnon (1 kill each). Shannon Mercer had 3 tip kills to go along with 21 assists. The defense was led by Brooke Beaudet (18 digs), Maddie Harris (12 digs), Jordan Dean (10 digs), Shannon Mercer (6 digs) Jessica Freeman (1 ace), Tayla Dionne (3 aces, 2 digs), and Kasey Moore (2 digs).

Gilford improved to 4-1 on the season with the win. The Golden Eagles play next at home against Hanover on Friday. Junior varsity will start at 5 p.m. and varsity will follow.

Inter-Lakes volleyball's annual "Pink Game" is tonight

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team has won two matches in a row to improve to 3-1 on the season. On Friday, the Lakers hosted previously unbeaten Portsmouth Christian Academy and won in straight sets, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19. Leading the way was sophomore middle hitter Amanda Kurowski, who recorded nine kills, five blocks and six service points. Senior captain Kaila Martin registered eight points and three kills. Ella Flanders led the defense with 10 digs. Also contributing were Rebecca Otis (18 assists, seven points) and Maegan Bunnell (five digs, six points). On Monday, Inter-Lakes welcomed Laconia in an inter-divisional matchup, winning in four sets (19-25, 25-12, 25-23, 25-17). Senior defensive specialist Hailey Eldridge led the Lakers with 16 service points and four digs. Sophomore libero Ella Flanders had a career-high 23 digs in a great defensive performance. Amanda Kurowski and Terri Folsom controlled the net combining for 18 kills and 10 blocks. Sophomore setter Rebecca Otis had 26 assists and 10 service points in the win. Freshman right side hitter Jordan Durand had a great all-around match with six service points, four kills and five digs. Next up for the Lakers is the annual Pink Game on Friday vs. Moultonborough, when all proceeds will be donated to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. The varsity match is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Meredith.

Round-up: Bow snaps Belmont girls' wining streak

The Belmont girls' soccer team's winning streak ended at five on Tuesday when the Red Raiders fell to Bow 5-4. Belmont looks to return to the win column today at Prospect Mountain before hosting Raymond on Tuesday.

Prospect Mountain has struggled out of the gate this year dropping the first six games of the season. The Timberwolves were shutout 7-0 to Bow and 5-0 at Pelham last week. They host Belmont today and head to Laconia on Tuesday.

The Sachems (2-4) have dropped three in a row without scoring a goal this week. Laconia fell 5-0 at Campbell and 2-0 to Division II foe Plymouth. Laconia hosts Gilford on Saturday and Prospect Mountain on Tuesday.

Gilford (1-3-2) struggled to score this week, playing to a 0-0 tie with Hopkinton before losing 5-0 to Campbell. The Golden Eagles head to Laconia tomorrow and out to Newport on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes (4-1) won a pair without surrendering a goal last week. The Lakers shutout White Mountains 1-0 and Berlin 2-0. They are home today against Moultonborough and visit Kearsarge on Tuesday.

Boys' soccer

Prospect Mountain (6-0) continues to remain unbeaten on the season, shutting out Laconia and Farmington by the same 3-0 score. The Timberwolves visit Kingswood today and host Raymond on Tuesday.

Laconia (2-4) has dropped three in a row heading into tomorrow's match with Gilford. The Sachems head to Somersworth on Tuesday.

Gilford (3-2) split the week, falling to Prospect Mountain 1-0 before besting Bow 1-0. The Golden Eagles visit Laconia tomorrow and host Mascoma Valley on Tuesday.
Belmont (5-1) has won five straight after the opening day loss to undefeated Prospect Mountain. The Red Raiders held Kingswood and Winnisquam scoreless this week by the scores of 5-0 and 6-0. They look to continue the streak today at Bow and Tuesday at Newfound.

Inter-Lakes (5-1) won a pair of home games this week against Newfound, 4-1, and Berlin 1-0. The Lakers continue the home stand this week hosting Moultonborough tomorrow and Franklin on Tuesday.

Winnisquam (0-6) has yet to score a goal on the season, losing 7-0 to Newfound and 6-0 to Belmont this week. The Bears played in Berlin yesterday and visit Stevens on Tuesday.


The Golden Eagles opened up the football season with a 12-0 victory at Franklin on Saturday. Gilford quarterback Carter Mercer connected with Kyle Gaudet on a pair of touchdown passes while the defense held the Golden Tornadoes to 147 offensive yards in the win. Gilford will host Somersworth (1-0) tomorrow.

Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough and Winnisquam also won their season openers on Saturday. The Lakers beat Fall Mountain 35-20 and the Bears slipped by 27-12. The two teams will meet on tomorrow in Meredith at 2:30pm.

Laconia will host Manchester West (0-1) after a week off tonight at 7 p.m. The Sachems dropped the season opener in Lebanon 22-21 on a failed two-point conversion with 23 seconds remaining in the game.


Gilford (3-1) fell to Windham 3-1 to begin last week but rebounded against Plymouth, winning 3-0. The Golden Eagles hosted Kennett on Wednesday and are at home tonight against Hanover.

Laconia (1-2) fell to Inter-Lakes in their only match of the week last Monday. The Sachems host Kingswood tomorrow and head to Prospect Mountain on Monday.

Prospect Mountain (1-3) recorded their first victory last Friday beating Kennett 3-1. The Timberwolves hosted Hanover on Wednesday. Tonight the girls head to Plymouth before hosting Laconia on Monday.

Inter-Lakes (3-1) beat Laconia last Monday 3-1. The Lakers host Moultonborough tonight and head to Stevens on Monday.

Belmont (1-3) has dropped their last two matches 3-1 to Mascenic and 3-0 to Winnisquam. The Bears head to Pittsfield on Monday and Inter-Lakes on Wednesday.

Winnisquam (5-1) has four voctories in a row heading into Monday's matchup against Newfound. The Bears will visit Nute on Wednesday.

Field Hockey

Gilford won a pair of road games last week, beating Kearsarge 2-1 and Franklin 7-1. The Golden Eagles visit Laconia tomorrow and host Littleton on Tuesday.

Laconia (2-2) beat White Mountains on Tuesday. The Sachems host Gilford tomorrow and head to Bow in Tuesday.

Winnisquam (2-3) halted a three game skid on Tuesday with a 2-0 win over Pelham. The Bears visit John Stark today and head to Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

NH Fighting Spirit hockey team calling Laconia Ice Arena home this season

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit Junior 'A' Hockey Club of the Northern States Hockey League (NSHL) has made the Laconia Ice Arena as their new home for the 2014-2015 season after spending last season in Waterville Valley. During the past two seasons, the Spirit has claimed back-to-back Regular Season Championship titles, along with two consecutive appearances in Las Vegas, Nevada for the AAU National Tournament. This particular roster will be filled with players from North America and Europe, ranging from the ages of 18 to 20 years old, with the interest of playing NCAA hockey. The Spirit has two local players, Simon Campbell and Tim Casey who join the team after playing with the Manchester Monarchs for a year. Over the past three seasons (two with the Spirit, one with National Sports Academy), Head Coach/Owner Rod Simmons, Lisa Simmons, and Associate Head Coach Ben Tefft have moved close to 40 individuals to NCAA.
The Fighting Spirit has begun to practice for the season, which begins on the road in Cape Cod on September 20. The home opener will be held on October 3. Pregame starts at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 for children and seniors. Season tickets are on currently on special - $65 for 2 season passes. For more information regarding the Fighting Spirit, schedule, the NSHL, and other events, visit