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GIRLS TENNIS: Stars pounce on the Panthers

Hope Martin

Hope Martin

Amanda Hearth

Amanda Hearth

NORTH VERNON – Amanda Hearth rallied for a three-set victory at No.1 singles as Bedford North Lawrence conquered Jennings County 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.

Hearth battled back from a first-set setback to stop Avis McGovern 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, finishing off BNL’s road triumph.

“It was good to see Amanda get her win,” BNL coach Joni Stigall said. “She had been really down. So I was really pleased to see  her fight back.”

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BOYS GOLF: BNL not up to Champions form

HENRYVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence wasn’t up to par, or close to it, during Thursday’s back-nine test at Champions Pointe.

The Stars suffered a 161-178 loss to New Albany on the layout that will host the IHSAA regional in June.

“We need to practice that course a little more,” BNL coach Mike Wright said. “As excited as I was about our win at Seymour, I was doubly disappointed today. We had a lot of big numbers, a lot of penalties. We could use better course management.”

Freshman Daylen Tidd parred his final four holes to lead with Stars with a 42 on the par-36 tour. That was the lone bright spot. Zak Cummings and Blake Martin posted 45s while Caleb Thorne fell victim to the infamous 18th (carding a 10) and finished with a 46.

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BASEBALL: Pirates fire cannons to sink Stars

Austin Long

BNL’s Austin Long rips one of his two doubles against Charlestown on Tuesday night. Long had three RBIs, but the Pirates rallied for a 9-8 win.

Two towering home runs power

Class 3-A No.7 Charlestown to

9-8 victory over 4-A No.4 BNL

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By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

With a 3-0 count, most batters are flashed the “take” sign. Don’t swing, even if the pitch is perfect. Bedford North Lawrence wishes Charlestown’s Tanner Wesp had been handcuffed.

Wesp is not a wasp. He’s a clean-up hitter who looks the part. Big, strong, powerful. What he did to that 3-0 pitch would be an assault crime in most states.

BNL relief pitcher Dakota Terrell had not challenged Wesp when he uncorked that fourth pitch. Wesp swung like he knew what was coming. He crushed a towering home run to left-center, well over the 345-foot marker on the fence, well up the light pole that stands over that portion of the outfield. Had it not struck the standard, it might still be sailing off into the darkness.

Wesp’s three-run blast capped a five-run Charlestown sixth, and it powered the Class 3-A No.7 Pirates (7-3) to a 9-8 road win over the Class 4-A No.4 Stars (9-2-1) on Tuesday afternoon. Wesp and Ryan Jones both hit homers and both drove in three runs as Charlestown rallied from a 5-0 deficit with two huge offensive innings.

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TRACK: BNL runners sweep Edgewood

Micah Wagner

Micah Wagner

Dominique McBryde

Dominique McBryde

ELLETTSVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence won 11 events as the Stars conquered Edgewood 81-49 in Tuesday’s girls track meet at Edgewood. BNL completed the sweep with a 63-59 win over the Mustangs in the boys meet.

Dominique McBryde won three times for the girls while Micah Wagner prevailed in two individual races and won a third blue ribbon on a relay.

Edgewood results

McBryde was victorious in the 100-meter dash (13.99), the 200 (27.65) and the long jump (16-5).

Other winners for the Stars in the girls meet included Carrie Flinn (6:07.32 in the 1600), Joslyn Wever (2:33.93 in the 800), Zoe Zollman (13:49.99 in the 3200), Sarah Brewster (1:02.34 in the 400), Megan Lambrecht (32-5 1/2 in the shot put) and Mikaela Rainey (108-1 1/2 in the discus).

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SOFTBALL: Sharper Stars dull the Hatchets

Rebecca Schoenung prepares to fire a pitch during Tuesdays clash with Washington. The Stars prevailed 9-3.

Rebecca Schoenung prepares to fire a pitch during Tuesday’s clash with Washington. The Stars prevailed 9-3.

BNL spreads the wealth

en route to 9-3 victory

over winless Washington

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By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bedford North Lawrence followed the script on Tuesday afternoon: pounce on winless Washington, score early and often, play everybody.

If only every game went according to plan.

The Stars scored eight runs in the first two innings before shifting to neutral. They had plenty of momentum, coasting to a 9-3 win. BNL banged out 12 hits – by 11 players – and Rebecca Schoenung gave up only three hits while striking out six in four innings of work in the circle.

Washington (0-9) had been outscored 30-2 during its last two losses. The Hatchets were on the chopping block, and the Stars were able, once the outcome was obvious, to substitute freely without fear of retaliation.

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GIRLS TENNIS: Borden bores through BNL

Borden dodged a few rain sprinkles, adjusted to the bothersome breeze and bounced Bedford North Lawrence 5-0 on the asphalt courts at BNL on Tuesday afternoon.

The conditions were tough. So were the Braves, who didn’t drop a set.

“We knew they were a good team, but I expected us to play much better than we did,” BNL coach Joni Stigall said. “I can’t make them have the hunger to win. We need some of that.”

Borden won most of the matches in quick order, as if they had dinner reservations. Kendyl Wheatly conquered Amanda Hearth 6-0, 6-0 at No.1 singles while Kaelan Harmes hammered out a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jessica Goedde at No.2. Bailee Kruer and Katie Kruer clubbed Kyla Addison and Victoria Holt 6-2, 6-0 at No.2 doubles.

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BASEBALL: BNL climbs to No.4 in poll

Cole Mathews

Cole Mathews and the Stars are ranked No.4 in Class 4-A in the latest IHSBCA state poll.

Bedford North Lawrence is ranked No.4 in Class 4-A in the latest Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association state rankings.

The Stars (9-1-1) are perched behind Floyd Central (10-0), Cathedral (10-0) and Lake Central (6-1) in the poll.

CLASS 4-A

1) FLOYD CENTRAL 10-0 (140 points)
2) INDPLS CATHEDRAL 10-0 (126 points)
3) LAKE CENTRAL 6-1 (84 points)
4) BEDFORD N.L. 9-1-1 (80 points)
5) ZIONSVILLE 5-1 (56 points)
6) LAPORTE 12-1 (54 points)
7) CASTLE 8-3 (50 points)
8) COLUMBUS NORTH (48 points)
9) LAWRENCE NORTH 10-0 (42 points)
10) HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) 9-1 (26 points)
Receiving Votes: EVANS. NORTH, HAMILTON S.E., HOBART, MCCUTCHEON, MISHAWAKA, MUNSTER, NOBLESVILLE, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH,
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: All-Stars set scrimmages

Jenna Allen and the Indiana All-Stars will scrimmage in Richmond and Columbus in June.

Jenna Allen and the Indiana All-Stars will scrimmage in Richmond and Columbus in June.

The Indiana All-Stars will scrimmage the Junior All-Stars on June 8 in Richmond and June 10 at Columbus North.

The girls game will start at 6, followed by the boys at 8, at both sites as the All-Stars prepare to face Kentucky on June 12 at Transylvania University in Lexington and on June 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Bedford North Lawrence’s Dominique McBryde, Jenna Allen and Alexa Bailey will report to Marian University to begin their All-Star week on June 6. The Indiana girls are coached by Barr-Reeve’s Mark Holt.

Columbus East’s Brent Chitty was named the boys coach, and East’s Parker Chitty will play on the Junior All-Stars during one of the scrimmage games.

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GIRLS TENNIS: BNL is Goedde to the last point

BNL senior Jessica Goedde won a three-set match at No.3 singles to hand the Stars a 3-2 victory over Loogootee on Monday afternoon.

BNL senior Jessica Goedde won a three-set match at No.3 singles to hand the Stars a 3-2 victory over Loogootee on Monday afternoon.

Stars pull out 3-set

match at No.3 singles

to post first win of year

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Jessica Goedde’s right hand hurt, wouldn’t work correctly, couldn’t grip the weapon. And for a right-handed tennis player, that’s a problem.

Compounding the issue: Goedde was one service point away from a three-set victory that would decide Monday afternoon’s chill-and-thrill match with Loogootee.

Other than that, no pressure.

After taking a rare medical timeout to massage the cramping thumb, Goedde promptly stepped to the line and delivered a winner, a hard serve Loogootee freshman Katie Sims could only dump back in the net. That capped BNL’s 3-2 victory and first win of the season.

Goedde’s comeback win, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 decision, tipped the scales. After a one-sided chat with BNL coach Joni Stigall that centered on pride and senior prejudice, Goedde responded to dominate the last half of the marathon match.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: South rises to Classic victory

BNL's Dominique McBryde drives against  North's Jordan Franz during the North-South Classic. McBryde scored 13 points as the SOuth prevailed 83-81.

BNL’s Dominique McBryde drives against North’s Jordan Franz during the North-South Classic. McBryde scored 13 points as the SOuth prevailed 83-81.

Patberg and BNL power duo

propel South to 83-81 victory

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By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

MARION – All-Star games are all fun and giggles until it’s time to win. That’s when serious players, driven and proud, change their countenance and approach. The intensity level rises. So did the South, again, during Sunday afternoon’s North-South Classic at Indiana Wesleyan.

Winning time meant Bedford North Lawrence’s Jenna Allen, Dominique McBryde and Alexa Bailey  were on the court, along with Miss Basketball Ali Patberg. They have been teammates – and rivals – for countless games during their high school careers, which are now drawing to a close.

So one more time, they banded together, to win.

Patberg scored 26 points, McBryde totaled 13 and Allen added 12, powering the South to an 83-81 triumph over the North. They made the important plays as the South battled back from a four-point deficit in the final four minutes.

Even on a spring Sunday, even during an All-Star contest that was more ceremonial than serious, they took winning personally. And they personally made sure. With the outcome on the line, Allen scored from point-blank range (via a McBryde pass), McBryde slashed to a fast-break layup (off a Patberg assist), and Paterg hit two free throws for the winning points with 29.2 seconds left.

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