U5 Chiefs end season with a 39-19 win

For the last regular game of the season the Laconia Chiefs U5 team headed south to square off against the Goffstown Screaming Eagles. The young Chiefs came out in playoff mode, as a win would ensure them a home playoff game on Wednesday evening. After forcing their opponents to a 4 and out situation, tailback Jackson Reulke marched his team down the field and capped a 3 play drive with a 15 yard, right up the gut run. The extra point was stopped short, but just like that Laconia had a 6-0 lead. It didn't take long for the Chiefs to get another shot at the endzone as OLB Nolen Perrino jumped on an Eagles fumble. Again it was Reulke exploding off tackle for an 88 yard jaunt and a 13-0 lead for his team. The defense continued to apply pressure, as tackles Jon Cote and Colin Sirles made some key tackles. When the Laconia offense got the ball back it was fullback Phil Nichols doing the honors from 20 yards out. Goffstown would not go down quietly, as they added a touchdown of their own just before the half to close the gap to 20-7.
Having gained a little momentum at the end of the half, Goffstown came out fired up and put together a drive that ended with another score and made the game 20-13. But Laconia refused to panic and on the first play from scrimmage, the call was Reulke around the left side for a 48 yard touchdown run. This time Nichols tacked on the extra point and the momentum had shifted again, 27-13. He continued his stellar day as he added two more touchdown runs of 20 yds and 15 yds respectively. QB Logan Dee found wing Nolen Perrino on a point after attempt. For the day, Reulke finished with an amazing 257 yards on just 15 carries and 5 touchdowns.
Goffstown was able to tack on a late touchdown, as their big defensive tackle scooped up a Chiefs fumble and ran it back 85 yards for a score. But the Eagles' day ended when linebacker Aaron Williams fell on an Eagle fumble as time ran out. The Chiefs are hoping to ride the wave of their 39-19 victory into the playoffs, where they will host the always dangerous Pelham Razorbacks.

Inter-Lakes volleyball knocks off Franklin

On Friday night, the Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with a commanding three set win against Franklin on Senior Night in Meredith, 25-9, 25-10, 25-9. Jordan Donohue knocked down 18 kills while hitting an incredible .625 on the night. Donohue also came up big at the service line with 14 points, including four aces. Senior setter Hayley Roth registered 19 assists and 10 service points. Lydia Swedberg chipped in with eight digs and five points. Freshman setter Rebecca Otis scored five straight points in the third set, including three aces. Also contributing were Sarah Sundius (four points, three kills), Jessica Schofield (two kills, one block), Tori Burns (one kill, three points) and Jenny Pelczar (seven points, one kill). The Lakers finish the regular season with a 13-3 record and locked up the 5th seed in NHIAA Division III volleyball standings. Inter-Lakes will host 12th seeded Epping on Thursday night in the first round of tournament play.

Belmont volleyball ends regular season with 11-5 record

The Belmont High School volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match against Winnisquam to end the regular season with a record of 11-5.

Game scores were 25-19, 25-9 and 25-23. For Belmont, Alyssa Woods had one ace, six kills and one dig. Megan Bailey had one ace, two kills, four digs and 13 assists. Bridget Annis recorded three kills and one dig, while Jessie Bergeron added 14 assists.

Belmont enters the NHIAA's Division III postseason tournament as the 7th seed and will host 10th seeded Farmington on Thursday.

Donations for NH Food Bank will be collected at Nov. 2 football game at Inter-Lakes field

At the home football game on Saturday, November 2 the Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough Athletic Departments, in partnership with the Lakes Region Food Pantry, will be collecting food and cash donations to help support the "Spirit of Giving: NH Tackles Hunger" campaign. All non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the admissions gate prior to the game. A member of the Lakes Region Food Pantry will also be collecting cash donations during the first half of the game. Game time is 2:30.