Sports Talk Bedford Journal

Nutter leads SNHU golf team to 16th place at nationals

DENVER, Colo. – Southern New Hampshire Universiy senior and Bedford High School graduate Jake Nutter fired a 3-under 69 on Thursday, May 19, as the SNHU men’s golf team turned in its best round of the tournament, but finished tied for 16th overall to end its time at the NCAA National Championship, hosted by Metro State University of Denver at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club.

The Penmen collectively shot 293 to best their Wednesday score by one stroke and finish with an 884, which matched fellow East Region foe Saint Thomas Aquinas College and was 11 shots better than Northeast-10 conference member Le Moyne College.

SNHU completed its three rounds 18 strokes back of the eighth-place cut line, while Saint Leo University finished first with a 26-under 838 and earned the No. 1 seed for the match play portion of the Championship.

Nutter produced the best round of the Championship for a Penmen and finished with a 1-under 215 to place 23rd.

Bedford U13B girls lacrosse continues winning ways

Bedford U13B girls continued their winning ways with a strong second-half performance against Merrimack, resulting in a 12-8 victory.

After a very close first half, Bedford pulled ahead by winning ground balls and the majority of the draws. Scoring was led by Regan O’Brien with four goals, Kendal Joyce and Eli Enners with two goals apiece, and one goal each from Kira Abdelsayed, Sam Avampato, Sydney Grogan and Lena Raduazzo.

Abie Weidner and Elsie Munsterteiger played well in goal and Sabrina Tipping and Savannah Davis led the defense.

Bedford Jaguars Youth and Spirit still taking registrations

The Bedford Jaguars Youth and Spirit organization is still accepting registrations for the 2016 season.

The organization is part of the NH Youth Football and Spirit conference which is the largest football and cheer organization in the state. It offers flag football, tackle football, dance, cheer and adaptive cheer to kids aged 5-14. Athletes are placed on teams based on their age, so children of the same developmental and maturity level are placed together.

All coaches are USA Heads Up certified. The Football staff has 27-plus years of playing and 11-plus years of coaching experience. The Spirit staff has 11-plus years of coaching experience and hold UCA coaching certifications. The cheer teams have won 21 state titles, 14 regional titles and 9 national titles.

The objective is to develop well-rounded young men and women who learn both the fundamentals of football or cheerleading in an organized, supervised environment with emphasis on maximum safety, and the importance of education. It provides an atmosphere conducive to developing sound mind, body and character. It inspires youth to practice the ideals of good sportsmanship, scholarship and personal integrity.

Check out our website www.bedfordjaguars.org for more information.

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. All coaches are USA Football Heads Up certified.

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 & to register, see www.juniorbulldogs.org and www.juniorbulldogs-jhl.org.