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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 8, 2018 NHS Activities By Al Lammers, Athletic Director Congratulations to the Norwalk Wrestling Team added 14, Sophomore Bowen Born and Senior Daniel as they secured the Little Hawkeye Conference Geistler chipped in with 10 apiece. Vaske's 17 points regular season and conference tournament pushed his career point total to 1,381 and now championships. They have had a great season and becomes the all-time leading scorer in Norwalk are very deserving of being twice conference Warrior Basketball history. The Warriorsrebounded champions. A big congratulations to Senior Luke from their loss to Indianola with a convincing 87-61 Vaske as his 17 points against Indianola pushed his victory over the Pella Christian Eagles at home. total career scoring mark to 1381 points to become Vaske poured in a team high 27 points and Endres Norwalk's boys basketball all-time scoring leader, added 14. Senior Blake Johnson had 11 points and surpassing 2009 graduate Alex Door, who totaled Sophomore Tyler Johnson contributed 10. Norwalk 1380 points. Congratulations Luke. put the game away in the 3rd quarter busting out We want to remind all students that you must for 31 points to extend their halftime lead of 39-25 physically show your student activity pass to be and never looked back as they defeated the Eagles allowed entrance to an event. If you do not have your 87-61. The Warriors are now 14-2 on the regular pass, you will need to pay the $5 admission. Students season and 8-2 in conference play. Norwalk will travel are also reminded that you are not allowed to leave to Pella to take on the Dutch, and then host and re-enter an event once you have gained conference leader Oskaloosa. District assignments admission. All warrior fans are reminded that all have been released and the following schools will be passes whether they are family, adult, student, or competing with Norwalk for a state tournament retirement must physically be shown to gain berth, Ballard, Boone, DCG, Gilbert, Nevada, North admission to any event. Passes as a picture on a Polk, and Winterset. District pairings will be phone will NOT be accepted, determined next week. Bowling: The Norwalk Warriors bowling team Girls Basketball: The Warriors split a pair of traveled to Pella to take on the Eagles of Pella conference games falling to a very talented Indianola Christian, and the scoring proved to be hard on the team, but rebounded to pick up a win against Pella conditions at Excit-A-Bowl in Pella. For the boys, Christian and then traveled to North Polk for an senior Nick Greenwood led the Warriors in round 1 afternoon non-conference tilt that did not favor the with a 362 two game series. The Warriors struggled Warriors. Indianola proved to be an overwhelming in the baker games, but bowted well enough to win matchup for the Warriors in a county and conference the match. Sophomore L6gafi Duffy led the Warri0rs ma tchup as the Indians defeated the Warriors 61- by going 6 strikes and spares out of 10 frames. Boys Results: Norwalk 2,192, Pella Christian 2,140. For the girls, the Warriors also found the going tough as the Pella Christian girls bowled their best games of the year so far. Junior Tori Johnson led the Warriors with an impressive 266. two game series. The Warriors bowled well in the'baker games but could not keep up with the Eagles: Junior Cheyenne Van Gundy led the Warriors by going 7 strikes and spares out of 10 flames. Girls Results: Pella Christian 2,053, Norwalk 1,603. Norwalk will travel to the Merle Hay Lanes for their State Qualifying match on February 13. DSM Hoover, DSM North, and Urbandale are also competing in this 2A state qualifying match. Boys Basketball: The Warriors split a pair of Little Hawkeye Conference games as they traveled to Indianola hoping to make a sweep of the two game regular season conference series but unfortunately Indianola would outscore Norwalk in the second half 42-30 for a 66-62 upset of the Warriors, Four Warriors scored in double figures led by Senior Luke Vaske who totaled 17 points, while Junior Tyler Endres 36. Senior Miranda Hughes was Norwalk's leading scorer with 10 points while Freshmen Bren Moritz added eight. The Warriors hosted Pella Christian and played perhaps their most complete game of the year as they avenged an earlier 20 plus defeat to the Eagles with a 46-37 victory. Norwalk jumped out to a 15-2 1st quarter lead that would hold up for the rest of the game. Hughes led the Warriors with 16 Points while Moritz dropped in 10. The Warriors took on the 13-3 Comets and fell behind early and often as North Polk jumped out to a commanding 24-4 first quarter lead and would not seriously be threatened the rest of the game as they would go on to an easy 61-27 win over the Warriors. Hughes led the Warriors with 10 points while Senior Shea Campbell and Freshman Jayden Lammers each contributed with five points respectively. Norwalk will travel to Pella and then play host to Oskaloosa in a pair of Little Hawkeye Conference games. Wrestling: The Norwalk Warrior Wrestling team proved their Little Hawkeye Conference dominance as they claimed both the Little Hawkeye Conference regular season and conference tournament championships. The Warriors traveled to Indianola seeking to claim an outright championship against the 5-1 Indians and Norwalk proved to be worthy as they defeated Indianola in convincing fashion 51-23. Winning by fall for the Warriors were: Grant Harbour (106), Austin Brenizer (113), Keaton Moret (120), Landon Card (126), Cade Schmidt (132), Carter Schmidt (138), Anthony Huse (160), and Drake Leek (220). Norwalk hoped to extend the conference superiority as they traveled to Pella for the Little Hawkeye Conference tournament. Norwalk would put an exclamation point on the season as all 14 wrestlers placed with 8 finalists and five champions. Conference champions included: Grant Harbour (106), Keaton Moret (120), Carter Schmidt (138), Jack Livingston (170), and Drake Leek (220). Team results were as follows: 1st Norwalk with 228 pts 2nd DCG with 199 pts 3rd Indianola with 173.5 pts 4th Grinnell with 141.5 pts 5th Newton with 129 pts 6th Pella with 94 pts and 7th Oskaloosa with 83 pts. Post season assignments have also been determined, and for the fourth year in a row the Warriors have qualified for the regional dual tournament by basis of their 13th dual ranking. Norwalk will travel to Waukee for a first round dual with Iowa City West who is ranked 19th. The winner will then take on Waukee for a berth in the state dual tournament. On Saturday, February 10 Norwalk will again travel to Waukee for the district tournament along with Ankeny, Carroll, CB Abe Lincoln, CB Thomas Jefferson, Glenwood, Perry, and Waukee. Additional Athletic / Activities News: The Norwalk jazz bands performed at the IHSMA State Jazz Festival. Jazz I earned a division I rating, the 17th consecutive division I rating for Norwalk Jazz I and their 5th consecutive as a 4A jazz band. The Jazz I band will work with college professors at the Urbandale Jazz Colloquium and their next competition will be at the Indianola Jazz Encounter on February 17th at Indianola High School. Large Group Speech had nine groups competing in the district contest at DSM Roosevelt, and four of those groups are moving on to state at Waukee All of those groups who qualified for state participated in the improv category. The groups are as follows: Joe Fitzgerald, Laura Stefan, Braden Daniels; Seth Fox, Joe Puente, Olivia Campbell, Evan Voogd; Sophie Adams, Caelyn Ward-Loffredo, Josh Nelson, Noah Schumacher; and Trystin Heinold, Natalie Martin, Will Reeves. Best of luck in your state competition. Registration Still Open for College Scholarship Pi.ogram Registration is ongoing for a scholarship that offers Iowa high school seniors a chance to receive one of 30 scholarships worth $2,000 each for college while learning important financial literacy skills. In addition, each recipient's high school will receive a corresponding $500 award. Nearly 3,000 students have registered for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship so far, with 40% of those having already completed the required steps to qualify for consideration. More than two weeks remains for high school seniors to register at www.iowaStudentLoan.org/ SeniorScholarship. Registration closes February 16th. Iowa Student Loan will award $2,000 scholarships to 30 students who complete two online financial literacy tutorials and score highest on a related assessment. Registered students also receive emails highlighting financial literacy tips, such as the importance of early career and college planning and ways to reduce student loan indebtedness. "The goal of this program is to educate as many of our college-bound students as we can about ways to reduce borrowing before they may need a student loan," said Steve McCullough, president and CEO of Iowa Student Loan. The Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship is open to legal U.S. citizens who are residents of Iowa; are seniors at an Iowa high school during the 2017-2018 school year; and intend to attend college in fall 2018. It is a no- purchase-required program, and full rules and details are available at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship. Iowa Students Help Save Lives with Art This month, local students will work to save lives by raising awareness of a silent killer prevalent in Iowa, radon gas. The American Lung Association in Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, calls on students across the state to help raise awareness for radon through the annual Radon Poster and Video Contests. January was Radon Action Month, a time to remind people to take action to protect themselves from the colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. In Iowa, as many as five in seven homes has elevated levels of radon and an estimated 400 deaths per year in Iowa are caused by radon induced lung cancer. Students within the ages of 9-14 can submit a self-made poster that will increase public awareness of radon and encourage others to test their homes. Winners will receive cash prizes up to $300. Posters are due March 1st. Guidelines and an entry form are available online at http://www.lung.org/local-content/iowa/ our initiatives/iowa radon.poster.contest.html. In addition, the Lung Association launched the next Iowa High School Radon Video Contest. Iowa high school students and classes can create a one-minute public service announcement or commercial to also raise awareness and encourage testing. Cash prizes reach up to $600. Videos must be submitted via email by March 8th. Guidelines and more information are available online at http://www.lung.org/local-content/iowa/our-initiatives/iowa-radon-video- contest.html. For more information about the contests, you may contact Stephanie Huber, Environmental Programs Manager for the Lung AssoCiation, at 217-718-6692.