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Gilford softball shuts out Inter-Lakes

The Gilford softball team, playing behind sophomore pitcher Sarah Lachapelle, recorded its first shutout of the season by beating Inter-Lakes 15-0 in 4 1/2 innings. Lachapelle struck out 7 batters, gave up 3 hits and walked two. Ten different batters combined for 13 hits for the Gilford offense. Lachapelle led the Golden Eagle attack going 2/3 with a homerun over the fence, a double and 5 RBI. Maggie Fillion went 2/3 , Mikaela Mattice 2/2 (2 RBI and 2 runs scored) and Mollie Dignon (1 RBI), Jessica Freeman (1 run scored), Caitlin Houston (2 runs scored), Shannon Mercer (1 RBI), Kelsey Buckley (1 RBI and 2 runs scored), Maddie Harris (1 RBI and 1 run scored) and Brid Fillion (2 RBI) all had one hit apiece.

Gilford scored the one run they needed in the 2nd inning when Mikaela Mattice was hit by a pitch, stole 2nd and scored on a Maddie Harris single. Gilford scored 12 runs in the 3rd on 9 hits highlighted by Lachapelle batting twice and hitting a double and homerun to score 5 runs. The game was called after 4 1/2 innings by the mercy rule.

Gilford's next game is Thursday (tomorrow) at home against Somersworth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:28

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Round-up: LHS girls' lacrosse out to perfect 3-0 start

The Laconia Sachems girls' Lacrosse team remained unbeaten Wednesday afternoon, beating Gilford 16-9. The Sachems are 3-0 on the season. All three wins have been at Bank of New Hampshire Stadium. Laconia will hit the road for the next four beginning at Merrimack Valley yesterday, John Stark on Monday, Kingswood Tuesday, and Gilford on Thursday.

Gilford girls' lacrosse team won its first game last Friday, beating Hopkinton 10-9. The 1-3 Golden Eagles have three games on the schedule this week, starting Monday at Merrimack Valley. Gilford will be home on Wednesday and Thursday against Derryfield and Laconia.

Belmont managed to pick up its first win Tuesday afternoon 13-12 over Merrimack Valley. The Red Raiders hosted ConVal yesterday and will host Oyster River on Monday and Pelham on Wednesday.

Boys' lacrosse

Gilford is still looking for its first win of the season this week, after losing to Laconia 12-8 on Monday. The Golden Eagles hosted Merrimack Valley yesterday and will travel to Bishop Brady on Tuesday.

Laconia has split the season to date, compiling a 2-2 record. The Sachems traveled to Milford yesterday and will end the week with three consecutive games. Laconia will host Kennett on Tuesday and Merrimack Valley on Wednesday, then travel to Concord to take on Bishop Brady on Thursday.

Boys' tennis

Gilford remains on top of the Division III standings with a 7-0 record this week, knocking off Berlin 8-1 and previously undefeated Bow 5-4. The Golden Eagles head to Kearsarge on Monday, host Monadnock on Tuesday and head to Sanborn on Thursday.

Girls' tennis

Laconia (1-4) lost to Berlin 7-2 on Wednesday. Moultonborough came to town yesterday and the Sachems host White Mountains today. The girls will travel to Monadnock on Tuesday and Pelham on Wednesday.

Gilford (4-4) dropped their two games this week, losing to Berlin 6-3 and Bow 5-4. The Golden Eagles will welcome Kearsarge on Monday, travel to Prospect Mountain on Tuesday, and host Sanborn on Thursday.


After losing the first game of the season, the Winnisquam Bears have reeled off five wins in a row. The most recent victory was a 5-4 win over Bishop Brady. The Bears look to continue the hot streak in Gilford on Monday. They will also travel to Prospect Mountain on Wednesday and White Mountains Thursday to round out the week.

Gilford remains hot on Winnisquam's heels with a 4-1 record. The Golden Eagles hosted Inter-Lakes yesterday and will travel to Somersworth tonight before a big head to head matchup with the Bears on Monday.

Laconia is looking for its second win of the season tonight in Belmont. The Sachems host Plymouth on Monday and travel to Gilford on Wednesday.


The Winnisquam Bears mounted a comeback on Tuesday to beat Bishop Brady and protect their unblemished 5-0 record. The Bears will be on the road all week starting Monday in Gilford, then Prospect Mountain on Wednesday and White Mountains on Thursday.

Gilford recorded its first win of the season, shutting out Laconia on Tuesday 4-0. The Golden Eagles hosted Inter-Lakes Wednesday and headed to Somersworth yesterday. Gilford will host Winnisquam on Monday and Laconia on Wednesday.

Laconia bounced back from the Gilford loss with a 13-3 victory against Prospect Mountain. The Sachems head to Belmont today and host Plymouth on Monday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 08:22

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Gilford Youth Baseball Opening Day is on Saturday

It's almost time to "Play Ball!" in Gilford. Opening Day for Gilford Youth Baseball's 2014 season is Saturday, May 3. Come to Gilford Village for the Opening Day Parade and the first games of the year for all divisions.

The Opening Day schedule is as follows:

• 2:45 p.m. - teams meet and assemble for the parade across the street from the Elementary School
• 3:00 p.m. - Parade begins from the school to Francoeur Field for the opening ceremonies
• 4:00 p.m. - Games begin for Majors, Farm, and Teeball Divisions
• 6:00 p.m. - Minors Division game

For more information, visit http://GilfordBaseball.org or http://Facebook.com/GilfordBaseball.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:37

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Lakes Region Wavemakers getting ready for summer season

The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team of Laconia is currently hosting its 5th annual Spring Wave Clinic. The Clinic is a great opportunity for swimmers new and veteran to the team to work on stroke development. This event is an opportunity to become a more efficient and stronger swimmer for the beach or to get a head start on the Swim Team's summer season. Although the clinic is already underway, the team always has room for more swimmers. The Wavemakers summer season will begin May 13 and 14 for new swimmers for the team and May 19 for all swimmers ready to jump in the water, learn a skill, participate in a sport, or just have fun. For more information please contact Judy Cook 293-0279, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 28 April 2014 08:33

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