In 2020, Bob Fulford Tournament Rocks Again


When he was on the board of the Manchester Athletic Association and then, later, serving as its president until it was dissolved, Manchester’s Bob Fulford was one of the original organizers and coaches of Manchester’s co-ed recreational youth (grades 3, 4, 5, and 6) basketball program.  As recognition of this long tenure of service, Bob was honored and formally recognized for all these years of service when the official name of the program’s end-of-season Championship Tournament became the “Bob Fulford Winter Basketball Tournament.” 

Manchester Parks & Recreation Program Director Heather DePriest sent in this year’s tournament winners, and they are as follows:

3-4 Year-Old Girls

1st Place- Blue Team with Head Coach Clay Colarusso

Sofia Colarusso, Giulia Bussone, Libby Forsyth, Hadley Johnson, Annie Prinn, Lucia Ranaldi, Milla Maravez, Karla Avila

2nd Place- White Team with Head Coach Dave Marletta and assistant Brian Duncan

Hadley Duncan, Ellen Gilson, Wren Lewis, Chloe Marletta, Stella Mazzini, Violet Ste. Marie, Abigail Zagrobski, Jessica Kahan

3-4 Year-Old Boys 

1st Place- Orange Team with Head Coach Zac Storella

Emery Davis, Devin Peavey, Augustus Renzi, Jack Rousmaniere, Oscar Storella, Benjamin Woodman, Samuel Woodman

2nd Place – Green Team with Head Coach Chuck Anderson and Assistant Wally Mears

Chase Anderson, Henry Balili, Max Clark, Antonin Gilson, Cody Mears, Nicolas Mouchantaf, Alexander Segarra 

5-6 Year-Old Girls

1st Place winners- Blue Team with Head Coach Bobby Brooks and Assistant Coach Peter D'Andrea

Harper Brooks, Jules Dandrea, Izzy Hano, Sophie Hano, Kahlan Leavitt, Caitlin Mclaughlin, Annie Pinkin, Lola Wolfgang

2nd Place- Green Team with Head Coach Eric Vendt and Assistant Coach Paul Steriti.

Cecilia Donohoe, Elsa Healey, Emerald Jakes, Violet Jakes, Abigail Kent, Hazelle Steriti, Bianca Torri, Cate Vendt

5-6 Year-Old Boys

1st Place Winner- Green Team with Head Coach Marybeth Smith and Assistant Pat Meehan

Samuel Appleyard, Doran Appleyard, Anthony Brown, Elliot Davis, Owen Olivier-Meehan, Lucas Sanson, Josh Smith, Jake Zschau

2nd Place – Orange Team with Head Coach Tom Valeo and Assistant Coach AJ Pallazola

Charlie Athanas, Keegan Brooks, Johnny Garth, Jack McCavanagh, Rylie Miller, Turner Valeo, Walker Valeo, Jacob Zachareas

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