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Correction: Tibbits took 1st place for floor event

A caption printed in the May 19 edition incorrectly reported the results of a recent state-wide gymnastics competition. Adrianna LaFlower of the Lakes Region Gymnastics Academy Bronze team came in first in bars, beam and vault and second on floor. Skye Tibbits took first place on floor for the Bronze team. The bronze team rallied second place in The State Championship on May 10, 2015.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:03

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Round-up: Trowsdale throws no-hitter for Winnisquam softball

Winnisquam softball blanked Laconia 7-0 last week behind a no-hit performance from Allie Trowsdale. The Bears improved to 7-7 after the win over Laconia and an 11-0 victory over Inter-Lakes last week. The girls host Bishop Brady Wednesday.

The Red Raiders improved to 12-2 after a 12-0 win against Somersworth. Megan Prescott tossed a complete game shutout while striking out 10 in the victory. The girls are tied for second place in the DIII standings with five other two loss teams and only two games to play in the regular season. Belmont welcomes Laconia this afternoon.

Prospect Mountain topped Farmington 11-2 last week to stay in the DIII two loss club last week. The Timberwolves host Franklin today and close out the regular season tomorrow at Gilford.

Gilford dropped a pair of games last week to Winnisquam 4-0 and Berlin 8-0. The Golden Eagles host Berlin in the second game of a home and home today. The team sits at 5-8 on the season with three games remaining.

The Sachems dropped three games this week, falling to 5-9 on the season heading into yesterday's game against Plymouth. Laconia closes out the regular season today at Belmont looking for a win and a berth into the DIII tournament.

Inter-Lakes dropped to 2-13 on the year after an 11-0 blanking by Winnisquam. The Lakers close out the '15 campaign against Newfound tomorrow.

Baseball

Laconia improved to 12-2 after a 7-6 eighth inning walk-off win over Winnisquam. Nate Batchelder provided the game winning hit in the extra inning. The Sachems are in a battle for third place with Somersworth and Monadnock. The boys headed back to the diamond yesterday against Plymouth and close out the regular season today at Belmont.

Belmont fell to Somersworth 11-0 last week and fell to 10-4 on the season. The Red Raiders host Laconia today and head to White Mountains for the regular season finale.

Gilford picked up their third consecutive win this week against Newport 8-3. The 9-5 Golden Eagles host Prospect Mountain today.

Winnisquam bounced back from the extra inning loss against Laconia to defeat Inter-Lakes 9-8. The Bears ended a three game losing-streak and climbed back to .500 at 7-7. The boys host Bishop Brady tomorrow.

Prospect Mountain fell to Farmington 6-5 last week, falling to 9-5 on the season. The Timberwolves hosted Franklin yesterday and close out the regular season today at Gilford.

Inter-Lakes fell to 4-11 after the loss to Winnisquam. The Lakers close out the season against Newfound tomorrow.

Boys' tennis

The postseason begins this afternoon with the top seeded Golden Eagles hosting (8) Bow at 4 p.m.

Prospect Mountain (6) heads to (3) Monadnock and (7) Inter-Lakes travels to (2) Profile School.

Girls' tennis

The girls' quarterfinals begin tomorrow as Gilford (8) heads to top seeded Conant and Prospect Mountain travels to Sanborn or Littleton. The NHIAA has yet to release the tie breaker between Prospect Mountain and Bow who both finished 10-4 this season without playing each other.

Girls' lacrosse

Laconia can lock up the second seed in the DIII postseason with a win against Belmont in the regular season finale Thursday afternoon. The Sachems are 12-1 this season and look to advance past the semifinal appearance from last season.

Gilford is 9-4 on the season after a 10-7 over Oyster River. The Golden Eagles host Bishop Brady today to close out the regular season.

Belmont is 0-13 on the season and closes out the year against Laconia Thursday.

Boys' lacrosse

The Sachems are in the third spot in the standings with a 11-2 record. Laconia traveled to Campbell yesterday and will close out the regular season with a game against Plymouth today and at Trinity tomorrow.

Gilford (3-9) traveled to Manchester West yesterday and finishes the year today against Bishop Brady.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2015 08:00

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Wavemakers begin summer season

The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team has begun its summer season. The swim team is a developmental team for ages 5-18 with swimmers of all abilities, recreational to competitive. Some swimmers just finished the swim clinic and are excited for the summer season to begin. For more information in joining the team please refer to www.lakesregionwavemakers.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:01

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U11 lacrosse teams notches wins against new opponent & old foe

The Laconia U11 boys' lacrosse team continued its winning ways this past weekend and was able to post two more victories.
Saturday the team played host to first-year program, the Northwood Black Bears. This young team gave the Sachems all they could handle before Laconia secured the 7-5 victory. Cole Roy continued his offensive assault, as he notched 4 goals and an assist. Evan "Papi" Carignan had 2 goals and 2 assists and Zach Kitchen added a goal for the home team. The Sachem's defense played solid as Cody Newman and Middie Cam Harriman caused several turnovers to limit the Black Bear offense.
Sunday saw the Plymouth Huskies come to town. This rivalry is always fun to watch and even more fun to play in. Roy and Carignan picked up where they left off as they both found the back of the back of the net 4 times each. Middie Zach Whitney recorded his first hat trick of the season to go with 4 more assists while Bree Ricker and Lucas Beane rounded out Laconia's scoring with a goal apiece. Goalie Noah Potter was big in the net, turning aside 9 shots while his defense played solid in front of him. Defensemen Jacob Mello, Edgar Conroy, and Keith Corriveau limited Plymouth's time of possession and kept the ball in their offensive teammates sticks. When the dust settled, the Sachems had a resounding 13-2 victory and held bragging rights, for this season at least.
The Sachems will be playing this Memorial Day weekend against cross-town rivals Lakes Region Lacrosse on Saturday and then a big game against undefeated Merrimack Valley on Sunday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:55

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