Saturday, February 26, 2011

Royals Run Comes To End

Sometimes, it’s the luck of the draw. And, sometimes, that draw stinks.

I don’t care what anyone says, that was a state tournament game tonight. The events at Wells Fargo Arena in 2 weeks are just a formality. Besides, Wells Fargo Arena’s got nothing on the Roundhouse.

Lynnville-Sully beat Colo-Nesco, 52-35, and they will probably go on to win the state championship. They are that good. They beat two top ten teams to get there (and why there were 3 top 10 teams in one region is beyond me, but that’s a whole other conversation), and they’ve got it all—2 good inside players over 6’5, and two really good guards, including one of the best in the state—Chase Cullen, a junior.

But this column’s not about Lynnville-Sully, its about a Colo-Nesco team that has given its community one heck of a ride. This wasn’t how it was supposed to end for this group of seniors. Back-to-back 20 win seasons, 3 substate appearances in 4 years, and a top 10 ranking are all things that cannot be taken away. The wins on the road this year against North Tama, Tripoli and Don Bosco were some of the most fun basketball games I’ve ever been to.

It hurts right now. Bad. But you’ve got to focus on the amazing things that have been accomplished in the last few years. Things to be proud of.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you CN Royals for an outstanding year! And a HUGE CONGRATS to you Seniors!! You did an amazing job! Austin- an absolutely amazing point guard! You have to lead in assists and are the best team player I've ever seen. You'd rather give up a shot & get an assist then be the top scorer - you are so fun to watch, so humble and I love the way you'd go over to the other teams bench! GREAT JOB! Bryan - you hustle, you dribble, you shoot, you're an all round good player and you have fun out there with the other players. Sometimes you seem to get in their heads and confuse them. You too are so fun to watch. You've come a long way over the past couple years. Awesome job! Brandon- what a great player, talented and how do you weave your way through so many players the way you do? Love your dunks and passion for the game. You didn't always get the ref's on your side, but you'd answer back with something in their face. You'll do great at the college level. Great job! We all will miss you three seniors and hated to see it end Sat. night. Tough loss, but hold your head up HIGH!! You accomplished great things in your highschool days playing ball!!! CONGRATS!