Lakes Region Wavemakers getting ready for summer season

The Lakes Region Wavemakers Swim Team of Laconia is currently hosting its 5th annual Spring Wave Clinic. The Clinic is a great opportunity for swimmers new and veteran to the team to work on stroke development. This event is an opportunity to become a more efficient and stronger swimmer for the beach or to get a head start on the Swim Team's summer season. Although the clinic is already underway, the team always has room for more swimmers. The Wavemakers summer season will begin May 13 and 14 for new swimmers for the team and May 19 for all swimmers ready to jump in the water, learn a skill, participate in a sport, or just have fun. For more information please contact Judy Cook 293-0279, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lakes Region Babe Ruth Baseball League now taking on-line registrations

LACONIA – The Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth Baseball League is accepting online pre-registration for the 2014 season on its newly created website:

Registration drop off times will be Wednesday and Friday Evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center on Union Avenue in Laconia.

All games will be played at Memorial Park in Laconia and teams will be made up of Lakes Region 13-15 year-olds. The new website will be a central location for rosters, schedules, standings and statistics. For those who register online, communication tools will send email or text reminders of game schedules.

A number of local businesses have answered the call to sponsor teams: Aavid Thermalloy; Brookside Pizza; Cantin Chevrolet; Giguere Electric; Irwin Automotive Group, and Piche's Ski and Sports Shop. League and banner sponsorships are also available and appreciated by other businesses such as Pike Industries.

Fundraising efforts are also appreciated from individuals through a newly created "Friends of Armand J Laramie Babe Ruth League".

The 2014 season is slated to get underway on May 17 with an opening day. All interested ball players are urged to register right away so that league organizers can set the team structure and finalize the schedule. Players from the towns of Laconia, Gilford, Belmont, Gilmanton, Gilmanton Iron Works, Louden, Barnstead, Center Barnstead, Canterbury, and Pittsfield are eligible to play.

Round-up: Gilford tennis steamrolling the competition

The Golden Eagles boys' tennis team continues to dominate the courts in the NHIAA's Division III class. Gilford has rolled to a 5-0 start and has yet to lose a single match in the '14 season, beating all five opponents 9-0. The latest victory came last Friday in Whitefield against White Mountains. Gilford will host Belin (2-1) on Monday and an undefeated Bow (4-0) squad on Tuesday.

Gilford's girls' picked up their fourth victory over White Mountain on Friday, 7-2. The 4-2 Golden Eagles rebounded after a loss to Littleton by the same score. The Gilford girls will have their hands full on Monday when they travel to Bow (4-0) on Monday and then to Berlin (1-1) day after.

Laconia girls' tennis fell to Littleton last Friday 6-3, dropping them to 1-3 on the young season. The Sachems will host Moultonborough (2-0) and White Mtn (0-4) on Thursday and Friday this week.

Girls' lacrosse

The Golden Eagles picked up their first win of the season last Friday by beating Hopkinton 10-9. Gilford's only game this coming week will be on the road in Laconia on Wednesday afternoon, April 30. The Sachems will play back to back days, traveling to Pennacook to face off against Merrimack Valley on Thursday.

Belmont (0-1) will have four chances to gain their first win this week. The Red Raiders hit the road tonight and Monday, traveling to Conval and Derryfield. They will host Merrimack Valley on Tuesday, the first of a five game homestand for the Red Raiders. Belmont will wrap up the week on Thursday hosting Conval.

Boys' lacrosse

Laconia will be back on the field Monday, after having 10 days off, when they travel to Gilford. The Sachems will return home for a matchup Tuesday against Conval and finish out the week on the road in Milford on Thursday.

The Golden Eagles will be home all week, hosting Laconia on Monday, Hopkinton on Wednesday, and Merrimack Valley on Thursday.


The Sachems will take to the diamond three days in a row, starting Monday when they play host to Gilford and Prospect Mountain on Tuesday. Laconia will round out the week in Belmont on Wednesday.

The Golden Eagles won the only game played last week 7-4 over Somersworth. They are in action tonight, hosting Prospect Mountain. Gilford will travel to Laconia on Monday and return home Wednesday to play Inter-Lakes.


Winnisquam rolled last week, scoring 22 runs in a win over Kearsarge last Friday and continued the hit parade, beating Franklin 10-3 on Wednesday. The 4-0 Bears will Host Bishop Brady on Monday, their only game this week.

Belmont's offense has produced a 3-0 start this season, winning all three games with ten or more runs scored. The Red Raiders beat Franklin 14-0 and Prospect Mountain 10-2 on the road last week. They will visit Newfound (2-0) on Monday and host Laconia on Wednesday.

The Sachems (1-0) have three consecutive games this week, hosting Gilford on Monday, Prospect Mountain on Tuesday, and heading to Belmont on Wednesday.

Gilford tennis finds fourth win

The Gilford High School girls' tennis team picked up its fourth win of the season on Friday, beating White Mountains 7 matches to 2.

White Mountains took both the top singles matche, won by Lisa Windeler, and the top doubles match, with Windeler paired with third-seeded singles player Emma Ainsworth. However, Gilford took the balance of the matches, with Abby Lines, Kayla Vieten, Abigail Kourafas, Sisi Remick and Brook Poll all winning their singles matches. Gilford also won the second and third doubles matches to improve its season record to 4-2.

The Golden Eagles were scheduled to play again yesterday afternoon at Berlin High School.