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.

Bedford Adult Softball Ends the Year with a Thrilling Finale

Submitted by the Bedford Co-Ed Adult Slowpitch Softball League

On Sunday afternoon, August 11, at E Field, the 2019 Bedford Co-Ed Adult Slowpitch Softball League year came to a dramatic close, with the Orange team pulling out a 25-16 win over the Black team in the summer final.

The league, which just completed its fourth year of play, is open to Bedford residents over the age of 18, graduates of Bedford High School, and residents of Hanscom Air Force Base. The spring season, which runs from mid-April to late June, features Sunday afternoon games, and the summer season, which runs from late June until early August, has games on Sundays afternoons (or evenings) and Wednesday evenings.

Twice is Nice: Bedford Blue Wins Another Championship  

Compiled by the Minuteman Summer Baseball League

The Bedford Blue Bucs Babe Ruth baseball team captured another title this year – the Minuteman Summer Baseball League (MSBL) A Division title.  Following up on their Spring championship win, the team cruised to another title, finishing the regular summer season with a 9-2 record, and then winning two games in the playoffs to secure the crown. The championship was a team effort, as each player significantly contributed over the course of the season. Some highlights from the regular season:

Mass Warriors ~ Semi-pro League Football Comes to Bedford with a Home Opener on Saturday, August 3

By Martin Renzhofer

When Dave Salvi steps onto the artificial turf that is Sabourin Field on Saturday, August 3, it will mark a football journey that has come full circle.

“It’s really exciting,” Salvi, a 2002 Bedford High graduate, said. “My last football game for Bedford was Thanksgiving, and that was at Concord. My last two [high school] football games, really, were away games.”

Also, “it was a grass field when I played.”