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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 30, 2015 -m: "-s~t Congratulations to the Norwalk male and female athletes who have quali- fied to compete in the high school portion of the Drake Relays this year. Congratulations to senior Sam Steenhoek who has been nominated as this year's Gatorade Player of the Year in Iowa. We are always in need of volun- teers at any of our home track meets. If you are in- terested in assisting, con- tact the Norwalk Athletic/ Activities Office for de- tails. Boys Soccer The number one ranked Warriors, in Class 2A, con- tinue through a rugged stretch of their Class 3A- dominated schedule and continue to prove their ranking. The Warriors picked up their second Little Hawkeye Confer- ence wins by defeating DCG 4-1. They then hosted the state's number one ranked team in Class 3A, the Johnston Dragons, and although the Warriors played well the Dragons proved to be just a bit bet- ter, handing the Warriors their first loss of the sea- son, 2-0. Norwalk traveled to WDSM Valley for a matchup against two more 3A schools and split the pair. The Warriors fell to CR Kennedy in the first game, 1-0, in a shootout and then defeated DSM Hoover 1-0. Girls Soccer The Lady Warriors had a long week as they started off by playing conference rival DCG at home. Fresh- man Halie Reznik was able to rebound a missed pen- alty kick and give the as- sist to junior Miki Schmidt's fourth goal of the season. Despite the great effort, Norwalk fell to DCG 3-1. The second game of the week took the Warriors to soon-to-be Little Hawkeye Confer- ence Indianola. Freshman Ally Gideon came off the bench and helped the War- riors tie the game 1-1 in the second half. After a hard- fought 80 minutes and two 10-minute overtimes, the Warriors ended up in a shootout. Indianola was able to secure the victory with four goals to the War- riors" two. The week ended with Norwalk hosting the ADM Tigers. The Tigers came out strong and scored a quick goal in the first half, followed by a made penalty kick. Start- ing the second half behind by two, the Warriors dug in their heels and denied the Tigers from any extra points. Senior Goalkeeper Claire Hoyt defended the net well and had an im- pressive 17 saves. Despite a well-fought second hall the Warriors fell to the Ti- gers 2-0. Boys Tennis Norwalk dropped a pair of matches in non- conference action, falling to Ballard of Huxley 7-4 and then dropping an 11- 0 matchup to Boone. Gifts Tennis The girls' tennis team competed in two meets and went 0-2. The War- riors fell to Pella Christian, 8-3. Senior Taya Downs and freshman Nicole Alexander earned singles wins for Norwalk. At No. 5 doubles, freshmen Emma Tollefson and Madison Thielen earned their first varsity win in a third set super tiebreaker. Norwalk then traveled to DM Roosevelt and fell 11- 0 to the Roughriders. Girls Track The Norwalk track team returned to the track the week of April 13 after a week off due to rain and cold. The team opened the week participating in the Norwalk Coed meet. The Lady Warriors made a lot of improvement from their previous meets. They fin- ished 6th out of 9 teams for the night. A small group of athletes traveled to New- ton to compete and try to qualify for Drake Relays. The Lady Warriors again accomplished improved times and had a great out- ing. Talia Zook had a great night breaking her own school record with a dis- cus throw Of 124'4". Con- gratulations to Talia Zook NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers I and Tori VanVelzen for Discus-lst, Talia Zook,Ashley Williams, Torie iams, Shae Campbell, qualifying for the Drake 109'07"; High Jump-lst,LaQuette, Megan Adams, LeQuatte, Anderson, 53.43 Relays. Zook competed in Tori VanVelzen, 5' 3"; Kiley Westhoff, 1:10.68; Top Newton Results the discus throw and 100m H-lst, Jessica Distance Med.-3rd, Clare High Jump-2nd, VanVelzen competed in VanZuuk, 16.62; 400H- Anderson, Taylor Adams,VanVelzen, 5'; Discus-3rd, the high jump. 2nd, Jaycie Owens, 1:11.12; Owens, Kennedy Scallon,Zook, 124-04; 100M H-4th, Top 3 results from Shuttle Hurdle-2nd, 4:41.63; 4xl00-3rd, Will- VanZuuk, 17.18 Norwalk Coed BOYS GOLF ACTIVITIES Norwalk team at Newton Tyler Landstrum See story p. 10 Carter Albrecht. Photos submitted.