The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team rolled to another straight set victory (25-13, 25-19, 25-23) at Newfound on Wednesday, September 18. Leading the way for the Lakers were senior captains Jordan Donohue (13 kills, 5 digs, 3 blocks) and Lydia Swedberg (16 digs, 9 points, 2 kills). Victoria Burns had a run of eight straight points to bring Inter-Lakes back from a 13-5 deficit in the second set and she finished the match with 12 points, 4 aces and 6 digs. Jessica Schofield recorded 7 kills and 4 blocks in a strong performance at the net. Also contributing were Sarah Sundius (5 kills), Hayley Roth (18 assists, 6 points, 5 digs) and Jennifer Pelczar (12 points, 7 aces). With the win, the Lakers improve to 4-1 on the season.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:52
Laconia High School boys' soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Plymouth on September 17.
Jakes Sykes gave Laconia an early lead, scoring in the 6th minute off an assist from Brayden Harriman.
Plymouth tied the game in the 21st minute with a goal by Malcolm Gocha, then took the lead in the 44th minute. Scoring the winning goal was Austin Parker, assisted by Steven Southard.
Laconia goalkeeper Panthavy Pradachith recorded 5 saves, while Jake Bouford saved 8 for Plymouth.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:50
The Gilford High School field hockey team improves to 4-0-1 on the young season.
Sparked by Maddie LaFlamme's goal 6 minutes before halftime, Gilford finally got into gear during the second half. Having been out-played by Sommersworth's hard-hitting defense in the first half the Golden Eagles scored 5 unanswered goals during the final 30 minutes to win 6 - 0. The second half saw Rachel Blandford and Becky Zakorchemny contribute two goals a piece and Kelsey Buckley one to provide the offensive comeback by the Golden Eagles.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 September 2013 07:47
As the fog lifted and the sun began to shine, the 95 golfers from over 22 courses throughout the state knew they were in for a steamy day of golf. "Heart of a Woman" was the theme for this September 11th Invitational. This year's charity, New Hampshire Goes Red for Women, was reflected throughout as the ladies wore their red attire, a heart balloon was tied to each of the flag pins on the course and the Bar-N decorations highlighted red dresses everywhere including a red dress lapel pin for each of the contestants. The red dress represents the ability of all women to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives.
After the ladies enjoyed a continental breakfast provided by League members, President Kathy Sweeney welcomed the field of golfers and introduced GM Craig Hale who in addition to reviewing the rules, prize holes and format, gave the family history of how his grandfather, with his grandmother's urging changed their farm into a nine-hole and eventually an 18 hole golf course. Committee Chair, Carolyn Koczera thanked the rest of her committee as well as Pro shop manager Justin Barkley for all their hard work. The ladies also joined Koczera in thanking the several husbands who served as the welcoming "bag guys".
During play, there were eight contest holes waiting for the ladies to demonstrate their precision shots. Those ladies winning the prize of ball marker necklaces were: Carol Leblanc who drove her ball "Closest to the Line on #2", Brenda Trudeau-"Closest to the Pin" at 14' 2 " on # 3, Irene Schultz –"Closest to the Pin" at 2'7" on # 11, Donna Grantz –"Closest to the Pin" at 16'11" on #16 winning a complimentary golf lesson from Waukewan's Pro Chuck Yeager, Nancy Vercauteran-"Closest to the Pin-2nd Shot" at 6'4" on # 5, Deb Gamans-"Closest to the Pin-2nd Shot" on #14, Erin Dymen-"Longest Drive" on #8 and Patti Safallo-"Longest Drive" on #15.
The field of golfers was treated to both appetizers provided by the League's members as well as a tasty luncheon catered by Kurt's Caterers in the much-appreciated air- conditioned Bar-N. Before the much-anticipated raffle was begun, Carolyn Koczera led the Pledge of Allegiance in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001.
Barb Saimond, the other half of the raffle duo, joined Koczera as winning tickets were announced for the many items generously donated by not only our local merchants but by several League members as well.
The closing awards were: 1st Low Gross to Eileen Douglass at 86 which included an Eagle on # 8 and 2nd Low Gross to Anne Galligan at 89. The following teams placed in the two-low net format: 1st Place-Carol Leblanc, Debi Monroe, Sharon Fuller, Joslyn Halstead at 121, 2nd Place-Eileen Douglass, Val Langbehn, Shirley Keefe, Ellen Daly at 123, 3rd Place-Diane Chiasson, Janet Lucco, Marylou Welch, Nancy Vercateran at 124 (card playoff), 4th Place Gloria Ferland, Carolyn Koczera, Gale Howland, Toni Vachon at 124 (card playoff), and 5th Place-Julie Richardson, Sandra LaBonte, Barb Barbuto, Pat Armstong at 124 (card playoff).
All the ladies departed knowing that their participation in this event helped to support NH Goes Red for Women.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 September 2013 09:27