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'First Kick' ceremony at Moultonborough Recreation Field on Saturday

The Moultonborough Recreation Department will be holding a Ribbon Cutting and "First Kick" Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 to officially open the improved youth soccer field at the Moultonborough Recreation Area on Playground Drive. There will be a brief ceremony, followed by refreshments served in the pavilion. This is a "rain or shine" event. All Moultonborough residents, visitors, friends and especially youth athletes (and former youth athletes) and coaches are encouraged to attend and see the field.
The soccer field was constructed in the late 1970s and opened for play in the fall of 1979. The land for the Recreation Area was donated to the town by Peter and Rose Kraines. Over time, wet field conditions and other playing surface issues have plagued the soccer field. Soccer games were often cancelled days after a rain event due to wet conditions. One corner of the field had been nicknamed, "The 12th Defender" as play was so challenging in that area. The field needed a complete overhaul. The work was begun in 2013, competed in 2014 and then needed to rest a year for the grass to "take".
The town of Moultonborough invested in making improvements and the Recreation Dept. wants to show its gratitude by inviting all to attend. Additional funding for the work on the field was provided by a federal grant, Land and Water Conservation Fund. The majority of the Recreation Area was also a Land and Water Fund project in the mid-1970s.
For more information on the event call the Moultonborough Recreation Dept. at 476-8868

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:02

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Round-up: Belmont softball at 7-1 after pair of wins

Belmont softball improved to 7-1 after a pair of back-to-back wins against Gilford, 8-3 and Newfound, 22-2. Megan Prescott and Shannon Davies combined for a no-hitter against Newfound. Cassie Contigiani had three hits including a double in the win. The Red Raiders host Raymond today.

Gilford's win streak came to a halt at four games after an 8-3 loss to Belmont. The Golden Eagles (4-5) visited Raymond yesterday.

Laconia snapped a five game skid with a 6-2 victory over Inter-Lakes Wednesday. Cali Swormstedt notched two hits and scored four runs in the win. The 6-4 Sachems hosted Newfound yesterday.

Inter-Lakes fell to 2-7 after the loss to the Sachems. Madelyn Dupont went 4 for 4 at the plate in the loss. The Lakers visit White Mountains today.

Winnisquam fell to Franklin Wednesday, 11-0. The Bears (3-6) visit Fall Mountain this afternoon.

Prospect Mountain improved to 10-1 after a 9-3 victory over Somersworth. The Timberwolves sit atop the DIII standings with three other one win teams. The girls visit 9-1 Campbell in a battle for first place.

Baseball

Laconia shut out Inter-Lakes, 6-0 Wednesday, to improve to 9-0. The Sachems hosted Newfound yesterday and travel to Prospect Mountain Monday. Laconia has a share for first place with 10-0 Campbell.

Belmont continued to roll with a 15-0 win over Newfound. The Red Raiders (8-2) host Raymond today and Gilford Monday.

Prospect Mountain picked up their eighht win of the season against Somersworth, 10-6. The Timberwolves (8-3) visit Campbell today and host Laconia Monday.

Inter-Lakes has dropped the last two games, 3-2 to Belmont and 6-0 to Laconia. The Lakers (4-6) visit White Mountains today.

Winnisquam is a game over .500 after defeating Franklin, 4-1. The Bears dropped their first four games of the season. The current five game win-streak has pushed the Bears into the middle of the DIII standings. The boys visit Fall Mountain today.

Gilford slipped past Farmington, 5-2 Wednesday. The Golden Eagles (5-4) traveled to Raymond yesterday and visit Belmont Monday.

Boys' tennis

Gilford remained unbeaten on the season after a pair of wins over Moultonborough, 8-1 and Kingswood, 9-0. The Golden Eagles (12-0) visit Kearsarge on Monday.

Inter-Lakes topped Prospect Mountain, 6-3 Tuesday. The Lakers (6-5) hosted Bow yesterday and Monadnock Monday.

Prospect Mountain improved to 7-5 with a 5-4 win over Berlin. The Timberwolves visit Portsmouth Christian at Dover on Monday.

Girls' tennis

Prospect Mountain has reeled off seven wins in a row to improve to 9-2 on the season. The Timberwolves hosted Stevens yesterday and head to Littleton on Monday.

Inter-Lakes fell to Prospect Mountain, 8-1 last Monday. The Lakers (4-6) visited Bow yesterday and head to Monadnock Monday. 

Gilford dropped their third game match in a row Wednesday against Kingswood, 6-3. The Golden Eagles (5-6) host Kearsarge Monday.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia downed ConVal, 10-6 on Tuesday to improve to 8-2. The second place Sachems welcome Manchester West on Monday.

Gilford fell to 1-6 after a 9-1 loss to Hopkinton. The Golden Eagles visited Kearsarge yesterday and head to Coe-Brown tomorrow.

Girls' lacrosse

Laconia is riding a five game win-streak heading into yesterday's game against Lebanon. The Sachems are in second place in the DIII standings. The girls host Coe-Brown tomorrow.

Gilford picked up a pair of wins this week against Plymouth, 11-8 and Belmont, 17-8. The Golden Eagles (6-2) hosted Kearsarge yesterday and head to Pelham this afternoon.

Belmont fell to Gilford, 17-8. The Red Raiders (0-10) visited Plymouth yesterday and host Gilford Monday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:50

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Seager has record-setting season for Husson lacrosse

GILFORD — James Seager, of Gilford, was a captain and senior Long Stick Midfield on the Husson University Men's Lacrosse team. This 2015 season, Seager accumulated a total of 157 ground balls this season, 57 caused turnover, 8 goals, and 6 assists. He broke the Husson University single season ground ball record (157 GB) and caused turnover record (57 CT); along with the Husson University single game ground ball record (22 GB) and caused turnover record (9 CT). Seager is currently 2nd in NCAA Division III in average caused turnovers per game (3.64 CT/game) and 4th in NCAA Division III in average groundballs per game (10.21 GB/game). Seager is also 1st in the North Atlantic Conference in groundballs and caused turnovers.

He also leads the team's man down defense, which is 20th in NCAA Division III. Seager was an ECAC Defensive Player of the Week and North Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, and he is a 2015 North Atlantic Conference 1st Team All-Conference (LSM), 2015 North Atlantic Conference All-Tournament, and 2015 North Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Seager is the first player in Husson Lacrosse history to receive North Atlantic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

He has also been nominated for USILA All-American, All-New England, All-ECAC, National North-South All-Star Game, and he may have an opportunity to enter the 2016 Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:41

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Inter-Lakes, Winnisquam games to honor veterans

On May 22, in conjunction with the Memorial Day Holiday, Inter-Lakes High School/Junior High School baseball and softball teams will play games against Winnisquam. At 3:30, prior to the games, there will be an Operation Hat Trick/Memorial Day ceremony held at lower Prescott Park fields. The ceremony will recognize local veterans and their service to our country. Organizers are looking for veterans in the area that would like to be part of this ceremony. If interested contact Jeff Cloos at 279-6162 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Inter-Lakes OHT hats are also available for $20.00. $7.50 of which goes directly to the Operation Hat Trick initiative, which seeks to raise awareness of and funding for wounded combat veterans.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:38

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