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Norwalk Warriors Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, December 25, 2014 NHS Activities Director By A1 Lammers JILL MARTIN TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE IOWA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC UNION BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: Norwalk graduate and current Assistant Girls Basketball Coach, Jill Mar- tin, has been selected for induction into the IGHSAU Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2003 high school graduate was a sec- ond-team Class 3A all- state selection as a sopho- more and a first team all- state selection her junior and senior years including the Class 3A player of the year as a junior. In 2003 she led Norwalk to the semi- finals of the girls state tour- nament averaging 21.5 points per game as well as 10.5 rebounds. Following her stellar high school ca- reer, Martin played for Drake University where she became a four year starter for the Bulldogs becoming only the fourth Bulldog in the history of the program to earn 1st Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors three times and the fifth player in Drake history .with more than 1,000 rebounds. Over her four year career, She averaged almost 15 points and eight rebounds per game. The Hall of Fame induction will take place during Saturday night's championship game of the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tourna- ment. Congratulations to Coach Martin on this very prestigious honor. Bowling: The Norwalk Bowling teams traveled to Oskaloosa for their first Little HaWkeye conference meet of the year. The War- riors got off to a good start with Eddie Holland roll- ing a 436 two game series. The Warriors led the Indi- ans 1,717 to 1,386 at the break. The Warriors struggled in the baker games, but held off the In- dians to take the match 2,448 to 2,090. Austin Artwein led the Warriors in the baker games by go- ing seven strikes and spares out of 11 tosses. The Warriors also took on the Knoxville Panthers in non- conference action. The Panthers defeated the War- riors by a count of 2,679 to 2,448. The Lady Warriors also took on the Indians of Oskaloosa in their first LHC action of the year. The Lady Warriors struggled in the first round to gain any ground. Senior Samantha Fuller led the Lady Warriors with a fine series of 298. The Lady Warriors fought hard in the baker games and scored the highest baker games of the season. But their furious rally came up short and lost the match 2,092 to 2,020. Emily Kawano led the Lady War- riors by going eight strikes and spares out of 10 frames. The Warriors also took on the Knoxville Pan- thers in non-conference action. The Panthers de- feated the Warriors by a count of 2,445 to 2,020. Boys Basketball: The Warriors picked up three wins to improve their record to 4-1 on the season. One of those wins was a big conference victory over DCG, 66-60, in an ex- citing and well-played game by both teams. The Warriors overcame a 13-8 first quarter deficit, outscoring the Mustangs 58 to 47 over the next three quarters for the win. Four Warriors scored in double figures including junior Michael Geistler with 18 points, senior Baylee Steele 13 points and nine rebounds, junior Matt Guessford 12 points and senior Carter Albrecht with 11. Norwalk's other two wins were non-confer- ence victories over Rac- coon River Conference opponents Winterset and Boone, both on the road. Norwalk had an easy time of both as they defeated Winterset 68-37 and then easily rolled over the To- readors of Boone 79-48. Norwalk's victory over DCG moved the Warriors to 2-0 in Little Hawkeye Conference play and will not be back into confer- ence play until after the Christmas break. Girls Basketball: The Warriors found them- selves on the short end of three games as they dropped a pair of non-con- ference games against Winterset and Boone and a Little Hawkeye Confer- ence tilt against DCG. The Warriors traveled to Winterset and fell to the Huskies 55-37. Junior Tori VanVelzen led the War- riors with 14 and freshman Miranda Hughes added 10. Trailing by 11 at the half to DCG, the Warriors found their shooting cold in the third quarter as they scored only five points and dropped the LHC game to the Fillies, 67-40. VanVelzen was once again the leading scorer as she dropped in 14 while fresh- man Shae Campbell had 13. In a short turnaround, Lady Warriors Basketball Lady Warriors End 2014 With Loss The Lady Warriors hosted Perry in a non-con- ference game and fell 61- 41. Turnovers plagued the Warriors from the very be- ginning. Norwalk gave the ball up four of the first five times they had the ball in the first quarter and fell behind quickly. Perry rattled off 13 points before Norwalk broke the drought. The Warriors turned the ball over several more times before the fourth quarter that led to Perry scores. The Blue Jays led by as much as 27 points before Norwalk trimmed the lead for the final mar- gin. Tori VanVelzen led Norwalk with 13 points. Miranda Hughes had 12. Jaycie Owens finished with a career high 10 points. Shelby Nelson chipped in five and Shae Campbell rounded out the Warrior offense with four. The Warriors play next January 6 when they host Pella Christian. Norwalk traveled to Boone and fell 50-40 in a non-conference game _~ against the Toreadors. Wrestling: The War- riors picked up their sec- ond Little Hawkeye Con- ference duel victory as they defeated the Oskaloosa Indians 46-22 as part of a double duel along with the Winterset Hus- kies. In their second match, the Warriors de- feated their long-time wrestling rival Winterset, 53-15, in dominating fash- ion. The two victories moved the Warriors over- all duel match record to 6- 0 on the season and 2-0 in conference duels. Birds consume hundreds of Insects each day. You can encourage them to take up residence in or- chards and gardens by installing birdhouses, feed- ers and water sources. Norwalk loses to Winterset in Girls Basketball Norwalk played Winterset in a non-confer- ence match-up and fell vic- tim to a barrage of three- pointers losing 55-37. The Warriors held the lead through much of the first half before the Huskies took the lead with about three minutes to play in the first half. Winterset fin- ished the game with seven three-point baskets. The Warriors stayed within 10 points for the remainder of the game until it was nec- essary to foul in the hopes of cutting into the lead. Tori VanVelzen led the Warriors with 12 points and eight rebounds. Miranda Hughes followed with 10 points. Shae Campbell had five points, Gabby Grove four while Riley Origer, Jaycie Owens and Hannah Poppens chipped in two each. Norwalk Takes on DCG The Warriors faced DCG in a conference game at home and lost 67-40. VanVelzen led the attack with 14 points and 13 re- bounds for a double- double. Campbell had 13 points. Grove finished with seven points and Hughes six. The Warriors trailed early, but pulled to within two several times in the first half. However, Norwalk managed only five third quarter points allowing the Phillies to pull away. Norwalk Travels to Boone The Lady Warriors jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead before falling to the Toreadors, 50-40. Owens began the scoring with a short jumper in the lane. Norwalk pressed Boone and Campbell stole the ball and laid it in. Hughes then picked off a pass to score and the Warriors were up six with a minute gone. Norwalk held a 16- 12 lead at the end of a quarter. 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