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LHS athletic round-up: football team in must-win situation

The Laconia High School football team (2-4) was shutout 37-0 on Saturday in Plymouth. Laconia only managed 115 yards of offense as the Bobcats (6-0) remained undefeated on the season. The Bobcats, led by senior quarterback Colin Sullivan and Jared Kuehl, controlled the tempo from the opening whistle. Kuehl had two scores, one receiving and the other on the ground, while Sullivan threw for two and ran for another.

Laconia will host Lebanon (2-4) tonight at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium. The Sachems are in a must win situation if they want to keep their hopes alive of playing in NHIAA's Division II playoff tournament.

Boys' Soccer

The soccer team improved to 10-4 this week after splitting a pair of games in Division III play. The win came when Laconia traveled to Tilton to take on Winnisquam (2-10-1). The Sachems extended the winning streak to seven with a 5-2 win. Laconia could not continue their winning ways in Gilford (10-2-1) on Wednesday afternoon when they fell 5-1.

The boys are away on Tuesday when they travel to Belmont (6-6-1).

Girls' Soccer

The girls' team battled to a scoreless tie last Thursday when they hosted Division III powerhouse Belmont (11-2-1). The Sachems would continue the scoring drought losing 1-0 to Kingswood on Tuesday as the Knights notched their first win of the season to improve to 1-12.

The Sachems host Inter-Lakes (9-4) today at Robbie Mills Field. Laconia will try to avenge the 1-0 loss to the Knights when Kingswood comes to town on Tuesday.

Field Hockey

The Sachems went 1-1 on the week to improve to 8-5 on the season. The week started Friday night when they hosted undefeated Gilford (11-0-2), where the girls fell 2-1. On Tuesday the Sachems traveled to Bethlehem where they would shutout Profile School (1-12) 2-0.

The Sachems finished the regular season last night hosting 6-7 Somersworth.


The Laconia girls volleyball team split a pair of games this past week ending the week with a 4-7 record. On Friday the Sachems swept 2-10 Fall Mountain 3-0. On Tuesday the girls traveled to Hanover (9-3) only to return home with a 3-0 loss.

This week the girls play host to 10-2 Gilford on Tuesday night and travel to Conway to take on Kennett (1-12) Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 October 2013 06:48

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BHS volleyball earns win over Prospect Mountain

The Belmont High School volleyball team defeated Prospect Mountain in three sets, 29-27, 25-19, 26-24 on Friday for the team's 11th win of the season. Belmont's Megan Bailey recorded three aces, two kills, three digs and 28 assists. Jessie Bergeron had an ace, four kills and 23 digs. Shannon Conway had five kills, one block and two digs. Alyssa Woods had seven kills and five digs, while Ashley Ortiz and Sam Lugar provided strong back row defense.

Said coach Melissa Miner, "The Red Raiders went into this match knowing that the last time they met the Timberwolves it took them five sets to win the match. Going into this match we knew that we did not want it to go to five sets, it takes a lot out of a team when you do. The Timberwolves are a strong team, they definitely made us work for our win, but we stayed positive throughout the night and we fought for every point." Belmont's record is now 11-1. The team is scheduled to play again on Wednesday against Inter-Lakes.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:11

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LHS boys' soccer wins 7th in a row

The Laconia High School boys' soccer team extended its winning streak to seven after defeating Winnisquam 5-2 on Thursday. Jake Sykes scored twice in the first half for the Sachems, assisted by Aidan Dean each time. James Salta also scored for Laconia. Winnisquam's Nick Welch, unassisted, put his team on the board for a 3-1 score at half time. Jake Sykes switched from scorer to assist specialist in the second half, feeding Andrew Sykes and Dean for Laconia's final two goals. Welch, unassisted again, scored for Winnisquam to close the game. Laconia keeper Panthavy Pradachith made seven saves in the game, while Winnisquam's Mike Buxton stopped 14.

Laconia's record improved to 10-3. The Sachems are scheduled to face the Golden Eagles of Gilford on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 07:01

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Another win for Inter-Lakes, another hat trick for Rotonnelli

Caitlin Rotonnelli scored another 4 goals in Thursday's 7-2 win at Newport. This gives her 31 for the season with 4 more games to go, breaking last season's record of 26. This is also Rotonnelli's 9th hat trick for this season.
Rotonnelli broke the ice within the first ten minutes for a goal with an assist from Sarah Dunlap. Newport scored to match and then Kaylee Converse landed a low far post shot for the second Inter-Lakes goal of the half with an assist from Daniele Boucher.
Converse grabbed her second of the game soon into the second half with another assist from Dunlap. Newport then had a corner kick that bounced off an Inter-lakes player for their second and final goal. Rotonnelli finished the half scoring 3 more goals with assists from Madelyn Edgar and two more assists from Dunlap. Dunlap had four assists for the game as well as a goal of her own in the second half with an assist from Charlotte Morrow. Next game is home against Belmont on Tuesday. The Lakers are currently undefeated on their home turf.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 06:46

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