Gilford coasts past Farmington for 10th win

The Gilford High School girls' basketball team jumped out to a 20-9 first quarter lead and coasted to the team's 10th win with a 58-38 decision over Farmington on Tuesday. Gilford extended their lead in the second quarter by outscoring the Tigers 15-2 to take a commanding 35-11 lead at the break.
On the night Jordan Dean lead all scorers with 12 points followed by Madison Harris with 10. Kayla Orton had 14 rebounds to go with her 8 points followed by Cassidy Bartlett with 8 points and 12 assists. Shannon Mercer added 7 points followed by Julia Harris with 5 points. Brid Fillion and Kelsey Buckly contributed with 3 points each and Stevie Orton added 2.
Gilford is back in action on Friday against Somersworth.

Three Gilford swimmers to participate in State Championship on Saturday

Gilford High School junior Katie Gingrich, senior Warren Thompson and sophomore Rebecca Cook have all qualified for the State Swimming Championship to be held Saturday, February 15. The top six swimmers from each event will go on to the Meet of Champions on Sunday, Feburary 16 and will compete against the top 6 swimmers from NHIAA's Division I. The swimmers are only allowed to swim two events. Gingrich qualified in four events this year, Cook qualified for 6 events. Cook be swimming the 100 and 200 free. Gingrich will be swimming the 50 free and 100 back. Thompson will be swimming the 100 breast.

Round-up: Bulldogs have Wolfpack's number this season

The Laconia Ice Arena was the place to be Wednesday night as Belmont-Gilford hosted rink rival Laconia-Winnisquam and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes skated against John Stark-Hopkinton.

The Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes Renegades struggled in the opening game, losing to JS-Hopkinton 11-4. The Renegades, down 3-2 in the second, were in reach until the Generals exploded with three straight goals to end the second period.

B-G took advantage of a five minute major in the first period to score an early goal. The second came just over four minutes later, seconds after the major expired. The Bulldogs did not look back, beating the Wolfpack 6-0. "When we go on a major power play, I like to score twice in those five minutes," said Belmont-Gilford coach Jay Londer. "Our kids responded tonight after the loss to Berlin."

The Bulldogs added two more before the buzzer sounded to end the first period. "I thought we had momentum, playing [well] in Berlin and beating up on Manchester West 10-1," responded Wolfpack coach TJ Galligan. "You can't win when you take 11 shots all game and only one in the third."

The Wolfpack were penalized 12 times on the evening. Two of which were five minute majors, both for hitting from behind. "We play well against B-G earlier in the season. I hate losing like this." Galligan continued " We have a lot of hockey left and our goal of reaching the playoffs is still in sight."

The Bulldogs added the final two goals late in the third period to round out the scoring.

Laconia-Winnisquam (4-8-1) will be the road team tomorrow night at the LIA against the Renegades and will host Kearsarge on Wednesday.

Belmont-Gilford will head to Kearsarge tomorrow and look to avenge the loss to Berlin on the road Wednesday.

Girls' basketball

Laconia's winning streak ended at four on Tuesday night, losing to Winnisquam (8-8) 45-39. The Sachems are currently sitting in the ninth spot of the NHIAA Division III standings with three regular season games remaining. The girls will be in action tonight when they host 7-8 Belmont. Laconia is 2-0 this season against the Red Raiders. The Sachems will host Gilford Tuesday night to close out the home schedule.

Gilford, coming off of a convincing 58-38 win Tuesday against Farmington, will host Somersworth tonight. Both teams are knotted up in the seventh spot in the DIII standings 10-5. Gilford will finish out the regular season by visiting Laconia on Tuesday and hosting Belmont next Friday.

Belmont is one game under .500 (7-8) with three games remaining starting tonight in Laconia, at home against Farmington and ending the year next Friday at Gilford.

Boys' basketball

The Sachems have struggled as of late, dropping the last three games, the most recent a 75-68 loss to Winnisquam. Laconia (8-5) will have a good opportunity to get a win tonight against 1-12 Belmont. The Sachems will stay on the road Tuesday in Gilford. Laconia defeated the Golden Eagles at home 67-62 in the only meeting this season.

Gilford (10-3) will host Somersworth (4-10) tonight and the Sachems on Tuesday.

Winnisquam (11-3) will put their five game win streak on the line tonight when they host 4-10 Newfound Regional. Thursday will see Winnisquam head to Mascoma Valley.

Registration open for Lakes Region Flag Football

The Lakes Region Flag Football League, an NFLFlag youth program, is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region area between the ages of 4 and 17. The league has five co-ed age divisions: 4-6; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 and 15-17 (or high school senior).

Flag football is a non-contact sport that offers all the fun and teamwork of football and is played in a 5-on-5 format. The sport requires no helmets or special equipment of any kind.

Online registration has begun and can be done right from the comfort of one's own home at your convenience. Sign-up at:

Registration fee for the Spring 2014 season is $65 inclusive. Each player will receive an NFL Flag reversible team jersey and a set of NFL flags to keep. Credit card payments are accepted online, and checks are also accepted via mail. Payment is not necessary to the registration process.

Hour-long practices are one night per week and hour-long weekend games (mostly Saturdays) in the spring are played at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field.

The LRFFL also offers a women's spring flag football league and a men's summer flag football league.

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