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Laconia boys' soccer drops 3-1 match against Gilford

Laconia and Gilford boys' soccer teams grappled in a hard fought match on September 10, with both sides providing a good display of skill and athleticism. Gilford jumped out to an early lead on a Dan Dormody goal and had another first half scoring opportunity called back to hold the score at 1-0 to end the first half. Laconia spent a good part of the first half in their defensive half but were able to keep the Gilford attack at bay. Laconia came out stronger in the second half and the match was truly a back and forth battle for the next 30 minutes with each side having multiple scoring chances. Gilford kept pushing and Dormody was able to net a second goal in the 70th minute and again, again off of Dormody's boot, in the 79th. Laconia kept their heads in the match and were rewarded when Sachem Aidan Dean able to put one in the back of the net seconds before the final whistle. Goalkeeper Panthavy Pradacith recorded 12 saves for Laconia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 September 2013 07:42

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Wavemakers hit the pool for fall/winter season

The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team officially began its fall/winter season on September 9. The team welcomes swimmers from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond. The team host swimmers from North Conway, Franconia, Northfield, Bristol and Canterbury to name a few of the towns. Swimming is a sport that takes dedication as well as a love for the water and a dedication to focus on improving technique which will then build speed. The team focuses on each swimmer making improvements in their time, technique, pride and confidence. Even though some say swimming is an individual sport, the Wavemakers have a strong team atmosphere across the ages. Many friendships are made at the pool, too. Registration are still being accepted. For more information, visit www.lakesregionwavemakers.com/ or call Judy Cook at 293-0279.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:18

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Gilford field hockey 2-0 for first time in 15 years

Just two games into Gilford field hockey's season and goalie Ashlyn Miller has recorded two shutouts, the latest coming September 6 after a 6-0 win over White Mountain Regional High School.

Helping Miller to thwart the opposing team's offense were halfbacks Kayla Orton, Catherine Buckley, Emily Wenig and Molly Dignan. Coach David Rogacki said Gilford's offense was led by Kelsey Buckley, who scored three goals, while Laura and Becky Zakorchemny also scored. Rogacki added that Marissa Kelleher had a very good passing game in the midfield.
Gilford next travels to Winnisquam for a 4 p.m. game on September 10. According to Rogacki, this marks the first time in 15 years that Gilford has started a field hockey season at 2-0.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:09

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Inter-Lakes' Donohue closes in on 500 kills

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team lost a hard-fought match at Nute on Friday, September 6. Set scores were 25-27, 16-25, 23-25. The Lakers were led by senior captains Jordan Donohue and Lydia Swedberg. Donohue had 14 kills and nine service points and Swedberg had 16 service points and 12 digs. Also contributing were Hayley Roth (17 assists), Victoria Burns (10 digs) and Kaila Martin (7 kills).

With the 14 kills on Friday night, senior middle hitter Donohue is just four kills shy of the 500 career kill mark. A varsity starter since her freshman year, Jordan was likely to reach this exciting milestone in the Lakers home opener on Monday, September 9 against John Stark. She will be the first player in the history of the volleyball program at Inter-Lakes to achieve this feat.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:08

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