Bedford Sports Talk

Friday, December 21, 2012



The Bedford High School wrestling team finished third out of 16 teams at the Bow Holiday wrestling tournament on Saturday, coming in behind Londonderry and Manchester Central. Matt Houston (195 pounds) and Robert Lamy (285) both finished first in their respective weight classes. Finishing second in their weight classes were Colin Perras (120), Josh Belz (132) and Robert Bernard (182).


Boys sixth-grade

The Bedford Boys sixth-grade team went to 4-0 in league play with two more wins. The team traveled to Jaffery, and behind Cole Wheelers 12 points, beat the Gym Rats 54-19. Ben Black added six points and Bedford played great team defense to help push them to the win. Bedford then beat Hudson 54-43. Noah Kokkinos and Ryan Tascano shot great from the outside to open up the zone defense. Kokkinos had 14 points, Tascano had 13 and Kaleb Harrington added eight to lead the scoring. Lucien Mumpini and Jack Gunning led some important second half defense to help in the win.

The Bedford eighth-grade boys lost 38-34 in overtime Saturday against Hampstead. Several players contributed to Bedford’s scoring, led by Troy Meservey. Justin Wiggins and Kyle Jordan played strong games defensively.

The Bedford fourth-grade girls team went 5-0 and beat Londonderry in the championship game to win the Bedford Jamboree. Isabella King led the team in scoring and won the tournament MVP. Bedford then began its regular season with victories over Auburn (32-7), Windham (20-9) and Merrimack (23-17). King, Katey O’Connell, Carly Rinko and Emmy Plage led the offense while Paige Muir, Emma LeGoullon, Nitya Upadrastra, Sarah Taylor and Alex Doldo all played well on defense.

The Bedford sixth-grade girls went 5-0 and beat Londonderry in the championship game to win the Bedford Jamboree. Sarah Cote edged out teammates Lizzy Stevenson, Courtney Krause and Sophia King to win the tournament MVP. Bedford started the regular season with victories over Merrimack (42-13), Hooksett (35-9) and Auburn (50-12). Against Merrimack, Cote, Stevenson, Krause, King, Cali DeLisle and Kendi Barnard all scored six points each. Stevenson led the team with 10 points against Hooksett while Krause scored 19 points against Auburn.

The Bedford seventh-grade girls lost to Auburn 36-35. Bedford was led by Maddy Buffett who scored 12 points and Sadie MacIver and Mia Roy who added 6 points.


Third- and fourth-grade

Small Green Computers put together another great game, led behind strong scoring by Samantha Scully and dominant defense and rebounding by Olivia Arangio beating Bedford Hills Care and Rehab 21-14. Bedford Hills had great hustle by Lindsay Mello.

Emma Chisholm scoredfour points as the American Red Cross picked up a win 10-7 over Lovering Volvo. Jamie Karr made some great defensive plays for Lovering Volvo while Grace Blais provided solid offensive support for the losing team.

Bedford Athletic Club beat Texas Instruments 11-2. BAC was led offensively by Holly Souter and Emma Hamlin. Texas Instruments had standout performances by Skyler De Petrillo and Maggie Thompson.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

The Mavericks pulled away from NH Orthopaedics Center in the second half and won a hard fought battle. Sydney Lynch led the Mavericks with eight points. Megan Eldred and Micaley Pendleton both had outstanding performances for NH Ortho.

SnapDragons defeated the Crazy Monkeys 26-20. Grace Rooney and Vidhula Prasanna Kumar each had 10 points for the SnapDragons. Ryan McCarthy was the leading scorer for the Crazy Monkeys with eight points.

Davidson Keller Williams defeated East Coast Managers 20-12. Isabelle Wiggins lead the offensive charge for Keller Williams with eightpoints and Ella DiTomaso was a defensive force. Molly Kraus played well on both sides of the ball for East Coast with six points and three blocked shots.



Tyler Beekman scored 10 points while Ryan Dodge played awesome defense to help Bedford Athletic Club win 23-14 over Bellwether Credit Union. Armand Rouleau contributed to the scoring for Bellweather Credit Union.

Cole DuPlessis, Tucker Yuksel, Matt Coutu and Ryan Juliano played great defense to help Bedford Journal beat Bedford Bulletin 18-10.

Cross Net won 10-6 over Neat As A Pin. Mack Woodgate and Connor Guiford played well. Neat as a Pin was led by Evan Schmitt and Nick Richard.


Flooring Associates defeated Hearthside Realty 19-8 behind the offense of Kaden Razvi, Cameron O’Regan and Vidhur Narayan. Toren Coulter and Evan Dunn had key rebounds and Raffi Raduazo several assists. Hearthside Reality was led by Matt Feerucci, Sam Lacombe and Anthony Zarella.

Verizon Wireless defeated BFOR 22-20. Verizon was lead by Michael and Sean McSherry and Nikhil Gottemukkala while Owen Bechert and Rohan Nagaraju played unbelievable defense. BFOR was lead by Jack Buffett, Ryan Boucher, Jake Davidson, Aiden Landman and Alex Zwichau.

Dovetail Dental Associates defeated NAMTEK Corp. 23-8. Joseph Corello played well for the winners. Andrew Douthart, Ben Westbrook and A.J. Pelusu led NAMTEK and Weston Pate and Matthew Helmke played strong defensive.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Bedford Firefighters beat Keller Williams 29-15 behind the scoring of Matt Fox and tenacious defense led by Jack Grogan and Grant Arnold

BJ Laliberte Electric played a strong game, but lost to Bedford Friends of Recreation 24-21. Playing great defense was Luke Du Plessis and Justin Laliberte played well on offense. Cole Lemay and Christian Castor had key baskets and Tommy Saltzman stole the ball and hit the go ahead shot with 50 seconds left in the game. Ryan Bobotas and Sam Caruso also had key steals in the comeback.

Tough play by Andrew Twite and four points by Ian MacEachern were not enough for Hot Rize Bagels, who lost a close match to Next Step Orthotics 35-31. Andrew Kemp had several key defensive stops, Max Lubelczyk made several spectacular passes, Tim Galamaga dominated the post and Arthur Standard scored in transition.

A well-balanced attack by the Mavericks led to a victory over Robert Starace Homes 24-10. Jake Reichenthal, Ashton Bard and Jack Plante came up big on defense and there was great rebounding from Matt Kafejelis and Aiden Comeau. Hustle by JT Rowen and rebounding by Matthew Schwartz was not enough to overcome Maverick’s fast paced offense.

Northeast Record Retention came back to win 26-19 over Centrix Bank. Northeast was led by strong defensive and offensive rebounding by Sam Ashooh. There was great defense and passing from Zachary Letendre and Ben Ling.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

The Celtics bested Boehm Graham Interior Design 23-13. Ben Lacombe, Alex Woo and Anthony Rainey reigned supreme under the glass. The most improved player was Harry Kollmorgan.

Generations defeated Social Bridges 35-27. Vish Narayan and Chris Trilling were the high scorers for Generations with Nathan Kantar playing big under the boards. Social Bridges was led by strong play from Cam Detscher and DJ Hawkins.

KerrBuild overcame a defeated Active Body Studio 39-28 behind Harrison Mahan, Mason Blachard and strong overall play from Truman Larson. John Valvo had a big first half for Active Body Studio, while Ryan Bleakley’s hustle led the defense.

NH Print & Mail fell to Manchester Harley Davidson 45-32. The offense was led by Caleb McDonald and Danny Boyarsky and a strong defensive performance by Chase MacEachern. Leading the Harley Davidson attack were Demetri Anagnost, Mir Haaris-Sultan and Nick Lahey.


The Youngstown State Penguins defeated the Oregon Ducks 73-33. The Ducks’ Ryan Tombs led all scorers with 26 points, followed by Nick Vailas of the Penguins with 15.

The Washington State Cougars defeated the Whittier College Poets 31-30. The Cougars’ Andrew Biedermann led all scores with nine points, followed closely by fellow Cougar Jimmy Heald, with eight. Andy Lalonde led the Poets with 7 points.

The Cal Tech Beavers defeated the Austin College Kangaroos 57-43. Kangaroo Ty Benson led all scorers with 17 points followed closely by Beaver Sam Thomas with 16 points.

The Concordia College Cobbers knocked off the University of Southern Alabama Jaguars 34-24. The Cobbers’ George Mokas led all scorers with 13, followed closely by teammate Elias Ashooh with eight points. The leader from the Jaguars was Bret Veilleux with six points.

The UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs defeated the Johnston Community College Jaguars 46-25. Taylor Wallace led all scorers with 18 points, followed by teammate Sean Purcell with 11 points. The leading scorer for JCC was Max McGee with nine points.

The Slippery Rock University Rocks picked up a 57-31 win over the Baltimore Gouchers. Rockss captain Marco Ibanez dropped 23 points. Devon O’Hare of the Gouchers led his team with 10, followed closely by Travis Soterion with nine.

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