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GHS softball's 10th win comes against Somersworth

The Gilford High School Softball team climbed to 10 wins on the season and recorded its 4th shutout by beating Somersworth 8-0 on Thursday. "This was one of the best games I have ever seen a Gilford softball team play. Both the defense and offense were working like a well oiled machine. There were numerous spectacular plays by many different players on defense," said coach Joan Forge. "The highlights included a catch over the outfield fence by centerfielder Mollie Dignan to take away a home run, a diving catch by 1st baseman Maddie Harris, a diving catch by 2nd baseman Brid Fillion, a full sprint into foul ball area to catch a ball by rightfielder Kelsey Buckley, and a ball caught between the infield and outfield by shortstop Mikaela Mattice". The defense made no errors behind pitcher Sarah Lachapelle who picked up the win while recording 10 strikeouts and giving up only 2 hits and 3 walks. The Gilford offense exploded for 16 hits including 5 doubles and 7 earned runs. Maggie Fillion led the way going 4 for 4 with 1 double, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored, Mikaela Mattice 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, Kelsey Buckley 2 for 4 with 1 double and 2 RBI, Sarah Lachapelle 2 for 4 with 1 double, 1 RBI and 1 run scored, Mollie Dignon 3 for 3 and 2 runs scored, and Lisa Osborne (2 runs scored, 1 RBI) and Maddie Harris each had 1 hit.

Gilford scored one in the 2nd inning when Maggie Fillion led off with a single and scored on a Kelsey Buckley double. Gilford added one more run in the bottom of the 4th when Maggie Fillion singled, advanced to 3rd on a Mikaela Mattice double and scored on an error. Gilford scored 4 in the 5th inning on 6 hits. The highlights were Sarah Lachapelle's 1 run double and Maggie Fillion's 2 run single. Gilford scored 2 more in the 6th inning when Mollie Dignon led off with a single, stole 2nd and scored on a Lisa Osborne single. Osborne scored on a Mikaela Mattice double.

Gilford's next game is Wednesday at home against Franklin.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 09:14

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Round-up: Golden Eagles chasing second consecutive undefeated season

Gilford Tennis has secured its second consecutive perfect season. The 14-0 Golden Eagles traveled to Berlin on Thursday for the season finale and came away with a 6-1 win. Last week Gilford shut out Inter-Lakes and Portsmouth Christian at Dover 9-0.

The Gilford girls' team's regular season came to a close on Tuesday with a 6-3 win over Profile School. The Golden Eagles ended the season on a three game winning streak and a record of 9 wins, five losses. The Golden Eagles wait for the NHIAA Division III post season schedule which was not released before the deadline of this article.

The Laconia High School girl's team finished the season 4-9, winning the last game of the season 6-3 over Inter-Lakes.


The Winnisquam Bears (11-3) dropped their second game of the season Wednesday to 8-3 Monadnock 10-0. The Bears beat Bow 9-2 earlier in the week. They hosted Belmont yesterday and suffered a narrow 5-4 loss. Winnisquam will finish out the regular season next week, in Laconia on Tuesday and hosting Newfound on Wednesday.

The Sachems traveled to Plymouth on Monday and came away with a 3-2 victory. The Sachems then suffered a pair of losses, Wednesday Laconia lost to Belmont 5-2 and on Thursday dropped a 10-7 decision against Inter-Lakes. The Sachems are home for the final two games of the season next week, hosting Winnisquam on Tuesday and Berlin Wednesday.

Belmont (8-6) ended a three game skid this week, beating Gilford 10-1 and Laconia 5-2. The Red Raiders then lost to Winnisquam on Thursday. Belmont's final two games next week are at home on Tuesday versus Farmington and at Gilford next Friday.

Gilford (6-8) split the first two games of the week, losing to Belmont 10-1 and beating Farmington 5-2. The Golden Eagles traveled to Somersworth on Thursday for a loss, 8 to 5. They will end the season at home next week, hosting Franklin on Wednesday and Belmont next Friday.


Gilford improved to 10-4 this week, beating Belmont 5-3 last Monday. The Golden Eagles lost Farmington on Wednesday and shut out Somersworth yesterday. The Girls end the regular season at home next week hosting Franklin Wednesday and Belmont next Friday.

Winnisquam posted a trio of shutouts this week. The bears blanked Bow 18-0, Monadnock 15-0 and Belmont 2-0. Winnisquam will finish the season at Laconia on Tuesday and host Newfound on Wednesday.

The Red Raiders fell to Gilford 5-3 on Monday and beat Laconia 6-0 Wednesday. Belmont lost to Winnisquam on Thuesday. They have Farmington at home on Tuesday and host Gilford next Friday to complete the regular season.
Laconia failed to push across a run at the beginning of the week, losing to Plymouth 7-0 and Belmont 6-0. The Sachems hosted Inter-lakes yesterday and made another mark in the win column with a 3-2 victory. Laconia will close out the season this week hosting Winnisquam on Tuesday and Berlin on Wednesday.

Girls' lacrosse

Laconia improved to 10-3 this week, losing to Plymouth 15-12 and undefeated Derryfield 13-12, then found a 9-8 win against Bishop Brady on Thursday. The Sachems will finish the regular season on Thursday hosting Belmont.

The Golden Eagles (3-9) lost two this week, first to Kingswood 12-10 and 16-15 against Pelham on Thursday. They finish season this week hosting Kearsarge Tuesday and travel to Plymouth on Thursday.

Belmont (1-9) fell to NHIAA Division III leader Derryfield 21-1. They close out the season this week at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday and at Laconia on Thursday.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia sits at 7-6 heading into the final week of the season. The Sachems fell to Kingswood 15-11 on Tuesday and defeated Gilford 16-4 on Thursday. Laconia will end the year hosting Pembroke on Tuesday.

Gilford (3-10) picked up their third victory of the year, beating Kennett 8-7. The Golden Eagles then lost Laconia on Thursday and will close out the year at Plymouth on Tuesday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 08:49

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Gilford softball moves to 9-3 with win over Belmont

BELMONT — Gilford softball defeated Belmont on a soggy Monday afternoon, 5-3. The Golden Eagles scored five unearned runs on two hits and 11 walks. Belmont pushed across three runs on three hits and three walks.

"The bats were as cold as the weather," said Gilford coach Joan Forge. "We did what we needed to do to get the win."

The rain played a factor in the pitching, causing both teams to have more wild pitches than normal. Gilford capitalized on three wild pitches, scoring three runs.

Belmont opened the scoring on a pass ball in the bottom of the first inning. Gilford responded three innings later with three runs of their own. The first was on a throwing error to third base and the next two came on wild pitches to the backstop. Gilford tacked on two more in the sixth inning to extend their lead to two.

Gilford's Jordan Dean made the play of the game at shortstop, diving to her left to pick up a sinking line drive that would have started a rally for the Red Raiders.

"Dean's stab in the seventh was a crucial out," Forge said. " We played well enough defensively to make up our absence at the plate." Junior Caitlin Houston and Sophomore Sarah LaChapelle had the two singles for Gilford.

The Red Raiders fall to 7-5 in NHIAA Division III play and will host Laconia on Wednesday. Gilford is 9-3 with the win and will also be home on Wednesday to take on Farmington.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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High School Round-Up: Gilford boys tennis team moves to 12-0 - 593

Gilford High Tennis continues to impress, beating Kingswood 6-3 and shutting out Inter-Lakes 9-0. The Golden Eagles are a perfect 12-0 on the season with two matches remaining next week. On Monday they will host Portsmouth Christian at Dover and will then travel to Berlin to close out the regular season on Thursday. Gilford has only lost a total of nine individual and doubles matches this season.
Gilford's girls' also beat Kingswood and Inter-Lakes last week improving to 8-5 on the season. They finish the regular season on the road Tuesday at Profile (Bethlehem).
Laconia's Girls' team finished the regular season with a record of 4-9, beating Inter-Lakes 6-3 in their last match.
Winnisquam, which began the season 7-1, has dropped the last three games. The last two losses were served up by Franklin 13-8 and Belmont 3-1. The Bears will look to right the ship today at Mascoma Valley. They will begin a three game home stand on Monday versus Bow and continue with Monadnock on Wednesday and Belmont on Thursday.
Gilford (8-3) had a successful week, blanking Inter-Lakes 10-0 and Farmington 5-0. The Golden Eagles head to Belmont on Monday, home against Farmington on Wednesday and at Somersworth on Thursday.
Belmont unloaded on Somersworth last Monday for an 18-1 victory and edged out Winnisquam 3-1 two days later. The Red Raiders host Somersworth today, Gilford on Monday, and Laconia on Wednesday, before finishing out the week at Winnisquam on Thursday.
Laconia (3-7) went 2-1 over the week, pounding Newfound on back to back days 14-2 and 26-2. The Sachems had trouble on the third day of consecutive games at Franklin, losing 7-1. They have another three games in three day stretch beginning Wednesday at Belmont, home versus Inter-Lakes, and ending at Prospect Mountain.
Winnisquam baseball continues to roll, improving to 9-1 and the NHIAA Davison III lead with victories against Franklin 12-1 and Belmont 5-4. The Bears are at Mascoma Valley today. The Bears host Bow on Monday and Monadnock on Wednesday of next week.
Laconia reeled of three wins in consecutive days this week beating Newfound Regional 11-2 and 9-0 on back to back days. Wednesday, Laconia spotted Franklin a six run lead heading into the sixth inning before erupting for 15 runs over the last two innings to win 15-9. The Sachems have a full schedule this week beginning in Plymouth in Monday, then play three in a row again starting Wednesday at Belmont, home with Inter-Lakes, and at Prospect Mountain to finish the week.
Belmont sits an even 5-5 on the season, dropping two games this week to Somersworth 15-5 and Winnisquam 5-4. Belmont hosts Somersworth today, Gilford on Monday and Laconia Wednesday.
Gilford (5-6) fell to Inter-Lakes 8-4 and beat Farmington 5-2 over the last week. The Golden Eagles are at Belmont on Monday, hosting Farmington on Wednesday, and head to Somersworth on Thursday.
Girls' Lacrosse
Laconia (8-1) extended their win streak to four this week beating Kearsarge 11-6 and Oyster River 17-7. The Sachems traveled to Pelham yesterday and will be in Plymouth on Monday. Wednesday Laconia will host Derryfield (11-0) and head to Bishop Brady on Thursday.
Gilford traveled to John Stark last Monday and were edged out 14-12 before recording their third win of the season against Belmont 22-7. The 3-6 Golden Eagles will be home all week beginning today against Plymouth, Monday versus Kingswood, Thursday Pelham comes to town.
Belmont (1-8) lost the only game on the schedule last week to Gilford 22-7. The Red Raiders host Derryfield on Monday this week.
Boys' Lacrosse
Laconia (6-4) lost to Hollis-Brookline 12-5 last week. They are in Plymouth today and will host Kingswood on Tuesday and Gilford on Thursday. The Golden Eagles (1-8) fell to Pembroke 9-8. They will play Kearsarge yesterday and will host Kingswood on Monday.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 12:11

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