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SCHOOL and SPORTS 1 Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District J Norwalk Warriors Page Eight A New Broadway Show at Norwalk High School? Could Bell By Maggie Nielsen Directors Kim Ward and John Harrison are pleased to announce the 2013 Norwalk High School Musical will be a comedy entitled, "WAND," written by Cyrus Albertson - a 1984 NHS alumni. "WAND" is a classic love story, but with a modern musical twist. It will draw the entire cast and audience into the experience of the magic of show business. You will meet "Great Macardi" at the start of his rise to professional levels, along with his assistants Alex and Angel, who will help him navigate the waters of fame under the guidance of his agent, Drake. Drake introduces them to a casino booking agent named Kadi and her trusted ally, Taylor. Sparks begin to fly, both romantically and professionally: Not only does the magic continue to improve, but something else drives some couples closer while forcing others apart. When a mysterious stranger reveals more truths, who will choose love and who will choose fame? Can even a magic!an find a balance between romance and heart- . break? Who did Assistant Alex (Zach Cook) and Magician Mac (Sebastian Capp) cleverly morph into the box? Photo submitted. Performers in the "WAND" cast are: Brad Adair, Travis Bockholt, Kara Borrman, Dakota Bright, Hannah Broadbent, Allie Calvert, Katie Campbell, Sebastian Capp, Zach Cook, Rachel Fielweber, Logan Foetisch, Josh Greenwood, Sam Hanson, Alli Heckhart, Michaela Henke, Alexis Hutchins, Chris LeFebvre, Layne LeQuatte, Liah Moeller, Bryce Origer, Kalei Owens, Jordan Patterson, Tyler Raymond and Taylor Vandehaar. Cyrus Albertson, a 1984 graduate of Norwalk High School, is returning to his hometown after 25 years of performing with all different kinds of opportunities, such as Cirque du Soleil, Woody Allen, performing in a number of Broadway musi- cals, working in television and film, publishing numerous works and much more. "WAND" will be performed in the Norwalk Performing Arts Center Friday and Saturda3 Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. All ages will enjoy it! It has something for everyone. Tickets will be available at the door. Admission prices: Adults -$8, K-12 Students - $4. N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 24, 2013 ! Warriors Drop Fourth Straight By Tyler French Friday, Oct. 11, the Norwalk Warriors lost their fourth straight game, losing to the Pella Dutch 30-10. The Pella game was the first one all season where Norwalk seemed to never really be in the game. Norwalk was unable to get anything going offensively during the first quarter, but Pella was able to find the end zone taking a 7-0 lead after one quarter. During the second quarter Norwalk put points up on the board with Karson Olerich kicking a field goal. Pella responded with two more touchdowns and went into halftime with a commanding 21-3 lead. Coming out of halftime, Norwalk was still unable to get their offense started and was held scoreless in th6 quarter; the offense did however surrender a safety allow- ing Pella to increase their lead to 23-3. This was the score heading into the fourth quarter. In the last quarter Norwalk was able to score their first touchdown. The touchdown came on a pass from Brady Brandsfield to Nell Hanson. The score proved to not matter into the final, point differential as Pella also fotind the endzone. Pella dominated most aspects of the game and the score reflected this. The Warrior defense struggled in this game against the run as Pella was able to find continued success handing the ball off. The Dutch were corisistently able to chew up large chunks of yards on the ground. By doing this Pella was able to keep the Norwalk defense on the field and tire them out. Overall for the game Pella gained 322 yards on 43 carries. This is not something Norwalk can continue to allow to happen if they want to return to the win column. If they focus on stopping the run, Norwalk still needs to remain strong and focused in stopping the pass as well. The Warriors did a great job at stopping the pass against Pella, allowing only 50 yards on only seven completions. This is the type of success that Norwalk can build upon moving forward. Austin Grant was the Warriors' leader in tackles against Pella, fin- ishing with nine. Will Fraser recovered a fumble for Norwalk, providing a bright spot for the struggling defense. Norwalk's weaknesses seem to have been exposed recently and they now know what needs to be corrected moving into the final weeks of the season. While the defense struggled, the Norwalk offene was just as ineffective in this game. They gained a total of 223 yards; Pella gained 372 yards. That disparity proved to be too much for the Warriors as they found themselves in an early hole and their offense was unable to drag them out of it. The Warrior running game was absolutely nonexistent in this game. As a team they ran for a pitiful 41 yards on 25 carries. That number has to be larger in order to remain competitive in a game. Running the ball that poorly causes your offense to become one-dimensional and predictable. Brandsfield was the leading rusher for Norwalk going for 27 yards on 13 carries. The rest of the team combined finished with 14 yards on 12 carries. This type of output is not one you can have if you hope to win a game. While the running game was nonexisten t , the passing game did find some moder- ate success. Quarterback Brandsfield finished the game with 182 yards, going 19 of 38 through the air with one touchdown. He spread the ball around nicely finding five different receivers, including finding Hanson with the Warriors' lone touchdown. The Warriors' leading receiver was Devin Pirkle, who finished the game with 69 yards on eight catches. Hanson chipped in finishing with 41 yards on three catches. Luke Greenslade also caught five passes for 57 yards. The other receivers of Brandsfield's passes, Josh Lippert and Jesse Cowie, finished with a combined 15 yards on three receptions. Brandsfield ran into trouble in this game with turnovers; he had his firstmulti-interception game as two of his passes ended up in the hands of Pella defenders. The Norwalk pass offense experienced some struggles, but in the end finished with a solid game with multiple players contributing to the success. To put it bluntly, Norwalk did not play their best game against Pella. They came up against a very tough opponent, a team that is ranked in the top ten in the state, and were outplayed. Even in the loss there are several positive things to take away from this game, however, the biggest being that they never gave up. Norwalk played hard until the final whistle and should be proud of that fact. Hard work leads to success and if Norwalk continues to play hard, good things will come of it. If Norwalk wins their last two games, then they will find themselves in the playoffs once again. Experts say planting newly purchased plants during the late evening or on a cloudy day ives them is much better chance of surviving.