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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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Laconia bowlers earn 3rd place finish

Laconia High School Bowling team made the trip to Dover Bowl on Saturday for the second match of the Season. Laconia's bowlers got their feet wet the week before at the kick off match in Raymond. All 12 schools that compete were at the kickoff. Laconia's day was done after two Baker matches but it was a good day for the 7 bowlers out of Laconia's 11 that competed. "Since 5 of the 7 bowlers had never competed before it was good for them to see and be a part of what is to come this season," said Shelly Batchelder, one of the team's coaches.
In Dover, Laconia joined host school Spaulding, Pinkerton and Keene. Each team bowled two games of standard games to determine seeding for the Baker roll off. Laconia was seeded fourth with 1288 behind Pinkerton with 1571, Keene with 1601 and top seed Spaulding with 1794. A Baker game is 5 bowlers each bowling 2 frames to make one score. Teams compete in best two out of three games. Laconia was up against Spaulding in the first match. Laconia lost first two games 134 to 128, 151 to 123. Laconia then went to face Pinkerton to determine 3rd and 4th place for the day. Laconia took the first game with 6 spares in the game, 137 to 127 and fell in the second game 134 to 141. Laconia regrouped, keeping the same line up and bowlers in place. The team rallied with 6 spares and 1 strike for a 155, 136 win. Laconia took 3rd place and earned a point in overall standing for the season. "Great day for Laconia. We built confidence and prove we can compete with other schools," commented Jack Batchelder , head coach. Laconia is a young team with only 4 bowlers returning and 7 new members. New bowlers have very little experience in bowling before joining the team. Leading the team this week in standard games was Nathan Batchelder with 149 and 161 for 310 followed by Pat Guyer and Rebecca Sirois, both with 266 series. Rebecca had the high game of the day with 163.
Laconia's next match will be Saturday, December 21st when they host Hollis-Brookline, Stevens and Souhegan at Funspot. Match starts at 11 a.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:27

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