Bedford Sports Talk

LACROSSE

Cannons start practice

Bedford Cannons Youth Lacrosse has started indoor practices at NH Sportsplex. All registered players are welcome but not required to attend. Evaluations for team placement are scheduled for the week before February vacation and all players wishing to play on an A- or B-level team are required to participate in the evaluation session. More information as well as registration is available at www.bedford
cannons.org.

TRAVEL
BASKETBALL

Fifth-grade girls

The girls beat Amherst 43-23. Isabella King led the way with 24 points and Mia Purcell, Katey O’Connell, Paige Muir and Carly Rinko also scored. Marina Braga led the defense while Emmy Plage, Emma Legoullon and Paige Adams controlled the boards.

Eighth-grade girls

The Bedford girls won their season opener by defeating Hudson, 65-34, behind a balanced scoring attack led by Mary McGuire’s 11 points and Maddy Buffett’s 10 points. Every player scored as Alex Sinkov added nine points, Alexa Dyer and Sadie MacIver contribute eight points and Stephanie Conrad netted seven.

The Bedford girls also defeated Londonderry, 51-45, and Derry B&G Club, 57-41. Against Londonderry, Stephanie Conrad led Bedford in scoring with 11 points and Quinn Allen led a strong defensive effort by posting a double-double in rebounds and blocks. In the Derry game, Maddy Buffett scored 11 points, Sadie MacIver and Alexa Dyer added nine each while Morgan Burke and Karina Schappler each contributed eight points.

Seventh-grade girls

The Bedford girls beat Concord 46-30. Low turnovers and consistent hustle impacted the victory. The girls were led offensively by Kendi Barnard and Hannah McCarthy while Lily Bromley provided solid defense.

Fourth-grade girls

In another great defensive effort by the entire squad, Bedford defeated Hudson, 33-5. On offense, Julian Bell led with seven points while Marie Hamill and Kayla Ware each had six, and Fiona Gillis scored five. Sydney Suozzo and Julia Giroux did a great job breaking the Hudson press in the final minutes of the game.

Third-grade girls

The girls beat Dracut 16-12 in overtime and were led by Sydney Grogan with 10 points. Olivia King and Tally Coulter also scored while Ally Garron, Zoe Santos and Ava Plage controlled the boards. Anna Stavropoulos, Sydney Buffett, Elsie Munsterteiger and Katie Murray led the defense.

Third-grade boys

Bedford beat the Hudson fourth-grade travel team 26-19. The Bedford team scrapped its way to the first victory of the year in the Manchester Suburban League. Bedford was led by Sean Toscano (19 points),Cal McAuliffe (six rebounds) and Connor Guibord (three points and eight rebounds).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Third-grade

All Stone Masonry’s late run came up short in a 16-9 loss to Bedford Self Storage. All Stone Masonry was led by Grayson Grenier with nine points and terrific defense by Ben Meisner.

Bedford Self Storage was led by Ethan Flanagan who scored eight points while their defensive effort was led by Noah Riley and Calvin Monfried with help from Peter Meconi and Dylan Fanburg who held All Stone scoreless through the first half.

Riddlebrook Custodians lost a hard fought game to Calvary Fellowship 20-3. Gabe Tomkinson and Dominic DeBlasi both scored baskets for the Riddlebrook Custodians while Caleb Lemoine played aggressive shutdown defense in both halves. Henry Mahan of Calgary Fellowship led all players in scoring with 12 points. Calgary’s Caden Brown pitched in four points while Kieran Rice and Connor Ware each had two points. The Calgary defense was led by Caden Brown with four steals.

Yankee Toy Box edged out Mainsail Yacht Charters by a score of 19-18 with a last-second free throw. Mainsail’s offense was led by Tyler Doldo led Mainsail’s potent offense while Luke Karr played standout defense. The offense for Yankee Toy Box was led by Deacon Woodgate.

Fourth-grade

A hard-fought game that went down to the wire saw Eaton Berube Insurance top Bedford Friends of Recreation 12-10. Late free throws by Armond Rouleau as well as relentless defense by Jack Hincks and Tyler Merkle held seal the victory for Eaton Berube Insurance. Leading the attack for Bedford Friends of Recreation was Finn O’Neil and Graham Fredrick.

State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency dominated the final five minutes to beat Hannaford 28-16. Hannaford saw much improved rebounding, with Phil Tuscano and Ryan Labrie both pulling down numerous boards. Ori Shpringer lead the scoring for State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency with 12 points whil Noah Goldman anchored the defense.

Peter Woodbury Custodians squeeked out a win against Granite State Orthopaedics 21-19. Presley Trento hit a baseline shot and one foul shot and a total of 10 points to secure the win, while Colin Chandonnet and Thomas Lutz also contributed. For Granite State Orthopaedics, Nick Richard made some clutch shots and Kiefer Harding played great defense.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Bedford Friends of Recreation tallied its first victory of the season over Flooring Associates, 20-10, on a 10-point effort from Kyle Lavigne. Alex Zwickau added six, while Spencer Hewett and Jack Buffett each added two for BFOR.

Hearthside Realty won a hard-fought battle against the Mavericks 23-16. Steller rebounding and defense was the key to the victory. Multiple rebounds by Pete Hamill and Matthew Schwartz. Patrick McDonald dropped in some buckets as well. Mavericks Ben Gettings and Dennis Sarajilic showed great hustle while Vini Barbuto and Jack Colontoni moved the ball well.

Pizza Mia kicked off the new year with a dramatic come from behind 27-26 win over Constant Concepts with Jared Neikem (11 points) hitting the winning bucket in the final minute. Robert Monaco contributed key scoring (six points) for Pizza Mia and Andrew Availione and David Blake provided strong second half defense and rebounding for the winning team. Leading the offensive assault for Constant Concepts was Danny Gagne and Matt Bouthot, both hitting great shots in and out of the paint.

Capital Kitchens beat Verizon wireless 37-10 behind leading scorers Bohdan Higley, Nick Asadourian, Max lubelczyk and Vincent Capodilupo. The team played great defense and made lots of passes.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

Gould & Gould Law beat Bedford Men’s Club 41-40 in tight game with multiple lead changes. Matt Gilligan led scoring with strong showing from Taylor Spencer and Erik Abdelsayed. Kyle Demeritt was an aggressive defender and playmaker all day for BMC while Jack O’Donnell and Chris McSherry provided the offensive punch and great interior defense.

James Nash, Jon Violette and Owen Brown led Cowette Plumbing & Heating to a 31-30 win over Actionphotos.com. Nick Buzelli and Patrick Munley were solid on defense. Aidan Kenny (seven points) and Thatcher Albiston (two points) led the Actionphotos offense while Ashton Bard anchored the defense.

Manchester Harley Davidson topped Relay Sports 41-22 behind its two shooting guards Demetri Anagnost and Gordon Riccard. Providing a stellar defensive effort were Brandon Mihal, Lucas Codair and Allen Gawlowicz. For Replay Sports, Jack Looney had a nice basket from the corner and Mike Mullen hit two 3-pointers.

New Hampshire Print and Mail defeated the Ross A Lurgio Custodians by a score of 30-26. Scoring was led by Jake Boyarsky with 11 points and Max Boyarsky with 10 points. Justin Laliberte put in a good defensive effort for NHPM. Daniel Ondzes and Clarence Heng made some great shots for Lurgio while Andrew Twite and Chris Jung played solid defense.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Third- and fourth-grade

Cohen Investments won its second game of the season by defeating Bedford Friend of Recreation 16-0. Cohen Investments was led by Delaney Martel with six points, also contributing in the scoring effort was Sklyler DePetrillo, Delaney Goterch and Samantha Avampato. BFOR, which was short twoplayers, displayed great team hustle and kept the defensive pressure on throughout the game.

Crazy Monkeys beat Small Green Computer 12-4 with amazing defense from Madison Papik and Joelle Wilensky. Leading scorers on Crazy Monkeys were Elise Piotrowski and Caitlyn Lemay. Claire Kraemer and Julia Asadourian scored for Small Green Computer with the entire team playing a strong second half on both sides of the court.

SnapDragon Associates and Lui Lui Restaurant played a hard-fought game to a 12-12 tie. Lindsay Mello, Richa Thapa, and Emily Walsworth scored for Lui Lui Restaurant. There was balanced scoring for SnapDragon Associates with Grace Chopra, Abby Forrester, Kira Abdelsayed, and Sophia LeGoullon all putting up points. Both teams, led by Eliza Lemont and Olivia Cline for Lui Lui, and Lily Mooney, Julia Gordon, and Ruby Dainesi for SnapDragon played tremendous defense during a scoreless overtime.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

Aggressive team defense led the Bedford Men’s Club to a 17-5 win over a feisty Crazy Monkeys squad. Brooke Letzelter, Emma Hamlin, and Rachael Noble provided the offense for BMC. Alexandra Doldo and Cat Ahnen were a spark on defense for the Crazy Monkeys in a terrific effort from both teams.

Creative Nail Design fell to the Mavericks, 12-11, in a tight game throughout. Creative Nails held the lead for much of the game, but fell in the waning minutes. Mary Provost led CND with four points, followed by Meghan Lang with three. Hannah Collins and Olivia Arangio played aggressive defense to keep the Mavs at bay for most of the game. The Mavericks had a total group effort with six different girls scoring the six baskets. Grace Jamen played well on both ends of the court in the swingman position while Liz Silha was a playmaker all day. Caroline Rankins scored the winning basket in the final minute for the Mavericks to ice it.

Team Generations OB/GYN finally hit their stride with their first win of the season, 18-2 over Robert Starace Homes. Defense was the key to the game with a whole team effort. Laura Callahan found her scoring touch and Maggie Thompson frustrated the opposition with her tenacious defense for Generations. Emma Chisholm and Kennedy Healy played tough defense for Robert Starace Homes.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center pulled away from New Hampshire Motor Speedway taking the win 23-9. NHOC was paced on offense by Corey Labelle and Molly Kraus while Jessica Obrien and Colleen Bowen led the defensive charge. NHMS had strong all around games from Grace Rooney, Erica Barley and Anna Roper, who sank a late three pointer to keep the game close.

Precision Letter Corporation stymied Davidson and Weidacher KW Realty’s offense, which led to a 15-6 win. The PLC offensive attack was led by Erin Beaudoin and Molly Elrick and the defensive effort was outstanding. Skylar Ware and Kara Christensen played strong defense in defeat and kept the game close for KW.