GHS cruises past Inter-Lakes

Gilford ran out to an early lead and never looked back in posting a 68-24 win over Inter-Lakes on Feb. 4. The Eagles jumped out to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter behind 10 points from Cassidy Bartlett. The second quarter was much the same as Gilford outscored the Lakers 20-6 to take a commanding 38-15 advantage at the break. The second half was much the same as the hosts outscored the visitors 30-9.
Gilford improved to 9-4 on the season. Cassidy Bartlett lead all scorers with 17 points. Kayla Orton added 13 points followed by Maddie Harris with 10. Mariah Nelson contributed with 6 points and Jordan Dean, Brid Fillion, Anna Malek and Alex Harris all scored 4 each. For Inter-Lakes Kaylee Converse scored 8 points followed by Lydia Swedberg with 5 points.

GHS swimmers close season at Lebanon meet

Gilford High School swim team ended its team season Friday at a meet hosted by Lebanon High School. Once again the team had many  performances to be proud of. Rebecca Cook placed first in the 50 free, 27.06 and 200 free. Michael Hart placed first in the 200 Individual medley and third in the 100 back. Owen Sanborn placed second in the 100 free with a 1:00.89 and 4th in the 200 free. Warren Thompson placed 3rd in the 100 breast and fourth in the 50 free with a 26.49. Katie Gingrich placed 6th in the 50 free and made another State Qualifying time in the 200 free at 2:29.71. Ayden Ernst placed 4th in the 100 free at 1:01.63 and 9th in the 50 free. Autumn Bos achieved a best time in the 100 free. Kaitlyn Egbert placed 7th in the 100 free with a 1:09.01 swimming a best time in the 100 back. Joseph Bonnell placed 7th in the 100 breast and swam a best time in the 50 free. Kyle Davies swam two best times in the 50 free and 100 free dropping a total of 9 seconds in both events from his first performance this season. Brendan Carkin swam a best time in the 50 free and the 100 back. Chrissy Leach swam the 50 free and achieved a best time in the 100 breast. Lisa Osborne for her last high school meet swam the 50 free and tried her hand at the 100 breast this week. The boys 100 medley relay swimming their best time all season with a 2:06.08, Michael Hart, Warren Thompson, Owen Sanborn and Ayden Ernst.

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.

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.