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3 GHS swimmers qualify for championship meet

Warren Thompson, senior, Katie Gingrich, junior and Rebecca Cook sophomore of the Gilford High Swim Team have currently qualified for The New Hampshire State Championship Swim Meet. Cook has made qualifying times in the 200 free, 100 free, 200 IM, and 100 fly. Gingrich has qualified in the 50 and 100 free with Thompson qualifying in the 100 breast, both qualifying on Sunday at the Bobcat Invitational at UNH. The team competed against over 500 swimmers at the invitational all swimming very strong. Cook placed first in the 200 free with a 1:58.10 and second in the 100 free 55.76 and 200 Individual Medley 2:17.14, 2 personal bests. Gingrich swam a 27.84 in the 50 free, and a 1:01.95 in the 100 free, a personal best for her. Thompson swam his personal best in the 100 breast at a 1:15.53 and the 50 free 27.11. Autumn Bos swam a 200 free for the first time with a 2:47.13 and 100 free at a 1:11.76, a personal best. Michael Hart swam the 200 free 2:26.76, 50 free 29.37 and the 100 back at 1:15.37 a 3 second drop from earlier this season. Chrissy Leach swam a personal best in the 50 free and the 100 breast a 3 second drop. Lisa Osborne swam the 50 and 100 free. Ayden Ernst swam the 50 free, 27.11 and 100 free 1:02.76 both personal bests. His 100 free is a 14 second drop from his first swim last year. Owen Sanborn swam all personal bests in the 50 free 28.71, 100 free and the 100 fly 1:18.06 a 4 second drop. Joseph Bonnell swam the 50 free 29.35 100 fly and 100 free. Kyle Davies swam the 50 and 100 free both personal best with a 3 second drop on the 100. The team has two more meet this week, Tuesday in Goffstown and Friday in Lebanon.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 10:20

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Boles & Zimmer set new BHS records at track meet

At the Saturday afternoon meet at the University of New Hampshire, Belmont High School's Joseph Boles placed first in the 1500m, setting a new school record of 4:18.0 and Bruce Zimmer placed third in the shot put, also setting a new school record, with a throw of 44' 9". Kyle Patten sprinted to a time of 7.2 seconds in the 55m but failed to qualify for the final. Boles and Zimmer have both qualified for and will compete in the Division II State Championship Meet at Dartmouth College next Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 10:18

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Joyce returns to form as Gilford knocks off Belmont

GILFORD — The Gilford Golden Eagles (6-3) jumped all over Belmont early, scoring 26 points in the first quarter, to secure a NHIAA Division III victory 69-37 on Friday night. The win was Gilford's second in a row, halting a three game skid last week. Josh Joyce fueled Gilford's early surge, scoring 15 points in the first quarter on his way to a 22-point night. "Josh's energy was back to what we are used to," Said Gilford coach Chip Veazey. "He had been under the weather for the past two weeks or so."

"We played really well in the first half," Veazey said. "We were a little sloppy in the second." Gilford's starters did not see any playing time in the later half of the third quarter and remained on the sideline for all of the fourth. Kaleb Orton made his presence felt underneath for Gilford with 20 points.

Belmont (1-8) has dropped their last four. Trevor Hunt led the Red Raiders with 11 points. Belmont was stifled by Gilford's defense, scoring only 4 points in the first quarter and 15 by halftime. Half of those points were from the free throw line. The Golden Eagles' aggressive defense sent Belmont to the charity stripe 26 times, converting half of the time. "Belmont is a good young team,"continued Veazey, "they will be fine."

The Red Raiders are in action tonight hosting the Lakers from Inter-Lakes (2-6). Gilford will host Farmington (5-4) on Friday night.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 10:17

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LMS A girls even the score with Bow

Laconia Middle School girls' A team avenged an earlier loss to Bow with a convincing 41 to 23 win at LMS. Leading scorers were Amelia Clairmont, 14 points (one 3-pointer), Emma Schumacher, 8 points, Bella Smith, 6 points , and Delia Cormier with 4 points.

Bella Smith ran the show from her point guard position with numerous steals and combined with Becca Howe to force numerous pressure turnovers in Laconia's half court trapping defense. Emma Schumacher and Delia Cormier anchored the back of the press for the Lady Sachems.

Emelia Clairmont had 6 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds to combine with numerous slashing drives to the basket, leading to her game leading 14 points.

Coach Tautkus was very proud of his team as their hard work in practice paid off with a quality win. He is hopeful that this victory will translate into momentum that will carry his team through the rest of the season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 09:55

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