Bedford Sports Talk

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bedford Grade 3/4

NAMTEK Corp. defeated Seaboard International Forest Products 14-1.NAMTEK was led offensively by Anna Putney and Nellie Munsterteiger with Devlyn McDonald, RaniPaltrow-McCole and Ava Vickstrom playing great defense. Susan Munley scored the lone Seaboard point while Grace Krueger, Kendall Joyce and Emily Lyon played great Defense

Bedford Athletic Club defeated MEGA-X 8-4. BAC edged their opponents in a closely contested contest. A team highlight was the first time trying a zone defense! Anna Wolf had four points and several rebounds. Evelyn Rubin showed versatility in several positions, holding her own as both guard and forward. MEGA-X was led defensively by Clare Montagano, Gabriella Elchalfoun, Sharon Boucher, and Kayla Gibson. MEGA-X had it chances with great shooting by Isabella Raduazo, Mishalena Raduazo, Kira Abdelsayed and Julia Asadourian. Overall, they played great team basketball and are improving.

Cohen Investment Advisors earned thier first win of the season 10-2 over Wicked Good Butchah. Cohen was lead by the scoring of Skylar Cohen and Amber Duchame, the passing of Ryan Leshner and Mia Tynan and the defense of Kristen Caldwell, Kaylie Tennant and Sophia Vranich. Wicked good butchah was led offensively by Alayna Zebra. MacKenzie Smith, Dakoda Correia and Jessica Mannela played great defense having multiple steals and several rebounds.

Bedford Grade 5/6

The Bedford Men’s Club team came out on top with a winning score of 15-10. These players worked really hard as a team on and off the court. They all did a much better job passing the ball and helping each other get out of the pocket. There were many steals made by Jamie Karr, Kylie Woloski, and Nicole Spencer. Anna Caldwell fought hard to get some points on the board while Emma Fournier and Erica Veiga jumped for the rebounds. Izzy McGinty and Marabella Elchalfoun helped out their teammates by guarding their man and not letting them get the ball. All the girls were aggressive and confident. Hannah Collins served up foru points with a smile and Emma Hamlin returned from her national cheer competition to contribute four points and strong guard play.

Nail Indulgence continued its winning ways 21-6 against Small Green Computer. Once again Christina Braga lead the way for Nail Indulgence with eight points, followed by Samara Vu with her six points. Great defense was played by the entire team, with a standout performance by Faith Laliberte, who was excellent at helping her teammates after picks set by the tough and determined girls of Small Green Computer. Small Green Computer lost to a heavily loaded Nail Indulgence team 21-6. The loss dropped Small Green Computer to 2-1 on the season. The team, lead by Joelle Wilensky and Tori Slagle hustled and played aggressive defense but they just didn’t have an answer for Nail Indulgence’s experience.

Bedford Grade 7/8

In their most complete effort of the season the Mavericks overpowered Davidson &Weidacher KE Realty, 36-8. Though this was a complete team effort with scoring and defense from every girl on the team, Grace Jamen led all scorers with 10 points. Michelle Mcaree was a defensive wall while chipping in six points and Sydney Lynch put in great work all over the floor.

The SnapDragon’s defeated NH Orthopaedic Center 16-12 and enter the holiday break with a two game win streak. The girls flawlessly executed their new and improved zone defense, Morgan Koellmer and Lexi Belanger controlled the boards and Paige Letzelter had a key steal to seal the game.

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Bedford girls Grade 8

The Bedford eighth-grade girls swept their weekend games by defeating Londonderry, 50-41, and Hudson, 41-24. In the Londonderry game, the girls were led by Lizzy Stevenson’s 18 points and Courtney Krause’s 14 points. Callie Delisle shook off a first half injury to add seven points and floor leadership in the second half. Against Hudson, every Bedford player scored led by Sophia King’s eight points. Kendi Barnard chipped in seven while Emily Adams and Sarah Cote added four each.

Bedford girls Grade 7

The girls went 2-0 this weekend against league competition. The easily handled Hampstead 34-18 on Saturday led by the scoring of Amanda Jonas and the rebounding of Zoe Michaud. The next day a short squad of six girls upset the favored Hooksett eighth grade team 33-30. Torrance Ayotte lit up the court with seven points and a myriad of assists, steals and rebounds to lead the team. Ella Natale had four points, Emma Rosenbaum had seven points, while Ava Gaudette led the defensive effort.

Bedford girls Grade 5/6

Tough 27-20 loss for the girls against Auburn. It was great effort by the girls battling back after a 14-6 half time deficit. Excellent pressure on defense by Marie Hamill and the rest of team, and some timely jump shots by Nitya Upadrastra and Grace Chopra allowed the girls to get to one point down in the fourth quarter. It was back and forth right to the end, when we were knocked out by a 3-pointer and a couple of layups in the last four minutes of the game.

Another hard fought game and tough loss 23-18 for the girls against Hudson. After building early 12-7 first-quarter and 15-11 halftime leads due to some fantastic shooting by Mary-Elizabeth Provost (nine points), the team went ice cold in the second half. Strong team defense lead by Caitlyn Lemay and Delaney Martel kept the them in the game, down 19-18 at the end of the third quarter. But, the lack of shots dropping in the fourth quarter was the difference. Mary-Elizabeth Provost lead the team with nine points, followed by Paige Adams with five.

Bedford girls Grade 5

The Bedford fifth-grade girls improved their record to 3-0 with two wins on the road this week.

In Londonderry, Caleigh O’Connell spearheaded the offensive attack with 10 points, and led the defense with seven steals. Julian Bell, Sahia Mumpini, and Kayla Ware added the tenacious defense with six steals each. Fiona Gillis controlled the boards with 12 rebounds to help seal the 24-19 victory. In a 23-13 win over Hudson, Catherine Penick grabbed nine rebounds and chipped in six points. Sydney Suozzo added four, and she and Julian Bell did a great job penetrating Hudson’s defense to spark the offense.

Bedford girls Grade 4

The Bedford fourth-grade girls beat Brookline 27-0. Tally Coulter, Olivia King, Sydney Grogan, Samantha Avampato, Anna Stavropoulos and Ava Plage all scored while Zoe Santos, Katie Murray, Ally Garron, Elise Piotrowski and Sydney Buffett led the shut down defense.

Bedford girls Grade 3

Bedford had a tough loss in Auburn. The final score was 28-23. Kaelyn O’Neill bolstered the effort with her tenacious defense, Sophia Lagoullon contributed six points and Lana McCarthy chipped in 15.

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Bedford Grade 3

Dovetail Dental defeated Bedford Self Storage 19-15 behind the scoring of Jake Oster (nine points) and Jacob Redman (six points) while the tremendous hustle of Cameron Westcott and Charlie Cariello anchored the defense. The offense for Bedford Self Storage was lead by Alex Gamache (10 points), with multiple assists coming from Sam Dodge and Brody Woloski. Jack Hinton, Austin Kasyjanski, and Declan Lacey controlled the boards, while Aidan Sevigny played tough defense throughout the entire game.

A shorthanded HomeSeer squad faced Manchester Eye Associates for their third win of the season. Ethan Chmielecki and Connor Ware lead all scoring, while strong defense from Will O’Leary and Shane Copper held the opposition to four points. Will Helmke added points after several offensive boards. All five players showed great stamina by playing the entire game.

The Puritan boys team was dominating on offense and defense with lead by Joe Blaine who dominated the glass all day long. Charlie Zing and Cooper Chiefetz both hit shots from deep with Sam Boldeia and Niko Bodian contributing as well. Score was 20-10 with the win going to the Puritan.

Bedford Grade 4

Yankee toy box was led behind the scoring of Alex Wafer’s seven points to beat Bedford Athletic Club, 15-9. Other scorers were Gabe Flores, Caleb Lemoine, and Matthew Roberts. Dylan Lafferty played great at both ends of the court with many rebounds. Harrison Schneller, Peter Meconi, Jackson Carr, and JP Frongillo all played great defensively.

Bedford Martial Arts suffered its first defeat of the season to the Associated Drywall Mudmen, 14-9, in a defensive struggle that came down to the last five minutes. Gabe Tomkinson lead BMA with a solid game scoring five points, Jack Kneissl-Williams and Caden Brown each chipped in with scores. Caleb Anderson and Ben Meisner had key rebounds. Associated Drywall’s Cal McAuliffe lead his team in scoring with six points. Also solidly contributing for the Mudmen were Nick Ferrucci on offense, and Andrew Peicker on defense with some key steals. Besides bringing his typical shut-down defensive effort, Ty Letendre also had a key bucket down the stretch to seal the win.

Spectrum Marketing rebounded this week with a big win over a very tough Ulster Property Team, 20-11. Jack Watson and Ethan Caldwell led the high-powered Spectrum offense. Ryan Sullivan and Ethan Healy also made key offensive buckets. Varun Bansal and Shriram Chander were unstoppable, cleaning the both the offensive and defensive glass. Spectrum Marketing is looking forward getting back to work after the holiday break. Ulster property services fought hard in the loss against Spectrum. John Healy, Ace Chancey, and Nick Gibson played well defensively as a team, while AJ Creveling, Kieran Rice and Noah Riley had some great offensive shots.

Grade 5/6

Monster effort rebounding by Evan Dunn with help from Owen Christopher was not enough to put BFOR on top as BMC pulled away 27-11 in what was a close game for much of the duration. Bedford Mens Club pulled away from a two-point halftime lead to win over Bedford Friends of Recreation 27-11. Great defensive turnovers by Toren Coulter and Kasey Mahoney. Six of nine players scoring for BMC, leading scorers Colby Davis with eight and Mathew Coutu with six.

Verizon Wireless Arena narrowly defeated a talented Camp Systems team 28-25 behind the offensive display of Michael McSherry, Jack Buffet, Zack Gamache and Andrew Raust. The game remained tight due to great team defense especially big plays from Raffael Raduazo down the stretch.

State Farm and Flooring Associates had an
exciting back and forth battle ending in a tie. State Farm had great all around games from Dylan Black and Sean Clough while Jason Merk was a force on the boards.

Kazan, Shaughnessy and McDonald defeated Kelly Interior Painting 50-22. Ryan Etzo scored several baskets on strong drives to the hoop. Derek Dong played tenacious defense throughout the game. A balanced attack by Kelly Interior Painting’s Chris Delano, Robert Monaco, and Seamus Balistreri lead the way as the offense improved yet again.

GovConnection defeated Bedford Athletic Club 34-16 behind a tough defensive effort anchored by Joey Cariello and Ty Howard. Matthew Peicker scored 14 to lead GovConnection on the offensive side. Bedford Athletic Club saw good outside shots from Drew Doughty and Patrick Heng, while Kyle Lavigne contributed points down low.

Hannaford suffered a loss to an excellent Screaming Monkeys team by the score of 36-6. Hannaford’s Triple Matts contributed with the offense led by Matt Landry, floor command by Matt Marks and tenacious defense by Matt Vranich.

Grade 7/8

Bedford Friends of Recreation beat Rock Hard Training 22-19 in a closely contested game. Connor Fulton lead team scoring with eight points and played a tough full court defense. Jack Looney had six points and made a key basket that gave his team the lead with less than one minute to go. Ben Lachapelle scored five and Vinny Capodilupo had three points. Zach Letendre and Matt Schwartz set many picks and Will Curran had his fair share of rebounds.

Active Body Studio notched its first win of the season by defeating Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics 35-26. Ryan Fox scored 10 points and Adam Roy chipped in with six points to pace the victors. Charlie Kneissl-Williams was dominant on the boards. Alen Gawlowicz scored 11 points to lead all scorers and pace Next Step. Next Step Bionics made a valiant charge, led by fantastic efforts from Bryon Peters and Allan Gawlowicz, but couldn’t get over the hump.

Bedford Journal sprinted to a 32-12 win over EMC Analytical Services. Aidan Kenny led the Journal with nine points, Jack Holland contributed five points and Nate Jobin pulled down some key rebounds. The EMC team continues to improve each week.

This week the second half defense was excellent. Paul Connolly, Jack Grogan and Jack Chisholm played big underneath blocking shots and pulling down rebounds while Justin Laliberte and Grant Arnold played scrappy defense holding the offense to only eight points in the second half. Patrick Quinn, Ben Ling and Praveen Ramatchandiran provided the scoring.

Bedford Bulletin played a good game against a tough Manchester Harley Davidson. Ethan St. Hilaire and Chris Gately showed great hustle while Trevor Anibal dazzled everyone with great dribbling. Matt Kafejelis, Andrew Cooper and Jake Reichenthal battled MHD’s great offense but Bedford Bulletin fell short 49-29.

The Raptors held off Pizza Mia, 36-30, in a tough battle from start to finish. The Raptors started off fast, opening up a ten point lead and simply held on the rest of the way for their second victory. Jackson Dickson pulled in some vital rebounds, Aidan Livingston put forth an intense defensive effort from start to finish, and Austin Edwards led the Raptors in scoring and steals.