By Justin Sokeland
BEDFORD – Senior basketball guard Brayton Bailey, who finished as the second leading scorer in program history, has been named Bedford North Lawrence’s male Athlete of the Year by the WBIW.com website.
Bailey averaged team highs of 20.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Stars, who finished 15-10. He totaled 1,579 points to finish second on the school’s career scoring list behind his father Damon (3,134).
Bailey scored a career-high 38 points against Milan and recorded a triple-double against New Palestine and Corydon.
He was also named All-State in Class 4A and First Team by the Hoosier Hills Conference coaches. He has signed to play with the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne.
Other notable athletes who enjoyed outstanding years included Dalton Nikirk (football), Jacob Hobbs (football), Derek Hutchens (football and wrestling), Justice Woods (football), Cooper Holmes (cross country), Seth Sherfick (soccer), Andrew Swenson (swimming), Jacob Werley (swimming) and James Covey (wrestling).
Spring sports were cancelled by the IHSAA during the coronavirus epidemic.
WBIW.com will also list the top 10 stories of the 2019-20 school season. Haley Deckard was named female Athlete of the Year.