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Correction: Griffin Nyhan is player in picture

LACONIA — The caption that accompanied a photo in Tuesday's edition incorrectly identified a player. Griffin Nyhan is the Laconia High School first baseman in the photograph.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:15

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Gilford softball gets past Laconia but comes up short against Belmont

The Gilford Softball Team partnered with Operation Hat Trick and the team held a brief ceremony on the infield prior to the start of Monday's game against Laconia. Operation Hat Trick is an initiative to honor and support American soldiers wounded in combat. Korean War veteran, Everett Houston, threw out the 1st pitch to his granddaughter, Caitlin Houston, who is the Gilford softball captain and catcher. After Everett Houston said "Play Ball", Gilford went on to beat Laconia 9-4 and improve their win streak to 4. Sarah Lachapelle got the win from the mound striking out 6, giving up 5 hits and walking 2. The Gilford offense put together an 11 hit attack led by Brooke Beaudet with 2 hits (1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored) Jillian Lachapelle 2 hits (2 runs scored), Sarah Lachapelle 2 hits (1 RBI, 1 run scored), Stevie Orton 2 hits (2 RBIs, 1 run scored), Emily Theberge 1 hit (1 double, 2 RBIs), Caitlin Houston 1 hit and Maddie Harris 1 hit (1 stolen base, 1 run scored).

On Tuesday, Gilford hung tough against one of the top teams in DIII by taking a 3-2 lead all the way into the top of the 7th inning. Prior to the top of the 7th inning Gilford pitcher Sarah Lachapelle held Belmont to only 3 hits. In the top of the 7th the first batter for Belmont reached 1st on an error. The next two batters were out on a ground out to the first baseman and pop fly to the shortstop. With 2 outs and a runner on 2nd Gilford only needed one more out to secure the win, but Belmont's Antonuccci drilled a double to left centerfield to tie the game. In the bottom of the 7th Gilford's lead off batter Stevie Orton got to 1st base with an infield error to give Gilford hopes of scoring but the Belmont defense retired the next 3 batters. Belmont scored 5 runs in the top of the 8th on 3 hits, 2 errors and 2 pass balls.

Gilford's next game is Thursday at Raymond


Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:11

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Athletic symposium at Gilford High School on Sunday

Gilford Middle and High School athletes and their families, as well as members of the Belmont-Gilford hockey and football teams and their families, are invited to attend the inaugural Athletic Symposium at Gilford High School on Sunday, May 17. At this event various guest speakers will provide student athletes and their parents with information on such topics as: proper conditioning, injury prevention and recovery, nutrition, and how to play their sport at the collegiate level. Speakers include: Lisa Charest, PT, IMTC, president and CEO of Summit Health, Ben Morris, Gilford graduate and captain of Husson University Lacrosse, Elizabeth White, nutritionist with LRGHealthcare, Meg Jenkins, Gilford High School nurse, Adam McKinney professional natural bodybuilder and owner of Adam's Body Shop, Bruce Addison, head coach of Plymouth State Softball, and lastly Kyle McAllister, assistant coach of University of New Hampshire Football. For more information contact Shawn Garrett, Gilford High School Football Coach, at 541-913-8281

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:08

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A dozen wins for GIlford boys' tennis

The Gilford boys' tennis team raised their record to 12-0 this week with wins over Moultonborough, 8-1, and Kingswood, 9-0. Earning singles' wins were Andrew Caulfield (2-0), Grant Workman (2-0), Keaton Quigley (2-0), Brad Bergman (2-0), Sam Shafique, (2-0), and Marek Blais (1-0). Winning in doubles were Caulfield/G. Workman (2-0), Bryce Workman/Quigley, (1-0), Bergman/Shafique, (1-0), Quigley/Bergman, (1-0), and Alden Blais/Christian Workman, (1-0). The Eagles travel to Kearsarge next Monday, 5/18, and are at Pelham on 5/20. Both matches start at 4 p.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 09:04

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