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.

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.

Gilford Softball shoots past Belmont in 7th

The Gilford offense came up huge on Monday to beat one of the top teams in DIII- Belmont by a score of 8-7. Belmont was ahead the entire game until the top of the 7th when Gilford came up with 3 hits and 4 runs and took advantage of 2 errors and 1 pass ball to take a 8-7 lead. In the bottom of the 7th inning with just a one run lead Gilford pitcher Sarah Lachapelle was able to strike out 2 batters and catch a pop up behind her to get out of the inning and end any Belmont threat.
Gilford was down 4-0 when the Golden Eagles scored their first run in the top of the 4th when Jordan Dean singled, went to 2nd on a Sarah Lachapelle sacrifice bunt and scored on an Emily Theberge single to make the score 4-1. Gilford scored 2 more runs in the 5th inning when Jessica Freeman singled and scored on a Brooke Beaudet triple. Beaudet scored on a Caitlin Houston single to bring Gilford closer at 4-3. Belmont answered back in the bottom of the 5th to score 2 runs to take a 6-3 lead. Gilford scored one more in the top of the 6th when Sarah Lachapelle singled, advanced to 2nd on a Emily Theberge sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by freshman Alexis Lacroix's, who was playing in her first varsity game, to make the score 6-4 with Belmont still leading. In the bottom of the 6th Belmont tacked on one more run to give the Red Raiders a 7-4 lead going into the top of the 7th. Gilford exploded to score 4 runs and secure the victory. Brooke Beaudet reached 1st on an error, Jillian Lachapelle ripped a single down the 3rd base line and Jordan Dean hit a single to load the bases. Beaudet scored on a pass ball and Jillian Lachapelle scored on a Sarah Lachapelle's fielder's choice that was misplayed. With 2 runners in scoring position, Emily Theberge roped a double to give Gilford a one run advantage when both Dean and Sara Lachapelle scored.

Round-up: GIlford tennis completes second consecutive undefeated season

The Gilford boys' tennis completed their second consecutive undefeated season, shutting out Kearsarge and Pelham, 9-0 The Golden Eagles (14-0) will host a quarterfinal match Tuesday, May 26 at the Gilford town courts at 4 p.m.

In other boys' tennis news, Inter-Lakes finished out the regular season with four wins to earn a 9-5 record. The Lakers topped Monadnock, 7-2 and Wilton-Lyndeborough, 8-1. The playoff bracket has not been set.

Prospect Mountain shut out Conant, 9-0, to finish the regular season 9-5. The Timberwolves wait to see their first tournament opponent.

Girls' tennis

Prospect Mountain dropped their last two matches to finish the regular season 10-4. The Timberwolves await their post season schedule.

Inter-Lakes closes out the season today against Littleton. The Lakers are 4-9 heading into tonight's regular season finale.

Gilford improved to 7-7 after winning two of three matches last week to end the regular season. The Golden Eagles slipped by Pelham, 5-4, to reach the .500 mark.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia continues to improve, running past Coe-Brown, 18-1, Tuesday. The Sachems (10-2) head to Bishop Brady today with an opportunity to add to their five game win-streak.

Gilford fell to 2-9 after a pair of losses to Pelham, 7-2, and Plymouth, 11-9. The Golden Eagles hosted Coe-Brown yesterday.

Girls' lacrosse

Laconia extended their win-streak to nine games with a win against Gilford Wednesday. The Sachems have finish out the season a week from Thursday and look to wrap up the second seed in the DIII postseason.

Gilford fell to 8-4 after the loss to Laconia. The Golden Eagles host Oyster River Saturday.

Belmont visited Bishop Brady yesterday in hopes of gaining their first win. The Red Raiders (0-12) end the season at Laconia next Thursday.


Prospect Mountain improved to 12-2 with wins against Laconia, 5-4, and Farmington, 11-2. The Timberwolves finish out the regular season next week against Franklin and Gilford.

Belmont topped Bow and Winnisquam last week to improve to 11-2. The Red Raiders host Somersworth today in search of a first round bye in the DIII postseason.

Gilford fell to Winnisquam, 4-0, Tuesday. The Golden Eagles were 5-7 heading into yesterday's action against Berlin.

Winnisquam also sits at 5-7 after the win against Gilford and the loss to Belmont. The Bears traveled to Laconia yesterday and head to Inter-Lakes this afternoon.

Laconia fell to Berlin, 16-2, last week and hosted Winnisquam yesterday in an attempt to reach the playoffs. The Sachems (5-8) head to Plymouth and Belmont next week to close out the regular season.

Inter-Lakes fell to Newfound Monday to fall to 2-11 on the year. The Lakers hosted Moultonborough yesterday and welcome Winnisquam tomorrow.


Laconia improved to 11-2 with a 17-6 win over Berlin. The Sachems hosted Winnisquam yesterday and finish out the regular season against Plymouth and Belmont next week.

Belmont picked up a pair of wins this week against Gilford, 4-3, and Winnisquam, 5-0. The Red Raiders (10-3) host Somersworth today.

Prospect Mountain hosted Farmington yesterday and welcome Franklin Tuesday. The Timberwolves are 9-4 on the season.

Gilford won three of their last four to improve to 7-5. The Golden Eagles traveled to Berlin yesterday and head to Newport tomorrow.

Winnisquam dropped their last two games to fall to 6-6 on the season. The Bears traveled to Laconia yesterday and head to Inter-lakes today.

Inter-Lakes dropped to 4-10 after a 4-3 loss to Moultonborough. The Lakers close out the regular season against Winnisquam today and Newfound next week.