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Warrior Weekly 9-9-19




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Dallas Center-Grimes, Grinnell, Indianola, Newton, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, Pella, & Pella Christian

WARRIOR WEEKLY TRIVIA: The last time the boys cross country team qualified for the state cross country meet was what year? (The Warrior Weekly Trivia answer is located as the final bullet in the "Did You Know Section”

Norwalk Athletic Hall of Fame Selections for 2019

A good Monday Warrior Fans. A subtle reminder that homecoming will be the week of September 23rd, with the Community Pep Rally on Thursday beginning at 7 PM and the football game vs. Carlisle on Friday. On-line membership is still available on the new Norwalk Athletic Booster Club web site. Family and single adult activity passes for the 2019-20 school year are also available depending on your membership level. As a reminder all but $5 of your membership donation can be designated to any sport of your choosing. Check out the on-line membership form at  Thank you for your continued support of our Norwalk student-athletes and athletic programs through your booster club membership. Activity passes can also be purchased directly from the Athletic / Activities Office by using this link:

Cross Country

The Warrior Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams participated in a pair of meets last week and both teams continue to impress in relationship to their team and individual successes. Both teams competed at the DCG Invitational last Tuesday and then headed to Pella for the Dutch Invite on Saturday.

The girls team placed 2nd at the DC-G Meet behind #3 ranked DC-G and edging #6 ranked Atlantic.  The Warriors had six medalists:  Seniors Emily Kehoe, Abbie Davitt, and Cacy Larson,  Junior Annika Wallace, Sophomore Kiana Vogel, and Freshman Breelie Mauro.  On Saturday, at the Pella Invitational, the Warriors pulled off the Team Victory and beat #5 ranked North Polk along with #12 ranked Pella. Team scores were as follows:  Norwalk 35, North Polk 75, Mount Pleasant 86, Bondurant-Farrar 127, Pella 139, Nevada 144, Knoxville 169, and Oskaloosa 171.  Norwalk's Varsity all placed in the top 20 receiving medals. Individual finishes included Freshman Breelie Mauro 5th in 21:18, senior Annika Schulz 6th in 21:23, sophomore Kiana Vogel 7th in 21:24, junior Annika Wallace 8th 21:30, sophomore Morgan Weeks 9th 21:37, senior Abbie Davitt 21:51, and sophomore Kennedy Wendl 12th in 21:56.

The boy’s team also had a very successful week placing 3rd overall out of 10 schools at DCG, behind #1 ranked Carlisle (by 15 points) and #2 ranked DCG (by only 5 points). The Warriors finished ahead of  #11 ranked Atlantic by 33 points and #6 in 2A DSM Christian by 37 points. The Warriors top five finishers were all medalists: Patrick Foster (4th), Derek Webster (9th), Jack Brown (12th), Donovan Card (20th) and Will Chase (22nd) with all five finishing below an 18:00 min. 5k time. On Saturday the Warriors followed up their solid DCG run with another quality outing at Pella on Saturday as the Warriors finished in 2nd place in the team standings only 3 pts. behind the meet winner, Gilbert. Four of the seven runners finished the race as medalists, including Derek Webster (5th), Patrick Foster (7th), Jack Brown (8th), and Donovan Card (11th). Will Chase was 21st, Austin Brenizer 29th, and Luke Geyer was 31st.

Both teams head to Winterset on Tuesday to compete in the Husky Invitational.  


The Warriors hosted DCG on Friday to a near capacity crowd at Warrior Stadium and they were treated to an exciting game in which a defensive struggle between both teams resulted in a double overtime thriller with unfortunately DCG coming out on top 27-21. Trailing at the end of the 1st qtr 7-0, the Warriors knotted the score on a 25 yard touchdown pass from Sr. Zach Marker to Jr. Ethan Carlson and then took the lead in the 3rd qtr on a 12 yard run by Marker 14-7. DCG however would respond by driving 80 yards late in the 4th to knot the score at 14 apiece sending the game into overtime. Both teams exchanged touchdowns and PAT’s in the first overtime as Jr. Chase McKinney hauled in a ten yard pass from Marker but that would be the end of the Warriors scores as they were held in check in the 2nd OT while DCG added a touchdown for the final margin of victory. Norwalk totaled 283 yards on the night while the Warrior defense was solid giving up only 218. Marker led the Warriors with 101 yards on the ground and threw for another 138. Sr. Ben Clark had a monster night on the defensive side of the ball totaling 14 tackles including 12 solos and two sacks. Sr. Ethan Vetterick had 11 tackles including 5 solos. Norwalk will travel to Pella this Friday for another non-district game with the 9th grade beginning at 4:45 with the varsity to follow at 7:30. The Warriors are now 1-1 overall on the year.


The DSM Lincoln swim team hosted Ames last week in their only meet of the week and the Little Cyclones proved why they are the #1 ranked team in the state as they defeated the Rails 134-52. Unfortunately we did not receive individual results prior to this distribution and the WW apologizes for that.


The Warrior volleyball team had another busy week as they kicked off the Little Hawkeye Conference schedule, traveling to Indianola on Tuesday and then to ADM for the Tiger Tournament on Thursday. Norwalk looked to get an early advantage in the conference standings last week as they headed to Indianola to take on the #10 ranked Indians in Class 5A and it looked early on as they may do just that jumping out to a 2-0 lead in sets only to see Indianola storm back to take the last three sets and win the match (25-23, 25-7, 14-25, 14-25, 10-15). The Warriors had three hitters with eight kills on the night,  Camryn Gilchrist, Jalyn Simon, and Abbi Brenizer. Sam Hoover led the team with 6 total blocks. The Warrior setters, Emily Ellis and Grace Sutcliffe finished with 15 and 14 assists respectively. Maddy Zimmerman led the team with 18 digs, and Gilchrist finished with 16 digs while Sutcliffe had 14.

The Warriors went 3-2 at the ADM Invitational on Thursday. Norwalk defeated Nevada (2-1), Atlantic (2-0), and ADM (2-1), and lost to Gilbert (2-1) and Woodward-Granger (2-0). The Warrior attack was led by senior Abby Allmon who finished the night with 23 kills. Camryn Gilchrist contributed 21 kills and led all defenders with 46 digs. Sam Hoover, Jalyn Simon, and Allmon all contributed 12 total blocks. Hoover and Simon contributed on the offensive side with 16 and 14 kills respectively while Hanna Reeg and Abbi Brenizer had 14 and 10 kills. Emily Ellis led the team with 49 assists and also had 18 digs while Grace Sutcliffe dished out 39 assists. Maddy Zimmerman was solid in the back row with 44 digs, and Lexie Heim contributed 19 digs and a team high 6 aces on the night.

Norwalk will host Pella Christian on Tuesday in their home opener and for their second match in Little Hawkeye Conference play.


The Norwalk Athletic and Activities Office is proud to announce this year’s Norwalk Athletic Hall of Fame Class that consists of four former athletes and one coach. Congratulations to the following on their 2019 selection to the Norwalk Athletic Hall of Fame.

Van Atherton – Class of 1972

Cindy Johnston Ford – Class of 1977

Christopher “Kit” Anderson – Class of 2011

Head Coach Henry Christowski – Softball Coach from 1969 – 1980

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at this year’s Homecoming Community Pep Rally which will be held on Thursday, September 26 beginning at 6 PM. A reception will also be held after the pep rally. The 2019 class will also be recognized at halftime of the homecoming game on Friday, September 27.



Activity Type Day Date Time Versus Location
Cross-Country:  High School   Invitational Tue 09/10/2019 4:30pm Winterset Lakeview Country Club
Volleyball:  JV   Match Tue 09/10/2019 5:30pm Pella Christian Norwalk High School
Volleyball:  9th Grade   Match Tue 09/10/2019 5:30pm Pella Christian Norwalk High School
Volleyball:  Varsity   Match Tue 09/10/2019 7:15pm Pella Christian Norwalk High School
Swimming: Varsity  Meet  Tue 9/10/2019 5:30pm Hoover DSM Hoover 
Swimming: Varsity  Meet  Thur 9/12/2019 5:30pm Carroll  DSM Lincoln 
Football:  9th Grade   Game Fri 09/13/2019 4:45pm Pella Pella High School
Football:  Varsity   Game Fri 09/13/2019 7:30pm Pella Pella High School
Volleyball:  JV   Tournament Sat 09/14/2019 9:00am Winterset Winterset High School


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Success in all of Norwalk athletics & activities is the ultimate goal, but the lesson learned in the journey to success is what we value more than wins, losses, or ratings. The lessons we teach and what the participants learn is what prepares them for success in life. The performance of our coaches, sponsors, and directors of our programs is more dependent on how they perform in the journey with those participants and not in the end result.

Did You Know?

  • You should feel free to forward the Warrior Weekly?
  • Are you a Music or Athletic Booster member yet? Membership forms for both can be found on the school district website under the activity link. Or click on the quick links above.
  • 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.
  • Have you checked out the athletic / activities website?? If not, go to
  • The next Norwalk Athletic Booster Club meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2019. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM in the high school library. All members are encouraged and welcome to attend. The date for the meeting has been changed due to the regularly scheduled meeting which fell on homecoming week.
  • We want to thank all of those parents who assist in volunteering in the concession stands. This is a great way to be a role model for your student athlete and giving back through community service.
  • The financial support provided to all of our athletic programs by the Norwalk Athletic Booster Club in large measure is from concession sales during all of our contests and relies on the volunteerism from those parents whose son or daughter participates in those programs.
  • The Norwalk Athletic Booster Club contributed nearly $45,000 to Norwalk Athletic Programs a year ago due to the support of Warrior Fan memberships and assistance in the concession stands.
  • You can now follow the Norwalk Athletic / Activities Department news on twitter @norwalk_pride
  • Have you signed up for the "notify me" alert on Norwalk's conference website? See the quick link above to be registered and be notified through your computer or smart phone via email and text.
  • Remember, we are all ambassadors of how other schools and communities perceive us based on how we conduct ourselves as fans during competition?
  • It's ok to be a POSITIVE rabid Warrior fan?


Warrior Weekly Trivia Answer: 1993