The Waukewan Ladies League's ninth week on the course, July 29, was a beautiful day for golf despite all of the rain in the prior few days. The wetness didn't seem to bother many of the ladies. Eleven ladies shot 50 or under. Jane Flynn, Charlotte Gregory, Linda Lee and Gloria Ferland turned in 50; Rose Hansford, Kathy Sweeney, and Ellen Vail posted a score of 49; Gerry McGillicuddy shot a 48, Betsy Cox shot a 47, Denise Doyle bested that score with a 46 while Laurie Fox bested everyone with a 45. Denise Doyle also showed her accuracy on the 17th hole with a birdie.
The game on the back nine was "Count Only the Holes Beginning with T or F". The team of Gerry McGillicuddy, Judy Taylor and Nancy Vercauteren came in 8 under par with a two net best ball total of 34.
The 17th hole was designated as a contest hold for shortest drive in the fairway and Nancy Magdziasz had no trouble keeping her ball in the fairway on a hole that pulls the ball into the rough. The 11th hole was also a contest hole which required a player to put her second shot closest to the pin. Laurie Fox dropped her shot 23" from the pin for the win. The ladies enjoyed their pick of prizes from the game table.
Three ladies showed their chipping skills. Val Langbehn and Linda Ridlon chipped in on number 15 and Ellen Vail chipped in on hole 10.
A great afternoon was closed with the 50/50 drawing won by Deb Deacitis.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:19
The Nor'Easter Softball Club will be holding tryouts for the 2015 season for U12, U14, U16 & U18 Teams. Dates and times as follows:
Saturday, Aug 9th, 2014 (1st tryout date)
12U 9-10 a.m.
14U 10:30-11:3 a.m.
16U 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
18U 2-3P p.m.
Rainout Date Sunday Aug 10th, 2014
12U noon-1 p.m.
14U 1-2 p.m.
16U 2-3 p.m.
18U 3-4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014 (2nd tryout date, no rainout date)
12U 9-10 a.m.
14U 10:30-11:30 a.m.
16U 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
18U 2-3 p.m.
Tryouts will be held at the Belmont High School Softball Field in Belmont, NH.
There is no tryout fee.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:18
Registration for the Fall 2014 Season of the Lakes Region Flag Football League (LRFFL) is underway.
The LRFFL is a National Football League affiliated NFL Flag youth flag football league, and is open to all boys and girls in the Lakes Region area between the ages of 4-15, with 4 age divisions: 4-6; 6-8; 9-11; 12-15. All divisions are co-ed. Players age as of September 1, 2014.
The registration fee for the Fall 2014 season is $65. The fee covers all expenses for the season, and each player will receive an NFL Flag reversible team jersey and a set of NFL Flags to keep. Credit card payments are accepted online, and checks are also accepted. Sign up online at: lrffl.com
Practices are one hour per week, typically on Wednesday nights, and hour long games in the Fall are played primarily on Sunday afternoons at the Inter-Lakes High School turf field in Meredith.
The LRFFL's mission is to provide a safe and enjoyable youth sports experience for all players and their families regardless of skill level. The league emphasizes positive coaching, and works to foster an environment where all children are given the opportunity to succeed.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:15
LACONIA — This year's Kiwanis Home Run Derby finally, in its 4th year, reached a level of success that gives Kiwanis organizers hope that it will become one of the pre-eminent fund-raisers for local children.
This past Saturday saw 27 participants in 3 separate divisions vie for trophies and prizes. Over $2,500 was raised to support children's charities, and food and fun were had by all.
Prizes were donated by several local businesses to include T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, Fratello's. Funspot, Laconia Muskrats, Manchester Fisher Cats, and others.
This year's 13 and under winner, Jordan Ortiz won not only a $25 gift certificate to T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, but a trophy, and a date to participate in batting practice with the Muskrats, followed by the game on Friday, July 25th.
The 14-18 competition was fierce. More home runs were hit by the top two finalists than all other contestants combined. Belmont HS baseball coach Matt Leblanc sent two "ringers" to participate, and they were challenged strongly by Laconia American Legion players. It was only fitting that following the 8 entrants in this age group that a Belmont HS and Laconia player squared off for not only the trophy and gift certificate to T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, but a $100 cash prize as well, if either contestant's over-all total exceeded the MLB HR Derby champ set the prior Monday just before the All-Star game, 28 homers. Unbelievably, both contestants DID exceed the 28. Joey Levesque of Belmont HS slammed 30 HR's, but was surpassed in a tense final by Laconia's Riley Stone with 36 Home Runs. An amazing competition that kept the stands filled with fans for the full 3 hours of riveting competition.
The senior division too was a challenge of loyalties. Meredith Village Savings Bank eked out a victory over Bank of New Hampshire by the slimmest of margins. Winner Eric Petell won despite serious sciatica attacks during the competition.
The Laconia Kiwanis Club supports a number of children's charities including children's sports teams in both Laconia and Gilford, the Laconia High School Key Club, the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice Pediatric program, the Lakes Region Boy's and Girl's Club, Camp Mayhew, and Got Lunch! Laconia.
Scott Laurent, immediate past-president of the Laconia Kiwanis club, was thrilled with this year's support the community has given the Home Run Derby. He noted he is most appreciative to all those who helped support the event, especially leading contributors: Meredith Village Savings Bank; Martin Lord & Osman, P.A; Bank of New Hampshire; Tanger Outlets, and Clay's Construction.
Information regarding the Laconia Kiwanis Club is available at www.laconiakiwanis.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:04
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