33 Wavemakers qualify for regional swim meet

The Lakes Region Wavemakers had 33 swimmers qualify for the NE Swimming Regional Meet held this past weekend. Kendra Blouin, the team's youngest and newest swimmer swam the 25 back and 25 free. Dagon Burr achieved best times in the 50 free and 50 breast. Hayley Cochrane swam a 20.12 in the 25 back with 3 top 10 finishes. Alex Dimarizo swam a 27.73 in the 50 free. Laurel Gingrich swam a personal best in her 200 free. Edward Goucher swam 25 free with a 35.38. Emie Goucher swam the 25 free and 25 back. Ela Goucher, 9 years of age, placed 1st in 3 events over the weekend qualifying for the Silver Meet in 4 events. Murphy Harris dropped 4 seconds in the 50 breast. Kathryn Hawkes swam personal bests in all of her events qualifying for The Silvers Meet in 2 events, and placing top 10 in 6 events over the weekend. Alyxzandra Huckaby placed top 10 in the 100 back. Sydney Irons swam personal best with a 4 second drop in the 50 fly. Josh Kelleher swam top 10 in his 50 free and 50 breast. Olivia Morea placed top 10 in the 100 free. Eric Phelps was a top 10 finisher in all 5 of his events. Charlotte Philippy achieved a personal best time dropping 5 seconds in her 50 fly. Sydney Philippy had personal bests in both of her events the 25 back and 25 free. Garrett Shaffer placed top 10 in his 5 events. Lauren Sikoski achieved a personal best with a 7 second drop in the 100 breast. Hannah Verville swam a 1:20.11 as an 8 year old in the 100 free qualifying her for the Silvers Meet. The team will be sending 7 swimmers to the Slivers Meets next weekend. During April and May the LRW Swim Team will host a 4 week Wave Clinic which is a great opportunity for swimmers to try the team out and continue to work on their stroke development, www.lakesregionwavemakers.com for more information.

GHS's Cook earns 2nd place finish at state meet

Rebecca Cook, a junior at Gilford High School placed second in the 100 freestyle event, with a 55.42 time, at Saturday's Division II State Championship Meet. Cook also made the podium in the 200 freestyle. The relay team compromised of Zoe Fullerton, Olivia Morea, Katie Gingrich and Rebecca Cook placed 7th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.64, a new team record. Owen Sanborn, junior, set a new team record in the 100 fly at 1:08.41 as did Beck Mclean, freshman, in the 200 IM at 2:23.64. 

Round-up: Gilford girls seek perfect season tonight

Gilford (17-0) girls' basketball remained perfect Friday night, downing Somersworth, 67-31. The Golden Eagles look to complete the perfect season tonight against Newfound.

The Sachems improved to 12-4 after a 71-22 victory over Prospect Mountain. The Sachems end the regular season with a pair of home games against Winnisquam tonight and Sanborn on Thursday.

Belmont held Raymond to 19 points Friday night in a 42-19 win. The Red Raiders finish the regular season at Inter-Lakes on Friday night.

Prospect Mountain currently holds onto the 16th seed in the standings after a the 71-22 loss to Laconia. The Timberwolves have a pair of games to hold onto the spot against Sanborn tonight and Newfound Thursday.

Inter-Lakes (2-13) hosted Somersworth last night. The Lakers close out the year against White Mountains Wednesday and Belmont Friday.

Winnisquam (1-15) heads to Laconia tonight and hosts Stevens to close out the season Thursday.

Boys' basketball

Winnisquam looks to remain in the hunt for a first round bye against Laconia tonight. The Bears are 11-3 with four games remaining.

Gilford rolled over Somersworth, 71-43, Friday night. The Golden Eagles (11-4) head to Newfound tonight.

The Sachems (6-8) fell to Prospect Mountain, 54-45, Friday. The Sachems head to Winnisquam tonight.

Prospect Mountain (5-8) inched closer to Laconia after the 54-45 victory over the Sachems. The Timberwolves hosted Newfound last night and head to Sanborn Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes (3-11) fell to Farmington, 56-69, Friday evening. The Lakers headed to Somersworth last night and host White Mountains Wednesday night.

Belmont fell at home, 65-47, to Raymond over the weekend. The Red Raiders host Inter-Lakes Friday night.

Ice hockey

Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes and Laconia-Winnisquam skated to a 2-2 tie Saturday afternoon. The Renegades (7-6-1) host Kennett and the Wolfpack (3-9-1) heads to Berlin tomorrow.

Belmont/Gilford's game against Souhegan was postponed due to Saturday's storm. The Bulldogs (11-1) host Manchester West tomorrow.

Cold fingers, warm hearts for Ice Racing Club

MOULTONBOROUGH — The fans and racers at the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club's weekly races may have had some cold fingers and toes, but their hearts were warmed by a special guest. Team Chloe was on the ice representing the Best Buddies of NH. With rosy checks and a smile for everyone, Chloe posed in all the victory circle celebrations and made the rounds of the pits and the spectator areas collecting donations for Best Buddies. Chloe even scored a trophy of her own when Fabian Smith, winner of the 4-Cylinder Rear Wheel Drive feature, graciously gave his trophy to her.

Burns Automotive Services of Moultonboro sponsored the week's races held on Lee Pond during a very cold day. The only thing that stops the ice racers is warm weather so the racing started on schedule at noon. Hot laps and qualifying heats for the 5 divisions were run on the freshly prepared 1/3 mile oval. The feature winners were as follows: Juniors (13-15 years) – Matt DeMond of Moultonborough, 4-Cyl FWD – Jack Cook of Moultonborough, 4-Cyl RWD – Fabian Smith of Meredith, V8 Stock – Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee, and Modifieds – Mike Horsch of Moultonborough.

More information about Best Buddies of NH and the great work they do can be found at www.BestBuddiesNewHampshire.org. The next scheduled ice race is the Suzanne Taggett benefit race on Sunday February 15th. Check the club's website at www.LRIRC.com or their Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos. The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races on Lee and Berry Ponds as long as the ice stays safe. See you on the ice.