From the Laconia Daily Sun
GILFORD — Joan Forge started coaching in 1977. Her high school teams have made a total of 25 state championship appearances, bringing banners home in 17 of those title games. She's had 18 of her athletes voted as "Players of the Year." Yesterday, when her Gilford High School softball team earned a victory over Inter-Lakes in Meredith, she notched another impressive statistic, as her count of varsity-level victories clicked over to 1,000.
Her milestone didn't come un-noticed. As the final out was being recorded, her players and well-wishers crowded around her with a bouquet of flowers and four large balloons, one of them in the shape of the number "1" and the other three all zeroes. The Inter-Lakes team joined in the ovation for her. Read more here!