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I-L-M unified basketball team to close out season in Laconia today

The Inter-Lakes-Moultonborough Unified Basketball team traveled to Berlin yesterday for its fourth game of the year. The Lakers couldn't come away with a victory but played a hard fought game. Spencer Perreault and Tim Brown played some great defense, shutting down the opponents in the second half. Debbie Bickford was the leading scorer with 8 points, followed by Pauline Donaldson with six points. Emily Ledger also had two great baskets for four points. To end the game Jeff Ryan hit a bank shot three from well behind the three-point arc. The following Lakers also scored: Ellie Cristiano, 6 points; Anna Brown, 4; Becka Grace, 2; Haillie Bessonett, 2.

The Lakers travel to Laconia on Friday at 3:00 for its last regular season game.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 08:17

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Sachem bowlers to take on Hollis-Brookline in final tournament

The stage is set for the 12 high schools to compete in NHIAA team bowling finals this weekend. In the season standings Laconia finished in 11th place. That puts Laconia bowling against the 6th place team from Hollis-Brookline. The top 4 teams get a bye in first round and await for winners in 5th through 12th matches. Laconia should be entering the finals with confidence. Of the top 4 teams getting a bye, Laconia has beat 2 of the four when bowling head to head in the season. The team has really grown this season. The Sachems have learned to assist one another and make clutch shots when needed. In the finals, teams bowl against one another in a best of 7 in Baker format. Teams have to bowl well together – no single person can carry a team when only throwing two frames in a game. Last year Laconia got out to an early 2 game lead and pushed Spaulding to 7 games before being eliminated in the first round. Laconia hopes to perform better than last year. The finals will be held at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m.
Two of Laconia bowlers will then bowl the following Saturday also at Spare Time Lanes in the Individual Finals. The top 64 in the state will be there competing in standard games in a single elimination tournament. Laconia will have one bowler in Champion Flight (top 32). Aaron Smith finished in 26th spot with 156.04 average. Last time Aaron bowled in Manchester he had a high game of 225. In the Medal Flight (33-64) is Nathan Batchelder who finished 35th with 146.83.
Complete list of scores and standing can be found at NHIAA.org under additional sports.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:59

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GHS's Cook earns 2nd, 3rd place finishes at state championship

Rebecca Cook, sophomore at Gilford High School made the podium Sunday at the Div II New Hampshire State Championship Meet. Rebecca placed second in the 100 free with a 58:28 time and third in the 200 free with a 1:58.64. Cook was very proud of her accomplishments this weekend yet disappointed that the Meet of Champions, when Div I and II top 6 finishers compete against each other was canceled for the second year in a row due to weather. Other Gilford swimmers competing at the meet were junior Katie Gingrich and Warren Thompson, senior. Katie achieved a best time on Sunday and Warren moved up his placement after swimming the 100 breaststoke.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:57

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Ice racers run hot despite low temperatures

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club was on Lee Pond in Moultonborough again this week for the 5th race of the 2014 season. A cold wind didn't affect the racers and the fans stayed warm watching from their cars. This week's event was sponsored by D and L Auto of Manchester.

The day started with hot laps and the first features for each of the 4 divisions. After intermission the second features ran and a winner was determined by the best combined finish.

The junior division was again dominated by Moultonborough's Trevor Greene who won both features for the overall win. Cody Burns took second, with Garrett Poitras in third.

The V8 Stock class was again won by Moultonborough's Matt Morrill driving his black Monte Carlo. Matt powered to both feature wins for the overall, with Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee in second. Alley challenged for the win in the second feature, but settled for second place.

Second and first place finishes in the 4-Cylinder division by Sandwich's Derek Jeanson gave him the overall win, his first ever. Tim Chase and his dad John Chase rounded out the podium. A broken steering mechanism ended points leader Matt Taylor's day early.

DJ Mills took advantage of the attrition in the Modified division to take the second feature and the overall win. Jack Cook and Fred Fecteau took second and third respectively.

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races every Sunday at 12:30 on Berry or Lee Pond in Moultonborough through mid-March. Check the club's website at www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:28

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