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Laconia girl is top gymnast at state meet

Adrianna Laflower age 8, Bronze Team member from Lakes Region Gymnastics Academy and a student at Elm Street School in Laconia, posted a top score at States Championship in Hampton, N.H. on May 10, 2015 at the 2015 New Hampshire XCEL State Championships. Adrianna's overall score of 38.77 makes her the top gymnast for her age category, beating out 72 other Bronze competitors. The score also gave Adrianna the highest score for all 371 gymnast competitors at the Xcel State Championships for New Hampshire 2015 at Sunday's Meet.
Adrianna placed first in bars, beams , floor and second in vault. She has been in gym for three years. Adrianna is the daughter of Rick Laflower of Lancaster, Calif. and Stephanie Davis of Laconia, N.H.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 06:51

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Round-up: Sachems lacrosse have 3rd seed in their sights

The Laconia Sachems boys' lacrosse team is tied for third with Hopkinton in the NHIAA DIII standings at 8-2. A pair of home games against 1-7 Manchester West yesterday and 0-10 Coe-Brown could help the Sachems improve and take control of the third seed with the postseason tournament approaching.

Gilford picked up their second win of the season Saturday against winless Coe-Brown, 15-2. The Golden Eagles hosted Pelham yesterday and travel to Plymouth today.

Girls' lacrosse

Laconia rolled over Coe-Brown, 15-0, Saturday for their 10th win of the season. The 10-1 record is worthy of second place in the DIII standings. The Sachems traveled to Plymouth yesterday and host Gilford tomorrow.

The Golden Eagles are 7-3 and are in a tie for the fourth seed heading into the final quarter of the regular season. The Golden Eagles slipped by Pelham last week, 15-14. The girls visited Belmont yesterday and head to Laconia tomorrow.

Belmont (0-10) looked for their first win yesterday against Gilford. The Red Raiders host Bishop Brady Thursday.

Girls' tennis

Prospect Mountain held down the fourth seed going into yesterday's match up against 9-1 Littleton. The 10-2 Timberwolves finish out the regular season tomorrow against unbeaten Conant.

Gilford had dropped three in a row heading into yesterday's match against winless Kearsarge. The Golden Eagles (5-6) host Littleton (9-1) today and Pelham (1-9) tomorrow to close out the regular season.

Inter-Lakes was 4-7 before yesterday's match at Monadnock (5-5). The Lakers look to jump up in the standings tomorrow against Wilton-Lyndeborough tomorrow.

Boys' tennis

Gilford looks for their second consecutive perfect season against 10-2 Pelham tomorrow. The Golden Eagles ran the table last season and can lock up the top seed this year with a win.

Inter-Lakes is 7-5 heading into the final two games of the regular season against Monadnock (9-2) yesterday and Wilton-Lyndeborough (3-8) tomorrow. The Lakers are fighting for the sixth seed in DIII.

Prospect Mountain is also 7-5 and hunting for the sixth seed. The Timberwolves hosted Portsmouth Christian at Dover (3-7) yesterday and Conant (0-11) tomorrow to wrap up the regular season.

Softball

Belmont is one of three teams with one loss in DIII play. The Red Raiders are 9-1 hosted Gilford yesterday before heading to Bow today and Winnisquam tomorrow.

Prospect Mountain is 10-2 and in a four-way tie for second place atop the DIII log jam. Seven teams have one or two losses on the season with the final stretch of the regular season coming up. The Timberwolves hosted Laconia yesterday and welcome Farmington tomorrow.

Laconia picked up a pair of wins last week to improve to 5-6 heading into yesterday's game against Prospect Mountain. The Sachems play their final home games of the regular season tomorrow against Berlin and Thursday against Winnisquam.

Gilford was at 4-6 heading into the game against Belmont yesterday. The Golden Eagles host Winnisquam today and head to Berlin Thursday.

Winnisquam (4-6) topped Fall Mountain, 7-2 last week. The Bears head to Gilford today to begin a four games in four day stretch. The girls host Belmont tomorrow before heading to Laconia Wednesday and Inter-Lakes Thursday.

Inter-Lakes (2-10) traveled to Newfound yesterday and close out the regular season with three home games, starting tomorrow against Moultonborough.

Baseball

Laconia has a share for the top spot in DIII with a 10-0 record. The Sachems share the top spot with Campbell (11-0) going into yesterday's game against Prospect Mountain. Tomorrow is the first of back to back home games against Berlin and Winnisquam.

Belmont fell to 8-3 after a 5-3 loss to Raymond. The Red Raiders were in seventh place in the DIII standings heading into yesterday's tilt with Gilford. The boys head to Winnisquam tomorrow.

Prospect Mountain was 8-4 heading into yesterday's game with unbeaten Laconia. The Timberwolves host Farmington tomorrow.

Gilford (6-4) headed to Belmont yesterday and will head to Winnisquam in a battle of 6-4's this afternoon.

Winnisquam (6-4) looks to remain on a hot streak, currently winning six in a row, against Gilford today. The Bears head to Laconia tomorrow and Inter-Lakes Thursday.

Inter-Lakes (4-8) is battling for a spot in the DIII tournament at Newfound yesterday. The Lakers host Moultonborough tomorrow to begin the final home push for the post season.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 06:33

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Correction: Griffin Nyhan is player in picture

LACONIA — The caption that accompanied a photo in Tuesday's edition incorrectly identified a player. Griffin Nyhan is the Laconia High School first baseman in the photograph.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:15

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Gilford softball gets past Laconia but comes up short against Belmont

The Gilford Softball Team partnered with Operation Hat Trick and the team held a brief ceremony on the infield prior to the start of Monday's game against Laconia. Operation Hat Trick is an initiative to honor and support American soldiers wounded in combat. Korean War veteran, Everett Houston, threw out the 1st pitch to his granddaughter, Caitlin Houston, who is the Gilford softball captain and catcher. After Everett Houston said "Play Ball", Gilford went on to beat Laconia 9-4 and improve their win streak to 4. Sarah Lachapelle got the win from the mound striking out 6, giving up 5 hits and walking 2. The Gilford offense put together an 11 hit attack led by Brooke Beaudet with 2 hits (1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored) Jillian Lachapelle 2 hits (2 runs scored), Sarah Lachapelle 2 hits (1 RBI, 1 run scored), Stevie Orton 2 hits (2 RBIs, 1 run scored), Emily Theberge 1 hit (1 double, 2 RBIs), Caitlin Houston 1 hit and Maddie Harris 1 hit (1 stolen base, 1 run scored).

On Tuesday, Gilford hung tough against one of the top teams in DIII by taking a 3-2 lead all the way into the top of the 7th inning. Prior to the top of the 7th inning Gilford pitcher Sarah Lachapelle held Belmont to only 3 hits. In the top of the 7th the first batter for Belmont reached 1st on an error. The next two batters were out on a ground out to the first baseman and pop fly to the shortstop. With 2 outs and a runner on 2nd Gilford only needed one more out to secure the win, but Belmont's Antonuccci drilled a double to left centerfield to tie the game. In the bottom of the 7th Gilford's lead off batter Stevie Orton got to 1st base with an infield error to give Gilford hopes of scoring but the Belmont defense retired the next 3 batters. Belmont scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th on 3 hits, 2 errors and 2 pass balls.

Gilford's next game is Thursday at Raymond

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:11

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