The Laconia Chiefs U5 (a 4th and 5th grade combined) football team opened their season with an away game at the NorRock Vikings.
Expectations were high and the young Chiefs stood tall to the challenge. After stalling on their first drive, due more to nerves then anything the Vikings defense did, Laconia settled in and started to execute. Tailback "Action" Jackson Reulke (16 carries, 135 yds, 3 TDs) led his offense down the field and was able to find an edge for a 30 yard touchdown run. The extra point attempt failed, but the Chiefs had a 6-0 lead. Reulke added another score on Laconia's next possession and the team held a 12-7 halftime lead.
The defense stepped up big in the second half as the linebacking corps of Nolen Perrino, Phil Nichols, and Garret Mango, stifled the Vikings offense with some big tackles in the NorRock backfield. Reulke added his third touchdown of the day before wingback Kaleb Daignault found a seam for a 55 yard touchdown run that capped the scoring for Laconia. NorRock was able to punch in a touchdown of their own, but it was too little, too late as Laconia had a convincing 24-13 victory.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:45
Inter-Lakes took a commanding 9-0 win over Laconia in the girls' varsity soccer opener on Friday. The hosts at Inter-Lakes jumped out to a six-goal lead by half-time and continued the attack in the second. Sarah Dunlap, who later added an assist, started the scoring for Inter-Lakes after 12 minutes of play. Caitlin Rotonnelli had three goals and as many assists; Kaylee Converse and Charlotte Morrow each scored once; Madelyn Edgar and Chloe Davis each had a goal and an assist; and Danielle Boucher netted one goal and assisted on two others.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:43
Jake Sykes' three goals propelled Laconia to a 3-1 win over Belmont on Sept. 4.
The game was fairly balanced with Belmont having the nod in the possession department as well as the number of shots. Laconia goalkeeper Panthavy Pradachith came up with some good saves to keep the game even at the half. Play was even in the second half with Laconia gaining a little momentum in the closing 10 minutes netting two, the second on a penalty kick, earned after Aidan Dean was taken down just inside the box. Laconia and Belmont are both now 1-1. Belmont's goal was scored by Matt LeClair in the first half. Sykes, assisted by Drew Sykes, scored first in the first half. His second goal, scored after the half, was assisted by Dean. His boot from the penalty stripe completed his hat trick. Pradacith had nine saves in the game, while Belmont keeper Cedric Witham saved five.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:33
Seven players scored after a sluggish first 10 minutes as Gilford defeated Franklin 10 - 0. Sisters Laura and Becky Zakorchemny netted two goals apiece. Also scoring were Kelsey Buckley, 2 goals and one each by Mollie Dignan, Rachel Blandford, Logan Baxter, and Sophie Sherkanowski scored her first varsity goal. The defense with Ashlyn Miller in goal held Franklin's offense to two penalty corners.
Gilford plays their first home game against White Mountains on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:29
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