Bobcats in the pool

The Lansing boys swim team finished in second at the IAC championships. 

The typically top-of-the-tier Lansing Bobcats didn't disappoint in the early stages of postseason play over the Feb. 10 weekend.

Down the other lake in Watkins Glen, Lansing junior wrestler Daniel Koll won a Section IV Division II championship in the 126-pound weight class, defeating Windsor’s Corey Swartz by a 2-1 decision.

The bowlers won the Section IV championship and the swim team finished second at IACs with sectionals coming this weekend.

The Bobcat swimmers finished with 340 team points, behind Waverly’s winning 351.

Odessa-Montour had 337 for third.

The 200-yard medley relay team of senior Mikey Koch, senior John Koch, senior Toby Green and junior David Pollack finished in 1:48.25 for 40 points and first place.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of the Koch brothers, sophomore Sean Ross and junior Wesley Van also finished first at 1:35.86.

John Koch won the 200-yard IM in 1:59.38 while teammates Ross and Green finished fifth and sixth, respectively, for 27 combined points.

John Koch also won the 100-yard butterfly in 52.27. Ross finished third (1:05.5). Mikey Koch earned second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 58.20.

Lansing will be at the Section IV Class C championship trials at Watkins Glen the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 15. Diving is Saturday at Elmira and the finals are Sunday at Owego.

The New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) honored Adam Heck with its Athletic Administrator of the Year award last week.

His wife, Beth, and their daughters Alexis and Madisyn proudly accepted the award on his behalf.

Of note on the other side: the Trumansburg Blue Raiders girls basketball teams, ranging all the way from travel teams to varsity, used Saturday as a day of play for a great cause. The five teams each played the visiting Whitney Point Eagles for their annual “Pink Out” and raised more than $1,153 for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Around the Lake is a weekly column in the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers

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