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LMS girls' A team wins Winnisquam tournament

The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team won the Winnisquam Basketball Tournament this past weekend with a 41-31 overtime win against. The girls won two games on Saturday and three games Sunday to claim the championship trophy.
Saturday, the girls opened up with a victory over Alton and followed up with a 37 to 27 victory over Gilford. On Sunday, the girls started the day by beating Hopkington 35 to 16.
In the semi-final round on Sunday, Laconia beat Alton again, this time by a score of 35 to 6. Leading scorers were Rylee Littlefield with 8, Cheyanne Zappala with 7, and Amelia Clairmont and Jerra Kirk each with 6. Delia Cormier, Katie George, and Lily Johnson all had solid floor games.
In the finals, Kirk led all scorers with 9, followed by Zappala with 7. Clairmont , Bella Smith and  Cormier each had 5 points. Helen Tautkus and Allyssa Miner had 4 points.
Although they were behind most of the game, the Lady Sachems never gave up. The guard trio of  Tautkus, Smith and Zappala were pivotal in forcing Gilford into numerous turnovers in regulation and in the overtime, said coach Chick Tautkus, adding that Kirk and Miner were "rebounding machines".

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 23:52

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LHS boys' basketball team wins 3 of final 4 games

The Laconia High School boys' basketball team closed out its season with a 46-38 win at Newfound on Feb. 20. The Sachems were led by Aidan Dean with 21 points and Jake Sullivan with 14 points. The Sachems finished the season in strong fashion winning, winning three out of their last four games with two wins coming against playoff teams. Over this stretch, according to coach Stephen McDonough, the team played very well defensively with contributions from Jon Pelkey, Riley Stone, and Ryan Stone.
The team is hosting a raffle for a pair of tickets to the March 29 Boston Celtics game against the Atlanta Hawks. Cost of each raffle ticket is $2 and all proceeds go to the Laconia boys' basketball program.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:19

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LHS JV boys finish season with 11 wins

The Laconia High School junior varsity boys' basketball team concluded the season on a high note with a 62-38 victory over Newfound on Wednesday. Laconia's scoring was lead by Cody Greenwood with 12 points and 8 assists, Kyle Chiasson with 10 points and 4 assists, James Salta with 8 points and Nick Blake had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Brandan Mooney, Andrew Salta, Nate Batchelder, Gage Baker, Josh Emond, Connor Doherty, Dylan Dockham, Jordan McCrea, and Andre McNeill also made mutltple contributions to the team effort. Laconia ends its season with a 11 win season.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:18

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LHS bowling team finishes season in 9th place

The Laconia High School bowling team competed Saturday at Spare time lane in Manchester. Laconia finished the regular season in ninth place among the 11 teams in the state. LHS was knocked out in a first-round match against Spaulding; Souhegan was the overall winner.
Laconia started Saturday's match on fire, with a strike from Cheyenne Noyes, spare by Aaron Smith and strike by Trevor Lange. Laconia went on to take the first two games from Spaulding. The match went back and forth and Laconia pushed it to game seven but came up a little short. Said coach Jack Batchelder, "The team was determined to do their best today. They had confidence needed to be winners." Laconia's Baker game averages for the season was 115. On Saturday the average for the 7 games was 126. Laconia's other bowlers were Zina LaBrie, Samantha Batchelder and substitutes, Katie Doherty, Tony Roy and Lily Chanthasak. All players contributed in the seven game match and  had at least one mark in the effort. 
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Zina LaBrie and Samantha Batchelder will compete in individual state finals on Saturday. The individual championship competition is made up of the top 64 bowlers in the state and split into two divisions. Zina finished season in 50th place with a 138.56 average while Samantha was 59th with 134.06. The match starts at 11:30am in Manchester.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:17

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