The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team officially began its fall/winter season on September 9. The team welcomes swimmers from throughout the Lakes Region and beyond. The team host swimmers from North Conway, Franconia, Northfield, Bristol and Canterbury to name a few of the towns. Swimming is a sport that takes dedication as well as a love for the water and a dedication to focus on improving technique which will then build speed. The team focuses on each swimmer making improvements in their time, technique, pride and confidence. Even though some say swimming is an individual sport, the Wavemakers have a strong team atmosphere across the ages. Many friendships are made at the pool, too. Registration are still being accepted. For more information, visit www.lakesregionwavemakers.com/ or call Judy Cook at 293-0279.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:18
Just two games into Gilford field hockey's season and goalie Ashlyn Miller has recorded two shutouts, the latest coming September 6 after a 6-0 win over White Mountain Regional High School.
Helping Miller to thwart the opposing team's offense were halfbacks Kayla Orton, Catherine Buckley, Emily Wenig and Molly Dignan. Coach David Rogacki said Gilford's offense was led by Kelsey Buckley, who scored three goals, while Laura and Becky Zakorchemny also scored. Rogacki added that Marissa Kelleher had a very good passing game in the midfield.
Gilford next travels to Winnisquam for a 4 p.m. game on September 10. According to Rogacki, this marks the first time in 15 years that Gilford has started a field hockey season at 2-0.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:09
The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team lost a hard-fought match at Nute on Friday, September 6. Set scores were 25-27, 16-25, 23-25. The Lakers were led by senior captains Jordan Donohue and Lydia Swedberg. Donohue had 14 kills and nine service points and Swedberg had 16 service points and 12 digs. Also contributing were Hayley Roth (17 assists), Victoria Burns (10 digs) and Kaila Martin (7 kills).
With the 14 kills on Friday night, senior middle hitter Donohue is just four kills shy of the 500 career kill mark. A varsity starter since her freshman year, Jordan was likely to reach this exciting milestone in the Lakers home opener on Monday, September 9 against John Stark. She will be the first player in the history of the volleyball program at Inter-Lakes to achieve this feat.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:08
The Laconia High School boy's varsity soccer team improved to 2-1 after a 6-0 win over Franklin on September 6.
It took the Sachems just two minutes before finding the back of Franklin's net. Drew Sykes was the first to score for Laconia. Jake Sykes added another 15 minutes later. Aidan Dean, who also notched three assists, scored in the 20th minute, and Josh Emond, who also had an assist to his credit, scored five minutes later. Drew Sykes scored again to close out the first half, giving Laconia a 5-0 lead. Edis Dizdarevic scored late in the second half for the final mark of the game.
Minding the net for Laconia was Panthavy Pradachith, who made two saves.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:04