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SCHOOL and SPORTS Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 4, 2010 NHS Bowling Norwalk's bowling team traveled to Monroe, to compete in a Little Hawkeye Conference tourney at Mustang Lanes. Lane conditions were tough and affected scores for all. The Warriors relied upon their spare making abilities to come away with another conference tournament victory. The Warriors were led by lefty Aaron Brunner with a tourney leading two game total of 446 and a 225 high game. Brunner's two-game-series was 63 pins better than his near- est competitor's scores. Lincoln Henry, Cody Frazer, Kyle Brown, Matt Webb and Justin Lamb all bowled around their aver- ages. Senior Frazer led the Warriors in the baker games by being a perfect seven-out-of-seven in strikes and spares. Brunner and Webb also pitched in by being eight- of-10. Norwalk shot a pair of 194s for their baker high games. Norwalk's score of 2,580 led the tourney, ahead of Knoxville's 2,304 and Pella Christian's 2,145. The Lady Warriors also found lane conditions tough going, but still man- aged to come away with a third place finish. Fresh- man Kayle Sheets led the Lady Warriors with a fine two game total of 268. Chelsea Frazer, Katie Hall and Katie Leverman all bowled around their aver- ages. Frazer led the Lady Warriors in the baker games by being six strikes and spares out of 10 frames. The boys continued to stay undefeated in their season with an 8-0 mark in conference play and an 11 - 0 overall record. The Lady Warriors have a 3-6 mark in conference play, with an overall record of 3-11. LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunda3, 1-5 p.m. Closed Sundays (?vInoml Day-lcrr Day) Lady Warriors Tame Tigers The Norwalk Lady Warriors basketball team played Grinnell on a quick turn-around game having played the Tigers Friday, Jan. 22. Same result, differ- ent score as the Warriors prevailed, 38-33. Norwalk took control of the game in the first half with a narrow 5-4 lead at the end of one quarter. The Warriors pushed the lead to 19-16 at the break when Paige Lammers hit from long-range twice. Norwalk held the lead in the third quarter with Megan Patava and Hali VanVelzen at the free- throw line combining for eight points. Senior Makenzie Reed found Lyndsey Pritchard in the comer and Pritchard connected for a 24-20 edge. In the final period of play, Grinnell battled back and took the lead twice. Reed scored half her points in the fourth quarter, helping Norwalk to regain the lead. With 38 seconds to play, Patava hit the front end of a one-and-one and the lead was, 36-33. VanVelzen put the game out of reach with 10.5 sec- onds and hit both free throws for the win. Patava was the leading scorer with nine points. VanVelzen finished with eight. Reed and Lammers finished with six each. Brianna McAninch ended the game with three points, Tori Mateer, Pritchard and Taylor Welden chipped in two each. Devin Brown and Shelby Seibert also saw playing time and helped contain Grinnell. The Lady Warriors are now 9-7 overall and 5-4 in Little Hawkeye Confer- ence play. "This was a big win," Coach Steve Wermerskirchen told the girls. "It puts us right be- hind Pella Christian who is 6-4 and we have a chance to get to third place in the conference. This should be our goal for now." Lady Warriors Fall to South Tama South Tama visited Norwalk Friday, Jan. 29 Continued p. 9 Norwalk Competes at the 1-35 Tournament Saturday, Jan. 23, was an action-packed day for the Warrior Wrestling team as they traveled south to Tlcuro to compete at the annual Rich Gray Tournament. The Warriors had junior varsity grap- plers step up to compete in the tournament due to in- juries and conflicts with show choir members. Norwalk finished fifth out of 15 teams in team scor- ing. Evan Reynolds (103) and Tyler Thompson (Hwt) both represented Norwalk in championship matches. Reynolds came up short by one in triple overtime to place second and Thompson won by two in his triple overtime match to earn the cham- pion medal. Other place finishers for the Warriors were third place, Kyle Coates (125), Jon Cortez (135); fifth place, Zach Cowie (119); sixth place, Trey Castle (140), Cory Ogle (152), Zach Elliott (160), Alex Landgrebe (189) and Hunter Reid (215). Norwalk Wrestlers Compete at Winterset Tuesday, Jan. 26, the Norwalk Wrestling team traveled to Winterset to compete in three dual matches against confer- ence foe Oskaloosa Indi- ans, wrestling power- house Ballard and the Huskies from Winterset. The first match of the night was a conference match up between Oskaloosa and Norwalk. The Warriors beat the In- dians 44-29. Starting at 130 lbs., John Cortez won by forfeit, Tyler Stanley won by forfeit, Zack Miller and Brandon Britt both lost by fall, Cory Ogle lost a tough decision 11-3. Zach Elliott reversed the tide with an 8-7 victory by decision. Blair Cooper pinned his opponent. Alex Landgrebe and Hunter Reid were both defeated by their In- dian opponents. Tyler Th- ompson won by forfeit as well as Austin Pierangeli. Christian Ogle pinned his opponent. Zach Cowie came up short losing an 11-4 decision and Kyle Coates ended the match with a 20-4 technical fall victory. The second match of the night was between Norwalk and Ballard. Norwalk knew competing against the 2009 Class 2A Dual Team State Champi- ons would be tough com- petition. Ballard had nine state place winners and of them fiv6 were crowned state champions at the 2009 State Tournament. Ballard beat Norwalk 64- 14. Winning for the War- riors were seniors Coates by a 21-10 major decision over Ryan Sills and Th- ompson by an 8-0 major decision over Clinton Eichinger. Matt Gustin won by forfeit in the 119 lb. weight class. The final match of the night was against the" Winterset Huskies. Norwalk pinned their way to a 72-12 victory over the Huskies. Winning by pin for the Warriors were Christian Ogle, Cowie, Cortez, Miller, Britt, Cory Ogle, Elliott, Cooper and Landgrebe. Reid and Th- ompson both had forfeits. "Sweet 16" Feb. 7 Happy Birthday V Kristi Love, Mom, Dad, . Kelli & Kandi I Through Crossroads Church Norwalk www.2thecrossroads.com 515-287-8580 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *COMMUNITY STATE BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. 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