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Round-up: Gilford tennis steamrolling the competition

The Golden Eagles boys' tennis team continues to dominate the courts in the NHIAA's Division III class. Gilford has rolled to a 5-0 start and has yet to lose a single match in the '14 season, beating all five opponents 9-0. The latest victory came last Friday in Whitefield against White Mountains. Gilford will host Belin (2-1) on Monday and an undefeated Bow (4-0) squad on Tuesday.

Gilford's girls' picked up their fourth victory over White Mountain on Friday, 7-2. The 4-2 Golden Eagles rebounded after a loss to Littleton by the same score. The Gilford girls will have their hands full on Monday when they travel to Bow (4-0) on Monday and then to Berlin (1-1) day after.

Laconia girls' tennis fell to Littleton last Friday 6-3, dropping them to 1-3 on the young season. The Sachems will host Moultonborough (2-0) and White Mtn (0-4) on Thursday and Friday this week.

Girls' lacrosse

The Golden Eagles picked up their first win of the season last Friday by beating Hopkinton 10-9. Gilford's only game this coming week will be on the road in Laconia on Wednesday afternoon, April 30. The Sachems will play back to back days, traveling to Pennacook to face off against Merrimack Valley on Thursday.

Belmont (0-1) will have four chances to gain their first win this week. The Red Raiders hit the road tonight and Monday, traveling to Conval and Derryfield. They will host Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, the first of a five game homestand for the Red Raiders. Belmont will wrap up the week on Thursday hosting Conval.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia will be back on the field Monday, after having 10 days off, when they travel to Gilford. The Sachems will return home for a matchup Tuesday against Conval and finish out the week on the road in Milford on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles will be home all week, hosting Laconia on Monday, Hopkinton on Wednesday, and Merrimack Valley on Thursday.


The Sachems will take to the diamond three days in a row, starting Monday when they play host to Gilford and Prospect Mountain on Tuesday. Laconia will round out the week in Belmont on Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles won the only game played last week 7-4 over Somersworth. They are in action tonight, hosting Prospect Mountain. Gilford will travel to Laconia on Monday and return home Wednesday to play Inter-Lakes.


Winnisquam rolled last week, scoring 22 runs in a win over Kearsarge last Friday and continued the hit parade, beating Franklin 10-3 on Wednesday. The 4-0 Bears will Host Bishop Brady on Monday, their only game this week.

Belmont's offense has produced a 3-0 start this season, winning all three games with ten or more runs scored. The Red Raiders beat Franklin 14-0 and Prospect Mountain 10-2 on the road last week. They will visit Newfound (2-0) on Monday and host Laconia on Wednesday.

The Sachems (1-0) have three consecutive games this week, hosting Gilford on Monday, Prospect Mountain on Tuesday, and heading to Belmont on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:23

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Gilford tennis finds fourth win

The Gilford High School girls' tennis team picked up its fourth win of the season on Friday, beating White Mountains 7 matches to 2.

White Mountains took both the top singles matche, won by Lisa Windeler, and the top doubles match, with Windeler paired with third-seeded singles player Emma Ainsworth. However, Gilford took the balance of the matches, with Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas, Sisi Remick and Brook Poll all winning their singles matches. Gilford also won the second and third doubles matches to improve its season record to 4-2.

The Golden Eagles were scheduled to play again yesterday afternoon at Berlin High School.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 06:37

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Round-up: Winnisquam, Belmont baseball teams start season with wins

The 2014 baseball season kicked off with wins for both Winnisquam and Belmont.The Winnisquam Bears opened up the season at home, beating White Mountain 5-4. The Bears hosted Gilford yesterday and will travel to Kearsarge this afternoon. Belmont topped Prospect Mountain 10-9 on Monday. The Red Raiders host Franklin today and Prospect Mountain on Monday.

Laconia traveled to Somersworth yesterday. The Golden Eagles traveled to Belmont yesterday and host Somersworth today at 4 p.m. Inter-Lakes will host Mascoma Valley in their season opener.


Gilford (1-0) rolled past Franklin (0-1) 9-2 on Monday afternoon. The Golden Eagles traveled to Winnisquam yesterday and will be home tonight, hosting Somersworth.

Belmont started the season 0-2 dropping games to Prospect Mountain 6-3 and Franklin 6-0. The Red Raiders are off until Monday when they travel to Prospect Mountain for a rematch of opening day. Winnisquam (0-1) fell to White Mountain to start the season and will travel to Kearsarge tonight, then Berlin on Monday.

The Sachems traveled to Somersworth yesterday. Laconia is off until next week.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia opened the season 1-1 over the first week. The Sachems lost the opener at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium to Plymouth 16-11 on Tuesday. They rebounded the following day on the road beating Kingswood 13-11. The Sachems have the upcoming week off.

Gilford fell at home to open the season 14-4 to Kearsarge on Monday. Tuesday's game versus Kennett has been postponed without a date set. The Golden Eagles are off this week.

Girls' lacrosse

The Sachems began the season 2-0, beating Plymouth 11-7 and Kingswood 9-7 at home. Laconia will not return to action until Wednesday, April 30.

Gilford lost the first game of the season to Kingswood 14-6. The Golden Eagles host Hopkinton tonight.

Belmont traveled to Pelham yesterday. All games played yesterday were played after the deadline for this article.

Girls' tennis

Gilford is 3-2 after the first two weeks of the young season. The Golden Eagles shutout the Sachems 9-0 on Monday, then lost on Wednesday to Littleton. Gilford will host White Mountain this afternoon. Laconia (1-3) rebounded from the loss to Gilford with a win on Wednesday over Plymouth 5-4. The Sachems are in Littleton today.

Boys' Tennis

Gilford continues to be dominant in NHIAA Division III play, going a perfect 4-0 to start the year. The Golden Eagles have yet to lose a match on the young season. Gilford will host White Mountain today.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:48

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Keene deals Laconia U15 lacrosse its first loss of season

The Laconia Sachems' U15 Boys Lacrosse team played host to opponents from Keene on a very cold, very wet Sunday morning. It was the first time that either team had been on a lined lacrosse field, as all practices up to this point had been held in a gym or on a parking lot. The Laconia boys came out fired up as attack Riley Roy recorded his team's first goal of the season on a nice pass from LSM Logan Bell. Roy's linemate Bailey Moore found the back of the net on the Sachems' next possession and Bell tallied his first of the season on a rocket shot right before the half. The late goal gave the Sachems a 3-0 lead going into the half. The second half belonged to the youngsters from Keene as the undermanned (15 players to Keene's 26) Sachems looked cold and tired. Keene was able to chip away at the Laconia lead and finally grabbed their first lead of the day with less than 2 minutes to play. Laconia went into an all-offensive mode and forced many scoring opportunities, but the Keene net minder was up to the challenge. When the horn sounded ending the rain soaked contest, Keene had pulled off the comeback 4-3 victory.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:33

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