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U11 lacrosse Sachems beat Exeter 8-3

The Laconia U11 Sachems lacrosse team continued its winning ways, beating opponents from Exeter, 8-3. Providing the offensive firepower for the young Sachems were middie Nate Cammack with 4 goals and 3 assists, attack Bryce McCrea with 3 goals, and middie Caleb Roy added his first goal of the season. The defensive unit, led by Jacob Marshal, Ayden Duncan, and Jesse Goupil, were stingy as usual. They managed to limit the Exeter offense to only 7 shots on goal. Middies Demitri Zimmer and Ryan Whitton helped control the game as they were able to win a majority of the ground balls and keep the ball in the hands of their high powered offense.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:55

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Gilford girls' tennis wins two of three matches this week

Gilford traveled to Kingswood on Monday where the team earned a 5-4 win. Gilford scored in singles play thanks to Charleyne Panner and Lindsey Corsack. All three doubles teams of Cheralynn Corsack/Panner, Lindsey Corsack/Emily Hanf, and Abby Lines/Kayla Vieten came away with wins.
The team suffered its first loss of the season at Littleton on Tuesday, a 5-4 decision. The top three singles matches went to Gilford – earned by Cheralynn Corsack, Panner and Emily Hanf, the only other point for Gilford was won by the top doubles team.
On Wednesday, at Inter-Lakes, Gilford improved to 10 wins, one loss, after a 9-0 win. 
Gilford was scheduled to host Bow yesterday evening.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:54

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Gilford softball defeats Inter-Lakes 22-0

The Gilford High School softball team beat Inter-Lakes by the score of 22-0 on May 6, a game called after four and a half innings by way of the mercy rule. Gilford now has a record of 9 and 1.
Gilford used an 18 hit attack, including 6 doubles, led by Lisa Osborne who went 5/5 with 1 double and 7 RBIs, Abby Harris 4/4 with 1 double and 2 RBIs, Sydney Strout 2/4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs, Mikaela Mattice 2/2 with 1 double and 3 RBIs and Paige Laliberte with 1 double. Other Gilford players to contribute to the offense with a hit apiece were Sarah Lachapelle, Kelsey Buckley, Hannah Chase and Caitlin Houston.
Gilford scored 2 runs in the 1st inning when Sydney Strout hit a double, was replaced on the bases by courtesy runner Kristina Hayden who scored on a Lisa Osborne double. Osborne scored on a wild pitch. Gilford scored 5 more in the 2nd highlighted by Abby Harris' one run double, Mikaela Mattice's one run double and Kelsey Buckley's 1 run single. Gilford then exploded for 12 runs in the 3rd inning highlighted by Lisa Osborne's 2 singles and 4 RBIs, Abby Harris' 2 singles and 1 RBI, Paige Laliberte's 2 run double, and Mikaela Mattice's 1 run single. In the 4th inning Gilford added 3 more runs on a Sydney Strout 1 run double and a Lisa Osborne 2 run single.
Sydney Strout was the winning pitcher and finished with 8 strikeouts, gave up 3 hits and walked one.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:53

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A loss & a win for Belmont girls' lacrosse

The Holderness JV team handed Belmont High School girls' lacrosse team its first defeat of the season on May 6, thwarting Belmont's  offense with hot goaltending. Holderness left the field with a hard-earned 11-3 victory. With the defeat, Belmont falls to 5-1-1 on the season.
Despite the score, the game featured continuous back and forth action with each team having opportunities to score. Belmont peppered the Holderness net with 13 shots in the first half. The Lady Raiders had numerous chances to score but the Holderness goalie was equal to the task, holding the home team to a single goal. Holderness went in to the break with a 6-1 advantage.
Belmont kept the pressure on in the second half with 12 more shots and several more chances to score. Two shots found the back of the net but as in the first half, the Holderness netminder stymied the Belmont offense, turning aside 10 shots to preserve the win for the visitors 11-3.
Kaitlyn Berry, Allivia Burbank and Anna Scott had single tallies for Belmont. Taylor Becker stopped 3 shots in the first half and Alexa Robbins stopped six in the second half.
Belmont bounced back the following day with a 12-8 win against visitors from Pinkerton Academy. Berry, Burbank and Emily Ennis each recorded a hat trick to return the Belmont High School Girl's Lacrosse Team to the win column.
Three minutes into the contest Belmont scored to take a lead they would never relinquish. The first half was fairly evenly played with both sides having chances to score. The action went back and forth with the teams trading offensive rushes and defensive stops. Belmont took a 5-3 lead into halftime until the officials ruled that Pinkerton had scored on a previous play, cutting the lead to 5-4.
In the second half the Lady Red Raiders found their rythym. The girls went up by two, then three. Pinkerton tried to chip away at the lead but the Belmont defense remained strong and the offense was able to continue scoring. A key  goal was scored when Clorissa Roode threw a one-timer into the back of the net on a feed from Anna Scott standing behind the net. After trading goals, Belmont held on for the 12-8 victory improving to 6-1-1 on the year.
In addition to the three hat tricks, Zoe Zeller scored twice, Roode once and both Burbank and Scott recorded two assists. Goaltender Alexa Robbins turned aside 10 shots in the contest. Maddi Blajda, Jen Hamilton and Sarah Thayer played well in the offensive end of the field.
Belmont travels to North Conway to take on Mount Washington Valley on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 11:50

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