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Mite 1 Lakers finish regular season in 2nd place

The Fay’s Boat Yard Mite 1 Lakers hockey team battled against the NH Avalanche Squirt team on Saturday night in their final game of the GSL regular season in the Squirt 4 division.  The Lakers were first on the board with two goals within five seconds of each other by Matthew Hale who netted all six of the Lakers goals in the game. Lakers forwards  Breanna Ricker, Zachary Spicuzza and Kameron Young battled hard in the second period along with defenseman  Andrew Rowley and Jaden Morin to keep the Avalanche out of the Lakers zone but the Avs fought hard and tied the game in the 2nd period with three unanswered goals. 
Intensity increased in the third period when both teams put their fourth goal on the board with the Lakers forwards Logan Stroud, Jacob Allison, Liam Lichocki and Evan Guerin fighting to keep the puck away from the Avalanche.  With just a minute and a half left in the game defenseman Peyton Vachon, Owen Guerin and Griffin Tondreau worked hard to try and keep the Avs deep in their own zone. Hale put the Lakers ahead with the Lakers fifth goal and then put the sixth and final goal for the Lakers on the board with .007 seconds left despite the Lakers being short-handed by one player due to a penalty.  Goalie Patrick Goodwin saw a lot of action and made 18 saves in the game. With this win the Lakers clinched 2nd place in GSL Tier 4 and will start their quest to win in the playoffs on March 8 at the Everett Arena.



Last Updated on Thursday, 28 February 2013 23:02

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Ice racers head to Lee Pond for 5th event of year

A snowy Sunday didn't stop the Lakes Region ice racers or their fans from gathering on Lee Pond for the fifth event of the 2013 season. The club went to a single, 12 lap feature format to make the best of the ice conditions.
This week's event sponsor was Burns Automotive Service of Moultonborough NH. Matt Burns presented the trophies to the division winners at the victory circle ceremonies.
The Juniors were the first division out on the ice. Jackie Martel, in her VW Rabbit, took the checkers in a flag-to-flag run. Chris Taylor settled for second place. 
The V8 Stock Division was next out with Moultonboro's Adam Cahoon taking the win after rival Danny Cook dropped out with his radiator plugged with snow.
Jack Cook of Moultonboro missed several of the earlier 2013 races due to a shoulder injury, but was back in racing form on Sunday. By holding the inside line, Cook held off Rick Martel and took the win in the Modifieds Division.
Northfield's Tim Chase in his Toyota MR2 again dominated the 4 Cylinder Division feature, chalking up his seventh feature win of the season.
Check the club's website at www.LakesRegionIceRacingClub.com or its facebook page for the latest race/ice status, results, information about coming events, and for race photos and video.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 00:00

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McIntire wins 8 events at regional swim meet

Eight year-old Bradley McIntire of Gilford, NH led the Gunstock Stingrays Swim Team by winning eight individual events during last weekend's New England Regional swim meet in White River Junction, Vt. On his way to victory, McIntire set five new personal best times.
Wolfeboro's Anya Found, 11, followed with two victories, both of which qualified her to compete at next month's prestigious New England Age Group Championship. Found improved her time in three of her four events. "Anya and Bradley represent the efforts of a group of swimmers who have been improving their technique and building fitness, and it shows," Stingrays coach Martha Kidder McIntire said. "I couldn't be more proud of our athletes, families and coaching staff."
The meet drew competitors between the ages of 6 and 21 from 24 teams around New England. In addition to their 10 victories, Stingray swimmers also finished in the top 15 on 33 occasions. Abby Larkin of New Durham finished in the top five in two events and teammates Joshua Kelleher of Laconia, Paige Fenderson of New Durham, Reagan McIntire of Gilford, Beck McLean of Gilford and Sarah Bellefleur of Wolfeboro all had multiple top 15 finishes.
Gunstock Swim Team finishes its season at the Tri-State Swim Association Championship Meet, held March 16-17 at the University of New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 23:51

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Eagle girls fall to White Mountains Regional

GILFORD — The Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team was knocked out of the Division III tournament on Saturday with a 46-14 setback against fourth-seeded White Mountains Regional. Coach Rick Forge said the Gilford team, which will graduate six seniors this year, will return next year as a showcase of young, promising talent.
It was a cold shooting Eagle club that found itself on the opposite side of a hot shooting Spartan squad on Saturday. White Mountains shot 10 for 14 beyond the arc, including their first six three-point attempts by Kaitlin Wood. Wood finished the day with seven three-pointers to tie a tournament record. The Spartans jumped out to an 11-4 lead after the first quarter and the Eagles, who shot only 11 percent on the night, found themselves behind 27-8 at the break. The second half was all White Mountains as they rolled into the semi finals. For Gilford, who end their season at 15-5, freshman Cassidy Bartlett led in scoring with 10 points. Gilford will graduate six seniors, including Molly Dietrich, Sarah Veazey, Paige Laliberte, Sophie Brunt, Hayley Jakubens and Abby Harris.
Harris had effectively already left the lineup by the time tournament season arrived, explained Forge, as a knee injury left her sidelined. Harris, a forward, brought a physicality and leadership element that he missed on Saturday against White Mountains. "Her court presenece was very important," he said. Referring to her season-ending injury, "That certainly affected us." Likewise, he expects to feel the loss of the other five graduating seniors when the season starts next year. "Losing six players like that is difficult to replace all at once," he said.
Athough he expects to experience a few "growing pains" in the near future, Forge has reason to be optimistic for the medium- to long-term. "We have a very good freshmen group coming up." Bartlett, as well as fellow freshmen Jordan Dean, Maddie Harris and Shannon Mercer could all earn starting roles next year, he said. "That's a very talented group." In addition, he noted that the junior varsity team went undefeated this year, and the eighth graders hold similar promise. "The program is very solid," he said.
"We played very well this year. With the exception of a couple of blips, we played exceptionally well." Forge also enjoyed the new alignment of districts within the NHIAA, a change that saw local teams all competing in Division III. "It was fun in the Lakes Region, on any given night, anybody and beat anybody. I think basketball in the Lakes Region was exciting this year," he said, adding that he was eager to see what his team would be able to do next year.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 23:38

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