BHS Fall Play ‘She Kills Monsters’ Presented Virtually via Livestream ~ November 20 & 21

Students in the Bedford High School Performing Arts Department are fine-tuning preparations for their production of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, via livestream.

Tickets are $10 per adult and $8 per student or senior citizen and are available through the Performing Arts Department website: https://bhschorusandtheater.weebly.com/tickets.html

National PGA Jr. League Flourishing in Bedford

These days, does this sound like Nirvana, or what?

Thirty boys and girls, ages 7 to 13, are learning and competing every Friday and Saturday in one of the most scenic spots in Bedford, in an outdoor social-distancing environment.

The local branch of the national PGA Jr. League program is flourishing like never before.

Jim Tobin, the professional at the Patriot golf course on the grounds of the Veterans Administration hospital on Springs Road, has coordinated the Bedford league for the past six years. And in 2020, with the pandemic eradicating or changing almost all team sports, demand has skyrocketed.

Tourist in Our Town: Fox on the Field

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!

Bay State Baseball ~ Mid-August Games for Divisions A and C

While pro sports teams are playing to empty stadiums, and high school athletes watch seasons evaporate, Bay State Baseball games were played on Bedford’s Page Field and others around the area.

Breaking News: No Football or Competitive Cheer at BHS This Fall

There will be no football or competitive cheering at Bedford High School this fall.

But if the threat of the coronavirus mitigates, they could take place during a new “floating season” from February 22 to April 25, part of a realignment designed to safeguard participants and accommodate all activities as much as possible.

We’re Outta Here!! – Summit Fitness Rolls Out Outside Fitness Classes

As Massachusetts begins its reopening plan, I had a chance to try one of the
first businesses to return to the “new normal.”  Summit Health and Fitness on Wiggins Avenue this week started rolling out outdoor group fitness classes.  They converted their parking lot into a spin cycling “room” and a CrossFit workout space.  The classes were limited to 10 people, all 12 feet apart.  Masks are required and everything is wiped down with disinfectant before and after use.   The owners, Jane Karpovsky and Denis Mezhertskiy, of Bedford bought Summit on January 23 of this year. They consulted with the Bedford Board of Health to make sure all the protocols were met.

Elise and Monique Lyons ~ Bedford Sisters are Austin Prep Hockey Stars

New England is at the forefront of developing woman hockey players, and two of the best are right here in Bedford.

Elise Lyons, grade 11, and her sister Monique, grade 8, daughters of Pat Lyons and Therese Franks, played wing on the first line of the co-state champion Cougars of Austin Preparatory School in Reading.  The team was two days away from a showdown at TD Garden with Woburn for the MIAA title when the Covid-19 threat took over, truncating the tournament.

Four Bedford Soccer Players Experience Portugal Through Soccer

It was the trip of a lifetime for four Bedford Soccer players who play for Soccer Club’s East Elite Blue Team, the FC Stars.

Carter Rauch, Christian Hill, Eshan Pandey, all 8th graders at JGMS and Ansh Aggarwal, a 9th grader at BHS departed Boston on Friday, February 14, and began their 9-day journey to Lisbon, Portugal.

Thanksgiving Sports Wrap-up ~ Thanks to Bedford Snapshots

Jeff Hoyland was indefatigable on Thanksgiving weekend, covering everything from Wednesday noon’s Powder Puff Football game, through a rainy Turkey Trot, the BHS/CCHS football game, and the kickoff for the boys hockey season ~ a fundraising game where town employees and alumni battled the BHS squad on the ice at The Edge Sports Center.

Mass Warriors Dedicate Football Charity Game to Jeff Hoyland

The Mass Warriors, the semi-pro football team that played at Sabourin Field this year, decided to dedicate their final game of the season to Jeff Hoyland because “He made us feel welcome from the very start.”

Football Home Opener to Begin at 4 pm on Sabourin Field

Bedford’s football home opener with Saugus High School has been moved forward to 4 pm on Friday afternoon at Sabourin Field. The change will assure that the game can be completed before dusk.