The Laconia Sachems (1-1) ran away with a victory 58-19 on homecoming against the Manchester West Blue on Friday night. Junior running back Kyle Chiasson ran wild, piling up 209 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of game. Coach Craig Kozens said Chiasson, the team's primary back, has taken his game to a higher level this year. "He (Chiasson) put time into the weight room and is playing stronger. He is blessed with speed and vision and has been a workhorse for us." Chiasson has amassed over 400 yards in the first two games of the year.
Homecoming festivities kicked of the evening at Bank of New Hampshire Field on Friday night. "It's always nice to put a quality show on for Homecoming. We are glad to make the alumni proud," continued Kozens. Once the game started the Sachems fumbled the opening kickoff and Manchester scored on the first offensive play from scrimmage. The Blue Knights enjoyed the lead for less than a minute before Laconia began piling on the points. Laconia's Jacob Fillgate scored his first TD of the year on a 43 yard scamper down the Laconia sideline. Fulgate had 137 yards on four carries to accompany Chiasson in the backfield.
The Sachems head to Hanover on Friday night. "Hanover will be a tough one. Our team speed and great offensive and defensive line give us a chance every time we take the field," added Kozens. "Coach Orton has his offensive line playing very well right now. They are playing as one." Last season, Laconia held of the Marauders and their 20 point second half to for a 26-20 victory at home. Hanover is 1-1.
Winnisquam are 2-0 on the year after a 22-6 win in Meredith against the Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough Lakers. "We played sloppy at times but got the points when we needed," said Bears head coach Pat Riberdy. The Bears were led by running back Christian Serrano who carried the ball 22 times for 124 yards. "Christian has no quit in him. he gives 100 percent every play to include practice," added Riberty.
The Lakers (1-1) held the Bears to nine points in the first half but could not get anything going offensively to come back. "One play could have turned the tide," said Lakers coach Jon Francis. "We ran into a hammer in Winnisquam. They controlled the battle on both sides of the line." The Lakers were led by Andrew Brothers with 43 hard fought yards and a touchdown.
Inter-Lakes will visit winless Newfound and the South Conference Bears host Farmington (1-1) on Saturday afternoon.
The 2-0 Golden Eagles have sole possession of the top seed in the NHIAA Division III North Conference after a 40-27 victory over Somersworth. Gilford won the Lakes conference last season but will have a bigger challenge with the new alignment because the NHIAA has consolidated four conferences into two, North and South.
The Golden Eagles scored 19 second half points after heading into the locker room tied at 21 with Somersworth. Quarterback Carter Mercer threw for 192 and three touchdowns. Gilford will host a 1-1 Newport team on Saturday afternoon.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 September 2014 08:42
An article printed in Tuesday's edition listed an incorrect name for one of the members of the Gilford High School football team. The Golden Eagles' quarterback is named Carter Mercer, who threw a pair of touchdowns in the victory for Gilford.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:38
On a brisk morning on September 10 the 76 golfers from 19 clubs throughout the state were excited to hit the links for a perfect day of golf. "Fifty Shades of Green" was the theme for the Waukewan Ladies League's 41st Annual Invitational Tournament. Multiple shades of green were reflected in the ladies' attire. This year the Ladies League selected the Got Lunch! Program as the charity, which services the Inter-Lakes and Moultonborough area school children. Christine Hoedecker George shared with the group how the Got Lunch! Program works and the number of meals supplied to the children in the area.
After the ladies enjoyed a continental breakfast provided by Waukewan Golf Club, Linda Ridlon and Ellen Vail, Invitational co-chairs, welcomed the field of golfers and thanked everyone who assisted in all the preparations. The ladies also joined Ridlon in thanking several husbands who served as the welcoming "Bag Guys".
There were eight contest holes waiting for the ladies on the course. Those ladies winning for the contest holes were Donna Leighton who drove her ball "Closest to the Line" at ½" on 2, Val Langbehn "Closest to the Pin" on 3 at 8'3", Charlene Fleming "Closest to the Pin" on 11 at 5"4", Charlotte Gregory "Closest to the Pin" on 16 at 5'2", Val Langbehn "Closest to the Pin 2nd shot" on #5, Roz Gay "Closest to the Pin on 2nd shot" on 14, Carmen Jutras "Longest Drive in the Fairway" on 8 and Julie Richardson "Longest Drive in Fairway" on 15.
The field of golfers was treated to both appetizers provided by League members as well as a tasty luncheon provided by Waukewan in the Bar-N. Val Langbehn and Denise Doyle shared in the duties of drawing raffle tickets for the many items donated by not only local merchants but by several League members as well.
The closing awards were 1st Low Gross to Yolanda Miller at 78; 1st Low Net to Charlene Fleming at 66. The following were the teams who placed in the 2-low net per foursome format: 1st Place- Charlene Fleming, Charlotte Gregory and Judy Watckins at 124; 2nd Place - Yolanda Miller, Rosalyn Gay, Bertha Corless and Marilyn Lynch at 126; 3rd Place - Mary Kruzel, Sharon Fuller, Ellen Vail and Bobbe Fairman at 128, 4th Place-Linda Berlind, Val Langbehn, Kathy Dailey and Sharon Corcoran (card playoff hole 6) at 129, 5th place- Carmen Jutras, Diane Chiasson, Patricia Serafin and Valerie Cross at 129 (card Playoff).
All of the ladies left acknowledging that it was a great day of golf and pleased that their participation in this event will help support the Got Lunch! Program.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:32
Tilton Sports Center is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming Winter Session that will start on Oct. 27, 2014. Leagues will be offered for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, adult kickball, and baseball/softball hitting leagues. There will also be camps and clinics offered in a variety of sports over the winter months.
Individual players and teams of all ability levels are welcome to participate. The first session will run for 12 weeks from October 27 through January 19. Teams typically play one hour-long game per week. Field hockey players can play on teams from 3rd grade to 12th grade. Soccer players from age 6 through adults are welcome to join a team. Lacrosse players ages 8 to 18 are eligible to join a team.
Last Updated on Thursday, 18 September 2014 08:29
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