Bedford Sports Talk

Friday, December 14, 2012


Lurgio girls win title

The Ross A. Lurgio Middle School girls soccer team won the Class L soccer title for fifth year in a row. Players include Saylor Clark, Olivia Coco, Tyler Schippa, Jadyn McDonough, Anna Bogursky, Stephanie MacMillian, Lauren Phelps, Maddy Buffett, Abbie Shannon, Olivia Caruso, Natalie Kelly, Victoria Trompak, Brenna Thomassen, Marissa Johnson, Morgan Burke, Caroline Claire, Sheila Synan, Lauren Johnson, Seana Gosselin, Lacey Lavigne, Mia Roy, Alyson Fillion and Emma Kneissl-Williams. Coaches are Lorri Thornton and Liz Thornton.



A clutch late-game foul shot by Matt Lapinski sealed the deal for Team Bedford Bulletin in its 7-4 win over Bellwether Credit Union. Strong offensive production by first-year player Andrew McGee and tenacious team man-to-man defense carried Team Bedford Bulletin to its first win of the season.

Bedford Journal defeated Cross Net 16-8. Sean Tuscano scored four points and had several rebounds while Avi Goldman played a spirited game for Cross Net.

Neat-as-a-Pin played a courageous game before falling 28-10 to the Bedford Athletic Club. The Pinners were led by the rebounding of Parker Henrichon and the solid play of Drew Dickson. Mathew Whiting had a great free throw and Dylan MacLeod demonstrated stifling defense for Bedford Athletic Club.


Flooring Associates defeated Verizon Wireless 12-11 behind great passing by Nick Allen, Cam O’Regan and strong rebounding by Scott Anderson and Toren Coulter. Verizon Wireless were led by strong defense and rebounding from Max Manniello and Zack Gamache to keep the game close.

Bedford Friends of Recreation defeated Namtek Corp. 25-16 behind the scoring of Jack Buffett and Aiden Landman, along with strong hustle and rebounding by Raymond Veiga and Alex Zwickau. Namtek Corp. was led by Michael Pratte, Weston Pate, A.J. Peluso and Ben Westbrook.

Dovetail Dental Assoc. defeated Hearthside Realty 19-8. Rebounding by Andrew Raust and Matthew Lucia, along with heads up playing by Joseph Cariello, Bohdan Higley and Colby Davis, were key to the victory. Hearthside Reality were led offensively by Spencer Hewett and Matt Feerucci.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

The Mavericks won a back-and-forth battle against Next Step Orthotics. Playing great defense for the Mavs were Chris Gately, Will Detcher and Jack Plante. Arthur Standard and Luke Ramsay led Next Step Orthotics in hustle plays and Will Curran had some strong rebounds.

Northeast Record Retention won its first game 32-22 over BJ Laliberte Electric with strong scoring by Harrison Bogursky and Tommy Van Hirtum and great defensive effort by Colby Martel and Eric Abdelsayed.

Bedford Friends of Recreation defeated Robert Starace Homes 28-17. The defense and rebounding was strong by Torey Helton and Christian Caster. Ryan Bobotas and Tommy Saltzman lead the scoring.

Hot Rize Bagels had a come-from-behind victory over Bedford Firefighters, winning 20-19. Stifling defense by Patrick Goterch and great shooting by Nick Landman were key for Hot Rize Bagels. Aidan Kenny led the Firefighters with seven points while Joey Leary added six points and Jack Kasyjanski played strong defense.

Centrix Bank played to a 23-23 tie with Keller Williams. Centrix was led by Colin Finke’s hustle, as well as Ashwyn Prasad playing solid defense. Adam Roy tied the game with no time remaining by sinking a free throw.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Boehm Graham Interior Design held off Social Bridges in the last seconds for a thrilling 25-24 victory. Jack St. Hilaire led the Boehm offense while Ryan Dube played stout defense throughout the game.

NH Print & Mail came from behind to defeat the Celtics 32-26 with a strong second half, led by Zach Wallat with 13 points. Max Boyarsky also had a strong second half scoring a season-high eight points. Graham Burdon had a strong defensive game.

Active Body Studio outlasted a dramatic effort by Capital Kitchen & Bath to capture its first victory 34-33. Connor Zendzian and Mitchell Roy led the Active Body offense. Donny Crowder and Alex Portella also made big contributions on both ends of the court to seal the victory.

Gould & Gould Law defeated Generations 27-26. Gould was led by Manny Ray’s eight points, three assists and four steals, as well as Nathan Moody’s seven rebounds, two blocks and a last-minute, go-ahead basket as time expired. Stephen and Zack Gould contributed with tough defense and Matt Simpson drained key 3-pointers. AJ Fox, Cole Benson, and Sam Westbrook also contributed to the first win of the season.

Manchester Harley Davidson defeated Kerrbuild by a score of 40-28. Kerrbuild was helped by the strong rebounding of Dan Ondzesand and by Ben Hawkins’ outstanding shooting.


The Bedford sixth-grade boys started out 2-0 in the MSBL with wins over Hooksett and Hampstead. Bedford used tough defense which led to fast-breaks in the second half to secure the win 42-35 over Hooksett. Noah Kokkinos led the scoring with 12 points and Ryan Tascano added 10. Lucien Mumpini played well at both ends of the court.

Noah Kokkinos had 13 points, Thomas Morgan had 11 and Ryan Tascano added nine to led the boys to a 55-45 win over Hampstead. Harrison LeGoullon added several blocked shots on the defensive end.


Third- and fourth-grade

Lovering Volvo beat Texas Instruments 14-4. Mary Elizabeth Provost and Delaney Martel of team Lovering Volvo both had great offensive play, making strong moves to the basket throughout the game. Faith Laliberte and Brooke Letzelter played great on both ends of the court for Texas Instruments.

Small Green Computers netted its first win of the season behind strong offensive play by Mia Purcell. Sarah Avampato had a strong game on the boards for Small Green. Isabella Spain lit up the court with four points on the losing side for American Red Cross.

Bedford Athletic Club defeated Bedford Hills and Rehab 22-2. BAC was led by Marie Hamill with eight points and Hannah Collins played great defense. Bedford Hills had great defense and hustle by Grace Chopra.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Keller Williams put together a strong all around game and defeated a tough Snapdragon team 24-7. Skylar Ware was solid on defense with six steals for Keller Willams. Madison Sarsfield lead the offense for Snapdragon.

In a tight, back-and-forth battle, the Mavericks came out on top of the Crazy Monkeys, 16-14. Meg Souter owned the boards and she and Amelia Edwards provided much needed offense for the Mavs. Caroline Scott played outstanding defense while Katie Hirnak provided a spark on offense for the Crazy Monkeys.

In a tightly contested match, East Coast Managers, led by Abby Gilligan and Paige Letzelter, edged out NH Orthopaedics Center 16-10. Strong showing for NH Ortho from Morgan Rouleau with eight points and Samantha Campbell with two.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

BARC won its second consecutive game with a balanced scoring attack and excellent defense against Precision Letter Corp 19-10. Madisyn Simpson led the way with five points and Erin Cassidy, Ravalika Damerla and Corrie LaBelle each added four points. Devin Mullen played strong defense while leading Precision Letter Corp with six points.

Pension Design Services tops Adina Day Spa 45-38 in a back-and-forth game. Olivia Ouellet led Pension Design Services team with 21 points. Basia Bibbo led Adina Day Spa with 16 points. Jen Appleby was very aggressive moving the ball and played great defense.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway continued to play stingy defense against Dunkin Donuts, winning 23-12. Shanna Scribner led all scorers with 12 points and Hope Lange poured in 10 points for the Speedway. Kasey Gamache and Anna Ropes anchored the teams defense. Dunkin Donuts had balanced scoring from Sophia Capistran, Tia Singleton, Erin Beaudin and Brooke Burdin.


In a thrilling contest that went down to the wire, the Florida State Seminoles, led by Meg Bishop and Chandler Lake, edged out the UNH Wildcats 39-36, led by Martha Dalrymple and Paige Bibbo. Bishop led all scorers with 18 points and displayed smooth dribbling and a soft touch near the rim.

Lindsay Sullivan helped keep the Seminoles in the lead with several big rebounds and six points. Lake hit a 3 with 30 seconds remaining to put FSU up 39-34. A big game from Lilly Condylis (six points), Abby Edward (two points) and Rachel LaBonte (two points) ensured that the Seminoles would prevail. UNH fought back and dominated in the fourth quarter, with many impressive shots from Bibbo (13 points). Christina Campbell chipped in with eight points while Olivia Blake (six points) and Rebecca Pyszka (six points) kept the pressure on FSU. Isabel Munoz played very well defensively and scored three points.

The Georgetown Hoyas beat the UNC Tarheels by a score of 36-19 to improve to 2-0 on the season. Bri Purcell paced a steady Georgetown offense with 17 points and Erica Schimmel scored 10 points. Raica Mirza got hot shooting in the fourth quarter and added four points. Molly Patten (four points) and Louisa Berman (one point) rounded out the scoring for the Hoyas. The Tarheels fought hard all game, led by Janelle Makman’s eight points while Amanda Oulelette showed her range by hitting two 3-pointers. Danielle Angelini (two points), Kaitlyn Nelson (two points), and Allie Withee (one point) kept the game within reach but ultimately, the Hoyas held on.

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