July 1, the fifth week on the course for the Waukewan Ladies Golf League, was hazy, hot and humid and the ladies were hot on the putting greens. The game on the front nine was "Count Your Two Best Puts With An Optional Bramble". The ladies focused on counting the two lowest putts for the team. The "Bramble" twist allowed all players to reach the green and show off their putting skills. The winning team of Linda Lee, Betsy Cox and Mary Cross showed their great accuracy and recorded a total of 25 putts.
The 3rd hole was designated as a contest hole for closest to the pin. Judy Taylor dropped her ball 43" from the pin for the win! Hole 5 was for the accurate players who had to sink the longest putt. Barb Barbuto put her ball in the hole from 7'4 ½". The ladies enjoyed their pick of prizes from the game table.
Estelle Smith was the only lady who showed her chipping expertise. On hole 6 she chipped in for the whole pot.
Several ladies had great games this week and turned in impressive scores. Scoring 50 was Roz Gay while Linda Lee scored 49. Three players scored 48: Betsy Cox, Denise Doyle and Linda Ridlon. Faith Bartlett turned in a score of 45 while Laurie Fox turned in an awesome 44.
For the second time Brenda Trudeau walked off with the cash prize winning the 50/50 raffle.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:28
Laconia Chiefs Football and Cheer Association plans meet the coaches events. Football players can meet the coaches on July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laconia Community Center. Those who wish to join the cheer squad can meet coaches on July 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the Laconia Community Center.
Athletes attending either event should bring a birth certificate, full medical form and full report card.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:19
Evan Candage and Ryan Nickerson, sophomores at Inter-Lakes High School, participated at the 58th NH Decathlon at Nashua South High School on June 21-22. The Decathlon is a grueling event where the athletes compete in ten events during a two day meet. The first day of the meet consists of 5 events: the 100 meter dash, long jump, shot put, high jump and the 400 meter dash. The second day consists of the 100 meter high hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and the 1500 meter run. Seventy-five NH athletes competed for points that were awarded based on the International Amateur Athletic Federation Scoring Tables. Candage excelled in the long jump with a leap of 20 foot 6 inches, which took the 2nd spot in that event. Nickerson's overall performance was steady and consistent, a very important aspect of being a decathlete. He placed 36th overall. It was a great 2 days for both, especially considering that it was their first time competing in some of the events. It was also a great learning experience, showing them what they can attain personally and where they line up with the rest of the state's athletes. "It was a real pleasure working with Evan and Ryan this year," said Coach Steve Jurius, "I look forward to the next two years with these young men." (Courtesy photo)
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:18
Colby Field at the Laconia Middle School will be hosting the 4th Annual Laconia Kiwanis Home Run Derby on Saturday, July 19th, with registrations starting at 10 a.m., and opening pitch at 11 a.m. Three divisions will compete; Juniors, aged 14 and under, Seniors, aged 15 to 18, and Masters over 18.
If last year is any indication, competition is going to be fierce. Come participate and show off your batting skills or just to relive your glory days and take a few swings for the fence. Prizes for the winners of each division include batting practice with the Laconia Muskrats followed by a game on July 25th, a $100 gift card for T-Bones/Cactus Jack's, two seats at a Winnipesaukee Playhouse production this summer, 4 tickets to a Manchester Fisher-Cat game, and $10 Funspot tokens for all participants.
If interested visit http://www.laconiakiwanis.com/06.23.14/signupsheet..pdf to download a registration form. Each participant is required to donate or raise $25 to compete, limited scholarships are available. Corporate sponsors are needed to accompany current sponsors Bank of New Hampshire, Meredith Village Savings Bank, CLD Paving, Tanger Outlets, LRGH, Funspot, and The Weirs Times.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014 07:10
- Muskrats continue to roll, with three of four games this week
- Muskrats hoping to secure home playoff series
- Surging offense sends Laconia Muskrats on three-game streak
- Waukewan Ladies heating up in third week of golf
- Ortiz pitches no-hitter, the second this season for Laconia Little League
- Gunstock Nordic Association again offering summer training programs