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Chiefs in position to fight for playoff spot

The Laconia Chiefs U5 team hosted the Keene Knights on Sunday as they were looking to keep their 2 game win streak alive. The Chiefs won the toss but Keene was able to recover the onside kick. With the youngsters from Laconia on the ropes, the Knights marched down the field and punched in the day's first score. The extra point attempt made it a quick 7-0 lead for the visitors. Laconia wouldn't stay down for long, as the Chiefs put together a nice drive of their own, culminating when QB Ryan Dee found wingback Kaleb Daignault in the corner of the endzone for a 15 yard scoring strike. The Chiefs weren't able to convert the extra point but had pulled the game to within one, 7-6. Keene added another score, without the extra point, and had a 13-7 lead as the half was quickly coming to a close. Laconia had a big run by its tailback Phil Nichols, which led to fullback Nolen Perrino punching one in from the 3 yard line. The Knights defense again stuffed the extra point attempt, but the Chiefs went into the half only down by 1, 13-12.

The defense made some key adjustments in the second half and came out fired up. Defensive tackle Garret Mango and linebackers Aaron Williams and Perrino started attacking the Keene run game and managed to shut them down. The offense was propelled by tailback Phil Nichols, who scored two touchdowns in the half on some great runs of 45 and 65 yards respectively.

He finished the day with an impressive 136 yards on 18 carries and 2 touchdowns. Dee and Daignault were both able to record an extra point to give the home team a 26-13 lead. Keene tried to get something going with their next offensive possession, but Dee, playing safety, stepped in front of a Knight pass for his first interception of the season and put an end to any chance the Knights had of staging a comeback.

The win improves the Chiefs record to 4-2 with their last home game coming this weekend against Hudson. The tam will wrap up its season on the road at Goffstown. If they are able to keep the win streak alive, there is a very real possibility that they could make the playoffs. Game time this weekend is 2 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:31

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Gilford field hockey earns win #10

With nine players getting assists, the Gilford High School Golden Eagles field hockey team defeated Profile 6 - 0 on Tuesday. Four players had goals as Gilford raised its record to 10 - 0 - 1. The defense continued its season-long work to support goalie Ashlyn Miller. Mariah Nelson and Shannon Anderson were two of the Eagles involved in the positive passing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:27

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Gritty win for Inter-Lakes volleyball

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 9-3 on the season with a gritty win on the road at Winnisquam on Monday night, 3-2 (25-20, 29-31, 25-19, 20-25, 15-6). Senior middle hitter Jordan Donohue had another career night, setting two new school records for match kills (28) and match blocks (13). Donohue also notched eight service points and 10 digs in an impressive all-around performance. Senior setter Hayley Roth recorded 30 assists, 10 digs and 11 points. Jessica Schofield had six kills and seven blocks. Junior outside hitter Kaila Martin had six straight points, including three aces, and a key kill in the deciding fifth set. Also contributing were Lydia Swedberg (11 points, eight digs), Victoria Burns (10 digs, six points), Jenny Pelczar (10 points, five digs) and Sarah Sundius (three kills, three digs).

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:26

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4 more for Rotonnelli as Inter-Lakes tops Kingswood

Inter-Lakes girls' varsity soccer improved to 8-3 with a win at Kingswood on Tuesday. The Lakers' first half goals came from Chloe Davis, Charlotte Morrow, Sarah Dunlap, and 4 goals from Caitlin Rotonnelli. First half assists were from Kaylee Converse, Margaux Dickinson, Caitlin Rotonnelli, with two each from Charlotte Morrow and Sarah Dunlap. In the second half, Inter-Lakes goals were scored by Daniele Boucher and Maddy Edgar with assists from Caitlin Rotonnelli and Caitlyn Curran. A great defensive effort backed up the offense, with a stand out performance from Hannah Krueger. Next game for Inter-Lakes was at Newport on Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:24

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