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.

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.

GHS swim team grows to 15 members

After three snowed out meets the Gilford High School swim team finally started the competitive aspect of their season with a meet at the Upper Valley Aquatics Center last week. The team competed against 6 other teams proudly representing the high school with Rebecca Cook sophomore placing first and second in her two events, Kaitlyn Egbert rookie placed seventh and fifth, Ayden Ernst sophomore 7th and 11th with two best times from last season, Owen Sanborn placed 6th and 8th, again two best times from last season, Autumn Bos sophomore place 6th and 10th. Freshman Michael Hart, Kyle Davies, Joe Bonnell, Brendan Carkin all swam strong and fast for their first high school meet. Chrissy Leach a three year veteran placed in the top 20. The boys medley relay beat last year best time by 3 sec for a 1:12.33. The team has grown from one swimmer, Jillian Whitaker, three time National Swimmer while at Keene State, 6 years ago to 15 swimmers this year.

Sachem girls earn 45-39 win over Gilford

Laconia High School girls' basketball used a 12-8 3rd quarter to outlast the Gilford Golden Eagles 45-39. Both teams traded baskets in the first quarter with the Eagles grabbing a 14-12 lead . The score went back in fourth in the second quarter with Laconia holding a 28-26 advantage at the break. The Sachems extended their advantage to 40-34 after three. Gilford spent most of the fourth quarter at the foul line but was unable to capitalize, shooting 6 for 19.
Leading Laconia was Cali Swormstedt with 13 points followed by Kailey Nute's 9 first half points. Natalie Compton contributed with 11 points for the winners. For Gilford Jordan Dean led all scorers with 11 points followed by Kayla Orton and Maddie Harris who both scored 8. Kelsey Buckley and Cassidy Bartlett added 5 apiece and Shannon Mercer also added 2 points.