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Garrett Nelson (’17) rolls a strike

Garrett Nelson, Reporter

     Last year, North’s winter sports teams have had some very successful seasons. Some teams have even had enough success to send individuals to state in their respective sports. Diver Jacob Hedberg (‘18) made it to State last year and is looking to repeat his success this winter and make it to State for his third year in a row.

     Garrett Nelson (‘17) was the only person to make it to State last year for boy’s bowling. He set a personal record at the Sectional tournament for three games at 776. This was good enough for him to be in first place individually at the break. The second half was not as good, but he hung on and finished in third place individually and advanced to the State tournament. The team was sitting in a very good position at the half, but fell off during games four and five and couldn’t turn it around. This year’s team is going to have some high expectations for the individual bowlers, but the team lost some key bowlers and is going to have to work hard and perform well this year to replicate what success they had last year.

     The girl’s bowling team has been very successful for a number of years, and is ready to continue their dominance in the postseason. The girl’s bowling team has been very good during the regular season, but they have really displayed their skill as a team during the Regional and Sectional tournaments. They won the Sectional tournament as a team winning them a spot at the State tournament. The team performed exceptionally during the first day, they were in second place and looking really good. However, the second day they didn’t finish how they started and fell to eighth place. The team looks to get some big performances from their returning Varsity bowlers such as Brynn Lambrecht (‘18) and Kylie Johnson (‘18).

     “We didn’t finish the year quite how we wanted, but making it to State was a huge deal for us and we can’t wait to get a chance at it this year,” said Johnson (‘18).

     Both of these players were a big part of the team’s success and will be looked to as the team’s leaders.

     Boy’s basketball is going to have to make some big changes this year in hopes of improving on last year’s three wins. They are going to look for success from their incoming Juniors such as Marco Yates (‘18), Callahan Diercks (‘19), and Sam Sisco (‘18). These three players led the JV team to a very successful season last year and the team is hoping they can continue their success on Varsity.

     Girl’s basketball had a good season and they are going to look to continue it this year. The team lost a huge player in Taylor Martocci (‘16) who is the all time points leader for the girl’s basketball team. The team is looking for some leadership from seniors Emily Kaempfer (‘17), Haley McCoy (‘17), and Payton Lindsay (‘17). The team has many returners and is excited to get rolling this year.