Round-up: Sachem boys start soccer season with scoring explosion

The Sachem boys' soccer team began the season with an offensive explosion. In the first game of the season, Laconia (1-1) netted ten goals on their way to a shutout victory over the Franklin Tornadoes. Junior midfielder James Salta led the Sachems attack with a three goal game. The boys could have used some of that offense in the second game at Belmont in a 3-1 loss. Laconia will host White Mountains today and Inter-Lakes on Tuesday.

Belmont (1-1) fell to Prospect Mountain last Friday 3-1. The Red Raiders rebounded, beating Laconia by the same score. The team has a pair of road games this week, beginning today at Mascoma Valley and Somersworth on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes (2-0) bested Newfound 2-1 on the road to begin the season. The Lakers continued to win on the road, beating Mascoma Valley 6-1. Gilford comes to town for the Lakers first home game today before heading back out to visit Laconia on Tuesday.

Gilford (1-1) split the opening week, losing the first game to Somersworth 1-0. The offense came to life in the second game trouncing Winnisquam 9-0. Kaleb Orton had a pair of goals in the victory. The Golden Eagles will visit The Lakers today and host Prospect Mountain on Wednesday.

Prospect Mountain (2-0) piled on the offense in the first week of play. The Timberwolves beat Belmont 3-1 and and handled Newfound 10-2. The team will visit Winnisquam today and head to Gilford on Wednesday.

The Winnisquam Bears (0-2) have yet to score this season, dropping the first game 2-0 to Kearsarge and 9-0 against Gilford. The Bears will host a strong Prospect Mountain team today and head to winless Newfound on Tuesday.

Girls' soccer

Inter-Lakes (2-0) opened the first week of the season without giving up a goal. The Lakers beat Prospect Mountain 2-0 and Gilford 1-0 to begin the year. They will be tested today when they travel to Hillsboro-Deering (2-0). Hillsboro beat their first two opponents 3-1 and 7-1. Tuesday the Lakers will host White Mountains.

Belmont (2-0) is also undefeated to begin the season, topping Kingswood 9-1 and Stevens 5-2. The Red Raiders visit White Mountains today and host Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

Gilford (1-1) has scored one goal in the first two games. The one goal was good enough to beat Laconia 1-0 in the season opener. The Golden Eagles suffered their first loss of the season 1-0 to Inter-Lakes. Gilford travels to Somersworth (0-2) today and host Bow on Tuesday.

Laconia (1-1) dropped a 1-0 match to Gilford to open the season. The Sachems topped Somersworth 2-1 in overtime to notch their first win of the season. Laconia hosts Kingswood (0-2) today and travels to Kearsarge (0-2) on Wednesday.

Prospect Mountain (0-2) has struggled early , losing 2-0 to Inter-Lakes and 5-0 to Raymond. The Timberwolves will look for their first win of the season at home today when Hillsboro-Deering (2-0) visits. Somersworth comes to town on Wednesday.

Field hockey

Winnisquam opened the season with a 2-0 victory over Gilford. The Bears host Littleton today and head to Kearsarge on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles look to rebound from the Winnisquam loss today when White Mountains comes to town. Gilford will host Berlin on Wednesday.

Laconia fell to Division II foe Plymouth 8-0 to start the season. The Sachems begin their division III schedule today when they host Newfound.


Laconia's volleyball season begins on Monday when the Sachems host Prospect Mountain. The Sachems travel to Gilford on Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles begin the year at Kingswood on Monday before hosting Laconia on Wednesday.

Prospect Mountain's season starts tonight at Coe-Brown before heading to Laconia in Monday. The Timberwolves open the home schedule Wednesday against Somersworth.

Winnisquam opens their season tonight at Hillsboro-Deering. They host Moultonborough on Monday and travel to Inter-Lakes on Wednesday.

Belmont hosts Farmington tonight, Franklin on Monday and travels to Stevens on Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes travels to Newfound on Monday and hosts Winnisquam on Wednesday.


Laconia opens the football season tonight in Lebanon. The Sachems beat Lebanon 20-17 at home last season.

Gilford, Inter-Lakes, Winnisquam, and the rest of the division III football begin play on Saturday September 13th.

Fall skating begins soon in Plymouth and Tilton

TILTON & PLYMOUTH — US Figure Skating programs, Plymouth State Skating Academy (PSSA) at Plymouth State University and the Magic Blades Figure Skating Club (MBFSC) at the Tilton School Ice Arena, are offering lessons this fall.

The Plymouth State Skating Academy begins fall lessons in September with four successive six-week sessions beginning on Sunday September 7th at 5 p.m. The season in Tilton with MBFSC will begin on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. with two eight-week sessions.

MBFSC has served the Lakes Region since 1997 and PSSA since the opening of the PSU Ice Arena in 2010. These programs are two of over 1,000 US Figure Skating Basic Skills clubs across the country. Both programs offer lessons for skaters as young as three-years-old with the Snowplow Sam levels through the advanced freestyle levels of the basic skills program. Parents are encouraged to participate in practice time with their tots or are welcome to register and participate in the adult group lessons.

Both clubs are US Figure Skating Basic Skills programs offering membership through USFS, as well as the USFS basic skill badges to reward skaters for skill levels that they have mastered. Classes are comprised of a 30 minute lessons and 30 minutes of free, practice ice.

PSSA has opportunity for beginner hockey players to learn skating skills along with some stick and puck training. MBFSC accepts beginner hockey skaters to learn skating skills but does not incorporate stick and puck use; skaters are directed to local hockey programs when they are ready for advanced training.

Figure skating is both an individual and group endeavor. While students are allowed to move forward at their own pace, support from coaches and the group, and friendly competition help students achieve their goals. Some students, like Maggie DeVoy of Sanbornton, and Colleen Harriman, of Bridgewater, have been with the program over six years and have competed all over New England.

Tuition is $80 for the PSSA six week sessions, and $100 for the Magic Blades eight-week sessions, with discounts for families. To join, check out or, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or show up at the Plymouth State Ice Arena on Sunday September 5 at 5:30 for registration for either program.

Wavemakers start fall/winter season on September 8

The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team will begin its 33rd season September 8th. The swim team is a developmental swim team ages 5-18 with swimmers of all abilities, recreational to competitive New England Champions. The swimmers just completed their summer season and are excited for the Fall/Winter Season. For more information refer to website or call Judy Cook, 293-0279.

Teams Farina Iron, CJ Avery crowned Lakes Region Flag Football champs

On  August 11, the Lakes Region Flag Football League's Men's summer adult league held its Super Bowl games and winners were crowned champions in each of 2 divisions.

The grown-up version of our exciting NFL Flag youth league Fall & Spring program (boys & girls ages 4-17;, the LRFFL's summer league had a total of 12 teams participating in our fourth summer of action. All games were played on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field.

All of the teams made the playoffs, with the 12 teams divided into an "A" and "B" division. The "A" division consisted of the top 6 teams based upon their regular season record, while the "B" division was made up of teams seeded #7 thru #12 based upon their record. The playoff games were spread out over 3 separate nights to enhance the competition.

The Round 1 games saw plenty of action, with the "A" division 3 Seed Team Ramrod facing the 6 Seed Globo Gym Purple Cobras and the 4 Seed Franklin's Finest battling the 5 Seed Easy Company. The "B" division 3 Seed CJ Avery team took on the 6 Seed Off At Church team, and the 4 Seed Vipers met the 5 Seed Frog Rock team. The top 2 seeded teams in each division waited upon the outcome of the Round 1 games to see who their opponent would be as they battled for a trip into the Super Bowl game. 

The Round 2 games did not disappoint either, with each of the remaining teams doing their best to make it to the big game. In the "A" division the 1 Seed Farina Iron team took on the 4 Seed Franklin's Finest (in a re-match of a Week 1 battle) and the 2 Seed White Lightning team took on the 3 Seed Team Ramrod in the first meeting of the season for these two teams. The "B" division Round 2 match-ups saw the 1 Seed Warriors against the 4 Seed Vipers for the first time this season, and the#2 Seed Turn Down For What battling the 3 Seed CJ Avery team. Turn Down For What met CJ Avery in the first week of the Regular Season, with Turn Down For What winning a shootout 48-46.

The "A" Division Super Bowl featured the 1 Seed and undefeated Farina Iron team (6-0) taking on the 3 Seed Team Ramrod (6-1), whose only loss of the season came at the hands of Farina Iron in Week # of the Regular Season. The first half saw both teams come out on fire, and Team Ramrod got a QB sack in the end zone to take an early 2-0 lead and after taking over on offense, quickly scored a touchdown and extra point to go up 9-0.

Farina Iron's offense began to click midway through the half, and the score at halftime was Farina Iron 25, Team Ramrod 22.

The second 22 minute stanza saw Farina Iron's offense come out firing, and the defense began to put the kibosh on Team Ramrod's offense. Final score saw Farina Iron win their first LRFFL Men's Summer League Super Bowl after their second trip in a row to the big game, 63-28.

The "B" Division Super Bowl saw the 3 Seed CJ Avery team (3-4) playing the 4 Seed Vipers (3-4) for the championship. CJ Avery was on a three game winning streak, and the Vipers had won two in a row going back to the Regular Season and the first round of the playoffs. With both teams looking to extend their winning streak, CJ Avery took a 26-6 lead at the half and outlasted a scrappy Vipers team 38-18.

It was CJ Avery's second Super Bowl win in three seasons, having won the 2012 "A" division Super Bowl.

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