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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News I NHS CROSS COUNTRY- EXPECTING GREAT THINGS A new school year is upon us and the Fall Sports Sea- son is kicking off to a great start. The cross country team has the highest number of athletes in a very long time. There are 56 total runners with 28 participating on the girls team and 28 participating on the boys team. We had to say goodbye to some very talented seniors last year. Kit Anderson, a four-time state qualifier, will be taking his running talents to Northwest Missouri State. Megan Patava, a three-time state qualifier, will be attending the University of Northern Iowa. Also among the departing seniors were Austin Dermody, Luke Kordick, Brandon Britt and Nick Adams. This year's boys and girls teams are being led by 17 seniors. Among those 17 seniors we have four return- ing varsity letter winners: Alexa Berkenpas, Madison Coons, Olivia Bratt and Marcus Johnson. On the boys team we will also be looking for senior leadership from veterans Alex Kluesner, Brad Chase and Nick Eginoire. The boys team will be looking at some of their younger returning letter winners to step up and fill the open spots left by Anderson and Dermody. Tanner Riccelli, a junior, was among the top of the boys team last season. Also, joining Riccelli among the top are sophomores Chance Sauer and Salem Hildebrandt. "Riccelli and Sauer are such smooth runners. They make running three miles look so effortless. They are solid, strong athletes that a lot of people are going to be talk- ing about. And Hildebrandt looks great coming into this season. He is in amazing running shape and is ready to prove some things this year. It's going to be fun watch- ing these three throughout the season," said Head Coach Michelle Wiedmann. The girls team has a solid top 12, in which eight of them are returning varsity letter winners. "The girls team looks good and has some depth. I have no idea who the top seven Varsity girls are at this time, it's too early to tell. I have a feeling a lot of it will come down to their work ethic at practice, their times at meets and who is healthy and ready to compete!" said Coach Wiedmann. Among those top returning letter winners are jun-" iors Hali VanVelzen, Sarah Adams and Cassidy Gornick and sophomore Clarissa Lewis. All four girls contrib- uted great times to the team last season and are enter- ing this season looking strong, healthy and in very good shape. Some new faces to keep an eye on this season are senior Samantha Riordan, junior Erin Sharp, sopho- more Julianna Stahle and freshman Cassidy Roberts. ECLECTIC ARTISANS 1225 Sunset Dr. Suite B, Norwalk I K D DAVJ at., Aug. 27, tO a.m. ] Cho ; - *Painted Wood: Create a Wood Sign *Geode Cracking Party: 1 Free Geode to children 12 and under *Bracelet Class: Make a Cateye Bracelet *Goodies: Decorate a Cookie or Rice Krispie Treat *Picture Frame or Card: Design to Keep *Tie a Cozy Blaaket or Make a Dog Toy *Initial Picture: Decorate a Mat to Frame Coma Joi..thG IEun.I. ------ Thursday, August 25, 2011 NORWALK HIGH SCHOOL 2011 CROSS COUNTRY A=Away H--Home Aug. 30 - A, Dallas Center-Grimes, 5 p.m. Sept. 6 -A, Winterset, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 12 - A, Ballard, 5 p.m. Sept. 20 - A, Creston, 5 p.m. Sept. 26 -A, Nevada, 5 p.m. Oct. 3 - H, Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex, Norwalk Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10 - H, Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex, Little Hawkeye Conference Meet, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 20 - District Meet, 4:30 p.m. 2011 NHS Varsity Football A-Away H-Home Aug. 26 - A, Winterset, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 - H, Creston, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 -A, Perry, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 - H, Knoxville (Homecoming), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 - A, ADM, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 - H, Dallas Center-Grimes, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 - H, Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 - A, Newton, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 - H, Saydel, 7:30 p.m. Children Speak, Treasurer Fitzgerald Listens Annual College Sav- ings Iowa State Fair survey shows that most kids plan to attend college to attain their dreams, but not be- fore stopping by the Mid- way. State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced re- O cently that 93 go of the chil- dren that participated in College Savings Iowa's an- nual State Fair survey see getting a college education as a necessary step to achieving their career aspi- rations. "Iowa children are already planning for their futures," stated Fitzgerald. "This survey demonstrates how important it is for families to start planning and saving early to help make college a reality for their children." "Every year we ask chil- dren visiting the fair what they want to be when they grow up and if they will need to go to college to achieve their career goals. Needless to say, we are al- ways amazed by the re- sponses they offer," Fitzgerald stated. Fifteen percent are planning on becoming teachers, with another 13% hoping to be- come . veterinarians. Health care,related fields came in third this year O with 11 Yo of the responses and professional athlete ranked fourth with 9%. "One little girl plans to go to college to become a princess, but not before having a great time at the State Fair." In addition to the ques- tions about career and col- lege goals, the survey also asks children to identify their favorite thing to see or do at thd State Fair. "Rides were definitely the favorite with kids this year," Fitzgerald said. Fair food was second on the list, with the Butter Cow and farm animals tying for third place. "Kids are es- pecially fond of the big slide." "Families that save and invest for their child's col- lege education will be bet- ter prepared to meet the challenge of paying for it when the time arrives, and College Savings Iowa is here to help," added Fitzgerald. Anyone - par- ents, grandparents, friends and relatives - can invest in College Savings Iowa on behalf of a child. 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