Editor’s Note: Thanks to Jeff JHO Hoyland/Bedford Snapshots, the BHS Lookout, various BUCS Twitter feeds, and the Union College website for their help in pulling this list together.
Some players have been waiting for the season to start since early Summer, and some have been waiting since a cold night last November.
But 16 have been waiting for their Senior season since “JGMS days” — the largest group of Seniors on any one team in a long time: Nicolas Busse, Jessop Collins, Nolan Hafer, Andrew Harrison, Quinten Houck, Dexter Kennedy, Ryan Knight, Wesley Liou, Jeffrey Mascoli, Matthew McMillian, Alexander Oleksinski, Matias Ou, Andrew Presti, Christopher Venuti, Marcus Voss, and Joseph Watson.
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.
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
With a huge victory Saturday night, the Mass Warriors defeated the Worcester Wildcats who came into the game 3-0 as the defending champions in the AA division of the England Football League (NEFL).
By Mike Dirrane
Commissioner of the Bedford Summer Basketball League (BSBL)
The Hitmen beat the Sauce 57-47 to capture Bedford Summer Basketball League (BSBL) B-League title. In order to play in the League, athletes must be either a Bedford resident or a Bedford High School graduate.
By Mike Dirrane
Commissioner of the Bedford Summer Basketball League (BSBL).
In one of the greatest basketball games ever played in Bedford Summer Basketball League (BSBL) history, the Moonshiners captured their 4th Championship title in 7 years with a 35-32 victory over the Reservoir Dogs.
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:
Submitted by the Wedgewood Swim and Tennis Club
Westford Swim and Tennis hosted Wedgewood Swim and Tennis club of Bedford for the final dual swim meet of the season on Saturday, July 27, before the Championships on Saturday, August 3. Both swim teams swam well!
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.”
Submitted on behalf of the Wedgewood Dive Team
The Wedgewood Dive team lead by coaches Sarah Pekar and senior diver Caitlin Pequeno had a successful dive season with team members dominating the Colonial League with many top finishes. The veteran divers Caitlin Pequeno and Bella Seldon were role models for the younger team members; both were fierce competitors this season. Some seasoned youngsters such as Taelor Nichols, Sophia Demeo, Willow McGinness, Rylee Gilmartin, Chelsea Busch, Haley Busch, Delaney Bertos, Adam Driscoll, Evie Walton, and Margaree Hybl were back on the board this season with great results. Younger team members and newcomers Rylan Nichols, Timmy Carroll, Kyra Doherty, Justin Mark, Robin Tate, Grace Venuti, and Skye Hybl had great showings.
Submitted on behalf of the Taylor Hikng Group
“We’re back! And don’t think those black flies and huge boulders will deter us.”
Is this what occurs when you face obstacles while hiking? You start trash talking to the mountain. You use whatever motivational tools you need to keep climbing and, in this case, we succeeded. We summited the challenging Camel’s Hump Mountain in Vermont this summer after failing to do so 16 years ago.