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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District : ' ‘- Thursday, November 14, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Norwalk Warriors Page Seven Warrior Fans: What a fantastic week to be a Warrior with so many positive and successful results from a number of our programs during post season competition. It is perhaps one of the most successful fall seasons in school history which includes the success of our marching band a couple of weeks ago. Our volleyball and cross country teams ended their seasons last week, but the football team and a number of Norwalk swimmers prolonged their season with Warriors reaching the state quarterfinals in the state football playoffs and a number of swimmers qualifying for the state swim meet. Believe it or not, the winter sports programs will begin soon, with boys swim, bowling, and girls basketball set to begin official practice on Monday, November 11th while boys basketball and wrestling will get officially underway on November 18th. Athletes are reminded that they must have updated physicals before being allowed to participate. The Norwalk Athletic Booster Club is a vital and supportive organization whose contributions are the foundational cornerstone for all of our athletic program success. A goal of the NABC is to broaden their brand and support of the Warriors by expanding booster club access through additional social media platforms. You can check out all of the NABC current information, news, and support on their website: be- a-warrior.com and many social media platforms. Cross Country: For the first time in school history both the boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the State Cross Country Meet which was held in Fort Dodge. For the boys it was their first state appearance since 1993 and for the girls it was their second consecutive state appearance and the third in program history. The girls race was held first and the Warriors improved on their overall finish from a year ago as they finished in 12th place as a team in the 15 team field. Fr. Breelie Mauro led the way finishing in 28th place for the Warriors in a time of 20:06, she was followed by So. Morgan Weeks in a time of 20:10 placing 31st. JR. Annika Wallace was 59th in 20:59, Sr. Annika Schulz was 65th in 21:03, Sr. Abbie Davitt was 72nd in a time of 21:29, Sr. Emily Kehoe was 83rd in 22:03, and So. Kennedy Wendl was 94th in a time of 22:20. Making their‘first appearance in the State CC Meet in 26 years the boys cross country team had an impressive showing as they finished in 9th place as a team out of 15 schools. Jr. Derek Webster led the way for Norwalk as he placed 17th in a time of 16:41. Derek was just shy of a state medal by two places. Fr. Donovan Card ran a strong race finishing 30th in a time of 17:02. Fr. Jack Brown was 37th in 17:10, So. Luke Geyer, 60th, in 17:30, Jr. Patrick Foster was 64th in 17:34, Fr. Will Chase, 69th in 17:41, and Jr. Austin Brenizer was 81st/in a time of 18:02. The Little Hawkeye Conference was well represented as four conference schools qualified both their boys and girls teams while one school qualified their girls squad. Congratulations to fellow Little Hawkeye Conference School DCG, whose boys team captured the Class 3A state title while their girls team were runner-up champions. Congratulations Warriors on a great season and for your strong performance at this years state meet. Lets do it again next year. Football: If you were not able to make it to Warrior Stadium for Norwalk’s first round of the state football playoffs against Glenwood, then you missed an epic lst Qtr comeback and then a three quarter domination by the Warriors on both sides of the ball to advance to the Warriors fourth quarter final round game in school history with a 42-28 Win over the Rams. It looked bleak early as the Warriors yielded three Glenwood touchdowns on their first three possessions to trail 21-0 early in the 2nd qtr. until NHS Activities By Al Lammers, Athletic Director Sr. Scott Anderson returned the ensuing kickoff of Glenwood’s third touchdown 97 yards for the Warriors first touchdown of the night and Norwalk would not relinquish the momentum as they would outscore the Rams 42-7 over the next 2 1/2 quarters. Sr. QB Zach Marker would play a role in the next five Warrior scores as he rushed for three touchdowns and threw for a pair as well as Norwalk rolled up 22 points in the 2nd quarter alone and then tacked on another 20 points in the second half. Marker accounted for 397 of the 439 yards of total offense on the night as he rushed for 181 yards on 25 carries while completing 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards. Anderson scored his second touchdown on a 38 yard pass from Marker while Jr. Ethan Carlson hauled in the other. After the quick 21 unanswered points by the Rams, the Warrior defense stiffened shutting out the Rams in the second half, yielding only 274 yards of total offense on the night while also forcing three Glenwood turnovers. Sr. LB Ben Clark led the Warrior defensive effort with 8 solo tackles including four for loss and a pair of sacks. Sr. Safety Ethan Vetterick contributed seven solo tackles as well as a fumble recovery. Jr. Grant Larson and Jr. Cade Schmidt each had an interception. The victory moves Norwalk into the State Quarterfinals. The Warriors are now 9-1 on the season. Swimming: The Norwalk swimmers and the DSM Lincoln Swim Team had a very successful State Qualifying Meet hitting two school records along with 15 different top five all time school history swims. That effort was rewarded with 11 different girls in 13 different events between the swimming and diving portion qualifying for the state meet in Marshalltown. Included in those 13 events are three top 10 seeded relays. Those Norwalk swimmers included in qualifying for the State Swim Meet are: Chloe Marquis: Ranked top 20 in the 100 fly and 100 back (school record holder in both) and in two top 10 seeded relays, Hannah Groos: Qualified in the 100 back and is currently ranked #2 all time in school history and Torir. Lackmann: Qualified in the 100 breast and is currently ranked #2 all time in school history. Alternates include Emma Chase and Ellie Sizemore both of whom set personal best times in every event they swam. Ellie is now ranked #3 all time in her 500 free and #4 all time in the 200 free in school history. Best of luck to our Norwalk swimmers and the DSM Lincoln Swim Team. Volleyball: The Warriors traveled to Glenwood for a semi-final regional tournament VB match with the Rams hoping to reach the State Regional final game for the third year in a row. Norwalk jumped ahead early with a 25- 1 1 win in the first set but unfortunately could not recover after losing the second set 25-16 and eventually the match three sets to 1, dropping the third set 25-18 and the fourth set 25-16. Abby Brenizer led the Warriors in kills with 10, while Emily Ellis had 19 assists and Camryn Gilchrist had 23 digs. Norwalk ends the season with an overall record of 25-17. 2019 School Board Election Results The Norwalk Community School District would like to thank all the citizens of Norwalk that supported. the renewal of the Sales Tax Revenue Purpose Statement. The ballot question passed with an 81.58% approval. Your “yes” vote will enable the school board to continue with long-term facility and technology improvements beyond 2030! Welcome back to the two board member incumbents, David Albrecht and Dana Schuemann, on their re-election. A big welcome to Michelle Kelly, who was elected as a new board member. The NCSD would like to send a special thanks to Brian Rausch for his commitment to run for school board. The District is grateful to all of our parents and citizens that volunteer their time on SIAC committees, Boosters, PTO, the Foundation and countless other school organizations or at school. And a final thank you to Rick Kaul for his past 15 years of service on the School Board. Rick’s last board meeting will be November 18th. You are welcome to email Rick to express your thanks for his leadership to the District. rkaul@norwalk.k12.ia.us. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *BORST COUNSELING SERVICES 240-9474 *EDWARD JONES Benjamin Pearson 981-1800 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 321-6854 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *PHOTO PRINTING, INC 989-3251 *TRUBAN K 285-4900