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\\; SCHOOL and SPC)RTIS Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District ] Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News By Calyn Thompson Norwalk High School's Sound Revolution show choir members continue their winning ways by bringing home hardware from their last two competitions. At Benton Community High School's contest Saturda Feb. 9, the group brought home the 2nd place trophy for Class 3A and finished in the top 10 overall competing against sev- Thursday, February 28, 2013 Norwalk High School Show Choir News eral metro (Class 4A) schools. At the Indianola contest held Saturda Feb. 16, the Norwalk Choir won 1st place for Class 3A. The choir's rich vocal sound continues to amaze audience members and judges. The group will travel to Emmetsburg High School for their final competition of the sason Saturday, March 2. Norwalk Show Choir To Perform Norwalk Middle School and High School Show Choir Showcase will be held Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. This is the final concert for this school year. Lady Warriors Begin Tournament Play Norwalk faced a famil- iar opponent for the first round game in the first round, Pella. The Warriors entertained the Dutch just days before to dose out the season. Pella began quick- ly, jumping out to an 8-6 first quarter lead. Both teams traded baskets in the second period and Nor- walk managed a 20-18 lead at intermission. The War- riors continued to increase the lead in the third and finished strong in the final quarter for a 47-41 win ending the Pella season. Hall VanVelzen paced Norwalk with 16 pdints followed by sister Tori VanVelzen with 12. Devin Brown added 11, Paige Lammers, Sidney Logan, Elyse Rice and Jenn Ville- gas all chipped in two each. Saturday, Feb. 16, the Warriors earned a trip to Winterset, the 12th rankecl team in 4A. The Huskies jumped out to a 9-0 lead before the Warriors got on track with its offense. Nor- walk cut the lead to 9-6 when a Winterset guard hit a comer three at the buzzer for a 12-6 lead. Scoring continued to be a struggle for both teams against the defenses and the Huskies took an 18-9 advantage into the locker room. Norwalk trimmed the lead to five points go- ing into what would be a wild fourth quarter. The Warriors took a 30-28 lead on a Lammers three and Winterset tied it up at the free throw line. The Hus- kies took a one up lead only to be tied by H. Van- Velzen at the free throw "line. H. VanVelzenagain tied it at 33 forcing the first overtime. Jaycie Owens tied the game in overtime at 37 and then Norwalk took a 39-37 lead when H. VanVelzen put back a missed shot. Lammers again connected for a three to put the Warriors up 42- 40. T. VanVelzen added a free throw, and with 10 seconds left, Lammers was fouled and stepped to the line and drained two more for a 45-42 lead. The Hus- kies took the ball the length of the floor and hit a three-pointer at the buzz- er to extend the game. In the second overtime, Win- terset hit another three and added three more at the free throw line. Lammers again hit from beyond the arc to bring the Warriors closer. With seven seconds left Norwalk's T. Van- Velzen tipped and recov- ered the inbounds pass and passed the ball out away from the baseline, but the Warriors without any time'-outs were unable to get a shot off and the game ended 51-48 Winter- set, ending the Warriors' season. Lammers led Nor- walk with 20 points in- cluding six three-pointers. H. VanVelzen finished the game with 19. T. Van- Velzen had four, Brown three and Owens two. The seniors played their hearts out but in the end, time ran out on their state appear- ance hopes. 8th Grade Boys Basketball Takes 1st Place Photos submitted. Boys 8th Grade Basketball team takes 1st place at the Knoxville tournament. Con- gratulations, boys! Pictured, left to right, Row 1: Carter Gornick, Nick Eltj es, Kolton Arnold, Andrew Mellencamp. Row 2: Jake Endres, Chris Bowles, Trent Moritz, Jacob Connelly and Kason Crall. Coaches are Julie Endres and Scott Eltjes. Photo submitted.