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Laconia bowlers earn 3rd place finish

Laconia High School Bowling team made the trip to Dover Bowl on Saturday for the second match of the Season. Laconia's bowlers got their feet wet the week before at the kick off match in Raymond. All 12 schools that compete were at the kickoff. Laconia's day was done after two Baker matches but it was a good day for the 7 bowlers out of Laconia's 11 that competed. "Since 5 of the 7 bowlers had never competed before it was good for them to see and be a part of what is to come this season," said Shelly Batchelder, one of the team's coaches.
In Dover, Laconia joined host school Spaulding, Pinkerton and Keene. Each team bowled two games of standard games to determine seeding for the Baker roll off. Laconia was seeded fourth with 1288 behind Pinkerton with 1571, Keene with 1601 and top seed Spaulding with 1794. A Baker game is 5 bowlers each bowling 2 frames to make one score. Teams compete in best two out of three games. Laconia was up against Spaulding in the first match. Laconia lost first two games 134 to 128, 151 to 123. Laconia then went to face Pinkerton to determine 3rd and 4th place for the day. Laconia took the first game with 6 spares in the game, 137 to 127 and fell in the second game 134 to 141. Laconia regrouped, keeping the same line up and bowlers in place. The team rallied with 6 spares and 1 strike for a 155, 136 win. Laconia took 3rd place and earned a point in overall standing for the season. "Great day for Laconia. We built confidence and prove we can compete with other schools," commented Jack Batchelder , head coach. Laconia is a young team with only 4 bowlers returning and 7 new members. New bowlers have very little experience in bowling before joining the team. Leading the team this week in standard games was Nathan Batchelder with 149 and 161 for 310 followed by Pat Guyer and Rebecca Sirois, both with 266 series. Rebecca had the high game of the day with 163.
Laconia's next match will be Saturday, December 21st when they host Hollis-Brookline, Stevens and Souhegan at Funspot. Match starts at 11 a.m.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:27

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Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament will be Jan. 25

The 3rd Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Gilford High School an Middle School gymnasiums. The registration fee of $100 per team will benefit the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund and the American Cancer Society. Entry forms are available at the Gilford High School office or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call Joan Forge at 253-3363 with any questions.
Teams may consists of players from high school age students through adult and may have any number of players, however each team must have three females and three males on the court at all times. Nets will be set at 7'4", and four courts will be utilized for the tournament.
There will be a maximum number of 16 teams in the tournament with four teams in four different pools.
At the conclusion of Pool Play the top two teams in each pool move on to the Gold Division Bracket Tournament and the bottom two teams in each pool move onto the Silver Division Bracket Tournament.
Each team is guaranteed three games in pool play and one game in tournament play.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:18

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Boles sets standard for 1500m at first indoor track meet of the season

Belmont High School's Joseph Boles placed first in the 1500m at the first meet of the indoor season, held at the Leverone Fieldhouse at Dartmouth College. His time (4:24.09) is the fastest in the New Hampshire Indoor Track and Field League after the first week of indoor competition. Boles completed a unique double as he sprinted to a personal record of 7.19 in the 55m. Bobby Blais (42.60, 300m), Kyle Patten (41.30, 300m) and Michael Sanborn (28' 5.25", shot put) also set personal records.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 08:56

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Gilford boys' team opens season with win over Franklin

FRANKLIN — Gilford survived a late run by Franklin to hold on to a 48-42 victory in the Division III opener for the Golden Eagles. Franklin evened things up 39-39 with two and a half minutes remaining, but Gilford responded on the next possession with a three from junior Patrick Scannell (3 points). Gilford did not give up a field goal from that point on.

Gilford started the evening a little slow, scoring only seven points in the first quarter. "We started out cold. We missed the first six three-point attempts," said Gilford coach Chip Veazey. "Franklin played well tonight." The Golden Tornadoes were led by point guard Kenny Torres, who had 19 points on the night. 14 of which came in the first half.

Gilford found its rhythm in the third quarter, feeding the ball to junior Josh Joyce (22 points) and Kyle Gaudet (8 points). "I felt as though we defended Joyce well until he started getting free in the second half," said Franklin coach Jim Cilley. "We lost the game on defense. This team responded well considering how young they are," Cilley continued. "Our two kids from last season only have four wins, and the JV kids from last season didn't win once." Dana Bean was the second leading scorer for Franklin with nine points.

Both teams will be in action on Tuesday night when Gilford hosts Inter-Lakes and Franklin heads to Laconia.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 08:54

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