Franklin Savings Bank planning 21st Annual Softball Tournament

FRANKLIN — This year marks the 21st annual double-elimination tournament to begin on Wednesday, September 17th at Odell Park in Franklin. With over $54,000 raised for local charities in the prior 20 years, plans for the 21st Annual Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament are now underway. Team registration deadline is Friday, August 15th.

The one-week tournament welcomes co-ed teams with teammates ages 13 and older. Interested participants are welcome to inquire about registration with Franklin Savings Bank's Co-Chairpersons, Erin Mercier or Ali Keith: at (603) 934-4445, on Facebook (, or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last year, the 2013 tournament hosted thirteen co-ed teams where Byron's Septic was crowned the tournament champions after defeating second place winners, Franklin Savings Bank. Sisti Law Offices took home third place honors. Others that put up a good fight for the good cause were: Park N' Go Markets, Beauchine's Auto, Spaulding Youth Center, Scared Hitless, NB Hardscape and Mason, Patrick's Pub, Chem Free Crushers, Elektrisola, Dirty Dogz and PatrAngie.
The monies raised during this year's tournament will benefit local community centers. Organizations receiving donations from the Tournament in years prior include: local high school Chem-Free celebrations, local walking trails (the Northern Rail Trail, WOW - Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee -Trail, Winnipesaukee River Trail, and the Odell Park River Trail); local homeless shelters; local food pantries; the American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; local DARE programs; Franklin VNA & NANA; local Hospice programs; Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity; Make-A-Wish NH; the NH Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse; the Relay for Life; the American Diabetes Association; the Aaron Robert Risley Memorial Scholarship Fund; Mix 94.1 FM Cash-N-Cans; local animal shelters; the MacDonald Family Scholarship Fund; and the Odell Park concession stand rebuilding effort.
All proceeds are earned through the $200 team entry fee, concession stand profits, and donations. Additionally, a significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Donations of items
and gift certificates from community individuals and businesses are more than welcome and are currently being collected. In exchange for the donation, FSB will provide public recognition for donations.
This year businesses will have an opportunity to advertise their products or services on the Annual FSB Charity Softball Tournament Business Card Board. For just $10, submit a business card-size advertisement to be displayed near the concession stand throughout the tournament.
The Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament began in 1994 after a discussion about a charity tournament being held on MTV. Each year since, the tournament has had an overwhelming response with many teams returning each year and new teams asking to join in the fun.
More information and tournament updates will be posted at the bank's web site at and on the FSB Facebook page at You can also follow the Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament on Twitter at

Middle school soccer coach sought in Gilmanton

Gilmanton School is currently looking for a Middle School Girls’ Soccer Coach for the 2014-15 fall season. Interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Karen Stockwell, Gilmanton School, 1386 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Waukewan Ladies count only holes beginning with 'T' or 'F'

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.

Nor'Easter Softball Club schedules tryouts

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.
To pre-register visit, fill out tryout forms and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bring forms to the tryout.
There is no tryout fee.