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,IP SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors L Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, February 26, 2015 NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers The PTO is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to assist in funding a new playground for Lakewood El- ementary. See inserts in this issue. Boys Bowling The Warriors got off to a good start in the Little Hawkeye Conference tournament. Senior Eddie Hol- land continued to do well in Oskaloosa by shooting a team high two game series of 414. The Warriors had some trouble gaining some momentum in the baker games and could not gain any ground on the front run- ner Newton. Freshman Caleb Bangs led the Warrior ef- forts in the baker games with a perfect 10 strikes and spares out of 10 frames. The Warriors finished in 2nd place with a 2,612. 1. Newton 2,827 2. Norwalk 2,612 3. Oskaloosa 2,437 4. Pella Christian 2,337 Girls Bowling The Lady Warriors got off to a slow start, but rallied after the first game in round on e. Senior co-captakn Emily Kawano led the Warriors with a fine series of 310. The Lady Warriors found the going tough in the baker games. Senior Ashley Coughennower led the Lady Warriors by rolling eight strikes and spares out of 14 frames. The Lady Warriors finished with a score of 2,102. 1. Newton 2,543 2. Oskaloosa 2,352 3. Norwalk 2,102 4. Pella Christian 1,711 Boys Basketball The Warriors got into the win column as they won a pair of Little Hawkeye Conference games and secured a second place conference finish. The Warriors traveled to Oskaloosa and dispatched of a pesky Indian's team 54-46. Senior Baylee Steele had 17 points and junior Michael Geistler had 16 to lead the Warriors. Norwalk outscored Osky 25-12 in the 4th quarter to secure the victory. Norwalk hosted the Newton Cardinals in their final conference game of the season on Senior Night and put forth perhaps their best defensive effort of the year as they handled the Cardinals 66-34. Senior Carter Albrecht and junior Matt Guessford both had 12 points to lead a balanced attack. The Warriors will finish the regular season schedule with a pair of non-conference home games against ADM and Indianola, hoping to improve their current overall record of 13-6. District pairings have bee n released by the IHSAA and the War- riors traveled to Carlisle and played Knoxville. The win- ner then played the winner of the second game between Carlisle and Winterset. Little Hawkeye Conference Boys Standings (Final) Pella 10-2, DCG 9-3, Norwalk 9-3, Grinnell 6-6, Pella Christian 5-7, Newton 2-9, Oskaloosa 1-10 Girls Basketball The Warriors will carry a three game winning streak into regional play after a pair of Little Hawkeye Con- ference wins to conclude their regular season schedule. The Warriors traveled to Osk5 and for the second time this year, defeated the Indians by a score of 51-41 after taking a 32-18 lead at the half. Three Warriors reached double figures with junior Tori VanVelzen leading the way with 16 points, freshman Miranda Hughes 13 points and junior Shelby Nelson had 11. The Warriors closed the conference and regular season schedule hosting the Newton Cardinals on Senior Night. It was a successful end to the season as the Warriors came away with a 48- 37 victory over the Cardinals, thanks in part to a 26-14 halftime lead. Norwalk will now turn their attention to regional play when the Warriors travel to Creston to take on the Panthers. Wr6stling The Warriors completed their season, competing in the regional dual tournament and then the district quali- fying meet. In the dual tournament, the Warriors fell to Lewis Central of Council Bluffs, 45-31. The Warriors traveled to Ankeny Centennial to compete in the indi- vidual district toumament and, unfortunately, did not come away with any state qualifiers. Norwalk com- pleted the season as regular season Little Hawkeye Con- ference champions and with a 19-3 overall dual record. Swimming Congratulations to swimmers Christian Belden and Tyler Whitehead who swim as part of the Lincoln Boys Swim Team, for competing in the state meet in Marshalltown. Both relay teams that qualified for state dropped their times and moved up in the state rankings. Both relays rank in the top five all time at Lincoln High School. Safe Cars For Teens (NAPS)--Many teens aren't driving the safest cars, accord- ing to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The metal instrument Here are some dos and don'ts _ used in shoe stores to rnea- to help put your teen in the sure feet is called the safest ride possible: Brannock device. 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LADY WARRIORS BASKETBALL The Lady Warriors won their second consecutive game by beating Oskaloosa again on the road. The Indi- ans scored the first bucket of the game, but that would be the only time they would have the lead. Shae Campbell started the scoring and Miranda Hughes then gave the Warriors a lead they would not relinquish. Norwalk was up five after the first quarter and led by 14 at the break. Oskaloosa was able to keep it close as the Warriors had their lowest production at the free- throw line, shooting 44 percent and going 15 of 34. Still the offense managed to stay ahead of the Indians. Tori VanVelzen led the Warriors with her sixth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and ripping down 14 rebounds. Hughes was next with 13 points. Shelby Nelson finished with 11. Campbell ended the game with nine. Hannah Poppens and Jaycie Owens chipped in one each. Norwalk is now 3-8 in Little Hawkeye Conference play. Lady Warriors Close Regular Season With Win Norwalk hosted conference foe Newton on Senior Night and won the game 48-37 to finish the regular sea- son in a fifth place fie in the Little Hawkeye Confer- ence. Campbell led the effort with 12 points before leav- ing the game early with an injury. VanVelzen had 11 points. Hughes finished with nine. Owens and Nelson chipped in six each. Gabby Grove, returning from an injur35 ended the game with four points. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285 -4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406