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.

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.

Youth baseball clinics starting on Feb. 15

The Gilford Cal Ripken Youth Baseball League is happy to announce the return of its "spring training" skills clinics for the 2015 season. This is a 5-week series of clinics that will focus on all the fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting, as well as pitching and catching.

Players from the towns of Gilford and Laconia who are eligible to play in either the Majors, Minors, or Rookie divisions for the upcoming regular season are encouraged to attend.
Clinics will be held from 4 to 5:30 on Sundays in the GHS gymnasium for players ages 7-12, and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gilford Community Center for players ages 9-12. Clinics will begin on Sunday, February 15 and run for 5 weeks. A one-time donation of $20 per family is requested, which covers both locations and time slots. Aside from a ball glove, the only equipment needed will be a pair of clean indoor shoes and shorts or sweats. Players are also encouraged to register for the 2015 season at any of these times.
For questions or more information, please contact any Gilford Cal Ripken board member from the links on www.gilfordbaseball.org.

Junior hockey: Wolves bounce back, beat Junior Monarchs 6-2

LACONIA — The New England Wolves rebounded from Saturday night's defeat at the hands of the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs with a decisive 6-2 win over the 2014 MJHL Champion Boston Bandits on Sunday afternoon in Bridgewater, Mass.
Sunday's 6-2 victory was paced by two of the league's youngest players, Laconia's Bryce Ricker and Moscow, Russia native Mikhail Astakhov. The 1998 birth year players tallied 2 goals each. Steadied on their forward line by MJHL All- Star Kevin Morello (who recorded 1 goal and 3 assists himself), the trio played with terrific chemistry and discipline throughout the effort. "Coach Potenza and I tried mixing up our combinations and lines to jump start our offense on Sunday and it worked. Getting statistical contributions from our youngest players says a lot about their development and the health of the program," said Wolves coach Andrew Trimble.
Additionally, Wolves captain Dillon Smith played his first full game on defense, due to the illness of other defenders and the injury to Will Francis, and recorded a multi-assist game. 6'4" 1994 birth year defender Hunter Craig also scored. Netminder Harley Eliason made several key saves, including a cross crease pad save mid-way through the 2nd period that preserved the lead for his teammates. Towards the latter portion of the 3rd period, penalties became an issue including a game ejection for the Bandits coach, and the Wolves displayed tremendous discipline.
The Wolves return to action next weekend (February 14 and 15) with games in Hackensack, N.J. as part of the MJHL's final league showcase. They will be taking on the Philadelphia Revolution and the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton Knights. Both are Southern Division teams.
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