Five Bedford High School teams have qualified for post-season competition after finishing in the top 32 of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association power rankings.
Three teams will open the tournament with at least one home game. Schedules and opponents will be announced later this week.
The highest-seeded team is boys’ tennis, ranked fourth in Division 3 in the final power rankings, which means Bedford will host Groton-Dunstable in the opening round. Bedford was Division 3 state runner-up in 2022. Wayland, which defeated BHS 3-2 for the championship, is ranked first.
The softball team finished the regular season with a record of 14-4 after a come-from-behind victory over Arlington last Friday.
Trailing 3-1 heading to the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bucs nearly batted around twice. Seventeen batters went to the plate; 13 scored runs and 10 registered base hits. Final score was 16-4. Power rankings will be final midweek. Bedford is currently ranked 12th in Division 2.
The boys’ lacrosse squad finished the regular season with 11 wins, seven losses – one of the program’s best records in recent years. Bedford is ranked 13th in Division 3.
The final regular-season win, 14-5 over North Reading, featured five goals by Eric Miles and three by Aidan Kelly, 15 faceoff possessions by Aaron Kreiter, and eight saves by Ryan Cohen.
The girls’ lacrosse team, also the 2022 state runner-up in Division 2, will most likely open the 2023 post-season on the road. The team finished with a 6-11 record, but the schedule was strong and the Bucs’ most recent ranking was 18th.
The team ended the regular season with a blowout win over Tewksbury, 21-9, and then a tough loss in torrential rains against Lexington, 13-5. The young squad has been gaining momentum and confidence with each game.
The girls’ tennis team also qualified with a power ranking of 26.