Bedford North Lawrence Sports

BASEBALL: BNL at South postponed

Bedford North Lawrence’s game at Bloomington South has been postponed on Monday afternoon because of field conditions. No make-up date has been announced. BNL is scheduled to visit Eastern Greene on Tuesday.



GIRLS BASKETBALL: North girls blister South

VINCENNES – The North dominated the South 114-81 during the 26th annual North-South All-Star Classic on Sunday afternoon at Vincennes University.

Bedford North Lawrence’s Sammy Dillman did not score for the South but had 3 assists and 1 blocked shots. She missed her only 3-pointer.

Hamilton Heights’ Haley Cook had a game-high 20 points and Kindell Fincher had 15 points for the North. Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings chipped in 14 and Homestead’s Sydney Buck had 13. Purdue recruit Erica Moore led the South with 18 points.



BASEBALL: Tow and ‘toddlers’ top Scottsburg

Sophomore Dakota Terrell delivers a pitch during Game 1 of the doubleheader with Scottsburg on Saturday afternoon.

BNL sophomore Dakota Terrell delivers a pitch during Game 1 of the doubleheader with Scottsburg on Saturday afternoon. Terrell earned the victory in relief as the Stars swept the Warriors, 16-6 and 4-2.

Senior slugger, young hurlers

power Stars to pair of wins

Box score: Game 1

Box Score: Game 2

By Justin Sokeland

If the ‘old man’ can hit and the ‘toddlers’ can pitch, Bedford North Lawrence could have some baseball fun at the ballpark.

Nothing is sweeter than a doubleheader sweep, especially for a team so dependent on underclassmen in key spots. The Stars (3-3) overpowered Scottsburg 16-6 (in six innings) in Game 1 on Saturday morning at BNL Field, then battled back by scoring in their last three plate appearances to clip the Warriors 4-2 in Game 2.

Video: Stars complete sweep

BNL's Tanner Tow connects for a base hit during Saturday's doubleheader with Scottsburg.

BNL’s Tanner Tow connects for a base hit during Saturday’s doubleheader with Scottsburg. Tow had 6 RBIs, including a mammoth home run, in the two games.

Senior first baseman Tanner Tow provided the offensive pop with a tremendous home run to dead center and five RBIs in the opener, then came through with the go-ahead RBI in the fifth inning of Game 2.

The youth movement on the mound kept the Warriors at bay as sophomore Dakota Terrell picked up the Game 1 win with 3 2/3 innings of relief work. Sophomore southpaw Mason Mack and freshman Cole Mathews combined for the impressive performance in the back end of the twinbill.

“It was a good day,” BNL coach Jeff Callahan said. “We played well enough to win the first game, and the second one is one we need to play, when pitches matter and at-bats matter. We wanted to come out with two wins. It was huge.”

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Boys golf: Stars finish 9th at Valley View

GALENA – Bedford North Lawrence finished ninth in the 10-team field during Saturday’s Floyd Central Invitational at Valley View Golf Club.

The Stars posted a team total of 353. No.13 Center Grove won the event with 319, 11 shots clear of No.19 Evansville North.

Trey Turner paced the Stars with an 81. Caleb Thorne added an 89.

Center Grove’s Zach Carrabine was the medalist with a 2-over 73. Columbus East’s Adam Krebs was one shot back with 74, while Providence’s Kevin Crane posted a 76.

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BASEBALL: Rockford bats put dent in Stars

BNL's Tanner Tow prepares to fire a pitch toward the plate. Rockford finally solved Tow in the fifth, striking for five runs en route to a 6-3 win.

BNL’s Tanner Tow prepares to fire a pitch toward the plate. Rockford finally solved Tow in the fifth inning, striking for five runs en route to a 6-3 win.
Photo courtesy of Wet Ink Designs

Michigan visitors pounce

with five-run fifth inning

to overpower BNL 6-3

By Justin Sokeland

In the “Battle for the Bat,” Rockford’s big bats did the damage during the second half of its doubleheader stop at Bedford North Lawrence on Friday night.

Rockford (Mich.) started the fifth inning with three straight doubles, the ignition switch for a five-run rally, as the Rams rumbled to a 6-3 victory over the Stars.

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The annual stop for the Michigan visitors, a series that’s now five years old as Rockford makes its way back home after a spring-break week to Florida, now includes a prize for the victor – an unscathed bat to commemorate the rivalry. It’s symbolic of the weapons the Rams wielded with devastating impact.

With the Stars holding a 3-1 lead, Rockford (4-0) pounded away on BNL starter Tanner Tow. The inning opened with a double to deep right-center by Tyler Pellerito and a double by Matt Dileo, although Pellerito didn’t score when he held up to make sure Dileo’s rocket to left was not caught. But both came home as Brent Showers looped a double to left-center, ending Tow’s stint on the mound.

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BOYS TRACK: Two Stars finish second at Jeff

JEFFERSONVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence’s Mike Flynn and Matt Garrison finished second in their respective events during Friday night’s Jeffersonville Invitational.

Flynn was the runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 48-9, with Jennings County’s Tom Alsup winning that event at 51-0. Garrison was second in the long jump at 23-1/2, finishing three inches behind Floyd Central’s Antonio Villegas.


BOYS GOLF: South avoids ‘upset’ at Otis

BNL's Trey Turner rips a tee shot off the first hole at Otis Park on Thursday afternoon. Turner fired a 3-over 75 to earn medalist honors.

BNL’s Trey Turner rips a tee shot off the first hole at Otis Park on Thursday afternoon. Turner fired a 3-over 75 to earn medalist honors.

Turner posts 75, but South

prevails in 18-hole match

By Kyle Sokeland

Bedford North Lawrence hoped to make a statement during its first home match of the golf season. The plan was simple: upset rival Bloomington South.

Mother Nature gave the Stars a fighting chance, thanks to howling winds, but the Panthers held their ground and won 322-341 on Thursday afternoon at Otis Park.

“The wind wasn’t just blowing hard enough to pull off the upset,” chuckled BNL coach Mike Wright. “Our scores were what they’ve been in practice. I wish they were better but they’re not yet.”

The lone bright spot for the Stars was senior Trey Turner, who overcame a rocky start and battled back to post a 3-over 75 and earn medalist honors for the match.

“Trey had an amazing back nine and that’s what we expect out of him,” said Wright. “He’s kind of a man on an island right now and we’re going to try and give him company.

“Hopefully it will happen before the year is over.”

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BASEBALL: BNL bops Brown County for first win

Tanner Tow

Tanner Tow

Jake Alvey

Jake Alvey

NASHVILLE – Tanner Tow and Jake Alvey sparked the offense as Bedford North Lawrence bounced Brown County 9-5 for its first win of the 2014 baseball season on Thursday afternoon.

Alvey had four hits and Tow drove in three runs as the Stars (1-2) posted their first win under new coach Jeff Callahan.

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“It felt good,” Callahan said. “It’s always good to win. The kids were ready for it. We got a lead and held on.”

BNL blasted to an 8-1 advantage. Tow got the avalanche started with a solo home run in the first, and he added a two-run double in the third. Cole Mathews followed with a run-scoring single as BNL took a 4-0 lead.

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Track: BNL finishes second in meets

SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence finished second in a three-way meet with Jennings County and Seymour on Thursday night.

The Panthers won the boys meet with 68.5 points, the Stars totaled 56.5, and the Owls settled for 42.

BNL’s winners included Matt Garrison (22-3 in the long jump and 6-4 in the high jump) and Nathan Dotts (11.1 in the 100 meter dash and 23.4 in the 200). The Stars also claimed the 400 relay in 44.9.

Jennings County’s Tom Alsup was a double winner in the shot put (51-8 1/2) and discus (147-8).

In the girls meet, Jennings County won with a total of 61 points while the Stars were second with 57. The Owls totaled 49.

BNL’s Abby Amstutz won the discus (94-10), Bret Roberts won the pole vault (8-0), Dominique McBryde won the 200 (28.03) and the Stars won the 3200 relay in 11:11.

Jennings County’s Keri Ertel was a double winner (100 and 300 hurdles) while Justine Corya won the 100 meter dash and the long jump.


GIRLS TENNIS: BNL rolls past Lincoln in debut

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren Mitchell

Schylar Hewitt

Schylar Hewitt

Bedford North Lawrence finally beat the rain and conquered its first opponent, rolling past Vincennes Lincoln 4-1 on the BNL courts on Thursday afternoon.

The Stars, who had their first two matches postponed by weather, swept doubles as Lauren Mitchell and Mollie Bond combined to topple Alexa Cardinal and Dalayna Anderson 6-0, 6-1 at No.1. The veteran tandem of Sierra Crane and Nicole Backherms bounced Allison Dong and Cassidy Mercer-Szady 6-1, 6-1 at No.2.

“I’m going to depend on doubles quite heavily,” BNL coach Joni Stigall said. “They’re experienced in their positions. I need them, for sure.”

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