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Round-up: Gilford girls get it done, 18-0

The Gilford girls' basketball team wrapped up a perfect regular season on Tuesday, beating Newfound, 69-53. The Golden Eagles (18-0) averaged 61 points per game and won by 10 or more points in 15 of 18 contests. Gilford, assured of a first round bye in the Division III tournament, will wait for the seeding to see who their second round opponent will be.

Laconia (13-4) hosted Sanborn last night to finish the regular season. Laconia's four losses came against teams with a combined 7 losses on the season. Two of those losses were against unbeaten Gilford. The Sachems sat in the seventh seed prior to last nights match.

The Red Raiders head to Meredith tonight night to close out their schedule against Inter-Lakes. Belmont (11-6) holds down the 10th seed heading into tonight.

Prospect Mountain improved to 7-10 against Sanborn, 35-27. The Timberwolves hung on to 17th seed headed into last night's tilt against Newfound.

Inter-Lakes fell 50-41 to White Mountains Wednesday evening. The Lakers close out the year at home against Belmont tonight.

Winnisquam could not get past Laconia, falling 60-48. The Bears (1-16) finished out the year against Stevens last night.

Boys' basketball

Winnisquam rolled past Laconia, 78-54, Tuesday night. The Bears (12-3) are in the fourth spot of the DIII standings heading into tonight's game at Stevens.

Gilford (12-4) is on Winnisquam's heels in the DIII standings after dropping 102 points on Newfound in a 102-47 victory. The Golden Eagles head to Prospect Mountain on Tuesday.

Laconia has dropped the last two matches, the last coming against Winnisquam, 78-54. The Sachems (6-9) head to Sanborn tonight.

The Lakers have strung together a pair of wins for the first time this season, beating Somersworth, 74-56 and White Mountains, 63-53. Inter-Lakes (5-11) heads to Belmont tonight.

Prospect Mountain puts their four game winning streak on the line tonight against Raymond. The Timberwolves (6-8) are fresh off a win over Sanborn, 40-39.

Belmont fell to Raymond, 65-47, last week. The Red Raiders (2-13) host Inter-Lakes tonight.

Ice hockey

Belmont-Gilford (13-1) skated past Manchester West, 13-3. B-G is currently on an 11 game win-streak, scoring five or more goals in every game in that span. The Bulldogs continue the race for the top spot in DIII against ConVal tomorrow.

Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes bested Kennett, 6-3 Wednesday evening. The Renegades (8-6-1) host Berlin-Gorham tomorrow.

Laconia-Winnisquam's game at Berlin/Gorham Wednesday was rescheduled for tonight. The Wolfpack (3-9-1) host Kearsarge tomorrow.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 07:48

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Correction: McNeil was the Sachem pictured

The caption that appeared with a photo on the sports page of the February 17 edition included the wrong name of one of the players pictured. Andre McNeil was the Laconia High School basketball player in the photo.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Lakes Region Flag Football accepting registrations

Registration for the Spring 2015 Season of Lakes Region Flag Football is underway. The LRFFL is an NFL Flag program; practices and games are at Inter-Lakes High School's turf field in Meredith. Time commitment is 2 hours per week: one hour practice (typically Wednesday night) and one hour game (mostly Saturdays).

Registration fee for spring is $65 per player, with a $5 discount for multiple family members. Registrations are done online at lrffl.com. Fee includes an NFL Flag team jersey and flag belts that players get to keep.

Age divisions as follows: (Players age division based upon age as of June 1, 2015.)

4-6; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 & 15-17. All Divisions are co-ed, and there will be a limited number of openings for each age division.

The Spring 2015 Season will begin in early April (after Easter Sunday) with the LRFFL combine and end with the Super Bowl games on Saturday, June 13. Full schedule is available at lrffl.com.

Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Follow us at lrffl.com & Facebook: lakesregionflagfootball

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:14

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Junior hockey: Wolves secure playoff spot

The New England Wolves, using the momentum from the 6-2 win over the Boston Bandits last weekend, defeated the Philadelphia Revolution on Saturday at the President's Day Showcase in Hackensack, N.J. to clinch an MJHL Playoff Berth. The Wolves entry into the 2015 MJHL playoffs is the first playoff berth for a USA Hockey sanctioned, Laconia- based Junior Hockey team since the 2010-11 season.
Saturday's 5-1 victory featured 4 different scorers. Sam Mayberry of Colorado started the scoring on a beautiful line rush by Kevin Morello and Blake Babineau. Morello scored 2 more times, assisted first by Babineau and then by Hunter Craig. Two defenseman, Shawn Sullivan and Will Francis contributed goals after Morello's first tally; assists going to Bryce Ricker and Mikhail Astakhov on the Sullivan goal, and Jared Wood and Sam Mayberry on the Francis goal. Mentor, Ohio native John Hagan was stellar in nets, stopping 18 of the 19 shots he faced. "One of the hallmarks of this team is getting contributions from everyone. Each night presents a new opportunity for somebody else to step up," said Wolves coach Andrew Trimble.
The Wolves staff would like to thank all the host families involved with housing players this season. The Rowleys of Belmont, The Tuckers, the Rileys, the Rickers and Angel Ayers of Laconia, Cindy Baron of Gilford, and the Grassos of Wolfeboro. "Without these great families opening up their homes, these young men would not have this experience. Thank you."- Wolves Management.
The Wolves return to action in 2 weeks (February 27 and March 1) with games in Tewksbury, Mass. and Hooksett, N.H. These are rescheduled games that had to be made up due to inclement weather conditions. These will be the final regular season games before the Wolves take on the MJHL Playoffs in Cromwell, Conn., March 5-8.
In the meantime, the Wolves will be volunteering with Lakes Region Youth Hockey for their Tuesday practices on the 17 and 24 of this month.
For more information, visit- www.americanhockeyinstitute.com. Contact GM/ Head Coach Andrew Trimble with ways to get involved and support the program- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:04

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