North Wrestlers Clip Stars

BNL’s James Covey rolls Bloomington North’s Cesar Cielo en route to a pin victory.
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(BEDFORD) – Bloomington North squeezed out a 34-33 victory over Bedford North Lawrence during high school wrestling action on Thursday night.

The Stars won five matches on the mat, but the absence of Conner Smith (stomach flu) and Reese Hamblen (knee injury) was difficult to overcome.

“I knew we were going to be close,” BNL coach Greg Stevens said. “We were down two of our best wrestlers, but we had really great wrestling tonight.”

BNL’s Drake Huber carded an impressive 18-3 triumph over Carl Kern at 170 pounds, Gunner Connaughton caught Isaac May in 1:56 at 195, and James Covey trapped Cesar Cielo in 1:56 at 220.

Derek Hutchinson stopped Alex Guy in 1:54 at 132, and freshman Chandler Englking debuted with the surprise of the match, pinning Farmen McIntyre in 45 seconds at 138.

The Stars will compete at Northview on Saturday.

BNL’s Gunner Connaughton slams North’s Isaac May to the mat at 195 pounds.
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Bloomington North 34, BNL 33

106 – Nathaniel Turner, BNL won by forfeit

113 – Double forfeit

120 – Double forfeit

126 – Riley Fish, BN p. Hunter Morris, 1:46

132 – Derek Hutchinson, BNL p. Alex Guy 1:54

138 – Chandler Englking, BNL p. Farmen McIntyre 0:45

145 – Justin Cash, BN won by forfeit

152 – Chase Hastetler, BN p. Jayden Trostle 1:47

160 – Kevin Rodriguez, BN won by forfeit

170 – Drake Huber, BNL d. Carl Kern 18-3

182 – Judson Gavin, BN d. Christian Brown 9-8, OT

195 – Gunner Connaughton, BNL p Isaac May 1:56

220 – James Covey, BNL p. Cesar Cielo 1:56

285 – Race Stewart, BN p. Trish Hanners 0:39