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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District I Norwalk Warriors Page Eight Lady Warriors Basketball Bombers Overtake'Lady opportunities and took a scored on a steal/layup Warriors. 38-32 lead into the final and a pair of free throwsc Ballard overcame a Norwalk lead for half the game and won 49-38. In the first quarter both teams traded buckets and the Warriors led by one. Tori VanVelzen scored on a steal and later on an in- bounds play that was fouled on the layup for a traditional three-point play. With 3.5 seconds left in the quarter, Olivia Lu- cas grabbed an offensive board and found Elyse Rice in the short comer for the lead. In the second, Lucas hit from long range for one of her two three- pointers in the game. Sid- ney Logan and Kierstin Vaske also scored field goals. Hannah Hoover added some free throws and the Warriors led by four at the break. Ballard's pressure in the second half was costly for the Warriors as Norwalk turned the ball over on eight of 11 posses- sions and the Bombers scored on several of those frame. Norwalk managed only six points in the fourth. VanVelzen led Norwalk with 11 points. Rice had seven. Lucas and Logan chipped in six each. Vaske finished with four. Hoover and Hannah Hegland rounded out the scoring with two each. Warriors Begin Confer- ence Chase with Win The Lady Warriors hosted Newton in the first conference game of the season and won a hard- , fought contest 45-37. The Warriors began sluggish offensively mustering only five points on free throws by Hannah Poppens, Han- nah Hoover and Kierstin Vaske. Sidney Logan add- ed a three-pointer trom the top of the ke N but lae War- riors trailed 6-8. InLhe sec- ond quarter the l/rarriors found their stride, 0utscor- ing their opponent 15-6. Jaycie Owens scored twice, Hannah Hegland Elyse Rice and Tori Van- Velzen tossed in some free throws and Norwalk led by one at the half. Both teams struggled scoring in the third; VanVelzen and Hegland accounted for all the scoring. Hegland hit a three and VanVelzen on a basket and free throw. Norwalk pulled away in, the last quarter with an 18- 10 run for the win. Hegland hit her second three, Rice and Logan add- ed buckets. Vaske, Hegland, VanVelzen all hit free throws to pull away. The Warriors hit seven straight from the charity stripe to close the game. Norwalk shot 65% going 20-29 from the line. Hegland was the lead- ing scorer for Norwalk with 12. VanVelzen had 10. Vaske six, Rice, Owens and Logan all had five each and Poppens one. Nor- walk is 2-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. Norwalk Dance Team Excels At State Competition Front row, left to right: Clarissa Lewis, Julia Sheber, Jordyn MarveUi, Sydney Welch, Shaelyn Agee. Middle row: Dianna Richardson, Elly Hofmaier, Lexie Beermann, Izzy Clarke, Abby Burris, Meredith King. Back row: Lauren Steenhoek, Jessica Phipps, Teddi Wood, Katie Sue Hagar, Lauren Joniak, Amy Huston, Jay Peterson. Photo submitted. The Norwalk Drill Team, coached by Amy Huston and Dianna Richardson, com- peted in the State Dance Competition FridaN Dec. 6, at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy- Vee Hall. The team performed exceptionally well, brinlging home two second place trophies in the very competitive Class XII Pom and Class V Jazz along with a fifth place tro- phy in Class VII Hip Hop. Jay Peterson from Norwalk Super Stars Performing Arts choreographed each of these award-winning routines. The team also earned the Academic Excellence award with a collective grade point average of 3.2. N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 19, 2013 NORWALK DRILL TEAM CLINIC Norwalk Drill Team is busy planning the annual dance team clinic for children three years of age through 8th grade. Registrations will be taken up until December 20 for the January 25 clinic. Children three years to 8th grade are invited to attend. The fee is $30, which in- cludes registration, a meal and a t-shirt. The students will learn two routines throughout the day and will perform these dances at 6 p.m. on the evening of January. 25 in the high school gym (open to the public). Professional Photographs will be taken of your students and will be available to purchase before the evening performance. SCHEDULE - Saturday, Jan. 25 - High School PRACTICE: Students three years-2nd grade will practice 8:30 to 11 a.m. (Breakfast provided) Students in grades 3rd grade -8th grade will practice 12 to 2:30 p.m. (Lunch pro- vided). 8th graders planning to try out for the 2014-15 team are encouraged to at- tend. Send your child to their scheduled time only. Sweatpants or shorts and t-shirts are recommended for practice. 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