Bedford Sports Talk

HIGH SCHOOL

BG looking for girls hoop coach

Bishop Guertin High School athletic director Pete Paladino announced via email that girls varsity basketball coach Jeremy Faulkner has stepped down. Faulkner coached the Cardinals the last two seasons, Guertin falling this past winter in the Division I quarterfinals in a tight game to Pinkerton Academy.

Faulkner’s departure is simple case of his job with the Town of Hudson taking up more and more time, Paladino said.

“No earth shattering reason,” Paladino said. “Simply some opportunities came u at work and will allow him to advance in his career.

“After weighing his options, he decided to step down.”

Paladino said the school will be accepting applications for the position immediately, with a May 29 deadline. Cover letters, resume and three references can be emailed to Paladino at paladinop@bghs.org or sent to him via the school at 194 Lund Road, Nashua N.H. 03060.

With summer leagues, etc., it’s expected the Cards will name a successor before or just after the school year ends next month.

LACROSSE

Girls U13B

The Bedford girls U13B team lost to Amherst 10-5 in girls lacrosse action. Marie Hamill and Julian Bell lead the scoring with two goals apiece for the Bedford Cannons. Mackenzie Muir, who played defense the first half and offense the second half, had one goal for Bedford. Other Bedford attackers who worked hard to put together the offense was Lindsay Mello, Leigh Rudduck, Alex Doldo, Tori Peterson and Chelsea Girard.

Bedford’s Riley Skinner had many great plays on defense to help thwart Amherst’s offensive attacks. Ashley Christerson, Casey Benson, Elizabeth Zimmerman and Maggie Thompson assisted on defense. Abby Forrester, Isabelle McStowe, Kendall Cassidy, Ashley Bobotas and Julian Bell all worked well on the middie line and had many good transitions to attack.

Elizabeth Zimmerman and Kevy Knoetter were goalies for the Cannons and had three saves each.

BYL scholarships

The Bedford Youth Lacrosse program (Cannons) is now accepting applications for scholarship awards. Candidates should have had some participation in the Bedford Youth Lacrosse program. Go to the website, www.
bedfordcannons.org, to download an application.

JAGUARS

Flag football registration

Bedford Jaguars are holding registration for the 2015 flag football season. Flag football is a non-contact program for children entering kindergarten through second grade in the fall. Jags are part of the New Hampshire American Youth Football program, and play games against other towns in the state. The Jaguars also offer tackle football, cheer and dance teams. Register online at www.nhyfsc.org, or contact president@
bedfordjaguars.org for more information.

SOCCER

Boys U11

The Bedford AC Boys U11 soccer team lost a hard fought 4-2 game in Milford. Playing with only one substitute, the kids played very hard the entire game. Kyle Powers put the Bulldogs ahead 1-0 on a beautiful one touch shot off a Joe Mikol throw in.

After Milford scored the next three goals, Powers found the back of the net again on a cross from Zachary Harrington to cut the lead to 3-2 at the half. Milford scored another goal in the second half to make it a 4-2 final.

Sam O’Leary made some great saves in goal to keep the game close. Avi Goldman, Leo Saldanha, Aidan Graves, Dylan Farnburg, and Will O’Leary helped in the solid effort.

SOFTBALL

Men’s league

The Bedford Men’s Softball League is looking for players over 30 years old. Players must live or work in Bedford. To sign up, go to www.bmsl.net.