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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District ] Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thui~sday, December 16, 2010 Lady Warriors Fall to Number 1 Ballard Ballard 53, Norwalk 25 Norwalk traveled to Ballard, the number one rated team in 3A and lost 53-25. Ballard's height bothered Norwalk early and the Bombers jumped out to a 15-2 first quarter lead. Shannon Stephany scored the only bucket for the Warriors on an offen- sive put-back with 56 sec- onds remaining. The War- riors made some adjust- ments and out scored Ballard 12-9 to cut the lead to 14-14 at the half. Dana Billingsley had six of her team high eight points in the second quarter. Tori Mateer hit a three-pointer and Shelby Seibert added a bucket to cut into the lead. In the third quarter, Ballard extended their lead to 38-18. Norwalk managed seven more points in the final quarter. Billingsley finished with eight points, three rebounds and two assists. Hali VanVelzen ended the game with six points in- cluding the game's other three and seven boards. Mateer had three points, one assist and one steal. Stephany, Lyndsey Pritchard, Seibert and Brianna McAninch all chipped in two. The War- riors begin conference play with an 0-3 record, but hope to compete for the conference title begin- ning against Grinnell. Lady Warriors Tame Ti- gers 1-0 in Conference Play Norwalk 36, Grinnell 32 Norwalk's girls basket- ball team traveled to Grinnell and won their conference opener against a scrappy Tiger team, 36- 32. Grinnell jumped out to an early lead and then with 5:53 left in the quar- ter Paige Lammers hit a three-pointer. Lammers playing in her first game due to an injury showed little side effects. Grinnell built the lead to 6-3 when Tori Mateer hit from long range to tie the score at six. The Tigers battled back to take a 9-6 lead. Brianna McAninch put back a shot Concluded p.9 The Norwalk wrestlers officially started their sea- son Saturday, Dec. 4. The Warriors traveled to Jefferson where they dualed Southern Cal, Carroll and JSPC. The Warriors came out strong. In their final dual the War- riors showed their pinning style and beat Southern Calhoun 59-18. Next, 'the Warriors faced the Rams of JSPC, a veteran team with a couple of wrestlers who were returning state quali- fiers. The Warriors came out in dominate fashion again and beat the Rams 54-21. In the final dual for the day, the Warriors took on Carroll. Once again the Warriors came out on top 58-34. Freshman Zach Johnston won the fastest pin award-pinning his op- ponent in 17 seconds. "I'm really proud' of the way the team wrestled today. We just need to keep after it and keep improving," said senior wrestler Zach Elliott. Fellow senior Kenyon Stevens echoed that sentiment. "It felt great to be back on the mat, I think this year's team has a lot of potential. It will be great to see how this year plays out." Warrior Wrestlers now 3 - 0 in the conference Warrior wrestlers hosted Pella Tuesday, Dec. 7 and also featured the 1~t Annual Alumni night. Approximately 30 former wrestlers, managers and cheerleaders were in atten- dance. Ryan Thompson had a presentation on per- formances of the past teams and thanked them all for coming. Once the wrestling started the War- riors were in dominate form. The final team score was 69-9. Individual Results: 103 - Zach, Johnston (N) re- ceives a forfeit; 112 - Aus- tin Pierangeli (N) pins Levi Azinger; 119 - Christian Ogle (N) pins David Wiley; 125 - Blake Raymond (N) pinned by Kyle Langstraat; 130 - Zach Cowie (N) receives a forfeit; 135 - Tyler Stanley (N) pins Austin La Follette; 140- Jon Cortez Norwalk (N) 8-6 over Josh Ravenstein; 145 - Brandon Britt (N) pins Johnny Blauw; 152 - Kenyon Stevens (N) pins Zakk Belloma; 160- Zach Elliott (N) receives a forfeit; 171- Sean Hickey(N) loses 6-8 to Jesse Blauw; 189 - Bobby Holmberg(N) pins Wes Hoksbergen; 215 - Alex Landgrebe (N) rer ceives forfeit; 285 - Hunter Reid (N) receives forfeit Thursday, Dec. 9 the wrestlers traveled to Oskaloosa to face Osky and Winterset. The War- riors showed their pinmng ability Thursday night. In the two duals combined, Norwalk pinned 10 oppo- nents and was pinned only three times. The first dual was against Oskaloosa and started with the 189 lb match. The team score was close thru most of the dual but pins in the final two matches by Zach Elliott and Sean Hickey sealed Osky's fate. The Warriors beat Oskaloosa 45-27. Individual Results: 103 - Zach Johnston (N) loses 12-4 to Nate Caves; 112 - Austin Pierangeli (N) pins Adam Genskow; 119- Christian Ogle (N) re- ceives a forfeit; 125- Blake Raymond (N) pinned by Daniel Williams; 130 - Zach Cowie (N) pins Tan- ner Wanders; 135 - Tyler Stanley (N) pins Jacob Ellsworth; 140- Jon Cortez (N) 10 -7 over Cody Dickerson; 145 - Brandon Britt (N) loses to Andrew Landrebe; 152 - Kenyon Stevens (N) loses to Ryan Smithart; 160- Zach Elliott (N) pinned Mason Wisse; Wrestlers participated in the Jefferson-Scranton Meet. 171- Sean Hickey(N) pinned Blake Porth; 189 - Bobby Holmberg(N) pinned by Dane Jones; 215 - Alex Landgrebe (N) loses to Hunter Sherwood 9-3; 285 - Hunter Reid (N) receives forfeit; In their final dual of the evening Norwalk faced Winterset. The dual started at the 215 lb class. The Warriors battled back and forth for the first few matches, but the warriors won the last six matches. The Warriors pinned four of their last six opponents of the evening. The War- riors beat Winterset 50-16. Individual Results: 103 - Zach Johnston (N) loses to Derek Miller; 112 -Aus- tin Pierangeli (N) loses to Mason Miller; 119 - Chris- tian Ogle (N) pins Jacob White; 125 - Blake Raymond (N) over Ricky Wildin; 130 - Zach Cowie (N) over Zach Moss; 135 - Tyler Stanley (N) pinned by Jacob England; 140- Jon Cortez (N) loses Tyson Zach Johnston, fastest mitted. Bowman 6-7; 145 - Bran- don Britt (N) pins Evan Selsor; 152 - Kenyon Stevens (N) pins Cody Newbury; 160 - Zach Elliott (N) pins Hunter Davis; 171- Sean Hickey(N) pins Wade pin award winner. Photos sub- Jones; 189 - Bobby Holmberg(N) over Conner Roach 17-4; 215 - Alex Landgrebe (N) over Blake Glenn 2-0; 285 - Hunter Reid (N) pins Tannor Algoe. GIVE A GIFT that will be remembered all year long! 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