Ice Racing Club enjoys best racing of the season

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club got another sunny Sunday for their weekly races, and with a reconfigured and smoother track, some of the best racing of the season.

14 year-old Brett Burns of Center Harbor won his first ever feature in the Junior division. When Trevor Greene's front suspension broke and he was unceremoniously towed off the track, Brett and Matt DeMond were left to race for the flag, with Brett coming out on top after Matt spun.

The 4-Cylinder RWD division was up next. 2014 Champion Tim Chase of Northfield led the way, out-distancing the field of "angry" pickups for the win.

Moultonborough's Alicia Taylor showed the way in the 4-Cylinder FWD division winning her qualifier as well as the feature.

A very racey Scott Burns, driving the #55 Scott Burns Landscaping car, made for some of the best racing of the day in the V8 Stock division. A last lap "slide job" on Ally Ripley of Center Ossipee gave Scott the win in the qualifier. In the feature event Scott and Tim Chase worked their way to the front and then battled side-by-side for the final 5 laps. Tim pulled ahead in the final turn as both racers powered towards the finish. Northfield's Tim made it a double winning the Stock feature adding to his win in the 4-Cylinder RWD division.

Tunk Berry of Center Ossipee and his sprinter were "on fire" again in the Modified division. Tunk and Jake Williams, in another sprint car, dueled in the qualifier with Tunk showing the way. Jake scratched from the feature with a broken hub leaving Tunk's sprinter with it's Matt Burns Automotive power, the fastest car in the feature race. In victory circle, second place finisher Jack Cook who drives a traditional modified and Tunk were discussing the merits of the 2 types of cars. They felt that the heavier modified might be a little better on a rough track, but they both agreed that the better power to weight ratio of the sprint car was a major advantage. Mike Horsch, Sunday's 3rd place finisher, is talking about moving from his very fast modified to a sprint car for next year.

The 2015 Lakes Region Ice Racing Club season is winding down. While the awards banquet is set for March 28, the Club is hoping for one more week of racing. Check or their Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Round-up: Gilford falls to Conant in championship

The Gilford Golden Eagles girls' magical season came to an end Saturday afternoon, falling to fellow unbeaten and top seed Conant, 55-33, in the DIII State Championship. The Golden Eagles finish the season 21-1. Madison Harris led Gilford with 11 points. After a perfect season, Gilford earned the second seed in the tournament and beat Newport, Somersworth, and Laconia to reach the finals.

Boys' basketball

Winnisquam fell just short in Berlin, 45-44. The Bears finish the season 15-5 after the quarter-final loss. Tim Harmon scored 12 points in the loss to (2) Berlin.

Gilford could not get past top seeded Pelham in the quarter-finals, falling 78-53. The Golden Eagles ended the year 15-5. Caleb Orton closed out his Gilford high school career with a 27 point night in the loss.


Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes fell in the quarter-finals to Berlin, 10-1. The Renegades finish 8-10-1 on the season. Mike Daizell scored the lone goal for M-I-L.

Top seeded Belmont-Gilford is set to play (4) Kennett Wednesday evening t the Everett Arena in Concord. Game time is 7:30 pm The Bulldogs bested Kennett, 6-2. in the regular season. The winner advances to the DIII finals Saturday against Berlin or John Stark.

Adult slow-pitch softball league in Moultonborough this summer

Moultonborough Recreation Department is organizing an Adult Co-Ed Slow-Pitch Softball this summer. There is an organizational meeting for team managers on Wednesday, May 20 at the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 6 p.m. to go over rules and expectations. The deadline for team registrations is May 29 by 5 p.m. For more information on the league, contact Dan Sturgeon at 476-8868.

Bumpy track leads to equipment problems for ice racers

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club got another nice weekend on Sunday for their weekly races, but a bumpy track on Lee Pond took a toll on equipment. Several broken wheels and axles were cause by the large bumps.

Young Matt Demond of Moultonborough, driving the Miracle Farms Landscaping pickup, led the way to the checkered flag in the Junior division with Trevor Greene in the runner up spot.

The 4-Cylinder RWD division was up next. Last week's winner and 2014 Champion Tim Chase of Northfield tangled with lap traffic while leading, handing the win to Fabian Smith of Meredith in the Scott Burns Landscaping S10 pickup.
In the 4-Cylinder FWD division, Derek Jeanson of Sandwich dominated the race in his new Hyundai racer. Derek put in another strong run this week and went on to take the checkers.

After breaking an axle last week, Alley Ripley of Center Ossipee, driving the bright red Varney Logging Monte Carlo, survived a battle of attrition in the V8 Stock division to take the win. Alley currently leads points in the Stock division

In the Modified division, Tuftonboro's Jake Williams grabbed the early lead and there was no catching him. Jake held on for a dominating win.

The Lakes Region Ice Racing Club races on Lee and Berry Ponds in central NH as long as the ice stays safe. A decision will be made at this week's Club meeting about the remainder of the season. At the pit meeting this week, March 28 was announced as the date for the awards banquet. Check or their Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.