MIAA Tournament Results ~ Updated on Saturday, June 19

Editor’s Note: Updated on Saturday, June 19

Top-seeded Bedford High School’s softball team hosts Dracut in the first round of the MIAA Division 2 North tournament Monday at 5:30 p.m.

And the Buccaneers had better be ready.

More good news — the Buccaneer boys’ tennis team traveled to Lawrence and vanquished Central Catholic High School, 4-1. The quarterfinals are scheduled for Tuesday either at Marblehead or in Bedford vs. Reading.

Coach Nicole Lespasio’s lax team spread the wealth – all 18 girls on the roster got playing time, and there were 11 different scorers, led by Abby Morrissey (four goals); Allie Zorn (three), and Astrid Yerardi (three). Notable defenders were Katherine Vaughn and Julia Dearing; each caused multiple turnovers. 

MIAA Tournament ~ BHS Spring Post-Season was Never Like This

There never has been a spring post-season like this one in the history of Bedford High School athletics. And it all gets rolling on Friday.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, planning its first post-season competition since the winter of 2020 (which was truncated by Covid-19 restrictions), has opened its tournaments to all teams, regardless of record.

There never has been a spring post-season like this one in the history of Bedford High School athletics. And it all gets rolling on Friday.

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, planning its first post-season competition since the winter of 2020 (which was truncated by Covid-19 restrictions), has opened its tournaments to all teams, regardless of record.

Here is a breakdown of the next week of contests and possibilities for the six BHS spring teams:

DCL Championship Title ~ After a 4-0 Week, Bedford Baseball hosts Weston ~ ‘A’ Field at 4 pm Monday

After sweeping a three-game series against Weston last week, and with their emphatic 10-4 victory over Cambridge Rindge and Latin on Friday in the DCL semifinal, Bedford will be hosting Weston on A Field on Monday at 4:00 with the DCL East championship on the line.

The Bucs will face a confident Weston team fresh from road wins at #4 seed Wayland on Friday and #1 seed Boston Latin on Sunday. But the Bucs, winners of 9 of their last 10 games, will be coming in with plenty of confidence as well, and will have home-field advantage. If you don’t have plans yet, don’t make any, and make sure to come down to cheer on the Bucs tomorrow.

Local Laxmen Win First Battle of Bedford

The Bedford Youth Lacrosse Buccaneers Boys 7/8 Select Lacrosse team hosted the Bedford, NH Cannons in the first annual “Battle of Bedford” at Sabourin Field on Wednesday, June 9. 

The Buccaneers played a strong game led by the stout defense of Finn Harrington, Kyle Mara, Jackson Masters, and Logan McGinness.   Jackson Masters powered the clear running downfield like a monster truck without brakes. 

Last Ups: The Final Days of Three Bedford Baseball Careers

For 12th graders James Brosgol, Matt Mulligan, and Jack Venuti, school might be over but their senior seasons for Bedford High School baseball aren’t quite done yet, with a three-game series against Weston and the Dual County League tournament still looming large on the horizon.

Friends and teammates since T-Ball in the spring of 2009, James, Matt, and Jack have been playing baseball in town since their days on the small diamond and now represent Bedford for the varsity team and in summer league play.

BHS Softball Remains Undefeated ~ Last Week’s Update

That roar you hear over on Railroad Avenue is not highway equipment or an idling jet or a brigade of leaf-blowers.

It’s the 10-0 Bedford High School softball team’s attack machine.

Three games against the Wayland Warriors this week were explosions in Blue, as the Buccaneers scored 52 runs on 47 hits.

Wayland Week for Bedford Bucs Softball

This is Wayland week for undefeated Bedford Bucs softball.

The 7-0 Buccaneers hosted their longtime Dual County League rival on Monday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. On Wednesday at 4, the two teams meet at the Warrior’ diamond.

Last Week at Cambridge Rindge and Latin ~ Varsity Softball

Home or away, it doesn’t matter.

The Bedford High School varsity softball team feasted on Cambridge Rindge and Latin School pitching Monday and Wednesday, winning both games by a combined score of 33-4.

BHS Scores a Three-Game, Five-Day Softball Sweep over Boston Latin

Bedford High School completed a three-game, five-day softball sweep over Boston Latin School Friday, scoring seven runs in the first inning en route to a 17-5 win.

Coach Dennis Walsh’s Buccaneers bashed 14 hits, paced by leadoff hitter Ellie Mitchell, who went three-for-four with a double, three runs scored and three batted in.

Girls Softball: Bedford Tops Boston Latin 14-0

The best thing about Boston Latin School’s 2021 softball season is that the Wolfpack won’t have to play Bedford High again – after Friday.

Katie Kranz didn’t allow a single run, throwing a complete game and leading the Buccaneers to a 14-0 victory on Wednesday. That followed a 9-3 Bedford win over BLS on Monday.

Bedford Hiking Trails Are Now on Google Maps

If a trail is not on Google maps, does it still exist?  After a year-long effort by the Bedford Trails Committee and Bedford DPW, all Bedford Trails are now on Google Maps! 

This means you can now get walking directions through your favorite Conservation Areas in Bedford through Google.

Buccaneers Triumph, 33-0 in Final Game at Weston

The first (and hopefully last) Fall II high school football season ended triumphantly for the Bedford High School Buccaneers Friday at Weston High.

The 33-0 Bedford victory was not as close as the final score suggests. Adding to the exclamation point ending the season was a feat that may never be replicated.

Although no one officially keeps track of these things, the game was in all probability the first time in program history that each senior captain scored a touchdown. The reason this is unusual is that at least one captain is almost always a lineman, who only rarely handles the ball period.

Thanksgiving Football Rivalry Ends

The 48-year-old Thanksgiving football rivalry between Bedford and Concord-Carlisle High Schools is no more.

“We thought it was the best thing for the future of our program to make the change,” said BHS Director of Athletics Keith Mangan. “This is something that we have been considering for the past few years, based on the outcome of the games and where our two programs are.”

Discussion and analysis involving the coaching staff, the superintendent’s office, and BHS administrators led to the decision, which was unilateral, Mangan said, and accepted by CCHS. “It certainly wasn’t an easy decision,” he emphasized. “There was a lot of thought and planning.”

Mangan said he is pursuing prospects for a Thanksgiving 2021 opponent “that’s more in line with our program.” That arrangement could be for a single year or develop into a long-term rivalry. “We want to evaluate to make sure it’s a good fit for both teams.”

Bedford High’s annual holiday matchup with Concord-Carlisle began in 1973. Bedford had been playing Burlington on Thanksgiving. The CCHS Patriots’ traditional rival was Lexington High, and that change was not well received for many years by fans and some players in those two towns.

Overall, the Patriots won 33, Bedford 13 on the holiday. Since that opener in 1973, which Bedford won, 28-20, the rivalry has been a story of two eras.

Talented Milton High School Football Team Wins Saturday Match-up 35-21

Bedford High School scored 38 minutes into the game, but a deep, talented Milton High School football team tallied the next five touchdowns, as the visitors emerged from their first trip to Sabourin Field with a 35-21 win Saturday afternoon.

The matchup was less than three days old, as the original opponent, Malden Catholic, had to bow out because of issues with Covid-19.

Milton High School Wildcats to Play Bucs ~ Sabourin Field, Saturday at Noon

The Bedford High School varsity football season continues Saturday at noon, thanks to some quick work by Director of Athletics Keith Mangan and Head Coach Tom Tone.

The Bucs will entertain the Milton High School Wildcats beginning at noon. Milton, which plays in the Bay State League, has won two of three games, as has Bedford in this unprecedented “Fall II” season.