The Laconia Sachems' U15 Boys Lacrosse team played host to opponents from Keene on a very cold, very wet Sunday morning. It was the first time that either team had been on a lined lacrosse field, as all practices up to this point had been held in a gym or on a parking lot. The Laconia boys came out fired up as attack Riley Roy recorded his team's first goal of the season on a nice pass from LSM Logan Bell. Roy's linemate Bailey Moore found the back of the net on the Sachems' next possession and Bell tallied his first of the season on a rocket shot right before the half. The late goal gave the Sachems a 3-0 lead going into the half. The second half belonged to the youngsters from Keene as the undermanned (15 players to Keene's 26) Sachems looked cold and tired. Keene was able to chip away at the Laconia lead and finally grabbed their first lead of the day with less than 2 minutes to play. Laconia went into an all-offensive mode and forced many scoring opportunities, but the Keene net minder was up to the challenge. When the horn sounded ending the rain soaked contest, Keene had pulled off the comeback 4-3 victory.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:33
The inaugural season of Unified Coed Volleyball at Inter-Lakes High School got off to a great start on Wednesday at John Stark High School in Weare. The Lakers swept the Generals in straight sets, 25-17, 25-18, 25-17. TJ Brown led the team with eight service points, one kill and three sets. Debbie Bickford had a strong game with five service points and four passes. Pauline Donaldson recorded six points, including an ace and Anna Brown added three points. Seventeen team members contributed to the solid win.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:30
The Gilford High School girls' tennis team stands at 3-2 after posting a 9-0 win against Laconia on Monday and falling to Littleton on Wednesday. Monday's contest was closer than the final result would indicate, though, as Laconia's top three singles players – Mikayla Bordeau, Rebecca Dragon and Kailey Nute – each lost their matches by only two games.
Winning matches for Gilford were all of the the singles players: top-seeded Lindsey Corsack, followed by Emily Hanf, Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas and Sisi Remick. Combining as doubles teams, the Gilford players were similarly able to handle their Laconia opponents.
Littleton got the better of Gilford on Wednesday, handing the Golden Eagles a 7-2 defeat.
Corsack won the first-seeded singles match 8-2, but none of the other Gilford players were able to surpass their opponents. Gilford's only other win of the day came from the doubles team of Lines/Vieten.Gilford will have a chance to earn its fourth win this afternoon, when White Mountains visits.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:22
In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Cantin Chevrolet is supporting Gilford Cal Ripken League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth baseball season.
Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Cantin Chevrolet is sponsoring Gilford Cal Ripken League as a part of Chevrolet's nation-wide commitment to support youth sports.. Over the course of the season, Cantin Chevrolet will donate equipment to the league which may include: equipment bags, baseballs, softballs, catcher's gear, batting helmets, ball buckets, umpire's equipment, coach's kits, break away bases, bat racks and first aid kits.
Thanks to Cantin, youth baseball participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with a local professional baseball team.
"We are looking forward to a great season with Gilford Cal Ripken League that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations" Tom Cantin of Cantin Chevrolet said. "Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community."
The 2014 program will provide assistance to 334 leagues in the Northeastern region and Chevrolet dealers will contribute nearly $600,000 in monetary and equipment donations.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 08:24