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I Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Thursday, February 21, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven NHS Activities By Al Lammers, Athletic Director Warrior Fans: It was a great week to be a Warrior Fan as a number of successes were achieved in particular by the Warrior Wrestling program and the Warrior Basketball Team. Congratulations to Grant Harbour, Keaton Moret, Anthony Huse, Carter Schmidt, Tristin Duncan, and Nick Heckart. All six qualified for the upcoming state wrestling meet. In addition, the Norwalk Warrior Boys Basketball Team claimed the outright Little Hawkeye Conference championship with a win over Dallas Center Grimes. Not only did the Warriors capture the conference title but it was also the 300th victory in Coach Chris Larson's coaching career, all at Norwalk. Congratulations to the team and Coach Larson. The winter season (and the weather, hopefully) is winding down as post season play begins with the state wrestling tournament, the state qualifying bowling meet, and the Warrior girls basketball team beginning regional play. Best of luck to all of our Warriors as we advance into post season play. Bowling: The Norwalk Warriors traveled to Oskaloosa for a seven team tournament. The Warrior boys got off to a good start, but failed to gain momentum as the tournament progressed. Sophomore Kelab Danks led the Warrior charge in the first round rolling a 331 two game series. Danks and Freshman Dalton Stoffel led the Warriors in the baker games by both going 9 strikes and spares out of 10 frames. Boys Results: Oskaloosa 3120; Pella 2937; Newton 2845; Bondurant-Farrar 2651; Knoxville 2592; Pella Christian 2412; and Norwalk 2365. The Warrior girls team also got off to a good start, but struggled to gain momentum much like their male counterparts. Freshman Macie Sylvester led the Warrior charge by bowling an impressive 303 two game series. Sylvester also led the Warriors in the baker games throwing eight strikes and spares out of 10 frames. Girls Results: Newton 2494; Oskaloosa 2240; Bondurant-Farrar 2210; Knoxville 2200; Norwalk 1980; Pella Christian 1774; and Pella 980. Boys Basketball: The Warriors put themselves in a position to be outright Little Hawkeye Conference champions, and as they have done all season, they stepped up when it meant the most, securing an outright Little Hawkeye Conference championship defeating DCG 74-56. Not only did it secure a qonference championship but it was also the 300th career victory for Head Coach Chris Larson, whose career spans 22 years, all at Norwalk. His career record now stands at 300-207. Congratulations to both the team and Coach Larson. The road to the conference championship however was not an easy road as the Warriors were forced to play four conference games in six days starting with a visit to Pella Christian for an always arduous task of defeating the Eagles on their home court but Norwalk was able to grind out a hard fought 59-50 confer.ence win over the Eagles. Junior Bowen Born dropped in a team high 30 points while Jr. Tyler Johnsonaided the effort with 17. Another related postponement with Grinnell forced the Warriors to travel to take on the Tigers and rolled to an easy 66- 39 conference victory. Senior Tyler Endres posted a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds while Born led the scoring with 19 points and Johnson had 11. The Warriors pulled away from DCG in the second half after trailing at the half 33-30 and outscoring the Mustangs 46-24. Born lead the Warriors by scoring a team high 26 points while Endres assisted in the win with 15 points and Jr. Scott Anderson had 13 securing the conference championship. Norwalk traveled to Osky for a makeup matinee with the Indians in a conference game that had no significant impact on the conference /standings and unfortunately the Indians were the better team on this particular Saturday as they rolled the Warriors 68-47 in a game in which the Warriors could only muster 17 points in the second half after trailing at the half 35-30. Norwalk finishes the conference season with a 12-2 record and 16-4 overall on the season with one game to play. Norwalk will host ADM in the final game of the regular season. Sub-state brackets have been released and the Warriors will be the #1 seed in Sub-State 7. They will open tournament play as they host the #8 seed Clarke of Osceola Indians. Girls Basketball: The Warriors also had a very busy week as they also played four games in six days all of were conference games to complete the LHC season. The Warriors picked up their most impressive road win of the year over Pella Christian as they avenged a 16 point loss earlier in the season with a 47-43 win over the Eagles. Senior Gianna Bet|izzi scored a season and career high 22 points and Freshmen Jo Jo Bice added 13 points in the win. Norwalk traveled to GrinnelL to take on the conference champion Tigers and they proved why they are the #3 ranked team in Class 4A as they easily "- defeated the Warriors 70-22. Norwalk looked to avenge an earlier conference loss to DCG but a quick start to the game by the Fillies proved to be too much for the Warriors to overcome as they fell 65-40. Bellizzi once again led the Warriors with 14 pts. Norwalk then traveled to Oskaloosa for their final conference and regular season game of the year and for a second time in the week avenged an earlier loss by handily defeating the Indians 53-42. Bellizzi once again was the leading scorer with 14 points while Bice had 13 and Sr. Hannah Eltjes dropped in a season high 11. Norwalk finishes the year with a 6- 15 overall record and were 4-10 in conference play. Regional pairings have been released by the IGHSAU and Norwalk will travel to Knoxville to take on the , Panthers in their first round game. Swimming: Congratulations to Norwalk swimmers Logan Neifert, Will Bennett, and Shaun Slycord for competing in the 2019 state swim meet in Iowa City. All three swimmers helped set a new school record in the 200 free relay while finishing top 16 in the state. Bennet and Slycord also helped set the third fastest 400 free relay in school history while finishing top 18 at the state meet. Great work guys! Wrestling: The Warriors began postseason competition with regional team duals at WDSM Valley with high hopes of qualifying for their first ever state dual team appearance and a first round convincing win over Lewis Central, 42-26 setting up a match with Valley for a berth in the State Duals. Unfortunately for the Warriors two duals in a three hour time period was hard to overcome as they fell to the Tigers 42-22. Norwalk finished the year with a 19-4 overall dual season record. The Warriors then turned their attention to the district tournament with a high degree of optimism in a very competitive district and the Warriors had a very successful day as six Warriors qualified for the State Individual Tournament. Senior Nate Heckart at 220 lbs. was crowned the district champion while Grant Harbour at l131b Jr. Keaton Moret at 120 lbs Sr. Carter Schmidt at 152 lbs Sr. Anthony Huse at 160 lbs and Soph. Tristan Duncan at 170 lbs. were all runner- up champions, qualifying for this week's state meet. Congratulations and best of luck to these six wrestlers atthe state meet. Preschool Options in Norwalk An upcoming event is being planned for Norwalk families to learn about preschool options: An Open House of preschool programs will be held Tuesday, February 26th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The universal preschool partnership preschool programs (Norwalk Christian Academy, Serendipity, Crayons2Pencils, Lil Hands Big Dreams, and Oviatt Preschool) will host open houses where you can visit each program to see their facilities, meet staff, and have questions answered, You are welcome to visit one or all. We have scheduled a "snow day" for Thursday, Feb. 28th from 5-7 p.m. if weather is not cooperating on the 26th. INDOOR TURF SPACE FOR RENT Indoor turf space available for rent in the Norwalk/Prole area. 60'x55' insulated, heated, professional astroturf. 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