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Warrior Weekly News for week of 10/22/18
  THE WARRIOR WEEKLY ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES Follow the Norwalk Athletic / Activities Office News on Twitter @norwalk_pride NEWS & NOTES   LITTLE HAWKEYE CONFERENCE Dallas Center-Grimes, Grinnell, Indianola, Newton, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, Pella, & Pella Christian WARRIOR WEEKLY TRIVIA: Warrior Stadium has played host to how many state football playoff games (not including Friday’s game) since its inaugural season in 2011? Can you name the year(s), opponent(s), and score of the game(s)?  (The Warrior Weekly Trivia answer is located as the final bullet in the "Did You Know Section” WARRIOR GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM QUALIFIES FOR STATE CROSS COUNTRY MEET WARRIOR FOOTBALL DISTRICT CHAMPIONS & QUALIFY FOR STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS .A good Monday Warrior Fans. It was a great week to be a Warrior as the Norwalk Girls Cross Country Team, for only the second time in school history, qualified for the State Cross Country Meet and the Norwalk Football Team secured an undefeated district championship as well as qualifying for the State Football Playoffs. State Football Playoff shirts will go on sale in the Athletic Office on Wednesday and Cross Country state meet shirts will go on sale Thursday. Both shirts are long sleeve and can be purchased for $15. Tickets for Friday’s game will also go on sale in the Athletic Office on Wednesday. Tickets are $8 and gates will open at 6 PM. Regular season passes are NOT VALID. Warrior Fans looking for Warrior apparel should check out the Norwalk Athletic Booster Club official apparel provider, The Norwalk Shop. They are located on the city square across from City State Bank. If you have not become a member of the Norwalk Athletic Booster Club or Music Boosters we would strongly encourage you to do so. We encourage all Warrior Fans to support all of our athletic / activity programs by looking at all of our 2018-19 schedules at Cross Country The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams traveled to Pella last week for the state qualifying meet in which the top three scoring teams and top 15 individuals would qualify for the state meet to be held at Fort Dodge this Saturday. And for only the second time in school history the Norwalk Girls Cross Country Team qualified for the state meet with a 3rd place finish. It was a loaded district meet with five ranked 3A teams in the girls division. The Warriors ended their regular season ranked #20 and would be competing against #3 ranked Pella, #7 ranked DCG, #14 ranked Carlisle, and #17 ranked Benton Community. The Warriors however, ran one of their best team races of the season in their first state team qualification since 2005 and Head Coach Michelle Wiedmann’s first state coaching appearance. Norwalk was led by Junior Annika Schulz who placed 11th and qualified individually for the State Meet. Senior Annie Balk was not far behind Schulz, placing 20th and on her heels were Junior Abbie Davitt 22nd and Freshman Kennedy Wendl 23rd. Rounding out the seven varsity runners were Junior Emily Kehoe 28th, Sophomore Annika Wallace 30th, and Junior Cacy Larson 35th.The top five team scoring went as follows: DCG 54 Pella 55 Norwalk 104 Benton Community 125 Carlisle 127 The State Meet will be held this Saturday, Oct 27th at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The Class 3A girl’s race will begin at 12 PM. Congratulations to Senior Annie Balk who has been selected to compete in the Senior All Star Meet for the Iowa West Team on Sat Nov 3rd. The All Star meet will be held at the Ankeny Centennial Course on the DMACC campus. Good luck to the girl’s team on Saturday. The Norwalk Boys Cross Country Team also competed in a very competitive district at Pella on Thursday and the Warriors were more than respectable in their effort as they finished 7th out of the 13 team field with a total of 202 points. Sophomore Austin Brenizer was the Warriors’ best place finisher in 22nd place, followed by 25th Derek Webster, SO   18:10   38th Patrick Foster, SO   18:44   55th Colin Frederick, SO   19:30   62nd Tommy Wright, SR   19:49   65th Liam Buckley, JR   20:00   72nd Tyler Vaughan, SR   20:12   Congrats to the boys on an improved and successful season. Football Senior Christian Nicholson ran for a score as well as catching a scoring pass and Jr. Scott Anderson had a 90 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to help lead the Warriors to a 35-21 victory over the Gilbert Tigers in the final game of the regular season and securing the Warriors an unblemished District 8 championship at 5-0 and secured playing at home in the first round of the state football playoffs this Friday. The Warriors will host the Spencer Tigers in a 7 PM kickoff at Warrior Stadium. In what has become somewhat repetitive in the last couple of games the Warriors fell behind early, 14-0, before responding with a pair of 2nd quarter scores to tie the game at 14 heading into locker room at the half which included Anderson’s return and a late score by the offense with 36 seconds left in the half after an Ethan Vetterick interception. Sr. QB Max Sutcliffe would give the Warriors a 21-14 lead in the 3rd scoring on a 35 yard run for a score only to have Gilbert return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown to knot the score at 21. The Warriors defense however would stiffen once again in the 2nd half keeping the Tigers out of the endzone while Sutcliffe would add another touchdown, this one on a 60 yard scamper and Nicholson would find the end zone from five yards out and seal the Warrior win. Gilbert amassed 353 total yards compared to the Warriors’ 287. Sutcliffe combined for 137 yards of rushing and was 13-29 for 119 yards through the air to lead the Warrior offense. Junior Ethan Vetterick had a monster game on the defensive side of the ball with 13 solo tackles to go along with his interception while Sr. Carson Raper contributed nine solo’s and had an interception and fumble recovery. Mason Lucas was perfect in his extra point attempts, going 5-5. As a reminder to Warrior fans that activity passes are not valid for the post season playoff game. State playoff long sleeve t-shirts will go on sale in the Athletic Office beginning on Wednesday for $15 as well as tickets that will be pre sold in the Athletic Office. Ticket prices are $8, Kindergarten – Adult and gates will open at 6 PM.   Week Nine District 8 Football Results Bondurant-Farrar 35, Carlisle 0 North Polk, Alleman 30, Ballard 26 Norwalk 35, Gilbert 21 District 8 Final Standings   District Overall Win Loss Tie Win Loss Tie Norwalk 5 0 0 6 3 0 Bondurant-Farrar 3 2 0 6 3 0 Carlisle 2 3 0 4 5 0 Gilbert 2 3 0 3 6 0 North Polk, Alleman 2 3 0 5 4 0 Ballard 1 4 0 4 5 0 Swimming The Norwalk Girls swimmers and the DSM Lincoln swim team will look forward to their post season regional qualifying meet this week as they will travel to Johnston for the diving portion of the meet on Thursday and then the swim portion will be held at Fort Dodge on Saturday in Fort Dodge. Best of luck swimmers. Volleyball The Norwalk Warrior Volleyball Team will host Gilbert tomorrow in the 2nd round of regional tournament play beginning at 7 PM. The winner will advance to the regional final game to be played on Monday...