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b J SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District ] Thursday, January 30, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News LADY WARRIORS BASKETBALL Norwalk Warriors Page'Seven Tori VanVelzen, Kirstin Vaske and Eiyse Rice stifle Oskaloosa. Lady Warriors Early Start Falls Short Norwalk fell to Pella at home 50-25 in a conference game. The Warriors jumped out to a 7-1 lead, however, Pella chipped away to take a one point lead at the end of the quar- ter they would not give up. The final score was Pella 50, Norwalk 25. Tori Van- Velzen led Norwalk with eight points, four re- bounds, four steals and two blocks Norwalk leads the state in blocks in class 4A. Jayde Owens finished with five points and four rebounds. Sidney Logan and Elyse Rice had four points each and Rice pulled down six boards. Olivia Lucas hit Norwalk's only three-pointer. Mikay- la Jaminet finished the scoring with one. The War- riors are now 2-4 in confer- ence play. Lady Warriors Break Out Against Oskaloosa Norwalk cruised by Oskaloosa fueled by a 20- point 3rd quarter on the way to a 55-23 win. A smothering defense al- lowed only six second half points. The game was close after one with the Warriors leading 12-10. VanVelzen scored 10 of her career high 25 points in the frame. Norwalk increased the lead in the 2nd outscor- ing the Indians 11-7. Han- nah Hegland hit a pair of threes and Lucas also dropped in a basket from long distance. The War- riors charged out to a 22 point lead in the third. Hannah Poppens scored from beyond the arc twice Hannah Hoover brings the ball up the floor. Photos by Lynn Zook-Slagg. and Logan also found her range from outside. The Warriors closed the game with a 12 run holding Os- kaloosa scoreless for 10 minutes in the second half and allowing only two free throws in the fourth In addition to her career high 25 points, VanVelzen fin- ished with eight rebounds and four blocks Rice fin- ished with seven-points. Poppens and Hegland had six each. Logan contribut- ed five points. Lucas fin- ished with four. Hannah Hoover and Jaminet had one each. Shuttle Service Our Se,ices I.clude: * Tires (Sales & Tow Service Repair) - Car, Truck, Lawn, Ag. Commercial & RV Jump Start Service o Lube Oil Filter Available! - Shocks/Struts * Exhaust - Alignment Electrical & Diagnostic Work IVlon-Fri: 7:30-6t)m - Flushes Sat: 7:30-1 pill o A/C Checks & WWW. n O rwa I kti rece nter 1010 Sunset Dr H. 28 .. : ;? Norwalk, IA 502Ii  (515) 98!.4522 % SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 8th Grade Basketball Champs The 8th grade Norwalk boys basketball team recently won the Norwalk Athletic Booster Club's tournament for the fourth straight year. The team has also won tournaments this winter in West Marshall and Oskaloosa. Pictured, left to right, Row 1: Levi Lorenz, Drew Rosonke, Luke Vaske and Blake Johnson. Row 2: Coach Scott Johnson, Grant Garner, Cade Moritz, Max Hosier, Cooper Beving and Coach Matt Vaske. Photo submitted. NorWalk Wrestling Norwalk vs. Grinnell Tigers The meet at Grinnell happened despite the bliz- zard conditions. The road trip there was an adven- ture. The wrestlers from Boone turned back home. Our guys soldiered on and began at the 152 weight class. Casey Rudolf (152) started for the Warriors up against Garrett Jay (152) for the Tigers. Jay secured a fall for Grinnell getting on the board first. Next, Jesse Cowie (160) lost a major decisioned match against Grinnell's Brody Beck (160). After that, Blake Hoover (170) also lost a major decisioned match against Grinnell's Bryce Lidtka (170). This puts Grinnell ahead of Norwalk, 14-0. Dusten Saltz (182) comes out next for Norwalk and loses a decisioned match by one point against the Tigers' Julio Sanchez. Our War- riors continue to struggle to get on the board when Grinnell's Jared Keenan (195) secures a fall over our Kevin Onstot (195). Finally we get on the boar& when Trystan Minnis (220) se- cures a fall for the Warriors over Anthony Clayton (220). Grinnell pulls fur- ther ahead though when their Tanner Hoffstetter (285) secures a fall over our Ryan Kennedy (285). So once the big guys are done, Dylan Lane (106) se- cures a fall for the Warriors over Lane Milner (106) Grinnell continues to dominate the evening though when Tyler Hirl (113) loses a decisioned match against Kaiden Gosselink (113) and then the Tigers' Jevin Wyatt (120) secures a fall over Warrior wrestler Chase Fouts (120). The team scores at this point are: Norwalk 12, Grinnell 32. Alan Moore (126), for Norwalk, loses the next decisioned match against Dalton Kies (126). Then things get better for the Warriors when Zach Johnston (132), Ryley Smith (138) and Hunter England (145) all secure falls for Norwalk bringing Concluded p. 8