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SWIMMING: Highlanders sweep past BNL

Kaiti Siedl

Kaiti Siedl

Andrew Swenson

Andrew Swenson

GALENA – Floyd Central dominated with depth while splashing to a pair of wins over Bedford North Lawrence on Saturday morning.

The Highlanders won 9 events, and went 1-2 in all three relays, to conquer the Stars 136-50 in the girls meet. In the boys, Floyd Central posted 6 victories and went 1-2 in five of them to power past BNL 125-60.

Floyd Central results

In the boys meet, BNL’s Andrew Swenson won two events. The freshman touched first in the 200 individual medley (2:06.35) and the 100 backstroke (56.98), and he helped the Stars finish first in the 200 medley relay (1:47.64 with a five-second drop in time).

“Andrew is a solid kid,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “He was challenged a bit today, but ultimately came out on top.  He needs to sharpen up some aspects of his breaststroke and when that happens he will be even more dangerous than he is now.”

BNL’s Alden Crosby won the diving with 206.25 points.

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SWIMMING: Stars sweep past Edgewood

Sidney Carlile

Sidney Carlile

Sam Tlustek

Sam Tlustek

Bedford North Lawrence opened its dual-meet season with dominating victories over Edgewood on Tuesday night.

The Stars won the girls meet 133-43 and dunked the Mustangs 131-54 in the boys meet.

BNL-Edgewood results

In the girls meet, the Stars won every event. Sidney Carlile, Joslyn Wever and Hayley Hatfield were all double winners. Carlile won the 200 individual medley (2:26.10) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.04), Wever claimed the 50 freestyle (28.44) and the 100 free (1:02.45), and Hatfield took the 100 butterfly (1:11.22) and the 100 breaststroke (1:19.02).

BNL also posted wins by Kaiti Siedl (2:20.53 in the 200 free) and Zoe Zollman (6:38.96 in the 500 free).

“Sidney is so consistent and solid in her races,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said, “Joslyn has made some changes to her stroke in the offseason. Once she becomes more familiar with the changes, she is really going to do some damage.”

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COLUMN: 2016 year in review

BNL coach Jamie Hudson and the Stars received a bye for the first round of the sectional.

Former BNL boys basketball coach Jamie Hudson was a key part in several storylines during the 2015-16 campaign.

Where did the 2015-16 season go? It was the vapor that appeared for a little while and vanished. Somewhere between August’s heat and May’s monsoon rains, Bedford North Lawrence crammed in 19 sports and several hundred events. And even when the school doors close for the short summer, the games go on.

The sports year was interesting, to understate the obvious. Basketball dominated the headlines again, of course, and captured the public interest with a controversial coaching change, but other teams and individual athletes made the campaign memorable with their accomplishments.

Here’s a look at the Top 20 stories of the past year:

20. BNL baseball raises over $9,000 in Coaches vs. Cancer game: Sometimes it doesn’t matter who wins. The Stars honored cancer survivors and remembered the disease’s victims during its annual fundraiser game with county-rival Mitchell. For the record, Austin Long struck out 10 as the Stars overpowered the Bluejackts 10-0 in six innings.

19. Megan Lambrecht shatters school record: Lambrecht, a sophomore, pulled off a unique double play, competing in track and softball simultaneously during a hectic spring. She made it worthwhile when she shattered the school record in the shot put, heaving that ball 37-11 while winning the Hoosier Hills Conference title in that event.

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BOYS: BNL Athlete of the Year

BNLs Garrett Flinn takes the baton from Evan Baker during the 400 relay. The Stars won that event en route to a victory over Mitchell.

BNL’s Garrett Flinn takes the baton. Flinn helped the Stars qualify for the state finals in two relays.

Flinn excelled in 3

sports and qualified

for state track finals

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Garrett Flinn, a three-sport standout as a senior, was named TheHHCSports.com’s third Male Athlete of the Year.

Flinn played soccer during the fall campaign and helped the Stars finish 6-8-5. He was a starter on the basketball team, averaging 2.7 points (scoring a career-high 11 against Corydon) and 1.3 rebounds as BNL went 14-11.

He made the major impact in track. Flinn was a member of the 400 and 1600 relays that won Hoosier Hills Conference, sectional and regional championships while qualifying for the IHSAA state finals in both races.

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BOYS SWIMMING: Crosby finishes 29th in state diving

Alden Crosby

Alden Crosby

INDIANAPOLIS – Bedford North Lawrence sophomore diver Alden Crosby finished 29th in the IHSAA state diving preliminaries on Saturday morning.

The top 20 in the field of 32 (after five dives) advanced to the semifinal round. Following three more dives in the semifinal, the top 16 advanced to the finals on Saturday afternoon at the IU Natatorium.

Crosby totaled 149.10 points with his five attempts. The cut for the semifinals was 173.70.

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BOYS SWIMMING: Manke finishes season in prelims

Alex Manke

Alex Manke

INDIANAPOLIS – Bedford North Lawrence junior Alex Manke finished his season in the IHSAA state preliminaries on Friday night.

Manke competed in the 200-yard and 500- freestyle events. He finished 29th in the 200 and 24th in the 500. The top eight advanced to Saturday’s championship race, while places 9-16 qualified for the consolation races.

Manke touched the wall in 1:48.14 in the 200 (he was seeded in 1:46.38 in that race) and a personal-best 4:48.62 (compared to his seed time of 4:52.38) in the 500.

BNL diver Alden Crosby will compete in the state diving prelims on Saturday morning. After five dives in the prelims, the top 20 out of 32 will advance to the semifinals. Following three more dives, the top 16 will advance to the final round for three final dives. Diving action will begin at 9 a.m.

 

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BOYS SWIMMING: Bald is beautiful for Manke

BNL junior Alex Manke will compete in two events in the IHSAA prelims on Friday night.

BNL junior Alex Manke will compete in two events in the IHSAA state prelims on Friday night.

BNL junior shears it all

to shave off precious time

for swimming state finals

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Not everyone can pull off the bald look. Some, because of heredity, have no choice. For a swimmer, it’s a sign of the last stage of preparation for a significant race. And in Indiana, few races are bigger than the IHSAA state finals.

Bald is beautiful in the pool. That means it’s time for speed, and Bedford North Lawrence junior Alex Manke hopes to shave off some precious time, matching his hairless body, as he competes in the IHSAA state preliminary races in two events on Friday night.

Manke will make his second trip to the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, competing in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles races. The top eight following the prelims will advance to the state championship race on Saturday afternoon, while places 8-16 will qualify for the consolation race. The favorite times of his life have been in the water, and he hopes to add to those personal highlights with a memorable performance.

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BOYS SWIMMING: Crosby advances to diving finals

Alden Crosby

Alden Crosby

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence’s Alden Crosby advanced to the IHSAA state diving finals during Tuesday night’s regional at Bloomington North.

Crosby, a sophomore, finished fifth in the field of 20 with a final score of 343.05 points. The top eight qualified for the state preliminaries on Saturday morning at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.

After five dives in the prelims, the top 20 out of 32 will advance to the semifinals. Following three more dives, the top 16 will advance to the final round for three final dives. Diving action will begin at 9 a.m.

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BOYS SWIMMING: Manke seeded 27th in state finals

Alden Crosby

Alden Crosby

Alex Manke

Alex Manke

Bedford North Lawrence junior Alex Manke, a sectional champion in two events, will compete in the IHSAA state finals preliminary races on Friday night at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Manke is seeded 27th in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:52.38, and he’s seeded 30th in the 200 free. The top eight in the prelims will advance to the state championship race on Saturday afternoon, while places 9-16 will qualify for the consolation race. The prelims are scheduled to begin at 6  p.m.

BNL diver Alden Crosby will compete in the diving regional at Bloomington North on Tuesday night. The top eight from the regional will advance to the state prelims on Saturday morning.

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BOYS SWIMMING: BNL’s Manke wins two sectional events

Alex Manke powers his way to a victory in the 500 freestyle. Manke also won the 200 free.

Alex Manke won sectional titles in the 200 and 500 freestyle races to qualify for the IHSAA state finals.

JASPER – Bedford North Lawrence’s Alex Manke won two sectional races on Saturday afternoon to qualify for the IHSAA state finals.

Manke won the 200-yard freestyle and 500 free to automatically advance to the preliminary round of the state championships at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis on Feb. 26.

Sectional results

BNL diver Alden Crosby finished second in diving to qualify for the regional on Tuesday at Bloomington North. The Stars finished fourth in the team competition with 326 points while Jasper won the crown with 392.5.

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