Honoring Bedford’s Legendary Jeff JHO Hoyland on National Camera Day

By Julie McCay Turner

More than 200 parents, coaches, colleagues, and young people streamed onto Sabourin Field on Saturday afternoon to celebrate National Camera Day and honor Bedford photographer Jeff JHO Hoyland. If you’ve ever read any of the sports stories in The Bedford Citizen, you’ve seen Jeff’s work, or perhaps you watch Bedford Snapshots on Facebook where everything is collected in albums by topic and by season.

Bedford Babe Ruth Baseball’s White Team Wins MSBL Championship

By Ken Sheridan

Bedford’s Babe Ruth Baseball’s White team (13-14-year-old boys) captured their Middlesex Baseball League Championship on Friday, June 21.  They defeated three higher seeded teams in the playoffs to win the title.

Bedford entered the playoffs with a 7-5-1 regular season record.  They defeated Medford Blue in the opener 13-3, the Arlington Marlins 10-0, and Arlington Red Sox 5-3 in 8 innings in the final.  Bedford used strong starting pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting to win the league playoffs.

Bedford Blue Wins MSBL ‘A Division’ Championship

Special to The Bedford Citizen

The Minuteman Spring Baseball League (MSBL), a 13-15 yr old baseball league consisting of towns surrounding Bedford, including Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Watertown, Lexington, Somerville, and Medford, finally held their A Division Baseball Championship game under the lights Saturday at Robillard Field in Arlington. After two straight rainouts, the Bedford Blue Bucs showed no signs of rust after the layoff, scoring a 9-3 victory over a determined Somerville Blue en route to the championship. The game featured strong pitching, timely hitting, and stellar defense.

The BHS Field Formerly Known as “C” is Now the Miss G Field

By Julie McCay Turner

During Saturday’s ceremony to dedicate the Miss G field and its new scoreboard, Mike Rosenberg recalled the legendary Miss G, Helen Gfroerer, who touched the lives of several generations of Bedford students. “She was remarkable because of what she did with so little,” said Rosenberg. “There were no fields when the school opened in 1955, and the gym wasn’t finished until the first day of school.”

Bedford Athletic Association ~ Hall of Fame Induction, 2019

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The  Bedford Athletic Association inducted eight athletes, one coach, two championship teams, and Mike Rosenberg into its 2019Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 18. The inductees represented Bedford High School student-athletes from 1979 through 2012, and Rosenberg who was honored for his consistent and long-time commitment to student athletics in Bedford.

Championship Trophies Abound!

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Examining the underside of the Red Sox’ 2018 World Series Trophy – Image (c) Nancy Daugherty, 2018 all rights reservedOn Monday evening, hundreds of residents filed through the sanctuary at First Parish’s historic meeting house on Bedford Common to view the 2018 World Series Trophy captured by the Boston Red Sox on  October 28, 2018 – a Game Five win that clinched the series against the Dodgers.

BHS Sport Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony ~ May 18

Submitted by the Bedford Athletic Association

Tickets are still available for the seventh biennial induction dinner and ceremony for the Bedford High School Sport Hall of Fame, planned for Saturday, May 18, starting at 6 p.m. at the St. Michael Parish Center, 90 Concord Road. Contact the athletic director’s office to make reservations (keith_mangan@bedfordps.org, 781-275-1700, option 5)

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