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Gilford sending 6 swimmers to state championship meet

Gilford High School will be sending 6 swimmers to the DIV II State Championship Meet on Saturday, February 14. Rebecca Cook is currently seeded third in both of her events the 100 and 200 free, Katie Gingrich will be swimming the 50 free and 100 back, Owen Sanborn the 100 free and 100 fly, Beck Mclean will swim the 200 free and 100 free, and Zoe Fullerton and Olivia Morea will compete in the 50 free. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 10:11

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LMS girls A team heading into tournament with 19-0 record

The Laconia Middle School girls' A team wrapped up their regular season last week with two solid victories to finish the campaign undefeated with a 19-0 record. This weekend the girls play in the Lakes Region Invitational Tournament at Winnisquam High School and follow up with The Bow Invitational Tournament during the February Vacation to complete their season.

Last Thursday, the Lady Sachems soundly defeated Franklin 44 to 10. Amelia Clairmont and Skyler Tautkus led Laconia in scoring with 16 and 12 points respectively. Delaney Ross also chipped in 5 points for the victors.

On Friday, Laconia beat Merrimack Valley 36 to 15. After building a 23 to 8 halftime lead, aggressive rebounding and defense carried the ladies to the victory. Hannah Dow and Megan Gaspa led Laconia with 11 points and 9 points. Gaspa also contributed 12 rebounds for the undefeated team. Avy Bartlett had 4 steals also.

"This has been a wonderful team to coach," says coach Chick Tautkus, " They are motivated, focused , and have a team first attitude. We look forward to ending our season on a positive note in the Winnisquam and Bow tournaments."

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 10:08

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Round-up: Bulldogs deal Generals their first loss of the season

Belmont-Gilford knocked off the undefeated John Stark-Hopkinton Generals 5-3 Saturday afternoon. The win moved B-G into second place in DIII at 9-1. The Generals hold onto the the top spot at 12-1. The Bulldogs host Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes tomorrow night and visit Kennett the day after.

Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes skated past ConVal, 11-2, scoring over 10 goals for the second time in as many games. The Renegades (6-5) are the visit Belmont-Gilford tomorrow night.

Laconia-Winnisquam fell to Kearsarge, 5-4, last Saturday. The Wolfpack (3-8) head to Kennett tomorrow.

Girls' basketball

Gilford improved to 15-0 with a 56-38 victory over Berlin. Maddies Harris led the team with 14 points on the evening. The Golden Eagles host Laconia tomorrow.

Laconia rolled past Stevens, 53-16. Natalie Compton netted a game high 16 points for the winners. The Sachems (11-3) will try to take down unbeaten Gilford tomorrow night.

Belmont topped Farmington, 80-32. Shannon Davies scored 15 points in the win. The Red Raiders welcome Winnisquam tonight.

Prospect Mountain has strung together four wins in a row after a 51-42 win over Inter-Lakes. Brianna Burley scored 11 points. The Timberwolves (6-7) head to Somersworth tonight.

Inter-Lakes fell to 1-11 after the loss to Prospect Mountain. The Lakers host Newport tonight.

Winnisquam fell to Newport, 46-28, Friday night. Caitlin Dumont scored nine points in the loss. The Bears head to Belmont tonight.

Boys' basketball

Gilford improved to 10-3 after edging Berlin 53-50. Kyle Orton led the way with 11 points. The Golden Eagles head to Laconia tonight.

Winnisquam pushed past Newport 59-57 Friday night. Tim Harmon scored 17 points, including the game winner. The Bears (9-3) welcome Belmont tonight.

Laconia (5-7) dropped their third game in a row after the loss to Stevens, 65-57. Brenden Mooney scored 15 points in the loss. The Sachems welcome Gilford tonight.

Inter-Lakes (3-9) dropped a close game to Prospect Mountain, 54-51. Dillon Dow tallied 20 points in the loss. The Lakers visit Newport tonight.
Prospect Mountain picked up their second win of the season against Inter-Lakes, 54-51, Friday night. The Timberwolves (2-8) host Somersworth in the first half of a home and home match-up. The boys play the second game at Somersworth tomorrow.

Belmont fell to Farmington, 51-40, Friday night. The Red Raiders (2-11) visit Winnisquam tonight.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 10:04

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Ice racing club's Latchkey Cup draws hundreds of spectators

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club conducted 2 days of automobile ice racing last weekend. Oval tracks were prepared on Berry Pond for Saturday's benefit Latchkey Cup invitational race and for Sunday's regular club race.

A large field of cars and hundreds of spectators gathered on Saturday morning for the 31st annual Latchkey Cup that benefits local charities and scholarships. Racers from the Jaffery and Milton ice racing clubs joined the Lakes Region racers for an exciting day of competition. Division winners were as follows: Juniors – Trevor Greene of Moultonborough, 4-Cylinder FWD – Chris Taylor of Moultonborough, 4-Cylinder RWD – Scott Burns of Center Harbor, V8 Stock – Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee, and Modifieds – DJ Mills of Wolfeboro Falls.

The local racers returned to Berry Pond on Sunday afternoon for the regular Lakes Region Ice Racing Club's weekly event. Division winners were as follows: Juniors – Trevor Greene of Moultonborough, 4-Cylinder FWD – Alicia Taylor of Moultonborough, 4-Cylinder RWD – Fabian Smith of Meredith, V8 Stock – Tim Eldridge of Center Ossipee, and Modifieds – Jack Cook of Moultonborough.

Check the club's website at www.LRIRC.com or the Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos. The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races on Lee and Berry Ponds as long as the ice stays safe. See you at the races.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:07

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