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LMS A boys' grab back-to-back wins

Down two of its starters, the bench for the LMS boys' A team stepped up big in earning a decisive 58-17 win over Alton on February 8. Ryan McCrea had a banner day with 14 points and six rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 13 points and four boards to go along with four steals. Parker Minor also played well dishing out five assists with picking off three Alton passes. Defensively, Christian Gaspa and Nick Drouin had three steals each. "It was nice to see the younger kids get some significant playing time and make some good contributions" said coach Rod Roy.
Playing arch rival Gilford on February 10, the team fought for a second strong victory. Led by Nick Murray, who had a season-high 12 points and 14 boards, the young Sachems would not be denied. Carter Doherty added 13 points and nine boards while point guard Jake Filgate, coming back from an ankle sprain, chipped in six points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had five assists. The team played well defensively, running a tough half court man-to-man and limiting Gilford's ability to shoot the ball. When the dust had settled, the Sachems had a 49-26 win, improving to 12-8 for the season.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:10

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BHS basketball teams win against Laconia

The Laconia High School boys' varsity basketball team took a 63-69 loss to Belmont on Feb. 7. The LHS boys now have a record of two wins, 12 losses for the season.
The LHS girls' varsity team also lost to the Red Raiders, by the score of 36 to 46, dropping to a record of 12 wins, four losses.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:06

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GHS girls top Somersworth

Gilford High School girls' varsity team posted a big Division 3 win over Somersworth on Thursday. The game was moved due to an approaching storm and played as the preliminary to the boys' contest. With the win the Eagles avenge an opening game loss to the Hilltoppers and improve to 12-4 on the season. Hayley Jakubens had a huge night for Gilford scoring a game and career high 29 points and a team high 12 rebounds. Gilford jumped out to an early 14-6 lead after the first quarter but Somersworth, behind standout guard Rachel Hill's 10 second quarter points, narrowed the the lead to 20-17 at the half. The third quarter was all Gilford as Jakubens scored 12 points and the Eagles expanded their lead to 38-29 entering the final quarter. Both teams traded baskets down the stretch and Gilford was able to control the ball and the tempo for the win. For Gilford Sarah Veazey and Abby Harris both added six points. Molly Dietrich added eight assists on the night. For Somersworth Hill, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this week, was high scorer with 21 points followed by Allie Francoeur with 5 points.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:05

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Antony Hubbard takes two 1st place finishes at state swim meet

Antony Hubbard, a junior at Belmont High School, took first place in both the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events held yesterday as part of the NHIAA Division II state swimming championship meet. He finished the 200 yard event in 1:48.63 and the 100 in 49.92.
Various other local swimmers participated in the meet.
Rebecca Cook, a Gilford High School freshman, finished third in the 200 yard freestyle. She also came in third in the 500 yard freestyle.
Kayla Phelps, a freshman at Laconia High School, swam to a sixth place finish in the 200 yard IM and a second place in the 100 backstroke.
Katie Gingrich, a Gilford High School sophomore, finished tenth in the 50 yard freestyle.
Winnisquam Regional junior Rachel Willcutt swam to a tenth place finish in the 100 yard butterfly and 11th in the 100 breaststroke.
A junior at Inter-Lakes, Sarah Sundius finished eighth in the 100 yard freestyle and seventh in the 100 breaststroke.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:02

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