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LMS boys' B team completes 2nd straight undefeated season

With wins over Alton (54-22) and Gilford (66-18), the LMS boys' B team completed its second straight undefeated season. Captains Logan Bell and Gage Cardinal, the only two returning players, finished their middle school careers with a perfect 30-0 regular season record.
Laconia started out fast in the Alton game and led 30-2 at the half. Christian Pinkney led all scorers with 14 points and 6 steals. Jack Maher had a strong offensive game with 10 points, Ryan Paiva 7 points 4 rebounds 3 steals, Jacob Steele points, Logan Bell, Gage Cardinal and Tyler Wardner had 4 points each. Cameron Gifford 3 points, Duncan Sirois 2 points and a strong defensive game, Christian Platon played well at the point and played tough defense, Noah Dickey played well defensively.
The Gilford game was more of the same with Laconia opening up a 41-10 half-time lead. Pinkney had his best game of the season, lighting it up for 23 points and 5 steals. Bell had a great all around game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists. Cardinal had 6 points and 8 rebounds.  Wardner 6 points, 7 rebounds. Platon had 5 points and 5 assists. Maher and Paiva had 4 points. Sirois and Steele had 3 points, Gifford 2 points, Dickey had a good defensive game with 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:49

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Ice racers induct young cancer survivor as honorary member

Sunday's blustery weather didn't slow down the racers or the fans at the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club's fourth event of the 2013 season.
Young Eric Adams was introduced to the drivers and made an honorary member of the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club. Eric was presented with a trophy as a winner in his battle against cancer along with an autographed goody bag and a Latchkey Cup sweatshirt. His family was given a gas card and a grocery card to help offset the extra expenses they have encountered. The donation was funded by the annual Latchkey benefit race held earlier in the season.
Chris Taylor won the Juniors Division. Rick Martel of Moultonborough took the trophy in the Modified Division. Northfield's Tim Chase, racing in his Toyota MR2, again dominated the 4-Cylinder Division. In the V8 Stock Division, Moultonborough's Matt Morrill won both feature races.
The Club's next event is scheduled for Sunday, ice conditions permitting, on either Lee or Berry Pond starting at 12:30. Check www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or the club's Facebook page for the latest status, information about upcoming events, photos and video.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:30

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LMS boys' A team takes 2nd at Winnisquam Invitational

The Laconia Middle School boy's A basketball team took home the second place trophy at this weekend's Winnisquam Invitational Middle School Tournament. The young Sachems started the tourney by dropping a tough one to their hosts, 34-31. Carter Doherty led his team with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Next up was the undefeated boys from Belmont. Trailing by 8 at the half, the Sachems regrouped and came out strong. Parker Minor and Dalibor Kresovic each scored a couple of three-point shots while Jake Filgate dropped 11 points. When the dust had settled the  Sachems had ended Belmont's perfect season with a 39-31 victory. Coach Rod Roy said "It was definitely the highlight of our season."
Next up was Alton. Once again it was Doherty who led the way. He had 14 points and 8 boards while Nick Drouin added 8 points and Drew Muzzey chipped in with 6 rebounds. With the 37-13 victory the Sachems captured the first seed heading into the semifinals. They played Alton one more time and this time it was Nick Murray with 10 points and Muzzey with 11 leading the way. The 50- 21 victory got the Sachems to the finals against Belmont. This time around the Red Raiders were able to handcuff the Sachems' offense and capture the victory 31-19. "It was a great tournament for us. Our defense was outstanding, and we shot lights out for most of the weekend. I'm proud of the hard work the kids put in." said Coach Roy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:28

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GHS girls' basketball finishes regular season at 14-4

The Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team overcame an early deficit on Friday to post a 40-38 win over Belmont. The Eagles finish the regular season at 14-4 and a earned a fifth seed in the NHIAA tournament. Gilford will host Campbell on Thursday night. 
Belmont, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a tourney berth, jumped out to an early 15-10 lead  behind the 3 point shooting of J. Robarge who sank 3 three pointers in the first quarter and finished with six threes on the night. Gilford battled back in the second quarter and took the lead 24-22 at the break. The third quarter was all even at 32. In the fourth the Eagles jumped out early and took a 40-32 lead with five minutes to go. The Red Raiders cut the margin to 2 with under a minute to play.
For Gilford Hayley Jakubens and Maddie Harris each scored 8 points and for Belmont J. Robarge scored 18 followed by C. Cadarette with 9.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:51

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