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Local teen, ranked 2nd in N.H. for slopestyle, to compete in USASA nationals

Local teen Kaleb Shumway will be heading to Copper Mountain in Colorado this month to compete in the National Championships sponsored by the United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA). Kaleb rank 2nd in New Hampshire Series for the 12-13 year-old snowboard slopestyle division and 55th out of over 280 competitors for the national rankings. This is Kaleb's first year working on his talents of freestyle snowboarding, with the help of Gunstock Freestyle Academy's coaches he was able to take it one step further to the competition side of the sport. "The first time I realized Kaleb's passion for learning freestyle moves on his snowboard was watching him do flips on our trampoline in the backyard, then in a friend's backyard doing backflips off a small jump they made. I knew I had to find someplace that would help him advance with his talents and take it one step further," said his mother Shelli Shumway. Kaleb spends five days a week riding at Gunstock Mountain, two of which involves training with the GFA coaches or competing at different events for the New Hampshire Series.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:19

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Gilmanton brothers heading to national snowboardcross championships

Brothers Finn and Will Baldwin, from Gilmanton, will be competing in the USASA national championships next month at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Both Finn, who's 14, and Will (16), compete in snowboardcross. Above, Finn races in an event at Ragged Mountain. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:08

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Laconia girl posts top score at gymnastics meet

Adrianna Laflower, from Laconia, a gymnast on the XCEL Bronze team at Lakes Regional Gymnastics Academy in Belmont, beat out 399 other girls from around New Hampshire for the highest overall gymnastics score of 38.74 at the Friendship Meet in Bow on March 8 at the Granite State Gymnastics Gym.
Lakes Regional Gymnastics XCEL Bronze team came in First Place Winners as well at the meet.
Laflower came in first in Beam, Bars, Floors and with the overall score in her age category and second in Vault. Laflower has been in gymnastics for three years.
Laflower is a second grade student at the Elm St School in Laconia. She is the daughter of Stephanie Valton of Laconia, N.H. and Rick Laflower of Lancaster, Calif.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 07:58

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Final winter biathlon of season held in Holderness

The third and final winter biathlon of the season at the Pemi Fish and Game Club in Holderness was held at the club's shooting ranges on Saturday, March 7. The biathletes were greeted with near perfect conditions with the temperature 3 degrees at 6:00 AM and reaching 31 by early afternoon. Ample snow cover blessed the participants with grooming provided by the local Squam Lakes Trailbusters snowmobile club. Thirty-five people registered for this winter biathlon event, a new high for winter biathlon at the club with two on snowshoes and the rest skate-skiing. Ages ranged from 10 to 71. Two biathletes shot "clean" (no misses) and several had only one or two misses.

The Match Class was won by Kevin Baier with a time of 28:05. The Novice Class was won by Gwynne Gallagher, 42:36. The Beginner Class with Penalty Loops was won by Nathaniel Farny, 37:35. The Beginner Class with Penalty Minutes was won by Jessica Solomon, 42:20. The Snowshoe Beginner Class was won by Judi LeCount, 44:42. William Morse, age 11, won the Age 12 and Under Class with a time of 42:56.

Summer biathlon events will be offered by the club where participants run, walk or wheelchair (adaptive) four times with shooting between each run and a final run, the same format as in the winter events. The summer dates are May 30, July 4, August 15, September 12 and October 4 (Mountain Bike).

For additional information on the Pemi Fish and Game Club's biathlon program contact Fred Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-968-9944.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 07:47

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