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The Bishop Lynch Lady Friar golf team brought home fourth place and finished just one stroke out of third during the TAPPS 5A Women's Golf Championships at Glen Rose's Squaw Valley Course on Apr. 25-26.

The Lady Friars finished the two-day event with a team total of 688, shaving 14 strokes off their Day 1 effort (351) with a 337 on Day 2.

All-state recipient Lauren Campagna finished tied for sixth in the individual standings and was one of just seven golfers to card a round under par during the tournament. Campagna's two-day total of 146 included a 75 on Day 1 and a 1-under 71 on the second day.

Madison Gorman logged a two-day total of 163, knocking off three strokes from the first round (83) to the second (80).

Lillie Frazier finished with a 189 total after rounds of 94 and 95, respectively. Sophie Bartlett was just a stroke behind Frazier with a total of 190, trimming eight strokes off her Day 1 round of 99 to card a Day 2 round of 91.

Lilliana Guerra finished at 226 with rounds of 111 and 115. 

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The race for the district softball championship looks to be a two-team race following the Lady Friars' 4-3 win over Ursuline on Friday.

Bishop Lynch (10-0) swept the season series against the Bears (7-3) and essentially knocked Ursuline out of any realistic shot at contending for the TAPPS 1-5A title with the two teams having just four games remaining.

The Lady Friars are scheduled to play those final four games over the next four days, however, that hectic schedule is at the mercy of the weather, which hasn't been cooperating lately.

After facing Bishop Dunne this evening, the Lady Friars will head to Nolan on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. contest against the 10-1 Lady Vikings, whose only district loss was a 10-6 decision at Bishop Lynch on Mar. 26. The winner of that contest will be in the drivers' seat to win the district title.

In Friday's game against Ursuline, the Lady Friars countered each of the Bears' first two scoring plays and staved off a seventh-inning rally behind the arm of freshman Abby Thrash (6Ks) and the bat of freshman Madison White (2H, 2RBIs).

Ursuline's Miranda Papes (7Ks, 0BB) was solid in the pitching circle as well as at the plate (3-3, 2B), but her teammates were unable to match the timely hitting of the Lady Friars.

Bishop Lynch returned to the field early Saturday morning to finish off a sweep of Prestonwood Christian (1-12) with a 15-0 win in three innings.

Kristen Linares tossed a three-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts and just one walk. She also had a pair of hits at the plate. Shannon Hasty drove in three runs and Noelle Pastor led the offense with two hits and four RBIs.

Weather permitting, the Lady Friars will finish the regular season games at Dunne today, at Nolan on Tuesday and at Trinity Christian on Thursday. The team's home finale will be Wednesday against John Paul II.

The playoffs begin next week.


Varsity Softball — Friday, April 22

UA  1 0 1 0 0 0 1 — 3   10   3

BL  0 2 0 2 0 0 x ­— 4    6    1

WP: Abby Thrash 7IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 6Ks

Hitting: Madison White 2-3, R, 2B, 2RBIs; Annabel Quinn 1-3, 3B, RBI; Megan Metry 1-2, 2R, 2SB


Varsity Softball — Saturday, April 23

PCA  0 0   0 x x x x —  0   0   4

BL    4 10 1 x x x x — 15  13  0

WP: Kristen Linares 3IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, BB, 6Ks

Hitting: Kristen Linares 2-2, BB, 2R, RBI; Shannon Hasty 1-1, 3RBIs; Noelle Pastor 2-3, 2R, 4RBIs; Abby Thrash 2-3, 2R, 2B; Francesca Farlow 1-3, 2R, RBI; Rachel Rychlik 1-1, 3R, 2BB; Lindsay Tujaque 2-2, 2R, 2B

Record: 11-7 overall, 10-0 district

Next Game(s): Monday at Bishop Dunne, 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday at Nolan Catholic, 7 p.m.

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When you go back and look at the history of Colin's Classic, there seems to be one resounding theme — LOVE. Colin Bodensteiner's love for his school, a parents' love for their child and the love of friends for a family coping with loss and looking for a way to honor a child who left them much too early.

Colin, a Friar in the Class of 2008, was a proud supporter not only of the Bishop Lynch High School, but everything that went along with being a member of the Friar Family.

"Colin loved Bishop Lynch … LOVED it," said Meg Bodensteiner, Colin's mother. "He loved his friends, loved the coaches and loved everything about it. He was very proud to be a Friar."

Colin was loved by his family, friends and the BL faculty. Following a varsity football game on Oct. 6, 2006, Colin was driving his truck home, but tragically died in an automobile accident just a few miles from home - an event that shook the Bodensteiner and BL families, collectively.

"We weren't sure what we were going to do as far as a fund after Colin's accident, but this tournament made sense," Meg said. "He loved Bishop Lynch and this is something we do for the school he loved, in his name."

The golf tournament bearing his name is preparing for its ninth event — the 9th Annual Colin's Classic — on Friday, May 6.

With the help of many individuals, Colin's Classic has become a largely successful event.

"Jim Urbanus and Kevin Whelan have been a great help to us since the first day, the same for Kevin and Amy Keane," Meg said. "Bill Wallander and Sally Canaan have been extraordinary. We've had a lot of great support from the Catholic community and many others who have helped make this a success."

That theme of love will spill onto the links at the Firewheel Bridges Course, where countless golfers will play with Colin in their heart for a cause the very fabric of the Bishop Lynch community — family.

Every cent of the proceeds from the tournament will go directly into the Colin Bodensteiner Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bishop Lynch High School, which to date has raised $482,000 and awarded 41 scholarships to deserving BL students.

The annual event has made a lasting impression not only on the scholarship recipients, but on the Bishop Lynch community as a whole. And despite the work it takes to make it possible, the Bodensteiner's benefit the most.

"Tom and I, as well as many others, put a lot of work into this each year," Meg said. "It's very near and dear to our hearts."

To register for the 9th Annual Colin's Classic, visit

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Bishop Lynch Sophomore Receives City and State Accolades

Fresh from her impressive success at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Bishop Lynch High School sophomore Mabry Webb was again awarded first place in Plant Sciences at the Texas State Science Fair in San Antonio. Mabry was one of the top ten entries in the fair, and was interviewed for the grand prize.  The judges were impressed with Mabry’s knowledge of her experiment on the production of oil by algae and her creativity in designing her own calorimetry equipment. One judge called her a “MacGyver,” although Mabry was not familiar with that fictional character.

Mabry was invited to participate in the Texas State Science Fair as a result of her first place finish at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair back in late February. Her project was entitled:  A Study of the Effect of Supplemental Carbon Dioxide on Spirogyra grevilleana Oil Production.

Mabry compared the energy produced by combustion of the biomass of control algae and algae which had been supplied with extra carbon dioxide. She found that there was a significant increase in biomass when the carbon dioxide was increased. Climate change is producing more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and algae are a significant source of food in aquatic environments, meaning that a climate change will actually produce more food in the future for fish and other aquatic animals.

In addition to her impressive science fair place accolades, Mabry also received the first place award in Plant Sciences from Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science in the Senior Division. Her award included a scholarship to Texas Tech University.  


Sister Cecilia Sehr, O.P. Honored at Southern Methodist University – Science Fair Banquet

At the Science Fair Banquet on March 22, 2016, held at Southern Methodist University, Sr. Cecilia Sehr was selected to receive the Northrop Grumman Teacher Award in the Senior Division for the number of entries from Bishop Lynch High School and their performance and success rate at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Congratulations to our remarkable Bishop Lynch students and to Sister Cecilia who has been impacting the lives of our BL Friars as a staple in the BL Science Department for over 30 years! 

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Several weeks of preparation paid off in big way last weekend as the Bishop Lynch cheer squads performed at the 2016 Cowboy Classic Competition.

Both the BL White Team (Novice) and BL Black Team (Intermediate) were named Grand Champions!

BL White Team freshman Sophie Calloway was also awarded the Cowboys Classic "Wow" Award.

Watch the teams in action at the following links:

BL White Team

BL Black Team

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Bishop Lynch performed well Friday in field events at the Tom Landry Relays hosted by TCA-Addison.

BL only participated in field events at the meet, winning 17 medals and sweeping the medal stand in one event.

Bri KippMie SomiariDiana EffiomCindy Ogunedo and Gage Tipton earned gold medals for the Friars.

The BL track team will next compete April 28-29 at the TAPPS 5A North Regional meet, hosted by John Paul II. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. on April 28, while running finals are slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. on the following day.

The top four finishers in each event automatically qualify for the TAPPS 5A State Championships, scheduled for May 6-7 in Waco.


Tom Landry Relays at TCA

Friday, April 16


Women's High Jump

1. Bri Kipp (5-0)

3. Kelly Nary (4-10)


Women's Long Jump

2. Jaida Thomas


Women's Triple Jump

1. Mie Somiari (35-10.5)

2. Amarachie Anozie (35-4)


Women's Pole Vault

2. Sarah Kronenberger (8-0)

3. Grace Turner (6-6)


Women's Discus

1. Diana Effiom (85-5)

3. Kristen Gonzalez (78-11)


Women's Shot Put

1. Cindy Ogunedo (33-9.75)

2. Diana Effiom (31-1.5)

3. Isabella Mendoza (28-3.25)


Men's High Jump

1. Gage Tipton (6-2)

3. Chris Scaife (5-10)


Men's Triple Jump

2. Jermaine Mask (42-6.5)

3. Jacob Lewis (40-1.5)


Men's Discus

3. Juac Angoi (120-7)

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Bishop Lynch High School swimmers hauled in a large number of TAPPS awards for their performance during the 2015-2016 season.

The following swimmers received All-State honors from TAPPS:


1st Team

• Ailish Tierney – 100 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay

• Bonnie Nolan – 200 Medley Relay

• Niamh Tierney – 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay

• Jessica Jordan – 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay

• Shauna Seidel – 200 Freestyle Relay


2nd Team

• Ailish Tierney – 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle

• Jessica Jordan – 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke

• Niamh Tierney – 100 Freestyle

• Jordan Carl – 100 Breaststroke and 400 Freestyle Relay

• Bonnie Nolan – 400 Freestyle Relay

• Shauna Seidel – 400 Freestyle Relay

• Jesseca Hageman – 400 Freestyle Relay


Honorable Mention

• Will Eckles – 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle Relay

• Bonnie Nolan – 500 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke

• Niamh Tierney – 50 Freestyle

• Sean O'Hare – 400 Freestyle Relay

• Eric Bray – 400 Freestyle Relay

• AJ Armenta – 400 Freestyle Relay


In addition, the following swimmers were designated by TAPPS as Academic All-State for their combined success in the pool as well as the classroom:

• AJ Armenta

• Sean O'Hare

• Will Eckles

• Bonnie Nolan

• Jesseca Hageman

• Jessica Jordan

• Jordan Carl

• Niamh Tierney

• Shauna Seidel


Congratulations to all on an outstanding season!

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Three from Bishop Lynch recently competed in the TAPPS State Tennis Championships in Waco, wrapping up the 2016 tennis season for the Friars.

The men's singles team of Ben Walter and Gatlin Shore were beaten 6-0, 6-3 by Hughes Levesque and Nicolas Heredia from Houston's Awty International, eliminating them from the tournament.

In women's singles play, Jillian Brown lost a tough match against Ana Roberta Flores from Brownsville's St. Joseph Academy. Due to rain, the scoring was modified and Brown lost in a third set tiebreaker with match scores of 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

Congratulations to all of our BL tennis players for a hard-fought season.

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The Lady Friar golf team qualified for the state tournament with a third-place finish Wednesday at the regional tournament in Fort Worth.

Junior Lauren Campagna shot a two-day low for the team, finishing seventh in the individual standings.

Sophomore Madi Gorman shot seven strokes lower than her opening round to finish 10th. Fellow sophomore Lilly Guerra also had a significant drop in her score from the first day, shooting nine strokes fewer in her second round.

Juniors Lillie Frazier and Sophie Bartlett were also part of the team, contributing to the total that will send the group to Glen Rose.

The state tournament will be played at the Squaw Valley Golf Course on April 25-26.

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Jack Baker tossed a complete game shutout and Gabe Vasquez went yard, propelling the Friars to a 6-0 home win over Bishop Dunne that not only ended a nine-game losing streak, but gave BL a much-needed district win.

Baker allowed just two hits in seven innings of work and Vasquez teamed with Ian Landry to give the Friars (8-20, 1-8) an offensive spark and their first win since March 11.

Landry recorded a pair of hits, including a double and drove in a run.

The Friars will travel to Dunne on Friday to complete the home-and-home series against the Falcons, with an early first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m.


Varsity Baseball — Tuesday, April 12

Dunne  000 000 0 — 0  2  0

Lynch   001 113 x — 6  8  0

WP: Jack Baker, CG, 2H, 0ER

LP: Kyle Lynch

Hitting: Gabe Vasquez HR; Ian Landry 2H, 2B.

Record: 8-20 overall, 1-8 district

Next Game: Friday at Bishop Dunne, 3:30 p.m.