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Inter-Lakes Volleyball knocks off Stevens, Belmont to improve to 5-2

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team got back in the win column on Monday night with a straight set victory at Stevens High School in Claremont, 25-5, 25-12, 25-18. Leading the way for the Lakers was sophomore setter Rebecca Otis who registered 14 service points and nine assists in the match. Maegan Bunnell knocked down five kills and six service points, including four aces. Also contributing were Kaila Martin (10 points, two kills), Hailey Eldridge (five points, one kill) and Ella Flanders (six points, four aces). With the win, and a subsequent victory over Belmont on Wednesday, Inter-Lakes improves to 5-2 on the season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:13

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New England Wolves take to the ice tomorrow, roster includes four local players

LACONIA — The Laconia Ice Arena will be the home to the New England Wolves of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League team this season. The Wolves begin their season tomorrow night at 6:30 against in-state foe The New Hampshire Monarchs. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 12 and all youth hockey players who wear their jersey.

Head coach Andrew Trimble has plenty of experience in the hockey community. Trimble is the founder of Scoring Concepts, a company that holds hockey clinics and private sessions in New Hampshire. In addition to the clinics, Trimble was the assistant coach for the Laconia Leafs. Andrew led Kingswood to the playoffs each of the last two seasons as that team's head coach.

The Wolves focus is to develop local talent from the New England area with a few players from around the United States. Four players on this year's roster are from the Lakes Region. Former Belmont-Gilford defenseman Brogan Hurst and fellow Bulldog senior Andrew D'Amour will be in action along with a pair of Kingswood defenseman: Josh Grasso and Owen Richard. D'Amour will be playing for both the Bulldogs and the Wolves this season. "This is a good group of kids," Trimble said. "I know a lot of these guys and have seen them in action." The team is allowed two international players and have filled those spots with forwards from Quebec and Russia.

The American Hockey Institute operates the Wolves from Waterville Valley. The AHI's goal is to develop the players in hockey and academics. the players have to take at least one college course at the Lakes Region Community College or online to stay eligible for the team. The teammates who are not local are housed with families in Laconia and Belmont.

The Met league consists of 23 teams from Burlington, Vt. to Philadelphia, Penn. The Wolves play 45 regular season games up and down the coast. The Laconia Ice Arena will host 16 of those games.

The Wolves have partnered with Broadway North to provide a dance team for some added entertainment during intermissions. The Wolfpack dance team will be debuting Saturday night during the Wolves season opener.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:09

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Round-up: LHS girls' soccer looks to build a winning record

The Laconia High School girls' soccer team (3-4-1) earned their third win on the season 3-2 against Prospect Mountain on Tuesday. The Sachems will try to break past the .500 mark with a match at Fall Mountain tomorrow and at undefeated Raymond next Friday.

In other girls' soccer action, the Lakers (5-1-1) played to a 1-1 tie against Kearsarge on Tuesday. Inter-Lakes is at Moultonborough today and will host Somersworth on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles (1-4-3) are currently on a seven game winless streak, tying Laconia 2-2 last Saturday and losing to Newport 1-0 on Wednesday. Gilford will try to break the streak tomorrow against Belmont and Wednesday at Berlin.

Prospect Mountain (1-7) earned their first win on the year against Belmont 3-2 last Friday. The Timberwolves fell to Laconia on Wednesday 3-2. The girls are in Kingswood today and host Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

Belmont (5-3) is on a three game skid heading into today's match-up at Gilford. The Red Raiders visit Hillsboro-Deering on Wednesday.

Boys' soccer

Prospect Mountain (8-0) have yet to lose a game this season and have not given up a goal in the last six games. They have out-scored their opponent 42-3 on the year. Prospect Mountain continues the season tonight against Berlin and Tuesday at Campbell.

Belmont is 7-1 only losing to the undefeated Timberwolves to open the season. The seven game win streak is on the line tomorrow at Gilford and Tuesday, when Inter-Lakes visit. The Red Raiders beat Newfound 3-1 on Wednesday.

Laconia (2-6) have lost five games in a row. Somersworth beat the 6-2 Sachems Wednesday to extend the losing streak. Laconia host Kingswood tonight and head to Gilford on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles, 5-2. have won three in a row. The last two wins came over Laconia 5-0 and Mascoma Valley 7-0. Gilford's only two losses were to Prospect Mountain and Somersworth, each by the score of 1-0. The Golden Eagles have a pair of home games this week, against Belmont tomorrow and Laconia on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes (6-2) split the week losing to Moultonborough 2-0 and beating Franklin 10-1. The Lakers look to avenge last week's loss today at Moultonborough and head to Belmont on Tuesday.

The Winnisquam Bears (0-7) have dropped the last two games 5-0 in Berlin and 10-0 at Stevens. Winnisquam look for their first goal – and win – against winless Franklin today and host New found on Tuesday.

Football

The Laconia Sachems (1-1) head out to Hanover tonight to take on the Marauders. Hanover (1-1) scored 20 points in the second half last season, only to fall short to the Sachems 26-20 in Laconia. The Sachems won their first game of the fresh season last week 58-19 over Manchester West.

Gilford is 2-0 on the season and will host Newport on Saturday. The Golden Eagles broke a 21-21 tie in the second half to beat Somersworth 40-27 last week.

Winnisquam (2-0) won the battle in the trenches against Inter-Lakes 22-6 last week. The Bears host Farmington-Nute tomorrow.

Inter-Lakes looks to rebound from their loss when they face Newfound on Saturday.

Volleyball

Gilford (5-1) is on a three game winning streak heading into today's game against Prospect Mountain. The Golden Eagles will visit Coe-Brown on Sunday.

Prospect Mountain (2-6) picked up their second win of the season 3-2 against Laconia. The Timberwolves are in Gilford tonight and host Pelham on Sunday.

Laconia (1-4) have dropped four in a row heading into today's contest against Kennett. The Sachems fell to Prospect Mountain 3-2 and Kingswood 3-2 this week.

The Bears (6-2) fell for only the second time this year to undefeated Nute 3-0. Winnisquam hosts Farmington today and heads to Mascoma Valley on Sunday.

Belmont (2-4) split the week beating Pittsfield 3-0 and losing to Inter-Lakes 3-1. The Red Raiders head to Farmington on Sunday and host division III leaders Nute on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes(5-2) bested Stevens 3-0 and Belmont 3-1 this week. The Lakers host Moultonborough tonight and Franklin on Sunday.

Field hockey

Laconia was at .500 before yesterday's match-up at Pelham. The Sachems visit Gilford tomorrow and Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

Gilford (3-4) dropped the last two to Laconia and Littleton by the scores of 4-3 and 3-1. The Golden Eagles host Laconia tomorrow and visit Newfound on Tuesday.

Winnisquam (3-4) beat Bishop Brady 7-1 on on Tuesday. The Bears look to continue their winning ways tomorrow against Pembroke and Tuesday at Mascoma Valley.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2014 07:04

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Chiasson's 209 rushing yards lead to homecoming win for LHS

The Laconia Sachems (1-1) ran away with a victory 58-19 on homecoming against the Manchester West Blue on Friday night. Junior running back Kyle Chiasson ran wild, piling up 209 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of game. Coach Craig Kozens said Chiasson, the team's primary back,  has taken his game to a higher level this year. "He (Chiasson) put time into the weight room and is playing stronger. He is blessed with speed and vision and has been a workhorse for us." Chiasson has amassed over 400 yards in the first two games of the year.

Homecoming festivities kicked of the evening at Bank of New Hampshire Field on Friday night. "It's always nice to put a quality show on for Homecoming. We are glad to make the alumni proud," continued Kozens. Once the game started the Sachems fumbled the opening kickoff and Manchester scored on the first offensive play from scrimmage. The Blue Knights enjoyed the lead for less than a minute before Laconia began piling on the points. Laconia's Jacob Fillgate scored his first TD of the year on a 43 yard scamper down the Laconia sideline. Fulgate had 137 yards on four carries to accompany Chiasson in the backfield.

The Sachems head to Hanover on Friday night. "Hanover will be a tough one. Our team speed and great offensive and defensive line give us a chance every time we take the field," added Kozens. "Coach Orton has his offensive line playing very well right now. They are playing as one." Last season, Laconia held of the Marauders and their 20 point second half to for a 26-20 victory at home. Hanover is 1-1.

Winnisquam are 2-0 on the year after a 22-6 win in Meredith against the Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough Lakers. "We played sloppy at times but got the points when we needed," said Bears head coach Pat Riberdy. The Bears were led by running back Christian Serrano who carried the ball 22 times for 124 yards. "Christian has no quit in him. he gives 100 percent every play to include practice," added Riberty.

The Lakers (1-1) held the Bears to nine points in the first half but could not get anything going offensively to come back. "One play could have turned the tide," said Lakers coach Jon Francis. "We ran into a hammer in Winnisquam. They controlled the battle on both sides of the line." The Lakers were led by Andrew Brothers with 43 hard fought yards and a touchdown.

Inter-Lakes will visit winless Newfound and the South Conference Bears host Farmington (1-1) on Saturday afternoon.

The 2-0 Golden Eagles have sole possession of the top seed in the NHIAA Division III North Conference after a 40-27 victory over Somersworth. Gilford won the Lakes conference last season but will have a bigger challenge with the new alignment because the NHIAA has consolidated four conferences into two, North and South.

The Golden Eagles scored 19 second half points after heading into the locker room tied at 21 with Somersworth. Quarterback Carter Mercer threw for 192 and three touchdowns. Gilford will host a 1-1 Newport team on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 08:42

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