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20th Annual Francoeur/Babcock Basketball Tournament wraps up

GILFORD — The 20th Annual Francoeur/Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament wrapped up on Sunday. The Junior Co-Ed division was won by the Lou Athanas (Laconia) team, while teams from Gilford won both the Senior Boys and Senior Girls divisions.

Saturday, March 9
(Junior Division Losers Bracket)
Sanbornton defeated Gilmanton (26-12)
Leading Scorers for Sanbornton: Nolen Perrino – 10 pts and Philip Nichols – 8 pts
Leading Scorers for Gilmanton: Brett Clairmont – 6 pts and Danny Cameron – 4 pts

(Junior Division Winners Bracket)
Gilford defeated Lou Athanas (28-26)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Alex Cheek – 12 pts and Jonathan Mitchell – 9 pts
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Logan Dee – 8 pts, Gavin Pitt – 6 pts and Logan Paranto – 6 pts

(Senior Girls Division Losers Bracket)
Lou Athanas defeated Belmont (13-5)
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Sydney Stevens – 4 pts and 4 other players with 2 pts each
Leading Scorers for Belmont: Elise Hall – 3 pts and Skylar Ruelke – 2 pts

(Senior Girls Division Winners Bracket)
Gilford defeated Tapply Thompson Community Center (25-24)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Hannah Perkins – 11 pts and Erin Hart – 4 pts
Leading Scorers for TTCC: Megan Stafford – 9 pts and Madison Willingham – 7 pts

(Senior Boys Division Losers Bracket)
Gilford defeated Sanbornton (44-15)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Gregory Madore – 13 pts and Patrick Carr – 8 pts
Leading Scorers for Sanbornton: Kyle Hinds – 4 pts, Alec Snow – 4 pts and Michael Allard – 4 pts

(Senior Boys Division Winners Bracket)
Belmont defeated Lou Athanas (29-18)
Leading Scorers for Belmont: Michael Sprague – 9 pts, Griffin Embree – 6 pts and Caleb Burke – 6 pts
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Bryce McCrea – 6 pts and Caleb Petell- 4 pts

(Junior Division Losers Bracket)
Lou Athanas defeated Sanbornton (38-27)
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Logan Dee – 10 pts, Gavin Pitt – 9 pts and Logan Paranto – 8 pts
Leading Scorers for Sanbornton: Philip Nichols – 18 pts and Nolen Perrino – 9 pts

(Senior Girls Division Losers Bracket)
Tapply Thompson Community Center defeated Lou Athanas (25-18)
Leading Scorers for TTCC: Madison Dalphonse – 8 pts and Megan Stafford – 8 pts
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Abigail Shute, Morgan Romprey, Sydney Stevens and Caitlin Beattie each with 4 pts

(Senior Boys Division Losers Bracket)
Gilford defeated Lou Athanas (41-19)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Patrick Carr – 13 pts, Gregory Madore – 10 pts and Korey Weston – 9 pts
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Bryce McCrea – 12 pts, Logan Dee 5 pts and Jacob Minor – 5 pts

Sunday, March 10
(Junior Division Final)
Lou Athanas defeated Gilford (30-18) forcing an extra game
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Logan Dee – 6 pts, Dylan Dickey – 6 pts and 2 other players with 5 pts each
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Andrew Flanders – 5pts, Alex Cheek – 4pts and Jonathan Mitchell – 4 pts

(Senior Girls Division Final)
Gilford defeated Tapply Thompson Community Center (22-17)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Shelby Cole – 7 pts, Laurel Normandin – 7 pts and Hannah Perkins – 5 pts
Leading Scorers for TTCC: Madison Dalphonse – 6 pts, Megan Stafford – 4 pts and Hayleigh Pabst – 4 pts

(Senior Boys Division Final)
Gilford defeated Belmont (30-28) forcing an extra game
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Nic Hawthorne – 8 pts, Patrick Car – 7 pts and Gregory Madore – 6 pts
Leading Scorers for Belmont: Griffin Embree – 10 pts, Derek Stevens – 6 pts and Aidan Rupp – 5 pts

(Junior Division Final)
Lou Athanas defeated Gilford (40-35)
Leading Scorers for Lou Athanas: Gavin Pitt – 15 pts, Logan Dee – 13 pts and Isabella Daly -6 pts
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Alex Cheek – 14 pts, Ken Valentine – 10 pts and Jonathan Mitchell – 6 pts

(Senior Boys Division Final)
Gilford defeated Belmont (38-29)
Leading Scorers for Gilford: Nic Hawthorne – 13 pts, Patrick Carr – 12 pts and Korey Weston – 7 pts
Leading Scorers for Belmont: Derek Stevens – 14 pts, Griffin Embree – 9 pts and Caleb Burke – 4 pts

Last Updated on Monday, 11 March 2013 22:25

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Lakers Peewee 1 hockey team wins state championship

Sunday proved historic for the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association as its Peewee 1 team carried off the Division III Championship title in the New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association Playoffs, besting Hanover 8-2. The win capped a remarkable playoff weekend for the Lakers as they were the only team in the tournament to go undefeated. The Peewee 1 players hail from ten Lakes Region communities including Gilford, Laconia, Canterbury, Belmont, Northfield, Meredith, Sandwich, Alton, Sanbornton, and Center Harbor.
The Peewee 1 team entered the tournament seeded second behind regular season champion Oyster River and drew the NH Junior Monarchs as their initial opponent. The Lakers started off slowly but beat the Monarchs 4-1. Saturday afternoon's contest pitted the Lakers against the Hanover Wild, a lower-seeded team that had already played a game in the morning. The Lakers took full advantage of a fatigued adversary and came out firing, eventually beating Hanover 8-2. The win advanced the Belknap County locals into a semi-final contest against the Rochester Black Hawks.
The rivalry between the Black Hawks and the Lakers is lengthy and spirited. The Lakers immediately dominated in the game, scoring three goals in the opening period, eventually pulling away to win by the  score of 8-3.
The Lakers opened the final against Hanover by displaying great energy and  developed favorable scoring chances, but they could not put the puck past the Wild goaltender. Their luck changed when they scored two quick goals with less than 38 seconds left in the first period. In the second and third periods the Lakers hit their stride, pulling away to a commanding 8-2 victory over a proud and classy Hanover team.
By winning the NHAHA Division III Championship the Lakers Peewee 1 team qualified for USA Hockey Sectional Play in Shelton CT and will be New Hampshire's representative in that tournament beginning March 15, 2013. The Tournament pits the best Division III teams from New England and New York against one another. USA Hockey is the governing body for amateur hockey in the US. This is the second time in three seasons the Lakers have qualified a team for sectional play.
The Lakers Peewee 1 team is sponsored by China Garden Restaurant and New Hampshire Ball Bearing Inc. The Lakers organization wishes to thank each sponsor for its support, and also wishes to extend thanks to all of its other generous sponsoring partners.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 01:59

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CAPTION for STEPHENS LANDSCAPING

The Stephens Landscaping basketball team of Moultonborough and Meredith participated in the 5th/6th grade division of the Bow Invitational Tournament, held over the weekend. Shown here, in the front row, are Kyle Mitchell, Jacob Mulsow, Joey McClay and Eddie Bird. In the second row are: coach Ken Taylor, coach Kevin McIntosh, Trevor Greene, Eli Swanson, Eli Dupigny, Owen Gundersen, Quinn Taylor, head coach Rob Stephens and sponsor John Stephens, owner of Stephens Landscaping. The team would to thank Stephens Landscaping for sponsoring the team and extended a thank-you to all the parents for bringing the children to practices and traveling to Bow to watch the children play. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 01:52

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Gunstock Swim Team's Anya Found claims second place finish at New England championship

Gunstock Swim Team is celebrating its member, Anya Found, age 11 of Wolfeboro, who placed second in the 50 breaststroke, missing first place by a mere .08 second, at the 12 and Under New England Age Group Championships, held recently at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, Vt.
Found was among 790 top swimmers from 26 teams from four New England states that competed in the event.
Found competed in five individual events, but breaststroke was where she excelled. Seeded 22nd in a field of 29 swimmers, no one except for her coaches Al Rozzi and Martha Kidder McIntire considered her a contender. "She is a performer", said McIntire. "If you dangle a challenge in front of her, she'll go after it every time."
Found finished 14th in the 50 freestyle, 14th in the 100 breaststroke, 30th in the 50 backstroke and 33rd in the 50 butterfly.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 March 2013 01:47

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