Sports Talk Bedford Journal

Nutter named All-Region

NORMAN, Okla. – Senior Jake Nutter, a Bedford graduate, and freshman Gavin Dugas of the Southern New Hampshire University men’s golf team were named to the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) PING East All-Region Team it was announced Monday afternoon.

Nutter and Dugas both finished tied for 10th with a 224 at the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Regional earlier this month. Those performances helped the Penmen place second overall out of 20 teams and advanced them to the NCAA National Championship for the first time in school history.

Nutter placed in the top 10 in all 10 events this season, in addition to registering six top-five performances and winning a pair of tournaments. Nutter captured the Barton Intercollegiate, helping the Penmen finish first as a team, while also coming away victorious at Saint Rose Fall Shootout as the Penmen placed second. Nutter’s ninth-place showing at the Northeast-10 Championship garnered him an All-Conference Second Team nod, while his performance in the playoff gave the Penmen their third NE-10 title and first since 2002.

Krzyston receives honor at RIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Jakob Krzyston of the RIT men’s lacrosse team was selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District Men’s At-Large All-District III team.

Krzyston, a close defenseman for the second-ranked Tigers, has played in all 19 games in 2016, helping the team hold opponents to 7.74 goals per game.

A 2016 first team All-Liberty League selection, Krzyston has 37 ground balls and caused 23 turnovers this season. In the classroom, Krzyston holds a 3.64 grade point average in biomedical engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering. He is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection, and was named to the RIT’s President List on two occasions. Krzyston, a biomedical engineering major, has a paper to be published by Ball State University on In Vitro Low Level Light Therapy, and will be working for NASA this summer.

He is part of senior class that has a 78-6 record.

Grimes earns year-end award

TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League announced its year-end award winners in men’s tennis and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete James Grimes of Bedford was among the honorees.

All-League First Team in singles and doubles, Grimes, a junior, played No. 1 in both prior to suffering a season-ending injury in March. In 18 singles matches, he was 9-9 overall and 5-5 in dual matches. The Liberty League Singles Performer of the Week twice, he was 1-1 in conference matches.

This is the third straight year Grimes has been recognized by the league. He was a First Team singles selection as a sophomore and Second Team in both singles and doubles as a freshman when he was also the co-Rookie of the Year. In doubles, Grimes and Uyeno were ranked 12th in Division III for much of the season. They played 20 matches together, posting a 12-8 mark with an 8-2 record in tournament play.

Bedford U13B girls collect win

Once again, Elsie Munsterteiger and Abie Weidner made multiple saves each and a consistent defense led by Sabrina Tipping and Bella Raduazzo provided a solid start for the Bedford U13B girls in their victory over Windham.

Regan O’Brien paced the team in scoring with two goals and two assists along with two goals apiece from Skylar Cohen, Lauren Thomas and Sydney Grogan. Eli Enners and Jill Seichter each added one.

Lena Raduazzo, Kendal Joyce and Ava Plage gave the team valuable possessions with ground balls and Brie Contour and Julia Gordon moved the ball in transition.

Bedford U15B girls edged, 7-6

The Bedford Girls U15B team put in a great effort recently versus Nashua, but fell just one goal short. Final score was 7-6.

Nashua started the scoring, but Bedford responded quickly with a goal by Julian Bell. Bell would go on to complete a hat trick for the day. The offense, including Kendall Cassidy, Chelsea Gerard, Abby Forrester, Ashley Bobotas and Lauren Christophter, continued to work the ball around until the time was right to allow Teagan McInnis to drive into the 8 meter to score on a bounce shot. Isabelle McStowe, who had a great all around day as middie, also posted a goal.

There were many great plays in transition by Casey Benson, Maggie Thompson, McKenzie Muir, Kaitlyn Belz and Jordan Howe.

The Bedford defense, including Maggie Thompson, Lindsay Mello, Ashley Christerson, Emma Watson, Jordan Howe and McKenzie Muir stood strong into the second half with several great turnovers to regain possession.

The play of the day came late in the second half with a beauty of a pass in front of the goal from Teagan McInnis to Alex Doldo, who quick sticked it into the back of the net for Bedford’s final goal.

Both Bedford goalies, Kevy Knottner and Liz Zimmerman, held up under the Nashua pressure and each posted several saves.

Junior Bulldogs registration

The Bedford Junior Bulldogs Youth Football organization is accepting registrations for the 2016 fall season. The Bedford Jr. Bulldogs Pop Warner Youth Football Program (ages 5-12) is the only age and weight restricted football program in the town of Bedford. Kids compete with kids of similar age and size. The focus is on safety and providing a positive learning experience. All coaches, team moms, the football coordinator and president are USA Heads Up certified.

The Bulldogs Jr. High program (grades 6-8) participates in the NE Junior High Football League. Players will have an opportunity to play on the JV and/or Varsity team with unlimited weight levels, preparing them for the high school level.

Kids in the Pop Warner Spirit Program (ages 5-15) have an opportunity to perform in an organized, supervised & safety-oriented environment, creating a fun atmosphere while encouraging the development of all participants in an effort to keep pace with the many new changes in the cheer and dance industry.

This year, the Bulldogs are offering a Challenger Cheer Program (ages 5-15) to Bedford and surrounding towns for children who are currently enrolled in school with physical or intellectual disabilities. While emphasizing participation and teamwork through practice and competitions, our goal is to build self esteem and have fun. For more information and to register, see www.juniorbulldogs.org and www.juniorbulldogs-jhl.org.