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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.
For more information on the Spirit and their schedule visit www.fightingspirithockey.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:02

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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 www.lrlacrosse.org 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 (www.nhyla.org). 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 08:00

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33 Wavemakers qualify for regional swim meet

The Lakes Region Wavemakers had 33 swimmers qualify for the NE Swimming Regional Meet held this past weekend. Kendra Blouin, the team's youngest and newest swimmer swam the 25 back and 25 free. Dagon Burr achieved best times in the 50 free and 50 breast. Hayley Cochrane swam a 20.12 in the 25 back with 3 top 10 finishes. Alex Dimarizo swam a 27.73 in the 50 free. Laurel Gingrich swam a personal best in her 200 free. Edward Goucher swam 25 free with a 35.38. Emie Goucher swam the 25 free and 25 back. Ela Goucher, 9 years of age, placed 1st in 3 events over the weekend qualifying for the Silver Meet in 4 events. Murphy Harris dropped 4 seconds in the 50 breast. Kathryn Hawkes swam personal bests in all of her events qualifying for The Silvers Meet in 2 events, and placing top 10 in 6 events over the weekend. Alyxzandra Huckaby placed top 10 in the 100 back. Sydney Irons swam personal best with a 4 second drop in the 50 fly. Josh Kelleher swam top 10 in his 50 free and 50 breast. Olivia Morea placed top 10 in the 100 free. Eric Phelps was a top 10 finisher in all 5 of his events. Charlotte Philippy achieved a personal best time dropping 5 seconds in her 50 fly. Sydney Philippy had personal bests in both of her events the 25 back and 25 free. Garrett Shaffer placed top 10 in his 5 events. Lauren Sikoski achieved a personal best with a 7 second drop in the 100 breast. Hannah Verville swam a 1:20.11 as an 8 year old in the 100 free qualifying her for the Silvers Meet. The team will be sending 7 swimmers to the Slivers Meets next weekend. During April and May the LRW Swim Team will host a 4 week Wave Clinic which is a great opportunity for swimmers to try the team out and continue to work on their stroke development, www.lakesregionwavemakers.com for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 07:57

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GHS's Cook earns 2nd place finish at state meet

Rebecca Cook, a junior at Gilford High School placed second in the 100 freestyle event, with a 55.42 time, at Saturday's Division II State Championship Meet. Cook also made the podium in the 200 freestyle. The relay team compromised of Zoe Fullerton, Olivia Morea, Katie Gingrich and Rebecca Cook placed 7th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.64, a new team record. Owen Sanborn, junior, set a new team record in the 100 fly at 1:08.41 as did Beck Mclean, freshman, in the 200 IM at 2:23.64. 

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 07:49

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