Weston Prevails 74-66 ~ Jan. 15 at Bedford

Jan. 15, 2021—The presence of Weston’s six-foot, 10-inch center Sawyer Mayhugh proved to be the difference on Friday night, as the standout junior scored 29 points to go with 10 rebounds, as Weston (2-2) defeated Bedford, 74-66, in Dual County League boys’ basketball at the BHS gymnasium.
 
Senior Imani Jones came off the bench for the Bucs (2-2) and contributed nine points and 10 rebounds, providing a necessary lift in the second half. The Bucs cut a one-time 17-point deficit to just four points in the fourth quarter, but Weston prevailed down the stretch with timely baskets and key defensive stops.

Bedford Ski Team

The Bedford High School ski teams lost their opening contests of the 2021 season Thursday against combined teams from the high schools in Leominster and Lunenberg. The giant slaloms took place at Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford.

2021 Home and Home Series: Boys Basketball ~ Game 1 at Weston, Game 2 at Bedford on Friday

One of the few advantages of the virus-shortened high school basketball season is teams don’t have to wait long for a rematch. The Dual County League schedule is a weekly series of home-and-home matches.

And that’s motivating Coach Ryan Kilian’s Buccaneers, who host the Weston Wildcats Friday and hope to avenge a 71-70 loss earlier this week. That was the boys’ first loss of the season.

The game will be live streamed on Bedford TV’s YouTube channel beginning at 6 pm. There will be no spectators in the BHS gym.

“We are building a nice little rivalry,” Kilian observed. “It always seems to be a battle lately when Bedford and Weston lock horns — thrilling endings, overtime classics. We lost in OT last year at Weston and it was a heartbreaker.”

Bucs win Home Opener and Travel to Waltham for Friday’s Game 2 of the Home and Home Opening Week

Junior Max Alper scored 13 points and added five steals to lead a balanced team effort on opening night, as Bedford High School defeated Waltham, 53-36, in an empty BHS gym.

The Bucs built a 27-10 lead at the half and never looked back, as junior guards Bryan Aweh-Kisob and Jacori McNeil helped pace an aggressive offensive and defensive attack. Junior Jamie Buchannan and senior Matt Mulligan also had strong games for Bedford, which had nine players in the scoring column. 

National PGA Jr. League Flourishing in Bedford

These days, does this sound like Nirvana, or what?

Thirty boys and girls, ages 7 to 13, are learning and competing every Friday and Saturday in one of the most scenic spots in Bedford, in an outdoor social-distancing environment.

The local branch of the national PGA Jr. League program is flourishing like never before.

Jim Tobin, the professional at the Patriot golf course on the grounds of the Veterans Administration hospital on Springs Road, has coordinated the Bedford league for the past six years. And in 2020, with the pandemic eradicating or changing almost all team sports, demand has skyrocketed.

Let the Games Begin ~ Bedford’s First Soccer Game under new Covid Constraints

Editor’s Note at 10 pm, thanks to @VinceAutMorire on Twitter: Bucs win 2-0 over Waltham with SR Jasper Paez tallying both goals and earning the 1st Vince of the season. JR Max Alper with the assist and JR Evan Squire with his 1st career shutout. Backline of Manocha, Melfi, Loughlin + Morrison were lockdown

In a way, it was almost normal.
 
The Bedford High School Buccaneers entertained the Waltham Hawks in Dual Count League Small Schools Division boys’ varsity soccer Wednesday afternoon.

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.”