Laconia girl posts top score at gymnastics meet

Adrianna Laflower, from Laconia, a gymnast on the XCEL Bronze team at Lakes Regional Gymnastics Academy in Belmont, beat out 399 other girls from around New Hampshire for the highest overall gymnastics score of 38.74 at the Friendship Meet in Bow on March 8 at the Granite State Gymnastics Gym.
Lakes Regional Gymnastics XCEL Bronze team came in First Place Winners as well at the meet.
Laflower came in first in Beam, Bars, Floors and with the overall score in her age category and second in Vault. Laflower has been in gymnastics for three years.
Laflower is a second grade student at the Elm St School in Laconia. She is the daughter of Stephanie Valton of Laconia, N.H. and Rick Laflower of Lancaster, Calif.

Final winter biathlon of season held in Holderness

The third and final winter biathlon of the season at the Pemi Fish and Game Club in Holderness was held at the club's shooting ranges on Saturday, March 7. The biathletes were greeted with near perfect conditions with the temperature 3 degrees at 6:00 AM and reaching 31 by early afternoon. Ample snow cover blessed the participants with grooming provided by the local Squam Lakes Trailbusters snowmobile club. Thirty-five people registered for this winter biathlon event, a new high for winter biathlon at the club with two on snowshoes and the rest skate-skiing. Ages ranged from 10 to 71. Two biathletes shot "clean" (no misses) and several had only one or two misses.

The Match Class was won by Kevin Baier with a time of 28:05. The Novice Class was won by Gwynne Gallagher, 42:36. The Beginner Class with Penalty Loops was won by Nathaniel Farny, 37:35. The Beginner Class with Penalty Minutes was won by Jessica Solomon, 42:20. The Snowshoe Beginner Class was won by Judi LeCount, 44:42. William Morse, age 11, won the Age 12 and Under Class with a time of 42:56.

Summer biathlon events will be offered by the club where participants run, walk or wheelchair (adaptive) four times with shooting between each run and a final run, the same format as in the winter events. The summer dates are May 30, July 4, August 15, September 12 and October 4 (Mountain Bike).

For additional information on the Pemi Fish and Game Club's biathlon program contact Fred Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 603-968-9944.

Annual meeting for Gilford Youth Baseball is on Thursday

Gilford Youth Baseball holds its annual meeting of its board of directors on March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Gilford Town Hall. This meeting is open to the public, and all baseball families are encouraged to attend.

On Saturday, March 21, the league will conduct its annual skills assessment for the Majors and Minors Divisions at the Gilford Middle School gym. This is for all Majors and Minors players only; there are no assessments for Rookie and T-ball division players. Majors assessments begin at 8:30 a.m. for 11-12 year olds, plus any younger players hoping to play in the Majors division. Minors assessments begin at 10:30 a.m. for 9-10 year olds, plus any younger players hoping to play in the Minors division.

if your player is unable to attend the assessment, please notify league president Mike Marsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For any questions, email Mr. Marsh or check the website at

Top dogs: Belmont-Gilford takes state championship

MANCHESTER — Belmont-Gilford proved why they earned the top seed Saturday night, topping Berlin-Gorham in the NHIAA Division III State Championship, 3-2. Junior Caleb Drouin netted the game tying goal with 42 seconds remaining in regulation and the game winner in the first overtime to lead the Bulldogs to their first site title.

"This has been five years in the making," head coach Jay Londer said. Londer has led the Bulldogs to the playoffs in each of his five seasons with the team. "We finally accomplished it because these kids played their hearts out"

Dylan Treamer scored the first goal for the victors in the first period. Bailey Defosie saved 19 shots in goal.

Berlin-Gorham tied things late in the first period and played with the lead for half of the second and 14 minutes of the third before the Drouin goal.

Belmont-Gilford finished the season 18-2. One of their losses came against Berlin during the regular season. The Bulldogs brought the title home to the Laconia Ice Arena under police escort after the wild comeback at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.