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LMS boys take 2nd place in Holiday Tournament

The Laconia Middle School boys' A team captured 2nd place in the annual Holiday Tournament, falling to Belmont in the championship game.

The Sachems squared off against Belmont in the opening round of the tourney and came away with a 31-29 win. Ryan Paiva led his team with 9 points and 11 rebounds to go with 7 steals. Jakob Steele and Caleb Patell chipped in with 5 points apiece, while Steele added 5 boards and 3 steals.
Next up for the Sachems were the boys from Kennett. Paiva had a huge game, dropping 16 points and pulling down 11 boards. Steele and Center Jacob Miner added 5 points each. Defensively, Paiva, Steele, and Ryan Chandler had 3 steals each as Laconia advanced to the Championship with a 36-15 win.
Once again it was Laconia v. Belmont as the youngsters from Belmont had battled through the losers bracket to get another shot at the Sachems. This one was all about the defense as both teams couldn't seem to get to the rim. At the end of the first quarter the score was 2-1 and both defenses remained solid throughout. Again, Laconia looked to their leader, and Paiva answered with 12 points, 14 boards and 6 steals. Unfortunately it was not enough, as the Belmont defense completely shut down Laconia's offense and came away with a hard fought 23-17 win. "It was the first time I've ever been involved in a game where we scored more points (9) from the foul line then we scored (8) from the floor," said coach Rod Roy. "Credit Belmont with some nasty defense. They did a great job."
The Sachems would like to thank all the fans for making the Holiday Tournament a great success and look forward to their continued support throughout the rest of the season.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 09:32

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Duchin picking up the pace for I-L swim team

The Inter-Lakes swimmers headed to UNH Sunday for the Holiday Invitational meet, competing against 15 teams from around New Hampshire. Alaina Duchin had the best performing day out of the three swimmers attending. Duchin achieved new best times in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle event. Dropping 2.28 seconds in the 50 and 5.58 seconds in the 100. Clara Bates finished 22nd in the 200 Individual Medley and 42nd in the 50 Free. Matthew Sundius had a small time drop, however finished in 10th place in the 50 Freestyle and 6th place for the 100 Freestyle. The Lakers will head back to the pool on January 18.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 09:25

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Roundup — Renegades knock off Kearsarge for second win

Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes skated past Kearsarge 7-4 on Saturday afternoon for their second win of the season. The Renegades improved to 2-1 and will host Laconia/Winnisquam tomorrow night.
The Wolfpack fell to defending NHIAA DIII champs Souhegan 6-3 Saturday afternoon. Laconia/Winnisquam freshman Noah Wirth had a pair of goals in the loss. The 1-2 Wolfpack will visit Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes tomorrow night at the Laconia Ice Arena.
The Belmont/Gilford against Sanborn game was postponed on Saturday night due to inclement weather. The game is scheduled to be made up on Sunday, January 25.
Basketball returns in full swing tonight following the winter break. Boys' games on tap tonight include Gilford at Belmont, Winnisquam at Franklin, Inter-Lakes at Newfound, and Plymouth at Laconia. Prospect Mountain will return to action Friday at Somersworth.
The Girls' Tuesday night schedule has Belmont at Gilford, Franklin at Winnisquam, Newfound at Inter-Lakes, and Laconia at Plymouth. The Timberwolves host Somersworth on Friday.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 January 2015 09:21

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Round-up: Winnisquam boys & Laconia girls lead region's basketball teams quickly back into regular season play

The regular season schedule picks up for some high school basketball teams tonight. The Winnisquam boys' basketball team is coming off the break riding high after winning the 41st Lakes Region Holiday Basketball Tournament over Kingswood (Wolfeboro). Christian Serrano took home the tournament MVP trophy in the victory. The 4-0 Bears head to Franklin on Tuesday for their resumption of NHIAA Division III play.

Gilford (2-1), tournament hosts, fell to Kingswood in the semi-finals 61-49. The Golden Eagles head back to the court at Belmont on Tuesday.

The Sachems (1-1) dropped both of their tournament games over the break. Laconia will host DII foe Plymouth on Tuesday evening.

Belmont slipped past Moultonborough before falling to tournament champs, Winnisquam in the semi-finals 75-42. The 1-2 Red Raiders host Gilford in regular season action on Tuesday.

Inter-Lakes (1-2) headed to Farmington over the break to participate in the Mike Lee Holiday Basketball Bash. The Lakers beat Newmarket 77-70 and fell to Farmington 59-47. The boys' head to Newfound on Tuesday in regular season play.

Prospect Mountain (0-3) will host Campbell on January 9th.

Girls' Basketball

The Sachems ran past Gilford in girls' bracket of the Lakes Region Holiday Tournament 34-31. The Sachems' Cali Swormstedt collected the tournament MVP hardware. The 3-1 Sachems are at Plymouth on Tuesday.

Gilford (5-0) hosts Belmont on Tuesday after the tournament finals loss.

Winnisquam (1-4) hosts Franklin on Tuesday.

Belmont fell to Laconia 50-43 in the semi-finals of the tournament. The Red Raiders (3-2) head to Gilford on Tuesday.

Prospect Mountain (2-3) fell to tournament host Gilford in the semi-finals 49-34. The Timberwolves head to Campbell next Friday to resume the regular season.

Inter-Lakes (0-4) will look for their first win on Tuesday against Newfound.

Boys' Hockey

Belmont/Gilford fell to Berlin in the consolation game at the Kennett holiday tournament.
The 2-0 Bulldogs host Sanborn tomorrow.

Laconia/Winnisquam (1-1) hosts Souhegan tomorrow and Moultonborough/Inter-Lakes (1-1) are also home against Kearsarge (N. Sutton) tomorrow for a Laconia Ice Arena high school triple header.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 January 2015 12:39

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