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BOYS SOCCER: South pitches shutout on the pitch

BLOOMINGTON – Bloomington South rolled to a 5-0 victory over Bedford North Lawrence on Monday night.

Nathan Sapal scored twice as the Panthers handed the Stars their second straight loss while surrendering five goals.

Deo Moore got South rolling with a score off a penalty kick at the 19-minute mark of the first half. One minute later, Sapal scored this first goal as the Panthers took a 2-0 lead at the intermission.

In the second half, South added goals by William Lundell (15th minute), Sapal (31st minute) and Aldridge Zajmi (38th minute) as the Stars fell to 1-2-1.

“We were OK in the first half,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “We tried some high pressure early on, and that really didn’t faze them. We played decent defense, but in the second half they just wore us down. They’re a good team and we’re striving to be at their level. Obivously, we’re not there, but 5-0 doesn’t project how we did in a bad way. We just have to continue to get better.”

BNL will visit Vincennes Rivet on Saturday.

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BOYS TENNIS: East rolls past shuffled Stars

Ian Dillman

Ian Dillman

Columbus East swept the singles while dropping only three games during a 4-1 victory over Bedford North Lawrence on Monday afternoon.

BNL’s only victory came at No.2 doubles. The Stars had to juggle their lineup following Saturday’s knee injury to Alex East, and Ian Dillman combined with Isaac Titche to thump Daniel Kuhlman and Austin Guse 6-4, 6-o.

The Olympians dominated the other courts. Alex Galle rolled past Logan Treanor 6-0, 6-0 at No.1 singles while JoJo Woolwine topped Brandt Callahan 6-0, 6-0 at No.2. Neeraj Pundita popped Bryce Gilbert 6-2, 6-1 at No.3. East also claimed No.1 doubles as Matt Furnish and Sammy Woolwine downed Jarod Deckard and Pace Siedl 6-0, 6-1.

The Stars (1-4) will visit Jennings County on Tuesday.

Columbus East 4, BNL 1

Singles: 1. Alex Galle, CE d. Logan Treanor 6-0, 6-0; 2. JoJo Woolwine, CE d. Brandt Callahan 6-0, 6-0; 3. Neeraj Pundita, CE d. Bryce Gilbert 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: 1. Matt  Furnish and Sammy Woolwine, CE d. Jarod Deckard and Pace Siedl 6-0, 6-1; 2. Ian Dillman and Isaac Titche, BNL d. Daniel Kuhlman and Austin Guse 6-4, 6-0

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The HHC Sports Weekly

IT’S BACK!

SEASON 2 of THE HHC SPORTS WEEKLY!

EPISODE 1

 

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GIRLS GOLF: Gilmore, Duncan win title

BNLs Abbi Duncan combined with teammate Bailee Gilmore to win a best-best event at Heartland Crossing on Saturday afternoon.

BNL’s Abbi Duncan combined with teammate Bailee Gilmore to win a best-best event at Heartland Crossing on Saturday afternoon.

CAMBY – Bedford North Lawrence’s Bailee Gilmore and Abbi Duncan combined to win the championship flight of a best-ball tournament at Heartland Crossing Golf Links on Saturday afternoon.

Gilmore and Duncan teamed to card a solid score of even-par 73 and post a five-shot victory. Gilmore had an eagle and a birdie while totaling a 78, and Duncan had two birdies en route to an 82. In the best-ball format, with the best score of the pair taken as the team score on each hole, the twosome worked well in unison to win the 14-team flight.

“It was a fun way to play,” Duncan said. “It was interesting. We helped each other on putts, and when she hit a bad shot, I would hit a good one. We just played well together. I would like to play more events like this.”

The Stars, playing the course for the first time, adapted quickly and adopted a strategy. Their only glitch came on their final hole of the day, the short par-3 second. They both suffered a triple-bogey.

“We tried to play one smart ball,’ Gilmore said. “Abbi would hit a smart shot and I would go for it. That worked out really well.We had some pretty good scores.”

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BOYS SOCCER: FC opens gift-wrapped goals

BNLs Logan Andrews collides with a Floyd Central defender during a battle for possession. The Highlanders scored four second-half goals to clip the Stars 5-3 on Saturday afternoon.

BNL’s Logan Andrews collides with a Floyd Central defender during a battle for possession. The Highlanders scored four second-half goals to clip the Stars 5-3 on Saturday afternoon.

Second-half mistakes key

as Highlanders pull away

for 5-3 victory over Stars

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Under constant pressure, Bedford North Lawrence cracked just enough to allow Floyd Central to squeeze through.

The Highlanders scored four second-half goals, including a couple that were almost indefensible, and escaped with a 5-3 road victory over the Stars, who played their best minutes of the season but still suffered their first loss.

Deadlocked at 1-1 at the half, Floyd Central (1-1, 1-1 in the Hoosier Hills Conference) took control with a disputed goal and two gift scores. The Stars (1-1-1, 0-1) couldn’t keep pace.

“We wanted high intensity, high pressure the first five minutes,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “The bad thing was we couldn’t turn that off. We wore down. We never relaxed and we got tired.”

BNL stunned the Highlanders with a swift goal, with Cameron Anderson scoring only 58 seconds into the match. That 1-0 lead was firm until Floyd’s Tyler Thulier knocked home the equalizer with 2:24 left in the half.

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BOYS TENNIS: Cardinals fly away with the trophy

BNLs Jarod Deckard stretches to hit a forehand. Deckard and Ian Dilman combined to beat Madison in action at No.1 doubles in the first round of the BNL Invitational on Saturday.

BNLs Jarod Deckard stretches to hit a forehand. Deckard and Ian Dillman combined to beat Madison in action at No.1 doubles during the first round of the BNL Invitational on Saturday.

Bloomfield wins key doubles

match to post 3-2 win over

BNL in Invite championship

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bloomfield now owns quite a collection of Bedford North Lawrence’s hardware.

For the fourth straight year, the Cardinals claimed the title in the fifth annual BNL Invitational, stopping the Stars 3-2 in a tight final match.

BNL (1-3) advanced to the championship round with a 5-0 victory over Madison. Bloomfield swept the doubles, including the swing match at No.2, to take home the trophy and medals.

“It looked like it might go our way for once,” BNL coach Donnie Thomas said. “We’re waiting on it. We thought this would be it. We just missed it by a little bit. It would have been a nice one to win.”

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GIRLS SOCCER: The shots just keep on comin’

BNL senior Morgan Benstin lines up a shot from close range. The Stars generated 42 shots while crushing Owen Valley 12-0 on Saturday morning.

BNL senior Morgan Benstin lines up a shot from close range. The Stars generated 42 shots while crushing Owen Valley 12-0 on Saturday morning.

BNL blasts away while

overpowering helpless

Owen Valley by 12-0 count

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Poor, poor Owen Valley goalie Kaylee Smith. She had to feel like the center of the soccer universe, surrounded by Stars. The twinkling around her was blinding..

Smith never had a chance to defend herself or the wide target behind her. Bedford North Lawrence, seizing on the opportunity to overwhelm an overmatched opponent, launched shots in machine-gun fashion, firing 42 without a response from the weaponless Patriots.

The final was 12-0. It could have been worse. Much worse. As if that’s not bad enough.

During the first half, when the Stars (2-1) kept the pressure on full blast, the ball was corralled on the BNL offensive end of the field. BNL goalkeeper Jaclyn Dufrense never touched the ball, except to fire a free kick. She could have taken a nap. The Stars were that dominant.

BNL fired 31 shots and scored 8 times in the first 40 minutes, and two bullets ricocheted off the post. In the second half, hoping to limit the damage as much as possible, BNL coach Kelsey Pace ordered no shots inside the 18-yard penalty box boundary, and the Stars still scored. Pace was hoping to avoid a double-digit offensive output. That was impossible, unless the Stars played keep-away.

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FOOTBALL: South bound and down

Jack Bailey

Jack Bailey

Tiger Baldwin

Tiger Baldwin

No.2 Panthers pitch shutout,

but Stars competitive during

28-0 loss in season opener

No solace in defeat. No moral victory.

Bedford North Lawrence opened the 2015 campaign with Class 5-A No.2 Bloomington South, one of the powerhouses of the state when Mo Moriarity is in charge of the program.  Many, recalling South’s dominance of the Stars last season, winning twice by combined scores of 103-7, feared the worst on Friday night.

That did not happen. No brutal blowout, no embarrassment.

South won, yes, as expected. Sophomore quarterback Gavin Yeskie threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, and South’s quicksilver defense allowed only 126 total yards as the Panthers overpowered the Stars 28-0.

BNL had its moments. The Stars intercepted two passes, they exchanged blows during a scoreless first quarter, they put together two scoring chances. But they eventually wore down, and went down. That’s now five straight, and 16 of the last 18, in a series that has not been competitive.

This time, the Stars held their ground as long as they could. BNL coach Steve Weber applauded the effort, but the outcome was not praiseworthy.

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BOYS SOCCER: Stars get their kicks against Jackets

BNLs Zach Bradhsaw gathers the ball to launch a shot. Bradshaw scored the first goal as the Stars smacked Mitchell 5-0 on Thursday afternoon.

BNL’s Zach Bradshaw gathers the ball to launch a shot. Bradshaw scored the first goal as the Stars smacked Mitchell 5-0 on Thursday afternoon.

BNL offense erupts as

Anderson’s two goals

spark Stars to 5-0 win

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bedford North Lawrence didn’t score for the first 110 minutes of the 2015 season. Then all hail broke loose.

Once the ball finally found the back of the net, goals dropped like hailstones from the sky, and they caused a lot of damage. Cameron Anderson tallied twice as the Stars stopped Mitchell 5-0 on Thursday afternoon, logging Logan Jackson’s first win as a rookie head coach.

After a scoreless stalemate in the season opener at Scottsburg, the Stars were still mired in an offensive slump during the first 30 minutes against the Bluejackets. Zach Bradshaw broke the ice, and that set off a chain reaction as BNL (1-0-1) pelted the Mitchell defense.

“We finally got that monkey off our back,” Jackson said. “It kind of worried us. Obviously, once we scored, we relaxed and let the game come to us.”

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GIRLS GOLF: South strolls, BNL struggles

BNLs Bailee Gilmore tracks her tee shot on the 15th tee at Otis Park on Thursday afternoon. Gilmore fired a 43 on the back nine.

BNLs Bailee Gilmore tracks her tee shot on the 15th tee at Otis Park on Thursday afternoon. Gilmore fired a 43 on the back nine.

A hard walk – the back nine at hilly Otis Park – was spoiled on Thursday afternoon.

Bloomington South, powered by the two aces at the top of the lineup, had no trouble with the terrain. Defending state medalist Cherise Otter posted a 1-under 34 and Emma Fisher added an even-par 35 as the Panthers posted a team total of 166.

BNL struggled to its worst score of the season, carding 195.

Otter had two birdies during the first three holes and cruised with little stress. Fisher, a left-handed bomber, also had an early birdie and was never in serious trouble. They played the course like they owned it.

The Stars owe some rent after their round on home ground. Bailee Gilmore, who had been playing so solid, stumbled to a 43 while Abbi Duncan carded a 47. The rest of the young lineup ran into difficulty.

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