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Bishop Lynch High School had five more student-athletes sign national letters of intent Wednesday, bringing its total to 20 for the 2015-2016 school year.

Four of the five were in attendance for a brief ceremony, joined by family, coaches, teammates and fellow students.

Chima Ogueri and Nick Vega each signed with the University of Dallas to continue their soccer careers. The Comets were 8-8-2 last season under head coach David Hoffman, including a program-best 7-4-2 record and third-place finish in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC).

Both Ogueri and Vega picked up postseason honors for the Friars this season. Vega was named 2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-district and District 1-5A Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Ogueri was a 2nd Team All-District selection.

The Friars finished 12-9-0 last season, falling in the opening round of the TAPPS playoffs.

Bianca Bowring signed with St. Thomas University in Minnesota and will play for a team that finished 26-4 last season with a 16-2 conference mark. St. Thomas finished ranked No. 9 nationally by

Tibbits signed with Hendrix College in Arkansas and will join a squad that finished 19-7 last season, with a 10-4 mark in conference play.

Bowring and Tibbits provided senior leadership for a Lady Friar team that advanced to the TAPPS 5A Final Four and finished second in district with a 14-2 league record. The Lady Friars were 26-9 overall.

Katelyn Curtis has also signed a letter of intent to play at Rhodes College in Tennessee next year. Curtis will join a Lynx squad that went 11-6-2 last season, including 8-0-1 at home.

Curtis helped the Lady Friars to a 19-5-1 record and appearance in the TAPPS 5A final and was a member of the 2015 state championship team.

Curtis received 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-District honors.

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Bishop Lynch runners made quite the impression Friday as regional and state meets draw closer, earning first and third in the team standings at Prestonwood Christian Academy.

The Lady Friars blew away the field, winning the team title with 135 points, more than twice the point total of the second-place team. The Friars finished third, just eight points behind second-place Coram Deo.

The BL relay teams combined for six medals — two gold, two silver and two bronze. Ava Peeples swept the two long distance races on the women's side, while Joseph McDonald medaled in both distance races on the men's side.

The teams will compete Friday, April 15 at Trinity Christian Academy, the final (scheduled) meet in preparation for the TAPPS Region I Championship April 28, also at Prestonwood. The state meet is slated for May 6-7 in Waco.

Prestonwood Christian Lions Relays — Friday, April 8, 2016

Men's Varsity — Team Standings

  1. Nolan Catholic            129
  2. Coram Deo                  80
  3. Bishop Lynch               72


Women's Varsity — Team Standings

  1. Bishop Lynch               135
  2. Prestonwood Chr.       63
  3. Coram Deo                  56

Men's Varsity Medalists

1600 Meters

2. Joseph McDonald (4:51.23)


3200 Meters

3. Joseph McDonald (10:43.59)


110 Hurdles

3. Ryan Elizar (20.21)


4x200 Relay

1. Michael WestJacob LewisAlex Lara and Jake Younger (1:33.61)


4x400 Relay

3. Michael West, Alex Lara, Drake Burciaga and Jake Younger (3:35.65)


Women's Varsity Medalists

200 Meters

2. Chasady Johnson (26.53)


400 Meters

3. Jaida Thomas (59.47)


1600 Meters

1. Ava Peeples (5:23.76)


3200 Meters

1. Ava Peeples (11:32.18)


100 Hurdles

3. Isabella Foster (18.50)


300 Hurdles

1. Jessica Taylor (48.49)


4x100 Relay

2. Emma Williams, Chasady Johnson, Kristen Phoenix and Jaida Thomas (50.26)


4x200 Relay

1. Jennifer Obi, Taylor Haynes, Jane Onuoha and Kristen Phoenix (1:47.44)

3. Emma Williams, Mie Somiari, Jessica Taylor and Chasady Johnson (1:55.83)


4x400 Relay

2. Mie Somiari, Kaitlyn Steele, Jessica Taylor and Jaida Thomas (4:11.68)


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The first round of the district softball schedule is complete and one team — Bishop Lynch — stands alone atop the standings following Thursday's 8-2 road win at Ursuline.

Last night's win was the sixth straight for the Lady Friars, who remained unbeaten in district play at 7-0, while improving their overall record to 8-6.

The second half of the district schedule will begin Monday when the Lady Friars host John Paul II at 4:30 p.m. Bishop Lynch took the first meeting in Plano, winning 11-10 back on March 7.

Midway through the district schedule, Nolan is behind BL in second place at 8-1, Ursuline is third at 6-2 and John Paul II is fourth at 5-5. The bottom half of the standings has Liberty Christian, Bishop Dunne, Trinity Christian and Prestonwood Christian.

Last night, the Lady Friars rode the arm of freshman pitcher Abby Thrash, who allowed just four hits and two runs, while also taking advantage of five Ursuline errors.

Bishop Lynch took a 1-0 lead in the opening inning, but the Bears scored a pair in the third to take its only lead. The Lady Friars took the lead for good in the fifth and padded their advantage with a five-run sixth.

Head coach Amy Wheeler praised the solid play of the defense, which committed no errors, as well as the base-running of Kristen Linares.


Varsity Softball — Thursday, April 7

B. Lynch   1 0 0 0 2 5 0 — 8  6  0

Ursuline   0 0 2 0 0 0 0 — 2  4  5

WP: Abby Thrash

Record: 8-6 overall, 7-0 district

Next Game: Monday vs John Paul II, 4:30 p.m.

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For 15 years of the first 18 years of her life, Bishop Lynch High School alum Jackie Dupuis ('13) was a passionate gymnast. But during her senior year, her passion was in jeopardy of never again being reality.

"I didn't think I'd ever be in gymnastics again," Jackie said while recalling her very near brush with death. "It took me so long just to recover physically, and I was lucky to come out without any serious long-term damage."

That was almost four years ago, when Jackie spent months in hospitals and almost two weeks in a coma while doctors scratched their heads to figure out just what had attacked her body. Forget the fact that her gymnastics career was in jeopardy … the LIFE of this high school senior was in grave danger.

A member of the BL cheer team, Jackie had just finished cheering in the Friars' first home game on a Friday night in September of 2012. Although she had planned to go out to eat with friends after the game, she instead started to feel ill and got a ride home.

"I remember feeling like I had strep throat and my head was pounding," she said. "I figured I'd just go to bed and try to sleep it off."

She may have hoped to feel better, but woke up in a worse condition, prompting her mother to take her to an urgent care doctor. Tests for strep and mono came back negative, so the Dupuis' made an appointment with their pediatrician for early the next week.

Later that weekend, however, the family made a startling discovery.

"My mom actually found a lesion on the back of my neck," Jackie said. "It looked like someone had taken a spoon and dug into my skin."

The next morning, Jackie had lesions covering her body, and although she was breathing, her parents were unable to wake her. She wouldn't wake up for almost two weeks.

"They called the ambulance and took me to Plano and they immediately gave me a tracheotomy," she said. "I was sedated for a week or two as they tried to figure out what kind of bacterial infection I had, but they still haven't found the answer to this day."

During that time, Jackie's lungs and kidneys failed and she not only had to endure grueling physical and speech therapy, but kidney dialysis as well. Just as soon as she was ready to go home, another setback led to throat surgery, resulting in another month-long hospital stay.

However, despite it all, Jackie's determination helped her overcome the physical trauma her body endured, an event that saw her lose around 50 pounds. At her lowest point, Jackie's frail body tipped the scale at just 70 pounds.

"I've been fortunate, the only long-term effect has been blurry vision in one eye," she said. "It took a lot of work to get back to where I was, physically. I was used to running 5K's, so it was pretty frustrating to not have that ability. I worked as hard as I could to get back in shape."

Jackie completed her first two years of college at Collin County Community College, but enrolled at Texas Tech University for the most recent fall semester. As soon as she was accepted, that familiar competitive fire sparked again.

"I started checking out their gymnastics club and was at practice the first week of classes," she said. "I honestly thought I was done with the sport, and I was kind of okay with it, because I'd competed for so long. But now that I'm back in the gym, I couldn't imagine losing it forever."

Due to its "club" status, practices and competitions aren't as strenuous as other sports, but Jackie still approaches it as she always has.

"We only practice twice a week, but I'm there for two hours a day, five days a week," Jackie said. "I'm starting to get all of my skills back, so that's pretty exciting. I was surprised to see how quickly it came back to me."

She had been out of gymnastics altogether for a couple of years while her body recovered from illness. That Friday night way back in 2012 might have appeared to be the end for her gymnastics career, but passion and determination can make a person do some extraordinary things.

"I love it now just as much as I did when I was three years old," Jackie explained.

Just two months ago, the Texas Tech University gymnastics team arrived in Allen to compete against other Texas universities. Among the 100 or so athletes is a petite brunette, wearing the Red Raider colors and looking just as focused as ever.

To most, she is just another competitor. But to her friends and family in the cheering section, she's an inspiration.

Jackie is back.

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The Bishop Lynch High School wrestling team celebrated a successful 2015-16 campaign on March 20 during a banquet hosted by the Parsons family.

Many wrestlers received special recognition for their efforts during a season that put the BL program back in the spotlight.

The event began with the awarding of varsity letters to the following team members (weight class included): Williams Parsons (106), Judd Pankey (113), Michael Parsons (120), Marcel Vaudry (120), Max Mills (126), Zach Mazur (132), Henry Roden (138), Andrew Stuart (145), Matthew Regner (145), Nick Howe (152), Tristan Holobowicz (152), Anton Broden (160), Paul Davis (160), Ajack Ajack (170), Aaron Santiesteban (170), Greg Martinez (182), Michael Metry (195), Tristen Rubio (220), Charlie Stalder (220) and Juac Angoi (285).

Five wrestlers were also recognized for their All-State status earned during the TAPPS State Wrestling Championships. They are: Martinez (1st), Mills (2nd), Metry (2nd), Stadler (2nd) and Santiesteban (3rd).

Metry also won a state title at the prep state meet, which includes a combination of TAPPS and SPC schools. Martinez was 3rd while Mills and Pankey finished 4th at prep state.

For the first time in several years, Bishop Lynch also sent three wrestlers — Martinez, Metry and Mills — to the National Prep Championships in Bethlehem, PA.

Most Improved awards were given to Ian Greenberg (rookie) and Roden (veteran). Best Match awards were presented to Broden (rookie) and Stalder (veteran). Top Rookie awards were presented to Angoi and Holobowicz.

Most Outstanding awards were won by Williams Parsons (rookie) and Martinez (veteran).

The Coach's Award of Excellence, given to the rookie and veteran displaying top notch work ethic, discipline, heart and commitment, were presented to Regner (rookie) and shared by veterans Mills and Metry.

Finally, the team recognized manager Molly Vaudry for all of her hard work during the season and thanked an outstanding coaching staff that includes Tom Trautman, Bryan Ashford and JJ Koch.

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Two big blasts by Francesca Farlow and a nine-strikeout performance from Abby Thrashhelped the Lady Friars top Nolan Catholic and stay alone atop the district standings with a 10-6 win Thursday.

Farlow — who has signed with the United States Coast Guard Academy — hit a three-run bomb in the opening frame as Bishop Lynch (5-6, 4-0) took a 5-0 lead after one. She followed that with a two-run shot in the fourth, putting the Lady Friars ahead 10-2.

Thrash was able to hold off a Nolan rally despite a pair of errors by the defense late in the game. The freshman pitched well, allowing just four hits and four walks in addition to her nine strikeouts.

Farlow finished the game 3-for-3 with five RBIs and scored three times. Annabel Quinn was also perfect in three plate appearances, Kristen Linares had a pair of hits, as did Thrash. Noelle Pastor doubled, drove in a run and scored twice.

The Lady Friars will attempt to stay unbeaten in district play when they travel to Liberty Christian tomorrow at 5 p.m. Bishop Lynch will attempt to sweep the season series from the Warriors, after beating LCS by a 14-2 score on March 22.


Varsity Softball — Tuesday, March 29

                                             R   H   E

Nolan   0 1 1    0 2 0    2 —  6    4   2

Lynch   5 1 2    2 0 0    x — 10  12  4

WP: Abby Thrash 7IP, 6R, 9K, 4H, 4BB

LP: Bianca Aguilera

Lynch: Francesca Farlow 3-3, 2HR, 5RBI, 3R; Annabel Quinn 3-3, RBI; Kristen Linares 2-4, R; Noelle Pastor 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2R; Abby Thrash 2-3, 2R; Rhiannon Townsend 1-3, R.

Record: 5-6 overall, 4-0 district

Next Game: Thursday at Liberty Christian, 5 p.m.

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Bishop Lynch golf teams took top spots today during the Friar Invitational at Richardson's Sherrill Park, as the Friars won the overall team title and the Lady Friars finished second.

Sophomore Jamie Ruengmateekhun carded a tournament-low score of 74 (+2) and senior Trevor Burton finished sixth with an 84 to help the men's team win despite very windy conditions.

The Lady Friars had three Top 10 finishers helping the team place second.

Junior Lauren Campagna led the team with her third-place performance, Lillie Frazier was fourth and sophomore Madi Gorman finished sixth.

The teams will host another tournament Monday at Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie.

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The Bishop Lynch High School volleyball program, winners of four straight TAPPS 5A State Championships, recently released the details of their summer schedule, including open gym, camps and tryout dates.

Open Gym:

Open Gym is open to all 9-12 graders interested in trying out for the 2016 volleyball teams. Please make sure to show up 10-15 minutes early with your volleyball clothes/shoes on and ready to go.

Open Gym Dates (Grades 9-12)

June 6- 4-6 p.m. 

June 8- 4-6 p.m. 

June 13- 4-6 p.m. 

June 15- 4-6 p.m. 

June 20- 3-5 p.m. 

June 22- 3-5 p.m. 

June 27- 7-9 p.m. 

June 29- 7-9 p.m. 

July 11- 4-6 p.m. 

July 13- 4-6 p.m. 


High School Camp:

High School Camp is an excellent opportunity to prepare for tryouts and work with the BL coaches on skill and technique.

Camp Dates (Grades 9-12)

July 18-21- 1:00-4:00 p.m. 



Tryouts will take place Monday, August 1. Times will be announced over the summer. Tryouts may continue on Tuesday, August 2. If not, practices will start on August 2. The first scrimmages will take place on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6. The varsity overnight retreat will take place on Saturday-Sunday August 6-7. Please do not make any vacation plans in August. It's a busy month of volleyball!


Other Camps: 

June 6-9, 9-12 p.m.- Grades 4-6

June 6-9, 1-4 p.m.- Grades 7-8

July 11-14- 1-4 p.m.- Grades 4-6

July 18-21- 9-12 p.m. – Grades 7-8

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Bishop Lynch fell into an early hole and was unable to climb out Tuesday, falling to Liberty Christian in the first of a two-game district series.

The Warriors (20-1-1, 3-0) jumped out to a 4-0 lead and led by as many as six runs before the Friars (7-15, 0-3) were able to get on the scoreboard. Cale Hundley's three-run homer in the seventh sealed the deal as Liberty Christian left McIngvale Field with a 9-2 win, the Warriors' 15th-straight win and the fourth consecutive loss for the Friars.

Matt De Tullio took the loss on the mound, lasting just 1 1/3 innings. Christian Julius tossed six innings and struck out 11 to earn the win for LCS.

Josh Aguilar led the Friars at the plate, doubling twice for two of BL's five hits. Titus BeachamGabe Vasquez and Collin Crenwelge each had one hit.

Joey Rutherford and Lucas Barrilleaux each pitched in relief for the Friars.

The series will shift to Argyle tonight with the teams playing at 7 p.m.


Varsity Baseball — Tuesday, March 22

                                     R    H     E

Liberty  2 2 0 2 0 0 3 — 9    12   1

Lynch    0 0 0 0 2 0 0 — 2    5     4

WP: Christian Julius

LP: Matt De Tullio

Leading Hitters: Josh Aguilar 2-3, 2B(2); Titus Beacham 1-3, SB(2), R; Gabe Vasquez 1-2, BB, SB, R; Collin Crenwelge 1-2, BB, SB

Record: 7-15 overall, 0-3 district

Next Game: Tonight at Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.

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Bishop Lynch blasted its way to a blowout win over Liberty Christian yesterday at Ferguson Park and stayed unbeaten in district play.

The Lady Friars (4-6, 3-0) opened up the game with a six-run first inning and never looked back on the way to a 14-2 run-rule victory over the visiting Warriors.

Rachel RychlikNoelle Pastor and Rhiannon Townsend each pounded extra base hits while Kristen Linares earned the win, allowing just two hits.

The Lady Friars will host second-place Nolan Catholic (9-9, 2-0) next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.


Varsity Softball — Tuesday, March 22

                        R     H     E

Liberty             2     2     6

Lynch               14   12   1

WP: Kristen Linares

LP: Carter

Leading Hitters: Rachel Rychlik HR; Noelle Pastor 3B; Rhiannon Townsend 2B

Record: 4-6 overall, 3-0 district

Next Game: Tuesday vs Nolan Catholic, 4:30 pm

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Bishop Lynch High School
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Recognized for student achievement, leadership, and innovation, Bishop Lynch High School continues to build on a rich heritage that prepares graduates for a lifetime of success. Located in East Dallas and accessible from several major highways, Bishop Lynch serves students throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In its 50 years, Bishop Lynch has produced more than 350 National Merit Scholars, was named the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Academic State Champions from 2004-2012, and for 10 consecutive years was recognized as overall TAPPS State Henderson Cup Champions for combined excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Known for its ability to challenge students of all talents and backgrounds, and due to the school’s college-preparatory curriculum, virtually 100 percent of graduates attend institutes of higher learning. Millions of dollars in scholarships are awarded yearly to Bishop Lynch students from such prestigious schools as Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, The University of Notre Dame, and the United States Military Academies.

Proud of both its heritage and tradition, the mission of Bishop Lynch High School is to teach students “to strive for excellence, to seek truth, and to work for justice in the world.” To see that each student emerges from his or her time at BL with a well-rounded experience, Bishop Lynch offers first-rate academics, including the largest dual enrollment program (55 courses) of any private school in the state of Texas, extensive guidance as students prepare to enter higher education, and a wide variety of extracurricular and service activities. Bishop Lynch hosts a nationally recognized arts program with a facility to match, and athletically, the Friars are known throughout the city, state, and nation as excellent athletes, fair competitors, and champions both on and off the field.

The faculty, administrators, and students of Bishop Lynch have a mutual commitment—a commitment to excellence. Bishop Lynch High School offers bus transportation from many areas of the city. Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Bishop Lynch High School is accredited by the SACS and the Texas Catholic Conference Accreditation Commission.
9750 Ferguson Rd.
Dallas, TX 75228
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