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Belmont's Boles, Zimmer qualify for New England track & field championships

At the New Hampshire State Meet of Champions held on Saturday at Londonderry High School, senior Joseph Boles placed 3rd in the 800m event in a time of 1:56.44, a new school record. His mark surpassed the previous record time of 1:57.5 which he set on May 10. Junior Bruce Zimmer placed 3rd in the shot put with a throw of 45' 8.75", a new personal record. Also competing at the Meet of Champions was the Belmont boys' 4 x 400m relay team (senior Tyler Rolfe, Boles, sophomore Kyle Gelinas and senior Matt LeClair). They placed 10th, with the 2nd fastest time in BHS history, 3:34.46.

Since they placed in the top 6, Boles and Zimmer have both qualified to compete in the New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held this Saturday at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

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Franklin-Tilton Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer holding sign-ups

The Franklin-Tilton Pop Warner Youth Football and Cheer team is currently holding sign-ups. Boys and girls ages 5-14, from Franklin, Tilton and all surrounding towns, are welcome to join. For more information, visit
www.leaguelineup.com/ftfnh, www.facebook/ftfnh, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 630-5129.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:14

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Gilford tennis wins 4 of 6 singles matches in championship match

The Gilford boys' tennis team defeated Bow 5-4 on Tuesday to win the Division III boys' tennis championship on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles finished the season with a 17-0 record. Gilford won 4 of the 6 singles' matches with Andrew Caulfield winning at #1, 8-2; Grant Workman at #3, 8-6; Keaton Quigley at #4, 8-3; and Nolan Dwyer coming back from a 4-7 deficit to win a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-0). Leading 4-2 going into doubles, the #1 team of Caulfield/ G. Workman won 8-6 to give Gilford their second consecutive title.
The team would like to thank the parents, family members, and fans for all of their support throughout the season.

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Round-up: Gilford wins 4th tennis title in 5 years

Laconia baseball could not advance past the preliminary round of the NHIAA Division III post season this week. The 13 seeded Sachems were upset at home by Raymond 9-6, who landed the final playoff spot at 20. Laconia finished the year with nine wins and seven losses.
Belmont entered the playoffs with an 8-8 record earning them the 19 seed. The Red Raiders traveled to Bow on Tuesday for first round action and fell to the Falcons 9-2.
Gilford edged out Belmont for the 18th seed with an 8-8 mark by beating the Red Raiders in the final game of the regular season. The Golden Eagles visited Masenic and cruised to a 10-3 victory, advancing to the second round. The Golden Eagles earned the right to visit the second seed Somersworth yesterday.
Winnisquam boasted a 12-4 regular season record going in to post season play. The Bears (5) earned a first round bye and hosted Berlin (12) yesterday.

Inter-Lakes, having earned the eight seed in the tournament, also enjoyed a first-round bye. The Lakers hosted Newport (9) yesterday.
Tennis
Gilford captured their second consecutive NHIAA Division III title on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles beat Bow 5-4 for their 33rd consecutive win, completing a second perfect season. The Gilford boys have won the DIII title four out of the last five seasons.
The Gilford girls' team entered the playoffs with the eighth and final spot in the tournament. The Golden Eagles were shut out by top seeded Moultonborough Academy 9-0. The Gilford girls went 9-5 on the regular season.
Laconia's girls' team did not qualify for the post season, finishing the year at 4-9.
Softball
Belmont bested Hillsboro-Deering (17) 9-2 in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday. The 16 seed headed to the top seeded White Mountains yesterday for second round action. The Red Raiders finished the regular season with eight wins and eight losses.
Laconia, 4-12 on the regular season, earned the 20th and final spot in the post season. The Sachems fell to Raymond (13) 10-5 in the opening round.
Gilford earned a bye in the first round, sitting at the tenth seed. The 11-5 Golden Eagles traveled to Hopkinton (7) yesterday for the second round.
Winnisquam (6) hosted Prospect Mountain yesterday in second round play. The Bears had 13 wins on the year.
Boys' lacrosse
The Sachems earned the ninth spot in the post season. Laconia beat the eighth seed Merrimack Valley 11-9 on Tuesday. Laconia traveled to top seeded Derryfield yesterday for the quarter-finals.
Gilford did not qualify for the post season with a 3-11 regular season record.
Girls' lacrosse
Laconia earned a bye in the first round of the tournament with an 11-3 record. The four seed will host Lebanon (5) on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Gilford (3-11) and Belmont (1-11) did not qualify for the post season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:05

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