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Meredith Kiwanis charity golf tournament set for Aug.

The Meredith Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
This event, sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank, has been a local favorite for many years while offering numerous gifts, cash prizes, and four hole-in-one prizes. The "hole-in-one" prize sponsors will include DaSilva Motor Sports, HK Power Sports, Irwin Motors and Paugus Bay Marina. There will also be free raffle prizes, a $1,000 cash (guaranteed prize) shoot-out after the tournament, and new this year, a putting contest prior to the start of the tournament, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a guaranteed prize of $500.
The tournament will feature a scramble format (foursomes recommended) — three flights and the entry fee is still just $110 per person. The entry fee includes golf, cart, raffle tickets and dinner catered by Hart's Restaurant. Invited dinner guests, $20 per person.
To register, please contact Kellie at 603-244-6335 or email the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Golfers may also contact Craig or Justin at Waukewan Golf Course for further information.

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Soccer Camp taking place at Brewster Academy

A co-ed soccer day camp for youngsters ages 10 to 16 will be held at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro from June 15 to 19. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
Brewster Varsity Boy's soccer coach Karl Edmonds will coach the five-day camp which will include drills in various soccer fundamentals as well as game play.
Prior to coming to Brewster Academy Edmonds worked for Seacoast United Soccer Club and the New England Revolution. At Seacoast United (1996-2009) he was responsible for directing the soccer development of all youth players.
"I particularly enjoyed assisting in the placement of players at universities and colleges drawing upon the significant assistance that was given me as a student and player," he said.
At the New England Revolution (2009-2010) Karl served as their academy director, developing players with a goal of progressing to college scholarships and/or professional ranks.
During Edmonds' time with the Revs, both the Revolution Academy U-16 and U-18 teams qualified for the first time for the United States Academy League playoffs.

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Birdies highlight Waukewan ladies round

The timing was key as the nine-hole Waukewan Ladies League played their June 25 round. As the last foursome entered the Bar-N for delicious snacks and beverages, the skies opened up with expected rain.
President Linda Ridlon announced those golfers who distinguished themselves during the round beginning with the three ladies who scored "birdies". Val Langbehn scored hers on hole #14 by sinking a 40-foot putt to a pin tucked in the back right of an uphill green. On the par-4, 18th, Mary Cross hit her second shot from the left rough, over the pond protecting the green to 3 feet from the pin. She then sank the putt for her three. And Laurie Fox received her round of applause as her "birdie" was announced. Laurie was thrilled as this was her first "birdie" recorded in League play and she accomplished this feat on hole #17.
Dottie Simpson was the lucky winner of a new twist of one of the contest holes.
On hole #11, all the ladies who reached the green on either their first or second shot placed their names in a bag. One name was then drawn from this group as the winner of that prize. Dottie not only played well but also was fortunate to boot.
Two new members of the League demonstrated their long and accurate drives on #17 to win the "longest drive" contest. Hole #17 has a narrow fairway banking right to left and keeping it in the short grass can be a challenge. Deb Deacetis in the 19 and below handicap division and Jane Fraska in the 20 and above division succeeded in this task and were declared winners. Jane also had the only "chip in" of the day. She putted just off the green on #17 to a middle pin placement and holed her 15-foot putt for the honor.
Vice President and scorekeeper Kathy Sweeney and Scorekeeper Laurie Fox handed Ridlon the names of those golfers scoring 50 and under. At 50 were Mary Cross, Denise Doyle and Margaret Drummey, at 49 were Barb Barbuto, Val Langbehn and Kathy Sweeney, and scoring a 47 was Laurie Fox.
The winning team of Carolyn Koczera, Rose Hansford, Sharon Corcoran and Nancy Vercauteran was announced with a net score of 72. This week's game required three scores to be added together on each of the even holes. Not an easy task on the "back" nine with multiple hazards and wet conditions. The team enjoyed applause from the league plus their well-deserved winnings. Betsy Cox decided it's nice to be good, but sometime better to be lucky as she was the winner of the 50/50 raffle.

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Tennis program to offer coaching, competition for youth

Granite State Kids, a not-for-profit Community Tennis Association under the USTA, has announced the formation of both a 14-and-under and 18-and-under Junior Tennis Teams.
This is the fourth year that Granite State Kids has run teams from the Lakes Region.
In 2011 the Lakes Region 18U was the state runner up and last year the 14-U team won the state title.
Coaching the teams this year will be Phil Eisenmann and Barbara Aichinger. Aichinger is on the USTA New Hampshire Board and long-time USTA Adult league player and has coached the Lakes Region Royals for the past four years. Phil is a member of the USTA, and a former high school tennis player, with more than 15 years of coaching experience, giving group and private instruction. Eisenmann is an enthusiastic coach, active in teaching children the basics of youth sports with his continued involvement with Gilmanton Youth Organization (GYO), Lakes Region United Soccer Club (LRU), and his co-founding of Lakes Region Tennis Association (LRTA).
Eisenmann, who teaches in many of the Park and Rec Tennis programs, explained why he is joining the Lakes Region Royals coaching staff: "While I continue to get new entrants to the Park and Rec programs, some of my players are getting better and that's why I'm so excited about what is being developed with Granite State Kids.... Seems like a great next step for motivated, excited players."
Aichinger added, "Our teams now are challenging the Southern New Hampshire teams and it's great to see the progress our players have made."
Practices will be once a week in the Gilford area and matches will be on Thursdays in either Manchester or Bedford. Matches will be double-headers so kids get ample opportunity to play.
The format of the team is five positions. Boys and Girls Singles, Boys and Girls Doubles and
Mixed Doubles. The season runs from July 1 to Aug. 8.
New England Championships and even the National Championships.
More information can be found at www.GraniteStateKids.com. The cost is $175 per player and includes USTA membership, team shirt, weekly coached practices, weekly match play, and balls.
Interested players and their parents should contact the coaches at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 548-5037.

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