Bedford Sports Talk
The Bedford Cannons lacrosse program will open registration for the spring 2014 on Nov. 11. The program is open to boys and girls ages 7-14, and this year also includes a new program, Lil’ Laxers, for boys and girls 4-6. Registration should be done early, and for more details, to go www.bedfordcannons.org.
The Jr. Bulldog Pee Wee team lost 19-18 in the championship game Sunday to the Amherst Patriots. After a 27-0 loss to Amherst earlier in the season, the Bulldogs showed phenomenal character by coming back in the championship game and being just one or two plays away from repeating as champions. The 2013 Pee Wee team included: Zachary Barnard, Benjamin Black, Clay Campbell, Will Curran, Austin Dearborn, William Detscher, Hunter Ducharme, Jordan Dyer, Allen Gawlowicz, Patrick Goterch, Jack Grogan, Conor Hujsak, Jack Jones, Parker Joyce, Scott Landies Jr., Kyle Lavigne, Joey Leary, Paul Martineau, Jared Neikam, Liam O’Connell, Conor O’Connell, Matthew Schwartz, Ben Sylvain, Drake Tomkinson, Jacksen Toon and Ethan Van Heerden.
Junior High JV
The junior varsity Bulldogs beat Lowell 28-12 to win the JV NEJHL Chapionship. Kyle Fink was the star of this game with three TD plays including two on the ground and one in the air, thrown by Mike Mullen at QB. He had great blocking from Mason Albert, Ryan Fox, Josh Knoetter, Truman Larson, Mason Adams and Drew Allard. The fourth TD was by Dillon Boutin on a hard run up the middle. There were several nice runs to gain yards by Steve Chartier, Cole Glennon, Peyton Murray and Dan Ondzes. The defense was like a wall, led by Pat Harrington, Anthony Bobo, Chris Riley, Rylan Lewandowski, Nick Buzzelli, Aiden Livingston and Ashton Bard. There were other key stops by Chris Chartier, Blake Murray, Brandon Trento, Tyler Barnard, Adrian Brooks and Charlie Kneiss-Williams. The Bulldogs went 5-1 in their last six games to complete a terrific turn around to win the JV title.
Junior High Varsity
The varsity Bedford Bulldogs beat Lowell 28-13 to finish their season 9-1 with the championship title. Lowell got on the board first with fumble return for a TD. Bedford bounced back with Harry LeGoullon’s TD run and a two-point extra point play by Matt Gilligan.
The Dogs next score came on a Liam Jackson run behind excellent blocking. The offensive line was lead by Garrett Kondek, Noah Sferrazza, Ben Lacombe, Greg Wheeler, Jack O’Donnell and Evan Catania. The third TD for the Dogs came on a Zac Tucci run to the outside. The defense had given up only one TD for the day behind ferocious linebacker play from Ryan Toscano, Spencer Adams, Jakob Toon and Lucien Mumpinni.
The Dogs were not done scoring, as Stephen Simpson had a fine run to put the score at 28 for Bedford. The defense was able to hold off a late passing attack by Lowell, with constant defensive end pressure from Colton Krasinski, Kamy Nikseresht, Josh Koellmer and Alex Woo. When the ball did make its way to the air, it was shut down by defensive back play by Connor Robert and Max Chartier. The Varsity Bulldogs had a nine-game win streak that was the longest in Division 1 or 2 at the JHL level.
The Bedford Jaguar football teams have ended their seasons, but for Collin Hoak, Cole Benson, Demetri Anagnost, Justin Porter and Noah Chaberek the season will continue as they represent the eighth-grade Jaguars on the New Hampshire All-Star team. Additionally, Noah Chaberek and Justin Porter have also been selected for the National All-Star team. Marcus Peterson, Noah Lavalle, Sammy Malignaggi and Christian Bourgeois have been selected for the seventh-grade all star team, which will be coached by Sean Monroe, while Jonathan Lamoine and Jack McAuliffe will be leading the eighth-grade all-stars.
The Division 8, 10, 12 and 13 spirit squads all competed at the Londonderry Fall Classic Competition, the last of the three competitions in the Tri-Town Trophy series. The Tri-Town winner is the spirit squad that has the highest number of points from the Season Premier, Derry Invitational and Londonderry Classic Competitions. The Division 13 spirit squad came home with both a first-place victory and the Tri-Town Trophy. The Division 12 and 10 squads also placed in their divisions, and all three squads are gearing up for the New England Regionals, held in Hartford on Nov. 23.