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LMS girls' A team dealt first loss of season

The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team earned a win and suffered its first loss of the season in recent games.
The win came on January 15 when Laconia traveled to Winnisquam where the score was 54-20 at the end of regulation. Leading scorers for Laconia were Amelia Clairmont, with 16 points, Jerra Kirk scored seven, while Heled Tautkus and Cierra LaGarde each scored six. Coach Chick Tautkus praised "a solid team effort" and "defensive pressure" in the victory.
Two days later, Laconia hosted Merrimack Valley. The visitors were victorious, playing Laconia to a 33 to 39 finish.
Laconia played Merrimack Valley closely, with offense again led by Amelia Clairmont and Jerra Kirk and a strong defensive effort. At the end of three quarters, Laconia trailed Merrimack Valley by only one point. However, according to Tautkus, "fourth quarter turnovers proved costly," and allowed the visitors to pull away.
The girls look to bounce back at 4 p.m. on Tuesday when Barnstead comes to LMS.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:14

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LMS boys' A team now has winning record

The Laconia Middle School Boys A-team rolled over Merrimack Valley, 54-20, to record their third straight victory of the season. In what coach Rod Roy called "their most complete game of the season", the young Sachems jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Leading all scorers was Jacob Filgate with 19 points and five rebounds. Dalibor Kresovic, Riley Roy, and Nick Drouin chipped in six points each, while Parker Minor added five. Filgate also anchored the defense with four steals, while Nick Murray, Jake Ellis, and Drew Muzzey each had two steals apiece. Playing well off of the bench was Dan Engleson who had four points, two boards and two steals. The victory puts the Sachems over .500 for the first time this season at 7-6. "We are headed in the right direction", said coach Roy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:10

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LHS JV boys' team beats Newfound

On Thursday the Laconia High School junior varsity boys' basketball team played Newfound and came away with a 72-23 win. Jordan McCrea led Laconia in scoring with 14 points. Laconia also received nine points from Connor Doherty and seven points from Andre McNeill, Kyle Chiasson and Andrew Salta. Cody Greenwood dished out several assists and James Salta, Brendan Mooney, Nate Batchelder, Gage Baker and Dylan Dockham helped lead the defensive effort. Laconia plays today at Prospect Mountain.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:09

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Laconia-Winnisquam hockey can't shake penalty plague

The Laconia-Winnisquam hockey team played Souhegan Saturday night to a 6-1 loss. The Wolfpack's only goal was scored by Hunter Karwocki in the second period. As in recent games, the Laconia-Winnisquam played a close game, going in to the third period with just a one-goal deficit. However, Souhegan was able to take charge when Laconia-Winnisquam was short-handed due to a rash of penalties. Brayden Harriman had 43 stops in goal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:05

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