The 4th Annual Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament was held on Sunday in the Gilford High School and Middle School gyms. 16 teams consisting of high school, college and adult players competed in 4 different pools. After the completion of pool play the top 2 teams with the best record went into the Gold Division Single Elimination Tournament and the bottom 2 teams from each pool went into the Silver Division Single Elimination Tournament. The 16 teams were Team Amy, All Sets Are Off, Central Lakes Region Movers, Chafing the Dream, Frog Rock Tavern, Irish Setters, Killer Coaches, Lakers, Sets in The City, Spikeaholics, Tata Savers, Team Ibuprofen, Team Jonny, The Brook, The Dream Team and Titeflex.
In the Gold Division Semi Final matchups Frog Rock Tavern beat The Brooke and Killer Coaches beat Team Jonny. This set up the Gold Division Championship match featuring Killer Coaches against Frog Rock Tavern. Killer Coaches won in two games by the scores of 25-15 and 25-19 to win the Gold Division championship.
In the Silver Division Semi Final matchups Chafing the Dream beat Sets in the City and All Sets Are Off beat The Dream Team. This set up the Silver Division championship match featuring All Sets Are Off against Chafing the Dream. All Sets Are Off won in two games by the scores of 25-17 and 25-21 to win the Silver Division championship.
The event raised $2,246 for the Amy Annis Scholarship Fund and breast cancer research. Amy Annis lost her battle to cancer and this tournament is a celebration of Amy's life and passion for team sports. A special thanks goes out to the companies and people who sponsored each of the teams entry fee: Mas-Con Corp, Pass Set Crush Volleyball Camp, Meadowbrook/Bank of New Hampshire, Friends of Martha Clark, Central Lakes Region Movers, The Galleria Salon, Titeflex, Frog Rock Tavern, Kim Dubuque and the Gilford High School Faculty. The champions of the Silver and Gold Division were given prizes donated by Piches Ski and Sport.
Organizers would like to extend thanks to the Gilford School District for their support in allowing this event to be held and to Jim Babcock and Shawn Murphy, NHIAA volleyball officials, who volunteered to officiate some of the matches.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 09:53
The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit came back from an early second period deficit to beat the Cape Cod Islanders in a shootout. An unfortunate bounce ended up in the back of the Spirit net two minutes into the second period as Islanders forward Christian Holmes drove the puck wide and flicked a shot to the front of the net where it deflected off a Spirit stick and into the net. Defenseman Tyler Burton tied the score as he netted his 5th goal of the season on the Spirit power play midway through the second period. The score remained tied through the entire third and overtime periods. Spirit forwards Brett Bittner, Nick Pino, and Alex Peddle all scored in the shootout and goalie Adam Higdon turned away three of the five shots he faced to secure the shootout victory and give the Spirit the 2-1 win. Higdon turned away 29 of the 30 shots he faced to win his 12th game of the year.
The Spirit were set to host the Islanders on Saturday at the Laconia Ice Arena however the game was postponed due to weather. The make up date will be announced once it is finalized.
The Spirit are back in action Wednesday at 4 against the East Coast Minutemen at the Laconia Ice Arena. This is the continuation of an earlier game that had to be postponed due to ice conditions. The Spirit will retain their 4-0 lead and the game will start at the beginning of the second period which is when the game was called by the referees.
For more information on the Spirit and their schedule please visit their website at www.fightingspirithockey.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 10:05
BELMONT — The Winnisquam Bears boys' basketball team needed a second half comeback to get by Belmont, 70-65, on Friday. The Bears, down 35-31 at the half, responded in the third quarter by scoring 22 points to take over the lead and hold off the Red Raiders. "We took control of the boards and that led to the running game opening up," Said Bears head coach Kevin Dame.
The Red Raiders jumped out to a 15-5 lead to begin the game. "Nobody expected us to compete with Winnisquam after we only scored 20 points against Prospect Mountain," Belmont head coach Jim Cilley said. "I told the team if we play like we do in practice we could keep up with anyone."
The Bears took their first lead in the beginning of the second quarter but could not hold it by the end of the half.
Winnisquam's Christian Serrano drove to the net for two points and a Bears lead they would not squander. Serrano led the way with a game high 23 points for the Bears, 14 of the 23 came in the second half.
The Red Raiders were led by Trevor Hunt (22 points) and Corey Derosier (18 points). Belmont falls to 1-8 and will visit Gilford tonight.
Winnisquam improves to 7-2 and welcomes Prospect Mountain tonight.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 09:25
Belmont-Gilford hockey swept a pair of games over the weekend with wins over Berlin 6-3 and Sanborn 5-1. Andrew D'Amour netted a goal against Berlin and a pair against Sanborn in the victories. The 6-1 Bulldogs take to the ice Saturday at Manchester West.
Laconia-Winnisquam (2-6) fell to John Stark-Hopkinton 3-1 on Saturday. The Wolfpack host ConVal on Wednesday.
The Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes game against Souhegan was postponed due to the weather. A make-up date has not been set. The Renegades head to Berlin on Wednesday.
Laconia (8-2) poured on the offense in a 84-36 victory over Farmington. Natalie Compton scored 20 points for the victors. The Sachems head to Franklin tonight.
Gilford downed Inter-Lakes 75-36 to run their record to 11-0 on the season. Freshman Brook Beaudet led the way with 27 points on the evening. The Golden Eagles look to extend their unbeaten streak at Belmont tonight.
Inter-Lakes fell to 1-9 after the 75-36 loss to unbeaten Gilford. Three Lakers scored eight points in the loss. I-L host Berlin tonight.
Prospect Mountain slipped past Franklin 53-49 to improve to 3-7 on the season. Brianna Burley scored 20 points in the win. The Timberwolves entertain Winnisquam tonight.
Winnisquam (1-9) fell to Belmont 53-14 on Friday night. The Bears head to Prospect Mountain tonight.
Belmont (7-4) will visit the unbeaten Golden Eagles tonight. The Red Raiders' Cassie Contigiani led the way with 13 points in the 53-14 victory over Winnisquam Friday night.
Laconia ran past Farmington 57-49 Friday night. Cody Greenwood led the way with 14 points in the win. The Sachems (4-4) will look to string together a pair of wins for the first time this season against Franklin tonight.
Inter-Lakes fell to 2-7 after a 49-29 loss to Gilford. Zac Swanson tallied 14 points in the loss. The Lakers travel to Berlin tonight.
Gilford improved to 6-3 with the 49-29 win over the Lakers. Nate Davis led the charge with a 14 point night. The Golden Eagles host Belmont tonight.
Belmont could not hold off Winnisquam, falling 70-65. Sophomore Trevor Hunt scored 22 points in the loss. The Red Raiders (1-8) head to Gilford tonight.
Winnisquam erased a halftime deficit to get past Belmont 70-65 on Friday night. Christian Serrano led the way with 23 points. The Bears (7-2) welcome Prospect Mountain tonight.
Prospect Mountain fell to Franklin 44-41. The Timberwolves head to Winnisquam this evening.
Last Updated on Monday, 26 January 2015 09:18
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