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Local Runners Place Well in 21st Annual NH Marathon (316 w/cut slugged Dave Irving)

BRISTOL —The 21st Annual NH Marathon attracted participants from 40 states as well as 15 from foreign countries according to Dan MacLean, assistant Director of Recreation at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center. Local participants placed well despite the out-of-town competitors.
''We ended up with 582 finishers in the 5 different events, 116 in the 10K, 169 in the half marathon, 239 in the full marathon, 17 in the health walk and 41 in the kids race,'' said MacLean.
He said that runners came from Switzerland, Germany, South Korea and Canada and that there were two wheelchair entries and two barefoot runners in the race, which was run last Saturday on a course around Newfound Lake.
''It was a beautiful day for running and thanks to all the volunteers that helped – registration, parking, water stops and more. We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers and sponsors of the race.,'' said MacLean, who noted that Runner's World magazine in January called the New Hampshire Marathon ''The Best Small Town Race.'''
Winners (5 of 6 from New Hampshire):
o Male – Casey Carroll, 2:50:58, age 42 of Dover
o Female – Serene Griffin, 3:21:17, age 43 of Northlake TX
Half Marathon
o Male – Dave Irving, 1:25:41, age 39 of New Hampton
o Female – Jennifer Mooney, 1:38:17, age 25 of Wolfeboro
o Male – Rich Smith, 36:38, age 43 of Enfield
o Female – Erica Labella, 41:44, age 34 of Plymouth
Kids Race (1 mile)
o Girl – Julia Rose, age 12, 6:41
o Boy – Reid Wilkins, age 12, 6:43
Other top finishers from Central New Hampshire were:
Marathon Male: Thomas Ueland, 51, of Plymouth, 3:12:29, sixth;
Marathon Female: Meagan Shedd, 39, of Plymouth 3:44:24, ninth;
Half Marathon Male: Rick Van De Poll, 60 , Center Sandwich, 1:37:17 , 4th; Macallan Camara, 15, Bristol, 1:37:19, 5th; Abe Garon, 32, Center Harbor, 1:38:06, 6th.
10K Male: Emmett Collins, 23, Canterbury, 42:13, 3rd; Stephen Uhlman, 22, Ashland, 43:24, 4th; Brian Collins, 58, Canterbury, 43:50, 5th; Karnar Ueland, 14, Plymouth, 45:19; sixth; Ron Poitras, 51, Gilford; 47:28, ninth.
10K Female: Sarah Lester , 42, Andover, 50:52 , sixth; Laura Smith, 36, Belmont, 52:11, ninth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:17

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Fishing tournament for disabled veterans this weekend

GILFORD — The New England Paralyzed Veterans Association and Northern Bass Supply will be hosting a fishing tournament for disabled veterans over Columbus Day Weekend.
Participating veterans will be staying at Silver Sands resort in Gilford and will go fishing for the day on Lake Winnipesaukee, then they will go on to Edge of Woods campground where they will join John Scannell and Tiny Lafontaine – CEO of the bass trail of the New England Paralyzed Veterans – to have prizes, food, beverages and lots of laughs. Edge of Woods will make the facility available to the veterans as well as the public.
The NEPVA offers two bass trail tournaments annually. One is held at the Charles River in Boston and the second is held in Moultonboro at camp Robindel.
For more information on NEPVA please go to http://www.nepva.org/. For more information on Edge of Woods please go to http://www.edgeofwoods.com/.

The primary focus of NEPVA is veterans' issues, notably quality healthcare for veterans with spinal cord injuries and dysfunction. NEPVA is interested in all issues affecting the lives of persons with disabilities. NEPVA routinely works with other civic groups and agencies and has always been a strong advocate for accessibility to all aspects of life that are available to the general population.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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I-L volleyball improves to 8-3

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 8-3 in NHIAA Division III standings with a straight set victory over Hillsboro-Deering on Friday night in Meredith. Set scores were 25-11, 25-13, 25-11. Senior captain Jordan Donohue hit .645 with 22 kills while adding seven service points and three blocks in what coach Randy Mattson called, "an all-around exceptional performance." Fellow senior captain Lydia Swedberg served 96 percent with 22 points including four aces to lead all scorers. Hayley Roth registered 34 assists and eight points and Jenny Pelczar led the defense with eight digs. Jessica Schofield knocked down five kills and two blocks and freshman middle hitter Amanda Kurowski recorded five service points and one ace.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 08:15

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Sant Bani Soccer ends tough week with a loss

Battling injuries and fatigue, the Sant Bani soccer team dropped its third straight match, 3-1, to Proctor's JV1 team on the road Friday. Ahead 1-0 at the half, thanks to an own-goal in the Proctor end, the Sant Bani squad had hopes of ending a 4-game-in-7-day stretch with a win. Less than 6 minutes into the second half, however, Proctor scored their first of three unanswered goals.

"Schedule and injuries caught up with us in the second half," Sant Bani coach Todd Schongalla said after the game. With center midfielders Caio Thielen and Zhenglin Yu and forward Mariah Howard injured, it was difficult to keep the ball in the Proctor end of the field. "Give credit to everyone out there today for keeping the game within reach and playing their hearts out. A gutsy defensive performance, and the continued unbelievable goalkeeping of Ander Trevino Aizpurua, kept us in it right until the end."

After a much needed five day rest, Sant Bani opens the second half of their season at home with a chance to even the score, playing the same Proctor team in a rematch.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 08:09

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