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Alton boy races to 3rd place Snocross finish at event in Salamanca, N.Y.

ALTON – Twelve-year-old Tucker Kierstead of Alton has a passion for racing snowmobiles, that is. And this past weekend (Feb. 7-8) proved no different, as Kierstead traveled with his team, AMS Racing, to Salamanca, NY to compete in an International Series of Champions (ISOC) Snocross event with racers from all over the country. Kierstead, who has been racing since the age of seven, raced his way to an impressive third-place podium finish in the National Junior Novice 10-13 (year-old) division. Riding his Arctic Cat SnoPro 500, sponsored locally by Andrew's Marine Service, Eastern Propane and HK Powersports, Kierstead battled his competitors, as well as frigid temperatures, to hold his position on the track and bring home some glory. (The full weekend of racing brought Kierstead three third-place finishes in his race classes.)

The race weekend in Salamanca, NY was Kierstead's fifth stop on his busy racing circuit with East Coast Snocross (ECS). ECS, based out of Cheshire, CT, is the eastern affiliate of ISOC, which is the national sanctioning body for snowmobile racing in the United States. Kierstead will travel to three more race venues with ECS, including a weekend in Rumney, NH, before his 2013-2014 race season comes to a close.

Kierstead, in his sixth season of racing, is currently the points leader in his race classes through ECS. With perseverance and some hard racing, his goal is to stay ahead of the competition and finish strong. And, after watching Snocross Champion Tucker Hibbert dominate at the Salamanca event, Kierstead has returned home with even more determination to do the same.

For Kierstead's race results, along with his upcoming race schedule, visit www.eastcoastsnocross.com. Check out the national race results and TV replay schedule for the Salamanca event on www.isocracing.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 09:00

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Lacrosse Club looking for boys & girls for 2014 season

GILFORD — The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club has begun registration for the 2014 season and is hosting information nights in two locations.
The club runs 8 teams, U-9, U-11, U-13, and U15 for both girls and boys.

The club is open to girls and boys of all abilities, ages 7 to 15, who reside in the Gilford school district and surrounding towns that do
not currently have a youth lacrosse team. These towns include, but are not limited to, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, Center Harbor, Belmont, Alton, Sanbornton, and Tilton.

The season runs from April to June and practices are 2-3 times a week with games on Sundays.

The information nights are scheduled for Wednesday, February 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Gilford Town Hall and Sunday, February 23 from
4:30 to 6:30pm at the Tilton Sports Center where you can watch a live indoor lacrosse game.

Registration is currently open to returning LRLC players and will be open for new players on February 19.

For more information and to register, visit the LRLC website at www.lrlacrosse.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:56

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Gilford coasts past Farmington for 10th win

The Gilford High School girls' basketball team jumped out to a 20-9 first quarter lead and coasted to the team's 10th win with a 58-38 decision over Farmington on Tuesday. Gilford extended their lead in the second quarter by outscoring the Tigers 15-2 to take a commanding 35-11 lead at the break.
On the night Jordan Dean lead all scorers with 12 points followed by Madison Harris with 10. Kayla Orton had 14 rebounds to go with her 8 points followed by Cassidy Bartlett with 8 points and 12 assists. Shannon Mercer added 7 points followed by Julia Harris with 5 points. Brid Fillion and Kelsey Buckly contributed with 3 points each and Stevie Orton added 2.
Gilford is back in action on Friday against Somersworth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:41

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Three Gilford swimmers to participate in State Championship on Saturday

Gilford High School junior Katie Gingrich, senior Warren Thompson and sophomore Rebecca Cook have all qualified for the State Swimming Championship to be held Saturday, February 15. The top six swimmers from each event will go on to the Meet of Champions on Sunday, Feburary 16 and will compete against the top 6 swimmers from NHIAA's Division I. The swimmers are only allowed to swim two events. Gingrich qualified in four events this year, Cook qualified for 6 events. Cook be swimming the 100 and 200 free. Gingrich will be swimming the 50 free and 100 back. Thompson will be swimming the 100 breast.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014 08:38

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