Cantin Chevrolet sponsoring local Cal Ripken League

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Cantin Chevrolet is supporting Gilford Cal Ripken League through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth baseball season.

Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Cantin Chevrolet is sponsoring Gilford Cal Ripken League as a part of Chevrolet's nation-wide commitment to support youth sports.. Over the course of the season, Cantin Chevrolet will donate equipment to the league which may include: equipment bags, baseballs, softballs, catcher's gear, batting helmets, ball buckets, umpire's equipment, coach's kits, break away bases, bat racks and first aid kits.

Thanks to Cantin, youth baseball participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with a local professional baseball team.

"We are looking forward to a great season with Gilford Cal Ripken League that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations" Tom Cantin of Cantin Chevrolet said. "Chevy Youth Baseball is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community."

The 2014 program will provide assistance to 334 leagues in the Northeastern region and Chevrolet dealers will contribute nearly $600,000 in monetary and equipment donations.

Waukewan ladies golf league open to new members

The Ladies Nine Hole League at Waukewan Golf Club 2014 season will begin on Tuesday, June 3 with a starting time of 2:30 p.m. The league welcomes ladies who are looking to join a friendly diverse group and enjoy a variety of golf games. The league will continue with the new format instituted in the 2013 season which provides added flexibility for season play. Foursomes will be set up each week. Membership in the golf course is not required; however, players must have an established handicap preferably in the GHIN system. The fee for joining the league is $40 with special rate packages for weekly play. The deadline for joining is April 30.
Ladies interested in joining the league should email Kathleen Sweeney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 603-344-7011

Sign up for Lakes Region Girls Softball by May 15

The deadline to register for Lakes Region Girls Softball's 14U, 16U and 18U divisions is May 15. To play for LRGS, girls must be between the ages of 12 and 18 (as of Dec. 31, 2013). Senior divisions are open to players from Belmont, Laconia, Canterbury, Gilford, Gilmanton, Franklin, Winnisquam, Tilton-Northfield, Sanbornton, Hill and Andover.

The season lasts approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Practices will start mid-late May, and end in early July. LRGS does not schedule events Memorial Day Weekend or on the 4th of July. Games won't start until the school year is over. The commitment is typically two week nights and one weekend day.

The registration fee is $65 per player, with a family discount available. Players are also asked to participate in the league fundraiser. Uniforms are provided for that fee.

For more information and to download a registration form please visit

Ice racing club crowns its champions

A long hard winter may have caused dismay to some, but not the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club. The club raced on eight weekends this year, making the 2014 one of the longer seasons in recent years. On Saturday the racers, friends and families gathered at the Moultonboro Lions Club to crown the 2014 champions and celebrate the season.

The Lakes Region club races on oval tracks prepared on Lee and Berry ponds with 4 divisions of cars: Juniors, 4 Cylinders, V8 Stocks, and Modifieds. A champion for each division is determined based on the season points system.

The nearly a hundred banquet attendees were treated to another fantastic buffet dinner prepared by Melanie Martel. Country music and dancing followed the awards portion. The evening's festivities were MC'd by racers and club officials Mike Horsch and Jack Cook. After the awarding of the raffle prizes, the efforts of club volunteers, the plow guys, and the many race sponsors were acknowledged. A special Sportsman of the year award was made to Derek Jeanson of Sandwich to acknowledge his dedication to the Club. Each of the divisions were then awarded trophies and prizes.

16 year-old Cody Burns, of Center Harbor, took the Junior championship for 2014. Next season Cody moves into the adult, rear wheel drive, 4
cylinder division driving the wicked fast, Scott Burns' Landscaping Nissan. Trevor Greene and Garrett Poitras finished as the second and
third place Juniors respectively.

Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee was crowned the V8 Stock class champion. Alley drove her Monte Carlo to consistently good finishes every week to take the points lead. The runner up was Matt Morrill followed by Adam Cahoon.

The super competitive, 4 Cylinder division champion was Tim Chase of Northfield. Tim, driving his bright yellow Toyota MR2, came out on top by a mere 8 points over rival Matt Taylor, who finished second in the championship run. Fabian Smith claimed the 3rd spot.

DJ Mills of Wolfeboro Falls was named the 2014 Modified division champion. DJ drove his winged sprint car to 3 victories and several solid finishes over the 8 week season. Jake Williams was second followed by Jack Cook.

For the last 30 racing seasons the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club has hosted a special charity race called the Latchkey Cup. This year's Latchkey Cup was a great success, raising $6,350 for local charities. Over the last year donations were made to three local families each with a member fighting cancer. The club also donated to two other families with medical conditions and sponsored three scholarships to local students.

The Club would like to thank all the volunteers, racers, sponsors, and especially the fans that made the 2014 season a great success and we look forward to seeing all our friends back on the ice next year. Check the club's website at and Facebook page for the latest club information, rules updates, and photos.