Bedford Ballers Shine in 2nd Annual K-ALZ Softball Tournament

Submitted on behalf of Bedford Babe Ruth Softball

Bedford’s newly created 10U summer travel softball team won the K-ALZ tournament in Tewksbury, MA, under challenging weather conditions on July 21. The Bedford Bucs beat the Franklin (MA) Fury, 8–4, during a weekend when heat indexes topped 100 degrees. Overall, the Bucs won five of their six games. Pitcher Lyla Hollingsworth shut down the Fury during late rallies in the sixth and seventh innings, with 11 strikeouts in seven innings of work; she finished the game on a called strikeout. First baseman Kate Patterson fielded an excellent double play in the sixth, catching a pop fly and then tagging the runner at first, who had left the base.

Mass Warriors to Play Five Games at Sabourin Field

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The MassWarriors, a semi-pro AA team in the New England Football League, plans to call Bedford’s Sabourin Field home for its 2019 season. The team’s home opener against the Vermont Storm is scheduled for 7 pm on Saturday, August 3.

Why semi-pro football in Bedford? Wayland’s turf field where the team has played for several seasons is under construction this year.

Biker Dan’s Trip of a Lifetime

By Martin Renzhofer

Dan Hurwitz didn’t mind peddling a well-worn cliché to describe his experiences cycling the hills of Iowa and Nebraska.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” the software contractor from Bedford said. “The mountains nearly killed me.” Hurwitz nearly met his match navigating Loveland Pass, a high mountain pass nearly 12,000 feet above sea level and about 60 miles west of Denver.

Patriot Golf Course Now Open for Public Access

Submitted by Hanscom Air Force Base

Hanscom’s Patriot Golf Course, located on the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center grounds in Bedford, Massachusetts, will officially allow public access beginning July 15.

A waiver authorizing members of the public to play at the course was signed by the director of Air Force Services last month. As part of the process to open the course to the public, Hanscom’s Force Support Squadron sought concurrence from officials at other local nine-hole courses, as well as local community leaders and Bedford VA leadership.

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.”