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Round-up: Laconia, Gilford girls building momentum

The Laconia High School girls' team has strung together three consecutive wins to improve to 8-5. Laconia will carry the momentum to Berlin (3-9) tonight to face a team that has dropped eight of their last nine games. The Sachems will only face one team with a winning record in the final five games. Laconia will head to 6-8 Winnisquam on Tuesday.

The Gilford Golden Eagles (9-4) will take their own three game win streak to White Mountains (7-8) tonight. Last week Gilford beat Farmington 50-27 and Inter-Lakes 68-24. Tuesday the Golden Eagles will host Farmington for the second time in as many weeks.

Friday night will also feature 6-8 Winnisquam at Belmont (6-7). Tuesday has Franklin at Belmont and Newfound at Inter-Lakes.

Boys' basketball

Friday night features a key NHIAA Division III matchup in Laconia as the Sachems (8-3) host 8-2 Berlin. Both teams are vying for a first round bye in postseason play. Laconia's only division III loss came back in December to the Tigers of Farmington. The two other losses were against DII powerhouse Plymouth Regional.

The Golden Eagles of Gilford boast an 8-3 record of their own coming into tonight's action against White Mountains. The boys will be tested on Tuesday night when they travel to Farmington, who they beat 57-43 a week ago.

Winnisquam (10-3) will have the weekend to prepare for Tuesday night's tilt against the Sachems. Tuesday will also see Belmont at Franklin and Inter-Lakes at Newfound.


The Wolfpack earned their third win on the season 4-1, highlighted by a hat trick from Dakota Tyno against ConVal last Saturday. Wednesday's snowstorm threw a wrench into the local hockey schedule, pushing the Laconia-Winnisquam at Portsmouth match to February 25. The Wolfpack will take the time to rest up for a three game stretch that starts on Saturday in Berlin. Laconia-Winnisquam then heads to Manchester West on Monday and finally back at the Laconia Ice arena on Wednesday as the visitor against Belmont-Gilford.

The Bulldogs stay home this week facing off against the Renegades of Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes Saturday and the Wolfpack on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:57

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LMS boys still perfect after 14

The Sachems started off their week with a road game at Kingswood. Kingswood's height had Coach Roy concerned, but center Logan Bell quickly put those concerns to rest. He was able to drop 17 points, grab 7 boards, and dish off a season high 5 assists. Forward Drew Muzzey chipped in 7 pts, as did small forward Riley Roy (a season high for him). Noah Cruz added 6 points and led the defensive charge with 5 steals. Bell, Ryan Paiva, and Christian Gaspa each had 3 steals to help keep the Kingswood team at bay. When the smoke cleared, Laconia had its 12th victory of the season, 60-37.

Laconia next played host to Winnisquam. Despite a sluggish start, the young Sachems were able to pound out a 44-17 victory. Muzzey spearheaded the offense with 8 points. The rest of the scoring was balanced as Roy, Paiva and Bell chipped in 7 apiece while Jack Maher added 6. Paiva and Bell had a big afternoon on the boards with 9 and 7 rebounds respectively. The defense was solid once again. Bell had 4 steals while Gaspa and shooting guard Parker Minor picked off 3 each from the Bear's offense.

The Sachems finished off the week playing host to Inter-Lakes. The big men took over in this one as Paiva led all scorers with 14 pts and 8 boards. Bell had 11 and 9, Muzzey 11 and 3, and Ryan McCrea had 12 and 4. The bigs even played a little defense as Muzzey and Bell had 3 steals each and McCrea and Noah Cruz had a pair of steals apiece. As the week ended, the Sachems found themselves on the good side of the 67-34 victory and a nice 14-0 record going into the final week of the season.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 09:32

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Lakes Region Youth Hockey Squirt team wins cup at Marlborough Tournament

Last weekend, Lakes Region Youth Hockey's Allan Gilbert Builders Squirt One team won the Challenge Cup at the Marlborough Tournament.

Friday morning was the beginning of the 5 game battle, taking on the Brewster Bulldogs for a 8-1 win. The following game that very day was against a tough team from Nantucket that fought the Lakers to a 0-0 tie after two periods. The Lakers finally broke through in the third period on the way to a 4-0 win.

After a very long rest on Saturday, the Lakers competed in a 6 p.m. game against Duxbury, Mass. The Lakers came out with an impressive 8-0 victory and with it the first seed going in the semi-finals early morning on Sunday.

Sunday morning, the Dover Stars were no match for the Lakers. The Lakers took the 9-1 win.

In front of a an excited crowd, the Lakers faced off in the championship game against the 3rd seed Wesley, Mass. From the drop of the puck, the game was a well fought battle between two great teams. The Lakers were able to pull off the win 3-2.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 09:21

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GHS girls earn win over Farmington

Gilford overcame a sluggish first half to run its record to 8-4 with a 50-27 win over Farmington. The Eagles, playing their first game after an eight day layoff, had trouble converting in the first quarter and took a slim 5-3 lead after one. They pushed the lead to 19-14 at the half. The second half was all Gilford as they outscored the Tigers 31-13. For Gilford Jordan Dean led all scorers with 14 points,7 rebounds and 5 steals. Maddie Harris added a double double on the night with 13 points to go along with a team high 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Cassidy Bartlett added 7 points followed by Kayla Orton and Kelsey Buckley who both contributed with 6 apiece. Brid Fillion and Julia Harris both scored 2 points to round out the scoring.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 February 2014 09:14

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