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.

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.

Inter-Lakes unified volleyball notches win #1

The inaugural season of Unified Coed Volleyball at Inter-Lakes High School got off to a great start on Wednesday at John Stark High School in Weare. The Lakers swept the Generals in straight sets, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17. TJ Brown led the team with eight service points, one kill and three sets. Debbie Bickford had a strong game with five service points and four passes. Pauline Donaldson recorded six points, including an ace and Anna Brown added three points. Seventeen team members contributed to the solid win.

Gilford girls' tennis bests Laconia but falls to Littleton

The Gilford High School girls' tennis team stands at 3-2 after posting a 9-0 win against Laconia on Monday and falling to Littleton on Wednesday. Monday's contest was closer than the final result would indicate, though, as Laconia's top three singles players – Mikayla Bordeau, Rebecca Dragon and Kailey Nute – each lost their matches by only two games.

Winning matches for Gilford were all of the the singles players: top-seeded Lindsey Corsack, followed by Emily Hanf, Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas and Sisi Remick. Combining as doubles teams, the Gilford players were similarly able to handle their Laconia opponents.

Littleton got the better of Gilford on Wednesday, handing the Golden Eagles a 7-2 defeat.

Corsack won the first-seeded singles match 8-2, but none of the other Gilford players were able to surpass their opponents. Gilford's only other win of the day came from the doubles team of Lines/Vieten.Gilford will have a chance to earn its fourth win this afternoon, when White Mountains visits.