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Wavemakers earn 4th place finish at Granite State Swimming State Championship

On August 3 and 4 the Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team competed in the Granite State Swimming Association State Championship meet. The team placed 4th in Division III. The 10 and Under swimmers did a fabulous job representing the team. The 8 and under relay for the 100 free and the 100 medley races came in first. The 9-10 year old relay came in 3rd for the 100 medley. Overall the 10 and under age group had over 30 top 10 finishes these swimmers included Charolette Phillipy, Kathryn Hawkes, Rose Sinkus, Ela Goucher, Hannah Verville, Dagon Burr, Bethany Tanner, Kayla Cisneros, Ayden Malloy, Tessa Tanner, Sydney Irons, Joshua Kelleher, and Makayla Hastie. Chloe Wineriter age 9 achieved 2 personal best times, Ella Wineriter age 7 dropped 10 seconds off her 25 back and Phoebe Reynolds swam 3 events including the 25 back, 50 free and 25 free.
The 11 and older group competed in the 50 metered pool for the championship with over 35 top 10 finishes for swimmers Laurel Gingrich, Thor Burr, Beck McLean, Sarah Sundius, Katie Gingrich, Rebecca Cook, Kayla Phelps, Madison Reynolds, Alyxandra Huckaby, Madison Hastie, Eric Phelps, Logan Wineriter, Michael Hart, Matthew Sundius, Anna Stankes, and Heather Ausevich. Some of the highlighted dropped times during the meet were: Anna Stankes dropped 19 seconds off her 50 fly, Logan Wineriter 15 seconds dropped from his 100 freesytle, Madison Reynolds 50 seconds dropped from her 200 free style. Michele Young achieved a best time in her 50 free and 200 free. Audrey Chassie also achieved best times in her 50 back and 100 freestyle.
The Wavemakers' Fall/Winter season will begin September 3 and 4, 6:30-7:30 for swimmers new to the team and September 9 for veteran swimmers. More information is available at www.lakesregionwavemakers.com/.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:02

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Daniel Wilkins of Laconia finishes 3rd in NEPGA Senior Championship

Daniel Wilkins, of Laconia, finished 3rd in the NEPGA Senior Championship, held Aug. 7-8 at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vt.

Wilkins shot a 67 during the first round of the event, the second-best score of the day. He followed that effort with a score of 74 in the second round to finish at 141, one over par. The event was won by Ed Kirby, of Alpine Country Club, who recorded a score of 132 over both rounds. Finishing in second place was David Lane of Hopkinton with a score of 140.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:58

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Gilmanton School sports practice starts next week

Practice for Gilmanton School volleyball and soccer will begin on August 21.

Volleyball practice will be from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school gym. Girls' soccer will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the soccer field. The boys' soccer team will take to the field from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All athletes must have a full water bottle with them and come dressed and ready to play. All soccer players must have a mouth guard and shin guards with them at all practices.

All athletes must have a physical on file with the school nurse. Permission slips are available on the school website and in the school office.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:56

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Over 3,000 Taking Part in 14th Annual Timberman Triathlon

GILFORD — Well over 3,000 athletes will be congregating in the Lakes Region this weekend for the 14th annual Timberman Triathlon, a grueling event which features swimming, bicycling and and a foot race.
The event kicks off today at the Gunstock Mountain Resort with the Timberman Triathlon Festival from noon to 8 p.m., a sports and fitness exposition which offers seminars for novice and seasoned triathletes as well as music and a dinner.
Saturday morning the focus shifts to Ellacoya State Park on Lake Winnipesaukee where a Sprint event will be held consisting of a 0.3 mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run. Some 1,400 athletes from all over the Northeast, including many from the Lakes Region, will be taking part.
Later that day a fun race for kids will be held at Gunstock.
The main event, a 70.3 mile, "half-ironman" triathlon gets underway on Sunday, August 18 at 7 a.m. as the first wave of swimmers enters Winnipesaukee for a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride which goes to Loudon and then returns to Ellacoya, followed by a 13.1 mile run.
That event will see nearly 2,000 athletes and feature a pair of former Ironman 70.3 world champions in the men's race while the women's race features Melissa Hauschildt of Australia, who has won all five Ironman events she has competed in this year.
Men's race favorite Andy Potts of the United States is coming into New Hampshire after recording his second consecutive win at Ironman Lake Placid in July. A former Olympian and the 2007 Ironman 70.3 world champion, will be challenged by Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand, the 2008 Ironman 70.3 world champion.
Bozzone has already racked up Ironman 70.3 wins in Florida and Mount Tremblant, Quebec, this year while Leon Griffin of Kangaroo Flats, Australia, runner-up in last year's Timberman will be looking to mount a strong challenge. Another top triathlete is Grant Burwash of Canada, who posted the fastest run of the day (1:13:05) at the Calagary Ironman and needs to be close at the end of the bike competition in order to challenge.
In the women's event, Melissa Hauschildt of Australia, the 2011 Ironman 70.3 world champion, has been unbeatable this year, recording five victories, including her recent course record setting win at the Ironman 70.3 Boulder.
She will be challenged by Doctor Amanda Stevens of Vermont, who has won the Ironman South Africa this year and placed third in Brazil.
The New Hampshire chapter of the Make A Wish Foundation and The Ironman Foundation have teamed up for the Timberman for the fifth straight year to raise funds that contribute to the granting of wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.

More than 3,000 athletes will be taking part in the 14th annual Timberman Triathlon at Ellacoya State Park in Gilford this weekend.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:54

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