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Belmont volleyball defeats Franklin in 3 sets

Belmont High School Volleyball defeated Franklin 3-0 on Wednesday. Set scores were 25-13, 25-13, 25-11.
Belmont's Megan Bailey recorded 7 aces, 2 kills, 24 assists. Bridget Annis had 5 aces, 4 kills, 1 dig. Desiree Kuchinsky had three kills. Alex Luger scored 16 service points, including 5 aces, and Louisa Bergeron recorded 8 kills.
Said coach Melissa Miner, "Going into this match the Red Raiders wanted to play strong throughout the match. It was very important to us to not back down against the Tornados, we wanted to continue our winning streak. In order to do this, we needed to play like a team and tonight we did just that. We passed, set and hit well and our communication was strong throughout the match." Belmont's record improved to 10-1.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:23

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LHS boys' soccer extends winning streak to 6 games

The Laconia High School boys' soccer team defeated White Mountains 2-0 on Wednesday, extending its winning streak to six games. Laconia did all of its damage in the first half, Aidan Dean scored first on an assist from Brayden Harriman, followed by Jake Sykes assisted by Brady Caldwell.

The game was a high intensity match from start to finish with both keepers making key saves to keep their teams in it. Dean netted the first goal after a long service in off a dead ball scooted through, slipping it past the keeper. The second goal came after a determined Caldwell drove the line and played a ball back towards the 18 for a waiting Jake Sykes to finish the well-played pass. Play continued throughout the match with White Mountains adding more and more pressure as the game went on. Laconia did well to handle the pressure and fend off the continual bombardment.

Goalkeeper Panthavy Pradachith recorded 4 saves for Laconia, while Josh Greenwood stopped 6 for White Mountains.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:18

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Local Runners Place Well in 21st Annual NH Marathon (316 w/cut slugged Dave Irving)

BRISTOL —The 21st Annual NH Marathon attracted participants from 40 states as well as 15 from foreign countries according to Dan MacLean, assistant Director of Recreation at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center. Local participants placed well despite the out-of-town competitors.
''We ended up with 582 finishers in the 5 different events, 116 in the 10K, 169 in the half marathon, 239 in the full marathon, 17 in the health walk and 41 in the kids race,'' said MacLean.
He said that runners came from Switzerland, Germany, South Korea and Canada and that there were two wheelchair entries and two barefoot runners in the race, which was run last Saturday on a course around Newfound Lake.
''It was a beautiful day for running and thanks to all the volunteers that helped – registration, parking, water stops and more. We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers and sponsors of the race.,'' said MacLean, who noted that Runner's World magazine in January called the New Hampshire Marathon ''The Best Small Town Race.'''
Winners (5 of 6 from New Hampshire):
o Male – Casey Carroll, 2:50:58, age 42 of Dover
o Female – Serene Griffin, 3:21:17, age 43 of Northlake TX
Half Marathon
o Male – Dave Irving, 1:25:41, age 39 of New Hampton
o Female – Jennifer Mooney, 1:38:17, age 25 of Wolfeboro
o Male – Rich Smith, 36:38, age 43 of Enfield
o Female – Erica Labella, 41:44, age 34 of Plymouth
Kids Race (1 mile)
o Girl – Julia Rose, age 12, 6:41
o Boy – Reid Wilkins, age 12, 6:43
Other top finishers from Central New Hampshire were:
Marathon Male: Thomas Ueland, 51, of Plymouth, 3:12:29, sixth;
Marathon Female: Meagan Shedd, 39, of Plymouth 3:44:24, ninth;
Half Marathon Male: Rick Van De Poll, 60 , Center Sandwich, 1:37:17 , 4th; Macallan Camara, 15, Bristol, 1:37:19, 5th; Abe Garon, 32, Center Harbor, 1:38:06, 6th.
10K Male: Emmett Collins, 23, Canterbury, 42:13, 3rd; Stephen Uhlman, 22, Ashland, 43:24, 4th; Brian Collins, 58, Canterbury, 43:50, 5th; Karnar Ueland, 14, Plymouth, 45:19; sixth; Ron Poitras, 51, Gilford; 47:28, ninth.
10K Female: Sarah Lester , 42, Andover, 50:52 , sixth; Laura Smith, 36, Belmont, 52:11, ninth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:17

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Fishing tournament for disabled veterans this weekend

GILFORD — The New England Paralyzed Veterans Association and Northern Bass Supply will be hosting a fishing tournament for disabled veterans over Columbus Day Weekend.
Participating veterans will be staying at Silver Sands resort in Gilford and will go fishing for the day on Lake Winnipesaukee, then they will go on to Edge of Woods campground where they will join John Scannell and Tiny Lafontaine – CEO of the bass trail of the New England Paralyzed Veterans – to have prizes, food, beverages and lots of laughs. Edge of Woods will make the facility available to the veterans as well as the public.
The NEPVA offers two bass trail tournaments annually. One is held at the Charles River in Boston and the second is held in Moultonboro at camp Robindel.
For more information on NEPVA please go to http://www.nepva.org/. For more information on Edge of Woods please go to http://www.edgeofwoods.com/.

The primary focus of NEPVA is veterans' issues, notably quality healthcare for veterans with spinal cord injuries and dysfunction. NEPVA is interested in all issues affecting the lives of persons with disabilities. NEPVA routinely works with other civic groups and agencies and has always been a strong advocate for accessibility to all aspects of life that are available to the general population.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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