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LHS bowling team finishes season in 9th place

The Laconia High School bowling team competed Saturday at Spare time lane in Manchester. Laconia finished the regular season in ninth place among the 11 teams in the state. LHS was knocked out in a first-round match against Spaulding; Souhegan was the overall winner.
Laconia started Saturday's match on fire, with a strike from Cheyenne Noyes, spare by Aaron Smith and strike by Trevor Lange. Laconia went on to take the first two games from Spaulding. The match went back and forth and Laconia pushed it to game seven but came up a little short. Said coach Jack Batchelder, "The team was determined to do their best today. They had confidence needed to be winners." Laconia's Baker game averages for the season was 115. On Saturday the average for the 7 games was 126. Laconia's other bowlers were Zina LaBrie, Samantha Batchelder and substitutes, Katie Doherty, Tony Roy and Lily Chanthasak. All players contributed in the seven game match and  had at least one mark in the effort. 
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Zina LaBrie and Samantha Batchelder will compete in individual state finals on Saturday. The individual championship competition is made up of the top 64 bowlers in the state and split into two divisions. Zina finished season in 50th place with a 138.56 average while Samantha was 59th with 134.06. The match starts at 11:30am in Manchester.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:17

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Inter-Lakes all-stars win tournament in Plymouth

The 5th and 6th grade Inter-Lakes girls' all-star basketball team won the Plymouth tournament over the weekend of February 9 and 10. The team went undefeated, beating Gilford, Plymouth and Laconia. The were led by the defense of Mollie Durand, Emma Wheeler, Abi Johnson, Emily Flanders and Julia Gintof, huge rebounds by Hannah Taylor, Alyssa Floyd, Jordan Jones, and Reagan Buhrman, and  points by Taylor Ambrose and Delanie Fletcher. Shown here, in the back row, are coach Nick Durand, Alyssa Floyd, Taylor Ambrose, Delanie Fletcher, Hannah Taylor, Reagan Buhrman, and coach Buddy Greene. In the front row are Emma Wheeler, Mollie Durand, Abi Johnson, Jordan Jones, and Emily Flanders. Not pictured is Julie Gintof. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:16

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Laconia-Winnisquam hockey ends season with win #5

The Laconia-Winnisquam hockey team ended its season on Wednesday with a 6-5 win over Kearsarge. The Wolfpack concluded its season with five wins, 12 losses, just short of a playoff berth.
Laconia-Winnisquam found itself with a 2-0 deficit in first until 4:56 left in the period. Kolby Fournier netted the first one assisted by Dakota Tyno, then with 1:35 left the Wolfpack tied it up with a goal from Tyno assisted by Blake Thoroughgood. Laconia-Winnisquam came out strong in the second period, scoring two in the first five minutes, with both Fournier and Tyno finding the net for the second time of the evening. In the third, Kearsarge scored two to tie the game at four goals each, then Laconia-Winnisquam came back and scored two more to go ahead, then Kearsarge came back with a goal with 1:18 left. Derek Dutton, scoring the first goal of his career, netted the fifth Laconia-Winnisquam goal, and Matt Missert scored the sixth. Said coach T.J. Galligan, "We pulled it out with hard work and determination throughout the whole game."

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:14

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LMS boys' B team completes 2nd straight undefeated season

With wins over Alton (54-22) and Gilford (66-18), the LMS boys' B team completed its second straight undefeated season. Captains Logan Bell and Gage Cardinal, the only two returning players, finished their middle school careers with a perfect 30-0 regular season record.
Laconia started out fast in the Alton game and led 30-2 at the half. Christian Pinkney led all scorers with 14 points and 6 steals. Jack Maher had a strong offensive game with 10 points, Ryan Paiva 7 points 4 rebounds 3 steals, Jacob Steele points, Logan Bell, Gage Cardinal and Tyler Wardner had 4 points each. Cameron Gifford 3 points, Duncan Sirois 2 points and a strong defensive game, Christian Platon played well at the point and played tough defense, Noah Dickey played well defensively.
The Gilford game was more of the same with Laconia opening up a 41-10 half-time lead. Pinkney had his best game of the season, lighting it up for 23 points and 5 steals. Bell had a great all around game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists. Cardinal had 6 points and 8 rebounds.  Wardner 6 points, 7 rebounds. Platon had 5 points and 5 assists. Maher and Paiva had 4 points. Sirois and Steele had 3 points, Gifford 2 points, Dickey had a good defensive game with 4 rebounds and 4 steals.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:49

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