Stars post 4-1 record in Super Six

BNL’s Alessia Agostini works to score points against Madison’s Jamica Perry. Agostini recorded a 15-3 victory in her match at 126 pounds.

By Justin Sokeland

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence posted a 4-1 record during the season-opening Super Six tournament on Saturday.

The Stars fell to Madison 63-16 in the first match, then recorded wins over Silver Creek (60-12), Forest Park (39-27), New Albany (54-16) and North Harrison (42-36). BNL’s Junior Arellano went undefeated during his five matches at 285 pounds.

“I am very happy with our day,” BNL coach Chris Branam said. “We had a better finish on the day than we did last year, and I see a lot of promise in this group.”

The Stars won only one match on the mat against the Cubs, but that was noteworthy as Alessia Agostini overwhelmed Jamica Perry 15-3 at 126 pounds.

“Alessia represents this wonderful group of girls I’ve gotten to coach this season,” Branam said. “I’ve never had this many girls on a wrestling team, girls who have tried out in the past have quit before the season starts.”

Against the Dragons, BNL recorded wins by Brax Huber (pinning Preston Smith in 54 seconds at 132), Gunner Connaughton (trapping Jacob Losey in 2:58 at 195, and Arellano (smashing Eli Newman in 30 seconds).

Jorj Filler dropped Forest Park’s Elijah Brosmer in 3:43 at 120. Other BNL winners in the clash with the Rangers included Ethan Stancombe (9-5 over Kristopher Fuhrman at 145), Connaughton (pinning Austin Hoppenjans in 1:40 at 195) and Arellano (downing Rolan Zehr in 32 seconds).

BNL’s Jorj Filler had four wins during his matches at 120 pounds.

The Stars kept rolling against the Bulldogs with wins from Patrell Childs (pinning Elena Edmiston in 1:37 at 1:13), Huber (topping Seth Weisenburger in 2:50), Gabe Nelson (stopping Brittany Jackson in 1:56 at 138), Stancombe (downing Matt Batowski in 5:17), Connaughton (leveling Evan Krueger in 1:23), Javi Paredes (thumping Alex Lira in 38 seconds at 220) and Arellano (downing Demetrius Hall in 1:09).

In the final match with the Cougars, BNL winners included Filler (1:11 over Amara Black), Huber (18 seconds over Lucas Atkins), Nelson (42 seconds over Gunner Pate), Connaughton (1:27 over Jackson Emerson) and Arellano (43 seconds over Landon King).

“Junior is representative of the strong underclassmen group that make up this squad,” Branam said.

BNL will visit Scottsburg on Nov. 30.


Match results

Madison 63, BNL 16

106-Patrell Childs BNL win by forfeit

113-Jake Dyer Mad win by forfeit

120-Eli Stewart Mad d. Jorj Filler, 7-5 OT

126-Alessia Agostini BNL d. Jamica Perry 15-3

132-Trenton Bivens Mad p. Brax Huber 5:00

138-Emmett Willhite Mad d. Gabe Nelson 0:30

145-Noah Burkhardt Mad p. Ethan Stancombe 5:16

152-D. Maloney Mad win by forfeit

160-Cameron Wall Mad p. Jaxon Powell 2:19

170-Trevon Resendiz Mad p. Isaac Strange 1:12

182-Drake Youngblood Mad win by forfeit

195-Van Skinner Mad p. Gunner Connaughton 1:30

220-D. Chen Mad p. Javi Paredes 1:47

285-Junior Arellano BNL win by forfeit

BNL’s Gunner Connaughton had four wins at 195.

BNL 60 Silver Creek 12

106-Childs BNL win by forfeit

113-Double forfeit

120-Filler BNL win by forfeit

126-Agostini BNL win by forfeit

132-Huber BNL o. Preston Smith 0:54

138-Cole Bagshaw SC p. Nelson 3:09

145-Zack Shockey SC p. Samantha Biel 1:52

152-Double forfeit

160-Powell BNL win by forfeit

170-Strange BNL win by forfeit

182-Cade Cunningham SC win by forfeit

195-Connaughton BNL p. Jacob Losey 2:58

220-Paredes BNL win by forfeit

285-Arellano BNL p. Eli Newman 0:30

BNL 39 Forest Park 27

106-Double forfeit

113- Parker Delagrange FP d. Childs 9-3

120-Filler BNL p. Elijah Brosmer 3:43

126-Agostini BNL win by forfeit

132-Mason Lebbers FP p. Huber 1:45

138-Jake Dooley FP p. Nelson 3:34

145-Stancombe BNL d. Kristopher Fuhrman 9-5

152-Kaleb Pershon FP p. Biel 0:30

160-Powell BNL win by forfeit

170-Ethan Beckman FP p. Strange 0:32

182-Double forfeit

195-Connaughton BNL p. Austin Hoppenjans 1:40

220-Paredes BNL win by forfeit

285-Arellano BNL p. Rolan Zehr 0:32

BNL coach Chris Branam issues instructions while guiding the Stars to a 4-1 record in the season opener.

BNL 54 New Albany 16

106-Double forfeit

113-Childs BNL p. Elena Edmiston 1:37

120-Filler BNL win by forfeit

126-Paul King NA p. Agostini 0:21

132-Huber BNL p. Seth Weisenburger 2:50

138-Nelson BNL p. Brittany Jackson 1:56

145-Stancombe BNL p. Matt Batowski 5:17

152-Brendan Robertson NA p. Biel 0:31

160-Jaden Grant NA d. Powell 9-0

170-Strange BNL win by forfeit

182-Double forfeit

195-Connaughton BNL p. Evan Kruger 1:23

220-Paredes BNL p. Alex Lira 0:36

285-Arellano BNL p. Demetrius Hall 1:09

BNL 42 North Harrison 36

106-Childs BNL win by forfeit

113-Double forfeit

120-Filler BNL p. Amara Black 1:11

126-Ashton McGinnis NH p. Agostini 1:10

132-Huber BNL p. Lucas Atkins 0:18

138-Nelson BNL p. Gunner Pate 0:42

145-Stancombe BNL win by forfeit

152-Gavin Gibson NH p. Biel 0:35

160-Parker Rhodes NH p. Powell 3:21

170-Michael Thompson NH p. Strange 0:47

182-Noah Kendall NH win by forfeit

195-Connaughton BNL p. Jackson Emerson 1:27

220-Seth Kendall NH p. Paredes 1:27

285-Arellano BNL p. Landon King 0:43