LHS boys' soccer extends winning streak to 6 games

The Laconia High School boys' soccer team defeated White Mountains 2-0 on Wednesday, extending its winning streak to six games. Laconia did all of its damage in the first half, Aidan Dean scored first on an assist from Brayden Harriman, followed by Jake Sykes assisted by Brady Caldwell.

The game was a high intensity match from start to finish with both keepers making key saves to keep their teams in it. Dean netted the first goal after a long service in off a dead ball scooted through, slipping it past the keeper. The second goal came after a determined Caldwell drove the line and played a ball back towards the 18 for a waiting Jake Sykes to finish the well-played pass. Play continued throughout the match with White Mountains adding more and more pressure as the game went on. Laconia did well to handle the pressure and fend off the continual bombardment.

Goalkeeper Panthavy Pradachith recorded 4 saves for Laconia, while Josh Greenwood stopped 6 for White Mountains.

Local Runners Place Well in 21st Annual NH Marathon (316 w/cut slugged Dave Irving)

BRISTOL —The 21st Annual NH Marathon attracted participants from 40 states as well as 15 from foreign countries according to Dan MacLean, assistant Director of Recreation at the Tapply-Thompson Community Center. Local participants placed well despite the out-of-town competitors.
''We ended up with 582 finishers in the 5 different events, 116 in the 10K, 169 in the half marathon, 239 in the full marathon, 17 in the health walk and 41 in the kids race,'' said MacLean.
He said that runners came from Switzerland, Germany, South Korea and Canada and that there were two wheelchair entries and two barefoot runners in the race, which was run last Saturday on a course around Newfound Lake.
''It was a beautiful day for running and thanks to all the volunteers that helped – registration, parking, water stops and more. We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers and sponsors of the race.,'' said MacLean, who noted that Runner's World magazine in January called the New Hampshire Marathon ''The Best Small Town Race.'''
Winners (5 of 6 from New Hampshire):
o Male – Casey Carroll, 2:50:58, age 42 of Dover
o Female – Serene Griffin, 3:21:17, age 43 of Northlake TX
Half Marathon
o Male – Dave Irving, 1:25:41, age 39 of New Hampton
o Female – Jennifer Mooney, 1:38:17, age 25 of Wolfeboro
o Male – Rich Smith, 36:38, age 43 of Enfield
o Female – Erica Labella, 41:44, age 34 of Plymouth
Kids Race (1 mile)
o Girl – Julia Rose, age 12, 6:41
o Boy – Reid Wilkins, age 12, 6:43
Other top finishers from Central New Hampshire were:
Marathon Male: Thomas Ueland, 51, of Plymouth, 3:12:29, sixth;
Marathon Female: Meagan Shedd, 39, of Plymouth 3:44:24, ninth;
Half Marathon Male: Rick Van De Poll, 60 , Center Sandwich, 1:37:17 , 4th; Macallan Camara, 15, Bristol, 1:37:19, 5th; Abe Garon, 32, Center Harbor, 1:38:06, 6th.
10K Male: Emmett Collins, 23, Canterbury, 42:13, 3rd; Stephen Uhlman, 22, Ashland, 43:24, 4th; Brian Collins, 58, Canterbury, 43:50, 5th; Karnar Ueland, 14, Plymouth, 45:19; sixth; Ron Poitras, 51, Gilford; 47:28, ninth.
10K Female: Sarah Lester , 42, Andover, 50:52 , sixth; Laura Smith, 36, Belmont, 52:11, ninth.

Fishing tournament for disabled veterans this weekend

GILFORD — The New England Paralyzed Veterans Association and Northern Bass Supply will be hosting a fishing tournament for disabled veterans over Columbus Day Weekend.
Participating veterans will be staying at Silver Sands resort in Gilford and will go fishing for the day on Lake Winnipesaukee, then they will go on to Edge of Woods campground where they will join John Scannell and Tiny Lafontaine – CEO of the bass trail of the New England Paralyzed Veterans – to have prizes, food, beverages and lots of laughs. Edge of Woods will make the facility available to the veterans as well as the public.
The NEPVA offers two bass trail tournaments annually. One is held at the Charles River in Boston and the second is held in Moultonboro at camp Robindel.
For more information on NEPVA please go to http://www.nepva.org/. For more information on Edge of Woods please go to http://www.edgeofwoods.com/.

The primary focus of NEPVA is veterans' issues, notably quality healthcare for veterans with spinal cord injuries and dysfunction. NEPVA is interested in all issues affecting the lives of persons with disabilities. NEPVA routinely works with other civic groups and agencies and has always been a strong advocate for accessibility to all aspects of life that are available to the general population.

I-L volleyball improves to 8-3

The Inter-Lakes High School varsity volleyball team improved to 8-3 in NHIAA Division III standings with a straight set victory over Hillsboro-Deering on Friday night in Meredith. Set scores were 25-11, 25-13, 25-11. Senior captain Jordan Donohue hit .645 with 22 kills while adding seven service points and three blocks in what coach Randy Mattson called, "an all-around exceptional performance." Fellow senior captain Lydia Swedberg served 96 percent with 22 points including four aces to lead all scorers. Hayley Roth registered 34 assists and eight points and Jenny Pelczar led the defense with eight digs. Jessica Schofield knocked down five kills and two blocks and freshman middle hitter Amanda Kurowski recorded five service points and one ace.