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Gunstock Nordic Association offering workshops on Nordic skiing, ski jumping

The Gunstock Nordic Association's season is underway. The club remains extremely proud to have three-time Olympic gold medalist Nina Gavrylyuk as head coach. For over ten years, GNA has been grateful to have enjoyed her world-class coaching and guidance. This winter GNA would like to offer to the community clinics to improve Nordic skiing success. Clinics will be held on February 9, February 23, and February 28 and will be led by Gavrylyuk. Weather permitting; the cost is $20 to non club members.

On January 18 GNA will be hosting a ski jumping clinic at the Gilford Youth Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be run by Olympic ski jumper Mike Holland. He will offer one-to-one instruction to all attendees. An inflatable ski jump will be set up to simulate flying through the air like a ski jumper.

GNA  will be hosting the March Madness Paintball Biathlon Fun Race on March 2. For more race details navigate to


The club would finally like to remind the community of the ongoing children's program, junior development program, and adult master's program available at a fee.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:59

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3 wins in 3 days for LMS girls

After three wins last week, Laconia Middle School girls' team improved its record to 8 - 3.

The Sachems faced Kingswood on January 7 and came away with a 36-13 win. Leading scorers: Bella Smith 10, Victoria Dean 8 (two 3 -pointers), Becca Howe and Amelia Clairmont 4 points.

Laconia's full court pressure proved to be too much for Kingswood. Emma Schumacher played a nice floor game for the Lady Sachems with 8 rebounds.

Laconia next faced Belmont on the following day and earned a 51-32 win. Leading scorers: Hannah Dow 11 , Bella Smith 8 , Skyler Tautkus 7, Delia Cormier, Becca Howe, Devon Mello, and Emma Schumacher each with 4 points.

Laconia had a fast start with a half time lead of 28 - 9 and never looked back.

On January 9, the third game in three days, Laconia took a 42-10 win over Inter-Lakes. Leading scorers: Hannah Dow 8 (3 pointer) , Delia Cormier 7, Skyler Tautkus, Bella Smith (3 pointer) , and Victoria Dean ( 3 pointer) each had 5 points.

Another fast first half start (22 - 1) propelled the Lady Sachems to the victory over a Lakes Region opponent. Team basketball was again evident as Laconia shared the ball equally.

Coach Tautkus and his team are looking forward to the week, as they prepare to play Gilford and a very good Merrimack Valley team.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:53

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Sundius earns a 1st place finish for Inter-Lakes

The Inter-Lakes swim team participated in a meet against Pinkerton, Exeter, Londonderry and Pelham over the weekend. Weather kept three I-L swimmers away from the pool, but the three who made the trip performed well.

Sarah Sundius notched a first place finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:15.24, and a second place in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:00.27.
Elisabeth Hutchins swam to a 10th place finish in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:24.93 and an 11th place in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:49.18.
Matthew Sundius brought home a pair of 9th place results, in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 1:01.67 and in the 100 Backstroke with a time of  1:12.39. Both efforts represented time drops for Matthew.

Inter-Lakes will swim again on Friday against Bow.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:51

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Zimmer again sets new BHS mark for shotput

At the Sunday morning meet held at UNH, Belmont High School's Bruce Zimmer placed 1st in the shot put, setting a new school record of 42' 1.75". Joseph Boles placed 1st in the 1500m (4:29.2). Asher Clark set a personal record in the shot put with a throw of 31' 11.75.

At the Dartmouth Relays on Saturday, Boles placed 6th in the invitational high school 800m. His time of 2:01.32 missed his personal record of 2:01.1 which he set on January 4 at the Boston University Mini-Meet.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:44

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