The winter sports seasons at North Scott have all come to an end. Eleven individuals competed in Des Moines, Iowa as they all looked to cap off their wrestling seasons. Over the course of three days, many Lancer wrestlers competed in numerous matches to try and find a spot on the podium. Four Lancer wrestlers finished on the podium when it was all set and done with Seth Madden finishing 7th in the 170 weight class. Seniors Trace Gephart and Peyton Westlin both finished in 5th place in 152 and 120 weight classes respectively. A.J. Peterson was the highest placer finishing in 4th place in the 195 weight class. Lots of things to be proud of from the wrestling as a whole this season and many underclassmen will look to build on the success the seniors have produced in their 4-year wrestling careers at North Scott.
Saturday night, the Lady Lancer basketball team traveled to Clear Creek Amana for the second round of playoff basketball. The Lancers got off to a slow start early in the first quarter and trailed the Clippers 10-2. The Lancers made a push in the second quarter and only trailed 24-21 going into halftime. Despite their best efforts, the Lancers could not close the gap in the second half falling to the Clippers, 46-39. Although their season came to an end, every single Lady Lancer basketball player will return next year. The team had quite the situation with no seniors on the squad, which means the team will be back full of promise next season.
The boys' basketball team traveled to Linn-Marr High School for a first-round matchup on Monday night. The Lancers held it close through the first quarter only trailing 18-12. However, a sluggish second quarter saw the Lancers in a deficit they could not claw back from. The Lancers' season ended in a 64-42 loss to the Linn-Marr Lions. Kavon Phillips had 10 points and added on 4 rebounds in the loss, and will be back for his junior season next year. It was a disappointing end to the seven seniors' basketball seasons, but their legacies will live on throughout the basketball program.
On Tuesday the boys’ bowling team traveled to Waterloo, Iowa for the state bowling tournament. They came through the bracket seeded second as a team. The Lancers got a key first-round win against Western Dubuque but faltered to Denison Schleswig in the second round. A tough third-place match loss to Clinton resulted in the Lancers finishing fourth in team bakers in Class 2A. Nik Davis and Lex Adkisson also competed in the individual tournament for Class 2A on Wednesday. Nik Davis finished 11th overall and Lex Adkisson finished 28th overall to wrap up the bowling season.
That puts an end to the North Scott winter sports seasons. Track practice starts this week, and soccer practice starts in a few weeks, as well as tennis. I will have all the sports recaps ready again after spring break.