The Laconia Sachems football team will have an extra week to prepare for a Manchester West team they haven't seen in Craig Kozens's tenure as head coach. The Sachems fell in Lebanon last Friday night to open the season 22-21. The week off will help to prepare for a team that "likes to put the ball in the air," said Assistant Coach Rod Roy. Manchester West will visit Bank of New Hampshire Stadium a week from today in the Sachems' home opener.
The Division III football season kicks off tomorrow when Gilford heads to Franklin, Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough hosts Fall Mountain, and Winnisquam welcomes Raymond.
On the soccer field, the Prospect Mountain boys' team (4-0) is off to a quick start, winning all four of their games to begin the year. The Timberwolves have scored 23 goals in the four contests and have allowed only three in the same span. Laconia comes to town today before heading to Farmington on Wednesday.
Laconia heads into tonight's match with two wins and two losses. The Sachems beat White Mountains last Friday and lost to Inter-Lakes on Tuesday. The boys are in Alton today and head to Division II Plymouth on Tuesday.
Inter-Lakes (3-1) entered last night's game coming off of a 3-1 victory over Laconia. The Lakers hosted Newfound yesterday after this article's deadline. Yesterday's match is the beginning of a four game home stand that continues Tuesday against Berlin.
Gilford (2-2) has been involved in four shutouts. Two of which were in favor of the Golden Eagles. Last Friday Gilford handed Inter-Lakes their only loss 3-0 and then fell to Prospect Mountain 1-0 on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles head to Bow on Tuesday.
The Red Raiders (3-1) have won three in a row after an opening season loss. Belmont posted four goals in each of the last two wins, beating Mascoma Valley 4-1 and Somersworth 4-1. The team hosts Kingswood today and will head to Winnisquam on Tuesday.
The Winnisquam Bears (0-4) have yet to score a goal two weeks in to the season. Winnisquam fell to Prospect Mountain 9-0 last Friday and 7-0 at Newfound on Tuesday. They will host Belmont on Tuesday and head to Berlin on Thursday in search of their first win.
On the girls' side of the pitch, Belmont (4-0) is undefeated heading into yesterday's match versus Somersworth. The most recent win came at the expense of Bishop Brady who took the loss 6-1. The Red Raiders host Bow on Tuesday end the week.
Inter-Lakes (3-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, falling to Hillsboro-Deering 3-0 on Wednesday. The Lakers host White Mountains today and head to Berlin on Monday.
The Sachems' (2-2) two losses have both been 1-0. The most recent was at Kearsarge on Wednesday. Laconia is at Campbell today and will host Plymouth on Wednesday.
The Golden Eagles (1-2-1) played Somersworth to a 0-0 tie last Friday. On Tuesday Bow came to town and shut out the girls 5-0. Gilford will host Hopkinton today and visit Campbell on Wednesday.
Prospect Mountain (0-4) was shut out by Somersworth on Tuesday 2-0. The Timberwolves are in Bow today and host Pelham on Tuesday.
Winnisquam (1-3) is the only local field hockey team to earn a victory this week beating Gilford 2-1. The Bears are in Hopkinton today and host Pelham on Tuesday.
Gilford (1-2) fell in the season opener 2-1 against the Bears. The Golden Eagles beat White Mountains last Friday and fell to Berlin on 1-0 on Wednesday. Gilford will face off against Kearsarge today and head to Franklin on Wednesday.
Laconia was 0-2 heading into yesterday's game against Franklin. They visit White Mountains on Tuesday.
Volleyball season began this week and Gilford jumped out early, winning both of their matches 3-0 against Kingswood and Laconia. The Golden Eagles host Windham tonight and head out to Plymouth on Monday before hosting Kennett on Thursday.
Laconia (1-1) won their opener 3-1 over Prospect Mountain and fell to Gilford to begin the season. The Sachems head to Meredith to play Inter-Lakes on Monday.
Prospect Mountain (0-3) has struggled to begin the year, falling to Coe-Brown, Laconia and Somersworth to begin the year. The Timberwolves are at Kennett tonight.
Winnisquam is 2-1 to begin the season. The Bears beat Hillsboro-Deering and Inter-Lakes. The Bears are in Franklin tonight and Sunapee on Monday.
Inter-Lakes is 1-1 on the year, beating Newfound and falling to Winnisquam. The Lakers host Portsmouth Christian at Dover tonight and Laconia on Monday.
Belmont is also 1-1 on the season dropping the opener to Farmington then beating Stevens. Mascenic comes to Belmont on Monday. The Red Raiders head to Winnisquam on Thursday.
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