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Josh Pawlowski (17′) gets ready to bowl a strike

Ben Clanin, Asst. sports editor

     The boys bowling team is continuing their run through the NIC- 10 Conference season. Since Dec. 8 they have only lost three conference meets and those meets have been against some of the toughest teams in the already stacked NIC-10.

     North carries with them an overall record of 5-4 in conference, placing them in fifth overall in the NIC-10. “I think we have performed very well in conference,” said Javi Martinez (‘17).

     The team has also participated in several tournaments so far this season; finishing fifth in most of them.

     “I think the season went as expected for the most part, we set a goal that we wanted to accomplish, which was to go to state, and so far we are on pace,” said head coach Will Landingham. “Our biggest win was by far Freeport, that was huge for us.”

     Regionals took place on Jan. 16 and the team took 2nd. “That was a big win, and that will give us some momentum heading into sectionals,” said Landingham. Sectionals are on Saturday, Jan. 23 at Don Carters in Rockford.

     “I’m looking forward to competing on the big stage at sectionals,” said Garrett Nelson (‘17), “we really like our chances at making state.” They will be competing against state champions Hononegah, individual state champion Jake Nimtz, and the state runner-up Harlem.   

     At the sectional meet Nelson bowled a 1368, and was the only member of the bowling team to advance to state. “Its really an incredible feeling, I wish my team could join me for sure, but I’m just really pumped to be going to state,” said Nelson.

Despite the team not advancing all together, they are still standing behind their teammate. “We’re all really proud of him, he really stepped up his game and is more than deserving of this,” said Josh Pawlowski (‘17).