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Bucs pound HHS

Posted by Beech High School at Jan 24, 2020 7:18AM PST
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Story by Zach Womble Pic by JDecker

HENDERSONVILLE – Beech (14-8, 4-3) disposed of cross-town rival Hendersonville 72-56 Tuesday night to remain in third place in District 9-AAA standings.

Kaleb Powell (13) and Drew Paige (11) paced the Bucs as 10 different players scored for Kippy Brown’s squad in the victory.

“I’m most pleased with just getting a win over Hendersonville,” Brown said of the victory. “They beat us twice last year so it’s nice to get a win over them. This league is so difficult so anytime you can get a win it’s huge.”

The two teams battled for much of the first quarter before Beech ended the first quarter up 14-10; a lead they would not surrender.

Beech ballooned their four point lead to 17 at the end of the first half thanks in large part to multiple run out fast break points, points in the paint, and knocking down 6-of-8 free throw attempts.

The Bucs continued to put on more steam in the third quarter outscoring Hendersonville 19-17 which included 14 points in the paint.

“I liked the way our guys attacked tonight and rebounded the ball,” Brown said. “I thought we did a good job spacing the floor with our shooters which then allowed us to attack. I thought we played well tonight.”

Of the Bucs 16 fourth quarter points, half came at the charity stripe while the other eight points came at the rim.

In total Beech outscored Hendersonville 40-28 in the paint.

“I thought tonight we did a lot of good things but we also made some mistakes,” Hendersonville head coach Clancy Hall said. “I felt like tonight in some areas we took a step forward but in other areas we took two steps backwards and you cannot afford to do that in this league.”

Hendersonville (10-9, 2-5) will be on the road at Wilson Central Friday night while the Bucs travel to Station Camp.

Boys Box Score

Beech (72): Kaleb Powell 13, Drew Paige 11, Jyquale Matthews 9, Braden Brinkley 9, Kristian Shaw 7, Jackson Long 6, Sam McClendon 6, Luke Fleming 6, Kenny Miller 2, Bradley Wheeler 1.

Hendersonville (56): Drew Hohenbrink 12, Owen Lampton 9, Ellis Ellis 8, Jordan Zuger 6, Colin Cook 6, Justin Biggs 5, Andruw Stratton 3, Graham Charlton 2, AJ Owens 2.

Lady Bucs Overwhelm HHS

Posted by John Decker at Jan 24, 2020 7:16AM PST
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Hendersonville – The Lady Bucs kept their 9-AAA unbeaten streak alive, improving to 17-1 and 7-0 with a 68-41 win over the Lady Commandos on Tuesday evening.

Hendersonville kept the game close for a quarter and a half before the Beech defense came alive with several steals which turned into layups or foul shots. Beech made 12-14 from the charity stripe and led 34-20 at the half. Mia Dean and De’Shiya Hoosier led the charge the Lady Bucs in the first half.

Beech coach Kristi Utley said, “We came out and jumped on them and got some easy baskets tonight. I don’t think we did real well versus their zone, but it’s good to play against teams who do that to get experience with it.”

“We knew were playing a very good basketball team tonight. We tried to slow it down in the first half and had some success early. We had just a few mistakes and they are so good at crashing the boards,” said Hendersonville coach John Filson.

In the second half, the Beech defense overwhelmed the Lady Commandos. The Lady Bucs did not allow a point in the third quarter and put the game away, leading 48-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

Filson added, “I was proud of how we bounced back in the fourth quarter having not scored a point in the third. The kids played hard and they didn’t give up, I was proud of their effort tonight. They (Beech) are so poised and experienced and play at a very high level.”

Both coaches emptied their benches in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bucs cruised to the victory. “We played good defense tonight and we are just trying to get better every day,” added Utley.

Girls Box Score

Beech (68)– DeShiya Hoosier 17, Mia Dean 14, Bri Ellis 11, Laci Walmer 6, Ryleigh Piotto 6, JC Swafford 5, Riley Messer 3, Natasia Jones 2, Riley Long 2, Kyndal Chenault 1.

Hendersonville (41) – Janaeya Mayes 14, Alex Marshalek 9, Kayla Minchey 8, Riley Strickland 3, Hailey Sebring 2, Annie Hines 2,

Wrestling finishes 4th at GP West

Posted by Beech High School at Jan 13, 2020 8:04AM PST
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2020 GP West Invitational & Bruin Duals Results for Beech High School

Varsity 106
Blake Palmer (19-7) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Blake Palmer (Beech High School) 19-7 won by fall over Brayden Bouma (Oakland High) 9-9 (Fall 0:46) Semifinal – Grant Myers (Blackman) 24-5 won by decision over Blake Palmer (Beech High School) 19-7 (Dec 6-2) Cons. Semi – Blake Palmer (Beech High School) 19-7 won by fall over Zach Ordonez (Brentwood High School) 22-8 (Fall 1:31) 3rd Place Match – Chas Stokes (Oakland High) 18-6 won by decision over Blake Palmer (Beech High School) 19-7 (Dec 8-6)

Varsity 113
Coen Myers (16-10) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Coen Myers (Beech High School) 16-10 won by fall over Patton Bailey (Brentwood High School) 12-18 (Fall 2:39) Semifinal – Hunter Borders (Wilson Central High School) 26-0 won by fall over Coen Myers (Beech High School) 16-10 (Fall 2:34) Cons. Semi – Coen Myers (Beech High School) 16-10 won by major decision over Zacari Lillard (Oakland High) 3-7 (MD 18-6) 3rd Place Match – Jack James (Paducah Tilgham) 17-7 won by decision over Coen Myers (Beech High School) 16-10 (Dec 9-4)

Varsity 120
William Griggs (19-9) placed 5th and scored 6.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Adam Tibitoski (Blackman) 14-7 won by fall over William Griggs (Beech High School) 19-9 (Fall 0:25) Cons. Round 1 – William Griggs (Beech High School) 19-9 won by decision over Lance Miles (Rockvale) 1-2 (Dec 4-0) Cons. Semi – Nicholas mercante (Wilson Central High School) 26-2 won by decision over William Griggs (Beech High School) 19-9 (Dec 5-2) 5th Place Match – William Griggs (Beech High School) 19-9 won by decision over Adam Tibitoski (Blackman) 14-7 (Dec 1-0)

Varsity 126
Trey Bates (21-4) placed 1st and scored 24.5 team points.

Quarterfinal – Trey Bates (Beech High School) 21-4 won by fall over Xander Smartt (Brentwood High School) 4-7 (Fall 3:34) Semifinal – Trey Bates (Beech High School) 21-4 won by major decision over Alex Rose (Blackman) 23-6 (MD 15-2) 1st Place Match – Trey Bates (Beech High School) 21-4 won by tech fall over Avery Warnock (Wilson Central High School) 18-4 (TF-1.5 4:47 (23-8))

Varsity 132
Paul Waddy (11-10) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Paul Waddy (Beech High School) 11-10 won by fall over Tyler Pierce (Blackman) 8-6 (Fall 5:12) Semifinal – Riley Fort (Wilson Central High School) 25-2 won by fall over Paul Waddy (Beech High School) 11-10 (Fall 1:08) Cons. Semi – Robert Sims (Oakland High) 4-9 won by fall over Paul Waddy (Beech High School) 11-10 (Fall 1:22) 5th Place Match – Paul Waddy (Beech High School) 11-10 won by decision over Tyler Pierce (Blackman) 8-6 (Dec 6-0)

Varsity 138
Blake Dolan (4-4) placed 5th and scored 8.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Cole Fort (Wilson Central High School) 25-2 won by fall over Blake Dolan (Beech High School) 4-4 (Fall 1:24) Cons. Round 1 – Blake Dolan (Beech High School) 4-4 won by fall over jeremy martin (Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet) 7-8 (Fall 4:05) Cons. Semi – Joe David Bell (Oakland High) 15-7 won by decision over Blake Dolan (Beech High School) 4-4 (Dec 8-3) 5th Place Match – Blake Dolan (Beech High School) 4-4 won by decision over Samuel Sullivan (Brentwood High School) 19-13 (Dec 15-9)

Varsity 145
Jackson Light (7-11) placed 6th and scored 6.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Michael Conner (Paducah Tilgham) 2-2 won by major decision over Jackson Light (Beech High School) 7-11 (MD 16-4) Cons. Round 1 – Jackson Light (Beech High School) 7-11 won by fall over David Fendlay (Rockvale) 0-3 (Fall 3:50) Cons. Semi – Ross Griffin (Oakland High) 11-7 won by fall over Jackson Light (Beech High School) 7-11 (Fall 2:22) 5th Place Match – Michael Conner (Paducah Tilgham) 2-2 won by fall over Jackson Light (Beech High School) 7-11 (Fall 1:25)

Varsity 152
Mason Smith (12-1) placed 1st and scored 23.5 team points.

Quarterfinal – Mason Smith (Beech High School) 12-1 won by fall over Garrett Cole (Rockvale) 1-2 (Fall 2:33) Semifinal – Mason Smith (Beech High School) 12-1 won by tech fall over Evan Harris (Oakland High) 12-8 (TF-1.5 4:36 (19-4)) 1st Place Match – Mason Smith (Beech High School) 12-1 won by decision over David Conner (Paducah Tilgham) 2-1 (Dec 5-4)

Varsity 170
Donovan Rich (15-8) placed 3rd and scored 18.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Donovan Rich (Beech High School) 15-8 won by fall over Jeremy Poe (Arlington) 8-11 (Fall 2:00) Semifinal – Anthony Gomez (Blackman) 31-5 won by fall over Donovan Rich (Beech High School) 15-8 (Fall 1:31) Cons. Semi – Donovan Rich (Beech High School) 15-8 won by fall over Peter Krivacka (Brentwood High School) 7-6 (Fall 2:28) 3rd Place Match – Donovan Rich (Beech High School) 15-8 won by fall over Charlie Carson (Oakland High) 8-7 (Fall 3:35)

Varsity 220
Kaden White (16-9) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Kaden White (Beech High School) 16-9 won by decision over Noah Dixon (Brentwood High School) 18-14 (Dec 3-1) Semifinal – Kameron Bingham (Oakland High) 16-1 won by fall over Kaden White (Beech High School) 16-9 (Fall 2:51) Cons. Semi – Kaden White (Beech High School) 16-9 won by decision over Byron Mabry (Wilson Central High School) 3-8 (Dec 7-0) 3rd Place Match – Elliott Grinder (Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet) 11-3 won by fall over Kaden White (Beech High School) 16-9 (Fall 1:39)

Varsity 285
William Kalamen (7-15) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Graham Keating (Oakland High) 7-4 won by fall over William Kalamen (Beech High School) 7-15 (Fall 0:52) Cons. Round 1 – William Kalamen (Beech High School) 7-15 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Semi – jesse Richardson (Wilson Central High School) 25-1 won by fall over William Kalamen (Beech High School) 7-15 (Fall 0:38) 5th Place Match – William Kalamen (Beech High School) 7-15 received a bye () (Bye)

JV 113-120
Brody Robinson (9-3) placed 1st.

Quarterfinal – Brody Robinson (Beech High School) 9-3 received a bye () (Bye) Semifinal – Brody Robinson (Beech High School) 9-3 won by fall over Christopher Basham (Brentwood High School) 2-10 (Fall 2:36) 1st Place Match – Brody Robinson (Beech High School) 9-3 won by fall over Jason Donnelly (Rockvale) 2-1 (Fall 2:00)

JV 113-120
Cameron Cain (4-4) placed 4th.

Quarterfinal – Cameron Cain (Beech High School) 4-4 received a bye () (Bye) Semifinal – Jason Donnelly (Rockvale) 2-1 won by fall over Cameron Cain (Beech High School) 4-4 (Fall 0:56) Cons. Semi – Cameron Cain (Beech High School) 4-4 won by fall over Zachery Andrade (Rockvale) 0-3 (Fall 0:11) 3rd Place Match – Nima Ezzad (Brentwood High School) 8-8 won by fall over Cameron Cain (Beech High School) 4-4 (Fall 1:50)

JV 126
Rem Corkin (3-2) placed 3rd.

Round 1 – Rem Corkin (Beech High School) 3-2 won by fall over Nathan Hodge (Rockvale) 0-3 (Fall 0:47) Round 2 – Adin Heathcott (Blackman) 9-8 won by fall over Rem Corkin (Beech High School) 3-2 (Fall 0:53) Round 3 – Zade Gawrys (Brentwood High School) 5-4 won by fall over Rem Corkin (Beech High School) 3-2 (Fall 1:21)

JV 132
Daniel Hammond (5-4) placed 3rd.

Quarterfinal – Daniel Hammond (Beech High School) 5-4 received a bye () (Bye) Semifinal – Hugo Sanchez (Blackman) 4-3 won by decision over Daniel Hammond (Beech High School) 5-4 (Dec 10-4) Cons. Semi – Daniel Hammond (Beech High School) 5-4 won by fall over Tivon Panyavong (Oakland High) 2-7 (Fall 4:38) 3rd Place Match – Daniel Hammond (Beech High School) 5-4 won by major decision over Julian Clarke (Blackman) 4-4 (MD 10-1)

JV 138
Balie Cauley (6-11) placed 4th.

Quarterfinal – Tate Meyers (Wilson Central High School) 8-6 won by decision over Balie Cauley (Beech High School) 6-11 (Dec 9-8) Cons. Round 1 – Balie Cauley (Beech High School) 6-11 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Semi – Balie Cauley (Beech High School) 6-11 won by fall over Marten Boltz (Rockvale) 1-3 (Fall 1:58) 3rd Place Match – Owen Stengel (Brentwood High School) 3-1 won by decision over Balie Cauley (Beech High School) 6-11 (Dec 8-1)

JV 138 B
Joseph Linn (3-3) placed 2nd.

Round 1 – Joseph Linn (Beech High School) 3-3 won by fall over Kendra Johnston (Paducah Tilgham) 0-4 (Fall 1:11) Round 2 – Gavin Turner (Blackman) 5-5 won in sudden victory – 1 over Joseph Linn (Beech High School) 3-3 (SV-1 7-5) Round 3 – Lance Nguyen (Brentwood High School) 7-2 won by tech fall over Joseph Linn (Beech High School) 3-3 (TF-1.5 3:53 (15-0)) Round 5 – Joseph Linn (Beech High School) 3-3 won by fall over Jackson Greenway (Blackman) 4-6 (Fall 4:01)

JV 145
Clay Jolly (1-9) placed 6th.

Quarterfinal – Wyatt Gibbs (Brentwood High School) 7-13 won by fall over Clay Jolly (Beech High School) 1-9 (Fall 0:48) Cons. Round 1 – Clay Jolly (Beech High School) 1-9 won by decision over David Claudio (Paducah Tilgham) 0-3 (Dec 10-9) Cons. Semi – Jacob Gibb (Wilson Central High School) 3-1 won by fall over Clay Jolly (Beech High School) 1-9 (Fall 0:55) 5th Place Match – Brayden Asadoorian (Arlington) 3-4 won by fall over Clay Jolly (Beech High School) 1-9 (Fall 1:41)

JV 160
Tyler McDaniel (5-14) placed 6th.

Quarterfinal – Hunter Meade (Brentwood High School) 6-5 won by fall over Tyler McDaniel (Beech High School) 5-14 (Fall 2:38) Cons. Round 1 – Tyler McDaniel (Beech High School) 5-14 received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Semi – Jayson Lowe (Brentwood High School) 10-6 won by fall over Tyler McDaniel (Beech High School) 5-14 (Fall 1:22) 5th Place Match – Deandre Johnson (Oakland High) 1-2 won by decision over Tyler McDaniel (Beech High School) 5-14 (Dec 3-0)

Wrestling beat HHS 54-24

Posted by Beech High School at Jan 10, 2020 10:15AM PST
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Hendersonville @ Beech Senior on 01/09/2020.

Beech Senior (BESE) 54.0 Hendersonville (HEND) 24.0 195: Brandt Martinez (HEND) over (BESE) (For.) 220: Kaden White (BESE) over (HEND) (For.) 285: William Kalamen (BESE) over (HEND) (For.) 106: Blake Palmer (BESE) over Josh Henshaw (HEND) (TF 18-3 0:00) 113: Coen Myers (BESE) over Ashton Dy (HEND) (Dec 8-2) 120: William Griggs (BESE) over Ronin Cleary (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 126: Trey Bates (BESE) over ryan carrigan (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 132: Paul Waddy (BESE) over Hayden Long (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 138: Blake Dolan (BESE) over Phoenix Marten (HEND) (TF 16-0 0:00) 145: Justin Mumaw (HEND) over Jackson Light (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 152: Mason Smith (BESE) over Landon Barton (HEND) (Fall 0:00) 160: Jonathan Espinoza (HEND) over Preston Clark (BESE) (Fall 0:00) 170: Donovan Rich (BESE) over James Bundy (HEND) (TF 17-2 0:00) 182: Stevie Mack (HEND) over (BESE) (For.)

Girls BKB beat Oakland 50-41

Posted by Beech High School at Jan 4, 2020 8:23AM PST
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Story by Zach Womble

HENDERSONVILLE – Friday night marked the first game back on the hardwood for both Beech and Oakland following the New Year’s Day holiday.

With both teams anxious to get off to a hot start to the second half of the season, it was the home standing Lady Bucs who came out victorious, 50-41.

Senior guard Deshiya Hoosier paced the Lady Bucs with 21 points, which included 10 points from the free throw line.

Oakland’s Nicole Eqeruoh led her team with 12 points.

Neither team could find much rhythm in the first half as the two Class AAA schools battled back-and-forth for the majority of the first 16 minutes.

Beech clung to a 20-16 lead at the break thanks in large part to four 3-pointers while Oakland dominated the paint with eight first half points at the rim and three offensive rebounds.

“I think anytime you go on a break and come back you can get in the habit of not playing your best basketball,” Beech head coach Kristi Utley said. “I just think we didn’t do the little things tonight and that will be up to us to get back in the gym and work on those things.”

Oakland continued to dominate the glass and painted scoring area in the second half but could never string together enough stops or scoring opportunities to get over the hump.

“I think the biggest thing tonight for us was our first half performance,” Oakland head coach Shelbi Campbell said. “We settled for shots, we didn’t attack the rim, and we turned the ball over. We were very timid and I think it had something to do with how good they (Beech) were. I thought in the second half we did a much better job of attacking the rim. If we make the five free throws we miss it could be a different game.”

Oakland secured three more offensive rebounds in the second half and added 14 more paint points but the Lady Bucs always had an answer to any run the Lady Patriots went on.

“That is the first time all season we have really had the problem where the other team had that kind of success in the paint,” Utley said. “Again, that is something we will get better at in practice. I thought our guards did a good job of containing but once they got in the post they were going to score so we have to do a better job at stopping them.”

The loss drops Oakland to 8-6 according to CoachT. The Lady Patriots will open district play on Tuesday on the road at Stewarts Creek.

“They (Stewarts Creek, 9-3) are a great team and so it was good for us to come out here tonight and play good competition before district play begins. I’m excited because I thought we finished the game well and that should give us confidence going into district play.”

Friday night’s game also marked the first time senior JC Swafford saw meaningful minutes following knee surgery this past summer.

“It was good to see here get out there,” Utley added. “She is an extremely hard worker and we hope the best for her. I know her teammates were happy for her.”

Beech (12-1) is back in action Tuesday, Jan. 7 against Gallatin High School (13-2) at home.

Box Score
Beech (50): Deshiya Hoosier 21, Mia Dean 9, Bri Ellis 9, Laci Walmer 5, Riley Long 3, Natasia Jones 2, JC Swafford 1.

Oakland (41): Nicole Eqeruoh 12, Nikiah Chesterfield 8, Beth Nelson 7, Claira McGowan 4, Destiny Newman 4, Miyah Sutton 4, Terianna Covington 2.