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3 Inter-Lakes swimmers qualify for State Championship

The Inter-Lakes High School swim team traveled to Lebanon, NH to compete in the team's final meet of the season.

A few of highlights of the night were Pauline Donaldson dropping 4.04 seconds from her 100 Freestyle for a new personal best time of 2:09.51. Swimming the 500 for the first time, Elisabeth Hutchins successfully finished in 8th place with a time of 8:06.99. Catherine Roberts achieved a new personal best time of 1:00.84 by dropping 1.83 seconds in her 50 Freesyle.

Sarah Sundius held strong to her times in both the 100 Freestyle, finishing in 2nd place, and the 100 Backstroke, placing 7th with a time of 1:10.51. The backstroke finish also qualifies Sundius in her 6th event for the State Championship meet.

On the boys' side, Matthew Sundius finished 3rd in the 100 Freestyle, shaving off a small amount for a new personal best time of 1:01.60. Sundius also grabbed 10th in the 50 Freestyle. Ben Jaques swam into a 5th place finish in the 100 Backstroke and a 6th place in the 50 Freestyle.

Inter-Lakes will have three swimmers attending the Division II State Championship meet on February 15th. Both Ben Jaques and Matthew Sundius will have the opportunity to swim in the 100 Backstroke. Sarah Sundius will also be attending and is faced with the challenge of selecting which two events she will compete in.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:06

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GHS cruises past Inter-Lakes

Gilford ran out to an early lead and never looked back in posting a 68-24 win over Inter-Lakes on Feb. 4. The Eagles jumped out to an 18-9 lead after the first quarter behind 10 points from Cassidy Bartlett. The second quarter was much the same as Gilford outscored the Lakers 20-6 to take a commanding 38-15 advantage at the break. The second half was much the same as the hosts outscored the visitors 30-9.
Gilford improved to 9-4 on the season. Cassidy Bartlett lead all scorers with 17 points. Kayla Orton added 13 points followed by Maddie Harris with 10. Mariah Nelson contributed with 6 points and Jordan Dean, Brid Fillion, Anna Malek and Alex Harris all scored 4 each. For Inter-Lakes Kaylee Converse scored 8 points followed by Lydia Swedberg with 5 points.

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GHS swimmers close season at Lebanon meet

Gilford High School swim team ended its team season Friday at a meet hosted by Lebanon High School. Once again the team had many  performances to be proud of. Rebecca Cook placed first in the 50 free, 27.06 and 200 free. Michael Hart placed first in the 200 Individual medley and third in the 100 back. Owen Sanborn placed second in the 100 free with a 1:00.89 and 4th in the 200 free. Warren Thompson placed 3rd in the 100 breast and fourth in the 50 free with a 26.49. Katie Gingrich placed 6th in the 50 free and made another State Qualifying time in the 200 free at 2:29.71. Ayden Ernst placed 4th in the 100 free at 1:01.63 and 9th in the 50 free. Autumn Bos achieved a best time in the 100 free. Kaitlyn Egbert placed 7th in the 100 free with a 1:09.01 swimming a best time in the 100 back. Joseph Bonnell placed 7th in the 100 breast and swam a best time in the 50 free. Kyle Davies swam two best times in the 50 free and 100 free dropping a total of 9 seconds in both events from his first performance this season. Brendan Carkin swam a best time in the 50 free and the 100 back. Chrissy Leach swam the 50 free and achieved a best time in the 100 breast. Lisa Osborne for her last high school meet swam the 50 free and tried her hand at the 100 breast this week. The boys 100 medley relay swimming their best time all season with a 2:06.08, Michael Hart, Warren Thompson, Owen Sanborn and Ayden Ernst.

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Round-up: Laconia, Gilford girls building momentum

The Laconia High School girls' team has strung together three consecutive wins to improve to 8-5. Laconia will carry the momentum to Berlin (3-9) tonight to face a team that has dropped eight of their last nine games. The Sachems will only face one team with a winning record in the final five games. Laconia will head to 6-8 Winnisquam on Tuesday.

The Gilford Golden Eagles (9-4) will take their own three game win streak to White Mountains (7-8) tonight. Last week Gilford beat Farmington 50-27 and Inter-Lakes 68-24. Tuesday the Golden Eagles will host Farmington for the second time in as many weeks.

Friday night will also feature 6-8 Winnisquam at Belmont (6-7). Tuesday has Franklin at Belmont and Newfound at Inter-Lakes.

Boys' basketball

Friday night features a key NHIAA Division III matchup in Laconia as the Sachems (8-3) host 8-2 Berlin. Both teams are vying for a first round bye in postseason play. Laconia's only division III loss came back in December to the Tigers of Farmington. The two other losses were against DII powerhouse Plymouth Regional.

The Golden Eagles of Gilford boast an 8-3 record of their own coming into tonight's action against White Mountains. The boys will be tested on Tuesday night when they travel to Farmington, who they beat 57-43 a week ago.

Winnisquam (10-3) will have the weekend to prepare for Tuesday night's tilt against the Sachems. Tuesday will also see Belmont at Franklin and Inter-Lakes at Newfound.

Hockey

The Wolfpack earned their third win on the season 4-1, highlighted by a hat trick from Dakota Tyno against ConVal last Saturday. Wednesday's snowstorm threw a wrench into the local hockey schedule, pushing the Laconia-Winnisquam at Portsmouth match to February 25. The Wolfpack will take the time to rest up for a three game stretch that starts on Saturday in Berlin. Laconia-Winnisquam then heads to Manchester West on Monday and finally back at the Laconia Ice arena on Wednesday as the visitor against Belmont-Gilford.

The Bulldogs stay home this week facing off against the Renegades of Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes Saturday and the Wolfpack on Wednesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:57

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