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Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit blank Minutemen

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit defeated the East Coast Minutemen 5-0 Wednesday night at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Spirit got contributions from 5 different scorers in their effort. Forwards Brett Bittner, Nick Pino, and Mike Heffernan along with defenseman Tyler Burton, and Ryan Dunfield each scored for the Spirit. Goaltender Claes Endre earned his second shut out of the season turning away all 25 shots he faced.

The Spirit travel to Cape Cod on Friday evening for a showdown with the Cape Cod Islanders at the Tony Kent Arena. The Spirit will then host the Islanders on Saturday night at the Laconia Ice Arena with puck drop scheduled for 7 p.m.

For more information on the Spirit and their schedule visit www.fightingspirithockey.com. You can also follow the Spirit on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:14

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Boles runs to 3rd place finish at UNH meet

Canterbury's Joseph Boles, a Belmont High School graduate and freshman at the University of New Hampshire, placed third in the 800m run in his first collegiate home track & field meet. Boles clocked an indoor personal record time of 1:59.62 to help UNH to a 233-199 win over Holy Cross.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:03

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LMS boys' A team splits a pair of games

The Laconia Middle School boys' A-team played two games this week and managed to come away with a split decision. On Tuesday the team traveled to Winnisquam to take on an undermanned Bears squad. Laconia's speed was too much for Winnisquam to handle as they posted a 43-18 victory. Ryan Paiva led all scorers with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Center Jacob Miner had a career day, dropping 11 points and pulling in 4 boards. Also playing big on the glass were Caleb Patell with 5 boards and Noah Dickey with a season high 7 rebounds.
The young Sachems were home on Wednesday against a strong Bow team. Bow jumped on the Sachems early, putting the boys from Laconia in a hole they struggled to get out of for the rest of the game. Paiva had another big day with 18 points and 11 boards and shooting guard Ryan Chaisson dropped 9 points (3 for 3 from 3) but it wasn't enough as Bow left with a 48-31 win.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:58

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Round-up: Gilford girls run win streak to 10

The Gilford girls' basketball team ran their win streak to 10 games after easily dispatching Raymond 51-26. Cassidy Bartlett scored 13 points in the victory. The Golden Eagles (10-0) host Inter-Lakes tonight.
Inter-Lakes earned their first victory of the season on Tuesday, a 45-26 decision against Moultonborough. The 1-8 Lakers have a tall task against undefeated Gilford tonight.
Belmont topped Prospect Mountain 40-30 on Tuesday. Chayleigh Cadarette led the way with 21 points and 22 rebounds. The Red Raiders (6-4) visit Winnisquam tonight.
The Bears fell to Campbell 61-30. Madison Langan recorded 10 points in the loss. Winnisquam welcomes Belmont tonight.
Prospect Mountain (2-7) fell to Belmont 40-30. The Timberwolves host Franklin tonight.
Laconia improved to 7-2 after downing Somersworth 40-26. Helen Tautkus and Natalie Compton both scored eight points in the win. The Sachems head to Farmington tonight.
Boys' basketball
Winnisquam dropped their second game of the year 52-43 against Campbell. Christian Serrano tallied 15 points in the loss. The Bears (6-2) head to Belmont tonight.
Belmont fell to Prospect Mountain 31-22 on Tuesday. Belmont hosts Winnisquam tonight.
Prospect Mountain picked up their first win of the season against Belmont 31-22 Tuesday night. The Timberwolves (1-5) head to Franklin tonight.
Inter-Lakes fell to Moultonborugh, 45-42, for the second time in the last three games. Zach Swanson scored a game-high 14 points. The Lakers host Gilford tonight.
The Golden Eagles fell to Farmington 71-61 on Tuesday evening. Gilford (5-3) heads to Meredith to tip-off against the Lakers tonight.
Laconia was edged by Somersworth 44-41 on Tuesday. The Sachems (3-4) welcome Farmington tonight.
Hockey
Laconia-Winnisquam (2-5) welcomes the top seed in DIII, John Stark-Hopkinton tomorrow.
Belmont-Gilford (5-1) hosts Berlin-Gorham tomorrow and will face off against Sanborn in a make-up game on Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena.
Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes (3-4) entertains Souhegan tomorrow.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 07:55

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