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GIRLS TRACK: BNL finishes 2nd at Corydon

Carrie Flinn

Carrie Flinn

Alana Alexander

Alana Alexander

CORYDON – Bedford North Lawrence won four indivdual red ribbons and left as the team runner-up during the Corydon Invitational on Friday night.

New Albany won the 8-team meet with 103 points while the Stars totaled 47.

Corydon Invitational results

Carrie Flinn (3200 meter run), Halle Hughes (high jump), Megan Lambrecht (shot put) and Alana Alexander (long jump) all finished second in their respective events for the Stars.

Flinn crossed the line in 13:06.00 as Henryville’s Cia Greene won the 3200 in 12:31.21. Hughes cleared 5-0 while Madison’s Sage Sproles won the high jumps at 5-2, Lambrecht fires the shot 36-10 (with Corydon’s Ashley Oliver winning with a distance of 37-5), and Alexander sailed 15-0 in the long jump while Jennings County’s Alana Daeger won at 15-5.

Alexander also finished third in the 200 (28.46), Flinn was third in the 1600 (5:52.69), and Lambrecht was third in the discus (103-6).

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TRACK: Seymour sweeps past BNL, JC

SEYMOUR – Seymour powered to a pair of sweeps over Bedford North Lawrence and Jennings County on Thursday night.

The Owls won the boys meet with 79 points, followed by Jennings County (52) and BNL (36).

Girls results

Boys results

Micah Wagner won the 100 meter dash (11.13) and the 200 (27.83), and he teamed with Isaac Kuehn, Dylan Bortner and Garrett Flinn as the Stars won the 400 relay (44.98).

In the girls meet, the Owls won with 76 points, followed by the Panthers (53) and the Stars (39).

BNL’s Sarah Brewster won the 400 meter dash in 1:05.97, while Megan Lambrecht was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 36-4 3/4. McKenna Garrison was second in both hurdle events (18.71 in the 100 and 57.19 in the 300), and Carrie Flinn was second in the 3200 (12:58).

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TRACK: Stars finish 2nd, 3rd in opening meets

Lane Hawkins

Lane Hawkins

Micah Wagner

Micah Wagner

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence sprinter Micah Wagner won two events as the Stars finished third in the season-opening meet at Bloomington North on Tuesday night.

The Cougars claimed the team title in the boys meet with 94 points, followed by the Stars (37.5) and Brown County (35.5). In the girls meet, Bloomington North cruised to the victory with 102.5 points, followed by Brown County (49.5) and BNL (15).

Official results

Wagner won the 100-meter dash in 11.72 and crossed the line first in the 200 in 23.23.

Other top finishers for the BNL boys included Justin Sims (second in the 110 high hurdles in 17.49 and second in the 300 hurdles in 47.45) and Lane Hawkins (second in the high jump at 5-8).

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TRACK: Flinn crosses the college finish line

BNLs Carrie Flinn led the Stars to a ninth-place finish in the annual Ted Fox Invitational on Saturday morning.

BNL’s Carrie Flinn will continue her running career at Franklin College.

BNL senior set to run

with Franklin College;

Bradley signs for hoops

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

By her own estimation, over the course of the last six years, Bedford North Lawrence senior Carrie Flinn has run over 7,200 miles. Enough to make it to Shanghai, if she didn’t mind treading water.

All those steps led her much closer to home. Flinn, a cross country and track distance standout, signed her letter of intent to continue her career at Franklin College on Wednesday afternoon.

Flinn started running in the sixth grade, and that much pounding on her legs and feet has taken a toll. But she deemed it a necessary evil to reach a goal, and she crossed that finish line when she scribbled her name on the page.

“It makes it all worth it,” she said.

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GIRLS TRACK: BNL ready for a run at sectional

BNL's Halle Hughes, a regional qualifier in the high jump last season, will be one of the key veterans for the Stars in 2016.

BNL’s Halle Hughes, a regional qualifier in the high jump last season, will be one of the key veterans for the Stars in 2016.

Depth and new faces give

new coach Scott plenty of

talent to contend for title

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

In the long run, Bedford North Lawrence coach Jo Scott hopes a tougher approach leads to an elusive team sectional championship.

Scott begins her second stint (she was in charge from 1998-2002 before serving as an assistant under departed coach Amy Spence) as the head coach with one definite goal in mind. BNL has not won a sectional crown since 2002, and Scott wants to pick up where she left off.

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BNL roster

BNL came oh-so-close last season, finishing third with 105.5 points while Seymour claimed the trophy with 111.7. Jennings County squeezed into that six-point gap for second, and Scott believes the Stars have the collective talent to make the leap and end the slump.

“We have a very good opportunity to win that this year,” Scott said. “We were right in there last year, but I think we’re stronger and deeper than we were.

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COLUMN: 2015 year in review

BNL seniors Dominique McBryde, Alexa Bailey and Jenna Allen Photo courtesy of Wet Ink Designs

BNL seniors Dominique McBryde, Alexa Bailey and Jenna Allen were among the main headliners for the Stars in 2014-15.
Photo courtesy of Wet Ink Designs

The high school sports season never really ends. Even when the school doors close for the short summer, the games go on.

Bedford North Lawrence enjoyed a busy, and successful, sports year. Girls basketball dominated the headlines once again, but other teams and individual athletes made the 2014-15 campaign memorable with their accomplishments.

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

20. Girls soccer in Hoosier Cup: The Stars went 2-0-1 to win their pool in the annual Hoosier Cup tournament at Karst Farm Park. BNL conquered Martinsville and Kokomo while playing to a 1-1 deadlock with Evansville Harrison during the two-day event.

BNL's Lexie Scott skies to smack the ball. Scott had 12 kills for the No.17 Stars.

Lexie Scott

19. Volleyball starts 9-0: BNL won its first nine matches, capped by a victory over Class A No.1 Barr-Reeve, and vaulted into the Top 20 in the Class 4-A poll.

18. Baseball’s hot start: Jeff Callahan’s baseball team started 6-0 and jumped into the Top 10 in the Class 4-A poll. BNL went to 9-1-1 after its Tennessee trip and climbed to No.4 in the rankings.

17. McBryde advances to state: Dominique McBryde finished second in the long jump during the IHSAA regional at Bloomington and qualified for the state finals in that event. McBryde finished 17th in the state.

16. Allen hired: Jeff Allen was hired as the new girls basketball coach for the Stars. Allen, a former assistant, succeeded Damon Bailey after he won the 4-A state championship in his only season and departed to join former BNL head coach Kurt Godlevske as an assistant with the Butler women’s program. Allen guided the Stars to a 26-1 record.

15. Shoufler a mudder: BNL senior Matt Shoufler ran through the mud for 156 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Stars won at Madison 14-3. Continue reading

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GIRLS: Athlete of the Year

Dominique McBryde and the Stars  Photo courtesy of Varsity Views

Dominique McBryde

McBryde set basketball record,

advanced to IHSAA state finals

in long jump during track season

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Dominique McBryde, who shattered the girls basketball career scoring record , was named TheHHCSports.com’s second Female Athlete of the Year at Bedford North Lawrence.

McBryde, a Purdue recruit, averaged 20.0 points and 6.4 rebounds as the Stars went 26-1 in 2015. She also finished as the school’s career leader in scoring (1,762 points to break the mark set for former Miss Basketball Marla Inman) and blocked shots (229). The Stars won back-to-back championships in 2013-14 and finished McBryde’s four-year career with a 104-5 record.

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GIRLS TRACK: McBryde comes up short in long jump

Dominique McBryde

Dominique McBryde

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence senior Dominique McBryde failed to qualify for the finals in the long jump during Saturday’s IHSAA state track meet at Indiana University.

McBryde, seeded seventh in the event after finishing second in the regional, leaped 17 feet to finish 17th.

Evansville Bosse’s Yamani Hunter won the title with a jump of 19-8 1/2.

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GIRLS TRACK: McBryde leaping into action

Dominique McBryde is seeded seventh in the long jump for the IHSAA state finals on Saturday.

BNL’s Dominique McBryde is seeded seventh in the long jump for the IHSAA state finals on Saturday.

BNL senior taking a break

from basketball to compete

in IHSAA state track meet

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Consider this possibility: Bedford North Lawrence senior Dominique McBryde forsakes basketball and devotes all of her athletic time, energy and talent to the long jump. How good could she be?

OK, that’s not happening. Basketball has rewarded her with two state championships and a scholarship to Purdue University. But it’s a fair question.

State meet seeds

In only two spring seasons, McBryde has leaped a mile, from novice to state meet qualifier. She is seeded seventh in the event for Saturday’s IHSAA state finals at Indiana University.

It’s a testament to her unique gifts. Basketball still takes top priority. Even during this week, when the other competitors are focusing on peaking for one explosive charge down the runway, McBryde is playing hoops, preparing for Friday night’s Hoosier Reunion Classic in Knightstown, for the Indiana All-Star games against Kentucky next week, for her official move to West Lafayette as soon as that series concludes on June 13. In between dribbles and jump shots, she will contend for a state medal.

“You just have to make time for everything,” McBryde said. “It’s never off my mind.”

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GIRLS TRACK: McBryde soars all the way to IU

Dominique McBryde

Dominique McBryde flies through the air during the long jump. McBryde qualified for the state by finishing second in the regional on Tuesday night.

McBryde qualifies

for state in long jump

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

BLOOMINGTON – Dominique McBryde, a Purdue University basketball recruit, had her sights set on Indiana University on Tuesday night.

Now, before social media jumps to conclusions and rumors erupt, let the record show McBryde is still destined to be a Boilermaker. But when she leaped into the sky during the long-jump competition in the IHSAA regional at Bloomington North, she landed across town.

Regional results

McBryde advanced to the state finals, which Indiana University will host, by finishing second with a personal-best jump of 17-10. The top three in each event qualified for the IHSAA finals on June 6.

McBryde, the top seed, was the lone Star to qualify. And she did that on her first attempt, when she bolted down  the runway and landed in the sand, just ¾ of an inch behind Bloomington South’s Emily Ehman. Neither competitor could better that the rest of the night.

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