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Round-up: Spring sports teams in action this week

The Gilford boys' tennis team took to the court yesterday against Moultonborough to defend last season's perfect record and DIII state title. The 2014 Golden Eagles went 17-0 culminating with a championship against Bow. The team returns 13 players from last season's run.

Inter-Lakes returns seven members from last year's 5-9 team. The Lakers failed to make the postseason. The season kicked off yesterday at Prospect Mountain.

Prospect Mountain opened up this season with a 5-4 loss against Moultonborough. The Timberwolves reached the semi-finals last season and ended the year 11-5. The team hosted Inter-Lakes yesterday.

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Gilford reached the DIII quarter-finals last season, ending the year 9-6. The Golden Eagles welcomed Moultonborough yesterday to begin this season.

Inter-Lakes looks to improve on a 2-12 season under the new head coach Tom Webster. The Lakers fell to Moultonborough 6-3 before hosting Prospect Mountain yesterday.

Prospect Mountain finished last season 4-8. The Timberwolves opened the yesterday at Inter-Lakes.


Laconia fell in the first round of the playoff last season ending the year 9-8. The Sachems opened the season yesterday against Winnisquam.

Winnisquam fell in the second round of last season's playoff. The Bears finished 12-5 last season and opened this season at Laconia yesterday.

Belmont fell to Bow in the second round last year, finishing 8-9. The Red Raiders open at Laconia tomorrow afternoon.

Inter-Lakes fell to Campbell in the DIII quarter-finals ending a 12-6 season. The Lakers opened the season at Somersworth yesterday.

Winnisquam lost in the second round last year. The Bears went 12-5 and began this year yesterday at Laconia.

Prospect Mountain will try to improve upon a 3-12 season last year. The Timberwolves hosted Gilford yesterday.

Belmont's season ended in the second round of the DIII tournament last year. The Red Raiders compiled a 9-9 record. Belmont will open the new season at Laconia tomorrow.

Gilford opened this season yesterday at Prospect Mountain. The Golden Eagles reached the second round last year and ended with a 11-6 record.

Inter-Lakes season ended in the first round of the DIII playoffs. The Lakers went 4-13 last year and began this season yesterday at Somersworth.

Laconia finished 4-13 last season, falling in the first round of the playoffs. The Sachems hosted Winnisquam yesterday in the season opener.

Prospect Mountain fell in the quarter-finals ending last season 12-6. The Timberwolves hosted Gilford yesterday in the season opener.

Winnisquam fell in the second round of the tournament. The Bears went 13-4 last season. The Bears opened the year at Laconia yesterday.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 08:26

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Wavemakers swimmer qualifies for New England Championship

Ela Goucher, 9 years old, from the Lakes Region Wavemaker Swim Team qualified for the New England Championship Age Group 12 and under Meet. Ela is a swimmer with determination and one who will not be left behind. She has swum with the Wavemakers for 3 years. She qualified in the 50 and 100 backstroke. Ela has been known to want to wear her swim cap to school and never likes to miss a practice. The Wavemakers are holding a 4 week clinic April into May please check the website or call Linda at 783-3394 for more information.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:36

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Youth Football & Cheer sign-ups on Monday

Laconia Youth Football and Cheer are holding sign-ups at the Laconia Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 6.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:15

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Ice racing club wraps up season with awards banquet

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club celebrated its 2015 season this past Saturday night with racers along with their friends and families gathering at the Moultonboro Lions Club. The 2015 champions were crowned and the hard work of the volunteers and the support of the sponsors was acknowledged.

The Lakes Region club races on oval tracks prepared on Lee and Berry ponds with 5 divisions of cars: Juniors, 4 Cylinder Front Wheel Drives, 4 Cylinder Rear Wheel Drives, V8 Stocks, and Modifieds. A champion for each division is determined based on the season points system.

The nearly hundred banquet attendees were treated to fantastic roast turkey buffet dinner prepared by Melody Martel. Entertainment was provided by the New England Country Boys band and dancing followed the awards portion of the program.

The evening's festivities were emceed by racers and club officials Mike Horsch and Jack Cook. After the awarding of the raffle prizes, the efforts of club volunteers, the plow guys, and the many race sponsors were acknowledged. A special Sportsman of the Year award was made to Dylan Cook of Moultonborough to acknowledge his dedication to the Club. Each of the divisions were then awarded trophies and prizes.

Trevor Greene, of Moutonborough, took the 2015 Junior championship by a mere 2 points driving his FWD Paquette Signs VW. Matt DeMond and Brett Burns finished the season as the second and third place Juniors, respectively.
Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee repeated as the V8 Stock class champion this year. Alley drove her big red, Ossipee Auto Parts Monte Carlo to several wins and good finishes to take the points lead. The runner up was Scott Burns followed by Tim Chase.

The 4 Cylinder Front Wheel Drive division champion was Justin Conway in his daSilva Motorsports VW. Chris Taylor was second in points with Cody Burns claiming the 3rd spot.

Faibian Smith of Meredith piloted his Scott Burns Landscaping S10 pickup to the 4 Cylinder Rear Wheel Drive division championship. Tim Chase and Jeff Vachon finished the year second and third in points.

A string of consistent finishes and a win gave Mike Horsch of Moultonborough driving his winged Horsch Garage Equipment car the 2015 Modified division championship. Second and third place went to Fred Fecteau and Jack Cook, respectively.

For the last 31 racing seasons the Lakes Region Ice Racing Club has hosted a special charity race called the Latchkey Cup. This year's Latchkey Cup was a great success, raising thousands of dollars for local charities. The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club gave 3 scholarships to local students, filled the oil tanks of 2 local residents who were in need, presented a check to Suzanne Taggett, and donated to NH Best Buddies in Team Chloe's name.

The Club would like to thank all the volunteers, racers, sponsors, and especially the fans that made the 2014 season a great success. Check the club's website at www.LRIRC.com and Facebook page for the latest club information, rules updates, photos and videos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:10

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