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Gilford volleyball close to perfect in win over Manchester West

The Gilford volleyball team extended their win streak to 4 games and played close to perfect volleyball by beating Manchester West in 3 games with the scores of 25-6, 25-8 and 25-3. Gilford served 93 percent and recorded 19 aces. Serving was led by Mikaela Mattice 15/15 with 4 aces, Cassidy Demo 11/11 with 3 aces, Shannon Mercer 8/8 with 3 aces, Kirsten Dionne 11/12 with 3 aces, Danica Gelotte 16/18 with 5 aces and Jordan Dean 7/9 with 1 ace. The Gilford offense was close to flawless by recording 30 kills and only 2 hitting errors for a team high .475 hitting percentage. The offense was led by Jordan Dean with 9 kills, Maddie Harris 7 kills, Mikaela Mattice and Kirsten Dionne with 5 kills apiece, Stratton Coleman 3 kills and Brooke Marcella 1 kill. The offense was set up by Danica Gelotte who recorded 21 assists.

The highlights of game one were Maddie Harris who put down kill spikes for points 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 and Kirsten Dionne who served 10 points in a row including 3 aces. Shannon Mercer finished game one by serving the final 6 points including ace serves for points 21, 22 and 23.

In game two Cassidy Demo served for 10 points including ace serves for points 23 and 25 to end the game.

In game three Mikaela Mattice served 8 points in a row to give Gilford a 9-0 lead followed by Danica Gelotte who served 9 straight points to give Gilford a 19-1 lead. Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 6, 9, 14, 17 and 20. Stratton Coleman had kill spikes for points 5, 8 and 15.

Gilford's next game is home against Kingswood on Saturday at 6 p.m. as part of Gilford's Homecoming.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:16

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Laconia wins soccer shoot-out with Inter-Lakes

Laconia High School boys' varsity team won a 5-3 shoot out against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday. Laconia's Jake Sykes, who would go on to complete a hat trick in the match, started the scoring in the 12th minute, only to be answered a minute later by Chris Yopp of Inter-Lakes. So the first half would go: James Salta put Laconia back in the lead in the 18th minute, but Yopp again equalized eight minutes later. Erick Cheney scored for Laconia in the 28th minute, only to have the lead erased by Inter-Lakes's Mason Peverly in the 36th minute.

After the first half's flurry of goals, the score remained knotted for about 15 minutes into the second. Sykes broke the drought with a strike from the penalty stripe, scoring what would be the winning goal. He scored again near the end of regulation to give the Sachems a 5-3 victory. Aidan Dean accumulated three assists for Laconia, Drew Sykes had one assist. Panthavy Pradachith made three saves for Laconia, while Inter-Lakes's Kalep Phelps stopped a dozen.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:13

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Inter-Lakes game raised $800 for Making Strides campaign

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 5-1 in Division III standings on Friday, defeating local rival Moultonboro Academy in straight sets, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15. Leading the way for the Lakers was senior middle hitter Jordan Donohue who hit .485 on the night with 19 kills while also recording 8 service points, 4 aces and 3 block kills in a great all-around performance. Fellow senior libero Lydia Swedberg led from the service line with 16 points and 3 aces. Senior setter Hayley Roth notched 25 assists, 8 service points and 6 digs and Jenny Pelczar added 10 points and 6 digs. Also contributing were Victoria Burns (6 digs, 4 points), Jessica Schofield (3 kills, 3 blocks) and Kaila Martin (3 kills, 4 points). Inter-Lakes benefited from the vocal home crowd, who supported the team in their annual Dig Pink match. Together with their opponents' fans, the Lakers raised more than $800 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:17

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Gilford field hockey earns 5th win

The efforts of Mollie Dignan and Laura Zakorchemny helped Gilford to a 5 - 2 victory over Littleton on Thursday.
The Eagles gave up 10 penalty corners and withstood a hard-hitting Littleton team to move to 5 - 0 - 1 on the season.
Dignan played a good overall game on both offense and defense while Zakorchemny added  support on the defensive end.
Gilford returns to action on Wednesday when the team travels to Newfound.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 September 2013 10:13

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