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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Stars 4th in Salem Invite

Zoe Zollman

Zoe Zollman

Danielle Kittaka

Danielle Kittaka

SALEM – Bedford North Lawrence finished fourth in the 12-team Salem Invitational on Saturday morning.

The Stars totaled 116 points. Forest Park won the meet with 27, followed by Silver Creek (101) and Jeffersonville (113).

BNL’s Danielle Kittaka was 9th overall in 24:10 while Zoe Zollman was 15th in 24:54. Payton Flynn set another personal best while crossing the line 23rd in 25:44.

“We narrowed our gap between our first and fifth runners by 45 seconds,” BNL coach Jill Vance said. “As the highlight from the coach’s perspective, it was a very good strategic race. We did an excellent job controlling the pace on the first mile, so they had plenty of energy for a strong second and third miles.

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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: BNL 18th in Tiger Run

Trey Pemberton

Trey Pemberton

LOUISVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence finished 18th in the 34-team Tiger Run, hosted by Louisville St. Xavier, on Saturday morning.

The Stars totaled 490 points to finish in the middle of the pack. St. Xavier won the meet with 29, followed by Louisville schools Trinity (69) and Manual (136).

Tiger Run results

Trey Pemberton was the top finisher for the Stars as he crossed the line in 44th place (in a field of 302 competitors) in 17:50.58. Chance Pemberton was 100th (18:55.84) and Isaak Gilbert was 124th (19:17.27).

Alex Mortimer of Tates Creek was the individual champion in 16:05.50. St. Xavier had five finishers in the top 8 places, paced by Patrick Schaefer (2nd in 16:13.18).

BNL will compete in the Terre Haute North Invitational on Sept. 3.

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GIRLS SOCCER: Walker’s hat trick halts Stars

Bridget McFarland

Bridget McFarland

NEW ALBANY – New Albany’s Kat Walker did all the damage as the Bulldogs clipped Bedford North Lawrence 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Walker scored in the fifth minute as the Bulldogs (who also weathered a storm delay midway through the period) took a 1-0 lead at halftime. Walker converted a penalty kick in the 51st minute, then finished off her hat trick with a goal in the 65th minute.

The Stars (1-2, 0-2 in the Hoosier Hills Conference race) finally got on the board with a goal from Bridget McFarland.

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BOYS SOCCER: Bradshaw, Stars are ‘mudders’

Seth Sherfick

Seth Sherfick

Zach Bradshaw

Zach Bradshaw

Bradshaw’s 4 goals in rain

and muck power Stars

to 6-0 victory over Rivet

In the worst of conditions, Bedford North Lawrence’s Zach Bradshaw had the best of games.

Bradshaw scored four goals and Seth Sherfick added two as the Stars rained down on Vincennes Rivet 6-0 on Saturday morning. BNL (2-1) swam through a first-half downpour and slid through a sloppy field in the second half for its second straight win.

“We actually came to play, and it was by far our best game,” BNL coach Logan Jackson said. “We worked the ball well, and that’s why Zach was successful. He found the holes and was able to drive it home.”

Sherfick got the Stars started with an early goal off a pass from Bradshaw, who then struck for his first goal at the 10-minute mark. Bradshaw added his second at 25 minutes, and Sherfick scored just 42 seconds later as the Stars stormed (waiting out a lightning delay after the second Sherfick goal) to a 4-0 lead.

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FOOTBALL: Little gain in Patriots game

Austin Jovanovich

BNL’s Austin Jovanovich muscles through traffic. Jovanovich scored two TDs as the Stars smacked Indianapolis Marshall 50-0 on Friday night.

BNL pitches another shutout

with dominating 50-0 win

over overmatched Marshall

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Every player who dons the pads for the brutal game, every team that crosses the white lines to compete, deserves respect, regardless of ability. Many times in recent years, Bedford North Lawrence has been on the wrong end of the spectrum, attempting to earn admiration rather than offering appreciation.

For once, the Stars know what it’s like to be the dominators. Or, as someone so coyly stated, they know – for a brief night – what it’s like to be Columbus East and play a shortened second half with a running clock.

BNL, as expected, overpowered Indianapolis Marshall in the home opener on Friday night, cruising to a 50-0 victory. The Stars posted their first back-to-back shutouts since 1975, started 2-0 for the first time since 2005 and scored the most points since posting 52 against Seymour in 2012. It also represented BNL’s biggest margin of victory since a 65-6 win over Jennings County (’05) and was the program’s biggest shutout win since a 55-0 triumph over Madison (also ’05).

That’s a lengthy list of accomplishments. The question is what BNL really gained from it.

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HHC Roundup: Red Devils win conference opener

Jeff logoJordan Barnett ran for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns as Jeffersonville (1-1) opened Hoosier Hills Conference action with a 29-15 road victory on the new turf field at Seymour on Friday night.

Jeffersonville quarterback Cam Northern completed 13 of 22 passes for 131 yards, and the Red Devils overcame 15 penalties (with four touchdowns called back) for 121 yards. Alan Perry had a touchdown run (7 yards) and TD pass (10 yards to Zach Carpenter) as Seymour slipped to 0-2.

Castle 35, New Albany 32 – Noah Taylor ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights won an offensive shootout with the Bulldogs (1-1).

Darquan Richardson had 144 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns, Jalin Ray recovered a blocked punt in end zone, and Noah McLean caught 6 passes for 100 yards for New Albany.

Columbus North 30, Columbus East 13 – North ended East’s 44-game regular-season winning streak as North quarterback Triston Perry threw a 64-yard touchdown to Jaylen Flemmons and a 48-yarder to J.D. Harris in the second half.

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TENNIS: Stars wrap up Invitational title

Logan Bland-Chastain

Logan Bland-Chastain

Bedford North Lawrence completed its victory in the final match of the BNL Invitational on Friday afternoon, finishing a 4-1 win over Borden in the weather-delayed championship match.

The Stars already owned a 2-0 lead from the doubles matches (which were held on Aug. 20), and needed just one singles win. Logan Bland-Chastain rallied for a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Brandon Thompson at No.3 singles, and Brandt Callahan conquered Dawson Nale 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 at No.2.

BNL won its own event for the first time in its six years.

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VOLLEYBALL: Stars stomp past gritty Panthers

BNL senior Hannah Dotts stomps in celebration of a key point during Thursdays clash with Jennings County. The Stars prevailed in four games.

BNL senior Hannah Dotts stomps in celebration of a key point during Thursday’s clash with Jennings County. The Stars prevailed in four games.

BNL remains undefeated

with 4-set victory over JC

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bedford North Lawrence junior Claire Sorrells felt the pressure. Her turn on the service line – which was an intersection with disaster on this night – loomed as the critical third set neared a conclusion and the match outcome was on the line.

The Stars led 24-23, and Jennings County took a timeout, in part of talk strategy but in reality to “ice” Sorrells and let her think about the situation. And she was thinking a lot, talking with BNL assistant coach Steve Ohl, and worrying.

BNL's Maddy Cosner reaches over the net to compete for a ball. Cosner had 32 assists as BNL prevailed in four sets,

BNL’s Maddy Cosner reaches over the net to compete for a ball. Cosner had 32 assists as BNL improved to 5-0.

Ohl insisted the pressure was on the Panthers, but Sorrells disagreed. Guess who was correct?

Ohl was right and Sorrells was perfect. She ripped an ace to clinch the set, propelling BNL to a four-set triumph (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-18) over the winless Panthers on Thursday night at BNL Fieldhouse.

The ace was rare. BNL, normally a tough serving team, had only 6 (compared to a ghastly 14 errors). But, wow, it was huge. After splitting the first two sets, the tetter-totter momentum from winning the swing set was vital. That one swing, it could be argued, took BNL the rest of the way.

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TENNIS: Stars double down on BC

BNLs Brandt Callahan hammers a backhand return during action on No.2 singles on Thursday afternoon. Callahan won in straight sets as the Stars topped Brown County 4-1.

BNL’s Brandt Callahan hammers a backhand return during action on No.2 singles on Thursday afternoon. Callahan won in straight sets as the Stars topped Brown County 4-1.

BNL sweeps doubles

in 3-set battles while

clipping Eagles 4-1

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

The oven was on broil, and the longer the matches cooked, the tougher they got for Bedford North Lawrence.

The Stars survived the heat, both from the blast-furnace asphalt of the refurbished courts and from Brown County, to clip the Eagles 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.

BNL swept the doubles, which featured new pairings because of a lineup shift, and battled from behind in each. At one point, with two singles matches already locked up, the Stars trailed on the three remaining courts. They needed at least one comeback and got two for the price.

“Those were great comebacks,” BNL coach Donnie Thomas said. “We didn’t play well, it was pretty ugly, but we won ugly. When it counted, they played well.”

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SOCCER: BNL breaks through for first win

Zach Bradshaw

Zach Bradshaw

Bradshaw’s two goals

spur Stars to 3-0 victory

MITCHELL – Zach Bradshaw scored twice as Bedford North Lawrence clipped county rival Mitchell 3-0 on Thursday afternoon.

Bradshaw got the Stars on the board in the 8th minute of the first half, and Caullin Anderson added another prior to intermission. Bradshaw struck again midway through the second half to cap the scoring.

While BNL’s offense was more productive in the first half, coach Logan Jackson was more pleased with the style and approach in the second.

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