Gilford relay teams turn up the heat

The Gilford High School swim team competed in Concord on Friday dropping times for personal bests and top placements.
The girls' Medley Relay got their best time in over 3 years with a 2:17.48. Katie Gingrich swam the backstroke, Autumn Bos
breaststroke, Rebecca Cook butterfly, and Kaitlyn Egbert freestyle. The same relay team, again best time in over 3 years, completed the 200 free relay in 2:02.29. The boys' Medley Relay team had their best time this year with Joseph Bonnell swimming the backstroke, Warren Thompson breast stroke, Owen Sanborn butterfly and Ayden Ernst freestyle.
Rebecca Cook lead the team with a first place in the 200 individual medley at a 2:19.17, second place in the 100 butterfly 1:04.52. Joseph Bonnell, a freshman, came in 3rd in the 200 individual medley for the boys. Katie Gingrich swam into 3rd place in the 100 back and 4th in the 50 free with a time of 28.94. Autumn Bos placed 4th in the 100 fly dropping 5 seconds off her best time. Lisa Osborne, this being only her second year swimming, swam her best time in the 50 free with a 33.25. Kaitlyn Egbert finished 4th for the 200 free, 7th 100 breaststroke. Some of the boys were dropping times just since last week's meet; Ayden Ernst 2 seconds off his 50 free, Owen Sanborn placed 6th in the 100 free with a 1:01.96 a personal best for him as well as a personal best in the 50 free. Brendan Carkin dropped 4 seconds off his 50 free from last week and 6 seconds off his 100 back. Chrissy Leach placed 11th and 8th in the 100 free and 100 breast respectfully. Warren Thompson placed 5th for his 100 free and 4th in the 100 breast. Kyle Davies a freshman swam the 100 free and placed 7th in the 100 back. Sally Tinkham swam her best time in the 100 free. Sally will be traveling to India next week on a mission trip which the team wishes her well on.
The team's next meet is January 26 the Bobcat Invitational at UNH.

Baer earns threee 3rd place finishes for Gilford

The Gilford High School indoor track team participated in a Division III only meet at the University of Southern Maine on Sunday afternoon.
The girls placed 4th out of 15 NH Division III schools, scoring 20 points . Freshman Marina Baer led the team with three 3rd place finishes. She had personal bests in the shot put, 29' 4" and the long jump, 13' 8 1/4" Her time in the 55m dash was 8.03 seconds . Senior Emily Wernig won the shot put event with a personal best of 32' 6 1/2" and and also placed 5th in the long jump.

Scoring for the boys was sophomore Jacob Baer, 3rd in the 55M hurdles. He also placed 8th in the Long Jump. Freshmen Anthony Eldridge and Ian McNeil had personal records in the long jump.

Marina's distance in the shot put qualified her for the state meet at Dartmouth on February 2. Joining her at the state meet will be Emily Wernig in the shot put and Jacob Baer in the 55M hurdles. These three athletes will be participating in the upcoming Qualifier meet at UNH on Saturday, January 25.

Laconia native Chas Guldemond joins US Olympic Team

Chas Guldemond, a native of Laconia, was selected to the U.S. Olympic Team following a selection event at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. on Saturday. Guldemond will join fellow team members Shaun White and Sage Kotsenberg in the snowboard slopestyle event. The 26 year-old Guldemond currently resides in Reno, Nev. His professional career was kick-started in 2006 when he took second place at the U.S. Open. Since then, he's won nearly every accolade available to slopestyle snowboarders. The slopestyle snowboarding competition at the XXII Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia will be held on Feb. 8.

Bulldogs come out firing against Renegades

LACONIA — Belmont-Gilford scored early and often to take down Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes 6-0 Saturday evening. The Bulldogs built a three goal lead before the Renegades recorded their first shot on goal. "This was a team win," coach Jay Londer said. "We came out and made Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes play at our pace and that was the plan."

The first goal came 1:33 into the first period, scored by Ethan Becker. Becker picked up the rebound from Powell Wilson's shot and buried the puck into the corner of the net. Just over a minute later B-G doubled the lead on a Jamie Gill tally. Daryll Cahill scored the third goal of the period.

B-G had 13 players record a point in the shutout. Caled Drouin scored the fourth and fifth goal. Sarah Lachapelle capped the scoring in the third period on the Bulldogs' only powerplay. Nate Bowler, Jason Taylor, Dylan Treamer, Will Mahoney, Kris Shepard, and Brogan Hurst (2) all had assists. Calvin Davis and Bailey Defosie combined for 17 saves.