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Two LHS bowlers hope to qualify for state individual championship

Laconia was looking forward to hitting the lanes on Saturday in Claremont, but had to wait to Sunday for weather to clear enough for the trip. Scheduled to bowl were Pinkerton, Keene, Laconia and host school Stevens.
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

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LMS A boys' grab back-to-back wins

Down two of its starters, the bench for the LMS boys' A team stepped up big in earning a decisive 58-17 win over Alton on February 8. Ryan McCrea had a banner day with 14 points and six rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 13 points and four boards to go along with four steals. Parker Minor also played well dishing out five assists with picking off three Alton passes. Defensively, Christian Gaspa and Nick Drouin had three steals each. "It was nice to see the younger kids get some significant playing time and make some good contributions" said coach Rod Roy.
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

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BHS basketball teams win against Laconia

The Laconia High School boys' varsity basketball team took a 63-69 loss to Belmont on Feb. 7. The LHS boys now have a record of two wins, 12 losses for the season.
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

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GHS girls top Somersworth

Gilford High School girls' varsity team posted a big Division 3 win over Somersworth on Thursday. The game was moved due to an approaching storm and played as the preliminary to the boys' contest. With the win the Eagles avenge an opening game loss to the Hilltoppers and improve to 12-4 on the season. Hayley Jakubens had a huge night for Gilford scoring a game and career high 29 points and a team high 12 rebounds. Gilford jumped out to an early 14-6 lead after the first quarter but Somersworth, behind standout guard Rachel Hill's 10 second quarter points, narrowed the the lead to 20-17 at the half. The third quarter was all Gilford as Jakubens scored 12 points and the Eagles expanded their lead to 38-29 entering the final quarter. Both teams traded baskets down the stretch and Gilford was able to control the ball and the tempo for the win. For Gilford Sarah Veazey and Abby Harris both added six points. Molly Dietrich added eight assists on the night. For Somersworth Hill, who scored her 1,000th point earlier this week, was high scorer with 21 points followed by Allie Francoeur with 5 points.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 00:05

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