Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:20
Laconia is looking up at the rest when it comes to Baker match play. "That is one part of our game that needs some work. It comes down to the kids putting too much pressure on themselves and wanting to do well." says Coach Jack Batchelder.
Of the ten Laconia athletes on the lanes, seven bowled their average or better in the standard games. Best performance of the day was Peter Stivali who bowled 173 and 138 for a 311 and increased his average by nine pins. Emilie Santiague increased by three and Samantha Batchelder and Trevor Lange each increased their average by two pins. Samantha finishes the regular season with a 134.06. She is hoping that will be enough to put her in the top 64 to be eligible to compete in the state championship individual competition set for February 23. Samantha hopes to join teammate Zina LaBrie who finished with a 138.56 average. Before this past weekend's matches started, the 64th spot was a 133.17 average.
Laconia will compete in the Team Finals on Saturday at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester. Every school will be there and teams will bowl in the Baker format, best four out of seven with winner moving on. The LHS Bowling team is grateful to Funspot for being the team's home lanes and allowing practice twice a week. "The extra practice this season has really helped the team to get better," said coach Jack Batchelder.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:11
Playing arch rival Gilford on February 10, the team fought for a second strong victory. Led by Nick Murray, who had a season-high 12 points and 14 boards, the young Sachems would not be denied. Carter Doherty added 13 points and nine boards while point guard Jake Filgate, coming back from an ankle sprain, chipped in six points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had five assists. The team played well defensively, running a tough half court man-to-man and limiting Gilford's ability to shoot the ball. When the dust had settled, the Sachems had a 49-26 win, improving to 12-8 for the season.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:10
The LHS girls' varsity team also lost to the Red Raiders, by the score of 36 to 46, dropping to a record of 12 wins, four losses.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:06