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Wavemakers host Peterborough club for swim meet

The Peterborough Wave Swim team joined the Wavemakers in Laconia for their second home meet of the season at LASC. The Wavemakers held a fun Pentathlon format meet, which gave all the swimmers the opportunity to swim all 5 strokes (butterfly, back, free, breast and IM - individual medley). Younger swimmer swam these events at the 25-yard length while older swimmers swam 50-yard lengths. This kind of format is a treat for the older swimmers, as they do not often get to swim the shorter events.
Top finishers for the 8 and unders were: Hannah Verville, Hayley Cochrane, Meredith Gerkin, Bridget Wilcox, Preston Kennell, Edward Goucher, and Sydney Philippy. For the 9-10 age group: Charlotte Philippy, Ela Goucher, Brooke Vetter, Jake Dumais, Ethan Vachon, and Lauren Sikoski. For the 11-12 group: Kathryn Hawkes, Angie Bonnell, Alexa Leonard, and Alexa Lazazzera. For final age group, 13 and Older: Rebecca Cook, Laurel Gingrich, Oliva Morea, Beck Mclean, Eric Phelps, Alyxandra Huckaby, Owen Sanborn, Alexandra Dimarzio, and Katie Gingrich.
Also recently, the Wavemakers swam away with a 5th place overall finish at the Connecticut Valley Invitational Meet in White River, Vt. Top placements leading the team to victory were Thor Burr, Hayley Cochrane, Edward Goucher, Ela Goucher, Kathryn Hawkes, Joshua Kelleher, Beck Mclean, Eric Phelps, Garrett Shafer and Hannah Verville.
The Wavemakers are heading into the championship portion of their season, currently sending 33 swimmers to New England Regionals, 6 to Silvers and 1 swimmer to the NE Age Group Championships. For more information about the Lakes Region Wavemakers, check out their website: www.lakesregionwavemakers.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:10

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LMS boys' A team finishes season with 10-5 record

The Laconia Middle School Boys A-team wrapped up their regular season with a busy stretch of 5 games in 7 days. When the boys finally got to take a breath, their regular season had concluded with a successful 10-5 record.
First up for the young Sachems was an away game in Wolfeboro. The Knights were no match for the Sachems as Ryan Paiva dropped 22 points to go with 6 boards and 4 steals. Garrett Whitney had a season high 8 pts, Jacob Miner dropped 7 and Noah Dickey and Ryan Chandler contributed 6 points each. When the dust had settled the Sachems had a resounding 63-21 victory.
Alton kicked off a 4 game home stand for the Sachems and gave the host boys all they could handle. Paiva posted 20 points and 7 boards before leaving in the 4th quarter with a rolled ankle. With Paiva out, Alton was able to get to the paint and leave town with a 43-32 win.
The Plymouth Middle School team came to town next. Showing no effects of the Alton loss, the Sachem offense was firing on all cylinders. Paiva led the charge with 16 points and 5 boards, Jacob Miner dropped his season high 12 points, Dickey, Ryan Dee, and Caleb Patell each chipped in 6 points, while Jakob Steele dominated the boards, pulling down 7 rebounds to go with his team high 6 assists. It turned out to be an easy 62-23 victory for the home team.
A new face to the Sachems' schedule was up next as Laconia hosted the Franklin Hurricanes. Paiva kept his offensive explosion going as he had his season high by hitting for 24 points. Point Guard Ethan Sirles lit it up from outside getting his season high 10 points while Chandler added 7 and Steele and Miner dropped 6 apiece. Steele was also establishing himself as the team's assist leader, as he dished off 7 times to help his teammates get to the hoop. Laconia scored a season high 68 in handing Franklin a 68-25 defeat.
The youngsters from Laconia definitely saved the best for last, as they hosted a speedy Merrimack Valley team. This one would take 3 extra frames before a victor would be decided. The teams were mirror images of each other as they battled on the boards and raced up and down the court. Paiva was able to drop 19 points while pulling in 7 boards. Miner added 9 and Sirles continued his hot hand, dropping 4 points. When the whistle finally blew on this triple overtime thriller, the Sachems had held on for an exciting 42-40 victory.
The Sachems are now prepping for the season ending tourney hosted by Winnisquam. They will take on Franklin Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in the double elimination tourney.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:07

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Sweet 16-0 for Gilford girls

Gilford ran its record to 16-0 with a 49-39 win over Laconia on Wednesday. Gilford jumped out to an 11-8 lead in the first quarter behind the 5 points of Brooke Beaudet. Both teams traded baskets in the 2nd quarter with The Eagles taking a 20-17 lead at the break. Laconia came out in the third quarter and hit 3 big threes, 2 by Kailey Nute but the Eagles matched the surge with balanced soring from 4 different players. In the fourth quarter, 34-30, Stevie Orton came up big scoring 10 of Gilfords 15 points as the Eagles made the big playes down the stretch.

For Gilford Cassidy Bartlett lead all scorers with 14 points, including 10 from the free throw line, followed by Beaudet with 13, including 3-3pointers, and Orton with 12. Jordan Dean also added with 6 points and brought down 10 boards. For Laconia Kailey Nute lead all scorers with 14 points, including 4- 3 pointers, Natalie Compton added 9 points.

Gilford travels to Somersworth on Friday to face a tough Topper squad.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 07:55

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Round-up: Laconia could reach .500 with win tonight

The Winnisquam boys' basketball team picked up win number 11 on Wednesday against Berlin, 55-51. Christian Serrano led the home team with 22 points. The Bears (11-3) welcome Laconia on Tuesday.

Laconia improved to 6-7 after knocking off Gilford, 59-52. Andre McNeil netted 19 points in the win. The Sachems host Prospect Mountain tonight.

Gilford fell to 10-4 after the loss to Laconia. Kyle Gaudet scored 12 points for the Golden Eagles. Gilford Welcomes Somersworth tonight.

Prospect Mountain has put together a three game win-streak after only winning one of their first nine games. The recent win came Wednesday against Somersworth, 61-48. The Timberwolves (4-8) put their streak on the line at Laconia tonight.

Inter-Lakes fell to Newport, 57-37 Tuesday evening. The Lakers (3-10) head to Farmington tonight.

Belmont lost to Winnisquam, 58-78 on Tuesday. The Red Raiders (2-12) host Raymond tonight.


Belmont-Gilford skated past Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes, 5-2 on Wednesday. Bailey Defosie turned away 32 shot in the win. B/G (10-1) visited Kennett yesterday and heads to Souhegan on Sunday.

M-I-L fell to 6-6 with the loss to B-G. The Renegades are the visitors against Laconia-Winnisquam Saturday.

The Wolfpack fell to Kennett, 3-1 on Wednesday. Laconia-Winnisquam sits at 3-9 going into the Saturday's match-up against M-I-L.

Girls' basketball

Gilford slipped past Laconia, 49-39, to remain unbeaten in DIII play. The Golden Eagles (16-0) were led by Cassidy Bartlett and her 14 points. The Gilford girls look to continue the streak at Somersworth tonight.

Laconia fell to 11-4 after the loss to Gilford. Kailey Nute poured in 14 points in the loss. The Sachems head to Prospect Mountain tonight.

Belmont took care of Winnisquam, 75-37, Tuesday night. Chay Cadarette scored 22 in the victory. The Red Raiders (10-6) visit Raymond tonight.

Prospect Mountain fell to Raymond 37-28. The Timberwolves (6-9) host Laconia tonight.

Inter-Lakes could not get past Newport, falling 57-38. The Lakers (1-13) host Farmington this evening.

Winnisquam (1-15) fell 37-76 at Berlin Wednesday. The Bears head to Laconia tonight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 07:47

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