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Round-up: High school soccer season starts today

The high school fall sports season kicks off today on the soccer fields in the Lakes Region.
In boys' soccer action, the Red Raiders of Belmont head to Prospect Mountain to begin the year. The home opener will be Wednesday against Laconia.

Gilford begins the year with a pair of home games this week, opening with Somersworth today and then Winnisquam on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles went 13-2-1 last season, but a playoff push fell short in a 1-0 loss in the first round.

Inter-Lakes 2014 campaign starts with a pair of road games to Newfound Regional today and Mascoma Valley on Tuesday.

The Sachems open with a pair of road tests to begin the year as well. Laconia will head to Franklin today and Belmont on Wednesday.

Prospect Mountain hosts Belmont today and Newfound on Wednesday.

Winnisquam will host Kearsarge this afternoon and travel to Gilford on Tuesday.

The girls take to the field this afternoon as well when Belmont heads to Kingswood. The Red Raiders went 13-2-1 last season, eventually losing in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive season. Belmont's home opener is against Stevens on Tuesday.

The Golden Eagles begin with a pair of home games, starting with Laconia tomorrow and Inter-Lakes Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes looks to build on the 12-4 record from last season and advance past the opening round of the NHIAA Division III tournament. The Lakers host Prospect Mountain today before traveling to Gilford on Wednesday.

Laconia heads to Gilford tomorrow and will open the home schedule on Tuesday when they host Somersworth.

Prospect Mountain begins the season in Meredith today against Inter-Lakes. The Timberwolves return home on Tuesday to host Raymond.

Friday night football begins a week from tonight when Laconia Heads to Lebanon. The Sachems look to rebound from a 3-7 record last season. Laconia beat Lebanon at home last year 20-17. Division III action begins on September 13th.

Field Hockey's season opens on Tuesday when Winnisquam hosts Gilford and Laconia travels to Plymouth.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:48

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Waukewan Ladies burn up the golf course

August 5 was a hazy, hot and humid day for golf; however the weather did not affect the ladies. Fifteen ladies shot 50 or under. Kathy Boselli, Denise Doyle, Gerry McGillicuddy, Mary Dickerson, Nancy Magdziasz shot 50; Faith Bartlett, Barbara Saimond and Lynn Allen posted 49s while Laurie Fox and Brenda Trudeau turned in 48s. Mary Cross stood alone with a 47. Barb Barbuto, Kathy Sweeney, and Val Langbehn turned in a 46. Showing that she had game, Linda Ridlon tore up the course with a 43! Brenda Trudeau also showed her accuracy on the 4th hole with a birdie.
The game on the front nine was "Count the Par Fours". The team of Mary Cross, Barb Barbuto, Sue Connolly and Jane Frasca came in 11 under par with a two net best ball total of 29.
The 3rd hole was designated as a contest hold for closest to the pin and Denise Doyle dropped her ball 28'5" from the hole. Hole 5 was for the 34 and below gals to get closest to the pin on their second shot. Brenda Trudeau had no problem putting her ball 7' 9 1/2" from the pin. The 7th hole was for the 35 and above handicappers who were challenged to get closest to the pin on their second shot. Judy Taylor put her ball 33" from the pin. All the ladies enjoyed their pick of prizes from the game table.
Four ladies showed their chipping skills. Val Langbehn chipped in on #6, Brenda Trudeau on #7, Sharon Corcoran on #9 and Barbara Saimond chipped in on #8 and #1. All of the ladies shared in the chip-in pot.
A great afternoon was closed with the 50/50 drawing won by Nancy Vercauteren.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 08:03

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Gilmanton Youth Soccer sign-ups start Monday

Sign-ups for the Gilmanton Youth Soccer organization have been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 11 6-7 p.m. at Gilmanton School, Monday Aug. 18 6-7 p.m. at Gilmanton School and Tuesday, Aug. 19 5-7 p.m. at the PTA Back to School Bash held at Crystal Lake Park.

Gilmanton Youth Soccer is open to Gilmanton boys and girls in Kindergarten through 6th grade, whether they've played before or not. Cost is $40 per child (for first two children per household) which includes jersey/$20 per child for additional children. The season runs from late August through early November.
GYO was formed in 1990 to promote athletics, sportsmanship, and teamwork. GYO is always looking for parent volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, and other volunteers to help.
For more information, contact: Phil Eisenmann, Soccer Coordinator, PO Box 476 Gilmanton, NH 03237, 267-7912, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 07:27

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Franklin Savings Bank planning 21st Annual Softball Tournament

FRANKLIN — This year marks the 21st annual double-elimination tournament to begin on Wednesday, September 17th at Odell Park in Franklin. With over $54,000 raised for local charities in the prior 20 years, plans for the 21st Annual Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament are now underway. Team registration deadline is Friday, August 15th.

The one-week tournament welcomes co-ed teams with teammates ages 13 and older. Interested participants are welcome to inquire about registration with Franklin Savings Bank's Co-Chairpersons, Erin Mercier or Ali Keith: at (603) 934-4445, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FranklinSavingsBank), or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last year, the 2013 tournament hosted thirteen co-ed teams where Byron's Septic was crowned the tournament champions after defeating second place winners, Franklin Savings Bank. Sisti Law Offices took home third place honors. Others that put up a good fight for the good cause were: Park N' Go Markets, Beauchine's Auto, Spaulding Youth Center, Scared Hitless, NB Hardscape and Mason, Patrick's Pub, Chem Free Crushers, Elektrisola, Dirty Dogz and PatrAngie.
The monies raised during this year's tournament will benefit local community centers. Organizations receiving donations from the Tournament in years prior include: local high school Chem-Free celebrations, local walking trails (the Northern Rail Trail, WOW - Winnisquam, Opechee & Winnipesaukee -Trail, Winnipesaukee River Trail, and the Odell Park River Trail); local homeless shelters; local food pantries; the American Cancer Society; American Red Cross; local DARE programs; Franklin VNA & NANA; local Hospice programs; Lakes Region Habitat for Humanity; Make-A-Wish NH; the NH Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse; the Relay for Life; the American Diabetes Association; the Aaron Robert Risley Memorial Scholarship Fund; Mix 94.1 FM Cash-N-Cans; local animal shelters; the MacDonald Family Scholarship Fund; and the Odell Park concession stand rebuilding effort.
All proceeds are earned through the $200 team entry fee, concession stand profits, and donations. Additionally, a significant amount of the charity donation comes from the annual raffle. Donations of items
and gift certificates from community individuals and businesses are more than welcome and are currently being collected. In exchange for the donation, FSB will provide public recognition for donations.
This year businesses will have an opportunity to advertise their products or services on the Annual FSB Charity Softball Tournament Business Card Board. For just $10, submit a business card-size advertisement to be displayed near the concession stand throughout the tournament.
The Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament began in 1994 after a discussion about a charity tournament being held on MTV. Each year since, the tournament has had an overwhelming response with many teams returning each year and new teams asking to join in the fun.
More information and tournament updates will be posted at the bank's web site at fsbnh.com and on the FSB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/franklinsavingsbank. You can also follow the Franklin Savings Bank Charity Softball Tournament on Twitter at www.twitter.com/fsbsoftball.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014 07:24

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