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GHS softball ends regular season with 11-5 record

The Gilford High School softball team finished its regular season with an 11-5 record by beating Belmont 7-1 on Friday. It was Senior Day at the Gilford softball field where 7 seniors were honored prior to the start of the last home regular season game: manager Keeley Glover, center fielder Mollie Dignan, outfielder Kristina Hayden, shortstop Mikaela Mattice, third baseman Lisa Osborne, second baseman Brid Fillion and right fielder Kelsey Buckley. Gilford's goal was to have a strong start and a strong finish and they achieved their goal be jumping out early in the 1st inning, scoring 3 runs on 4 hits and a sacrifice bunt. Mollie Dignan led off with a double, Catiltin Houston laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Dignon to 3rd, Lisa Osborne hit a single to score Dignon, Sarah Lachapelle hit a single to put 2 runners on and Maggie Fillion and Jordan Dean hit a 2 run single to score Liisa Osborne and courtesy runner Kristina Hayden to give Gilford a 3-0 lead. Gilford added one more run in the 4th when Caitlin Houston walked and scored on a fielder's choice. Gilford pulled away by scoring 3 more runs in the 5th making the score 7-0. With 2 outs Lisa Osborne got on with an error and Sarah Lachapelle was hit by a pitch. Maggie Fillion hit a single to score Osborne and both courtesy runner Kristina Hayden and Maggie Fillion scored on an error. Belmont scored one run in the top of the 7th to take away a shut out win for Gilford.

Sarah Lachapelle was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run, 4 hits, striking out 7 and giving up only 2 walks.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:24

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GHS boys' tennis to play for the DIII championship today

The Gilford High School boys' tennis team is headed to Derryfield School to face Bow for the Division III title this afternoon. Gilford defeated Pelham, 9-0, in the quarterfinals and Prospect Mountain in the semi-finals, 7-1. Andrew Caulfield, Bryce Workman, Keaton Quigley, Nolan Dwyer, and Brad Bergman defeated their singles opponents in both playoff rounds; Grant Workman won his singles match against Pelham. The team swept the doubles matches against Pelham: Caulfield/G. Workman at the top seed, B.Workman/Quigley at 2, and Dwyer/Bergman at 3. The semi-finals were played inside Gilford Hills due to the rain. The 2, 3 doubles teams won while the #1 doubles match did not finish.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:23

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Legion baseball tryouts are Sundy

Laconia's Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post 1 Baseball team will be conducting tryouts this Sunday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park. All interested and eligible players must attend this tryout to be considered for this year's American Legion Baseball season. Any player born in 1995 or later is eligible to play. New Hampshire American Legion baseball is a wooden bat league so each player must provide their own bat for tryouts. There is also a $30 tryout fee. Registration will commence at 9 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns please contact head coach Joe Dee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 455-3539.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:18

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Round-up: Tennis playoffs begin

The Gilford High School boys' tennis team completed its perfect 14-0 season this week. The NHIAA Division III top seed Eagles hosted Pelham yesterday after the deadline for this article. The winner will meet fifth seeded Prospect Mountain in the Semi-Finals.

Gilford's girls finished the season 9-5, failing to make the top eight and a playoff bid. They ended the season on a three game win streak, finishing with a win over Profile School 6-3.

Laconia (4-9) beat Inter-Lakes 6-3 to close out the year.


Laconia has one more regular season game remaining to improve their position for the post season. Currently sitting in the 17th spot with eight wins and seven losses, a win could vault them two spots into the 15th seed. A loss could cause them to miss the playoffs altogether. The Sachems have dropped the last four games, losing to Inter-Lakes and Prospect Mountain last week. Laconia travels to Berlin for the regular season finale.

Belmont is in the same boat as the Sachems, sitting at 8-7 with one game remaining today at Gilford. The Red Raiders need a win to secure a spot in the post season. A loss could eliminate them from contention. Belmont lost to Farmington on Wednesday 7-2.

Gilford (7-8) has an outside shot of reaching the post season. They must beat Belmont today at home. The Golden Eagles beat Franklin 13-1 on Wednesday.

Winnisquam finished the regulars season by falling to Newfound 2-0 and dropping to 12-4. The Bears are currently in the fifth seed and await the rest of the division to complete their regular season schedule.


Winnisquam softball finished the year with a 13-4 record this week, beating Newfound 13-0. The Bears, like the baseball team, wait for the rest of the regular season to play out to see where they will be seeded. Currently they are the five seed.

Gilford hosts Belmont today to finish the regular season. The 10-5 Golden Eagles fell to Franklin on Wednesday 9-0. Gilford will qualify for the post season once the regular season ends.

Belmont travels to Gilford today looking to end the season at and even .500. The Red Raiders hold the 16th spot in the NHIAA Division III standings. Today's game will not influence their spot in the standings.

Laconia is 4-11 heading into the final game of the season against Berlin. The Sachems lost to Winnisquam 14-3 on Tuesday.

Girls' lacrosse

The Sachems currently hold the fourth spot in Division III standings. Laconia hosted Belmont yesterday for the regular season finale.

Gilford (3-10) hosted Plymouth yesterday to end the Golden Eagles season. They lost to Kearsarge 21-7 on Tuesday.

Belmont traveled to Laconia to complete the year. The 1-10 Red Raiders' only victory came against Merrimack Valley in April.

Boys' lacrosse

Gilford dropped the final two games of the regular season last week to Laconia 4-16 and Plymouth 9-7. The losses dropped the Golden Eagles to 3-11 on the year.

The Sachems finished the regular season at 8-6, winning their final two games. The wins came against Gilford 16-4 and Pembroke 18-5. Laconia has to wait for the regular season to be completed to see if they qualify for the post season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:12

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