Lakes Region Youth Hockey Squirt team wins cup at Marlborough Tournament

Last weekend, Lakes Region Youth Hockey's Allan Gilbert Builders Squirt One team won the Challenge Cup at the Marlborough Tournament.

Friday morning was the beginning of the 5 game battle, taking on the Brewster Bulldogs for a 8-1 win. The following game that very day was against a tough team from Nantucket that fought the Lakers to a 0-0 tie after two periods. The Lakers finally broke through in the third period on the way to a 4-0 win.

After a very long rest on Saturday, the Lakers competed in a 6 p.m. game against Duxbury, Mass. The Lakers came out with an impressive 8-0 victory and with it the first seed going in the semi-finals early morning on Sunday.

Sunday morning, the Dover Stars were no match for the Lakers. The Lakers took the 9-1 win.

In front of a an excited crowd, the Lakers faced off in the championship game against the 3rd seed Wesley, Mass. From the drop of the puck, the game was a well fought battle between two great teams. The Lakers were able to pull off the win 3-2.

GHS girls earn win over Farmington

Gilford overcame a sluggish first half to run its record to 8-4 with a 50-27 win over Farmington. The Eagles, playing their first game after an eight day layoff, had trouble converting in the first quarter and took a slim 5-3 lead after one. They pushed the lead to 19-14 at the half. The second half was all Gilford as they outscored the Tigers 31-13. For Gilford Jordan Dean led all scorers with 14 points,7 rebounds and 5 steals. Maddie Harris added a double double on the night with 13 points to go along with a team high 14 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Cassidy Bartlett added 7 points followed by Kayla Orton and Kelsey Buckley who both contributed with 6 apiece. Brid Fillion and Julia Harris both scored 2 points to round out the scoring.

BHS's Boles is State Champ X 2

Belmont High School's Joseph Boles, the 2013 NH 1000m state indoor track champion, successfully moved up to the 1500m distance and won his second state championship in two years. His time of 4:17.97 was a new school record. Seeded fifth entering the race, Boles utilized perfect tactics in kicking past his opponents with 250m remaining in the race to give him the victory.

Bruce Zimmer placed 5th in the shot put, with a throw of 43' 3.5" Seeded 5th entering the competition, his consistency in the preliminary and final rounds ensured his state medalist position.

Farmington finds a prepared opponent in Gilford

GILFORD — The Golden Eagles (7-3) had a week to prepare for the Farmington Tigers (7-5) and they were rewarded with a 57-43 victory Friday night. "This is what we worked on all week," said Gilford coach Chip Veazey. "We adjusted well to them, They are more of a half court team and we don't see that much in this area."

Caleb Orton led the charge for the Golden Eagles with a 17 point night. Orton was undersized compared to both of the Tigers counterparts, but managed to get underneath and score when needed. "I thought we did a good job inside," Veazey continued. "We took the cuts inside away and rebounded better than them."

Farmington's only lead of the game, 14-12, came in the first quarter and lasted only a minute and a half. The Golden Eagles outscored the Tigers to open the second quarter 10-1. Josh Joyce began the run by knocking down a three pointer seconds into the quarter. Joyce would have five of the ten points during the stretch and 12 for the game. Gilford headed to the locker room with a 28-24 lead.

Farmington would not get any closer than four points in the second half. "The difference in the games was the fact that we kept our poise and held out for the good shot," finished Veazey. Gilford pulled away early in the fourth quarter when Orton scored eight consecutive points to stretch the lead to ten with a minute remaining.

Gilford returns to the court tonight in Meredith to take on Inter-Lakes and returns home on Friday to host White Mountains.