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Bedford Sports Talk

Friday, February 8, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL

Third-grade

Bedford Journal edged Bedford Bulletin 12-10 in a great game played by both teams. Ryan Juilano led the Bedford Journal offense.

Patrick Heng and Thomas Lutz defended and moved the ball to help Bellwether Credit Union keep close, but it fell to Bedford Athletic Club 30-8. Liam Deselle played like a wildcat, great ball movement by Colby Martineau and excellent assistant coaching helped Bedford Athletic Club to the win.

Cross Net slipped past Neat as a Pin 14-13. Kiefer Harding made a great defensive stop to end the game while Elliot Wallace led the offense for Cross Net. Tyler Merkle led the scoring and Drew Dixon was a force on the glass for Neat as a Pin.

Fourth-grade

Hearthside Reality edged out Flooring Associates 28-25 in a tight battle. Hearthside was led by Matt Ferrucci, Spencer Hewett, Anthony Zarella, Caleb Boulard, and Sam Lacombe. Flooring came storming back from a first-half deficit to tie the game with minute remaining.

Bedford Friends of Recreation defeated Verizon Wireless Arena 24-12. There was excellent hustle and defense by Samuel Izsak and great rebounding by Raymond Veiga and Liam Beck. Aiden Landman led BFOR on offense with Jack Buffett chipping in from the floor and free throw line. Max Manniello led the Verizon offense with great defense from Nikhil Gottemukkala, Zack Gamache and Chris Delano.

NAMTEK Corp. defeated Dovetail Dental 26-15 for its first win of the season. NAMTEK was led by Michael Pratt, Ben Westbrook, Alexander McDonald and Jimmy Westbrook. AJ Peluso, Cam Climer and Westin Pate played strong team defense to aid in the victory. Dovetails’ defensive prowess was unable to compete with the excellent shooting of Namtek. Dovetail was led offensively by Joseph Cariello, Colby Davis and Nicholas Asardourian.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Justin D’Amato and Jack Colantuoni scored key baskets to give Next Step the 43-18 victory over NE Record Retention. Dylan Albuquerque, Arthur Standard and Luke Ramsay had numerous assists and kept things moving on offense. Great defense was played by Max Lubelczyk and Will Curran. Billy Morin and Tim Galamaga had a strong presence in the post.

Andrew Twite and Alex Beekman both played great defense to help Hot Rize Bagels hold off BJ Laliberte Electric 20-16.

Liam O’Brien and Derek Feather led the offense as Robert Starace Homes came up short to Keller Williams 18-14 in a closely contested match. Hunter Sarsfield, Nic Michaud and Jack Looney played solid defense. Derek Moscillo, Scott Landies and Connor Fulton assisted in both sides to secure the win.

Kyle Christensen and Nick Merchant led the scoring while Grant Arnold and Jack Kasyjanski grabbed key
rebounds as the Bedford Firefighters defeated Centrix Bank 46-18.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Six of eight players scored in the Celtics 43-35 win over Generations. Stand-out performances by Noah Cull, Anthony Rainey and Ben Lacombe. Jack Carlson and Tyler Stone led a strong team effort by Generations.

Active Body Studio outlasted Social Bridges, 27-23, in a hard-fought battle. Mitchell Roy’s offensive effort secured the victory for Active Body Studio. Solid rebounding and defensive hustle by Alex Portella and Ryan Bleakley limited Social Bridges offense.

Capital Kitchen and Bath lost to NH Print & Mail Services 31-23. Thomas Norfleet and Mikael Brown powered a furious late comeback with steals and fast break points with Amadou Ndiaye playing great defense for CKB. Jake Boyarsky scored a season-high 17 points while Chase MacEachern played solid defense for NH Print and Mail.

KerrBuild defeated Boehm Graham Interior Design 35-19 behind a balanced scoring attack led by Chris McSherry and Matthew Gilligan. Corey McGinley and Harrison Mahan combined for 5 out of 6 from the free throw line. John Belhumeur led the Boehm Graham offensive tempo while Michael Mullen played solid defense.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Third- and fourth-grade

American Red Cross defeated Lovering Volvo 13-8. Red Cross had great defensive play by Lilly Grande. Grace Blais of team Lovering Volvo had some great blocked shots and key steals on defense while Lily Mooney continued her strong defensive play.

Team Texas Instruments won 10-4 over Bedford Athletic Club. Nikki Goumas had a great offensive game while Faith Laliberte was a standout on defense for Texas Instruments. BAC was lead by Bridget Zimmerman and Cathrine Penick who both played very well on both ends of the floor.

Small Green Computers had all it could handle in a shootout with Bedford Hills Care and Rehab and needed clutch scoring down the stretch from Elizabeth Silha, Mia Purcell, Samantha Scully and Abby Forrester to get the win 22-18. Bedford Hills had great defense by Lindsay Butts and Grace Chopra along with great scoring by Tori Chartier.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Snapdragons defeated the Crazy Monkeys 22-8 in an exciting battle this past Saturday. Lauren Scully scored 16 for the Snapdragons and her teammate, Lydia Woodgate, played great on both ends of the floor. Meghan Lang led the Crazy Monkeys with four points.

In a defensive battle, East Coast Managers squeaked out a win over Davidson Keller Williams, 8-6. East Coast was lead offensively by Molly Kraus and Kaylee Single. Colleen Bowen lead a swarming defense. Brianna Rainey played well on both sides of the ball for Keller Williams.

In a game that was tight in the first half, the Mavericks pulled away for a 28-13 win over NH orthopedics Center. Katherine Sasso drove the Mavericks with smothering defense while Meghan Souter was the offensive leader.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

New Hampshire Motor Speedway defeated Pension Design Services 17-9 with a good defensive effort from Kasey Gamache and Ella Lange. Anna Ropes and Shanna Scribner paced the Speedway in scoring while Olivia Ouellet led Pension Design.

Precision Letter recorded a hard-fought overtime win for its fourth win of the season. Elizabeth Mailhot lead the offensive effort in points and dishing out assists. Devin Mullen, Chloe Adams, Natalie Laverendeau and Erica Gettings also provided offensive support. The defensive effort was lead by Paige Noble, Shannon Gettings and Molly Elrick.

BARC defeated Dunkin Donuts 17-8 behind the ferocious defense of Tyler Schiappa and Corrie LaBelle. Tia Singleton and Brooke Burdon were the lead scorers for Dunkin Donuts.

TRAVEL BASKETBALL

Sixth-grade boys

The Bedford sixth-grade boys travel team won two games this weekend. On Saturday, the boys used good team defense and great passing to beat Hudson 60-24. Ryan Tascano led the scoring with 15 points while Liam O’Connell had 11 points and Harrison LeGoullon had nine points.

On Sunday, the boys pulled out a 45-44 win over Goffstown. Noah Kokkinos and Harrison LeGoullon ran a great pick-and-roll with LeGoullon finishing the shot to put Bedford up with three seconds left. Every player scored to help bring home the victory in a hard fought game by both teams.

Third-grade girls

The girls went 1-1 this week, falling 12-15 against a tough Litchfield team. Saphia Mumpini and Julian Bell each had five points.

The girls then defeated Hampstead, 21-2. Mumpini, Bell and Julia Giroux led the offense. Richa Thapa and Kayla Ware helped lead the tough defensive effort.

Fourth-grade

The girls beat rival Londonderry 29-17. Carly Rinko led the team with 12 points while Sarah Taylor, Nitya Upadrastra, Emmy Plage, Paige Adams and Paige Muir all added baskets.

Sixth-grade girls

The girls beat Auburn 45-22 and Merrimack 33-23. Against Auburn Emily Adams, Callie DeLisle, Kendi Barnard, Brianna Coco and Delaney Flanagan all led the offense while Sophia King and Hannah McCarthy led the team against Merrimack.

SOCCER

The Bedford Athletic Club Rec Soccer program is now open for spring 2013 registration. All age groups are welcome to register. Registration will remain open until April 15. The season starts right after spring break and runs until June 14.

To register, visit www.
bedfordrecsoccer.org and click on “register online” at the home page.

BSL holding registration

The Bedford Soccer League and NHPSA are holding registration for Bedford Rec Spring 2013 Soccer.

BSL has been running the recreation soccer program in Bedford since 1978, and 2012 saw the 34th Bedford Fall Rec Season as well as the addition of the first Spring Rec Soccer Program. With almost 300 players at age groups from PreK-third grade, it’s back for 2013.

This year the program will expand to include fourth- and fifth-grade players. For more information, or to register online, please visit www.nhpsa.net.

Anyone with questions, or anyone interested in volunteering as a coordinator, coach or in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mark Beaumont at mbeaumont@nhpsa.net.

FOOTBALL

Jaguars registration nights

The Bedford Jaguars will be holding registration sights on Feb. 14, March 5 and March 19 from 7-9 p.m. at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford. All registration details can be found on the Jaguars’ website, www.bedfordjaguars.org.

Jr. Bulldogs holding event

The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs football and cheer programs will beholding a 2013 kickoff event from 6-8 p.m. on March 12 at the McKelvie School cafeteria. For more information, go to www.junior
bulldogs.org.

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