Bedford Sports Talk

BOYS BASKETBALL

Third-grade

Bedford Self Storage beat Calvary Fellowship by a score of 6-1 in an aggressive, hard-fought defensive battle to clinch the third-grade championship. Both teams made it very difficult for the other team to score but in the end, Bedford Self Storage prevailed. The coaches on both sides would like to thank the boys on both sides for a great final game and a fantastic season; for the runner up Calvary Fellowship team, these include Ethan Caldwell, Caden Brown, Henry Mahan, Joel Poltronieri, Liam MacDonald. Connor Ware, Samuel O’Leary, Kieran Rice, and Drake Sutton. Bedford Self Storage worked hard as a team to score the six points, and defend the ball, which lead them to their victory. Team members are Noah Riley, Ace Chancey, Cole Diehl, Gabe Flores, Pranav Rohit, Peter Meconi, Calvin Monfried, Ethan Flanagan and Dylan Fanburg.

Fourth-grade

Peter Woodbury Custodians won the fourth-grade championship over State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency by a score of 14-10.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

In the first semifinal game, Active Body Studio was able to overcome a halftime deficit and beat Capital Kitchen and Bath 20-17. Active Body and Studio played great defense and moved the ball well offensively. Leading scorer for Capital Kitchen and Bath was Vincent Capodilupo with 10 points.

In the second semifinal game, Keller Williams won 16-18. Derek Moscillo was on fire with 14 points. Jackson Wiley, Colby Davis, Colby Martel and Charlie Kneissl-Williams assisted in making an offensive stance. Drake Tomkins set many picks to make amazing plays. Michael Nash was ferocious with defense on point while Liam O’Brien, Andrew Raust and Jake Reichenthal we aggressive on defense.

Active Body Studio defeated Keller Williams 28-19 to capture the championship. It was a battle of two strong defensive teams. Active Body Studio was led by Tommy Saltzman’s 11 points. Speedy Emet Baker took a number of steals and turned them into easy baskets. He finished with eight points. Derek Moscillo played well for Keller Williams.

Seventh- and eighth-grade

In Saturday’s first semifinal game Schwan’s Home Service beat the Lurgio Custodians 28-15. Jacob Toon led the team with 11 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Noah Hughes had six points and eight rebounds while Alex Woo had two points and eight rebounds. Scoring was rounded out by Evan MacDonald with three points while Connor McCullough, Jacob Campbell and Ben Lacombe had twopoints each. The Custodians showed good hustle and had nice offensive performances by Mason Adams, Drew Twite and Chris Jung.

In the second semifinal NH Print & Mail won against Manchester Harley Davidson 38-35 in overtime. Game was even through regulation with both teams playing strong defensively. Jake Boyarsky led scoring for NHPM with 22 points. Max Boyarsky knocked down sevenpoints. Truman Larson and Stanley Chisholm led the defensive effort.

In the championship game NH Print & Mail defeated Schwan’s Home Service in a closely contested game 34-32. It came down to the wire with Max Boyarsky sinking a basket with five seconds left to seal the win. Oscar Munoz played very well on both sides of the ball scoring six points. Danny Boyarsky and Owen Morgan play we’ll defensively for NHPM. Noah Hughes and Jacob Toon had 10 points each for Schwan’s while Ben Lacombe had eight points, Connor McCullough and Alex Woo had two points each. Noah had nine rebounds, Alex Woo had seven, Ben had five and Jacob had two. Evan MacDonald had three steals and Aiden Livingston had one.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Third- and fourth-grade

In a hard fought battle between the No. 1 and 2 seeds in the division, SnapDragon Associates upset a very strong Cohen Investments team 8-1 in the girls championship game. SnapDragon played a swarming defense lead by Thea Sarajlic and Lilly Mooney.

Outstanding ball handling and passing was displayed by Kira Abdelsayed and Julia Gordon, and there was incredible hustle and rebounding by Sophia LeGoullon and Ruby Dainesi. On the offensive end, Elizabeth Chopra had a fantastic shooting performance by scoring a game-high five points in the second half. Grace Chopra broke the ice in the first half when she drained a foul shot after a scoreless first eight minutes and Abby Forrester rounded out the scoring in the first half when she hit a key basket after making a great move off an inbounds pass.

Cohen Investments played a fantastic defensive game, showing why they were the top team in division during the regular season. It had multiple shots but were unable to convert them into points and the entire team played their hearts out until the end. Delaney Martel scored the only point for Cohen by sinking a foul shot. After losing their very first game by 20 points, they only lost one game after that the entire season finishing the regular season in first place. Each and everyone of the girls showed significant improvement throughout the entire season and played well as a team.

Fifth- and sixth-grade

In a very intense championship game, the Bedford Men’s Club held on for an 8-6 win over Creative Nail Design. Defense was the name of the game for both teams. BMC earned the win by staying true to its season by playing superb team defense and giving max effort hitting the floor for loose balls and slowing their opponents offense. Rachael Noble, Paige Letzelter, Jamie Karr, and Emma Hamiln led the way on defense. While Nitya Updrasta (two points), Brooke Letzelter (two points) and Ava Gaudette (four points) provided the scoring for BMC. All of CND’s crew played a major role in holding BMC to only eight points as well.

Sixth- and seventh-grade

An extremely competitive season culminated in a tightly contested championship match. In a defensive battle NH Orthopaedic Center bested Precision Letter Corp. 19-11.

In a true team win, each NH Orthopaedic Center player made a contribution, including Jen Appleby, Shannon Bolser, Colleen Bowen, Erica Gettings, Emma Kneissil-Williams, Molly Kraus, Jess O’Brien and Corrie LaBelle. Precision Letter Corporation saw a strong effort from Erin Beaudin, Hope Lang, Molly Elrick and Megan Souter.

TRAVEL
BASKETBALL

Third-grade girls

The Bedford girls reached the semifinals of the third/fourth grade division before losing a hard-fought game to Windham. Sydney Grogan, Ally Garron and Anna Stavropoulos led the team in scoring while Olivia King, Ava Plage, Sydney Buffet, Elsie Munsterteiger, Katie Murray and Zoe Santos led the tenacious defense.

Fourth-grade girls

The Bedford girls edged out Derry 14-13 in a defensive battle to capture the division title. The teams had met twice earlier in the season, each handing the other their only loss during regular season play. Both teams fought hard and played well to the very end of an exciting playoff game.