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Round-up: Both LHS boys' & girls' basketball teams looking to better .500 record

After a semi-final loss to Gilford in the Lakes Region Holiday Basketball Tournament 56-47, Laconia boys' team will resume regular season play tonight in Meredith. The 1-1 Sachems visit 0-2 Inter-Lakes in one of two Lakes Region matchups. Winnisquam (1-1) will play host to 2-0 Gilford tonight in the other battle.

Monday, Inter-Lakes will travel to Berlin, Gilford hosts Newfound, and Laconia will host Franklin.

Belmont resumes play on Tuesday when the team will host Holiday Tournament champs Prospect Mountain.

Girls' basketball

On the girls' side, Laconia is coming off a runner up finish in the Holiday Tournament, in which the team lost to newly crowned champion Newfound. The Sachems (2-2) will make their third attempt to climb above .500 this season tonight as they host an 0-5 Inter-Lakes squad. The Sachems will travel to Franklin on Monday. Tonight will also see Winnisquam at Gilford.

Inter-Lakes will host Berlin and Gilford takes on Newfound on Monday night. Belmont returns to action on Tuesday in Alton against Prospect Mountain.


Laconia-Winnisquam will try to keep the scoring surge going tomorrow afternoon, when the team will host the Belmont-Gilford Bulldogs. The Wolfpack (1-1) have scored 13 goals over the first two games of the season. The high powered offense is led by co-captains Matt Missert and Dakota Tyno. Both seniors had a hat trick in the win over Manchester West. Belmont-Gilford (1-0) has a solid offense of its own, beating Kennett 6-2 in the season opener. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes (0-2) has been held scoreless in the first two games. The Renegades will face off against Kearsarge at the Laconia Ice Arena tomorrow night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:57

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LMS boys are perfect after 4 games

The Laconia Middle School boys' A basketball team heads into the Christmas break with two more victories under their belts. On Monday the Sachems traveled to Belmont and came away with a hard fought 51-29 win. Leading the charge was center Logan Bell with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 14 points and 6 boards while point guard Christian Gaspa had 10 assists. On the defensive side of the ball Ryan Paiva had 5 boards and 3 blocks to anchor his team.
The second game was the Sachem's home opener against Kennett. Once again it was Bell who led his team with 16 points, 10 boards and 6 steals. Paiva had a season high 14 points while Christian Platon chipped in his season high 6 points. Muzzey was solid on defense with 5 steals. The young Sachems were able to coast to a 58-36 win and up their record to 4-0 heading into their annual Christmas Tournament being held over the break. Games for the Laconia Tourney started on Monday with Laconia hosting Epsom and will continue throughout the week with the championships being played on December 27. Boys' games are at the High School while the girls' brackets will be played at LMS. Community members are invited to come out and show support for Laconia's young basketball players.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:42

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Zimmer sets BHS record for shot put

At an indoor track meet held at UNH over the weekend, Joseph Boles placed 1st in the 300m (38.8, missing the school rec by 0.1 sec) and 4th in the 3000m (9:49.5, missing the school record by 0.2 sec). Bruce Zimmer placed 3rd in the shot put (40' 10.5"), setting a new school record and qualifying for the state meet.

Austin Caldwell (7.7, 55m), Asher Clark (31'1", shot put), Michael Sanborn (29' 0", SP), Megan Bailey (2:11.5, 600m), Kate Witschonke (2:12.1, 600m) and Sabrina Robinson (10.0, 55m) set personal records.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:32

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Inter-Lakes coach sees progress in loss to Somersworth

MEREDITH — The Inter-Lakes boys' basketball team remains winless on the season after falling to Somersworth Friday night 53-41. The young Lakers (0-3) squad struggled from behind the three point line and lost the battle for rebounds. Despite the result, the Inter-Lakes coach was encouraged by what he saw on the court.

"With the exception of one or two players this is a JV team that has been brought up prematurely," said Inter-Lakes coach Mike Rathgeber. "We were 0-3 at this point last year and made the tournament, so we will see," he continued. "Tonight was a quantum leap forward from the last two games." The Lakers dropped their first two contests by 35 and 42 points.

Inter-Lakes held Somersworth to 19 points in the first half. "The Lakers played the 1-2-2 defense well in the first half," commented coach Lorne Lucas, "We were tentative early, but made some adjustments at the half and they worked out. The key tonight was that we stayed together." Somersworth's adjustments led to 18 points in the third quarter. The majority of the baskets were the result of offensive rebounds. Hunter Kretschmar brought down 19 boards on his own. The Lakers' struggles behind the arch (2-13) contributed to many of the rebound opportunities.

Dillon Dow had a game high 22 points in the loss. The junior has averaged 25 points over the first three games. Malik Carter had nine points and six steals on the night.

The Lakers next game will be at home against Laconia on January 3.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:30

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