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Gilford softballers top Prospect Mountain, 6-3, Strout whiffs 13

The Gilford Softball team downed Prospect Mountain 6-3 Friday in game played at Gilford to up their record to 8-1 on the season.
Sydney Strout came out pitching on fire by striking out 8 of the first 9 batters she faced. Strout finished with 13 strikeouts, gave up 4 hits and no walks. Strout pitched 3 games last week for Gilford and combined for an amazing 45 strikeouts.
Friday it took until the 4th inning until Prospect Mountaon could make contact when they scored 2 runs on 2 hits. Gilford exploded for 6 runs in the 3rd inning on 4 hits, one bunt and one walk.
Hannah Chase led the inning off with a single followed by Mollie Dignan who got on with a bunt. Lisa Osborne hit a two run single to score Chase and Dignan to give Gilford a 2-0 lead. Osborne scored on a Paige Laliberte fielder's choice followed by Kelsey Buckley who walked and scored on a Caitlin Houston single making the score 4-0. Sarah Lachapelle upped the score to 6-0 when she hit a two run single scoring Laliberte and Houston. The Gilford defense was solid behind Strout committing no errors.
Gilford offense was led by Sydney Strout 2 hits (1 double), and singles by Mollie Dignan, Lisa Osborne (2 RBIs), Caitlin Houston (2 RBIs), Sarah Lachapelle (2 RBIs), Mikaela Mattice, Hannah Chase
Gilford played at home against Inter-Lakes on Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:30

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Little league Opens 61st Season, Honors Lily Johnson, Dick Colby at Opening Ceremony

LACONIA — The Laconia Little League opened its 61st season Saturday at Colby Field at Opechee Park Saturday with a moment of silence in memory of Lily Johnson, a 14-year-old Laconia Middle School student who died when she was struck by a car on the Messer Street bridge on April 19.
Her brother, Keegan, and Jacob Miner, whose sister Alyssa was injured in the same accident, threw out the first pitches of the new season. Alyssa, in a wheelchair, was present for the celebration and was treated to an ovation when it was announced that she was among the many spectators.
All of the players and coaches in the league will be wearing a ribbon with the name Lily on their uniforms, which will also have Richard C. Colby's initials, RCC, on the sleeve. Colby was one of the founders of Laconia Little League in 1953 and the playing field was named in his honor in 1982.
League President Eric Petell announced at the ceremony that the league is dedicating this season to the memory of Colby, who died last October at the age of 93. Players from each team piled flowers near home plate in memory of Colby.
After his death, Red Charland, who started coaching Little League teams in 1964 and himself had 40 years of involvement with the Laconia Little League, said, ''He left a mark that will never be forgotten. That's why the Little League field was named after him. He was probably the most even-tempered and caring person I ever worked with. He was the glue that held everything together for the Little League. Everyone respected him and he was always the person we turned to get things done.''
Colby was active in the Laconia Little League ever since it was founded in 1953, serving as a coach, manager, treasurer, vice president, president of the league as well as president of District Two in the state Little League organization.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:28

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LRWavemakers Swim Team host Wave Clinic Preparing for the Summer Season (148 words)

LACONIA — The LRWavemakers Swim Team is currently hosting a 4 week clinic. The main purpose of the clinic is to work on technique for new and veteran swimmers. It is an opportunity to take a good look at the 4 strokes, turns, and starts off the blocks, or side of the pool depending on skill level.
To help swimmers improve, the coaching staff, headed up by David Gingrich, is using drills, video analysis, demonstration, and visualization activities. The clinic has brought several new swimmers to the Laconia Athletic and Swim Club pool.
The Wave Clinic is also a warm up per se for the Wavemakers Summer Season which will begin May 14 and 15 for new swimmers and veteran swimmers will return May 20. For more information about the summer season and to register check the website http://www.lakesregionwavemakers.com/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Judy Cook at 293-0279.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 12:39

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U11 Sachems roll to 11-1 victory

The Laconia Sachems U11 Lacrosse team traveled south to Derry to take on their Demon counterparts last Sunday. The youngsters were able to roll to a convincing 12-1 victory.
Attack Bryce McCrea and Middie Nate Cammack led the way with 3 goals and 3 assists each. Max "Lightning" Lovesik tallied 2 scores, Demitri Zimmer added 1, Karter Greenwood had 1, and Michael Crowell and Pat Duggan both got their first goals of the young season. The defense was anchored by Crowell and Nate Papavlo. Alex Wescott was outstanding in goal as he stopped 18 shots and came 10 seconds away from pitching the shut out.
The Sachems will travel to Exeter this Sunday with hopes of keeping the winning streak alive.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 12:35

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