Lakes Region Flag Football accepting registrations

Registration for the Spring 2015 Season of Lakes Region Flag Football is underway. The LRFFL is an NFL Flag program; practices and games are at Inter-Lakes High School's turf field in Meredith. Time commitment is 2 hours per week: one hour practice (typically Wednesday night) and one hour game (mostly Saturdays).

Registration fee for spring is $65 per player, with a $5 discount for multiple family members. Registrations are done online at Fee includes an NFL Flag team jersey and flag belts that players get to keep.

Age divisions as follows: (Players age division based upon age as of June 1, 2015.)

4-6; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14 & 15-17. All Divisions are co-ed, and there will be a limited number of openings for each age division.

The Spring 2015 Season will begin in early April (after Easter Sunday) with the LRFFL combine and end with the Super Bowl games on Saturday, June 13. Full schedule is available at

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Junior hockey: Wolves secure playoff spot

The New England Wolves, using the momentum from the 6-2 win over the Boston Bandits last weekend, defeated the Philadelphia Revolution on Saturday at the President's Day Showcase in Hackensack, N.J. to clinch an MJHL Playoff Berth. The Wolves entry into the 2015 MJHL playoffs is the first playoff berth for a USA Hockey sanctioned, Laconia- based Junior Hockey team since the 2010-11 season.
Saturday's 5-1 victory featured 4 different scorers. Sam Mayberry of Colorado started the scoring on a beautiful line rush by Kevin Morello and Blake Babineau. Morello scored 2 more times, assisted first by Babineau and then by Hunter Craig. Two defenseman, Shawn Sullivan and Will Francis contributed goals after Morello's first tally; assists going to Bryce Ricker and Mikhail Astakhov on the Sullivan goal, and Jared Wood and Sam Mayberry on the Francis goal. Mentor, Ohio native John Hagan was stellar in nets, stopping 18 of the 19 shots he faced. "One of the hallmarks of this team is getting contributions from everyone. Each night presents a new opportunity for somebody else to step up," said Wolves coach Andrew Trimble.
The Wolves staff would like to thank all the host families involved with housing players this season. The Rowleys of Belmont, The Tuckers, the Rileys, the Rickers and Angel Ayers of Laconia, Cindy Baron of Gilford, and the Grassos of Wolfeboro. "Without these great families opening up their homes, these young men would not have this experience. Thank you."- Wolves Management.
The Wolves return to action in 2 weeks (February 27 and March 1) with games in Tewksbury, Mass. and Hooksett, N.H. These are rescheduled games that had to be made up due to inclement weather conditions. These will be the final regular season games before the Wolves take on the MJHL Playoffs in Cromwell, Conn., March 5-8.
In the meantime, the Wolves will be volunteering with Lakes Region Youth Hockey for their Tuesday practices on the 17 and 24 of this month.
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Junior hockey: Fighting Spirit sweep Minutemen

The New Hampshire Fighting Spirit took care of business this weekend and swept the East Coast Minutemen clinching the number 1 spot in the Eastern Conference. Saturday night's contest saw the Fighting Spirit walk away with an 8-2 victory in which their power play went 4 for 4. Captain Alex Peddle lead the charge scoring 3 goals and adding an assist. Forwards Tim Casey, Mike Heffernan, Nick Bartholomew and Brett Bittner rounded out the scoring. Goalie Adam Higdon won his 13th of the season stopping 20 of the 22 shots he faced.
Sunday afternoon had the Spirit on the road against the Minutemen and saw them secure a 7-1 victory which locked up the Eastern conference division championship. Forward Brett Bittner led the team scoring 2 goals. The Spirit received goals from 5 other players in Tim Casey, Nick Bartholomew, David Fish, Josh Bowman, and Chris Babineau. Goalie Charlie Smart picked up his second win of the season stopping 22 of the 23 shots he faced.
The Spirit are back in action Wednesday afternoon at the Laconia Ice Arena as they take on the Cape Cod Islanders in a game that had to be rescheduled due to snow storms. Warm up for Wednesday's game will be 1:30 with puck drop at 2 p.m.
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Registration begins for Lakes Region Lacrosse Club

The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club has begun registration for the 2015 season. Registration is currently open to returning players and will open to new athletes on February 19. Girls' and Boys' U9, U11, U13 and U15 teams are planned. Girls and Boys ages 7 – 15 can register now through March 20. Please go to for links to on-line registration.

Information sessions: (not necessary for registration, drop in for general info) are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, February 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Gilford Town Hall
Sunday, March 1, 5:30-7 p.m., Tilton Sports Center
Monday, March 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Gilford Town Hall
Last year, over 130 youth athletes began or continued the development of their skills, sportsmanship and knowledge of the culture and tactics of lacrosse.
The Lakes Region Lacrosse Club is open to girls and boys of all abilities who reside in the Gilford School District and surrounding towns that do not currently have a youth lacrosse program. Participants include residents of Alton, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Belmont, Meredith, Moultonboro, Northfield, Sanbornton, and Tilton. The club is a member of the New Hampshire Youth Lacrosse Association ( The club's home field is the Meadows Complex in Gilford, New Hampshire.
Practices typically begin in late March. Practices are typically held 2-3 times per week. Seven regularly scheduled league games occur on Sundays, beginning April 12 through June 7 (excluding Memorial weekend).
Approximately one half of the games are held locally and one half require travel to host towns in New Hampshire. A state tournament is scheduled for June 13-14 (all divisions). The season concludes on June 20 with the Granite State Lacrosse Tournament, held in Amherst, New Hampshire.