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Winnisquam deals Belmont first volleyball loss of the season

After an 8-0 start of the season, the Belmont volleyball team suffered its first loss on Wednesday against the Bears of Winnisquam.

Winnisquam took the win in three games: 25-17, 25-19 and 25-19.

A highlight for Belmont came in the second match, when Jessie Bergeron dug her 500th ball. Bergeron, said coach Melissa Miner, "is a four-year varsity player who has been the anchor for the Red Raiders." Also contributing for Belmont were Megan Bailey, with one kill, three blocks, three digs and 15 assists; Shannon Conway had three kills and one dig; Louisa Bergeron had six kills and one block; and Shea Callahan had two kills.

About the loss, Miner said, "The Red Raiders played well against the Bears, we haven't been hit at this hard all season. We stayed tough against them, we dug them up and blocked a few. However our offense was not killing the ball and that hurt us. We do not play them again until the last match of the season, so we have a lot of time to work on our weaknesses."

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:35

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Sant Bani soccer dealt first defeat of the season

The Sant Bani soccer team had its first loss of the season on Monday to Cardigan Mountain School. "Cardigan brought their best players and have a really strong soccer program," said Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla. "We were over-matched on both ends of the field."

Down 3-0 at the half, Sant Bani came back with two quick goals, one unassisted by junior Mohamed Sapry and another from a  well-executed corner kick/pass from Javin deMello-Folsom to Harrison Evans, but Cardigan closed the door thereafter and went home with the 4-2 victory.

Sant Bani travels for a rematch with the New Hampton JVA's on Wednesday afternoon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:32

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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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