Bedford Sports Talk

LACROSSE

Cannons taking
registrations

Registration is now open for the Bedford Cannons 2015 season. All town, rec and travel players for boys and girls ages 7-14 are welcome. Cannons indoor skill sessions are underway on Tuesday evenings. BYLA is also returning its Little Laxer program for kids 4-6 years old. In order to register, go to bedfordcannons.org, go to the registration tab on the top of the page and follow through the process. Contact Bedford Youth Lacrosse through the website or at spblax33@comcast.net with any questions.

JAGUARS

Registration open

The Bedford Jaguars Football and Spirit program is now accepting registrations for the 2015 season. The first registration night will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Feb. 17 at McKelvie Intermediate School. Athletes should bring a copy of their birth certificate, and a signed copy of the Bedford Youth Football Association Code of Conduct. Registration forms and conduct forms are available at www.bedfordjaguars.org. A second registration night will be held in March.

BASEBALL

Babe Ruth registration

Bedford Babe Ruth League registration is now open at www.bedfordbaberuth.com.

There are youth baseball leagues for the following age groups: Babe Ruth League 13-15; Pony League 16-18 Palomino Division; Pony League 19-22 Thorobred Division. The league is also looking for board members, coaches and sponsors. Go to www.bedfordbaberuth.com or call Dave Costa at 494-3844 with any questions.

JR. BULLDOGS

Football, cheer
registration

The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Youth Pop Warner Football and Cheer Program will hold a registration and kickoff event from 6-8 p.m. on March 9 in the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School cafeteria.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Grade three

Manchester Eye Associated defeated Dovetail Dental 22-16. Sam Dodge and Alex Gamache lead all scores, with Austin Kasyjanski dominating the offensive boards. Jack Hinton anchored the defense.

Puritan Backroom defeated Homeseer Technology. Evan Dunker (10 points) led the Puritan with Charlie Zink (six points) as the team’s leading scorers. Cooper Cheifetz, Joe Blaine and Niko Baldian also chipped in scores. Carter Crowley was Gary Payton like on defense.

Grade four

The Associated Drywall Mudmen got a win against a tough Bedford Athletic Club 13-11. The Mudmen’s Cal McAuliffe scored six points while Nathanial Harding and Andrew Peicker both had key rebounds. Tyler Doldo also played well at point guard.

Spectrum Marketing beat Yankee Toy Box, 11-6. Spectrum’s Jack Watson scored two key baskets late in the first half to keep Spectrum in the game. In the second half, Varun Bansal was a beast, sparking Spectrum’s comeback. Ethan Caldwell sunk two big buckets to put Spectrum in the lead. Shriram Chander, Sam O’Leary, Ryan Sullivan and Danny Caldwell played shut down defense. Gabe Flores scored all the points for Yankee in the loss. Dylan Lafferty, Micah Baker and JP Frongillo all played well defensively.

Bedford Martial Arts Academy lost to Ulster Property Services, 26-14. Caden Brown lead the scoring for BMA with 10 points. Gabe Tomkinson and Caleb Anderson each scored key baskets, but it wasn’t enough. Zack Nguyen and Jack Kneissl-Williams played superb defense all game.

Grade five/six

Screaming Monkeys defeated Camp Systems by a score of 49-22. All nine players on the Screaming Monkeys got in on the scoring action. The game was highlighted by great team defense lead by Mike Pratte and Sam Izsak.

Kazan, Shaughnessy & McDonald beat Bedford Athletic Club 50-12. Ryan Etzo scored 10 points and grabbed some nice rebounds. Dylan McLeod played lockdown defense and scored some timely buckets. Wyatt Thompson led BAC with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Bedford Mens Club fell to State Farm Insurance 36-19. BMC kept State Farm to nine points in the second half with excellent defense and outstanding rebounding by Colby Davis and Jack Carroll and Adam Carroll. Kasey Mahoney lead all scores for BMC with six and Colin Chamndonnet chipped in one.

Verizon Wireless Arena defeated Bedford Friends of Rec 36-12. Points from every player as well as key defensive stops by Cameron Climer and Hunter Ducharme helped to seal the win.

GovConnection beat Flooring Associates 24-19. George Danes scored nine points to lead GovConnection. Matt Peicker and Tyler Merkle also made two key baskets.

Grade seven/eight

The Raptors hung on to beat Bedford Bulletin, 32-29. Jackson Dickson played well defensively and the winners got key defensive plays by Austin Edwards, and offensive production by Patrick Munley, Aidan Livingston and Max Lubelczyk. Bedford Bulletin was down by 11 points at the half but took the lead with two minutes left in the game. Trevor Anibal dazzled everybody with some great moves to the hoop while Isaih Baker, Ethan St. Hilaire and Matt Kafejelis turned up the heat on the defense. Billy Morin, Chris Gately and Andrew Cooper kept the intensity level high.

The EMCAS team defeated Next Step 28-25. Patrick Quinn, Paul Connolly, and Jack Chisholm played well defensively for the winners while Ben Ling and Justin Laliberte did a superb job running the offense. Jack Grogan, Patrick Quinn and Praveen Ramatchandiran led the scoring. Cade Nash and Bryon Peters provided most of the offense for Next Step.

Bedford Journal pulled away from Active Body Studio in the last two minutes to win 34-21. Clarence Heng led the Journal with 10 points while Brandon Mihal and Liam O’Brien anchored the defense and pulled down key rebounds.

Manchester Harley Davidson tied against Rock Hard Training. Harley Davidson’s scoring was lead by Nick Landman. Great passing by Giovanni Senat also contributed to the offense. The defense was lead by Jackson Wiley who was hustling all game.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Grade three/four

Bedford Athletic Club defeated Cohen Investment Management 18-4 with a very strong defensive effort.
Evelyn Nadeau provided strong minutes in the point guard position. Victoria Manniello provided defensive depth in the post. Ava Dubois led BAC in scoring with eight points supported by Regan O’Brien’s four points each. Cohen Investment received scoring from Kristen Caldwell and Amber Ducharme each with two points. Mia Tynan had a great game passing the ball with Kaylie Tennant and Sophia Vranich leading the team defensively.

Mega-X defeated Seaboard International Forest Products 12-4. Mega-X had a well balanced offense led by Kira Abdelsayed’s four points and two points each from Julia Asadourian, Gabby Elchalfoun, Kayla Gibson and Clare Montagano. Sharon Boucher, Isabella and Mishalena Raduazo played well defensively. Kendal Joyce and Thea Sarajlic scored two points each for Seaboard. Elena Doughty had a great game passing. Ryan Burke and Emily Lyon had fine defensive coverage. Susan Munley was the leading rebounder for Seaboard while Grace Krueger led the team in steals.

Wicked Good Butchah defeated NAMTEK Corp. 4-2. Wicked Good Butchah was led by Alayna Zebra with four points. Nice offensive play by Dakoda Correia, Madison Merkle kept the ball moving as well as fine defensively coverage by MacKenzie Smith, Jessica Mannella and Kelseigh O’Neil. Savannah Davis also had several key rebounds. Teagan Steele had the lone NAMTEK Corp basket.

Grade five/six

KUMON defeated Bedford Men’s Club 12-7. Claire Kraemer ran the offense well and provided points. Deeya Narang provided much needed defense and rebounding. For Bedford Men’s Club, Marabella Elchalfoun and Farrah Khalafi were aggressive on defense. Anna Caldwell and Kylie Woloski played well defensively.

Nail Indulgence pulled it together for 16-7 win over Small Green Computers. Nail Indulgence played outstanding team defense, led by Elizabeth Chopra. On offense, Samara Vu scored eight points, followed by hot shooting Erin McCarthy and Brooke Letzelter who had four points each. Small Green Computer got four points from Alex Doldo. Izzy Spain and Tori Slagle led an aggressive defense.

Grade seven/eight

The Mavericks got a 22-16 victory over Davidson & Weidacher KW Realty. Katherine Sasso had her best game of the season scoring six points with double digit steals for the Mavs. Kate Hirnak played a similar game with aggressive defense while chipping in four. Finally, Kallie Polgrean controlled the boards and kept plays alive for the Mavericks as well. DWKW Realty was led by Skylar Ware with eight points, while Sammy Mullen had four points and Grace Silha had two points.

The SnapDragons defeated NH Orthopaedic Center 19-14. Paige Letzelter and Lauren Zebra played tenacious defense and kept the Orthopaedic offense in traction all game long. Kayleigh Singleton and Meghan Lang both swished three pointers to put the game out of reach.

TRAVEL
BASKETBALL

Grade five/six girls

Bedford got back on the winning track with a 34-5 victory over New Boston on Saturday. Team defense was outstanding, with Grace Chopra and Nitya Upadrasta leading the way with numerous steels and generally disrupting the flow of the New Boston offense.

On the offensive end, the team did a great job of moving the ball around, executing their plays, and creating and making open shots. Marie Hamill had another solid game to lead the team in scoring with eight points and several excellent assists, followed by hot shooting Paige Adams and Skyler DePetrillo with six points each. Caity Lemay and Laura Callahan also contributed with four points on some great shots.

Grade three girls

The Bedford girls came out victorious Wednesday against Brookline 21-19.

Meg Muir, Taylor Guibord and Rebecca Mello all chipped in two points while Sophia Lagoullon and Kaelyn O’Neill had four points each and Lana McCarthy added seven. The ball handling skills of Sophia Douglas and the defensive tenacity of Kate Mikol and Kamryn Schmitt secured the victory. for the girls.