The Lakes Region Wavemakers recently hosted a home meet at the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club against the Concord Y and the Peterborough Wave Swim Team. Many swimmers participated in the meet with quite a few placing in the top ten and dropping time in their events. This was the first LRW home meet for swimmers; Owen Sanborn, Maria, Ryan W., Thor and Dagon, Rubby, Meredith Gerken, Ryan V., Jake Dumais, Murphy Harris, Joe Bonnel and sister Angie, Maggie Kirwan, Paije Fenderson, and Josh Kelleher.
In the 8 and under age group, Meredith Gerken (6), Juliet Sinkus (8), Hayley Cochrane (7), Riley Pinard (6), Ethan Vachon (8), Ayden Malloy (8), and Ruby Walker (6) all had big time drops in their events. Gerken had the most substantial time drops in the 25 and 50 freestyle, dropping 9.28 seconds and 13.25 seconds respectively.
The 9-10 swimmers swam fast, cutting off notable amounts of time in their events. Caitlin Dunleavy (9) dropped 28.52 seconds in her 100 IM, 7.45 seconds in her 100 freestyle, and 3.77 seconds in the 50 freestyle. Also dropping time was Sydney Mailloux (9) who touched the wall 31.53 seconds faster in the 100 freestyle then she had done previously. Gracie Shoemaker (10) and Jack Schumacher (10) both dropped over 9 seconds total in their events.
Kathryn Hawkes (11) and Anna Stankes (12) had the biggest time drops in the 11-12 age group with Hawkes dropping 46.61 seconds in her 200 freestyle and Stankes dropping 20.09 seconds in her 50 butterfly. Also dropping large amounts of time were Alyxandra Huckaby in the 200 freestyle, Alexa Mailloux (11) in the 100 free, and Thor Burr (12) in the 50 breaststroke.
For the 13 and over swimmers, Kaitlyn Callahan (14) dropped notable amounts of time in her 100 freestyle and 100 breastroke. She dropped 5.03 seconds in the free and 7.12 seconds in the breaststroke. Madison Reynolds (15) also achieved a personal best through dropping 5.79 seconds in the 100 free. Rebecca Cook (15) had a pair of personal best times in the 100 fly and the 200 IM, dropping a little over 2 seconds to achieve each of them. Allie Keith (17) dropped 2.60 seconds in her 100 breaststroke. The 13 and over swimmers did a very impressive job placing in the top spots of their events. Swimmers that placed in the top three of their events of this age group included: Katie Gingrich (16), Elisabeth Hutchins (17), Ryan Witham (13), Rebecca Cook (15), Sarah Sundius (17), Kayla Phelps (16), Matthew Sundius (15), Owen Sanborn (16), Michele Young (13), Beck Mclean (13), Joe Bonnell (14), Kaitlyn Egbert (15), Allie Keith (17), Clara Bates (14), Kaitlyn Callahan (14), and Maria Draper (16).
The Wavemakers will continue to prepare for the New England Regional Meet February 7-9 in White River Jct., Vt.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:16
The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team upped its season record to 14 and 4 with a 56 to 21 home victory over Kennett on Feb. 3. Leading scorers for Laconia were Skyler Tautkus with 10, Emma Schumacher with 7, Bekka Howe and Lyndsey Drouin each with 6, and Hannah Dow with 5.
Delaney Ross and Bella Smith played tenacious defense in the front court causing numerous steals and turnovers from their opponents. Amelia Clairmont had 6 assists for the winners while Delia Cormier contributed 7 rebounds to the victory.
The girls' A team looks to continue its success this week with an away game at Alton on Tuesday and a home game against Merrimack Valley on Friday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:10
The Laconia Middle School boys' A team kicked off their final week of the regular season with the long road trip to North Conway to tip-off against Kennett. It took the Sachems a while to find their legs; fortunately their big men were able to keep them out ahead of their speedy opponents. Drew Muzzey led his team with 18 points and 5 boards and Center Logan Bell added 17 points and 13 boards. Defensively point guard Christian Gaspa was nasty in the Sachem's press, getting 5 steals. Dan Engelson added 3 steals, as did Muzzey. The boys from Kennett battled right down to the final whistle and gave the Sachems their closest game of the season before falling 48-32.
The Sachems were at home for their next game against Alton. Looking to get back on track, the youngster from Laconia came out firing on all cylinders. It was the powerful combination of Muzzey and Bell, who again set the pace. Muzzey had a season/career high of 26 points and 7 boards while Bell dumped in 19 points and grabbed 12 boards. Jack Maher dropped 7 points and 9 boards while Riley Roy popped a couple of nice 3 pointers to chip in 6 points. Ryan Paiva was big on the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds to help control the game's tempo. Christian Gaspa dished off 8 assists as he quickly approaches 100 for the season. Defensively Bell led a great defensive effort with 4 steals. Christian Platon, Parker Minor, Noah Cruz, and Ryan McCrea had 3 steals each and every member of the Sachems recorded at least one steal. When the clock sounded to end the game, Laconia had a dominant 69-17 victory and upped their season record to 16-0. Their final regular season game will be tomorrow evening against Merrimack Valley.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:09
CONCORD – the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association will hold its annual NHIAA and NHADA Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 9:30 at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord.
NHIAA high school student athletes from throughout New Hampshire will be recognized for achieving academic and athletic excellence. Award recipients are nominated each year by their school based on the criteria which requires seniors to have a B+ grade point average, letter and be currently active in at least two varsity sports, participate in community service activities and serve as role models to their peers. At the awards ceremony, each athlete will receive an award certificate and a commemorative pin. Governor Maggie Hassan is invited to address the group to present a Proclamation.
The recipients from Inter-Lakes High School are: Caitlyn Curran, Pauline Donaldson, Natalie Duffield, Spencer Perreault, Hayley Roth, Sarah Sundius, Lydia Swedberg, Nick Baker, Eamon Bean, John Findlay, Ryan Hambrook, Justin Klingler, Finnian O'Connell.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:07