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BOYS SOCCER: BNL’s Bradshaw, Bartlett All-HHC

BNL's Zach Bradshaw was named All-HHC by the league coaches.

BNL’s Zach Bradshaw was named All-HHC by the league coaches.

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bedford North Lawrence junior Zach Bradshaw and junior goalkeeper Nate Bartlett were named to the All-Hoosier Hills Conference First Team by the league coaches.

Bradshaw paced the BNL offense with 21 goals as the Stars finished 8-7-1. Seymour won the league championship.

The rest of the First Team included:

Seymour’s Brantley Adams, Daniel Hartman, Elliott Clark and Griffith Sciarra

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BOYS SOCCER: North shuts down Stars in sectional

Logan Jackson

Logan Jackson

Cougars advance to final

with 4-0 conquest of BNL

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence struggled to generate offense as Bloomington North rolled to a 4-0 victory in the Class 2-A sectional semifinal at Bloomington South on Wednesday night.

The Cougars (8-8-2) advanced to face No.6 Bloomington South (17-1) in the final on Saturday at 6 p.m. The Panthers pounded Owen Valley 10-0 in the first semifinal.

North jumped on top early as Deniz Tezer ripped a shot past BNL goalie Nate Bartlett at the 33:37 mark of the first half, and the Stars could not answer.

“We had some opportunities, we just weren’t able to finish on them,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “It’s tough when we don’t score. That makes it hard, especially when we get down early. It felt like we were fighting an uphill battle the whole way.”

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BOYS SOCCER: Owls make their point for title

BNL's Logan Andrews and Seymour's Mason Pottschmidt battle for possession. The Owls posted a 3-0 victory to clinch the outright HHC title on Thursday night.

BNL’s Logan Andrews and Seymour’s Mason Pottschmidt battle for possession. The Owls posted a 3-0 victory to clinch the outright HHC title on Thursday night.

Seymour clinches outright

HHC championship with

3-0 triumph over Stars

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Purple reigns in the Hoosier Hills Conference.

Seymour clinched its first outright league championship on Thursday night, shutting down Bedford North Lawrence 3-0 while allowing only three shots on goal. The Owls (11-3) finished 6-1 in the conference, with their only loss coming against Floyd Central.

The Highlanders actually went undefeated in league play, going 5-0-2. But with a point system in place to determine the standings, granting 3 for a win and 1 for a tie, Seymour edged Floyd by a single point (18-17).

The Owls did it the hard way, winning five games on the road to finish off their sixth overall title.

“It’s huge,” Seymour coach Matt Dennis said. “To go from a two-win conference team last year to six this year is unbelievable.”

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BOYS SOCCER: Stars send off seniors in style

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Nate Bartlett

Zach Bradshaw

Zach Bradshaw

Bedford North Lawrence’s offense came to life in the second half as the Stars celebrated Senior Day with a 6-0 victory over Madison on Saturday afternoon.

Zach Bradshaw scored three times, all within a 16-minute span, as BNL tallied five goals after intermission to subdue the Cubs. BNL improved to 8-5-1 overall and 2-4 in the Hoosier Hills Conference.

Bradshaw did all his damage as BNL extended its 1-0 lead (courtesy of Logan Andrews’ goal in the 35th minute) at the half.

“At times we were kind of panicking in the first half, and Logan’s goal kind of settled us,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “We were able to move the ball and wear them down, and that played to our advantage.”

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BOYS SOCCER: BNL draws bye in sectional

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Zach Bradshaw and Bedford North Lawrence drew a first-round bye in the Class 2-A sectional at Bloomington South.

Bedford North Lawrence drew a first-round bye in the Class 2-A sectional at Bloomington South.

Bloomington North will face Edgewood in the first round (Oct. 3, 6 p.m.), and BNL will await that winner in the second semifinal (Oct. 5, 8 p.m.). Bloomington South, the defending champion, will face Owen Valley in the first semifinal (Oct. 5, 6 p.m.). The final is set for Oct. 8 at 6.

In the 2-A sectional at Floyd Central, Jeffersonville will meet Silver Creek and Floyd Central will tangle with New Albany in the first round.

At Seymour, Columbus North will meet Seymour in the opener, while Scottsburg will face Columbus East in the first semifinal. Madison drew a bye and will play the Columbus North-Seymour winner.

 

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BOYS SOCCER: Highlanders slide past Stars

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Logan Andrews

GALENA – Floyd Central scored two early goals and held off Bedford North Lawrence 3-1 on Thursday afternoon.

The Highlanders got on the board with Landon Campbell’s goal at 32:34, then added a score by Daniel Flores at 25:16. The Stars scrambled back within a goal as Logan Andrews converted a Zach Bradshaw pass at 7:00.

Floyd Central added an insurance goal by Drew Cromwell at 27:12 of the second half.

“We played well against a pretty good Floyd team,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “We moved the ball better as the game went on. We had a few letdowns in transition and lot our shape at times, but overall we had a good effort.

“We just need to capitalize when we have chances to score and really crack down defensively when they press us.”

BNL (7-5-1, 1-4 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) will celebrate Senior Day when its hosts Madison on Saturday.

 

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BOYS SOCCER: BNL’s first-half attack trips OV

Zach Bradshaw

Zach Bradshaw

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Cameron Anderson

SPENCER – Bedford North Lawrence exploded for six first-half goals while conquering Owen Valley 7-3 on Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Becker and Zach Bradshaw scored two goals apiece as the Stars (7-4-1) won for the fifth time in the last six starts.

“We were able to pick up the pace of play throughout the game,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “We were able to move the ball nicely, and with a purpose. Overall, I was happy with the game.”

Cameron Anderson got the Stars rolling with a goal off Hunter Cline’s pass at 33:58. Cline scored (via a Bradshaw assist) at 28:34. After the first Owen Valley goal at 23:05, BNL took off with goals from Becker (a free kick from 30 yards at 19:23), Bradshaw (19:07), Seth Sherfick (11:42) and Bradshaw again (3:38).

The Patriots struck twice midway through the second half before Becker added his final goal. BNL had a 24-7 advantage in shots.

The Stars will visit Floyd Central (a rescheduled Hoosier Hills Conference game from Aug. 20) on Thursday.

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BOYS SOCCER: Stars save their best for last

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BNL’s Zach Bradshaw weaves through traffic. Bradshaw scored three times, including the game winner with 1:23 left, as the Stars edged Brown County 4-3 on Monday afternoon.

Bradshaw posts hat trick,

BNL scores late goals

to edge Brown County

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Down two goals with 20 minutes left might be the perfect time to panic. If any anxiety crept into Bedford North Lawrence’s collective mindset, it was discretely hidden.

Almost buried in their own muddy field, the Stars shook off the dirt on their grave and battled back from a 3-1 deficit to stun Brown County 4-3 on Monday afternoon. Zach Bradshaw capped his hat trick by booting home the game winner with 1:23 left.

BNL (6-4-1) dominated the final minutes, a complete reversal of the previous hour. The Eagles (6-3-1) shocked BNL with a goal in only 47 seconds, and they rode that momentum into the second half. Perhaps the Stars could play with the urgency that propelled the comeback a little sooner.

“That,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said, “was a little too close.”

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BOYS SOCCER: Red Devils shut down Stars

Logan Jackson

Logan Jackson

JEFFERSONVILLE – Jeffersonville scored three times in the first 16 minutes and rolled to a 4-1 win over Bedford North Lawrence on Saturday morning.

The Red Devils dominated the action, totaling a 24-4 advantage in shots while BNL was whistled for 17 fouls. The Stars didn’t get on the board until the 77th minute, when Alan Anderson converted a pass from Logan Andrews into a goal.

“We came out flat and got behind early,” BNL coach Logan Andrews said. “We were a little sloppy and played crazy doe to their high pressure. We definitely struggled to move the ball and execute like we wanted.”

BNL (5-4-1 overall, 1-3 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) will host Brown County on Monday.