Stars Finish 4th at Northview

BRAZIL – BNL’s James Covey went undefeated to win his weight class for the second straight year in the Northview Invitational.
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(BRAZIL) – Bedford North Lawrence finished fourth in the Northview Invitational during high school wrestling action on Saturday.

The Stars went 2-3 in fives matches, despite forfeiting six weight classes because of injuries and other factors.

BNL clipped Bloomington South 33-31, then dropped a 60-22 decision to Northview. After topping Paoli 34-33, the Stars suffered a 54-21 loss to Terre Haute North and a 60-21 setback to West Vigo.

BNL’s James Covey defended his event title at 220 pounds while going undefeated, and Tristen Hanners also swept through his matches to claim the top prize at 285. Drake Huber finished second in his weight class.

“We had our hands full,” BNL coach Greg Stevens said. “We started out with 10 wrestlers, Jaden Trostle got hurt and wrestled only one match, and we also had one not make weight. That dropped us down to 8 spots and put us down 36 points to start. We still had some great wrestling.”

The Stars will compete in the Bo Henry Invitational at Bloomington North on Dec. 21.