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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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GIRLS SWIMMING: BNL finishes 2nd in relay debut

Sidney Carlile

Sidney Carlile

Terry Tlustek

Terry Tlustek

TELL CITY – Bedford North Lawrence finished second in the season-opening Tell City Relays on Saturday afternoon.

Mt Vernon dominated the meet, which was comprised completely of relay events, while winning nine of the 10 races. The Stars settled for second in six events.

Tell City results

“We had a great meet,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “The format was fun, and the girls enjoyed it.  They want to go back next year.

“The best thing for the girls was beating Jasper.  They have never in my history in the program, as assistant or head coach, ever had a situation where our girls have beat Jasper in any setting.  So the girls were on cloud nine.  That is some momentum we hope to maintain.”

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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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GIRLS: BNL Athlete of the Year

BNL goalkeeper Jaclyn Dufrense dives to deflect a shot near the post. BNLs defense surrendered 19 shots as Bloomington North won the season opener 3-1.

BNL goalkeeper Jaclyn Dufrense dives to deflect a shot near the post.

Jaclyn Dufresne made

mark around the net

in soccer and tennis

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Jaclyn Dufresne was always around the net during her senior season at Bedford North Lawrence.

Dufresne, a force in soccer and tennis, was named TheHHCSports.com’s third Female Athlete of the Year. She was named the All-Hoosier Hills Conference goalkeeper for the second straight season as the Stars finished 10-5-3.

She also showed her versatility, joining the tennis team for the first time during her senior year. She proved to be a natural in doubles, pouncing on shots at the net.

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GIRLS SWIMMING: Stars finish third in sectional

Hayley Hatfield

Hayley Hatfield

JASPER – Bedford North Lawrence finished third in the IHSAA swimming sectional at Jasper on Saturday afternoon.

Jasper won the team title with 520 points, followed by Heritage Hills (329) and BNL (295) in the 11-team field.

Jasper Sectional results

Freshman Hayley Hatfield was the top finisher for the Stars as she took second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:25.39) and third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.34). The Stars also finished third in the 400 freestyle relay (4:06.59).

Other competitors in the finals for BNL included Joslyn Wever (fifth in the 100 free and sixth in the 200 free), Kaiti Siedl (seventh in the 50 free) and Sidney Carlile (fourth in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 100 butterfly).

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GIRLS SWIMMING: Stars surge in sectional prelims

Sidney Carlile glides through the water en route to winning the 100 backstroke.

Sidney Carlile qualified second in the 100 backstroke during sectional prelims.

JASPER – Bedford North Lawrence freshman Sidney Carlile qualified second in the 100-yard backstroke during the IHSAA swimming sectional preliminaries on Thursday night.

The finals in each event are set for Saturday afternoon, and the winner in each race will automatically advance to the state finals in Indianapolis on Feb. 12-13. BNL has not advanced an individual to the state meet in six years.

Swim prelim results

Carlile touched the wall in 1:03.63, just off the pace of Southridge’s Kera Jochem, who earned the top seed in 1:03.40.

Other top finishes for the Stars came from Joslyn Wever (third in the 100 freestyle in 58.17 and fourth in the 200 free), Hayley Hatfield (third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.34 and fourth in the 200 individual medley) and Carlile (fourth in the 100 butterfly). The Stars were also third in the 400 free relay.

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SWIMMING: South uses broom to paddle Stars

Sidney Carlile

BNL freshman Sidney Carlile powers her way through the water in the 100-yard butterfly race on Thursday night. Carlile won the 100 backstroke for the Stars against Bloomington South.

Panthers sweep their way

to wins that dampen BNL’s

Senior Night celebrations

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

In a rather magnanimous gesture, Bloomington South swim coach Phil Cole decided to forfeit the final two relays and have his Panthers swim the events as ‘exhibitions’ against Bedford North Lawrence.

What the Panthers exhibited was firepower, depth and talent. South swept the top three spots in 11 combined events while washing away the Stars on Senior Night. South dominated the boys meet 110-69 and the girls 114-67.

BNL senior Victoria Orender is congratulated by coach Terry Tlustek during the Senior Night celebration.

BNL senior Victoria Orender is congratulated by coach Terry Tlustek during the Senior Night celebration.

Now those are official scores, crediting BNL with relay wins it did not earn. That’s Cole’s choice. In the water, there was no doubt who won. The Stars managed only two wins in races, plus a victory from diver Alden Crosby.

For the Stars, the night was about the upperclassmen (Michael Ball, Victoria Orender, Coleen Gabhart and Czech foreign exchange student Nikola Malkova) who made their final appearances in BNL Pool. The outcome of the meet was never in doubt.

“It’s mixed emotions to siwm South on Senior Night because you know what’s going to happen,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “These seniors have found success in other ways. They have great character.

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SWIMMING: Seymour sweeps past BNL

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

Alex Manke

SEYMOUR – Seymour celebrated its Senior Night with a pair of wins over Bedford North Lawrence on Tuesday night.

The Owls dominated the girls meet 116-64 and posted a 108-77 victory in the boys meet.

Seymour-BNL results

Alex Manke was a double winner for the Stars. He claimed the 200-yard individual medley (2:08.89) and the 500 freestyle (5:03.38). Other winners for the Stars included Sam Tlustek (a season-best 1:02.33 in the 100 backstroke) and Alden Crosby (a personal-best 241.65 in diving).

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GIRLS SWIMMING: Stars finish 6th in HHC meet

Sidney Carlile

Sidney Carlile

SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence finished sixth in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet at Seymour on Saturday afternoon.

The Stars totaled 85 points. Floyd Central won the event with 350, edging defending Jeffersonville (332) for its 12th overall league title and the fourth in the last five years.

HHC results

BNL’s best finish was posted by freshman Sidney Carlile, who was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:07.00. The Stars also finished fifth in the 400 relay and 200 medley relay.

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