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Local athletes advance in NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Six local young athletes will compete in the NFL punt, pass, and kick sectional event scheduled for Sat. Oct 6, at 9 a.m. This event will take place at 56 Mount Vernon Rd. in Milford.

On Aug. 3rd a local event was held at the Gilford Village Field where boys and girls ages 6-15 competed for the highest total combined punt, pass, and kick distances. The event was sponsored by Faith Alive Christian felowship and the Core group outreach and Piches Ski and sport. Winners were Hayley Barlow, Addison Normandin, Alex Nichols, Kaleb Daigneault, Tyler Brouillet, and Colby Moore.

At the sectionals, each competitor will begin a new with a score of zero. Only the top four first-place finishers in each age bracket from the boys' and girls' divisions from the pool of sectional competition champions will advance to the Team Championship. For more info go to NFLPPK.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:14

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Inter-Lakes volleyball gets wins against LHS, Winnisquam

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team defeated Division II opponent Laconia High School in straight sets on Monday night, 25-11, 25-22, 25-17. Leading the way for the Lakers was Jordan Donohue, who knocked down 11 kills while recording eight digs and seven service points in the back row. Lydia Swedberg led the defense with 22 digs. Hayley Roth registered 21 assists, 10 points and six digs in an all-around solid performance. Jessica Schofield had a dominant night at the net with three block kills, three solo blocks and six kills. Also contributing were Sarah Sundius (five kills), Victoria Burns (10 points, four aces) Jennifer Pelczar (six points, four digs) and Kaila Martin (seven points, four digs).

The winning ways continued for Inter-Lakes on Wednesday, as the team improved to 7-3 in NHIAA Division III standings with a straight set victory at Franklin. Senior captain Jordan Donohue continued her dominance on the court registering 16 kills, eight service points including seven aces and five digs. Hayley Roth notched 23 assists, and nine service points. Victoria Burns recorded 12 service points, including eight straight in the first set. Lydia Swedberg contributed nine service points and five digs. Freshman middle hitter Amanda Kurowski recorded her first varsity stats with one kill, two aces and a block, while fellow freshman Rebecca Otis set up her first varsity assist on the Kurowski kill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:11

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LHS soccer gets even with Plymouth

Laconia boys' soccer team settled a score with Plymouth on Monday, avenging a 2-1 loss for Sachems on Sept. 17. Drew Sykes scored first for the Sachems with an unassisted shot in the fourth minute. Drew then fed Jakes Sykes for a goal in the 16th minute, and again two minutes later. Plymouth's Steven Southard put his team on the scoreboard near the end of the first half. In the second, Aidan Dean put Laconia up, 4-1, and Jake Sykes followed with his third and fourth scores of the game, each unassisted. Malcolm Gocha scored near the final whistle to give Plymouth a second goal. The final score: Laconia 6, Plymouth 2. Laconia's keeper Panthavy Pradachith made three saves, while Plymouth's Jake Buford stopped 12. Laconia coach Matt Dubois said, "Laconia has finally started to settle into a groove with our passing and scoring that is having our maturity and time spent working as a unit show." He added that both sides exhibited solid play despite the lopsided outcome.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:04

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Gilford volleyball improves to 7-2

Gilford improved their record to 7-2 by beating Plymouth in three games 25-10, 25-16 and 25-19 on September 30. Gilford recorded 14 aces led by Mikaela Mattice with 4 and Jordan Dean and Cassidy Demo with 3 apiece. Shannon Mercer served a perfect 13/13 as did Cassidy Demo who served 12/12. The offense put down 23 kills led by sophomore Jordan Dean 10 kills, Kirsten Dionne 6 kills, Mikaela Mattice 4 kills, Maddie Harris 2 kills and Stratton Coleman 1 kill. The defense recorded 48 digs led by Mikaela Mattice 11 digs, Kirsten Dionne 8 digs and Shannon Mercer, Jordan Dean and Stratton Coleman with 6 digs apiece.

In game one Mikaela Mattice served 7 straight points including 3 aces to give Gilford an 8-1 lead. At the end of game one Cassidy Demo aced served points 20, 21 and 22 and Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 24 and 25.

Game two was highlighted by Shannon Mercer who served for 8 points including the final 4 points of the game. Jordan Dean added 3 kills and Maddie Harris put down 1 kill and a block.

In game three Jordan Dean scored 8 points: 3 ace serves, 1 block and 4 kills, Kirsten Dionne scored 6 points: 2 ace serves and 4 kills and Mikaela Mattice added 3 kill spike points. Danica Gelotte (18 assists) finished game 3 and the match with kill tips for points 24 and 25.

Gilford's next game is home against Oyster River.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:00

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