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Welcome to the Newest Members of the Friar Faculty
8/13/2015

Welcome to the Newest Members of the Friar Faculty

Decorated coaches aim to lift Bishop Lynch wrestling program
6/8/2015

Decorated coaches aim to lift Bishop Lynch wrestling program

Valedictorian thrives in academics, athletics and the arts while balancing hectic schedule
6/8/2015

Valedictorian thrives in academics, athletics and the arts while balancing hectic schedule

Bishop Lynch's Hedges named 5A Coach of the Year by TAPPS
6/8/2015

Bishop Lynch's Hedges named 5A Coach of the Year by TAPPS

Lady Friars bring home load of softball accolades
6/8/2015

Lady Friars bring home load of softball accolades

Aguilar earns all-state honor following record-setting year
6/8/2015

Aguilar earns all-state honor following record-setting year

BL Honors Student and Faculty Achievements
5/20/2015

Honors Convocation is a long-standing and much anticipated tradition at Bishop Lynch High
School. The ceremony allows the school to spotlight the academic, athletic and artistic excellence
of our stellar Class of 2015 and faculty members.

On May 15th, Bishop Lynch High School celebrated the many, many successes of the 49th
graduating class. In addition to the announcement of collegiate scholarships, the following Bishop
Lynch Friars were honored with special awards and recognitions:
•United States Naval Academy  Appointment – Kendall Leigh Graser ’15
•Bishop Duca Scholarship, University of Dallas – Katelyn Victoria Croll ’15
•Sister Cecilia Sehr, O.P. Science Award – Catherine Eleanor Nolan ’15
•David Post Mock Trial Award – Corbin Jasper Neumann ’15
•Female and Male Athlete of the Year – Kaycie Andrea Tillman ’15 and
  Rawleigh James Williams, III ’15
•Peter Barrett Tomasz Male Scholar Athlete of the Year – Jacob Morse Packard ’15
•Female Scholar Athlete of the Year – Marcella Eleanor Barrilleaux ’15
•John Adamcik Memorial Award – Joseph Patrick Gannon ’15
•Dominic Norman Award – Marie Lorraine Phillips ’15
•Senior of the Year Award – Yonatan Selemon Girma ’15
•Student Council Member of the Year – Lizette Nicole Burciaga ’15
•Senior Student Council Member of the Year – Kimberlie Moriah Scales
•John F. Kennedy Award – Ms. Maria Rodgiguez
•Cor Christi Award – Arielle Elizabeth Rodriguez ’15
•National Honor Society Teacher of the Year Award – Mrs. Doran Wafford Lopez ’00
•Guy Mascolo Memorial Award – Coach Billy Clark
•Arete Award – Mrs. Denise Valles DiBiase ’87
•Salutatorian – Amanda Nicole Ehnis ’15
•Valedictorian – Courtney Ann Newman’15

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BL is pleased to announce the results for the 2014-2015 Math Contests
5/20/2015

Sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department, Bishop Lynch High School is pleased to announce the results for the 2014-2015 Math Contests. Congratulations to all these hard-working students!

AMC 10/12
For more than 60 years, students across the country have taken up the challenge of America’s longest‐running and most prestigious math contest, The American Mathematics Competition (AMC). Every year, at thousands of schools in every state, more than 350,000 students are presented with a set of questions rich in content and designed to make them think. The 2015 Bishop Lynch High School winners were: AMC 12 - junior, Michael Gao and the AMC 10 - sophomore, Lani DuFresne. Named to the AMC 12 Winning Team this year were seniors, Caitlin O’Connor and Emily Sabetti, and named to the AMC 10 Winning Team were sophomores,
Nick Ramirez and Zach Zipper.

National Mu Alpha Theta Log 1 Contest
BL’s Mu Alpha Theta Chapter placed 43rd among 257 participating chapters worldwide in the Mu Alpha Theta Log 1 Contest, earning a plaque for 7th place in Region II, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, South America, Central America, Mexico and the Middle East. Mu Alpha Theta, The National High School and Two‐Year College Mathematics Honor Society, has more than 105,000 members in over 2100 schools worldwide. In individual competition in
Region II, at the Mu (Calculus) Level, Michael Gao won 19th Place, at the Alpha (Pre‐Calculus) Level, Audrey Paetzel won 22nd place and Benjamin Walter, 28th Place, and at the Theta (Algebra II) Level, Jacob Villarreal won 9th Place, Ana Moser, 11th Place, Mariam Kalzia, 18th Place and Alex McMahan, 22nd Place.

Catholic Math League Advanced Math Contest
Bishop Lynch placed 2nd in Division I and 9th overall in the Catholic Math League’s Advanced Math Contest, competing against 35 Catholic high schools nationwide. Michael Gao, a junior at BL, won the Division I Championship Trophy and placed 13th nationally among 625 student participants.

American Scholastic Association Senior Division Math Contest
Bishop Lynch won a 1st place award, placing 46th out of 219 registered schools worldwide, including schools in the United States, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Beijing, China, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, China, Malaysia, Morocco, Nanjing, China, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, China, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and
Vietnam. After six rounds of competition Michael Gao, who missed only one problem, placed 21st among all participating students worldwide.

Texas Math League Competition
Bishop Lynch took 2nd place in Region IV (Dallas County) and placed 10th overall in Texas, with 44 high schools participating in the competition. Amanda Ehnis and Michael Gao tied for 29th Place in Texas in individual competition.

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BACK TO BACK: Victorious Secret claims second straight Powder Puff title
5/18/2015

May 18, 2015 — The senior class team of Victorious Secret went undefeated during the 2015 Powder Puff Championship series to win the championship for a second straight year.

Victorious Secret defeated the junior class team of Dasch Dolls in Friday’s championship game to successfully defend its 2014 title.

Congratulations to all participants and particularly to this year’s champions!

Former BL Student Mason Walker Chosen as Trinity University's Commencement Speaker
5/18/2015

Congratulations to Mason Walker, Bishop Lynch Class of 2011, who was chosen to give the Commencement Speech at Trinity University in San Antonio this past weekend!

2015 marks the second year in a row where a former Friar was bestowed the honor of addressing their classmates at the Trinity University Graduation Ceremony. Last year, Joe Shotland, BL Class of 2010, was chosen to give this same momentous exchange. Our BL alumni continue to make us proud every single day.

http://live.trinity.edu/ --- Mason's speech begins about 31 minutes into the video.

Former BL standout earns all-conference honors at UMHB
5/12/2015

May 12, 2015 — Aaron Barteau — a junior starting pitcher for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and former Bishop Lynch standout — earned All-Conference Second Team honors, according to the list released by the American Southwest Conference on Monday.

Barteau’s selection is his second consecutive All-ASC honor, earning a second team selection as a sophomore in 2014. This season, Barteau went 4-3 with a 2.53 earned run average. He ranked among the nations leaders in strikeouts with 89, despite missing the end of the season due to injury.

As a sophomore, he set a school single-season record for saves with seven. Barteau was a second team all-district selection while playing for the Friars. He is an exercise and sports science major at UMHB.

Friars swept by Beaumont Kelly to end 2015 campaign
5/11/2015

May 11, 2015 — A long trip to The Woodlands ended with the Bishop Lynch Friars being swept out of the Class 5A baseball playoffs by Beaumont Kelly on Saturday, dropping Friday’s series-opener by a 12-2 count and finally being eliminated the following day, 5-1.

In Game 1, Beaumont Kelly opened the game with a leadoff home run, which sparked a six-run inning, providing all the cushion it needed. BK increased the lead to 11-0 in the third before the Friars got on the board with their only two runs in the fourth.

Beaumont Kelly added a run in the fifth and kept BL off the board to close the game out in just five innings. The Friars managed just four hits in the contest on doubles by Justin Lott and Sam Gutierrez, as well as singles from Ryan Choate and Marc Delvaldene. Lott and Gutierrez scored the Friar runs.

In Game 2, Kelly’s pitching staff held BL to just three hits and one run in the seventh inning. Beaumont Kelly scored three runs in the second, another in the third and one in the fifth.

Travis Amerine singled twice to lead the Friars, Robert Rodriguez singled and scored a run on a sacrifice hit from Aidan Holobowicz.

Repeat bid falls short; Lady Friars ousted by Incarnate Word
5/11/2015

May 11, 2015 — The quest for back-to-back state softball championships came to a dramatic end Thursday, as the Bishop Lynch Lady Friars were sent home early with a 5-4 loss against SA Incarnate Word in Georgetown.

Although the Lady Friars outhit Incarnate Word by a 10-8 margin, BL was unable to complete a late rally, and fell just short of returning to this weekend’s final four.

Kristen Linares and Elisa Ramirez led the way offensively, combining for seven of the team’s 10 hits. Ramirez totaled four singles and scored two runs while Linares singled twice, doubled once and scored a run.

Darrianne Hale walked twice and singled while Caitlin O’Connor added a pair of singles in the contest.

Incarnate Word took the early lead, posting two runs in the bottom half of the first for an early 2-0 lead. Jennifer Morgan put the Lady Friars on the board in the second, scoring on an error to cut the deficit in half. However, Incarnate Word added another run in the second to go up 3-1.

BL tacked on a run in the fifth when Ramirez singled and later scored, but IW added two more runs in the same inning to stretch its lead to 5-2. The Lady Friars scored two runs in the sixth, bringing the score to 5-4 with just one out in the inning, but were unable to move across the tying run.

BL athletes compete at TAPPS state championships
5/11/2015

May 11, 2015 — The Bishop Lynch Lady Friars finishes eighth overall and the Friars placed 12th in the team standings Saturday at the TAPPS State Track & Field Championships in Waco.

Competitors in field events led the way for BL, winning three bronze medals with third-place finishes in triple, long and high jump. The women’s 800-meter relay team also finished third, giving BL medals in four different events.

Here’s the complete list of BL competitors and results from last weekend’s meet:

• Kameron Brooks — 6th — 800 meters

• Paul Hellinghausen — 6th — 110m hurdles

• Nahum Ferretiz, Gabe Brace, Aaron Lara and Tristan Smith — 7th — 400m relay

• Brace, Smith, Lara and Ferretiz — 6th — 800m relay

• Brooks, Ferretiz, Lara and Brace — 7th — 1600m relay

• Gage Tipton — 4th — High jump

• Amarachie Anozie — 3rd — Triple jump

• Amarachie Anozie — 7th — High jump

• Mie Somiari — 3rd — Long jump

• Bri Kipp — 3rd — High jump

• Claire Williams, Katy Steele, Jessica Taylor and Juli Garza — 6th — 1600m relay

• Williams, Steele, Taylor and Garza — 3rd — 800m relay

• Steele — 6th — 800 meters

BL crew rowers win district championship in OKC
5/7/2015

May 7, 2015 — The BL Crew Team, with rowers from Dallas United Crew, has officially wrapped up its spring regatta season in the Oklahoma City US Rowing Regional Championships, bringing home five medals and one district championship. Additionally, Dallas United Crew had two boats qualifying for the US Rowing National Championships in Sarasota, Fla. this summer.

Gold Medal • District Champions • Women’s Junior Varsity 8+

Congratulations to our BL Rowers Lauren Blonien and Alice Maguire, winning this race with a convincing open water lead!

Bronze Medal • Women’s Varsity 8+

Congratulations to our BL Rowers Catherine Miller and Kenzie Dunagan

Bronze Medal • Men’s Junior Novice 4+  

Congratulations to Anson Smith

Congrats to all these BL rowers!  Way to go!

Student-Athletes Take the Next Step in Their Athletic Careers
4/17/2015

Bishop Lynch High School is proud to announce the athletic college commitments of four student-athletes. Joined by their families, coaches, teachers, classmates and teammates, this morning the following Lady Friars took the next step in their athletic careers:

  • Darrianne Hale – Softball – University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX
  • Kimberlie Scales – Track – Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA
  • Erin Scott – Women’s Soccer – Creighton University in Omaha, NE
  • Erin Smith – Women’s Basketball – Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX

Bishop Lynch High School is extremely proud of all these outstanding athletes, and we look forward to keeping up with their promising future.

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The Blackfriars Guild of Bishop Lynch High School Presents “The Curious Savage"
4/17/2015

What would you do if you were left $10 million? In Bishop Lynch High School’s spring performance of “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick, Mrs. Savage is left a large estate by her late husband. She wishes to use the money to help others; however, her greedy stepchildren want to use the money for personal gain. In attempts to obtain the money, they have Mrs. Savage committed to a sanatorium, declaring her mentally incompetent.

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Bishop Lynch announces Dean of Students
4/10/2015

It is with great pleasure that we announce Crystal Ramon Taylor as Bishop Lynch High School’s Dean of Students. Crystal will join us from Nimitz High School in Irving, where she has been serving as Dean of Students since 2013. Prior to her engagement at Nimitz, Crystal was an instructor at Faith Family Academy in Oak Cliff and Christa McAuliffe Alternative Learning Center in Richardson.

Ms. Taylor is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, TN where she majored in Communications and minored in Youth Ministry. In 2013, she earned her Masters in Education Administration from Concordia University where she is currently completing her Doctorate Degree in Education Administration.

During the search process, Crystal demonstrated the attributes the Bishop Lynch High School community sought — outstanding leadership, dedication to the concept and practice of positive school culture and Catholic core values; and expertise as an educator with a deep understanding of student standards and opportunity.

Please join us in welcoming Crystal to our Bishop Lynch family!

Chris Rebuck and Evelyn Grubbs

 


daily announcements for 3/31/2015
3/31/2015

Remember that tomorrow is a dress-down opportunity – and it is for a great cause! Stop by the tables outside during lunch to purchase a dress down pass from Student Council. The dress down benefits the Gold Award Girl Scout Project of Junior Sarah Mease. She has been working to provide the Austin Street Center with all new bookcases and books. She will also be starting a book club and writing club with the residents at the center. Passes are $1 dollar and the dress down is tomorrow. Hope to see everyone dress down and make a difference.

Attention all students who are interested in applying to be a Bishop Lynch Ambassador for the 2015-2016 school year:  Applications are available from Mrs. Kelly in the Administration Office.  Applications will be available thru tomorrow and are due back to Mrs. Kelly no later than Tuesday April 7th at 10AM.  Late applications will not be accepted.  All applicants must sign up for an interview date when they turn in their application to Mrs. Kelly.  In addition, applications are also being taken for current Ambassadors who are reapplying for next year.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Barton or Mrs. Lori Rodriguez. 

The cast, crew and production staff of The Wedding  Singer is pleased to announce that we have received TWO nominations in the Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards program. Out of 60 participating schools in Texas, we were nominated in the following areas:
Best Costume - we brought the trophy home last year, we hope to repeat!!!!!  And,  BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Senior Payton Reeves!  The awards program will be held on April 29th and will be televised in May.  Congratulations to the Costume Crew headed by Ms. May and to Payton Reeves!!!

The multicultural club would like to invite any student with special talent to come out and showcase his or hers talent at the annual Multicultural Assembly.  If you are interested in performing your special talent, please stop by room 152 and talk to Ms. Rodriguez.  

The Brigade is looking for girls who want to be a part of this incredible organization. Are you interested?  There will be an  informational meeting tomorrow, Wednesday April 1 at 6 pm  to learn more!  Or, see Ms. Elliott or Mrs. Schnurr for an informational packet.

Attention SENIORS AND JUNIORS, THE FLASH SALE for prom tickets WILL BE this WEDNESDAY DURING ALL LUNCHES ONLY. IN the interest of fairness, EACH LUNCH WILL SELL 33 TICKETS AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE.  SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRY BUY EARLY IF YOU HAVE C LUNCH, THERE SHOULD BE TICKETS FOR YOU.  EACH LUNCH WILL HAVE THE 33 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT $75 DOLLARS. You must be IN THAT particular lunch to purchase a ticket. Tickets are limited to two per person. You ADDITIONAL TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $85.  REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST BE CURRENT IN YOUR MKS ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO GET THE DEAL. 

When we get back from Easter break the spring play opens and blackbox theater. Preorder your tickets online or through the box office with Ms. May.

Are you a freshmen? Are interested in public speaking? What about Mock Trial? How about being recognized by over fifty college admission colleges that include New York University, University of Texas at Austin, and Loyola University. If this sounds like the program for you then join the Youth Leadership Conference for the Dallas region. There are invitation letters being passed out today and tomorrow and if you are interested please read the instructions in the letter to receive more information

The National art honors society will have an induction ceremony Wednesday, April 1st during B block at 8:50 in Leyden building L260. This meeting is mandatory for all members.

Attention all students who are involved in ANY club at Bishop Lynch. This is a reminder that your formal club photo for the yearbook will be taken over the next month of Wednesdays. BLLive will announce the club photos for the upcoming Wednesday on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday before your assigned date. IF you are NOT present at your scheduled club photo time, you will not be included in the club photo. The photo schedule cannot be changed.  THE FOLLOWING CLUBS WILL MEET THIS WEDNESDAY TO HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN FOR YEARBOOK. IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT FOR THE PICTURES YOU UNFORTUNATELY WILL NOT BE PICTURED IN THE YEARBOOK. SO PLEASE REPORT TO THE LEGACY GYM AT YOU ASSIGNED TIME. CHECK WITH CLUB MODERATORS TO CONFIRM PICTURE TIMES. IF YOU CLUB IS NOT NAMED A TIME & DATE WILL BE ASSIGNED IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS. THANK YOU!!!!! Please listen carefully as there have been a couple of changes due.

7:45 - French Club
7:45 – French NHS
 
7:55 –- History NHS/ Ro Kappa
7:55 – Spanish NHS
 
8:05 – German NHS
 
8:15 – English NHS
8:15- TAPPS On Site Drawing
 
8:25- TAPPS Fine Art
8:25- Art & Photography
 
8:35 – Mu Alpha Theta
8;35 – Math Club
 
8:45 – Shakespeare Society
8:45 – Debate Club
8:55 – Across Campus
8:55 – Mock Trial
If you are not scheduled for tomorrow, check with your moderator for you assigned time.

The Friars for Life club will be having a meeting on Wednesday (April 1st) in room 505 at 8:45. Please join us as we discuss the Bishop's annual dinner, a service opportunity for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Everyone is welcome.

Attention ALL spirited Friars – are you interested in becoming a part of the 2015-2016 Bishop Lynch Cheerleading Program?  The Mandatory Mascot Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31st immediately after school in the Cafeteria. The Mandatory Cheer Tryout Meeting is tomorrow Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see Ms. Mannari with any questions. Go Friars!

Attention All Juniors: Mr. Patrick Fletchall, college admission counselor from the University of Oregon, will be in the Atrium today at 12:00 P.M. to visit with all interested students. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit with Mr. Fletchall from the University of Oregon while his is on campus today.

Attention Juniors.....if you are interested in serving the Bishop Lynch Community as a Eucharistic Minister next school year...ask you Theology teacher how to get an application from your Theology Class Blackboard....complete it and follow the instructions for turning in your completed application.

Bishop Lynch, are you ready for a fun, new, exciting tournament? Gather up your team of 6 people and get ready for this DODGEBALL tournament on April 20th to the 24th! Rules and sign ups will be outside Ms. Rodriguez's room on ferguson 152.


ATTENTION MS. RODRIGUEZ’S SPANISH I -3B CLASS YOU HAVE C LUNCH TODAY… DO NOT GO TO A LUNCH.  REPORT TO CLASS PLEASE,  YOU HAVE C LUNCH TODAY.

The TAPPS Academic Team picture  for the yearbook will be taken tomorrow at 8:25 in the legacy gym.  Remember that the TAPPS Academic Team is known as the Fine Arts team. 

Attention all Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Board Student Council members!! Please remember that we will meet tomorrow at 8:15 in the Legacy Gym, with pictures to follow at 8:45. Please remember to have your FULL uniforms, blazers included. See you tomorrow!
Students, are you looking for a way to get involved, make a difference around school and make new friends?? Then you should run for the 2015 – 2016 student council! Applications are available with Ms. Mannari, in the attendance office. Feel free to stop by and see Ms Mannari for an application, and with any questions you might have!
Current student council members, 2nd year applications and board applications are available as well! So be sure to come by and get your campaign packets!

announcements for 3/27/2015
3/27/2015

Attention SENIORS AND JUNIORS -  Prom is just around the corner, so make sure you get your MKS account UP to Date before prom tickets go on sale.  We will have a flash ONE DAY ONLY SALE ON the FIRST 100 TICKETS FOR PROM NEXT WEEK>  BUT IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS NEGATIVE OR  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH IN YOUR MKS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PURCHASE A TICKET. AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT WHEN THE FLASH SALE WILL HAPPEN WILL GO OUT NEXT WEEK… SO LISTEN TO BL LIVE FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT… REMEMBER IT WILL BE A ONE DAY FLASH SALE ONLY AND THE FIRST 100 TICKETS WILL BE DISCOUNTED TO $75,  AFTER THAT THE PRICE IS $85 FOR EACH TICKET.   

Attention Coach Hedges’ 3A and 3B classes. You will have “c” lunch starting today thru the end of the 4th quarter. Again Coach Hedges’ 3A and 3B classes, you now have “c” lunch starting today.

Attention all students who are interested in applying to be a Bishop Lynch Ambassador for the 2015-2016 school year:  Applications will be available starting today, from Mrs. Kelly in the Administration Office.  Applications will be available thru next Wednesday, April 1st, and are due back to Mrs. Kelly no later than Tuesday April 7th at 10AM.  Late applications will not be accepted.  However, Students, if you picked up an application for Bishop Lynch Ambassadors yesterday, please return it to Mrs. Kelly and exchange it for a new copy.  The new copy includes the signature page, which was missing from the first run applications.  Again, please see Mrs. Kelly to exchange your Bishop Lynch Ambassador Application for a new copy.  Applications are also being taken for current Ambassadors who are reapplying for next year.  All applicants must sign up for an interview date when they turn in their application to Mrs. Kelly.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Barton or Mrs. Lori Rodriguez. 

Attention all students who are involved in ANY club at Bishop Lynch. Your formal club photo for the yearbook will be taken over the next month of Wednesdays. BLLive will announce the club photos for the upcoming Wednesday on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday before your assigned date. IF you are NOT present at your scheduled club photo time, you will not be included in the club photo. The photo schedule cannot be changed.  THE FOLLOWING CLUBS WILL MEET ON APRIL 1ST TO HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN FOR YEARBOOK. IF YOU ARE NOT PRESENT FOR THE PICTURES YOU UNFORTUNATELY WILL NOT BE PICTURED IN THE YEARBOOK. SO PLEASE REPORT TO THE LEGACY GYM AT YOU ASSIGNED TIME. CHECK WITH CLUB MODERATORS TO CONFIRM PICTURE TIMES. IF YOU CLUB IS NOT NAMED A TIME & DATE WILL BE ASSIGNED IN THE FOLLOWING WEEKS. THANK YOU!!!!!
7:45 - French Club
7:45 – French NHS
 
7:55 –- History NHS/ Ro Kappa
7:55 – Spanish NHS
 
8:05 – National Honor Society
8:05 – German NHS
 
8:15 – English NHS
8:15- TAPPS On Site Drawing
 
8:25- TAPPS Fine Art
8:25- Art & Photography
 
8:35 – Mu Alpha Theta
8;35 – Math Club
 
8:45 – Shakespeare Society
8:45 – Debate Club
 
8:55 – Across Campus
8:55 – Mock Trial
Check with your moderator

Prom is right around the corner! We want to see your PROM-POSALS! Send your pics to FriarFeed@bishoplynch.org.

The BL Mock Trial team will be holding tryouts for next year’s team in the coming weeks.  An informational meeting will be held on Monday, March 30th, at 4:00 p.m. in Mrs. Storm’s room, Heritage Hall 506.  Tryout materials will be distributed and more information about next year’s events will be explained.  The first round of tryouts will be held April 7th, 8th, and 9th after school.  If you cannot make the meeting, please see Mrs. Storm next week for more information.

Attention ALL spirited Friars – are you interested in becoming a part of the 2015-2016 Bishop Lynch Cheerleading Program?

The Mandatory Mascot Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31st immediately after school in the Cafeteria. The Mandatory Cheer Tryout Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria. Please see Ms. Mannari with any questions. Go Friars!

The Lady Friar golf team competed last Tuesday at Woodbridge golf course.  The Lady Friars improved their team score by 13 strokes and took home a 1st place finish.  Top performers were senior Kristen Kaplan and Junior Peyton Dickman.  Great job Lady Friars!

The 3 on 3 basketball finals will be played today during the pep rally! It has been an exciting tournament and will conclude with TWO games today. The team “99 Problems, but Cody Ain’t One” Drew Bodensteiner, Sanders Johnston, Mason Keller, and David Rochester will play team “Coach May Conspirators” Anthony Andrade, Stanley Ayala, Sam Beasley and Luke Canan in the first game. The winner of that game will play team “Let Cody Shoot” Cole Clark, Jacob Packard, Jared Roberts and Jack Urbanus for the 3 on 3 Basketball championship. Good luck to all teams!

ANYONE WHO IS A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY PLEASE SEE COACH MEAGHER IN ROOM 129.

Friar baseball over spring break
3/16/2015

The varsity baseball team went 2-0 over spring break. The friars defeated Parish Episcopal 5-4 and 9-1. Winning pitchers were Matt Cook and Josh Aguilar. Outstanding players for the week were: Justin Lott 4 hits 1 home run and 6 RBI's. Gabe Settles also hit a home run. Daniel Wrenn, Ian Landry and Daniel Colasanto also had a good week.

The Friars have a home game Tuesday march 17th vs Liberty Christian at 7pm. Come out and support the FRIARS.

The JV Friars lost 5-4 to Parish Episcopal Outstanding players were: Jett Simons and Nick Ramirez

BL Softball finishes 3rd in San Marcos tournament
3/16/2015

Congratulations to the Varsity softball team for finishing 3rd out of 26 teams in the San Marcos tournament over Spring Break.  The team had 4 wins and 3 losses – beating Sweeny, El Paso Sacorra, Pampa, and St Agnes to win the tournament.  The team will have district games this week with Bishop Dunne, Ursuline, and Nolan.

spanish iv honors students tour the meadows museum
3/2/2015

On Friday, February 20, 2015, the Spanish IV Honors class from Bishop Lynch High School toured the Meadows Museum at SMU. The museum houses one of the largest collections of Spanish art outside of Spain. The students went on a Docent-guided tour in Spanish which included cultural, historical and aesthetic aspects of Spanish art dating from the 10th to the 20th century. After the tour, the students enjoyed lunch at Pepe’s y Mito’s restaurant in Deep Ellum.

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Bishop Lynch's Andy Zihlman wins 900th career game
3/2/2015

Dallas—Continuing a storied career that has spanned four decades, Bishop Lynch Women’s Basketball Coach Andy Zihlman (BL Class of 1972) passed another milestone, winning his 900th game in front of a packed crowd on Friday night.  Zihlman’s Lady Friars defeated the Bishop Dunne Lady Falcons 44-32 to mark the historic occasion and make Zihlman the 8th winningest coach in the history of the state.

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BL Auqa Friars finish 2014-2015 season at TAPPS state championship
3/2/2015

The BL Aqua Friars closed out the 2014-2015 season at the TAPPS Division I State Championships last Saturday in San Antonio, TX.

The Lady Friars finished 4th overall, continuing their five-year run of top four finishes.  The Lady Friars were led by a record-setting performance by sophomore Bonnie Nolan, who broke an eight year-old Bishop Lynch school record in finishing 6th in the 500 yard freestyle.  Nolan swam the race in 5 minutes, 27.02 seconds, breaking the previous record by 5.28 seconds.  Nolan also set personal best times in the 100 yard backstroke and as the leadoff swimmer in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

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Bishop Lynch Brigade Named Grand Champions at DFW Showtime International
2/10/2015

On Saturday, February 7th, the Bishop Lynch Brigade competed in the Showtime International DFW Area Championships at RL Turner High School. After months of preparing, the Brigade brought home numerous awards, including:

  • 2nd Place Medium Ensemble for their Elite Jazz Routine
  • 2nd Place Officer Contemporary; 1st Place Officer Lyrical; 1st Place Officer Novelty
  • 1st Place Team Jazz, 1st Place Team Lyrical, 1st Place Team Kick and 1st Place Team Pom
  • Officers - Sweepstakes and Judges Award

The team also earned a Sweepstakes and Judges Award and was named Grand Champions!

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Bishop lynch mock trial captures region 10 championship; advance to state tournament
2/10/2015

On Saturday, February 7th, the Bishop Lynch High School Mock Trial team captured the Region 10 Mock Trial Championship, advancing to the Texas State Championship March 5th – 7th.

The team from Lynch earned their spot in the Region 10 Mock Trial Competition during the preliminary round the weekend before. During which, they defeated the reigning state champions! Due to their stellar performance, BL secured a spot in the top 8 of 34 teams, moving them to the finals.

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Bishop Lynch German Students Advance to State Contest
2/9/2015

On Saturday, February 7th, Bishop Lynch High School German students participated in Winterfest, a German contest with over 100 cultural and academic events. More than 30 schools participated, and Bishop Lynch will advance to State in six contest areas. This year's Texas State German Contest will be held on February 28th at Texas State University. 

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BL Wrestling places 4th at State Tournament
2/9/2015

On February 7, the TAPPS State Wrestling Tournament was held, with 15 teams from across the state sending representatives. This year, Bishop Lynch was honored to act as the host of the event. At the end of the day, Bishop Lynch placed 4th among the schools present, which represents an improvement over recent efforts and a significant team milestone.

Several BL wrestlers achieved All-State status at the competition, as follows:
Jake Lewis (Fr) First place 160 lbs
Max Mills (Fr) Second place 120 lbs
David Rochester (Sr) Third place 182 lbs
Greg Hernandez (So) Third place 195 lbs

Other BL wrestlers who performed well include:
Marcel Vaudrey (Jr) Fourth place 126 lbs
Tristen Rubio (Jr) Fourth place 285 lbs

Rubio, in particular, showed great toughness competing in the heavyweight division, despite giving up 60 lbs to some opponents. In one week, the BL wrestlers will compete as a team for the last time of the year at Prep State, which will be held at McKinney Christian on Feb. 20-21.

 

Varsity Men’s Basketball beats JPII
2/9/2015

The Varsity Men’s Basketball team won a crucial district game on Friday at JPII. The Friars got a huge game out of 12 Gage Tipton who poured in 18 points. He got major help from Stanley Ayala who had 15 points. Luke Canan had 13 points and big Joe Gannon was a BEAST on the boards along with Drew Bodensteiner and Stanley Ayala. The Friars improve their district record to 5-5 and with the win Friday improve their season record to 20 wins and 12 losses.  Thanks to all the Friars fans for their continued support, it was great to have all of you at the game helping us to victory.

The JV Friars defeated JPII 45-40. They were led in scoring by Nick Fries with 22 points and Cole Hines added 15 points.

The Freshman Friars closed out their second clinic vs. JPII and demolished them 63-39.

The Friars host Ft. Worth Nolan this Friday here at BL. The JV plays at 5 followed by the Freshman at 6:30 and the Varsity closes out the evening at 8. We really need a great turnout for the Nolan game Friday. Please come support your BL Friars Friday as we defeat the Nolan Vikings.

GO FRIARS!!

Friars fall to TCA
2/4/2015

The Varsity Men’s Basketball lost a hard fought game at TCA last Friday night, 52-34. The Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 15 points. Stanley Ayala had 12 points and Drew Bodensteiner added 7 points. The Friars season record is 19-12 and their District record is 4-5.   

The Freshman Friars defeated TCA, 45-27. The Freshman improve their record to 18 wins and no losses. The Freshman travel to Newman Smith today and play at 5:00 PM.

The Friars travel to JPII this Friday to take on the Cardinals. The JV plays at 5 followed by the Freshman at 6:30 and the Varsity closes out the evening at 8. We really need a great turnout at JPII Friday night. Come out and support your BL Friars.

GO FRIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BL's GOT TALENT SHOW winners
2/2/2015

The senior Class would like to congratulate the winners of the 1st Annual BL GOT TALENT SHOW. 

In 3rd place with an outstanding performance is Marie Phillips.  She is an amazing singer and performer. She had the audience in stitches with her rendition of the Adams Family song.  In 2nd place, is none other than our very own Ballerina Sarah Dieter.  Her performance left the audience speechless in amazement of her grace and abilities. And in 1st place we have the very talent Chloe Rodgers-Campbell.  Her amazing voice gave use goose bumps and left us yearning for more. 

We would also like to thank all the performers who participate and showcase their amazing talents. Thank you to all who came out to support and we will see you all next year.  

Wrestlers win team Championship
2/2/2015

On January 31, the BL wrestlers travelled to Tyler for the Bishop Gorman Invitational, where they competed against teams from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. In their final dual tournament of the season, the BL wrestlers came away with the team championship. BL was lead by Freshmen Max Mills and Jake Lewis, both of whom went undefeated. In the championship dual, BL also received key victories from Ajack Ajack, Tristen Rubio and Michael Parsons, which pushed them over the top.
 
This Saturday, Bishop Lynch is honored to host the TAPPS State Championship, where our wrestlers will compete for individual titles, as well as combined team score. Come out this weekend to support our wrestlers!
 
On February 20-21, Prep State will be held at McKinney Christian. Wrestlers who win TAPPS State or place in the top 3 at Prep State earn the right to compete at the National Preps Tournament, which is held the following week at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Good luck, men!

Lady Friar Basketball defeats TCA
2/2/2015

The Lady Friars Basketball team defeated TCA last Friday night 40 to 34. Erin Smith led all scorers with 18 points, and Lindsey Maso had 8 points.

Then Lady Friars play Ursuline tomorrow night, Tuesday here at BL at 7:30 pm. Please come and support your Lady Friars!

Friars basketball falls to PCA
1/20/2015

The Varsity Men’s Basketball team lost to Plano Prestonwood  here at BL Saturday night, 48-69. The Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 14 points and Drew Bodensteiner with 13 points. Stanley Ayala added 8 points. The Men's program wants to express our gratitude and thank the student body for the fantastic support at the game on Saturday. Please keep coming out to our home and away games to support the Friars.

The JV lost their game to PCA, 49-62.
The Freshman won their game vs. PCA, 56-50.

The Friars travel to Bishop Dunne tonight with the JV playing at 5, Varsity Ladies at 6:30 and the Varsity men close the evening at 8. Please make the short drive to Bishop Dunne tonight and support your BL Friars.  
GO FRIARS!
 

Women's soccer defeats JPII
1/20/2015

The JV Women’s soccer team defeated JPII last night by the score of 2 to 0. The Friars dominated the game with a strong defensive effort and Freshman Alyson Simpkins scored both Friar goals as a result of good team soccer.

The Women’s Varsity soccer team had a great weekend in Wichita Falls winning the United Invitational. The Friars defeated Wichita Falls Rider 4 to 0, San Angelo Central 1 to 0, El Paso Socorro 7 to 0 and Wichita Falls High 4 to 0. The team had several different players score our 16 goals over the weekend and a strong team defensive effort not allowing a goal. Junior Keepers Mica MacKay and Senior Keeper Erin Scott combined for the shutouts.

Last night in district action, the Varsity team defeated JPII by the score of 3 to 0, improving the team’s overall record to 16 wins, 2 loses and a tie. Friar goal scorers last night were Senior Jamie Jeffrey, Senior Kaycie Tillman and Senior Natalie McDonough. Next action for the Varsity and JV is this Friday night versus Wylie East in Wylie at 5:30 and 7:15.

men's soccer defeats PCA lions 4-0
1/20/2015

The Friars Varsity Soccer team traveled to Prestonwood Christian last night and beat the Lions 4 to 0. Goals by the Friars were scored by Junior Sergey Blansit, Senior Juan Fuster Saez, Senior Clint Montgomery, and Junior Chima Ogueri. Assists were made by Junior Drayton Delaney, Senior Omar Habib, and Senior Sanders Johnston had two assists. The Friars next game will be at Parish Episcopal this Thursday at 7:30 with the JV kicking off at 5:30. Congratulations Friars. Their record now is 9 and 1 overall, and 6 and 0h in district.

Women's soccer defeats Kingwood in tourney
1/9/2015

The Women's varsity soccer team continued their current
winning streak by soundly defeating Kingwood, currently ranked # 9 in the
State, by the score of 3-1 last night. The Friars scored in the first 5 minutes
off a header by Natalie McDonough served by Jamie Jeffrey. The second goal was
scored by Taylor Haynes with Kaycie Tillman assisting that goal and the final
Friar goal was scored by Tillman off a beautiful assist from Casey Butler. The
team is now 10-1 and plays a very very tough match tonight versus a top 10 team
in the Nation, St Margarita from California. Friar fans don't forget the big
match this coming Monday versus Ursuline at Ursuline at 6:30! Lastly, the team
would like to congratulate the Men's soccer team for their history making win
over Jesuit last night. Well done coaches and players!!!

Women's soccer are victorious over TCA
1/7/2015

The Women’s JV and Varsity soccer team were both victorious last night versus TCA. The JV won by the score 7 to zero with Freshman Katie Gittimeier scoring a hat trick, 3 goals, and Freshman Anisa Lopez, Kaky Kuby and Gretchen Amerine each adding a goal. Next action for the JV is tomorrow in the Ennis Varsity soccer tournament. The Varsity team improved their record to 9 wins and 1 loss with their 6 to zero shutout over TCA. Friar goal scorers were Junior Atu Mshana with 2 goals, Senior Kaycie Tillman also scored 2, and single goals scored by Junior Taylor Haynes, Junior Katyln Curtis and Senior Jamie Jeffrey. On the year, the varsity team has scored 46 goals and only given up 7 goals against. The Lady Friars are current ranked #9 in the state and #19 in the Nation.

Next Varsity action is this weekend in the National Elite Prep Showcase. We play Thursday at 5pm versus Kingwood at Nolan Stadium, Friday at 8pm versus San Margarita from California (#5 in Nation) At Dragon Stadium in Southlake, and Saturday back at Dragon Stadium at 3pm to play Flower Mound. Lastly, mark your calendars for this coming Monday the 12th, as your Lady Friars play Ursuline at 6:30pm at Ursuline.

Lady Friar Basketball beats TCA
1/6/2015

Congratulations to the Lady friar Basketball team for their 62 to 51 win over TCA. The Lady Friars were led in scoring by Erin Smith with 18 followed by Lindsey Maso and Madison Washington with 16 each. Jordan Tibbits had 6 points and great defense.

The Lady Friars play Ursuline tonight at 7:30 at Ursuline so come out to Ursuline to support them.

The Girls will play JPII here Friday at 6:30 followed by the boys at 8. Come out and support your friar and lady friar Basketball!

Friars Soccer beat nolan 2-0
1/6/2015

Congratulations go out to the Friars varsity soccer team. They beat Nolan Catholic 2 to 0. Goals were scored by Senior Sanders Johnston and Junior Christian Bruce. Their next game is this Thursday at Jesuit. The Friars will travel to the Jesuit Meintser tournament where they play their first game Thursday at 2pm against Jesuit. The Friars are 4 and 0 on the year. 

 

Friars soccer defeats Parish 2-0
12/9/2014

Congratulations to the BL Friars soccer team who started their 2014-2015 soccer campaign last night here at Roffino Stadium. The Men beat Parish Episcopal school 2 to nothing with goals coming from Seniors Jason Siegel and Juan Fuster Saez. Juan is a student athlete who has come over from Spain to graduate from Bishop Lynch and this was his first Varsity goal that he has ever scored. Well done Juan. Jason was assisted by himself after following up on a shot that rebounded off the goalkeeper. Juan was assisted by Senior Sanders Johnston on a Left footed, inswinging, near post bender, that deflected off of Juan’s foot, then the keeper’s face and then off of the near post. The Friars have begun their season one and oh in district play. Their next game is Thursday, against Liberty Christian, here at BL. The Friars will play at 6:30 after the Lady Friars play at 4:30. Come out to the double header and watch the Friars and Lady Friars battle the Warriors of Liberty Christian. Go Friars and Lady Friars!!!

 

men's basketball update
12/1/2014

The Varsity Men’s Basketball team played for the Championship of the FW Southwest Christian Tournament last Tuesday evening in Ft. Worth. To get to the championship, the Friars defeated Gateway Charter School, Diamond Hill Jarvis of Ft. Worth and Ft. Worth All Saints. The Friars lost a very hard fought championship game vs. the Tournament host Southwest Christian, 48-53. The Friars had a good tournament and all four games were total  team efforts. The Varsity record is 7 wins and 2 losses.

The Freshmen boys won the Championship of the Plano ISD freshman tournament over 6A power Duncanville, beating them soundly, 62-38. The Freshman Friars played great team basketball throughout the tournament.

The Freshman record is 6 wins and no losses.

The Friars travel to North Garland on Tuesday. The Freshman play at 4:30, JV at 6 and the Varsity at 7:30. Please make the very short trip to North Garland Tuesday evening to support your BL Friars Men’s basketball program.

Friars basketball falls to St. Marks
11/18/2014

The Varsity Men’s Basketball team lost a hard fought battle at St. Marks last Friday night, 69-61. The Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 21 points. Drew Bodensteiner had 15 points and Gage Tipton added 9 points.  

The JV Friars lost to St. Marks, 61-59. The JV was led by Jacob Horn with 15 points, Carson Hill had 12 points and Ryan Maso added 6 points. 

The Freshman Friars won their game 65-44. They were led in scoring by Daniel Packard and Josh Garza each with 11 points.

​The Friars play Greenhill tonight here at home. The JV plays at 5 and the Varsity at 6:30. The Freshmen travel to Cistercian for a game at 4:30 today. Please come out tonight and support your BL Friars. 

 

Men's basketball defeats cistercian hawks
11/12/2014

The Varsity Friars Men’s Basketball team defeated the Cistercian Hawks last night in Irving by the score of 43-32. The Friars were led in scoring by seniors Drew Bodensteiner and Luke Canan each with 20 points. The Friars improve their season record to 2 wins and no losses. 

The JV Friars defeated the Hawks, 46-37. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Freshman Sean Coman with 11 points, Junior Josh Erdmann with 9 points, and Freshman Zack McManus chipped in 9 points. 

​The Friars travel to St. Marks on Friday, with all three teams in action. The Freshman play at 4:30, the JV at 6 and the Varsity closes the evening with an 7:30 start. Please make the short drive to St. Marks and support your exciting BL Friars Men's basketball teams. GO FRIARS. 

Nov. 11 Announcements
11/11/2014

Bonjour, Bishop Lynch! This week, we are celebrating French Week. Today, we will have French music playing during all lunches. We hope you enjoy it!And now for today’s Fun French Fact: France is the most visited country in the world with 75 million tourists every year!

The Friars Men’s Basketball team began their season last Friday evening with an impressive 59-32 victory over the Dallas Thunder here at Bishop Lynch. It was an opening win in the new Competition Gym. The Friars were led in scoring by senior guard Luke Canan with 21 points followed closely by senior forward Drew Bodensteiner with 15 points. The Friars are looking forward to an exciting season. The Friars travel to Irving tonight to play Cistercian. The JV plays at 5 followed by the Varsity at 6:30. Please make the short drive to Irving this evening to support your BL Friars. 

Both the JV and Varsity girls soccer teams suffered their first district defeats last night versus Ursuline. The JV lost by the score of 3 to 1, with the Friar goal scored by Junior Danielle Velasquez. The Varsity also lost a hard fought match by the score of 2 to 1. Kaycie Tillman scored the goal for the Friars and the entire team played extremely hard but we came unable to tie the game before the clock ran out. Coach Hedges and the players want to thank everyone who came out to the game!!!!! Next action is this Thursday at 4pm, yes Varsity kicks off this Thursday right after school at 4pm followed by the JV at 5:30. Bundle up and plan to stay right after school for the games. Admission is free for aal so we hope to have a huge crowd.

The DRUM OFF in the BlackBox theater is this Wednesday during activity period! This very popular event will blow the doors off the Black Box during both A and B blocks and you don't want to miss it! Musicians: sign up with Mr. Athas today. The EVENT is shaping up to be a big one with 4 drummers already committed to play and a couple of drum sets coming in. COME TO THE BLACKBOX THEATER during tomorrow’s A and B block. AND START YOUR DAY OFF WITH A BLAST!  

This message is for all students: Today after school we will hold the 2nd Round of the Texas Math League Contest in the BL Bistro immediately after school. Don't forget your calculator! The contest will last 30 minutes. Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department, the sponsors of the contest, hope many of you have made plans to be there and that you will give it your best effort. Also, make plans now to attend the last math contest before Thanksgiving, which will be held after school two days from now, on Thursday, Nov. 13.

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES opens THIS WEEK in the BLACK BOX THEATER. The story centers on young Sir Henry, played by Adam Kronenberger, and his fiancé Kathy, played by McKenna Curtis, trying to break the curse of the a hound that stalks and kills the heirs of Baskervilles time and time again. Sherlock Holmes is on the case to help save the young couple before disaster strikes. Will Sir Henry escape the curse and live happily ever after? Come see THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES in the Black Box starting this week. This is a play you don’t want to miss. This Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. Get your tickets at all lunches TODAY.

Congratulations again to the Lady Friars Volleyball team for winning their 3rd straight state championship against Ursuline Academy in 4 sets on Saturday night! The team appreciates all the fans who came out and supported the team. In case you weren’t able to make it, we would like to show you the match point!

The following players have received district honors:Named to First team all district is Francesca Goncalves, Haley Puddy and Morgan Reed. Earning second team all district are Catherine Balido, Sophia Schleppenbach and Maddy Tyus. Honorable mention honors went to Callie Williams and Hannah Puddy. Junior Francesca Goncalves was named the Defensive player of the year. Maddy Tyus was named Newcomer of the Year.  Morgan Reed was named the Setter of the Year.  Once again, The Lady Friars would like to thank all of the fans that came out and supported the team throughout the season. 

Oct. 7 Announcements
10/7/2014

Attention all Friars! Tonight, the Lady Friars freshman, JV1 and Varsity volleyball teams will take on the Ursuline Bears at home! The freshman and JV teams will play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity team at 6:00 p.m. Prior to the game, there will be free brats, hotdogs, chips and drinks for all BL students and fans in the courtyard between the gym and the football stadium. There will also be games and music at the tailgate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Auditions for the Blackfriars spring musical "The Wedding Singer" will be held this coming Saturday. Be sure to pick up the audition materials and sign up for an audition time during lunches this week.

Today is the last day of National German Week 2014.  Today’s trivia is: On this day in  1949, the German Democratic Republic, also known as East Germany, was created.

Today is also the day of the “Where in Germany is Friar Fred” competition.  Yesterday’s winner, who correctly answered that the ICE train stands for Inter-city Express, is senior Amanda Ehnis.  Be sure to pick up your prize from Frau Burau (FR OU BOO RAO) today. 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage month and German Week we will have TC SHAVE ICE all week in the Bistro… ONLY $1 so don’t forget to bring money for TC SHAVE ICE.

Congratulations to the Lady Friar Varsity Cheer Squad for qualifying for the finals in the first ever TAPPS State Championship in Waco, TX! After a full day of completion yesterday, the ladies will perform for a final time today at 12:30 pm in the Waco Convention Center.

Students: There are several opportunities for mission and or service trips for Spring Break and also this summer. Please do not get them confused! So, listen carefully:

If you are interested in the Spring Break Ecuador mission trip application deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 9th.  This trip is open to all students. Applications can be found on the BL website under student life/Christian service and should be turned in to Mrs. Rodriguez at the front desk.

The second spring break opportunity is a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic. There is an informational meeting for parents and students tomorrow night, that’s Wednesday night, at 6 pm in Mr. Corey Johnson’s sculpture classroom. This trip is also open to all students. The meeting is right after school tomorrow.  Please contact Ms Dumas or Mr Johnson if you are planning in going in the trip but cannot make the meeting. 

And finally, if you are a junior and if you are interested in the mission trip to Nicaragua this summer, then applications for the trip are on the BL website, under Student Life, then Christian Service.  This opportunity is only available to all current juniors. Please join us for an informational meeting, this Thursday at 7 pm in the theater.  Bring your parents and find out how you can make a difference in service!

Join the BL friars for life club as we pray outside of an Abortion Clinic.  Currently the diocese of Dallas is taking part in the 40 days for life campaign in which there are people praying outside of a late term abortion clinic for 40 days straight.  Bishop Lynch will be joining in on Saturday, October 11 from 2:00-3:00.  Freshmen may get one hour of service for coming out to pray with us.  Sophomores and Juniors can also pray for a service hour as long as their face-to-face requirement is fulfilled with another service opportunity.  For more information check the BL website in the Christian service section.  The Event is titled “40 days for Life”

Tomorrow is a club meeting day! Here are announcements from the clubs who will be meeting:

There will be a Habitat for Humanity meeting in Heritage Hall room 508 during B Block on Wednesday.  All members should be there!

Amigos de la Finca will have its first meeting on Thursday, October 9th.  We will be discussing the option of each club member adopting an orphan that they can write to throughout the year..  If you would like to adopt an orphan please come to the meeting!  We will be in Science room 8 during A block.

SWIFT Club, the Mac development group, is changing the place and time for their meetings. We will now be meeting in 260, after school on Wednesday afternoon, 4:00 - 5:15.
See Angi Blake or Mr. Maasz for information.

Attention all Veritas Yearbook staff: There is a mandatory meeting during the B Block tomorrow in the student communications room. All staff members MUST attend this brief, but VERY important meeting. Seriously. Be there!

Seniors,  after you apply to your colleges, you will need to log in to Naviance and click " submitted application" and requests your transcripts in the "Colleges I'm applying to" tab.  This is the only way that your counselor knows that you applied and to send your school documents to the college.  Also,  if you have not done so,   please send an updated copy of your résumé to your counselor.  Your teachers will need a paper copy with the request form if you are requesting a letter of recommendation.

Attention current Juniors.  If you are interested in going on the Educational Trip to Washington DC this summer, don’t forget the parent informational meeting is tonight at 630 in the Theater.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs Wheeler in room 507.

The TAPPS spelling list has arrived. If you want to be on the TAPPS spelling team and can spell words like corroborate and Patagonian, come to Science Room 6 to pick up the list.  There are only 1,500 of them so if you master 10 words a day, you should be ready by March 1st. 

Attention all seniors: Your yearbook portrait selection is due to the photographers by tomorrow. If you do not make your selection, than a pose will be selected for you. Once this deadline passes, it will be too late to make any changes. SO, go the Impressionist School portraits website, enter your access code and make the portrait selection you want to choose. IF you have any questions or problems, please either call the studio or see Ms. Longoria.

This message is for all students. Everyone is invited to participate in the first math contest of 2014-2015, sponsored by Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department. The 1st round of the American Scholastic Association's Senior Division Math Contest will take place on Thursday, October 9, immediately after school in the BL Bistro. The contest will last 35 minutes,and you will need a calculator. Make plans now to attend. Check with your math teacher about the possibility of extra credit.

Attention all students, faculty and staff. Here is the schedule for the Chapel this week:
Mass will be celebrated during the B Block  at 8:40  on Wednesday by Fr. Edwin Leonard, followed by the Sacrament of reconciliation until the beginning of the 1st Period.
On Thursday at 7:50 we pray Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours; and
On Friday at 7:45 Fr Abraham Thomas will celebrate Mass and Reconciliation.
Please take advantage of these opportunities.

Today we have eighth graders visiting from Holy Trinity, Santa Clara, St. Augustine, St. Luke and St. Cecilia! They will be touring the campus during 2B and will be in the atrium area between 2nd and 3rd period. Please welcome these eighth graders when you see them around campus!

Attention all Friars! This is another reminder about tonight’s big volleyball game. The freshman and JV teams will play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity team at 6:00 p.m. Come tailgate with all the Lady Friar fans! There will be free brats, hotdogs, chips and drinks for all BL students and fans in the courtyard between the gym and the football stadium. There will also be games and music at the tailgate. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bishop Lynch High School Prepares for Annual Homecoming Celebration
10/1/2014

The Bishop Lynch Friars continue their march through the season with a return to Roffino Stadium on Friday night to take on the Argyle Liberty Christian Warriors in the annual Homecoming Game.  The Friars are coming off a tough 45-36 loss to Midland Christian last Friday in Midland and the Warriors are flying high following a 47-7 drubbing of Fort Worth Nolan.

This is a matchup dominated by Argyle Liberty since they have made the move to 5A, as the Warriors have defeated the Friars in all four of the teams’ previous games.  Bishop Lynch looks to get their first win in the series in front of a home crowd that has recently been energized by the play of Senior RB Rawleigh Williams III, who is third in the DFW area in rushing.

Homecoming festivities begin around 6:45 pm with the Homecoming Parade into Roffino Stadium.  The crowd will be introduced to the Homecoming Court at approximately 6:55 pm and at 7:05 pm, the Athletic Department will induct the 2014 Bishop Lynch Sports Honor Roll: Erin Briskie (Class of 2002), Larry Juricek (Class of 1977) and founding father, Tony Roffino (posthumously). During half time, the long-standing tradition of the Homecoming Queen crowing in will take place. The ladies of the 2014 Homecoming Court are Marie Phillips, Haley Puddy,  Andrea Sigsbee, Kathryn Sutherland and  Kimberly Walter.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.

 

Cross Country Molina Invitational results
9/22/2014

Congratulations to the cross country teams for some outstanding performances on Saturday at the Molina Invitational. The girls' team finished 1st. They were led by Katy Steele, Boni McVey, Caroline Savage, Addi Gilbert, and Jennie Noble. The boys' team finished 5th. They were led by Kameron Brooks, Patrick Kersey, Ryan Sheaffer, Joe McDonald, and Jared Cogswell.

Sept. 19 Announcements
9/19/2014

To all students who received a National English Honor Society membership. Please turn in your completed membership application to Mr. Kantor in room 509 by October 1st. 
We have a busy and exciting year planned, and we need your input, so please turn in your form by October 1st.

Here are today’s Latinos fun facts brought to you by the Multicultural Club
In a poll taken in 2011, sixty-five percent of Hispanic-origin people in the United States were of Mexican background. Another 9.4 percent were of Puerto Rican background, 3.6 percent Cuban, 3.8 percent Salvadoran, 3.0 percent Dominican and 2.3 percent Guatemalan. The remainder was of some other Central American, South American or other Hispanic or Latino origin.
In the following twenty five states, Hispanics make up the largest minority group. These states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

Next Wednesday, September 24, Fr. Vic Bartolotta will be on campus to celebrate Mass and reconciliation. This is a great way to start your morning! Mass begins at 8:40. Then, on Thursday September 25, we will recite the Liturgy of the hours at 7:50 a.m. in the chapel. And then on Friday, a parish priest from St. Pius will again celebrate mass and reconciliation on Friday starting at 7:45 in the morning. Please make a note to attend mass, the prayer and reconciliation. It is a great way to start your day.

Science national honors society application forms are due today. Remember, previous science national science honors society members DO have to reapply this year. Turn the forms into Ms. Bradshaw today.

Attention Seniors:  after you apply to your colleges, you will need to log in to Naviance and click " submitted application" and requests your transcripts in the "Colleges I'm applying to" tab.  This is the only way that your counselor knows that you applied and to send your school documents to the college. Also,  if you have not done so,  please send an updated copy of your résumé to your counselor.  Your teachers will need a paper copy with the request form if you are requesting a letter of recommendation.

Bishop Lynch is offering a missionary trip to Ecuador over spring break.  Applications are on the Bishop Lynch website under Student Life/Christian Service.  Applications are due Monday October 6th.  There will be an information meeting about the mission trip for students and parents on Thursday, September 25th in the auditorium at 6:30.  Please talk to Ms. Hardey or Mrs. Butler if you have any questions.

This is a reminder to students that today is the last day to turn in an application to become a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School Math Honor Society. Please see Mr. Morrow if you have any questions.

Recognized Scholars for the Class of 2015
9/10/2014

Bishop Lynch High School is proud to announce the Recognized Scholars for the Class of 2015. Congratulations students!

National Merit Commended Scholars:
Angella Blake, Sara Dieter, Amanda Ehnis, William Ineich, Shane Landis, Corbin Neumann, Courtney Newman, Olive Pedraza

National Hispanic Scholars:
Angella Blake, Ashley Hanks, Olive Pedraza, Arielle Rodriguez

National Achievement Scholar:
Yonatan Girm

Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction:
Angella Blake, Courtney Newman

Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor:
Sarah Bannister, Ze Lyu, Olive Pedraza, Benjamin Yoxall

Advanced Placement Scholar:
Amanda Ehnis, Grace Flanagan, Amy Hess, Shane Landis, Corbin Neumann, Caitlin O’Connor, Kaitlin Potter, Kimberly Walter

Sept. 9 Announcements
9/9/2014

Tonight, the Lady Friars volleyball teams will all play at home. However, the schedule is reversed because of Jesuit College Night. The JV1 and Varsity teams will both play at 5:00 pm followed by the Freshman team and JV2 team at 6:00 pm We are playing JPII tonight and it’s a really big district match. Please come out and support your Lady Friars! We will be playing in both gyms!

Tickets for the Football game against Sachse High School will be on sale starting at all lunches today Tuesday 9/9.  They will be available until the end of C lunch on Friday.  Ticket Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Seniors - if you have not done so,   please send an updated copy of your résumé to your counselor.  Your teachers will need a paper copy with the request form if you are requesting a letter of recommendation.

Seniors-  after you apply to your colleges, you will need to log in to Naviance and click " submitted application" and requests your transcripts in the "Colleges I'm applying to" tab.  This is the only way that your counselor knows that you applied and to send your school documents to the college.

Juniors and Seniors- tonight is College Night at Jesuit High School. There will be over 300 college representatives for you to visit with from 7 to 9 pm

Students, a new club for students interested in "Mac" programming for apps is forming. Meeting B part of the Activity Period, we'll be discussing Objective C and the Swift programming language for Apple Macs, iPad, and iPhone apps. B Block of Wednesday Activity period, IN 135, Mr. Maasz's computer lab. More information available from Angela Blake, Senior,  or Ellie Leslie. Best if you are using a Mac or Mac book for your "e-device."

Attention Bishop Lynch Ambassador BLUE TEAM.  Blue Team Ambassadors are scheduled to work on the Freshman/Sophomore Back to School Night tonight!  Please arrive on campus by 6:45 pm in full uniform including your blazer.  You should plan to be on campus until 9:00 pm.  Please try to car pool and park on Inadale Drive. This is a mandatory event for Blue Team Ambassadors, if you have a conflict you must switch events with an ambassador from another team.  Please see Mrs. Kelly or Mrs. Barton for any questions.

Attention Students, MUMS/GARTERS are on sale today during all lunches. Feel free to pick up the order form and look at the boards set up in the cafeteria. PINK order forms are for ordering MUMS and BLUE forms are for ordering GARTERS. The early bird special is $10 off your total order and ends on FRIDAY so don't wait and order your MUM/Garter NOW and save.

The last day to turn in applications for Mu Alpha Theta, the National Math Honor Society, will be Friday, Sept. 19, which is two days after Club Fair. Returning members from last year need to fill out a letter of intention, and associates from last year need to fill out an application for full, lifetime membership. Students who have not finished geometry yet but have an overall A average and an A average in math can apply to be an associate this year. Students who have finished geometry and have an overall A average and an A average in math can apply to be a full, lifetime member.

National English Honor Society membership applications are being hand-delivered this week. Please turn in your completed applications to Mr. Kantor in room 509 by October 1st. 

Science National Honors Society application forms are now available. If you are a sophomore, junior, or senior  please see your science teacher for a form. These forms are due to Ms. Bradshaw by September 19.

Attention all Rho Kappa board members please meet in room HH510 during B-Block on Wednesday for a brief meeting. This is a mandatory meeting for all board members elected at the end of last year.

On Wednesday during the Activity Period we will celebrate Mass at 8:40 followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Fr Edwin Leonard of the Diocese of Dallas will celebrate with and for us.  Please grab a friend and plan to attend.

Today we will celebrate a Mass for Peace and Justice as we prayer for peace this week, remember the Anniversary of the attacks of September 11th,  and honor the Pope’s appeals for prayers for peace from all the faithful.

As we approach the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks later this week, we are reminded that our world desperately needs peace.  We see in the daily news, with stories of violence and the wholesale disregard for human life and dignity... that peace and justice are illusive.  Simple differences of opinion and belief become polarizing battle grounds, disputes and disagreements escalate and are routinely settled at gun point, and bombs reign from the sky to solve political, cultural, and religious differences. We must stop the violence.  We must model in our lives how to live in peace, and we must pray for peace.  Pope Francis has asked us to fervently pray for peace, and this week especially, you are invited to write your prayers for peace and for an end to violence and the cavalier destruction of human life. This week, in the hallway near the Bistro please take a moment and write you prayers for peace. Peace is fragile and we need to lend our voice to the demands for justice.  Write a prayer...say a prayer...let's give peace a chance.

At 7:50 on Thursday in the Chapel, we will pray Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours.  Come and join your voice with the Universal Church to praise God at the beginning of the day. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to come and pray.

Girls Cross Country wins Greenbelt championships
9/2/2014

Congratulations to the girls' cross country team for winning the Carrollton Greenbelt Championships on Friday. Leading the girls' victory were : Boni McVey (4th), Anna Schrader (8th), Katy Steele (10th), and Caroline Savage (13th).

 

Volleyball is 6-2 in local tourney
9/2/2014

On Friday/Saturday, the varsity played in a new tournament in Plano that consisted of the top ranked teams in Texas. The tournament was extremely competitive! The varsity went 6-2 for the weekend beating Lovejoy, Plano, West Mesquite, Rockwall Heath, Coppell and Pearland and only losing to Austin Westlake and Plano West. Congratulations to Haley Puddy for getting all-tournament team!

Tonight, all BL volleyball teams play at home starting at 4:00 pm in both gyms. Please come out and support the lady friars as they take on trinity Christian academy!

Al Dia News - Parents choose a Catholic Education
8/14/2014

Read all about parents Joe Guerra, Silvia Sigsbee and faculty Diego Morillo in the August 12th edition of Al Dia Tx.

http://aldiatx.com/news/2014/aug/12/padres-apuestan-a-una-educacion-catolica/

In Loving Memory of David Post: Father, Husband and Mentor
7/3/2014

Article on: http://empiremocktrial.org/in-memory-of-david-post-father-husband-mentor/

Long-time Bishop Lynch High School educator and Empire mock trial coach passes away

David Post will be remembered as a passionate, enthusiastic, and dedicated mock trial coach who changed the lives of his students and shaped their futures.

On July 2, 2014, David Post, long-time coach of the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial Team, lost his battle to cancer.

Empire Mock Trial is deeply saddened by this loss in our Empire Family.

Under Mr. Post’s leadership, the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial Team became a charter member of Empire Mock Trial, attending the inaugural Empire City Invitational in 2007 and every New York City Empire tournament since then.

On October 24, 2014, Mr. Post will posthumously receive the William Hennessy Outstanding Educator Award, an annual recognition given to one exceptional educator.  Additionally, Empire Mock Trial will rename its Spirit of Empire award in Mr. Post’s honor. This annual recognition  is bestowed upon the school that best exhibits the values of civility and professionalism during Empire’s New York program, qualities that Mr. Post held in the highest regard.

“Mr. Post defined my high school experience,” said former student Erin Elizabeth Sweeney. “He is so very loved and appreciated by all in the Bishop Lynch community, but especially by his mock trial family.”

“The David Post Spirit of Empire award will forever honor Mr. Post’s legacy and impact,” said organization President Justin Matarrese.  “He will always be with us.”

COACHING LEGACY

The name David Post has become synonymous with the success, quality, and character of Bishop Lynch Mock Trial.

Fifteen years ago, Post founded the mock trial program at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas.

The impact on his students and the effectiveness of his coaching would be realized immediately. In their first year competing, his mock trial students would make it to the Regional Finals, an accomplishment almost unheard of in such a competitive state tournament.

Bishop Lynch would advance to the state tournament four times and placed 4th out of about 280 schools in the Texas State competition in 2005.

In 2007, Post’s team placed 2nd in the Empire City Invitational, and they would have several other top 10 finishes in following Empire tournaments.

“Craftsmanship and the learning process were always more important to him than winning a competition,” said Sweeney, “but somehow that still resulted in a very winning combination.”

In an interview with a student reporter at Bishop Lynch, Post explained that the results of mock trial could be measured by more than wins and losses.

“There’s so much autonomy, and self-starting qualities that you have to have which are all just such important skills in life, that it’s a good opportunity to grow that way,” said Post.

While the team achieved serious success, Mr. Post was sure to create light-hearted moments.

“Perhaps the best mock trial memory I have was when (minutes before a cross examination), Post handed me the list of questions I wrote with some of his ‘minor edits,’” remembers former student Laura Oliver.

“These edits were minor, except for the last question, which was changed to, ‘Excuse me sir, but can you tell the court why someone hasn’t shot you 7 times in the belly, dragged you out into the street, and left you for road kill because of the horrible abomination of a person you are? You scumbag.’

“Luckily, I stopped myself at, ‘Can you tell the court’ when I realized what Post had written.”

Students say he created an environment that struck the perfect balance between hard work and fun, which led to an unforgettable experience.

“Most coaches would just give you notes after a tough round, but he would give you a funny drawing that he did on a napkin,” said former student Laura Shapiro.

“He always made sure that we weren’t afraid to laugh at him, and at ourselves, which made us fearless.”

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATOR

Students remember Mr. Post’s classroom as a place where they were challenged, empowered, and changed.

“There was no classroom I visited more than his, and there was no course that I worked harder for than the ones he taught me,” said former student Mary Delph.

“He provided so many laughs in and outside of the classroom, and he provided a genuine sense of enjoyment when teaching and coaching that really meant something to his students.”

At Bishop Lynch High School, Post taught AP U.S. Government, AP Comparative Government, American Government, and Mock Trial. He was head of the Teacher Mentoring Program and ran the Academic Excellence Camp for incoming freshmen in the summer. He was also the Men’s Golf Coach.

“His teaching style was anything but ordinary,” said Shapiro. “He taught us to learn through experience.”

It was his own life experience, passion for traveling, and love of education that inspired his students.

“His stories of his adventures around the world never fail to entertain and often leave you thinking about them for a long time to come,” said former student Sabrina DeGenova.

“I never understood politics or why I truly needed to care until I met Mr. Post,” she said.

Others said their involvement in mock trial, and mentorship from Mr. Post, made them decide to pursue a career in law.

“Mr. Post was the first person outside of my family to believe in my dream of becoming an attorney,” said Sweeney. “I consider myself blessed beyond words to have had him in my corner all of these years.”

Post invested an immeasurable amount of time and energy into his students – and spent time with them long after they left the classroom.

“I was proud to become his friend,” said former student Jacob King. “After my graduation [in 2013], he and I would get coffee regularly, and our talks would stretch for hours.”

Student after student recalls their time with Mr. Post as life changing. They left his classroom, and mock trial team, thinking differently about the world, their futures, and themselves.

“He is the type of teacher who sees more in his students than we saw in ourselves,” said Shapiro. “He had a vision for each one of us, and he could often see our strengths much clearer than we could.”

 

Empire Mock Trial extends its deepest sympathies to Mr. Post’s wife, Sue, and two daughters, Sarah and Hannah, along with the members of the Bishop Lynch community who are grieving this loss.  Mr. Post’s legacy will forever live on both at Empire Mock Trial and Bishop Lynch High School.

In Memoriam: David Post
7/2/2014

The Bishop Lynch Community is mourning the passing today of David Post - master teacher, colleague, mentor and friend after an 18 month battle with cancer. With great passion and dedication, David served BL and hundreds of our students for twenty years teaching Government, United States History, Men's Golf and, his real passion, Mock Trial.

We pray for the repose of David's soul and for his eternal rest; and for the comfort of his wife Susan and beloved daughters, Sarah and Hannah, both BL graduates.

Services are pending and will be announced as soon as we receive word.

crew wins silver and bronze in championships
5/20/2014

Bishop Lynch Crew traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in the Central Youth Rowing Championships for their final regatta of the season. Congratulations to the following BL students on their accomplishments:

  • Katie Abughazaleh and Will Pelic earned Silver in Men's Varsity 4 with coxswain and Bronze in Men's Varsity 8 with coxswain.
  • Alice Maguire and Kenzie Dunagan earned Bronze in Women's Novice 8 with coxswain.

Katie Abughazaleh and Will Pelic will be racing in the Men's Varsity 4 with coxswain category as they compete in the US Rowing Youth National Championships in Sacramento next month. 

Good luck Friars!

Softball - state champs!
5/19/2014

Softball - STATE CHAMPS!

The Varsity Softball team are the 5A State Champions!!!  They defeated St. Pius in the Regional Round, San Antonio Incarnate Word in the Semi-Final, and San Antonio Antonian in the Championship game 10-4.

Making the All-Tournament team:
Monica Cherry
Rachel Hansen
Elisa Ramirez
Darrianne Hale

Congratulations ladies on an outstanding season!

Baseball district and state team
5/19/2014

Bishop Lynch baseball would like to congratulate the following players for their selection to the TAPPS 1 5A all district team:
1st team – Ryan Choate, Josh Aguilar, Sam Gutierrez
2nd Team – Matt Phoenix, Justin Lott, Daniel Colasanto
Honorable Mention – Cole Gentry, Robert Rodriguez

The Following Friars were selected to the TAPPS 5A All State Team:
1st team - Ryan Choate
2nd Team – Josh Aguilar
Honorable mention – Sam Gutierrez
All State Tournament Team - Ryan Choate, Justin Lott

Coach Clayton Nester - TAPPS District 1 5A Coach of the Year!

Congratulations on a great season!

Baseball defeats Antonian -- state bound!
5/7/2014

Your Friar baseball team defeated Antonian College Prep last night by the score of 2-1. Josh Aguilar pitched a complete game in the victory, getting the win.  The Friars played excellent defensive and had seven hits to knock in the 2 runs. Sam Gutierrez drew a bases loaded walk and RBI to start the scoring for the Friars.  Matt Phoenix had an RBI triple to add the 2nd run of the game.  The Friars will face Tomball Concordia Friday at 7pm in Waco.  Come down to Waco, make it a road trip after school to watch the game. The team would really appreciate your support at the game.

Go Friars!

Track team state results
5/5/2014

Congratulations to the track teams for some outstanding performances at this past weekend's TAPPS State Championships. The girls' team finished 2nd and the boys' team finished 3rd.

Individual State Champions were:
Christina Harris - Shot Put & Discus; finishes career with 6 TAPPS state championships
Mikala Booher - 2nd state championship in the high jump
Ryan ...Noonan - 800m
Jack Huntress - 3200m

Other medalists were:
Roxana Hernandez - silver in the high jump
Amarachie Anozie - bronze in the triple jump
Gabby Bone - bronze in the discus
The Lady Friars 4 X 200m relay of Claire Williams, Cori Steele, Kaitlyn Younger, and Hernandez won the bronze medal and set a new school record in the process!
Steele was your silver medal winner in the 400 and Matthew England did the same for the Friars.
Both the boys and girls mile relays won silver and both also broke school records. The girls' team was made up of Steele, Younger, Erin Wrozek, and Hernandez. The boys team was Michael Benjamin, Kameron Jones, Noonan, and England.

Other point scorers were:
Bone in shot put and pole vault
Gage Tipton in the high jump
Williams, Madi Gafford, Jhanna Coleman, and Hannah Theodore in the 4X100 relay
Benjamin, Travis Uhrik, RJ Williams, and England in the 4X100 relay
Paul Hellinghausen in the 110 Hurdles
RJ Williams in the 100
Wrozek in the 800
Benjamin, Uhrik, Williams, and Jones in the 4X200 relay.
and Huntress in the 1600

Baseball defeats JPII Corpus Christi - headed to Regional playoffs
5/5/2014

The Varsity baseball team defeated John Paul II Corpus Christi 8-0 in the bi-district playoff game. Ryan Choate struck out 11 and added an RBI triple to help lead the way offensively. Daniel Colasanto, Justin Lott and Cole Gentry all had key hits that drove in the Friars eight runs.  Your Friars will take on Antonian College Prep out of San Antonio Tuesday at 5 pm at Veterans field in Waco for the opportunity to play in the final four.

Softball heads to State final four
5/5/2014

Congratulations to the varsity softball game for their 14-1 win over Houston St Pius.  The win advances the Lady Friars to the Final Four and the girls will play the winner of Houston Incarnate Word/San Antonio Incarnate Word on Friday.  Darrianne Hale pitched the win, allowing only 5 hits.  Offensively, the Friars had 23 hits off of a very good Pius pitcher – including 3 hits from Caitlin O’Connor, 3 hits from Franny Farlow, 2 hits from Leah Moffitt, 2 hits from Rachel Hansen, 2 hits from Marcella Barrilleaux, 5 hits from Darrianne Hale, 1 hit from Elisa Ramirez, 3 hits from Rynn Lochhead, and 2 hits from Monica Cherry.  Great job girls!!!!

Track athletes win regionals
4/28/2014

Congratulations to these track athletes for winning regional championships this past weekend:
Ryan Noonan- 800 meters
Jack Huntress- 3200 meters
Christina Harris- shot put and discus

Also qualifying for state were:
Matthew England, Danny Heston, Michael Benjamin, Travis Uhrik, RJ Williams, Kameron Jones, Gage Tipton, Christian Robertson, Paul Hellinghausen, Cori Steele, Erin Wrozek, Claire Williams, Kaitlyn Younger, Juli Garza, Roxana Hernandez, Gabby Bone, Mikala Booher, and Amarachie Anozie.

Special recognition goes to Christina Harris who had a personal best in both of her events. Good luck to the track team as they participate in the state championships this weekend.

Softball headed to playoffs with 1st round bye
4/25/2014

Congratulations to the varsity softball team for their 10-3 win over Nolan.  The win secured the #1 seed in playoffs and the bye.  The winning pitcher was Darrianne Hale supported by an awesome defensive effort.  The game ended with Franny Farlow picking a runner of 1st base.  Offensively, the team combined for 12 hits:  Rynn Lochhead went 4 for 4, Marcella Barrilleaux went 2-4 with a double, Leah Moffitt went 2 for 3, and Darrianne Hale hit a Homerun. 

The Lady Friars prepare for playoffs today with a game versus Waco Reicher who have only lost 1 game this season.  They play at 5:30 at Winters Park – come watch it should be a great game.

Softball beats LCA
4/23/2014

Bishop Lynch softball beat Argyle Liberty Christian yesterday 8-1. BL had 8 runs, 11 hits and 1 error. Triples were hit by Rynn Lochhead and Greer Hancock. The winning pitcher was Caitlin O'Connor.

Baseball beats LCA
4/23/2014

The Varsity baseball team played Liberty Christian last night in the first of two games this week  and won by the score of 12-9.  The Friars trailed by the score of 9-0 going into the bottom of the 5th inning. With a little bit of Friar magic, the bats came a live and fueled by a Sam Gutierrez grand slam the Friars scored 7 in the bottom half of the inning.  Daniel Colasanto, Ryan Choate, Zach Stuart, and Matt Phoenix all had key hits in the victory. Zach Schlumpf had the go ahead 2 RBI single in the bottom half of the 6th to seal the deal.  Ryan Choate Pitched a complete game on the mound setting up a real barn burner in Argyle Thursday night for the district championship.

GO FRIARS!  WIN DISTRICT!

district track meet results
4/21/2014

Congratulations to the track teams for their performances at the District Track Meet on Wednesday. The varsity boys finished 3rd and the varsity girls won the district championship.

JV individual district champions were: Mariah Lentz, Jessica Taylor, Addison Gilbert, Murphy Yoxall, Halle Tafoya, Kim Scales, Caroline Savage, Monica Gonzalez, and Laura White.

Varsity district champions were: Cori Steele, Jack Huntress, Christina Harris, and Gage Tipton.

Special recognition goes to Gabby Bone who was district runner up in three events and she had a personal best in all three events, the shot put, discus, and pole vault. Great job Gabby and the rest of the track team.

This week the track teams will be competing at the regional meet on Thursday and Friday as they attempt to qualify for the state meet next week.

Michael Gao competes in AIME
4/16/2014

Congratulations to Michael Gao, BL’s only student invited to participate in the AIME, the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, two weeks ago. We have just learned that Michael got six problems correct out of fifteen on this extremely difficult, three-hour math contest. Although Michael missed advancing to the highest and last level of competition, the USAMO, by only a couple of problems, he is certain that he will be back next year better prepared than ever. Way to go, Michael!

basebll beats PCA 10-2
4/15/2014

The Varsity baseball team defeated Prestonwood by the score of 10-2. The Friars were led offensively by Daniel Colosanto, Robert Rodriguez and Justin Lott. Ryan Choate threw a complete game allowing only 2 runs.  The team moves to 7-2 in District and 18-11-1 overall. Come out and support the Friars tonight as they are in pursuit of a District Championship and play host to Prestonwood at 7pm. Go Friars!

Softball beats ursuline 11-1
4/14/2014

Bishop Lynch softball beat Ursuline on Saturaday, 11-1. BL had 11 runs, 14 hits and 1 error. The winning pitcher was Darrianne Hale.  Hits by: Elisa Ramirez 2 2b, Darrianne Hale 2 2b, Rachel Hansen 3b, and Francesca Farlow 2b

mu alpha theta competition results
4/14/2014

Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department would like to recognize the 105 students who competed in the Spring, 2014, GDCTM McNabb Math Contest on Thursday, April 10.  This was a very difficult contest, harder even than the AMC 10/12. The contestants deserve a lot of respect for working hard for an entire hour on such challenging problems. At the Calculus Level, Yibo Yang took 1st Place, and Chris Boeding, Michael Gao, Ze Lyu, and Matt Villarreal tied for 2nd Place.  At the Pre-Calculus Level, Gus Castillo took 1st Place, and Danielle DuFresne, Kristine Ehlinger, Erik Lee, and Courtney Newman tied for 2nd Place. At the Algebra II Level, Whitney Walter took 1st Place, and Matthew Newman and Zach Zipper tied for 2nd Place.  At the Geometry Level, Abi Sivatharman took 1st Place, and Chloe Rogger and Jacob Villarreal tied for 2nd Place.  Congratulations to the sixteen winners who will represent BL individually and as teams in competition with students from many of the best public and private schools in the Greater Dallas Area! To find out individual scores, check with your math teacher.

Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches' All-State team Announcement
4/14/2014

Congratulations to the following swimmers & divers who were named to the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches' All-State team for the 2013/2014 season:
 
First Team:

  • Girls 200 Medley Relay team of Courtney Newman, Jessica Jordan, Amy Hess, & Sarah Lewis for their performance at the 4A TISCA meet.
  • Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Niamh Tierney, Grace Butler, Kelly Schottlaender, and Amy Hess for their performance at the TAPPS State Championships.

Second Team:

  • Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Shauna Seidel, Jessica Jordan, Jordan Carl, and Grace Butler for their performance at the 4A TISCA meet.
  • Amy Hess in the 50 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Yard Butterfly.
  • Kristina Schmoll in 1 Meter Diving

Honorable Mention:

  • Courtney Newman in the 200 Yard Individual Medley and 100 Yard Breaststroke
  • Jordan Carl in the 500 Yard Freestyle and 100 Yard Breaststroke
  • Grace Butler in the 200 Yard Freestyle
  • Niamh Tierney in the 200 Yard Freestyle
  • Bridget Hoofard in 1 Meter Diving
  • Kennedy Martin-DeFrance in 1 Meter Diving
  • Shauna Seidel in the 500 Yard Freestyle
  • Kelly Schottlaender in the 100 Yard Backstroke
Friar baseball beats ESD
4/11/2014

Last night, Bishop Lynch baseball defeated Episcopal School of Dallas15-2. BL had 15 runs, 12 hits and 1 error. The winning pitcher was Kyle Dunlop. BL hitters were: 2B -Phoenix, Aguilar, Garza, Lott; 3B -Colasanto; HR - Gutierrez.

tennis beats ursuline & Nolan
4/11/2014

On Monday, April 7th, the ladies tennis team played Ursuline.  Erika Lowe won 6-4 and 6-4, Briana Vogel won 6-0 and 6-0, Christine Marsan and Sydney Kuby won 6-0 and 6-0.  MacKenzie Carton and Kate Lacina won 6-1 and 6-1.

On Wednesday, April 9th, BL played Nolan.  Scotty Giovanni won 6-2 and 6-2 and in doubles Gatlin Shore and Luke Athas won 6-0 and 6-7.

jv softball finishes season
4/9/2014

Last night, the JV Lady Friars softball competed in their final game of the season, defeating Nolan 15-3.  The Lady Friars were lead in offense by Lily Hinderlighter with a double, and singles by Shannon Hasty, Elena Wafford, Jennifer Morgan, Anabel Quinn, Sydney Goudie, and Taylor Boyd.  Tristen Nail executed two perfect bunts in the game, while Jordan Tibbits, Kristen Linares and Kristine Ehlinger all earned key walks.  The Lady Friars were led in defense by Jennifer Morgan on the mound, who only allowed 3 earned runs and Sarah Mease at first base, who dug several throws out of the dirt in time to get the runners out.  Kristen Linares and Kristine Ehlinger turned the games only double play on a line drive.

The Lady Friars went 2-1 in district this season and were 10-3-1 overall.  The lady Friars went undefeated in the Highland Park tournament and swept Nolan this season. 

Congrats TAPPS academic team
4/9/2014

Congratulations to the TAPPS Academic Team for finishing second at the State meet on Tuesday.  State Champions were Meredith Archer in Spelling, Phillip Dryden in Literary Criticism, and Zikai Michael Gao in Mathematics.  Placing in spelling also were Amanda Ehnis as third and Lauren Dixon fourth.  Corbin Neuman was fourth in Persuasive Speaking, Ryan Dooley was second in Social Studies, Chris Boeding was second in number sense and third in Advanced Mathematics.  Yibo Yang was fourth in Advanced Math Nick McGraw was sixth in number sense.  This is the eleventh consecutive year that the Academic Team has finished first or second in the State Academic Meet.  We would like to thank all the students who prepared for the tests and the chaperones who went with the team:  Mr. David Cogswell, Dr. Mark Morris, Mr. Mike Hall, Mrs. Erika Moore, and Mrs. Annette Butler. 

Track teams win JPII invitational
4/7/2014

Congratulations to the boys' and girls' track teams for winning the JP II Invitational Track Meet on Friday. The boys won by 35 points and the girls won by 132 points.

The following individuals won at least one gold medals:
Christina Harris, Mikala Booher, Roxana Hernandez, Jack Huntress, Claire Williams, Madison Gafford, Jhanna Coleman, Hannah Theodore, Erin Wrozek, Ryan Noonan, Kaitlyn Younger, Cori Steele, Michael Benjamin, Travis Uhrik, Kameron Jones  and Matthew England.

Softball beats TCA 16-0
4/7/2014

Lady Friars Softball beat TCA last Friday, 16-0. Lynch had 16 runs, 14 hits and 0 errors. The winning pitcher was Caitlin O'Connor. Lynch hits were from Darrianne Hale - hr and Franny Farlow - 2b.

The varsity's next game is Tuesday, April 8 at Ft. Worth Nolan at 7pm. Go Lady Friars!

 

Friars baseball remain in 1st place
4/7/2014

Another big win Friday night for the Baseball team as we beat Ft. Worth Nolan 5-4  to bring our record to 6-2 in district and 1st place. Josh Aguilar got his second district win of the season going 7 innings striking out 8 and only allowing 1 earned run. Sam Gutierrez went 3 for 3 at the plate including a double and a triple. Daniel Colasanto drove in the winning run on a 6th inning squeeze play. The friars had two outstanding diving catches on defense from Zack Schlumpf and Robert Rodriguez. The Friars next district game is April 14th at Prestonwood at 7pm.

Come out and support the Friars!

 

Baseball beats Nolan 11-9
4/2/2014

The Friars baseball team won a shoot out against district rival Ft. Worth Nolan 11-9 last night. The Friars were led offensively by Matt Phoenix who was 4 for 4 and Ryan Choate who was 2 for 4 with a 2 run home run. Robert Rodriguez gets his second district win on the mound for the friars and Ryan Choate came in for a two innings save. The Friars move to 5-2 in district and will take on the Vikings again Friday night at 7pm in Ft. Worth. 

Softball beats JPII 13-0
4/2/2014

Lady Friar softball beat JP II last night 13-0. BL had 13 runs, 15 hits and 1 error. The game winning pitcher was Darrianne Hale. Elisa Ramirez hit a double and Rachel Hansen hit 2 doubles. Congratulations Lady Friars!

Friar Tennis defeats Dunne 7-2
4/1/2014

The tennis team defeated Bishop Dunne yesterday with a final score of 7-2.  Scotty Giovannini won his matches with a scorte of 6-0 and 6-1.  Parker Jesberg won 6-4 and 6-1 and McKenzie Carton won 6-2 and 6-1.  In Double matches, Doug Yancy and Alex Ramirez won 6-0 and 6-2, Gatlin Shore and Luke Athas won 6-1 and 6-2, Christine Marsan and Sydney Kuby won 6-0 and 6-2,  Kelly Little and Alex Biegel won 6-4 and 7-5.

Friars baseball is sitting 1st in district
3/31/2014

The Varsity baseball team won a big game on Friday night in front of another big crowd. The Friars beat the Trojans of TCA 3-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning on Robert Rodriguez walk off double that plated John Jordan for the Win. Ryan Choate had a strong outing on the mound going 6 innings allowing 2 runs. Josh Aguilar came on in relief, pitching the final 6 innings of the game to get the win. It was an electric win that moved the Friars into first place with a district record of 4-2. Catch the Friar baseball team in action this Tuesday at 7pm at Roffino Stadium as they take on the Vikings of Ft. Worth Nolan.  

Softball is 6-0 in district
3/28/2014

Congratulations to the varsity softball team for their 14-0 win over Argyle Liberty. Darrianne Hale pitched the win, striking out 12 of 17 batters. The friars helped offensively with 13 hits, leading the way was Greer Hancock with a triple. The lady friars are now 6-0 in district.

softball beats ursuline 5-0
3/19/2014

Congratulations to the varsity softball team for their 5-0 win over Ursuline.  Winning pitcher was Caitlin O’Connor.  The Friars win was a complete offensive effort with each player having at least 1 hit.  Offensive standouts for the game were Marcella Barrilleaux with a triple and Elisa Ramirez with a double. Great job ladies. 

Lady Friar golf competes at Sherrill Park
3/19/2014

The BL Lady Friars had a golf tournament yesterday at Sherrill Park.  The team low scores were recorded by freshmen Lillie Frazier, Sophie Bartlett and junior Kristin Kaplan.  Despite the extreme winds, the girls played a very competitive round.  Good job, Lady Friars!

Women's Soccer finishes with a very successful season
3/17/2014

2013-2014 Lady Friar SoccerThe Women’s Soccer Team finished one of the most successful soccer season in the school’s history with 25-2-1 record. The team lost in the State Final to Ursuline in penalty kicks after regulation and double overtime. All State Tournament players, selected by the opposing coaches were, Junior Natalie McDonough, Senior Allison Ganter, Sophomore Atu Mshana and Junior Kaycie Tillman. Please congratulate all the team members on a great year.

Friars Soccer fall short in playoff game
3/4/2014

Congratulations to the Friars Soccer team for advancing into the playoffs this past weekend in San Antonio. Unfortunately the men came up a little short losing to Antonian 1 to nothing. The Men fought hard but couldn’t put a goal in to even things up. Well done this year guys in making it into the playoffs. Congratulations on a successful year.

BL Crew medals at regatta
3/4/2014

BL crew traveled to Austin for The Heart of Texas Regatta on March 1st and 2nd.  The regatta was called off Sunday afternoon due to the freezing weather but two BL students came home with medals in their races.  

Congratulations go to Will Pelic who won Gold in the Junior Men's 4+ and  Bronze in the Junior Men's 8+.  Congratulations go to Hugh Swart for winning  Bronze in the Junior Men's 8+.

Bowling team competes in regional tournament
3/4/2014

This past Sunday, the BL Bowling team faced some of the toughest competition at the regional tournament. The varsity team, made up of seniors Nick McGraw and Bruckner Prewitt, juniors Sam Weyrens and Jeffrey Pham, sophomores Andrew Stuart and Bo Anderson, and freshman Ethan Paulsen, dominated the first place team scoring a 178 and the second place team with a 200. After 9 matches, Bishop Lynch qualified for the state tournament to be held In San Antonio on March 30th. They will face over 30 teams across Texas. Wish the team luck on their way to state!

jv & Varsity softball played in local tournaments this weekend
3/4/2014

Congratulations to the Varsity Lady Friar softball team for finishing 2nd place in the Ft Bend tournament this weekend.  The Varsity team opens up district play with JPII this week.  Good job ladies!

Over the weekend, the JV Lady Friars softball team participated in the Highland Park Softball tournament, where the girls went undefeated in 5 games.  The girls beat Colleyville Heritage 8-5, Rockwall Heath 10-6, Arlington #2 JV 8-7, Highland Park 14-1, and Arlington #1 JV 17-1.  The lady Friars offense was led by singles from Sydney Goudie, Anabel Quinn, Tristyn Naile and Kristine Ehlingher, doubles by Jordan Tibbits, Renata Garza, and Jennifer Morgan;  triples by Sarah Mease and Kristen Linares; and a 3-run homerun by catcher Lilie Hinderliter versus Highland Park.  Shannon Hasty, Anabel Quinn and Elena Wafford executed perfect bunts to get the scoring started on Saturday.  Kristen Linares led the Friars pitching with 38 strikes and only 6 earned runs in 5 games.  Great tournament girls! 

softball double header vs mesquite poteet
2/26/2014

Last night, in the first game of a double header against Mesquite Poteet, the JV softball started off the night with a victory, crushing the Lady Pirates 14-2.  The Lady Friars offense was led by a triple from Sarah Mease, doubles by Jennifer Morgan and Kristen Linares, along with singles from Shannon Hasty, Lily Hinderliter and Kristine Ehlingher.  The Lady Friars earned 11 walks and stole 13 bases during the game.  The Lady Friars were led in defense by pitcher Kristen Linares, who struck out 6, and Shannon Hasty who made a diving catch in left field to end the game.  The Lady Friars started off game two just as strong in the field, with an inning ending double played turned by Jordan Tibbits and Anabell Quinn at second base.  Before the Lady Friars could continue their excellence at the plate, the second game was called due to rain and lightning. 

BL Brigade competes
2/24/2014

Congratulations to the BL Brigade for a great start to Competition Season! 

The Team competed in 4 categories and earned
1st place Best Jazz
1st place Best Kick
1st place Best Lyrical
2nd place Novelty
Sweepstakes Award for Division 1 ratings for all 4 dances
Judges Award for 90's and above from all judges in all 4 dances
They were named Grand Champions!!!!

The officers competed in 3 categories and earned:
1st place Best Novelty
1st place Best Lyrical
1st place Best Contemporary
Sweepstakes Award for Division 1 ratings for all 4 dances
Judges Award for 90's and above from all judges in all 4 dances
They were named to the Champion Circle of Officers (Grand Champions!)

The Elite team took 3 dances and earned 2nd place honors for their Lyrical

The duet of LaRavia Davis and Erynn Reed end 2nd place High School Duet

Several girls competed in the Kickmaster contest, Nicole Phillips was a Semifinalist in the Senior Division and Freshman Ceara (pronounced Cara) Daly was named Junior KickMaster Champion!

Brigade will next compete in the Showmakers National Contest in Galveston at the end of March!

 

BL bowling team is bowling at regionals
2/24/2014

This past Saturday, the BL Bowling Team ended its regular season in exciting fashion. After several weeks of competition, it came down to BL and Woodrow Wilson fighting for the final spot in the Regional tournament next weekend. Going into team competition, BL was behind, but in the final frame of the final game, BL pulled out a victory with a score of 175-168. Well done BL Bowling! The team plays against intense competition this Sunday at Plano Super Bowl in Regional action. Also, district awards were handed out. 2nd team All-district went to Nick McGraw, Sam Weyrens, and Madeline Christensen. 1st team All-district went to Bruckner Prewitt. Bruckner was also selected as the Mesquite District's Female Bowler of the Year. Please congratulate all the bowlers and wish them luck!

congrats mu alpha theta students
2/24/2014

Congratulations to the winners of the AMC 10-12 for 2014, and thanks from Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department to the eighty BL students who competed in this seventy-five minute, gateway contest to the United States Mathematical Olympiad held on February 4.

The AMC 12 School Winner is Yibo Yang and the other two members of the AMC winning Team are Nick McGraw and Shannon Lotti, who placed 2nd and 3rd in the Level 12 Test. The AMC 10 School Winner is Michael Gao. The other two members of the AMC 10 Winning Team are Matthew Newman and Lani DuFresne, who placed 2nd and 3rd in the Level 10 Test. The individual scores of all students are now available from their math teachers. One BL student, Michael Gao, scored high enough to be invited to participate in the next level of competition—the American Invitational Mathematics Examination. Congratulations, Michael! All BL math students are invited to participate in two thirty-minute math contests after school this week, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday.

softball finishes 4th of 24 teams
2/24/2014

Congratulations to the varsity softball team for finishing 4th out of 24 teams in the Mesquite tournament this weekend.  The Lady Friars went 4 and 1 on the weekend, losing only to the eventual tournament champions.   They beat Waxachachie 8-6, Poteet 17-0, Sachse 8-4, and Horn 7-2. 

Darrianne Hale and Caitlin O’Connor each pitched for wins and the Lady Friars had offensive help from Hale with 1 HR, Elisa Ramirez 2 HRs and Rachel Hansen with 2 HRs.  Great job ladies.

varsity baseball wins tournament
2/24/2014

Congratulations to the varsity baseball team for winning the Brett Cowart Invitational Tournament this weekend at Prestonwood Christian Academy.

The Friars went undefeated in the tournament. The team had outstanding performances from:
Daniel Colasanto, Ryan Choate, Matt Phoenix, Nathan Linares, John Jordan, Robert Rodriguez, Richie Garza, Josh Aguilar and Justin Lott.

Come out and support the Friars this week as they play at St. Marks on Tuesday and in the Jesuit Tournament Thursday through Saturday.

congrats TAPPS Art Winners
2/21/2014

Please congratulate Andrew Barnes for winning 2nd place for Applied Design at the Regional TAPPS fine art competition.  Also congratulate Jett Simons for winning 4th place in Communication design and E. J. Betancourt for winning Honorable Mention for Computer rendered Art.  

All students that participated in the Regional TAPPS fine art competition – please come by Mr. Johnson’s room or Mr. Brown’s room and collect your work. 

Men's soccer plays JPII
2/21/2014

The JV Friars Soccer team tied JPII yesterday 1-1 with the lone goal scored by freshman Ethan Roberts. Well done men.

The varsity lost 0-1 and will now turn their sights on the first round of the playoffs to be played next Saturday March 1st.

friar baseball beast HSAA in prestonwood tournament
2/21/2014

The Friar baseball team beat HSAA 5-1 in game one of the Prestonwood tournament. Richie Garza was the winning pitcher. Kyle Dunlop pitched great in relief. Key hits came from Daniel Colasanto and Daniel Wrenn.

In game 2 the friars tied Tyler All Saints 7-7. Justin Lott had 3 hits and JOhn Jordan had 2 hits. Robert Rodriguez got a bit hit late in the game to put the Friars ahead. Today the Friars play Brownwood High School at 4:30 at Prestonwood.

Women's soccer results
2/21/2014

The Women’s JV soccer team tied JPII last night 2 to 2 in district soccer action. The team fought very hard and created several chance late and almost pulled out the victory. Next action for the JV is Monday at BL at 5:30 versus Ursuline.

The Women’s Varsity soccer team continued their historic season and  improved their record to 21 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie, by defeating JPII last night by the score of 2 to 1. Both goals were scored by Junior Kaycie Tillman with assists from Juniors Jamie Jeffrey and Natalie McDonough. The win secures a 2nd place finish a point behind Nolan. Next action for the team is today at 4pm at TCA. Our first round playoff game has tentatively been set for next Friday, the 28th, here at Roffino Stadium. We would love for all faculty, staff and the ENTIRE student body to come out during their 4B class to cheer for the team!!!

mu alpha theta competes in american scholastic association contest
2/20/2014

Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department would like to recognize the 48 students who competed in the 5th Round of the American Scholastic Association’s Senior Division Math Contest on Wednesday, Feb. 19.  BL’s score is the sum of the scores of the top 8 participants.

Chris Boeding, Ze Lyu, Nick McGraw, and Yibo Yang tied for 1st Place, Amanda Ehnis, Michael Gao, and Shannon Lotti tied for 5th Place, and Alex Amoyo, Caroline George, Yonatan Girma, Danny Heston, and Matt Villarreal tied for 8th Place.

Congratulations to each of you for earning the right to represent BL individually and as a team in competition with students from other high schools around the world! Individual scores will be posted on the door of room 125, or you may obtain them from your math teacher.

Next week there will be two thirty-minute math contests after school, one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday. Everyone is invited to participate.

Lady Friar golfer Maggie Jones ties for 2nd
2/18/2014

The Lady Friar golf team competed in a Plano golf tournament at Firewheel golf course last Thursday.  Senior Maggie Jones had the team’s low score and tied for second.  The Lady Friars are off to great
start.  Good job girls!

Activity period concert on Wed., Feb. 19
2/18/2014

Musicians club is sponsoring an Activity Period concert featuring Self-Centered on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Come to the Black Box during Activity and catch some music before getting into the rest of your Wednesday. It is sure to be a rocking good time.

friars basketball host senior night
2/18/2014

The Friars lost to PCA Friday night here at BL 55-65. It was senior night and the following seniors were recognized:

Logan Adams, Ryan Dooley, Max Hiltabidle, Matt Jordan and Charlie Hartmann.

The Friars were led in scoring by Drew Bodensteiner with 26 points, Ryan Dooley with 18 points, and Matt Jordan had 8 points.    

The JV Friars defeated PCA here last Friday, 55-39. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 12 points, Mason Keller with 12 points and Jared Roberts added 9 points. 

The Friars closed out their district schedule last night at Argyle Liberty Christian with an overtime loss 41-59.

The Friars were led in scoring by Drew Bodensteiner with 12 points, Ryan Dooley with 11 points, and Matt Jordan had 10 points.

The Friars travel to College Station for their first game on Friday of the State Playoffs at the Super Regional Tournament.

The JV Friars defeated Argyle last night, 47-36. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 11 points, Yanatin Girma had 9 points and Mason Keller and Cole Hines each had 6 points. The JV closes the season with a record of 20 wins and 9 losses and a District record of 9 wins and 3 losses. A very successful season for the JV. Congratulations to Coach Jason Enriquez on his first season as head JV coach.

The Freshman Friars defeated Argyle last night, 64-48. The Friars were led in scoring by Nick Freis with 20 points, Duncan West with 10 points, and Marc DelaValdene with 10 points. The Freshman close the season with a very impressive record of 20 wins and 1 loss and a district record of 11 wins and 1 loss. Congratulations to Coach Phil Bailey and his assistant Coach Norris for a Great year.

Friars baseball lead 3-1 in Private School Classic
2/18/2014

Congratulations to the varsity baseball team for their 3-1 record in the private school classic.
The team  was lead offensively by: Daniel Colasanto, John Jordan and Ryan Choate. The friars had outstanding pitching performances from: Aidan Holobowicz, Josh Aguilar, Nate Linares, Kyle Dunlop and Ryan Choate.

The team will Compete in the Prestonwood tournament this weekend. Great job Friars and Good Luck this weekend!

lady friar soccer suffer tough lose to Nolan
2/18/2014

The Women’s JV soccer team lost a tough match this past Friday at Nolan by the score of 3 to 0. The Women’s Varsity soccer team also lost this past Friday night by the score of 2 to 0 at Nolan. The loss drops the team to second in district with record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Next action for the Varsity is today at Liberty with a 7PM kickoff. The team’s last home game is this Thursday versus JPII with  JV kicking off at 6:30 followed by Varsity at 8.

BL Academics participates in Science & Engineering Fair
2/18/2014

Congratulations to those who participated in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.  Megan Hertel won an award in Environmental Sciences for her project on Soil Erosion and Matt Whitby won fourth place and a special award from Texas Instruments for his construction of a smaller version of the Segway.  Bishop Lynch was represented well by its young scientists at the Fair. 

Lady friar powerlifting qualifies for regionals
2/18/2014

Please congratulate the following young ladies as they have qualified for the Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet in their respective weight classes.  The meet will be held at Wylie High School this coming Saturday, February 22nd.
 
Sasha Castro
Ana Morales
Gabi Rodriguez
Jasmine Ruvalcaba
Markelle Torres

Track teams finish 3rd at Bryan Adams Meet
2/18/2014

Congratulations to the Bishop Lynch track teams for finishing 3rd at the 16 team Bryan Adams Invitational.

Medalists were:
Cori Steele- 3rd 400, 2nd Long Jump
Erin Wrozek- 2nd 1600
Katy Steele- 2nd 3200
Kaitlyn Younger, Kim Scales, Mariah Lentz, and Roxana Hernandez- 3rd 1600 Relay
Mikala Booher- 1st High Jump
Gabby Bone- 1st pole Vault, 3rd Discus
Christina Harris- 1st Shot Put and Discus
Matt England- 1st 200
Michael Benjamin- 3rd 200
Ryan Noonan- 2nd 400 and 800
Danny Heston- 3rd 1600
Jack Huntress- 2nd 3200
Michael Benjamin, Travis Uhrik, RJ Williams, and Matt England- 2nd 400 Relay
Christian Robertson- 2nd High Jump

Tapps State swimming results
2/18/2014

The BL AquaFriars closed out their 2013-2014 season at the TAPPS Division I State Swimming Championships last Saturday in San Antonio.

The Lady Friars finished 4th in the competition with 106 points, their 5th straight year in the top 4, a school record.  The Lady Friars were led by Junior Amy Hess, who was Silver Medalist in the 50 yard freestyle in a personal best time of 24.98 seconds, and was the Bronze Medalist in the 100 yard butterfly in a personal best time of 1 minute, 1.39 seconds.  Hess got support from:

• Senior Captain Kelly Schottlaender, Bronze Medalist in the 100 yard backstroke in a personal best time of 1 minute, 6.28 seconds, and who finished 13th in the 200 yard individual medley in a personal best time of 2 minutes, 26.07 seconds;
• Junior Courtney Newman, who finished 6th in the 100 yard breaststroke and 8th in the 200 yard individual medley, both in personal best times;
• Sophomore Jessica Jordan, who finished 8th in the 100 yard breaststroke and 10th in the 200 yard individual medley, both in personal best times;
• Junior Grace Butler, who finished 6th in the 200 yard freestyle and 9th in the 100 yard freestyle;
• Freshman Niamh Tierney, who finished 9th in the 200 yard freestyle and 10th in the 100 yard freestyle;
• Junior Hanah Peters, who finished 7th in the 100 yard backstroke in a personal best time of 1 minute, 8.34 seconds, and who finished 12th in the 100 yard butterfly;
• Sophomore Jordan Carl, who finished 7th in the 500 yard freestyle and 9th in the 100 yard breaststroke;
• Sophomore Shauna Seidel, who finished 10th in both the 500 yard freestyle and the 200 yard freestyle;
• Junior Sarah Lewis, who finished 13th in the 100 yard butterfly and 14th in the 100 yard backstroke; and
• Freshman Jesseca Hageman, who finished 12th in the 500 yard freestyle.

The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Tierney, Butler, Schottlaender, and Hess swam a season best time of 1 minute, 44.52 seconds to win the Silver Medal in that race, and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Lewis, Shauna Seidel, Jordan, and Butler combined to swim 3 minutes, 59.98 seconds to capture 4th in that event.

The Men’s team finished 14th overall, and were led by Senior Erik Lee, who finished 12th in the 100 yard breaststroke and 16th in the 200 yard freestyle.  Lee was supported by Freshman Will Eckles, who finished 11th in the 100 yard freestyle.  Eckles and Lee joined with Senior Captain Alex Dalaki and Freshman Eric Bray to finish 10th in the 200 yard Medley Relay.  Dalaki was joined by Sophomore Ian Brightbill and Freshmen Sean O’Hare and Will Seidel to finish 13th in the 200 yard freestyle relay, and Lee, Will Seidel, and Eckles were joined by Senior Randy Peterman to swim a fine time of 3 minutes, 55.14 seconds in finishing 11th in the 400 yard freestyle relay.

Congratulations to the Swimmers and Divers on a great season.


Softball defeats Grand Prairie
2/18/2014

Bishop Lynch Lady Friar Softball defeats Grand Prairie High School last Thursday 9-2. Winning pitcher for BL was Darrianne Hale.  BL had 9 runs, 16 hits and 0 errors. Extra base hits for BL were from: Rynn Lochhead 2B, Elisa Ramirez 2B and Monica Cherry 3B.  Good job Lady Friar Softball!

National Collegiate Signing day
2/12/2014

Last Wednesday, nine Friars signed letters of intent to play athletics at the collegiate level. Please join us in congratulating these students on this exciting achievement!

Mikala Booher - Track - Tarleton State University
Jude Brace - Football - St. Joseph's College
Monica - Cherry - Softball - Texas A&M University - Commerce (Fall signing)
Allison Ganter - Women's Soccer - Texas Christian University
Tremel Glasper - Football - St. Joseph's College
Roxana Hernandez - Track - Tarleton State University
Kendall Mueller - Rowing - University of Virginia
Barrett Renner - Football - Southern Arkansas University
Danielle Rogers - Women's Basketball - Stephen F. Austin State University (Fall signing)
Laura Tone - Women's Soccer - University of Central Oklahoma
Erin Wrozek - Track - Northwestern State University

 
varsity & JV lady friars defeat ursuline
2/12/2014

Congratulations to your Lady Friars for defeating the Ursuline Bears last night with score of 68-34.

The leading scorers for last nights game were Lindsey Maso with 11 points, Letty Bornstad with 10 and also contributing 5 assists, and Danielle Rodgers with 8 points. Brooke Pettigrew also contributed 3 assists along with Andrea Sigsbee who helped out with her 4 assists.

The Lady Friars take on Prestonwood Christian Academy who they are currently tied with for first place in district. This is a HUGE game for them and we need to fill the stands with our Friar Spirit. So come out and support your Lady Friars here at school this Friday at 6:30 P.M.

The JV Lady Friars ended their season last night with a great overall team victory defeating the Ursuline Academy Bears 51-21. Sophomore Jordan Tibbits led the team with 10 points, Junior Brianna LaRosiliere added 9 points, and Junior Kimberly Walter added 8 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Lady Friars ended the season with an overall record of 22-3!!!! Great Job Ladies!!!!

Freshman Lady Friar Basketball beats nolan 46-24
2/12/2014

The freshman Lady Friar basketball team beat the Nolan Vikings 46-24 last Friday night. Lead scorers were Mallory Lancaster with 12 points and Murphy Yoxall with 9. Top rebounders were Rhiannon Townsend with 9 and Casey Kohler with 5.

 

MU Alpha Theta recognizes students for math contest
2/12/2014

Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department would like to recognize the 60 students who competed in the 3rd Round of the National Catholic League Advanced Math Contest on Tuesday, Feb. 11.  Chris Boeding and Courtney Koch tied for 1st Place, Shannon Lotti and Nick McGraw tied for 3rd Place, Yibo Yang placed 5th, and Sara Lewis - 6th.

Congratulations to each of you for making the Winning Team and representing BL in this round of competition with other Catholic schools across the United States! Individual scores will be posted on the door of room 125, or you may obtain them from your math teacher.

 

Lady friar soccer ties ursuline 1-1
2/12/2014

On a very chilly night, the Women’s Varsity Soccer remained undefeated by tying Ursuline 1 to 1 Monday night at Roffino Stadium. The Friars took the early led on a blast from about 30 yards out from Junior Jamie Jeffrey. Ursuline was able to tie the game with less than 5 minutes to go in regulation and forced overtime. The game remained tied at the end of the second overtime, so the game finished as a draw. The tie moves the team’s record to 18 wins, 0 Loses and 1 tie.

Next action for the team is this Thursday at Roffino Stadium versus PCA at 7pm. Weather forecast calls for temps in the mid 60s and low 70s, so we would love to see everyone out. Thanks to the family and friends that supported the team’s effort last night, your support is appreciated.

 

JV lady friar baseketball defeats nolan 45-27
2/12/2014

The JV Lady Friars had a great team victory Saturday afternoon defeating the Lady Vikings from Nolan Catholic HS 45-27.

The Lady Friars improve their overall season record to 21-3. Saturday afternoon the JV Lady Friars were led my Sophomore Jordan Tibbits with 12 points and Junior Morgan Bethel added 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Sophomore Evelyn Escuadra led the team in rebounds grabbing 9 boards. Freshman Mallory Lancaster played with the JV Saturday afternoon and was the third leading scorer with 6 points and second leading rebound grabbing 8 boards. 

 

Lady Friars varsity basketball wins again!
2/10/2014

Congrats to the Lady Friars basketball team for their 56 to 33 win over Nolan at Nolan. Brooke Pettigrew led the Lady Friars in scoring with 10 points and Bailey Jiles and Letty Bornstad each contributed 8 a piece, and Celia Hardick and Lindsey Maso both with 7.

The girls are now 10 and 1 in district and play Ursuline here tomorrow night, Tuesday, here at 7:30 pm. Come out and watch their exciting style of play. They will play Prestonwood Friday here at 6:30 pm. The Lady Friars are currently tied with Prestonwood for first place.

Lady Friars host ursuline tonight!
2/10/2014

The Women’s Soccer Teams host Ursuline today with JV kicking off at 6 followed by Varsity 7:30 at Roffino Stadium. Would love to see everyone out there tonight.

Results from Powerlifting meet
2/10/2014

Results of the Girls powerlifting meet held Friday, February 7th at Cedar Hill are as follows: 

The following young ladies received medals and placed in their respective weight classes:

Ana Morales 2nd
Gabi Rodriguez 4th
Sasha Castro 4th
Jasmine Ruvalcaba 3rd

Results of the Boys powerlifting meet held Saturday, February 8 th at Cedar Hill are as follows:

The following young men received medal and placed in their respective weight classes:

Dalton Hoelscher 4th
John Molina 4th

Other young men finishing in the top 10 of their weight classes are:

Shane Landis 6th
Andrew Kelly 8th
Jermaine Mask 9th

JV Lady Friar Basketball defeats Nolan
2/10/2014

The JV Lady Friars had a great team victory Saturday afternoon defeating the Lady Vikings from Nolan Catholic HS 45-27. The Lady Friars improve their overall season record to 21-3. Saturday afternoon the JV Lady Friars were led my Sophomore Jordan Tibbits with 12 points and Junior Morgan Bethel added 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Sophomore Evelyn Escuadra led the team in rebounds grabbing 9 boards. Freshman Mallory Lancaster played with the JV Saturday afternoon and was the third leading scorer with 6 points and second leading rebound grabbing 8 boards.

The JV Lady Friars host Ursuline Academy on Tuesday night for the last game of the season. The game will be at 6:00 pm followed by the Varsity at 7:30 pm. Come out and support Lady Friars Basketball. GO FRIARS!!!!!

powerlifting meet results from sat. 2/1
2/5/2014

Results of men's and women's powerlifting meet held Saturday, February 1st at North Forney High School are as follows:
 
As a team the girls placed 6th out of 20 schools.  In their respective weight class the following girls scored points and received medals.
Sasha Castro - 3rd
Ana Morales - 2nd
Gabi Rodriguez - 4th
Jasmine Ruvalcaba - 4th
Markelle Torres - 3rd
 
As a team the boys placed 12th out of 24 schools. In their respective weight class the following boys placed in the top 10.
Jermaine Mask - 10th
Anthony Urieta - 10th
Greg Martinez - 7th
Shane Landis - 6th
Dalton Hoelscher - 6th
Rod  Smith - 6th
 
In addition, John Molina won his weight class and received the 1st place medal.

bl crew competes in first event of season
2/5/2014

Last Saturday, rowers for Bishop Lynch Crew competed at their first event of 2014, an indoor rowing competition called “S.W.E.A.T.” – the Southwest Ergometer Amateur Tournament – featuring rowers from across the southwest and the United States.   Congratulations to Kenzie Dunagan who took a 3rd place medal with a smoking fast time of 8 minutes, 5.9 seconds (8:05.9) in the Women's High School Freshman event.  Good job, BL Crew!
                                                                                                                                                     

friars basketball plays tca
2/5/2014

The Friars lost to TCA last night here at BL 36-44. The Friars were led in scoring by Ryan Dooley who had 16 points and Matt Jordan had 13 points.   

The JV Friars defeated TCA here at BL last night, 54-35. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Luke Canan with 12 points and Mason Keller had 8 points.
 
The Freshman Friars won their game vs. TCA Monday night, 49-26. The Freshman were led in scoring by Marc DelaValdene with 15 points, Nick Freis had 11 points and Nico Jordan added 9 points. The Freshman Friars improve their record to 18 wins and 1 loss overall and 8 wins and 1 loss in District.   
 
The Friars Men’s program travels to Ft. Worth Friday to play Nolan. The JV plays at 5, the Freshman at 6:30 and the Varsity at 8. 

Please make the short drive to Ft. Worth to support the Friars.

lady friar basketball defeats tca
2/5/2014

Congrats to Lady Friars basketball for their 66 to 31 win over TCA last night. The Girls were led in scoring by Celia Hardick and Erin Smith with 10 points a piece and only playing half the game and Bailey Jiles with 9. Letty Bornstad added another 7 as starters played only half the game.                         

The Girls are now 9 and 1 in district and tied for first place with Prestonwood.  The Girls will play Nolan Friday at Nolan.  

The JV Lady Friars had a great team victory with balanced scoring from all 11 members. Monday night, the Lady Friars defeated the Trojans from Trinity Christian Academy 53-2. Junior Katy Baca had 8 assists, while Sophomore Jordan Tibbits led the team scoring 10 points. Junior Kimberly Walter had a great game scoring 9 points, and contributing on the defensive end of the floor by collecting 9 steals. The Lady Friars next game is Friday night at Nolan Catholic High School at 5:00 p.m. 

Women's soccer beat TCA 5-0
2/4/2014

The Women’s Varsity improved their season to 18 and 0 with a 5 to zero win over TCA last night at Bishop Lynch. The team scored early and cruised to the victory. Goal scorers were Junior Natalie McDonough with 2 goals , Junior Jamie Jeffrey, Sophomores Atu Mshana and Taylor Haynes, each added goals. The goals were assisted by Sophomore MacKenzie Morton, Senior Amy Peters, Atu Mshana and Taylor Haynes. In18 games played the team has scored 66 goals while only giving up 6 all season. Another strong defensive effort lead by the goalkeeping duo of Junior Erin Scott and Sophomore Mica McKay recorded another shutout, bringing the team’s season shutout total to 14. Next action is a key district match-up versus Nolan Thursday at Nolan.  This game, according to the High School Fab 50 National rankings has your Friars, ranked #1 versus Nolan, ranked #25.

Men's soccer tie TCA
2/4/2014

The Friars JV men’s soccer team tied TCA last night 1-1 with the lone goal coming in the last seconds of the second half by Freshman Ethan Roberts. Well done men.

The Friars Varsity men tied TCA as well 2-2 with the goals coming from Junior Gil Garcia assisted by a cross by Junior Dylan Calandro. Gil also assisted Junior Manny Selvera on a perfectly executed cross in the first half. Well done Varsity. The Teams next games are this Thursday when the men take on their cross town rival Fort Worth Nolan here at Roffino Stadium. We would love to have your support in this major district matchup. The last two times the Friars have played Nolan this year the men came very close to defeating the Vikings by one goal. JV will play at 5:30 and the Varsity will be at 7pm. Go Friars!

congrats lady friar varsity basketball
2/3/2014

Congratulations to Lady Friar Basketball team for their 44 to 38 win over JPII last Friday night. It was a team effort with great defense being then difference.

Bailey Jiles led all scorers with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Erin Smith had 10 points and another great defensive night as she continues to show why she’s the best defensive player in the district. Danielle Rogers had 6, and Brooke Pettigrew, Celia Hardick, and Mackenzie martin each added 4 points and Letty Bornstad had a key 3 pointer.

The Lady Friars play TCA tomorrow night, Tuesday in the “Pink Zone Game” to recognize cancer and breast cancer. Come out and wear your pink. Game time is 6:30 followed by the Varsity boys at 8. Tuesday is also Cancer Awareness day!

activity period concert - wed. 2/19
2/3/2014

THE MUSICIANS CLUB IS HOSTING AN ACTIVITY PERIOD CONCERT BY THE BL ALTERNATIVE/ROCK BAND “SELF-CENTERED” on Wednesday, February 19th during both the A and B activity periods. The band made up of Jack Gilliland, Kyle Oge and Simon Swoffard will be playing covers such as So it Ain’t  so and Sweater and originals. It is a free event and everyone is invited. Mark your calendars and be down for the Activity Period Concert on February 19th. You don’t want to miss this!

freshmen lady friar basketball beats jpII
2/3/2014

Congrats to the Freshmen Lady Friar Basketball team for defeating John Paul 2... 38-34 at JP2 last Friday.

jv lady friar basketball defeats jpII
2/3/2014

The JV Lady Friars defeated the Cardinals of JPII HS last Friday night 58-34. The Lady Friars were led by Sophomore Evelyn Escuadra with 17 points. Sophomore Jordan Tibbits added 10 points, and Junior Morgan Bethel added 9 points and a season high 16 rebounds. The JV Lady Friars next game is Monday night at home against TCA at 7:30 pm.

JV friar soccer beats JPII
2/3/2014

The JV Friars Soccer team beat John Paul II last Thursday at Roffino stadium 3-2 with goals scored by Nick Agostini, Jet Simons, and Nick Vega. Assists came from Chris Boeding. Well done Men.

The Varsity was defeated by John Paul 0-2. The Friars Soccer teams play at TCA Monday at TCA. JV will start at 5:30 and the Varsity will play at 7. If you are in the area, or if you are way out of the area and want to support your Friars Soccer teams they would love to have you. Thanks to all of the students who came out Thursday to watch the Men play against John Paul.

baseball opens season with a win 11-1
1/31/2014

The Friar varsity baseball team opened the season with a 11- 1 victory over the Spartan Home School last night.

Cole Gentry was the winning pitcher and had 7 strikeouts.  Roberto Rodriguez pitched a perfect fifth inning to complete the no hitter.

Sam Gutierrez had a triple and Justin Lott had 3 RBI's to lead the friars offense.

Come out and watch the Friars tonight at 7pm vs. HSAA here at BL.

women's soccers wins 17th game in a row
1/31/2014

The Women’s JV soccer team lost a tough match last to JP2 by the score of 1 to zero. The team played very hard but was unable to score the equalizer.

The Women’s Varsity Soccer team won their 17 game in a row with a victory of JP2 last night at JP2, by the score of 1 to zero. The lone Friar goal was scored by Sophomore Atu Mshana in the first and a strong performance by the defense, secured the shutout and therefore, the win. The Friars goalkeeping duo of Junior Erin Scott and Sophomore Mica McKay record the shutout, along with another great game defending by Junior Ashley Hanks, Senior Jasmine Huetra and Sophomore Atu Mshana. The team defense has only allowed 2 goals against in district play while the team offense has scored 24 goals in our 7 district matches. Next action for the team is this coming Monday at Bishop Lynch versus TCA. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm and we would love to see everyone out supporting the team.

Lady friars basketball tied for 1st in district
1/29/2014

Lady Friars Basketball are tied for first place in district with a 7 and 1 district record. Next Tuesday is “Pink Zone night in support of Cancer and breast Cancer. The girls will be wearing their “Pink” uniforms. They will play at 6:30 vs. TCA with the boys to follow at 8. Come out and support the teams and wear your pink.

valentine service available
1/29/2014

A Loving Valentine service for the Brady Center is coming up February 12th and 13th. On the 12th during B Block in Room 110, we will be putting together valentine gifts for the people at the Brady center. On the 14th we will deliver these gifts to the Brady Center. Seniors we need you to use some of that afternoon to volunteer to bring these valentine greetings to individuals at the center earn 2 hours of service and spread the love.

friars basketball defeat bishop dunne 52-45
1/29/2014

The Friars soundly defeated Bishop Dunne here at BL last night,52-45. The victory was a great team effort with everyone contributing. The Friars were led in scoring by Ryan Dooley with 28 points and Matt Jordan with 13points. Drew Bodensteiner added 9 points. The Friars move their district record to 4 wins and 3 losses.
 
The JV Friars won their game Friday vs. Bishop Dunne here at BL , 69-46. The Friars were led in scoring by Tristan Smith with 22 points and Mason Keller added 19 points. 
 
The Friars travel to JPII on Friday for an important district matchup. The JV plays at 5, the Freshman at 6:30 and the Varsity at 8.

Mousetrap cast & crew announced
1/28/2014
Congratulations to the following students for being cast in the upcoming spring play, The Mousetrap :

Mollie Ralston played by Sara Grinbergs
Giles Ralston played by Adam Kronenberger
Christopher Wren played by Xander Hancock
Mrs. Boyle p...layed by Laryssa Bonacquisti
Major Metcalf played by Anton Broden
Miss Casewell played by Payton Reeves
Ms. Paravicini played by Stephanie Herman
Detective Sergeant Trotter played by Blake Caron

STAGE MANAGERS AND PRODUCTION CREW:
Marie Phillips
Shannon Scott
Anastasia Jacques
Jennifer Dorn
Aaron Lara
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mock trial competes today in dallas
1/28/2014

The Bishop Lynch Mock Trial team begins their final competition this afternoon at the George Allen Civil Courthouse downtown at 600 Commerce St., Dallas, TX. The competition begins at 5:30 pm.  Anyone is welcome to attend -- so, come out and support the Bishop Lynch Mock Trial Team!!!

Photo from the Empire tournament in NYC.  

freshman friar basketball defeats dunne
1/28/2014

The Men's Friars Freshman defeated Bishop Dunne here at BL last night. The Friars were led in scoring by Nick Freis with 18 points and Duncan West with 10 points. The Friars travel to JPII on Friday and play at 6:30.

The Freshman Friars are led by Coach Bailey and Coach Norris. They have moved their overall record to 15 wins and 1 loss and their District record to 6 wins and 1 loss.

LADY FRIAR SOCCER REMAIN UNDFEATED AND RANKED #1 IN TEXAS
1/28/2014

The Women’s Soccer team remained undefeated on the season with a 6 to zero win last night versus Bishop Dunne. The team scored very early and often in the first half and play steady the second half for the win. Goals were scored by the following:  Junior Natalie McDonough, who committed to University of Missouri last night, scored 2 goals and added 3 assists, Senior Hassie Wortham added 2 goals and Sophomores Taylor Haynes and Atu Mshana each added a goal. Freshman Casey Butler and Senior Amy Peters added assists.

The team is currently 16 and 0, earning the ranking of #1 in Texas and the team is looking forward to today’s National ranking later this morning. Next action for the team is tonight at Rockwall, followed by a key district match at JPII on Thursday.

FRIARS SOCCER BEAT BISHOP DUNNE 3-2
1/28/2014

In a frigid cold windy Soccer game yesterday the Friars’ Soccer Varsity team beat Bishop Dunne in a last minute game winning diving header goal by Junior Midfielder Chase McManus, assisted by Junior Sanders Johnston. The Friars won 3-2 in a back and forth suspenseful thriller of a game. Starting off the scoring in the second half was Patrick Casse assisted by Omar Habib. And with a brilliant Sanders Johnston flick on by a long through from Senior Defender William Senecal, Omar Habib scored another bicycle kick from about 10 yards away from the goal. Another Messi-like goal from Omar. His second bicycle goal of the season. This brings their district record up to 2-3-1. The Friars next game will be against John Paul II at BL this Thursday at 7pm. The JV will play before them at 5:30. Come out and support your Friars. 

Lady Friar Freshmen Basketball defeats Bishop Dunne 63-15
1/28/2014

Lady Friar Freshman Basketball team won against Bishop Dunne 63 to 15.
Leading scorers were Rhiannon Townsend with 10 points. Mallory Lancaster with 8. And Elena Wafford with 8. Along with Jessica Taylor with 8. Leading rebounders were Elena Wafford, Casey Kohler, and Emily Pauletti all with 8.

friars basketball defeats argyle liberty christian
1/27/2014

The Friars soundly defeated Argyle Liberty Christian here at BL Friday night, 58-34. The victory was a great team effort with everyone contributing. The Friars were led in scoring by Ryan Dooley with 18 points and Drew Bodensteiner had 15 points. Max Hiltabidle had 8 points and Matt Jordan added 7 points. The Friars host Bishop Dunne on Tuesday and look to redeem the loss at Dunne the first game of District play. The Varsity game is at 8, please come out and support your BL Friars as they continue their run to the playoffs.  
 
The JV Friars won their game Friday vs. Argyle Liberty Christian, 40-36. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Mason Keller with 15 points.
 
The Freshman Friars won their game last Thursday vs. Argyle Liberty Christian, 54-35. The Freshman were led in scoring by Duncan West with 14, Nick Freis with 11, and Nico Jordan added 9 points.  

JV lady friars defeat HSAA 57-25
1/27/2014

The JV Lady Friars defeated HSAA on Saturday afternoon 57-25. The Lady Friars were led my Sophomore Jordan Tibbits with 13 points and 7 steals. Junior Kimberly Walter added 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, and Sophomore Evelyn Escuadra added 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The JV Lady Friars next game is Friday, January 31st at John Paul II HS at 5:00pm. GO FRIARS!!!!

Taylor Haynes named the Student Sports National player of the week
1/27/2014

The Friar Women’s soccer team would like to congratulate Sophomore Taylor Haynes for being named the Student Sports National player of the week. The women’s team remains undefeated on the season and today, The Friar Women’s Soccer Team moved up one spot and we are currently ranked #1 in the State. Next action for the team is tonight at Bishop Lynch versus Bishop Dunne at 7pm and both the JV and Varsity play tomorrow night, the 28th, at Rockwall High school. Varsity kicks off at 5:30 followed by the JV at 7pm.

Baby Bank Campaign Results
1/24/2014

The Baby Bank Campaign proceeds will go to the Catholic Prolife Committee. The total the school made was 1090.11! Below is the breakdown of the amounts from each class year. The WINNING class is Miss Hardey’s 1A class, raising $170.11. Congrats!
Seniors: $48.01
Juniors: $298.33
Sophomores: $303.48
Freshman: $467.27

Friar soccer shut down St. Marks
1/23/2014

Congratulations to the JV Men’s Soccer team for shutting out the St. Mark’s Lions. An outstanding defensive performance against a difficult team produced a zero zero tie. Well done Men.

Congratulations also go out to the Men’s Varsity Soccer team. They handled the Varsity Lions 5-0 with the shutout shared by Senior Joe DiFroscia and Freshman Alec Alvarez. Goals started off in the first half with a beautiful through ball by Sophomore Christian Bruce and Junior Anthony Andrade pressuring the keeper with a slide tackle goal. Junior forward Patrick Casse had two goals as well as Senior midfielder Joel Colunga and Junior Midfielder Gil Garcia. Assists were by Junior midfielder Sanders Johnston, Junior midfielder Manny Selvera and Senior midfielder/defender/forward Matias Day. Well done men.

Good luck to the Friars tonight as they go against unbeaten and number one in the district John Paul II at John Paul. Games are JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7pm. Go Friars!!

Sinnott, horsak and kurihara win college application pennant contest
1/23/2014

Congratulations to the 251 students who have submitted their college applications as of today – this represents 93.3% of the Senior Class. To recognize those seniors who have already receive their acceptance letters and have their pennant displayed on the College Acceptance bulletin board in Ferguson Hall, the Guidance Department will periodically recognize those seniors who have the best-decorated pennants on display. The winners will receive a giant pizza to share with their friends during lunch, and will have their names place in a drawing for a gift card. Congratulations to this week’s winners:  Silver Sinnott, Elise Horsak, and Hana Kurihara.

Shakespeare Society’s annual competition winner Marie Phillips
1/23/2014

Congratulations to Marie Phillips, the 2014 winner of the Shakespeare Society’s annual competition.  Marie will go on to represent BL in the Dallas Regional Event in February.  If you see her, make sure to congratulate her on her outstanding performance.



Lady Friar Soccer Team Moves up AGAIN in the National Rankings
1/22/2014

The Lady Friar Soccer team once again this week moved up in the National Rankings.  Last week they went from a #32 ranking, rocketing to #3 after defeating the #2 ranked team in the country.  This week, coming off of a Championship weekend in Wichita Falls, winning that tournament handily, the Lady Friars are now ranked #2 in the country behind Denton Guyer High School.  Way to go Lady Friars!!!!!!!

Click here for complete rankings: http://www.studentsports.com/girlssoccer/2014/01/21/girls-winter-fab-50-jan-21/

Friars vs PCA basketball results, 1/21/14
1/22/2014

The Friars lost a hard fought game to PCA last night. The Friars were led in scoring by Ryan Dooley with 18 points and Drew Bodensteiner had 16 points. 
 
The JV Friars won their game vs. PCA last night, 59-51. The JV Friars were led in scoring by Mason Keller with 15 points.
 
The Freshman Friars won their game vs. PCA last night. The Freshman were led in scoring by Will Gates with 11 points and Duncan West added 8 points. 
 
The Friars Men’s program hosts Argyle Liberty Christian this week. The Freshman play Thursday at 6.
The JV play at 5 Friday and the Varsity plays at 8 Friday here at BL. Please come out and support your Bishop Lynch Friars.  
 

Friars soccer beat liberty christian 3-0
1/21/2014

The Men’s Varsity Soccer team won their first district game handily Monday night at Liberty Christian in Argyle. The Friars came together and put forth a great effort even though they were missing players who were hurt or sick. In the first half the scoring began with a perfect pass through the Liberty defensive wall by Sophomore Midfielder Christian Bruce to Junior Forward Patrick Casse. Patrick took the keeper on one on one with a defender close behind, and finished by kicking the ball to the lower right of the Keeper with a low hard pass into the back of the net. The second goal came in the first half against the strong wind by a “bend it like Beckham” right footed curve over the 4 man wall from about 25 yards out by Senior Midfielder Joel Colunga. The last goal came at the end of the first half by an assist from Patrick Casse to his twin striker Omar Habib. Great job Men. The next Varsity game will be tonight at BL’s Roffino Stadium at 7pm against St. Mark’s.

JV lady friar basketball defeats ursuline
1/21/2014

The JV Lady Friars finished last week with a victory. The Lady Friars beat the Ursuline Bears Friday night 44-20. The Lady Friars were led by Sophomore Jordan Tibbits with 11 points. Junior Morgan Bethel had her first double double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Brianna LaRosiliere had 9 points, and Junior Kimberly Walter grabbed 10 rebounds. The Lady Friars next game is Saturday, January 25th at BL at 1:00 pm against HSAA.

Lady Friar Soccer wins United Inv. Tournament
1/21/2014

The Women’s Varsity soccer team won the United Invitational this past weekend winning all 4 games. The team beat Wichita Falls Rider 3 to 1, El Paso Socorro 3 to 1, Temple 3 to zero and Wichita Falls High School 4 to zero. This weekend was a total team effort with several different players assisting and scoring goals. Last night, the team returned to district action and soundly defeated Liberty Christian by the score of 4 to zero. Friar goal scorers were Natalie McDonough with 2 goals and Taylor Haynes and Jamie Jeffrey each added a goal. The team’s current record is 15 and zero and we have outscored our opponents with 46 goals for and have only allowed 5 in those 15 games. Next action for the team is Monday at 7pm versus Bishop Dunne.

The team would also like to wish Junior Eva Gonzales “Good Luck” as she travels to Mexico to begin preparing for the Under 17 World Cup. Good Luck Eva!!!!!!!

Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department would like to recognize the students who competed in Round 2 of the Mu Alpha Theta Log 1 Contest
1/17/2014

Mu Alpha Theta and the Math Department would like to recognize the students who competed in Round 2 of the Mu Alpha Theta Log 1 Contest on Thursday, Jan. 16.  At the Theta (Algebra II) Level, Han Dao took 1st Place in Areas and Volumes, and Ashtyn Zapletal took 1st Place in Complex Numbers. At the Alpha (Pre-Calculus) Level, Erik Lee and Julia Tuason tied for 1st Place in Areas and Volumes, and Katie Sutherland took 1st Place in Complex Numbers. At the Mu (Calculus) Level, Chris Boeding took 1st Place in Areas and Volumes, and Yibo Yang took 1st Place in Complex Numbers. Congratulations to each of you for earning the right to represent BL individually and as a team in competition with students from other Mu Alpha Theta Chapters in Region II from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, South America, and Asia.

BL Women's Soccer Update BL 3 PCA 0
1/14/2014

The Bishop Lynch Women’s Soccer team defeated PCA last night at PCA by the score of 3 to 0. The Lady Friars got on the scoreboard less than 5 minutes into the game when Jamie Jeffrey made a perfect pass to Katelyn Curtis, who ripped a shot past the PCA keeper from 25 yards out. Shortly thereafter, Natalie McDonough received another good ball from Allison Ganter, and Natalie buried her shot past the diving keeper for the second goal. The final goal came off a corner kick taken by Jamie Jeffrey that found Natalie McDonough on the back past. Natalie promptly and soundly volleyed her shot,  ripping the back of net. The Lady Friars remain undefeated on the season.

Tonight’s game versus Coppell has been postponed till February because this week is their finals. Both teams will practice today after school. Next action for the Varsity is this Thursday versus Wichita Falls Rider on the campus of Midwestern State.

BL Red Cross Club host Blood Drive - Jan. 21
1/14/2014

In conjunction with the Red Cross, The Bishop Lynch Red Cross Club is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday January 21st from 10AM - 4PM at Bishop Lynch High School.  All members of the BL community are welcome to participate in this important and life-saving event!  Sign up online via the link below to schedule your donation time.  Students will be given the opportunity to sign up during school this week.  If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Patty Barton RN, School Nurse at patty.barton@bishoplynch.org, or 214-324-3607 ext. 141. 

The Women’s Varsity soccer team competed this past weekend in the largest high school tournament in the country, the National Elite Prep Showcase in Ft Worth and came from the event with 4 wins.
1/13/2014

This past week might be considered the best week in the history of the Women’s soccer program at Bishop Lynch. After breaking a 25 year losing streak to Ursuline this past Tuesday, the Lady Friday beat Odessa Permian 3 to 0 on Thursday with goals scored by Natalie McDonough, Allison Ganter and Hassie Wortham. The following day, the Women’s soccer team defeated both Klein Oak from Houston 3 to 0 and Colleyville Heritage 4 to 0. Goal scores on Friday were Natalie McDonough and Taylor Haynes each scoring with 2 goals,  with Allison Ganter, Jamie Jeffrey and Amy Peters each adding  goals. Saturday, your Lady Friars were involved in the “Match of the Day”. The match of the day pitted your Lady Friars, ranked  number 37 in the Nation versus Flower Mound Marcus, ranked number 2, that right #2,  in the Nation according to the Fab 50 soccer website. Well, the Friars handed Marcus a massive defeat by the score of 2 to 0. Friar goal scores were Atu Mshana and Natalie McDonough.

So a quick recap of the weekend:

Your Lady Friars Soccer team improved to 10 and 0 on the year with big wins over Ursuline and the formerly second ranked Flower Mound Marcus. The Friars went the weekend without giving up a goal, led by keepers Erin Scott and Mica MaKay and defenders Jasmine Huetra, Ashley Hanks and Atu Mshana. The Lady Friars were the only team to go undefeated in the tournament and also the only team that didn’t give up a goal.

The team returns to district action tonight at Prestonwood at 7pm followed by a home match with Coppell, ranked #19 in Nation,  at 7pm. We would love see everyone out supporting the JV at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7pm.

The Bishop Lynch Friar Swimmers closed out their regular season last Friday night at St. Marks. The Lady Friars took on Hockaday, and the men combined with Cistercian to take on St. Marks.
1/13/2014

The Lady Friars finished their season with a 101-65 win over Hockaday.  The Lady Friars were led by Sophomore Jessica Jordan, who led a 1-2-3 sweep of the 100 yard Breaststroke, finishing ahead of second-place Junior Courtney Newman and 3rd place Sophomore Jordan Carl. Jordan was also part of a 1-2 sweep of the 100 yard freestyle, finishing runner-up to Freshman Niamh Tierney, and Juniors Grace Butler and Sarah Lewis swept 1st and 2nd in the 50 yard freestyle.  Other winners were:

  • Senior Captain Kelly Schottlaender, who capped an outstanding career with a win in the 100 yard Butterfly and a 4th place finish in the 200 yard Individual Medley;
  •  Junior Amy Hess in the 200 yard Freestyle; and
  • Freshman Jesseca Hageman in the 100 yard Backstroke

The Lady Friars also swept all 3 relays, with Newman, Carl, Lewis, & Schottlaender winning the 200 yard Medley Relay.  Hess, Butler, and Tierney first combined with Schottlaender for victory in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, and the trio joined with Lewis to capture the 400 yard Freestyle Relay.  

St. Mark's outscored the combined Cistercian/BL team, but the Friars had many bright spots, led by Freshman Will Eckles, who finished 2nd in the 100 yard freestyle and 5th in the 50 yard freestyle.  Senior Erik Lee also had an outstanding meet, finishing 5th in the 200 yard freestyle, and establishing a personal best time of 1 minute, 13.25 seconds in the 100 yard Breaststroke.  Sophomore Ian Brightbill had a personal best time in the 50 yard freestyle, and freshmen Will Seidel, Sean O'Hare, and Eric Bray each scored best times in the 100 yard freestyle. 

Congratulations to the Friars on a great season.  The Friars will compete in the TAPPS Division 1 North Regional on Friday, January 31 at Mansfield.  The Friar divers will compete in the TAPPS State Diving Championships on Thursday, January 30 at Mansfield.

Congratulations to this week's Aquaman, Senior Erik Lee, and this week's Aquawoman, Freshman Niamh Tierney.

BL Announces 2nd Annual Black & White Ball - Feb. 1st
1/10/2014

The Bishop Lynch Student Council would like to formally invite all Bishop Lynch students to the 2nd Annual Black and White Ball! On Saturday, February 1st Bishop Lynch will party like its 1922! The Roaring 20’s had Gangsters, Gatsby and Gals!! So find your finest flapper dress and greatest Gatsby garb, to join us for the Annual Black and White Ball!

Tickets will be on sale for $15.00 (early bird special), from Wednesday, January 15th through Friday the 17th. You can purchase your tickets at all lunches, as well as at the door. All tickets come with a free t-shirt.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the event of the year, one anticipated more than a Gatsby Bash, the 2nd Annual Black and White Ball!!

Varsity Men's Soccer defeated 2-0 in Jesuit Tournament
1/10/2014

The Men’s Varsity Soccer team played Jesuit yesterday in the Jesuit Meintzer tournament, and, after a long 70 minutes of play were defeated 2-0. The Friars held off  the Rangers for quite a while before getting scored on in the waning moments of the first half. The Men did an outstanding job and had their chances, even having a ball cleared off the Ranger Goal Line after a shot by Sophomore Drayton Delaney. Good luck to the Friars today as they take on either North Mesquite or Sachse at 2pm at Jesuit. The Men will again get out today at noon for their game. Go Friars!!

BL Mock Trial wins 3rd Annual BL Invitational
1/10/2014

Congrats to the BL Mock Trial Team for winning the 3rd annual BL Invitational at Crowley Courthouse January 4. The team defeated Woodrow Wilson, Decatur, Wylie and McKinney Boyd twice to complete the sweep.

The team litigates  next at the Richardson High School Open   Saturday January 11 against Richardson. Hillcrest and Creekview

 



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