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Belmont boys' track team places 1st at championship meet

Belmont High School's boys' indoor track & field team placed first in the Division III Championship Meet last weekend at the University of Southern Maine, outdistancing 2nd place Monadnock HS by 20 points. Ian Rupp, Kyle Gelinas, Colby Leroux and TJ Hennessey placed first in the 4x400m Relay in a school record setting time of 3:53.49. Also setting school records were Bruce Zimmer (3rd place, shot put, 45' 10.5") and the 4x200m relay team of Michael Burbank, Kyle Patten, Ian Remenar and River Mathieu (3rd, 1:44.79). Michael Burbank, placed first (6.92) in the 55m dash, missing the school record by 0.01 sec. Also scoring for the boys' team were Ian Rupp (3rd, 1000m, 2:49.43), Kyle Gelinas (5th, 1500m, 4:39.97) and River Mathieu (3rd, long jump, 18' 1"). Ian Remenar (9.86), Marc Forgione (10.69), Danny Iacopucci (10.60) and Chris Bartz (12.96) swept places 2nd through 5th in the 55m Hurdles.

The Belmont girls' team placed 8th with 14 points. The Monadnock girls' placed first with 99 points. Belmont was led by Emma Chase (4th, 1000m, 3:33.23), Jasmine Syed (5th, 600m, 1:51.15), Emily Vachon (5th, long jump, 11'11") and the 4x400m relay team (3rd, 4:53.45) of Jasmine Syed, Nicole Rosas, Emily Ennis and Emma Chase.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 09:11

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Round-up: Bulldogs, Wolfpack to face off on Wednesday

Belmont-Gilford improved to 7-1 after a 13-1 win against Manchester West. The Bulldogs are third in the NHIAA Division III standings looking up to a pair of unbeaten teams in John Stark/Hopkinton (11-0) and Kennett (8-0-1). B-G will be the home team Wednesday against Laconia-Winnisquam at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Bulldogs won the first contest, 5-1.
Laconia/Winnisquam (3-6) skated past Sanborn, 5-1 on Saturday. The Wolfpack will look to get past Belmont-Gilford on Wednesday.
Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes fell to John Stark/Hopkinton Saturday. The Renegades (4-5) head to Manchester West Wednesday.
Boys' basketball
Winnisquam (7-2) takes to the court tonight against Berlin.
Gilford topped Laconia 70-36 last Thursday. The Golden Eagles (8-3) host Franklin tonight.
Laconia fell to 5-5 after the loss to Gilford. The Sachems play host to Inter-Lakes this evening.
Inter-Lakes (2-8) head to Lakes Region foe Laconia after a week off due to weather.
Belmont ended a nine game losing skid last Thursday against Newfound, 72-40. The Red Raiders will look to string a pair of wins together against Bow tonight.
Prospect Mountain (1-6) heads to Farmington tonight.
Girls' basketball
Gilford sits atop of the NHIAA Division III standings with a 13-0 record. The Golden Eagles head to Franklin tonight.
Laconia dropped their third game of the season to Gilford, 48-45, falling to 9-3 on the season. The Sachems will look to rebound this evening against Inter-Lakes.
Belmont (7-6) looks to halt a two game skid at Bow tonight. The Red Raiders fell to Gilford and Newfound last week.
Prospect Mountain (3-7) hosts Winnisquam (1-10) tomorrow.
Inter-Lakes (1-10) welcomes Laconia this evening.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 February 2015 09:08

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4 Gilford swimmers have qualified for state meet

After competing in the Bobcat Invitational on Sunday, an event featuring more than 550 swimmers, four of the members of the Gilford swim team have qualified for the D II state championship meet.

Katie Gingrich, a senior, qualified at the Bobcat for both the 50 free at 27.75 and the 100 backstroke. She swam strong in the 100 free as well. Senior Chrissy Leach has not been able to compete this season due to an injury. Junior Rebecca Cook placed 2nd in two of her events at the Bobcat the 200 free and 100 free at 56.11 seconds. Her 100 back got her a third place for the day. Rebecca has qualified for states in 7 events. Owen Sanborn swam strong in the 100 free, 50 free and 100 fly. Autumn Bos tried her hand at the 200 IM requiring the use of all her hard work in stroke development throughout the season. She also achieved a best time in the 50 free. Laura Zakorchemny, a first year swimmer, achieved best times in both of her events the 50 and 100 free. Kaitlyn Egbert held strong in her 200 and 50 free, as she has all season. Sophomore Michael Hart swam his first 200 free this season with a 2:27.13 and a 50 free. Zoe Fullerton swam a 28.63 in the 50 free achieving best times in the 50 and 100 free. She tried the 100 butterfly for the first time and came in first in her heat. Kyle Davies dropped 3 seconds in his 100 free for a best time, with a best time in his 50 free as well . Beck McLean has recently been out with an injury and is hoping he will be able to return for the state championship. Freshman Olivia Morea swam strong in her 50 free, 10 butterfly, dropping 2 seconds off her 100 free time. Olivia will also be joining the two captains at states for the 50 free. Michele Young dropped 3 seconds off her 100 butterfly and 1 second off her 50 free. Katilyn Callahan came in first in her heat of the 50 free achieving a best time. She too applied her hard work at practice to trying the 100 butterfly.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:33

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Round-up: Gilford still perfect after 58-43 win over Belmont

Gilford girls' basketball team topped Belmont 58-43 Wednesday night. Brooke Beaudet led the charge with nine points. The Golden Eagles (12-0) traveled to Laconia last night.

Belmont dropped to 7-5 after the Gilford loss. Chay Cadarette tallied 16 points in the loss. The Red Raiders played Newfound last night.

Laconia improved to 9-2 after a 45-40 victory over Franklin. The Sachems hosted unbeaten Gilford last night.

Inter-Lakes fell to 1-10 after a 51-31 loss to Berlin. The Lakers host Somersworth tonight.

Winnisquam visited Franklin last night and Prospect Mountain heads to Raymond tonight.

Boys' basketball

The Inter-Lakes boys' team was the only local team to brave the weather and play on Tuesday. They took the trip north to Berlin only to come home with a 70-32 loss. The Lakers head to Somersworth tonight.

Gilford boys' team (7-3) slipped past Belmont 56-50 on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles were led by Max Troiano and his 13 points. The boys welcomed Laconia last night.

Belmont fell to 1-9 with the loss to Gilford. Chris Duggan scored 13 points in the loss. The Red Raiders entertained Newfound yesterday.

Laconia took down Franklin 61-46 on Wednesday. Carter Doherty led the way with 21 points on the evening. The Sachems headed to Gilford last night.

Winnisquam hosts Berlin and Prospect Mountain welcomes Raymond tonight.



Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes took down Berlin-Gorham on Wednesday night. Nick Spicuzza made 45 saves in the victory. The Renegades (4-4) play host to 8-0 John Stark/Hopkinton on Saturday.

Belmont-Gilford visits Manchester West and Laconia-Winnisquam heads to Sanborn tomorrow.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 08:20

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