Bedford Basketball has Depth: JGMS Tops Diamond Middle School

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

The depth of talent in Bedford’s basketball programs seems endless. The JGMS Girls basketball team defeated Diamond Middle school in convincing style 42-24. It seems that at every grade level, Bedford has some girls basketball players who are ready for prime time. This year’s middle school team is 50/50 8th graders and 7th graders.

Bedford Snapshots’ 2018 Picture of the Year

By Jeff JHO Hoyland Although there are a lot of great pictures from 2018, setting a Bedford High record gets you my Picture of the Year. The Bucs set the record, 8:32:02 in the 4×800 at the MIAA Division 4 winter track championships, on February 15, 2018. Click...

BHS Boys Basketball Ends 2018 with Best Game of the Season

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

Senior, Pete Kapanides won MVP honors at the Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union IAABO Board 95 Holiday Tournament scoring 30 points

The year started out rough for the BHS Boys Varsity Basketball team. A lot of new players on Varsity. A lot of hard losses. The Bucs are finally starting to gel as a team with a win over Greater Lowell in The Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union IAABO Board 95 Holiday Tournament, winning 69 to 61.

BHS Boys Basketball Took On Tech Boston Academy

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

You may not have heard of Tech Boston Academy, although according to the Boston Globe they are ranked as the 19th best boys basketball program in the state.

Bedford High has a habit of taking on bigger school, usually the Large DCL teams. But if you want to test your mettle, this is what you do. The team is all about returning to the basketball state tournament, and playing the best the state has to offer is the best way to show you how far you need to go to get there.

Honoring a Community Treasure ~ Jeff JHO Hoyland

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Half-time at Bedford’s varsity basketball home opener held a surprise for local photographer Jeff Hoyland.

Speaking on behalf of more than 150 community families and organizations, Susan Markey DiGangi took the microphone to thank Hoyland who has selflessly given so much to Bedford, particularly its young athletes.

“In this season of giving, and in just over a week,” DiGangi said, “Bedford came together with an outpouring of support and gratitude, for Jeff Hoyland who has generously dedicated his time and talents to what seems like EVERY event in Bedford over the last several years. Many of us believe he must have a clone!

BHS Girls Basketball Rebounds for a Win Over Weston

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

After getting steamrolled by Newton South on Monday, the BHS Girls Varsity Basketball team rebounded for a win at home over Weston 50 – 43. Rebounding was key. Newton South kept ripping the ball out of the hands of Bedford players, but not so against Weston. The word of the day was FEISTY.

Mike Rosenberg: The 2018 Rotary Football Lunch and 45 Years in the BHS Press Box

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The focus of the Bedford Rotary Club’s luncheon on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving has been the Bedford – Concord Carlisle football game since 1981, the year Mike Rosenberg introduced the concept, modeled on a similar event in Lexington. The teams gather for some pre-game conviviality, and to hear an inspiring speaker — the typical format for a Rotary lunch.

As this year’s speaker, Rosenberg might say that his long career in Bedford (multiple terms on the School Committee and as a Selectman, along with serving as editor of the Bedford Minuteman and the Lowell Sun in their glory days) pale in comparison to his 45-year stint as the BHS press box announcer, a position he has held since 1973.

DPW Preps Sabourin Field for Thursday’s Big Game

Submitted by the Bedford DPW

Waiting for the sun to do its part in helping to clear Sabourin Field – Image (c) Bedford DPW, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

In final preparation for the annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Concord-Carlisle and the Bedford Buccaneers, DPW crews have additional work to clear the snow from Sabourin Field.

With the 8-inches of snow last Friday and another dusting earlier this week, they’re working to plow the field with a specially equipped roller system attached to a plow blade to protect the synthetic turf. Once the snow is pushed off, the crew will spread black sand across the field to speed up the final melting process.

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