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U15 Sachems lacrosse drops season finale

The Laconia Sachems U15 Lacrosse team played host to Hampton for the regular season finale this past Sunday. The home team youngsters hung tough before dropping an 8-4 decision to the top seeded Hampton team. Hampton jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead before Laconia settled in and started playing their game. Attack Riley Roy got his team on the board with a bullet to the back of the net. The goal gave the Sachems life and momentum as they headed into halftime down 5-1. The boys came out fired up in the second half as Roy tallied 2 more goals to cut Hampton's lead in half, 6-3 going into the 4th. Hampton got one back before Roy fed Middie Logan Caruso on a bang-bang play to keep the Sachems within striking distance. Time was not on Laconia's side, as Hampton added another tally before the clock ran out on the Sachem's season. Turning in gritty defensive performances were Noah Shastany and Garrett Whitney. "We played them even after that first quarter," said Coach Roy. "It says alot about this team when we can play tough with an undefeated team as good as Hampton is. We should make some noise in the tournaments."
Laconia ends the regular season at 3-4 and now heads to tournaments in Amherst and Londonderry.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:33

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GHS softball ends regular season with 11-5 record

The Gilford High School softball team finished its regular season with an 11-5 record by beating Belmont 7-1 on Friday. It was Senior Day at the Gilford softball field where 7 seniors were honored prior to the start of the last home regular season game: manager Keeley Glover, center fielder Mollie Dignan, outfielder Kristina Hayden, shortstop Mikaela Mattice, third baseman Lisa Osborne, second baseman Brid Fillion and right fielder Kelsey Buckley. Gilford's goal was to have a strong start and a strong finish and they achieved their goal be jumping out early in the 1st inning, scoring 3 runs on 4 hits and a sacrifice bunt. Mollie Dignan led off with a double, Catiltin Houston laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Dignon to 3rd, Lisa Osborne hit a single to score Dignon, Sarah Lachapelle hit a single to put 2 runners on and Maggie Fillion and Jordan Dean hit a 2 run single to score Liisa Osborne and courtesy runner Kristina Hayden to give Gilford a 3-0 lead. Gilford added one more run in the 4th when Caitlin Houston walked and scored on a fielder's choice. Gilford pulled away by scoring 3 more runs in the 5th making the score 7-0. With 2 outs Lisa Osborne got on with an error and Sarah Lachapelle was hit by a pitch. Maggie Fillion hit a single to score Osborne and both courtesy runner Kristina Hayden and Maggie Fillion scored on an error. Belmont scored one run in the top of the 7th to take away a shut out win for Gilford.

Sarah Lachapelle was the winning pitcher, allowing 1 run, 4 hits, striking out 7 and giving up only 2 walks.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:24

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GHS boys' tennis to play for the DIII championship today

The Gilford High School boys' tennis team is headed to Derryfield School to face Bow for the Division III title this afternoon. Gilford defeated Pelham, 9-0, in the quarterfinals and Prospect Mountain in the semi-finals, 7-1. Andrew Caulfield, Bryce Workman, Keaton Quigley, Nolan Dwyer, and Brad Bergman defeated their singles opponents in both playoff rounds; Grant Workman won his singles match against Pelham. The team swept the doubles matches against Pelham: Caulfield/G. Workman at the top seed, B.Workman/Quigley at 2, and Dwyer/Bergman at 3. The semi-finals were played inside Gilford Hills due to the rain. The 2, 3 doubles teams won while the #1 doubles match did not finish.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 June 2014 08:23

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Legion baseball tryouts are Sundy

Laconia's Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post 1 Baseball team will be conducting tryouts this Sunday, June 1, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park. All interested and eligible players must attend this tryout to be considered for this year's American Legion Baseball season. Any player born in 1995 or later is eligible to play. New Hampshire American Legion baseball is a wooden bat league so each player must provide their own bat for tryouts. There is also a $30 tryout fee. Registration will commence at 9 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns please contact head coach Joe Dee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 455-3539.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2014 08:18

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