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Gilford boys' team opens season with win over Franklin

FRANKLIN — Gilford survived a late run by Franklin to hold on to a 48-42 victory in the Division III opener for the Golden Eagles. Franklin evened things up 39-39 with two and a half minutes remaining, but Gilford responded on the next possession with a three from junior Patrick Scannell (3 points). Gilford did not give up a field goal from that point on.

Gilford started the evening a little slow, scoring only seven points in the first quarter. "We started out cold. We missed the first six three-point attempts," said Gilford coach Chip Veazey. "Franklin played well tonight." The Golden Tornadoes were led by point guard Kenny Torres, who had 19 points on the night. 14 of which came in the first half.

Gilford found its rhythm in the third quarter, feeding the ball to junior Josh Joyce (22 points) and Kyle Gaudet (8 points). "I felt as though we defended Joyce well until he started getting free in the second half," said Franklin coach Jim Cilley. "We lost the game on defense. This team responded well considering how young they are," Cilley continued. "Our two kids from last season only have four wins, and the JV kids from last season didn't win once." Dana Bean was the second leading scorer for Franklin with nine points.

Both teams will be in action on Tuesday night when Gilford hosts Inter-Lakes and Franklin heads to Laconia.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 08:54

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2 wins for Laconia Pee Wee I hockey team

The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Pee Wee I team, sponsored by Fay's Boat Yard, had a successful weekend of hockey. On Saturday the team traveled to Keene to play their Pee Wee team. The Lakers defeated Keene 7-2 with a hat-trick scored by the Lakers' Cole Reid and a playmaker scored by Brendan Hanaway. Trevor Gallagher added 2 goals under his belt and Trent Fountain took credit for another. Hanaway also had a goal, assisted by Reid. Nate Cammack, a brick defensive body for the Lakers, chalked up an assist as well in the game. The Lakers prevailed once again on Sunday, when the team hosted the Plymouth Predators. It was a close game, back and forth. Jacob Maheux was in net for the first half of the game for the Lakers and stopped many of the Predators shots. Reid achieved the first goal of the game, unassisted. With a great pass from Trevor Gallagher, Reid scored again, making the game 2-0 Lakers. The Predators fought back and came back with a quick goal, score now 2-1 end of 1st. Nate Cammack and Nate McCarvill both strong players for the Lakers, bounced the puck out of the home zone each time the Predators tried to score. The Predators came back with another goal quickly into the 2nd, making it a tie game. Colin McGreevy, now entering the net for the Lakers was determined to let nothing between the pipes. Blake Dunlap rushed the puck a few times into the Predator zone, but their defense quickly whipped it away. Trent Fountain was there with a big pass from Will Roberge. Fountain took a shot on net, but the Predator goalie managed to save it. Reid got another one past the opposing team's goalie, unassisted and it was now 3-2, Lakers. The Predators were coming on strong. Patrick Mohan, a hulk defense for the Lakers, stopped the Predator forwards from going into his team's zone. The Predators managed to find a path to the Laker end, tieing the game up in the 2nd, 3-3. Back to the middle for the face-off, defender Camille Pollak wasn't letting anything past her. She knew it was a close game and stood tough. Center Brendan Hanaway found the puck and entered a pathway through the Predators, with a quick, precise pass to Cole Reid, Reid put another one in the back of the net for a 4-3 win. Reid then earning himself another hat-trick for the weekend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:09

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Inter-Lakes vs. Moultonborough Academy alumni game scheduled

The Inter-Lakes High School and Moultonborough Academy High School Classes of 2016 are hosting an I-LHS vs. MA Alumni Basketball Night on Saturday, January 11.

The games will be held at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith with the women's game starting at 6 p.m. and the men's game starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students and seniors. There will be a 50/50 raffle and concessions will be sold.

The Inter-Lakes women's alumni team is still in need of players. If you are a varsity basketball alumnus who would like to join the team, please email Grace Ainsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Come out and fill the bleachers as you cheer for your alma mater. For more information, please contact Whitney Beaulac at Moultonborough Academy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Grace Ainsworth at Inter-Lakes High School ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:05

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Round-up: Boys' basketball starts this week

Local boys' high school basketball teams will start their season tonight, while the girls' teams are entering their second week of play. Ice hockey teams will face off to start their competitive season on Wednesday and Thursday.

Girls' basketball

The Laconia Sachems (1-1) split the first two games of the season, dropping the first game of the year 50-26 to Newfound in Bristol on Friday night. The Sachems opened up the home schedule on Tuesday with a narrow three point victory over Winnisquam 48-45. The girls will host White Mountain tonight and travel to Franklin on Tuesday.

Belmont went 1-1 last week and will host Somersworth tonight and travel to Franklin Tuesday. Gilford is perfect on the year with two wins and will be home vs. Franklin tonight. Gilford will next will travel to Meredith on Tuesday to take on Inter-Lakes. Inter-Lakes dropped the first two games of the season over the last week and will host Prospect Mountain this evening. Winnisquam (1-1) will travel to Berlin tonight and play host to Belmont Tuesday.

Boys' basketball

Laconia begins its season this evening when the team travels to Whitefield to take on White Mountain Regional. The Sachems will try to improve upon the 5-13 record last season. On Tuesday Laconia will host Franklin for the home opener.

Tonight's action will include Gilford at Franklin, Belmont at Somersworth, Inter-Lakes at Prospect Mountain, and Winnisquam will play host to Berlin.

Boys' ice hockey

The high school hockey season is set to begin Wednesday for the teams that Laconia Ice Arena home. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes will begin the year on the road in Berlin. While Gilford- Belmont will open up the LIA schedule hosting Kennett. The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack open up their season Thursday night on the road vs Portsmouth.

Lac-Winn will face off against Manchester West at home, while B/G will head to Hollis Brookline and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes travel to Souhegan on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:03

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