For the 7th year in a row, the North girls golf team will be competing at the state meet.
"It's so cool," said North Junior Faith Johnson. "We have a really strong team and I know that we've been preparing for this moment and we've all worked really hard. We're just so excited to be back."
"It's awesome to be able to have your name behind such a good program and such good people," said North Junior Reagan Sohn. "We have a lot of really good support."
"We just have a great group of girls here," said North Junior Chloe Johnson. "Not only athletically, but as just people and it's great to continue this legacy at North."
At this past weekend's regional, the team posted a score of 301, which was 15 strokes ahead of the second place finisher.
"We are back 9 players so getting off the front 9 being tied with Columbus North was a little bit different for us, especially because we are used to being first at regionals," said Chloe Johnson. "We really just pushed on the back 9 and we able to get some birdies, where Columbus North was bogeying and paring so that helped us get ahead."
"We all knew that it was kind of close," said Sohn. "Our coach came up to us and said, "get some pars" and I think that's when we all turned it on and started playing our game."
"We started making pars," said North Head Girls Golf Coach Ken Wempe. "I thought we were forcing a few at the front side and I don't know if it was trying to make birdies or if we were trying too hard to make a birdie. But I think we finally got into playing Husky golf which is of course to make pars."
For a team that has won 4 state titles, including a three peat, simply making it to state is not enough, especially after a second place finish a year ago.
"We know that we definitely have more competition this year," said North Junior Destynie Sheridan. "Going back up, they're all expecting to win and now we have to put 10 times more work in this time than we did last year."
"We definitively have a lot of motivation," said Faith Johnson. "We definitely know what it takes to win and what it takes to lose. So I think if we just play our game we'll definitely be up there in the running for first."