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Ice racing club hosts Latchkey Cup

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club ran the first day of a weekend doubleheader automobile, oval track ice racing Saturday on Berry Pond. Saturday featured the largest ice racing event in the northeastern United States, the 29th annual Latchkey Cup. Ice racers from the Milton and Jaffery clubs again joined the Lakes Region racers to make the Latchkey the largest ice race in the northeast.
The Latchkey Cup is a benefit event for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center and was run Saturday in front of a large crowd on Berry Pond. Racing started with the hot laps and qualifying heats for the five divisions of cars: juniors, 4-cylinder front-wheel drive, 4-cylinder rear-wheel drive, V8 stock, and modifieds
First out was the 4-cylinder division and last week's winner, Tim Chase of Northfield, took the checkers followed by Moultonboro's Alicia Taylor.
The modified feature, sponsored by Ambrose Brothers. Inc of Meredith, took to the ice next with Jake Williams of Ossipee taking the lead and the win after early leader Rick Martel of Moultonboro broke an axle.
Jackie Martel of Moultonboro lead the early laps of the junior division feature with Chris Taylor, also of Moultonboro, working his way past at the mid-point for the victory.
The growing V8 stock division took to the track for the final event of the day. With masterful driving and a well-executed pit stop for an electrical repair, Moultonboro's Mike Frank took the win. John Stephens  and Adam Cahoon finished second and third, respectfully.
The racers return to the ice on Sunday at 12:30 on Berry Pond for the regular weekly race. Check the club's website at www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:04

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GHS ski team races at Gunstock

The Gilford High School Alpine Ski Team met Friday at Gunstock for the annual WAR Race. In the morning girls' Slamon, Gilford's Caitlin Houston came in third with a combined time of 1:00.89 and Grace McLaughlin came in fifth with a combined time of 1:02.08. Emily Hanf came in 12th , Stratton Coleman finished 22nd and Kelly Gallant came in 42nd. Combined the Gilford girls came in second in the Slalom.
In the boys' Slamon, Gilford came in second overall. That effort was lead by Gunner Stecher with a second place finish and a time of 26.51, followed by Beck Stecher in fourth with a time of 26.96. In 17th was Spencer McEvoy, in 31st was Collin Hildrith and in 49th was Bradley Bergman.
In the afternoon girls' GS, Grace McLaughlin claimed the second spot with a combined time of 56.38, Caitlin Houston was in fourth with a time of 57.09, Emily Hanf finished 19th, Stratton Coleman in 20th and Kelly Gallant finished 42nd, putting the girls in second place.
In the boys' GS Gunner Stecher took first place with an overall time of 52.00, Beck Stecher came in ninth with a time of 54.74, Collin Hildrith finished 28th, Spencer McEvoy finished 29th and Bradley Bergman in 50th. The boys' team came in fourth in the GS..

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:03

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A dozen wins for LMS boys' B team

The Laconia Middle School boy's B team is coming off another great week, starting January 29 with a 45-36 road victory over a tough Kingswood team. Tyler Wardner had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for Laconia. Logan Bell scored 13 points and had six steals. Christian Pinkney had seven points, five steals, Ryan Paiva scored four, Jack Maher, Duncan Sirois, Gage Cardinal and Christian Platon all had two points. Cameron Gifford and Jacob Steel played strong defense.
Next up was Inter-Lakes at home on Feb. 1 and Laconia moved to 12 wins, no losses with a 58-19 victory. Noah Dickey, one of the younger kids on the team, lit it up for 20 points. Wardner had his usual good night with 16 points and five steals, Pinkney had six points and five assists. Bell scored four points and had eight rebounds and seven steals. Maher had points and four rebounds. Sirois had three points and played tough defense. Steel had three points. Paiva and two points, three rebounds and three assists. Platon had another great game in the point guard position, Cardinal had a big day on the glass with ten rebounds, and Gifford was also strong on the glass with 7 rebounds.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 22:17

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GHS girls take win over Farmington

Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team ran its record to 11-4 on Feb. 5 with a 45-32 win over Farmington. The Eagles, who played all 14 players on the night, jumped out to  8-5 lead after one quarter and expanded it to 19-8 at the break. In the second half both teams would match baskets with Gilford expanding its lead to 20 in the fourth quarter before the Tigers made a run down the stretch to close out the game. For Gilford, Hayley Jakubens scored a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.  Abby Harris also had a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds.  Sophie Brunt also added 6 points in the winning effort. For Farmington Mckenzie Lloyd scored nine points.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 22:14

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