The Bedford Men’s soccer team bested Wayland 3-0 during Saturday’s Kicks for Cancer game at Sabourin Field. A pregame dedication honoring Jeff JHO Hoyland written by BHS parent J.D. Howell was read by Director of Athletics Keith Mangan.
A ‘Coastie Kid’ himself, Hoyland’s family came to Bedford in the 1970s when his father, a Coast Guard rescue pilot, was assigned to the USCG base on Atlantic Avenue in Boston. In addition to his commitment to Vince and the men’s soccer team, Hoyland supported Bedford’s Coast Guard families during the government shutdown in 2018.
“Mr. Hoyland’s service to his communities embodied the spirit of the Coast Guard’s core values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty,” wrote Howell, who is attached to the US Coast Guard station in Boston. “Please accept this letter of appreciation and [our] condolences for your loss.” The dedication included the presentation of a US Coast Guard flag to the Hoyland family; the flag recently flew over Boston Harbor at Base Boston.
Howell’s son, the team’s goaltender Evin Squires, especially remembers Hoyland’s quote, “Why be normal when you can be extraordinary?”
The team’s tweets @VinceAutMorire told the tale of the game:
“COVID-19 couldn’t stop Bedford and Wayland from participating in Kicks for Cancer this year. Thank you to both teams for your efforts to raise money for @DanaFarber Cancer Institute as a part of today’s soccer match! @VinceAutMorire @WaylandSoccer
“Bucs (4-1-1) beat Wayland 3-0. More importantly, raised money for @kicksforcancer1 and remembered @jeffhoyland with a beautiful pregame dedication thanks to the @uscg and Squire family. Thank you @waylandsoccer for all of your help and support. #dclpride
“Vince to SR defender Nico Fotis for his lockdown work off the bench. G: SR Jasper Paez, JR Max Alper + FR Miles Herzog. A: Paez + JR Collens Jumelle. 4th shutout for JR Evan Squire and the defense.”
Kicks for Cancer benefits the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the back of each team member’s shirt displayed a memorial.
Kicks for Cancer 2020 ~ A Gallery of Images
A large fox trotted across the entire field from one side to the other, smack dab in the middle of the Bedford girls’ softball game on Monday afternoon.
Players, parents, and bystanders alike ooohed and ahhhed, but the fox paid no attention and boldly cut through, right into the game.
Perhaps he wanted to help catch in the outfield or take a swing at bat!
I was informed today that three school community members (i.e., student or staff) at Bedford High School have been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Three New COVID-19 Positive Cases at BHS ~ 6th, 7th, and 8th positive cases to date ~ Close Contacts Identified for one of the cases ~ Cases not connected to previous BHS cases Two pending cases at BHS, close contacts are under investigation
On behalf of Mothers Out Front, an advocacy group of over 24,000 mothers working to protect children and communities from the impact of climate change, we provide here context and background on Questions 3 & 4 that appear on the Bedford ballot.
Both have a direct impact on creating the laws that our children need from our state legislators. These two questions also appear in other MA districts, with Question 3 appearing in 19 others and Question 4 in 16 others. A webinar by 350 Massachusetts informs voters on these questions: http://bit.ly/350MassWebinar