BNL celebrates Senior Night,
but North posts 57-21 victory
By Justin Sokeland
Bedford North Lawrence senior Caleb Higgins walked off the home mat for the final time wiht his arm raised in triumph.
Higgins celebrated Senior Night with a pin of Bloomington North’s Cole Hutchcraft at 152 pounds, but the Cougars spoiled the festivities with a 57-21 team triumph on Tuesday night.
North posted eight victories by pin to dominate the Stars, but the win by Higgins was a highlight moment. He took control of the match and finally trapped his opponent at 2:59.
BNL won two other head-to-head battles. Jaren Abel scored eight takedowns and took down North’s Bailey Price 16-11 at 126, while Jon Godsey decked David Kleindorfer in 3:37 at 220. BNL senior Dakota Hutchens was awarded a forfeit at 182.
“I was really happy with the way the seniors performed,” BNL coach Roy Bruce said. “I think Caleb is wrestling the best he has all year. He is wrestling hard and with a chip on his shoulder.
“Jaren is going to be fun to watch for the next few years as he grows into his body and competes. Jon was just a beast and got a a big win.”
Marty Denesha, the third BNL senior honored during the pre-match sendoff, suffered a pin loss to North’s Arik Sheets in 4:35 at 145.
BNL will close the regular season at Paoli on Thursday
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 57, BNL 21
106 – Morgan McGlothling, BN p. Braden Yarberry 4:39
113 – Collen Shipley, BN win by forfeit
120 – Ben Inman, BN p. Jacob Ray 3:09
126 – Jaren Abel, BNL p. Bailey Price 16-11
132 – Logan Stroud, BN p. Jackson Ikerd 1:32
138 – Levi Mikulich, BN d. Koby Werner 10-4
145 – Arik Sheets, BN p. Marty Denesha 4:35
152 – Caleb Higgins, BNL p. Cole Hutchcraft 2:59
160 – Nolan Wampley, BN p. Cooper Smith 0:45
170 – Ryan Smith, BN p. Isaac Johnson 0:45
182 – Dakota Hutchens, BNL win by forfeit
195 – Zack Wade, BN p. Neil Amstutz 5:12
220 – Jon Godsey, BNL p. David Kleindorfer 3:37
285 – David Longley, BN p. Gage Crane 3:04