The Laconia Chiefs U5 team traveled to Milford for a very early 8 a.m. kickoff. The unusually early start didn't seem to slow the Laconia squad down as they were able to take the opening drive and march it down the field before fullback Nolen Perrino punched the ball in from 4 yards out. Wing Kaleb Daignault tacked on the extra point and the Chiefs had an early 7- 0 lead. The Laconia defense took the field and showed the crowd that the day was going to be theirs. Laconia continuously stymied the Milford ground attack, dropping them for losses on almost every carry. DE Michael Frakes was able to recover a fumble (his first of two on the day) and give the ball back to his offense, which was quick to capitalize as tailback Jackson Reulke found a seam behind guard Cooper French and tackle Aaron Williams and raced 38 yards for the touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good but the lead was now 13-0.
With their ground game at a standstill, the Mustangs took to the air. Linebackers Phil Nichols and Dakota McCoy were relentless in their pursuit of the QB and both recorded a couple of big sacks. The Chiefs gained possession once again and moved the ball down the field. This time Reulke found Daignault in the back of the endzone on a nifty halfback toss pass. QB Logan Dee added the extra point and Laconia had a 20-0 halftime lead.
The second half was much like the first. DT's Garrett Mango and "Big" Jon Cote stuffed the run game, while CB's Rashaun Magdich and Reulke shut down the Milford receivers. The offense wasn't done either. Dee was able to bootleg around the left side and followed his big tackle Brandon Marceau 35 yards to paydirt. Tailback Colton Roy, making a nice cut back move, put an exclamation point on the day with the extra point and the Chiefs had a solid 27-0 victory. The Chiefs' record now climbs to 3-2 as they will play host to Keene this weekend.
Last Updated on Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:37
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
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
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