Bedford Sports Talk
Jags players help all-star team to win
The New Hampshire All-American All-Star team, which comprised of some junior high players including Noah Chaberek and Justin Porter of the Bedford Jaguars, won its first game beating Rhode Island by a score of 20 -6. Thirty-three players and nine coaches from NH were selected to play in the AYF National Championship tournament in Orlando, Fla.
Third- and fourth-grade
Lui Lui Restaurant beat Bedford Friends of Recreation 20-8. Offense for Lui Lui Restaurant was led by Nycole Spencer and Lindsay Mello. Eliza Lamont also led the defense with many key rebounds. Bedford Friends of Recreation’s Emma Kasyjanski showed her skills in rebounds and breakaways, Paige Johnson was quick on her feet and played great defense and Samantha Johnson, who lead the scoring for Bedford Friends of Recreation.
Snap Dragon Associates downed Small Green Computer 18-10. Snap Dragon Associates was led by Grace Chopra, Abby Forrester, and Lily Mooney. Small Green Computer’s Isabella Spain had tremendous rebounding on both ends of the court while Isabella Brothers contributed high energy.
The Crazy Monkeys beat Cohen Investments 30-10. The Crazy Monkeys were led by Caitlyn Lemay, Elizabeth Hughes and Erin McCarthy. Sklyer DePetrillo, Anna Putney and Delaney Martel scored for Cohen Investments
Fifith- and sixth-grade
Bedford Men’s Club overcame a tough Generations OB/GYN, 21-11. Aggressive rebounding by Rachel Noble, Emma Hamlin and Brooke Letzelter made the difference for Bedford Men’s Club. Abbey Gilligan let the offense with six points while Sarah Avampto played solid defense and cleaned up the glass for Generations.
In an overtime thriller, Creative Nail Design outlasted Crazy Monkey 16-14. Meghan Lang, who controlled and distributed the ball well, and Madison Sarsfield combined for 10 points, including the game-winner. Lauren Zebra was a real spark on offense and Megan Eldred played outstanding on both ends for the Crazy Monkeys.
The Mavericks beat Robert Starace Homes, 24-2. The Mavericks were led on offense by Amelia Edwards with 10 points and great guard play while Gracie McBride chipped in a few and owned the inside with rebounds and blocks. Robert Starace had many opportunities but nothing would fall while Christina Braga and Juliana Braga made a great rebounding and defensive duo.
Seventh- and eighth-grade
Precision Letter won 26-16 against New Hampshire Motor Speedway with balanced scoring and strong rebounding. New Hampshire Motor Speedway was led by Stephanie Ropes seven points.
Davidson & Weidacher KW Realty held off a late run by NH Orthopaedic Center to win 24-22. Maeve Parnell had a standout game with six points and several assists and Tyler Schiappa nailed a key three pointer down the stretch. Corrie LaBelle and Erica Gettings were instrumental in a late 6-0 run in a game that came down to the buzzer.
Yankee Toy Box beat Calvary Fellowship 12-8, in a highly-contested battle. Deacon Woodgate got Yankee Toy Box going early with four first-half points against a tough Fellowship defense led by Ethan Caldwell. Jackson Carr had a clutch performance scoring the final two baskets in the game for the winning side. Calvary Fellowship was led on offense by Henry Mahan who scored six points along with Joel Poltronieri who scored the other two points.
Riddlebrook Custodians fell 14-4 to Bedford Self Storage. Jake Fall scored the first points of the game for the Custodians with Derek Kulesza adding the other basket. AJ Creveling and JP Frongillo played great shutdown defense for the Custodians. Bedford Self Storage surged in the second half with Cole Diehl, Dylan Fanberg, and Gabe Flores scoring four points each in the run. Ace Chancey also put up two points on the board. A fantastic defensive game was played by Self Storage led by Gabe Flores.
Mainsail Yacht Charters sailed past All Stone Masonry, 20-8, led by Cameron Jonas with 10 points. Nolan Arnold had several rebounds on both ends of the floor and also chipped in four points. Ty Letendre had a few key assists for the winning side. All Stone was led by Ryan Allard with six points. Grayson Grenier, who had several assists, ran the point and Brandon Rogers played excellent defense for All Stone.
The State Farm Sandy Ackerson Agency won its first game over Peter Woodbury Custodians 18-15, with Aiden Graves connecting on key shots and Ethan Kemp playing excellent defense. This back-and-forth battle saw Thomas Lutz lead Peter Woodbury Custodians with 13 points while Mathew Coutu contributed with great rebounding.
Bedford Friends of Recreation bested Hannaford 19-17 in overtime. Hannaford finally got its scoring going from Phil Tuscano after falling behind 8-0, while Ryan Dodge played excellent defense.
Eaton Berube Insurance defeated Granite State Orthopedics 18-6. Armond Roulleau and Seamus Balistreri helped anchor the Easton defense with steals and rebounds. While Colby Martineau scored 10 points and Ty Howard played great defense.
Fifth- and sixth-grade
Alex Beekman and Patrick Goterch helped Constant
ConceptPromotions.com establish an early lead in a 13-8 win over Bedford Friends of Recreation.
Capital Kitchens and Baths lost a tough one to Flooring Associates 25-16. Capital Kitchens was able to keep it close with tough defense by DJ Martineau and Andy Kemp. Max Lubelczyk, Nick Asadorian and Vincent Capodilupo had multiple baskets in the game.
Hearthside Reality suffered a loss to Active body Solutions 33-15. Hearthside’s Pete Hamill and Chris Nyamwnage’s offense could not be matched by Active Body’s offensive assault. Defensive boards by Jackson Dickson and Patrick McDonald helped keep the ABS at bay. Active Body was led by Ryan Bobotas with 10 points, while Emet Baker and Will Curran led the defensive effort with great hustle.
Keller Williams defeated Verizon Wireless in a hard fought game. Keller Williams was led by Jackson Wiley, and Derek Moscillo. Colby Davis and Michelle Nash applied a strong offensive push while Colby Martel, Charlie Kneissl-Williams Liam O’Brien, Andy Raust, Jake Reichenthal played an aggressive defense.
McKelvie Custodians faced off with Pizza Mia in a fierce game. Several lead changes throughout the game kept the fans happy. Michael McSherry (seven points) hit a 3-pointer with time expiring for the McKelvie Custodians, but a key second half basket by Justin D’Amato helped Pizza Mia hold on for the 23-21 win. Jared Neikem and John Sullivan led Pizza Mia in scoring with 10 points each. Cole Lemay kept the game close for McKelvie Custodians with his multiple steals on defense and Ryan Boucher chipped in four points.
Seventh- and eighth-grade
Schwan’s Home Service beat Bedford Men’s Club 34-23. Schwan’s was led on offense by Jakob Toon and Alex Woo while Aidan Livingston provided a suffocating defense. BMC was led by the scoring of Christopher McSherry and Jack ODonnell.
Cowette Plumbing and Heating outlasted next Step Bionics & Prosthetics 20-10. Cowette was led offensively by Ben Dery and John Violette while James and Cade Nash also had strong games defensively. Next Step was led by center Quinn Davis scoring six points plus Jacob Coutu and Billy Morin each scored a basket.
Manchester Harley Davidson opened with a 44-29 win over Gould and Gould Law. Demetri Anagnost lead the offensive attack with Lucas Codair., Collin Hoak and Gordon Ricard also scoring. GGL was lead by Matt Gilligan with strong offensive and defensive boards and Taylor Spencer who distributed the ball on important plays.
NH Print & Mail defeated ActionPhotos.com 52-17 led by the scoring of Jake Boyarsky and Owen Morgan with 14 and nine points, respectively, while Justin Laliberte played solid defense. Key contributors for Actionphotos.com included Tim Hoke with seven points and Nick Landman with six.
Replay Sports edged Lurgio Custodians 19-17 with Tim Saltzman and Joey Barrett each with eight points. Lurgio scoring was led by Mason Adams, Dan Ondzes and Cameron Costa.
The girls beat Londonderry, Hollis, and Merrimack before losing a close game to the Merrimack sixth-grade in the Championship Game of the Bedford Jamboree. Katey O’Connell was selected to the fifth- and sixth-grade all-tournament team and Isabella King was selected as the Most Valuable Player.
The girls swept the Bedford Jamboree, winning three games before advancing to the final. There they faced Auburn a second time and won, 18-5. Saphia Mumpini was selected to the third- and fourth-grade all-tournamnet team and Caleigh O’Connell was selected as the Most Valuable Player.