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Teams Farina Iron, CJ Avery crowned Lakes Region Flag Football champs

On  August 11, the Lakes Region Flag Football League's Men's summer adult league held its Super Bowl games and winners were crowned champions in each of 2 divisions.

The grown-up version of our exciting NFL Flag youth league Fall & Spring program (boys & girls ages 4-17; lrffl.com), the LRFFL's summer league had a total of 12 teams participating in our fourth summer of action. All games were played on the Inter-Lakes High School turf field.

All of the teams made the playoffs, with the 12 teams divided into an "A" and "B" division. The "A" division consisted of the top 6 teams based upon their regular season record, while the "B" division was made up of teams seeded #7 thru #12 based upon their record. The playoff games were spread out over 3 separate nights to enhance the competition.

The Round 1 games saw plenty of action, with the "A" division 3 Seed Team Ramrod facing the 6 Seed Globo Gym Purple Cobras and the 4 Seed Franklin's Finest battling the 5 Seed Easy Company. The "B" division 3 Seed CJ Avery team took on the 6 Seed Off At Church team, and the 4 Seed Vipers met the 5 Seed Frog Rock team. The top 2 seeded teams in each division waited upon the outcome of the Round 1 games to see who their opponent would be as they battled for a trip into the Super Bowl game. 

The Round 2 games did not disappoint either, with each of the remaining teams doing their best to make it to the big game. In the "A" division the 1 Seed Farina Iron team took on the 4 Seed Franklin's Finest (in a re-match of a Week 1 battle) and the 2 Seed White Lightning team took on the 3 Seed Team Ramrod in the first meeting of the season for these two teams. The "B" division Round 2 match-ups saw the 1 Seed Warriors against the 4 Seed Vipers for the first time this season, and the#2 Seed Turn Down For What battling the 3 Seed CJ Avery team. Turn Down For What met CJ Avery in the first week of the Regular Season, with Turn Down For What winning a shootout 48-46.

The "A" Division Super Bowl featured the 1 Seed and undefeated Farina Iron team (6-0) taking on the 3 Seed Team Ramrod (6-1), whose only loss of the season came at the hands of Farina Iron in Week # of the Regular Season. The first half saw both teams come out on fire, and Team Ramrod got a QB sack in the end zone to take an early 2-0 lead and after taking over on offense, quickly scored a touchdown and extra point to go up 9-0.

Farina Iron's offense began to click midway through the half, and the score at halftime was Farina Iron 25, Team Ramrod 22.

The second 22 minute stanza saw Farina Iron's offense come out firing, and the defense began to put the kibosh on Team Ramrod's offense. Final score saw Farina Iron win their first LRFFL Men's Summer League Super Bowl after their second trip in a row to the big game, 63-28.

The "B" Division Super Bowl saw the 3 Seed CJ Avery team (3-4) playing the 4 Seed Vipers (3-4) for the championship. CJ Avery was on a three game winning streak, and the Vipers had won two in a row going back to the Regular Season and the first round of the playoffs. With both teams looking to extend their winning streak, CJ Avery took a 26-6 lead at the half and outlasted a scrappy Vipers team 38-18.

It was CJ Avery's second Super Bowl win in three seasons, having won the 2012 "A" division Super Bowl.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 07:02

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Waukewan Ladies spend season's final day on the course

The Waukewan Ladies were delighted to play the final round for the season on August 26, a beautiful day filled with sunshine. The game of the day was a Best Ball Scramble. 47 women competed and the winning team scored an even par of 36. These 4 ladies won a trip to the prize table: Janet Pano, Carol Ashton, Karen Bourgeois, and Nancy Vercauteren.

The four contest holes included Closest to the Pin in 2 shots on hole 14 and Carol Ashton took the prize landing only 2' 11" from the hole. The woman who won the contest on 10 was Bobbie Fairman who hit her ball closest to the pond...without going in. Whew...that was close! Val Langbehn clocked it with the longest drive on 13, while Sharon Corcoran landed closest to the pin on 11, only 20' 11" from the hole.

Two lucky women shared the chip-in pot; Pat Armstrong on 18 and Lynn Allen also on 18. They each walked away with over $10. Mary Dickerson won a trip to the birdie tree on 12.

For the second time in just a few weeks Pat Armstrong won the 50/50 raffle of $47. She must have a lucky charm!

The 2014 Waukewan Lades league final numbers were tallied and prizes were awarded to the low gross and low net players by flight for the season. Flight D: 2nd place low net: Jackie Belanger; 1st place low net: Nancy Vercauteren; 2nd place low gross Sharon Corcoran and 1st place low gross: Shirley Eaton. Flight C: 2nd place low net: Kathy Boselli, 1st place low net: Estelle Smith. 2nd place low gross: Lynn Seley and 1st place low gross: Linda Lee. Flight B: 2nd place low net was tied by Brenda Trudeau and Barbara Saimond. 1st Place low net: Ellen Vail. Low gross 2nd place: Barb Barbuto, and 1st place low gross: Betsy Cox. Finally the A Fight winners were as follows: 2nd place low net: Val Langbehn, 1st place low net: Faith Bartlett. Low gross 2nd place: Denise Doyle and our 1st place low gross player for the 2014 season was Laurie Fox. 

New officers for the 2015 season were presented to the league and were unanimously voted in. Congratulations to President: Kathy Sweeney, Vice President: Fran Howe, Secretary: Bobbe Fairman, and Treasurer: Barb Barbuto.
As always, our final week ended with a tasty banquet prepared by club owner Tim Noe and Heidi Barkley. The Waukewan Ladies all look forward to an exciting 2015 season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:57

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Round-up: High school soccer season starts today

The high school fall sports season kicks off today on the soccer fields in the Lakes Region.
In boys' soccer action, the Red Raiders of Belmont head to Prospect Mountain to begin the year. The home opener will be Wednesday against Laconia.

Gilford begins the year with a pair of home games this week, opening with Somersworth today and then Winnisquam on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles went 13-2-1 last season, but a playoff push fell short in a 1-0 loss in the first round.

Inter-Lakes 2014 campaign starts with a pair of road games to Newfound Regional today and Mascoma Valley on Tuesday.

The Sachems open with a pair of road tests to begin the year as well. Laconia will head to Franklin today and Belmont on Wednesday.

Prospect Mountain hosts Belmont today and Newfound on Wednesday.

Winnisquam will host Kearsarge this afternoon and travel to Gilford on Tuesday.

The girls take to the field this afternoon as well when Belmont heads to Kingswood. The Red Raiders went 13-2-1 last season, eventually losing in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season. Belmont's home opener is against Stevens on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles begin with a pair of home games, starting with Laconia tomorrow and Inter-Lakes Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes looks to build on the 12-4 record from last season and advance past the opening round of the NHIAA Division III tournament. The Lakers host Prospect Mountain today before traveling to Gilford on Wednesday.

Laconia heads to Gilford tomorrow and will open the home schedule on Tuesday when they host Somersworth.

Prospect Mountain begins the season in Meredith today against Inter-Lakes. The Timberwolves return home on Tuesday to host Raymond.

Friday night football begins a week from tonight when Laconia Heads to Lebanon. The Sachems look to rebound from a 3-7 record last season. Laconia beat Lebanon at home last year 20-17. Division III action begins on September 13th.

Field Hockey's season opens on Tuesday when Winnisquam hosts Gilford and Laconia travels to Plymouth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:48

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Waukewan Ladies burn up the golf course

August 5 was a hazy, hot and humid day for golf; however the weather did not affect the ladies. Fifteen ladies shot 50 or under. Kathy Boselli, Denise Doyle, Gerry McGillicuddy, Mary Dickerson, Nancy Magdziasz shot 50; Faith Bartlett, Barbara Saimond and Lynn Allen posted 49s while Laurie Fox and Brenda Trudeau turned in 48s. Mary Cross stood alone with a 47. Barb Barbuto, Kathy Sweeney, and Val Langbehn turned in a 46. Showing that she had game, Linda Ridlon tore up the course with a 43! Brenda Trudeau also showed her accuracy on the 4th hole with a birdie.
The game on the front nine was "Count the Par Fours". The team of Mary Cross, Barb Barbuto, Sue Connolly and Jane Frasca came in 11 under par with a two net best ball total of 29.
The 3rd hole was designated as a contest hold for closest to the pin and Denise Doyle dropped her ball 28'5" from the hole. Hole 5 was for the 34 and below gals to get closest to the pin on their second shot. Brenda Trudeau had no problem putting her ball 7' 9 1/2" from the pin. The 7th hole was for the 35 and above handicappers who were challenged to get closest to the pin on their second shot. Judy Taylor put her ball 33" from the pin. All the ladies enjoyed their pick of prizes from the game table.
Four ladies showed their chipping skills. Val Langbehn chipped in on #6, Brenda Trudeau on #7, Sharon Corcoran on #9 and Barbara Saimond chipped in on #8 and #1. All of the ladies shared in the chip-in pot.
A great afternoon was closed with the 50/50 drawing won by Nancy Vercauteren.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:03

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