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Inter-Lakes's winning streak ends in Belmont

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team lost a tough match on the road at Belmont on Monday night in five sets, 21-25, 25-23, 14-25, 25-19, 15-11. Jordan Donohue recorded a triple double with 21 kills, 16 points, and 16 digs. Hayley Roth registered a season high 30 assists while adding 8 service points and 6 digs. Also contributing were Jessica Schofield (6 blocks, 6 kills), Tori Burns (8 digs, 4 points), Lydia Swedberg (12 digs, 12 points) and Kaila Martin (11 points, 2 kills).

Belmont senior Megan Bailey recorded her 1,000th assist during game 2.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:51

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Defense leads to win for Gilford field hockey

Led by the defense of Emily Wernig, Catherine Buckley, Mollie Dignan, Kayla Orton, and Ashlyn Miller, Gilford's field hockey was able to hold off a hard hitting Newfound Team 2-0 on Wednesday. The defense helped provide the offense with transition play that lead to the two scores for the Golden Eagles. With the win, Gilford's record improved to 6 wins, no losses and one tie.
In J.V. action the Golden Eagles came back to tie the Bears 1 - 1.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:48

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Sachems Looking for First Home Field Win in Homecoming Game with Hanover (406)

LACONIA — Fresh off its first win of the season, a comeback 21-20 thriller at Kingswood in Wolfeboro last week, the Laconia Sachems are looking to record their first win ever on their new home field at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium.
The Sachems (1-2) will host Hanover High School (1-2) at 7 p.m. tonight. The Sachems grabbed a 23-10 halftime lead in their season opener against Pembroke Academy on September 6 but ended up losing 36-23. They lost their first road game the next weekend to Portsmouth 35-0 but bounced back last week with the winning score coming on a 56-yard touchdown pass from Matt Swormstedt to Kyle Chaison with 56 seconds left in the first half.
Hanover comes to town with a 1-2 record, losing 7-28 to Windham before topping Souhegan 25-21 in a road tilt.
Last weekend they did not play, forfeiting a homecoming game to Kearsarge as many of the team's 37 players were suspended due to what administrators termed ''egregiously inappropriate" behavior at a pre-season party.
One of the highlights of the evening Friday will the dedication of the new field to former Laconia High School football coach and athletic director Jim Fitzgerald, who coached the Sachems from 1973 to 2001, a period in which they went to the playoffs 19 times and advanced to 12 state finals and won three state titles.
The dedication will take place at 6:45 p.m. and is one of the highlights of the third annual Laconia High School Alumni Reunion.
Homecoming weekend will continue on Saturday with a number of athletic contests at the Bank of New Hampshire Stadium, field hockey at 9:30 a.m., girls soccer at noon and 1:30 p.m., boys soccer at 3:30 and 5 p.m. and volleyball contests in the LHS gym at 3 and 4:30 p.m.
In other games involving area teams the big game in Division II sees undefeated Plymouth, which crushed Kennett 42-0 last week, traveling to Manchester to face another undefeated team, Trinity, which has already beaten Portsmouth 58-37, Milford 30-20 and Lebanon 42-6. Many see the Saturday afternoon game as a preview of the Division II championship game.
Kingswood (1-2) will play at Merrimack Valley (2-1) which is coming of off a 48-14 loss to Portsmouth under the lights tonight in Penacook.
In Division III action, with all games being played Saturday, Gilford 2-1, coming off a 31-20 comeback win over Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough, hosts Bow (2-1), which beat Stevens 28-14 last weekend.
Newfound (2-1) hosts Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough (1-2). Newfound routed Franklin 50-15 last weekend while Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough lost 31-20 to Gilford.
Franklin (0-3) is at Newport, (2-1) which beat Fall Mountain 19-0 last week.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:22

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Gilford volleyball close to perfect in win over Manchester West

The Gilford volleyball team extended their win streak to 4 games and played close to perfect volleyball by beating Manchester West in 3 games with the scores of 25-6, 25-8 and 25-3. Gilford served 93 percent and recorded 19 aces. Serving was led by Mikaela Mattice 15/15 with 4 aces, Cassidy Demo 11/11 with 3 aces, Shannon Mercer 8/8 with 3 aces, Kirsten Dionne 11/12 with 3 aces, Danica Gelotte 16/18 with 5 aces and Jordan Dean 7/9 with 1 ace. The Gilford offense was close to flawless by recording 30 kills and only 2 hitting errors for a team high .475 hitting percentage. The offense was led by Jordan Dean with 9 kills, Maddie Harris 7 kills, Mikaela Mattice and Kirsten Dionne with 5 kills apiece, Stratton Coleman 3 kills and Brooke Marcella 1 kill. The offense was set up by Danica Gelotte who recorded 21 assists.

The highlights of game one were Maddie Harris who put down kill spikes for points 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20 and Kirsten Dionne who served 10 points in a row including 3 aces. Shannon Mercer finished game one by serving the final 6 points including ace serves for points 21, 22 and 23.

In game two Cassidy Demo served for 10 points including ace serves for points 23 and 25 to end the game.

In game three Mikaela Mattice served 8 points in a row to give Gilford a 9-0 lead followed by Danica Gelotte who served 9 straight points to give Gilford a 19-1 lead. Jordan Dean had kill spikes for points 6, 9, 14, 17 and 20. Stratton Coleman had kill spikes for points 5, 8 and 15.

Gilford's next game is home against Kingswood on Saturday at 6 p.m. as part of Gilford's Homecoming.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:16

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