Bedford Sports Talk

HIGH SCHOOL

Skiing sweeps

The Bedford High School boys and girls each finished first in a five-team meet Monday at Pat’s Peak. The girls finished first with 388 points, ahead of Nashua North’s 376, while the boys were first with 394 points, with Timberlane second at 373.

Sophia Dobrowski finished first for the Bedford girls, while Tori Pratt (fourth) and Ellen Harnsberger (fifth) were also in the top five. Sierra Soghikian came in sixth, Izzy Wheeler was seventh and Elizabeth Spain was ninth.

For the boys, Tim Weeks, AJ Pratt, Jack Berge and Aidan Wheeler finished first-fourth, respectively. Joe Quintal was sixth while Colin Cashin came in eighth and Bryce Laurendeau finished ninth.

TRAVEL
BASKETBALL

Girls third grade

The third-grade girls came away from the weekend 1-1. After a tough loss to Litchfield (17-14), Meg Muir, Kate Mikol, Rebecca Mello, Taylor Guibord and Kamyrn Schmitt led the way to a 20-4 victory over Chester. Rebecca Mello had four big points and good ball handling by Kamyrn Schmitt, helped cement the win. Throughout both games, Kaelyn O’Neill played her usual tenacious defense and chipped in two baskets, and Lana McCarthy led the scoring with a 22-point weekend.

Girls fourth grade

The Bedford fourth-grade girls beat Windham 17-11 and Derry 15-13. Ally Garron scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the team against Windham while Anna Stavropoulos, Sydney Grogan, Olivia King, Tally Coulter and Ally Garron all scored against Derry.

Girls fifth grade

Great team defense, led by Saphia Mumpini (eight steals on the weekend), propelled Bedford to two more decisive victories last weekend. The girls defeated New Boston 37-5 and Concord 33-11. In New Boston, Kayla Ware scored 12 points and Caleigh O’Connell added eight, while Emma Kasyjanski had 11 rebounds to control the boards for the win. Julian Bell dropped in 11 points, Fiona Gillis chipped in eight and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Catherine Penick pulled down eight rebounds in the Concord game. Girls fifth-sixth grade

Bedford got back on the winning track with a 22-12 win against Litchfield. Paige Adams led the way on offense with six points, followed by Nitya Upadrasta with five and Marie Hamill and Mary Provost with four each. Caity Lemay and Skyler DePetrillo were very effective running the offense and Laura Callahan played outstanding defense.

Bedford added a 28-3 win against Litchfield. Marie Hamill led the scoring with 12 points, followed by Grace Chopra with six. There was very balanced scoring by the rest of the girls as five of them put up two points each. The entire team played great defense, with standout performances by Delaney Martel and Sarah Avampato, who were tenacious at rebounding the ball on defense.

Girls sixth grade

Bedford beat Derry 46-37 and Hampstead 48-23. Katey O’Connell led the team with 16 points against Derry while Carly Rinko and Isabella King scored 10 points each. King led the offense with 20 points against Hampstead while Emma LeGoullon and Emma Chisholm dominated defensively.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grade three

In an offensive shootout Puritan Backroom defeated Bedford Self-Storage 32-26. Puritan Backroom’s scoring attack was led by Evan Dunker’s 12 points and some great assists by Sam Boldeia. Cooper Chiefetz and Charlie Zink along with Carter Crowley all scored in droves as the Puritan put out there highest scoring effort of the year. Bedford Self-Storage’s offense was led by high scorers Sam Dodge (14 points) and Austin Kasyjanski and Alex Gamache. Leading the way in defensive and rebounds were Jack Hinton, Declan Lacey, and Colin Labrie. Brody Woloski and Aidan Sevigny chipped in with two assists each.

In overtime, Dovetail Dental defeated HomeSeer Technologies in a squeaker 24-22. After being down by six at halftime, HomeSeer Technologies was able to force overtime, but Dovetail Dental was able to pull out its second overtime victory of the season. Dovetail was led offensively by Jacob Redman (10 points), Jake Oster (six points) and Charlie Cariello (four points) with Leo Dixon and Brady Champagne each providing a great defensive effort.

Grade four

Ulster Property Services lost to Bedford Athletic Club, 14-6. Ulster had a great offense going with help from Ace Chancey, Jack Wilkens and Cal Monfried. On the defensive side, Ulster fought hard. Kieren Rice, John Healy and Noah Riley kept the pressure on Bedford Athletic Club with key steals and blocked shots.

Spectrum Marketing came back strong from a long break with a tough win over Bedford Martial Arts, 12-8. Sam O’Leary, Shriram Chander and Varun Bansal were monsters on the boards. Jack Watson and Ethan Caldwell led the offense. Ethan Healy, Ryan Sullivan, and Marcus Crift played aggressive defense to complete team effort. Bedford Martial Arts Academy staged a furious second half comeback, but it wasn’t enough as time ran out. BMA’s scoring was led by Aidan Veverka with six points and Caden Brown with two more. Shutdown defense was played the whole game by Zack Nguyen and Jack Ferlan.

Associated Drywall continued to roll by defeating Yankee Toy Box, 16-12, in a hard fought battle. Nathaniel Harding for the Mudmen led all scorers with six points. Cal McAuliffe played great defense while also scoring four points. Tyler Doldo, Ty Letendre and Nolan Arnold chipped in two points each for Associated Concrete. Matt Roberts led Yankee Toy Box with four points. Other scorers were Caleb Lemoine, Dylan Lafferty, Jackson Carr and Micah Baker. Alex Wafer played great on both ends of the court.

Grade five-six

Verizon Wireless Arena defeated Hannaford Supermarkets 26-16 behind solid team defense and offensive efforts from Michael McSherry, Jack Buffet and Andrew Raust.

Bedford Athletic Club held off a strong second half comeback by Kelly Interior Painting to win 37-34. Well set picks allowed Kyle Lavigne and Jake Davidson to get inside for points. Defense was well-supported by Matthew Whiting and Tareq Ziada.

Bedford Mens Club crawled within four points with 10 minutes left but could not catch the offense of Camp Systems in the 23-16 loss. Toren Coulter ripped down eight boards equaling the amount of points for BMC. Big defensive steals by Colby Davis and Michael Remmick kept it close.

Kazan, Shaughnessy, and McDonald
defeated State Farm Insurance-Sandy Ackerson 52-11. Davis Anderson played his usual solid game on both ends of the floor, scoring six points and added several assists. Anthony Zarella and Ryan Etzo combined for 14 points and dominated the boards. Patrick McDonald also picked up 14 points on the way.

A great team defensive output led by Sam Ravenelle and clutch free throw shooting by Devon Wakelin helped put Bedford Friends of Recreation on top 14-9 in a tightly contested match against Flooring Associates.

GovConnection came back to defeat the Screaming Monkeys 28-23. Danny Gagne led the second half comeback, scoring 15 of his 19 points after halftime. Joey Cariello and Spencer Hewett anchored a strong team defensive effort for the winning team. Michael Pratte scored 15 to lead the Screaming Monkeys.

Grade seven-eight

Bedford Bulletin played well against EMC Analytical coming up with the win by playing great defense and moving the ball with laser passes and great dribbling. Andrew Cooper and Jake Reichenthal played great defense. Chris Gately started us off scoring while Trevor Annibal and Ethan St. Hilaire kept it going. Billy Morin posting up under the basket and was unstoppable, while Matt Kafejelis and Isaiah Baker came up big rebounding for Bedford Bulletin.

Active Body Studio defeated Rock Hard Training 42-16 in a battle of personal training facilities. Active Body was led by Adeem Mizra, who scored 12 points and controlled the offense. Ryan Fox contributed with nine points, and Drake Tomkinson chipped in with four points. Rock Hard Training received strong performances from JP Sullivan and Patrick Goterch.

Jack Colantuoni had the hot-hand for Next Step, who was clawing its way back against Pizza Mia after an 11-point halftime deficit.

The Raptors fell to Manchester Harley Davidson, 35-15. The Raptors pulled even at the end of the first half, but MHD ran away with it in the second half. The Raptors struggled offensively, but had some solid work from Jackson Dickson who knocked down a jumper and played solid defense. Max Lubelczyk also contributed with a couple of patient jump shots. Scot Landies was team player throughout, setting screens and helping out on defense. Manchester Harley Davidson’s aggressive defense led by Johnny Redman, and Nick Landman’s added blocked shot added to the great defense.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grade three-four

BAC defeated Wicked Butchah 20-6 to stay undefeated for the season. The team continues to improve at positioning and making high percentage shots. Grace Crowder and Aparna Thandapani both scored their first points of the year led offensively and made key defensive rebounds. Wicked Good Butchah played well. Dakoda Correia led her team with four points and Madison Merkle added two points also. Alayna Zebra, MacKenzie Zebra and Kelseigh O’Neil played great defense against the opponent.

Mega-X Defeated NAMTEK Corp. 8-3 in an exciting back and forth contest. Kira Abdelsayed had a good game with six points and Julia Asadourain had a nice shot for another two points. Gabrielle Elchalfoun had several nice passes with Isabella Raduazo pulling down a few key rebounds. NAMTEK was led in scoring by Anna Putney with three points. Nellie Munsteteiger did a great job at Point Guard and Devlyn McDonald and Teagan grab several rebounds each.

Cohen Investment Management defeated Seaboard International Forest Products 10-8 in overtime. Kristen Caldwell hit the tying shot in regulation and the winning shot in overtime. Anna Smith, Kaylie Tennant and Ryan Leshner were active offensively with timely rebounding and solid passing. Amber Ducharme and Skylar Cohen played great defensively. Kendal Joyce scored four big points for Seaboard with Susan Munley and Thea Sarajlic adding two each. Grace Krueger and Ryan Burke played outstanding defense. Elena Doughty led Seaboard in assists.

Grade five-six

Small Green Computer returned from the holiday break with a solid team effort en route to a 19-0 win over KUMON. Using some wall-like picks from Alex Doldo and Hannah Dambach, Delaney Goterch found her way to the hoop early and often scoring 10 points on the day. Richa Thapa added four points while Liz Silha was perfect from the free throw line. But defense was the name of the game for SGC as every member hustled and played aggressively. Despite the score, KUMON gave impressive effort and showed improvement in their dribbling skills. Isabelle McStowe sparked the team in the second half with several steals and solid guard play. Melissa Major followed a strong night of practice with hustle recovering on defense and scrappy play fighting for loose balls.

Nail Indulgence won 28-6 versus a tough Bedford’s Men’s Club. Megan Thornton and Elizabeth Chopra played tenacious defense in holding back Bedford Men’s Club offense that was led by Anna Caldwell with six points. On the offensive side, Nail Indulgence was led by Samara Vu, who scored 10 points. She was supported by Christina Braga with six points, Juliana Braga and Brooke Letzelter with four points each, and Faith Laliberte and Erin McCarthy with two points each. The Bedford’s Men’s Club played a great game. Ella Gordon, Nicole Spencer and Izzy McGinty fought for the ball on defense and didn’t leave their opponents many options. On offense Kylie Woloski and Anna Caldwell made great improvements on their passing. Emma Fournier and Jamie Karr made some great rebound plays and worked very hard as a team.

Grade seven-eight

In a defensive battle that went down to the last possession, NH Orthopaedic Center outlasted KW Realty 18-17. NH Orthopaedic was led by the hot shooting of Abby Gilligan who had six points, and the great rebounding of Colleen Bowen. KW Realty had an equal scoring attack but was led by Megan Souter and Julie Mariano who both had four points.

The Mavericks clawed their way back to .500 with a 31-10 win over the SnapDragons. Kallie Polgrean and Katherine Sasso led the Mavs with shut down defensive efforts. Eight of ten Mavericks players scored in a balanced offensive attack but Kate Hirnak added great playmaking to her game.