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I-L swimmers compete in Concord

The Inter-Lakes swim team hit the water in Concord Friday night against, Bow, Concord, Bishop Brady, Stevens and Gilford High Schools. All the swimmers came away with some successful swims.

On the boys' team, the growth to two swimmers this season has created a friendly competition between the two team members, which was clear to see as they swam next to each other in the 50 freestyle event. In the end though, Matthew Sundius got the edge with an 8th place finish and Ben Jaques finished 9th. Matthew continued his successful night by grabbing 3rd place in the 100 Backstroke with a new personal best time of 1:10.16, earning him a qualifying time for the State Championship meet. Ben grabbed a 10th place finish in the 100 Freestyle.

On the girls' side, each had a moment to shine. Pauline Donaldson swam very strong achieving a new personal best time of 54.40 in the 50 Freestyle and in the 100 Freestyle swam close to her best time of last season. Elisabeth Hutchins swam into 7th place in both her swims in the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke. Elisabeth also achieved a new personal best time of 1:14.02 in the 100 Freestyle. Sarah Sundius took 1st in the 100 Breaststroke and 2nd with a new personal best time of 2:31.23 in the 200 Individual Medley.

The other highlight of the evening was to see the camaraderie among the Inter-Lakes and the Gilford swimmers. They were all seen cheering and supporting on the swimmers of both teams. The Lakers with hit the pool again on Sunday, Jan. 26th at the Bobcat Invitational at UNH.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:45

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Boles takes 1st in 1500m at unofficial DIII championship

At the unofficial NH Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship meet held at the University of Southern Maine on Sunday, Belmont High School's Joseph Boles placed first in the 1500m in a new school record time of 4:19.44, Bruce Zimmer placed second in the shot put (40' 1") and Kyle Patten placed second in the 55m in a personal record time of 7.12. Also setting a new personal record was Sabrina Robinson in the 300m.

The Belmont HS boys' team placed 8th (16 points) behind Monadnock (56.5 points). The girls' team did not score.

Boles, Zimmer and Patten have qualified to compete next Saturday at the Pre-State Meet to be held at the University of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:43

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LMS boys team adds 3 more wins

The Laconia Middle School boys' A team had another busy week with 3 road games. On Tuesday the young Sachems traveled to Winnisquam and were able to easily dispatch their opponents. Back-up center Ryan Paiva had a career day with a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Jack Maher, getting his first start of the season came up big as did point guard Christian Platon. The trio led their team to a 50-12 victory. Wednesday saw the boys traveling to arch-rival Gilford. Despite a lackluster defensive performance, the young Sachems pulled out a 44-25 win. The week closed out in Merrimack Valley against the run and gun offense of M.V. The Laconia boys were up to the challenge and posted their most impressive win of the season, 73-37. Power forward Drew Muzzey led his team with 19 points and 7 boards. Centers Logan Bell, 14 points, 8 boards, and Ryan Paiva, 8 points 4 boards helped power the offense. Defensively the Sachems were swarming as Riley Roy led the way with 3 steals. Christian Platon, Parker Minor, Muzzey, and Jack Maher each had 2 steals to keep the M.V. squad on its heals. The victory improves the Sachem record to 10-0 on the regular season. The next team on the slate will be Bow at home on Wednesday evening at 5:15.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:40

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Gilford relay teams turn up the heat

The Gilford High School swim team competed in Concord on Friday dropping times for personal bests and top placements.
The girls' Medley Relay got their best time in over 3 years with a 2:17.48. Katie Gingrich swam the backstroke, Autumn Bos
breaststroke, Rebecca Cook butterfly, and Kaitlyn Egbert freestyle. The same relay team, again best time in over 3 years, completed the 200 free relay in 2:02.29. The boys' Medley Relay team had their best time this year with Joseph Bonnell swimming the backstroke, Warren Thompson breast stroke, Owen Sanborn butterfly and Ayden Ernst freestyle.
Rebecca Cook lead the team with a first place in the 200 individual medley at a 2:19.17, second place in the 100 butterfly 1:04.52. Joseph Bonnell, a freshman, came in 3rd in the 200 individual medley for the boys. Katie Gingrich swam into 3rd place in the 100 back and 4th in the 50 free with a time of 28.94. Autumn Bos placed 4th in the 100 fly dropping 5 seconds off her best time. Lisa Osborne, this being only her second year swimming, swam her best time in the 50 free with a 33.25. Kaitlyn Egbert finished 4th for the 200 free, 7th 100 breaststroke. Some of the boys were dropping times just since last week's meet; Ayden Ernst 2 seconds off his 50 free, Owen Sanborn placed 6th in the 100 free with a 1:01.96 a personal best for him as well as a personal best in the 50 free. Brendan Carkin dropped 4 seconds off his 50 free from last week and 6 seconds off his 100 back. Chrissy Leach placed 11th and 8th in the 100 free and 100 breast respectfully. Warren Thompson placed 5th for his 100 free and 4th in the 100 breast. Kyle Davies a freshman swam the 100 free and placed 7th in the 100 back. Sally Tinkham swam her best time in the 100 free. Sally will be traveling to India next week on a mission trip which the team wishes her well on.
The team's next meet is January 26 the Bobcat Invitational at UNH.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:36

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