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Round-up 12-19

Girls Basketball

The Laconia Sachems (1-2) dropped the only game played this week to White Mountains (1-3) 46-34. Tuesday's game at Franklin has been rescheduled to Monday, January 6 at Franklin Middle School. The Sachems will host Farmington tonight at Laconia High School for the final game before the holiday break.

Belmont won its first game of the season against Farmington before suffering losses to Franklin and Somersworth. Tuesday night's game vs Winnisquam was canceled with no make up date posted. Belmont will host Berlin tonight before the break.

Gilford is four for four on the fresh season, downing Franklin 52-37 last Friday and defeating Inter-Lakes on Wednesday, 36-28.  Inter-Lakes dropped its first four games of the season and will hope to find the win column tonight when the team hosts Farmington.

Winnisquam (1-2) surrendered its second game of the season, losing to Berlin last Friday 55-44. The team heads to Bow on Monday night.

Boys Basketball

Laconia (1-0) began the 2013/24 campaign with a two point victory over White Mountain 50-48 on Dec. 13. The Sachems are on the road tonight at Farmington (1-0).

Belmont (0-1) dropped the season opener to Somersworth. The Red Raiders head to Berlin (2-0) tonight.

Gilford survived a late run by Franklin to hold on to a 48-42 victory last Friday. The Golden Eagles picked up their second win with a 92-51 decision against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes dropped their opener last Friday against Prospect Mountain, 81-55. After posting a loss against Gilford, the Lakers will hope to earn their first win tonight, when the team hosts Somersworth.

Winnisquam suffered their first loss of the year in Berlin, 85-70. Winnisquam will travel to Bow on Monday night.

All of the games scheduled on Tuesday were canceled due to the weather. No make up date has been set for the Winnisquam– Belmont game.

Boys Hockey

The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack opened the season Thursday night on the road at Portsmouth. Belmont-Gilford hosted the season opener Wednesday and earned a strong 6-2 win over Kennett. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes traveled to Berlin on Wednesday for an 8-0 loss.

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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 08:42

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Pee Wee Lakers knock in 7 against Berlin

The Lakes Region Pee Wee I team, sponsored by Fay's Boat Yard, had two home games on Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Berlin Pee Wee team made the trek down the mountain to play the Lakers. The teams played competitively, passing the puck from end to end. Jacob Maheux, in net for the first half of the game for the Lakers, made some great saves, despite the fast-handed Berlin forwards. It wasn't until four minutes left of the first period that the Lakers finally penetrated the Berlin end. Cole Reid put the first goal up on the board, with great passes from teammates Nate Cammack and Trevor Gallagher. The opposing team quickly knocked the puck down the Laker end, but they were no match for Maheux. The Lakers came out strong in the second period and it was not far into the 2nd that the dynamic duo of Brendan Hanaway and Cole Reid put another one up on the board, this time Hanaway scoring with a great pass from Reid. Berlin saw their opportunity from the center ice face-off to take the puck down the Laker end, but defense girl Camille Pollak wouldn't hear of it. She quickly broke up the Berlin forward play and shot the puck against the boards to fly toward the Berlin goalie. Again, Reid and Hanaway saw the opportunity and took it. This time Reid scoring with a solid pass from Hanaway. The score was now 3-0, Lakers in the middle of the second period. Reid had the puck on the end of his stick. He rifled it to Laker Trevor Gallagher to put the Lakers up for another goal, 4-0. Colin McGreevy took the net for the Lakers to start the third period. Laker Blake Dunlap stole the puck from a Berlin forward and with a bolt he was gone to the opposing end. Despite his great slap-shot, the Berlin net-minder managed to stop it. Laker Trevor Gallagher got a hold of the puck and after passing to Laker Cole Reid, Reid passed to Brendan Hanaway to start off the third with another goal. Berlin's offense wouldn't stand for it and hurried down the Laker end, bombarding goalie McGreevy. Colin's quick hands fought them off fast and Berlin never managed to score. Laker Patrick Mohan kept the puck out of the Laker zone with his forceful stick-handling. Hanaway got another hold of the puck and brought it to the opposing end and scored, unassisted. The score was now 6-0, Lakers. The Lakers weren't done, though. Nate McCarvill accepted a pass from Hanaway and dropped a goal in the back of the net to make the final score 7-0, Lakers. The team's afternoon game was just as exciting with a win over the Cyclones from Hudson, 4-0. Scorers for the Lakers were: Trent Fountain with a pass from Blake Dunlap; Brendan Hanaway with a pass from Trevor Gallagher; Cole Reid unassisted and another goal from Reid with a pass from Brendan Hanaway.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:42

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LMS girls' A team splits a pair of games

The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team picked up a win over Winnisquam but was bested by Bow in recent play.

Laconia earned a 45-11 win against Winnisquam on Dec. 11. Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier with 11, Devon Mello 10 ( two 3-pointers), Bella Smith 8, and Becca Howe 8. Coach Chick Tautkus said, "the girls played hard and as a team with very aggressive defense."

Laconia's offense was not as productive the following day, Dec. 12, when the team lost to Bow, 31-22.  Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier 6, Devon Mello 5, Lindsey Drouin 4.

The game was tied 13-13 at the half. Tautkus said, "Delia Cormier played a tremendous game. She had 15 rebounds and 10 steals.," he also recognized Devon Mello, who again scored from beyond the three-point arc.

In the second half, Laconia was out scored 18 to 9 as Bow was able to convert numerous foul shots while the LMS girls struggled from the line.

The team will face Belmont and Kennett this week. Laconia Middle School will be hosting a Holiday Tournament on Dec. 23, 26 and 27.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:33

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LMS boys' 2nd win comes against Bow

The Laconia Middle School boys' A team traveled south to tip off against opponents from Bow and came away with the team's second win of the season. Sachems center Logan Bell put on a clinic as he scored 22 points, had 13 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 blocked shots. Forward Ryan Paiva (the team's only 7th grader) chipped in 9 points while forward Drew Muzzey had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Feeding the ball to their scorers were small forward Ryan McCrea with 4 assists and point guard Christian Gaspa with 3 assists. The Bow offense found out how difficult it was to move the ball against Laconia's stingy defense. Shooting guard Dan Engelson had 6 steals and small forward Riley Roy added 3 of his own. The young Sachems visited Belmont on Monday
followed by their home opener against Kennett on Wednesday before the school hosts its annual Christmas Tournament.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:30

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