Waukewan Ladies count their putts

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the first sunny day of the season. The ladies cheered as they teed off on the back nine. Teams of 4 and a game of "Count Your Putts" was the plan of attack. Two best putts per hole netted the winning team $10 per player with a total of only 27 putts. Congratulations to the team of: Jan Lefebvre, Ellen Vail, Gloria Ferland, and Karen Bourgeois. Not far behind, the second place team with 28 putts included Gerry McGillicuddy, Sue Connelly, Brenda Trudeau, and Margie Kreitler. Nicely done.

Four contest holes included: #16, Closest to the Pin won by Val Langbehn with a drive that left the ball 20' 11" from the flag. Three ladies landed on #14 on 2 shots: Gerry McGillicuddy, Gloria Ferland, and Denise Doyle. A drawing was held and Gerry McGillicuddy walked away with the prize. Lynn Seley ( with a handicap of 17 and above) had a fabulous drive on #15, while Jan Pano ( handicap 16 and below) showed her prowess for longest drive on #13. Great Shots.

A great day for Gerry Mcgillicuddy who scored 2 birdies. A 10 foot putt on #12 and a fabulous 24 foot putt on #14. One Chip-In was captured on Tuesday by Jane Pillsbury. A fabulous 30 foot chip would have netted Jane prize money...but she did not remember to "chip-in" to the pot.

Congratulations go to 7 ladies shooting 50 and below. Gerry McGillicuddy with a 46, Laurie Fox shot 47, Gloria Ferland a 48, and a score of 50 for Charlotte Gregory, Jan Pano, Brenda Trudeau, and Val Langbehn.

The Waukewan Ladies will be back on the course next week for another challenging game. The league is in the midst of planning the 2015 Waukewan Ladies League Invitational, with a theme of "IN THE PINK!" on September 9.

Muskrats drop into 2nd place with 5 left to play

LACONIA — The Laconia Muskrats have gone 4-6 over the last ten games, falling into second place in the New England Colligate Baseball League. The local nine dropped out of first place after the all-star break and have six games remaining to hold onto a playoff position.

At 20-16 heading into last night's last non division game, the Muskrats will close out the season with five division games beginning tonight at Keene.

If Laconia makes the post season they will play a best of three series with the other postseason qualifier which looks to be the Vermont Mountaineers who hold a two and a half game lead on the Muskrats. If the standings stay the same the series will be played in Vermont. The Muskrats have six games to close the 2.5 game gap and secure home field.

The Muskrats catcher Deon Stafford is tops in the NECBL in doubles with 13 and his teammate James Davidson is leading in steals with 21 on the season. Stafford is second on the team in batting average, hitting .346 on the season while the top spot goes to second baseman, Brian Mims hitting .353.

The pitching standout this season has been Derry native Tim Viehoff. The SNHU student athlete has started six games for the Muskrats compiling 41 strikeouts while only walking 18, winning four games.

The Muskrats have a pair of regular season home games remaining against North Adams on Tuesday and the same matchup on Friday. Both games start at 6:30 pm at Robbie Mills Field.

Waukewan Ladies play 'Pick 5'

The Waukewan Ladies were back on the course for the second week in a row. The back nine was a bit wet, but that did not dampen the spirits of the gals. While light rains plagued golfers on and off for the first five holes, the sun finally returned. The game was PICK FIVE. Each golfer played her own ball and the two best net scores were counted. Each team was allowed to pick five holes to count for the team competition. A tie score of 39 for 2 teams earned them $10 per player. Congratulations to the following teams: Laurie Fox, Fran Howe, Liz Cooper, and Lyn Seley. The second team, Jan Pano, Karen Bourgeois, and Gail Clark and a 4th blind draw played very well with a team score of 39.

There were four contest holes. Closest to the Pin for the second shot on hole #12 went to Roz Gay, while Ellen Vail took Closest to the Pin on hole #16. A trip to the prize table was also earned with Longest Drive (for handicaps 18 and above) by Leslie Robinson. For handicaps 17 and below, Jan Pano won longest drive with ease.

The wet conditions and slow greens did not allow for any chip-ins on Tuesday, so the pot will grow and the winner(s) next week will take home greater winnings.

Congratulations go to 6 ladies shooting 50 and below. Barb Barbuto and Faith Bartlett scored 50, Kathy Sweeney a 49, Val Langbehn and Jan Pano shot 48, while the lowest score of 46 went to Laurie Fox.

The Waukewan Ladies eagerly await the sun and returned to play next July 14. The 42nd annual Waukewan Ladies Invitational will be held on September 9.

Muskrats to be well-represented in All-Star Game

LACONIA — The Laconia Muskrats increased their Northern Division lead to 2.5 games in the New England Collegiate Baseball league this week by
winning five out of six games last week. "We are in control of our own destiny right now," said General Manager Noah Crane. "It's a good place to be."

Laconia sits at 17-10 with 12 games remaining after last night with 9 of them coming against division foes. "If we can continue to knock off teams directly below us we should be in good shape for the postseason," added Crane.

The 2015 NECBL All Star Team was announced on Saturday and seven Muskrats were selected to represent the Northern Division. In addition to the seven players, Muskrats manager, Nick Cenatiempo, and his staff will manage the team. The seven All Star selections is the highest total ever for the Muskrats and will be the first time Laconia's staff will be in charge of the team.

Laconia will have three starters, catcher Deon Stafford, third baseman Braxton Martinez, and pitcher Tim Viehoff. Brian Mims, Cam Hanley, Carter Grote, and Brett Lashley will make the trip to Sanford Maine as well.

Derry's Viehoff is second in the league in wins with four and 39 strikeouts. Second baseman, Brian Mims is batting a hefty .370 on the season with five homeruns and 20 RBI's.

The 2015 NECBL All Star Game will take place in Sanford, Maine, at historic Goodall Park. The game is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.

The Muskrats host Vermont Friday and Sanford Saturday before the short All Star break. Both game times are at 6:30 at Robbie Mills Field.