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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:35

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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 www.LRIRC.com or their Facebook page for the latest race/ice status, information about coming events, and for race photos.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:15

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Wavemakers sending one of their own to championship meet

The Lakes Region Wavemaker Swim Team recently sent 33 of their swimmers to the New England Swimming Regional Qualifying Meet at the Upper Valley Aquatics Center in White River Junction, Vt. Seven of those swimmers qualified for the Silvers Meet and one, Ela Goucher, qualified for the Age Group Championship Meet. The swim team's fall/winter program runs from mid-September until mid-March, culminating with the above championship meets and the New Hampshire Swimming Association Meet to be held March 6-8. The team will then take a month off before offering the 6th Annual Wave Clinic. The four week clinic is an opportunity for new swimmers to get a feel for what it would be like to be on the swim team and to work on stroke development. The Clinic will begin the week of April 13 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30 for swimmers 10 and under and 7:30-8:30 for swimmers 11 and older. New swimmers can come at 5:30 on the 13th for an opportunity to meet the coaches and get in the water and show off their skills. The Clinic will then run the week of April 20, vacation week off, and return for the weeks of May 4 and 11 with the above schedule. Any questions or to find out more information about the clinic please call Linda at 603-783-3394.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:11

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Another tournament victory for LMS girls' A team

Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team defended their title at the Bow Invitational Basketball Tournament over winter break and finishes the season with 31 wins and 1 loss. The sole loss came during the tournament's third round, a 55-21 defeat at the hands of Goffstown. Laconia was able to avenge the loss by making it through the losers' bracket to the final match.

Laconia overcame a 28 to 16 halftime deficit and outscored Goffstown 36 to 19 in the second half, to win  57-47 and their second straight Bow Invitational Championship. Tournament MVP Amelia Clairmont was spectacular in the finals with 42 points, 19 of which came in the fourth quarter. Fellow all - tournament player Hannah Dow chipped in with 3 points and Megan Gaspa added 6 points for Laconia. Clairmont set a tournament record with 218 points. Skyler Tautkus, Sydney Stevens, and Delaney played key defensive rolls in the final game. "This was a special year. To win in the finals against Goffstown, after being beaten by 34 points earlier in the week, just showed the heart of this team. I am very proud of each and every girl."

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 08:10

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