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T SCHOOL and SPORTS I Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District [ Norwalk Warriors Page Eight On To State Kit & Megan Norwalk Cross Country runners Kit Anderson and Megan Patava will be competing at the State Cross Coun- try Meet in Fort Dodge Saturday, Oct. 30. Anderson and Patava ran in their District Meet Thursday, Oct. 21 at Perry Golf & Country Club. As a team, the Norwalkboys placed fifth overall with Boone winning the District Title. The Lady Warriors placed fourth overall as a team behind Dallas Center-Grimes, Atlantic and Ballard. Anderson placed sixth in a time of 16:37 and Patava placed eighth in a time of 15:59. This will be Anderson's fourth state appearance and Patava's third. Last year, Anderson placed 12 th overall for Class 3A and Patava placed 24 th. Patava will run at 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 30, with Anderson following at 12:30 p.m. Top performances were also turned in by sophomore Sarah Adams who was just shy of qualifying for the State Meet. Adams ran an outstanding time of 16:25 and fin- ished in 13 th place. Senior Austin Dermody turned out an excellent time of 17:30 and finished in 15 th place. Sophomores Tanner Riccelli and Cassidy Gornick re- ally stepped it up and ran stellar times of 17:39 for Riccelli and 17:11 for Gomick. Riccelli placed 22 a over- all and Gornick placed 33 rd overall. More Results Girls Alexa Berkenpas 37th-17:18; Hali VanVelzen 46th-17:37; Brooke Westphalen 54t-17:59; Olivia Bratt 68th-18:38. Boys Chance Sauer 34th-18:05; Andrew Grant 64-18:53; Salem Hildebrandt 71st-19:07; Nick Adams 90th-20:03. Little Hawkeye Conference Meet The Little Hawkeye Conference Meet was held at Knoxville Monday, Oct. 11. The weather was beautiful and the athletes were excited and ready to run. The teams competing were: Norwalk, Pella, Pella Christian, Knoxville, Newton, South Tama, Grinnell and Oskaloosa. Winning in the Boys Varsity Division was Knoxville. Knoxville senior James VanderVeer took first place in a time of 15:50. Finishing in second place from Pella, was junior Zach Bucheit in a time of 16:05. The Norwalk varsity boys finished in fifth place as a team. Leading the way was senior Kit Anderson in 14 t" place in a time of 16:59. Anderson has been dealing with a strained hamstring for the last three weeks. "We are optimistic that physical therapy, modified workouts and rest have helped Anderson to regain strength in his ham- string and that he is ready to run at Districts." said Head Coach Michelle Wiedmann. Also pouring it on strong for the boys varsity team were freshman Chance Sauer and senior Austin Dermody. Sauer placed 21 st in 17:33 and Dermody placed 24 th in 17:46. Other finishers for the varsity team were sophomore Tanner Riccelli placing 30  in 18:14, junior Andrew Grant placing 35 th in 18:50, freshman Dennis Crum placing 41 st in 19:27 and senior Nick Adams placing 45 th in 19:45. Winning the Little Hawkeye Conference Meet for the ladies was Pella, with six of their seven varsity runners placing in the top 15 and receiving All-Conference Hon- ors. Sophomore Gabi Meirick from Pella won the meet in 16:05. Norwalk senior Megan Patava was running a great race and in second place when she collapsed with only about 20 meters left. Patava was not able to finish. "It was heartbreaking to see Megan trying so hard to make her body go and it just wouldn't. She would not give up and was trying to crawl to the finish line, but eventually her body just gave out on her and she col- lapsed." said Head Coach Michelle Wiedmann. Concluded p.lO N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, October 28, 2010 Eight Students Audition for All-State C hoir The Norwalk High School Choral Department will be represented by eight singers auditioning for the 2010-2011 Iowa High School Music Association's All-State Choir at Indianola High School. Singers selected in the audition will become members of a 600-voice choir that will participate in the All-State Music Fes- tival at Iowa State Univer- sity in Ames Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20. The guest director will be Dr. Craig Arnold, Artistic Di- rector and Chair of the Manhattan Concert Pro- ductions. Norwalk singers audi- tioning this year are Sopra- nos: Lauren Hoover, daughter of Jeff and Nicol Hoover and Kelsey Norris, daughter of Richard and Peggy Norris; Alto: Kara Huen, daughter of Ken and Jolene Huen and Kim and John Hiatt; Tenors: Branden Lange, son of Wade and Donna Lange and Austin Diedrichs, son of Travis and Lelanie Rice; and Basses: Colby Campbell, son of Dave and Annette Campbell, Nick Friesen, son of Don and Bobi Jo Friesen and Sam Bergan, son of Jeff and Sharyn Bergan. Their vocal coaches are Kim Ward and Gerard Krupke. Singers have been pre- paring the audition mate- rial since the start of Au- gust by attending clinics a t Iowa State University and Grandview College. The audition material featured this year is "Ritmo" by Dan Davison; "How Can I Keep From Singing" ar- ranged by Taylor Davis; "Credo" from the Mass in C Minor by Mozart; "You Are the Music" by Dan Forrest; "Where Your Bare Foot Walks" by David Childs; "Walk Together Children" by Moses Hogan; "Gloria" from the Masque of Angels by Dominick Argento; "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged by P. Wilhousky, and "America the Beauti- ful" arranged by Samuel Ward. Pictured, left to right: Sam Bergan, Lauren Hoover and Austin Diedrichs. Kelsey Norris and Nick Friesen Pictured, left to right: Branden Lange, Kara Huen and Colby Campbell, Photos submitted. What is c6nservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried? ,Abraham Lincoln =, .s . '" ...,. : =. ; .. "."  .... .,.-%... .- -. . . . .