Winter sports and activities overview

Emma Pulaski

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Beyond the Game
December 17, 2018

The bowling team will travel to Great Bend on Feb. 23 to compete in regionals. The team competed in both matches and triangulars during the regular season.

Boys basketball
With substate beginning on Feb. 28, the boys basketball team has been preparing physically and mentally in every practice. They will have a chance to participate in the state championship in Topeka, depending on their performance during substate and quarterfinals. “It’s just kind of preparing ourselves differently because of different opponents,” junior Damarius Peterson said. “I really do think that we’re going to get far.”

The wrestling team traveled to Valley Center to compete in regionals on Feb. 16. To prepare for the important upcoming tournaments, they had two practices each day for a week. The regular season ended with a team record of 3-3.

Boys swimming
Members of the boys swim team traveled to Topeka to participate in the state championship on Feb. 16. The 200 free relay was one of the events that seniors Ryan Hirsh, Ethan Torres, sophomore James Tyrell and freshman Creed Ekerberg qualified in.

After a successful season, debate has began to participate in out-of-state tournaments during the off-season to continue to compete. They traveled to Moore Okla. for the first out-of-state tournament. “It keeps us in practice and it makes sure that we’re still debating even though the season has ended for most people,” senior Kenton Fox said.

Girls basketball
The girls basketball team will compete in substate on March 1 with the opponent and place to be determined. Depending on how they do, they will move on to quarterfinals and the state championship taking place the next week. “If we all come together and play how we know we can play then [we will make it far],” senior Savannah Simmons said. “When someone does something or someone is down, [we have to] pick them back up and get back on the same page.”