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Waukewan Ladies heating up in third week of golf

For our third week on the course, the Waukewan Ladies League was greeted with sunshine and a very warm afternoon. Temperatures soared and so did golf balls on the front nine. This week the game was "Count the Odd Holes Only." Only the best 2 scores were counted for each team and congratulations go to: Lauri Fox, Denise Doyle, Nancy Vercauteren and Sharon Corcoran with a team sore of 28.

The 4th hole was designated as a contest hole for closest to the pin on the 2nd shot. Linda Ridlon took honors with a shot landing 20 feet from the hole. Gerry McGillicuddy showed her prowess on the 7th hole landing her second shot only 14 inches from the pin, while Jan Pano came in a close second only 20 inches away.
The winning women chose prizes from the table and modeled their winnings.

Three ladies chipped in shots to split the pot: Mary Dickerson on #1, Jane Frasca on # 8, and Kathy Sweeney on # 2.

Quite a few women played well this week. Scoring 50 were players: Linda Ridlon, Denise Doyle and Lauri Fox. 3 more players scored a 48: Jan Pano, Kathy Sweeney, and Val Langbehn and Jane Flynn beat all with a 47.

Brenda Trudeau walked off with a nice cash prize for winning the 50/50 raffle. All in all, a great afternoon for the Waukewan Ladies League.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 08:04

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Ortiz pitches no-hitter, the second this season for Laconia Little League

Jordan Ortiz pitched the second no-hitter in Laconia Little League in the last week as Elks defeated Stafford 7-1 Saturday morning at Colby Field. Ortiz was dominant in striking out 13 and allowing just one ball to be hit out of the infield. He struck out 8 of the first 9 batters he faced until Connor Blake flew out to short center field in the fourth. A lead off walk to Kaleb Shumway in the 5th inning was the only blemish that kept Ortiz from a perfect game. Shumway advanced to third on a wild pitch and passed ball and would score Stafford's only run of the game on an RBI bunt by Colin Corneau. Ortiz struck out four in a row after that and got the last out of the game on a pop up to first base. He was immediately surrounded by his teammates on the first base line as the celebration began. Ortiz didn't realize he had pitched a no-hitter at first and was momentarily speechless. The accomplishment hit home though when the public address announcer congratulated him. Elks manager Eric Nelson said, "I'm so happy for Jordan. He's worked so hard during his time with Elks. To see him accomplish something like this is very satisfying. He is a special young man and I will miss him next year as he moves on to the next level." Nelson went on to say, "The entire team came together the past two weeks and should be very proud of how they played. We won our last 5 games of the season and to end with a no-hitter is memorable." Ortiz threw just 68 pitches in the game. Forty-nine of them were strikes. Elks jumped out early scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. Trent Fountain singled in Nick Rowe after he led off the game with a triple. Two batters later Jake Miner's ground ball fielder's choice made it 2-0. Bases loaded walks by Evan Rollins and Karter Dolloff finished the scoring in the first inning. Elks added two more runs in the second and a single tally in the fourth to make it 7-0.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:56

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Gunstock Nordic Association again offering summer training programs

On the heels of yet another strong Nordic season, one that included Gilford's Jack Schrupp taking a National Championship, Gunstock Nordic Association is preparing to begin its summer training programs. Traditionally, these programs have been focused on training Nordic skiers, whose success during the racing season is largely dependent upon their off-season training. This year, however, GNA's head coach, Olympian Nina Gavrylyuk, is planning to expand the program to accommodate athletes of all disciplines. The programs will be offered in three options: six days of combined training, two to three days of Nordic training or two to three days of non-Nordic training. All of the programs integrate strength, agility and endurance exercises. No matter the sport, if it requires fitness Nina's programs are world-class.
Also, GNA will once again hold its week-long summer training camp for Nordic skiers 15 years old and younger. This is an intensive camp for those with prior Nordic training and space is limited. Lastly, GNA will be supporting a summer mountain bike racing series to be held at Gunstock (details to come) as well as the return of its trail running series. For more information about all of GNA's programs, visit gunstocknordic.com or email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:51

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Boles, Zimmer represent Belmont at NE Track & Field event

Representing Belmont HS at the New England Interscholastic Outdoor Track & Field at Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts), senior Joseph Boles placed 9th in the 800m event in a time of 1:56.22, a new school record. This is the third time this season that Boles has broken the previous record of 1:58.54, set by Brendan Collins in 2004. Also competing was Junior Bruce Zimmer who placed 22nd in the shot put with a throw of 45' 7.25".

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 07:35

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