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Warrior Weekly 11-4-19




Follow the Norwalk Athletic / Activities Office News on Twitter @norwalk_pride



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

WARRIOR WEEKLY TRIVIA: Part 1: Norwalk football has qualified for the state football playoff quarterfinals in four times. Can you name the years it has occurred?  (The Warrior Weekly Trivia answer is located as the final bullet in the "Did You Know Section”


A good Monday Warrior Fans. What a fantastic week to be a Warrior with so many positive and successful results from a number of our programs during post season competition this past week. It is perhaps one of the most successful fall seasons in school history which includes the success of our marching band a couple of weeks ago. Our volleyball and cross country teams ended their seasons last week but the football team and a number of Norwalk swimmers prolonged their season into this week with Warriors reaching the state quarterfinals in the state football playoffs and a number of swimmers qualifying for the state swim meet. Believe it or not the winter sports programs will begin in the next couple of weeks with boys swim, bowling, and girls basketball set to begin official practice on Monday, November 11 while boys basketball and wrestling will get officially underway on November 18. Athletes are reminded that they must have updated physicals before being allowed to participate.

The Norwalk Athletic Booster Club is a vital and supportive organization whose contributions are the foundational cornerstone for all of our athletic program success. A goal of the NABC is to broaden their brand and support of the Warriors by expanding booster club access through additional social media platforms. You can check out all of the NABC current information, news, and support on any of the following platforms.

Twitter: be-a-warrior (@NABC_GoWarriors)

Instagram: norwalkboosterclub

Facebook: @norwalkathleticboosterclub

Snapchat: nabc-beawarrior

Website: be-a-warrior


Cross Country

For the first time in school history both the boys and girls cross country teams qualified for the State Cross Country Meet which was held in Fort Dodge this past Saturday. For the boys it was their first state appearance since 1993 and for the girls it was their second consecutive state appearance and the third in program history. The girls race was held first and the Warriors improved on their overall finish from a year ago as they finished in 12th place as a team in the 15 team field. Fr. Breelie Mauro led the way finishing in 28th place for the Warriors in a time of 20:06, she was followed by So. Morgan Weeks in a time of 20:10 placing 31st. JR. Annika Wallace was 59th in 20:59, Sr. Annika Schulz was 65th in 21:03, Sr. Abbie Davitt was 72nd in a time of 21:29, Sr. Emily Kehoe was 83rd in 22:03, and So. Kennedy Wendl was 94th in a time of 22:20. Making their first appearance in the State CC Meet in 26 years the boys cross country team had an impressive showing as they finished in 9th place as a team out of 15 schools. Jr. Derek Webster led the way for Norwalk as he placed 17th in a time of 16:41. Derek was just shy of a state medal by two places. Fr. Donovan Card ran a strong race finishing 30th in a time of 17:02. Fr. Jack Brown was 37th in 17:10, So. Luke Geyer, 60th, in 17:30, Jr. Patrick Foster was 64th in 17:34, Fr. Will Chase, 69th in 17:41, and Jr. Austin Brenizer was 81st in a time of 18:02. The Little Hawkeye Conference was well represented as four conference school qualified both their boys and girls teams while one school qualified their girls squad. Congratulations to fellow Little Hawkeye Conference School DCG, whose boys team captured the Class 3A state title while their girls team were runner-up champions. Congratulations Warriors on a great season and for your strong performance at this years state meet. Lets do it again next year. Below is the team state finishes for both the girls and boys races.



Girls State Team Results

PLACE TEAM                                 POINTS 

  1 Ballard                                    57   

  2 Dallas Center-Grimes                80   

  3 Wahlert, Dubuque                    125   

  4 Harlan                                      168  

  5 Bishop Heelan Catholic              193   

  6 Center Point - Urbana               198   

  7 Solon                                        227  

  8 Pella                                         236  

 9* Decorah                                  240  

10* Grinnell                                    240   

 11 Spencer                                    245  

 12 Norwalk                                   255  

 13 Charles City                             269   

 14 Glenwood                                 308  

 15 Adm, Adel                                321  


Boys State Team Results

PLACE TEAM                                 POINTS 

  1 Dallas Center-Grimes                 109   

  2 Clear Creek-Amana                   110   

  3 Center Point-Urbana                 127   

  4 Wahlert Catholic, Dub              156  

  5 Marion                                      174  

 6* Gilbert                                     179  

 7* Carlisle                                     179

  8 Decorah                                   188   

  9 Norwalk                                    208  

 10 Pella                                         225   

 11 North Polk, Alleman                  236  

 12 Humboldt                                243   

 13 Waverly-Shell Rock                  265  

 14 Atlantic                                   280  

 15 Grinnell                                    288

If you were not able to make it to Warrior Stadium last Friday for Norwalk’s first round of the state football playoffs against Glenwood then you missed an epic 1st Qtr comeback and then a three quarter domination by the Warriors on both sides of the ball to advance to the Warriors fourth quarterfinal round game in school history with a 42-28 win over the Rams. It looked bleak early as the Warriors yielded three Glenwood touchdowns on their first three possessions to trail 21-0 early in the 2nd qtr. until Sr. Scott Anderson returned the ensuing kickoff of Glenwood’s third touchdown 97 yards for the Warriors first touchdown of the night and Norwalk would not relinquish the momentum as they would outscore the Rams 42-7 over the next 2 ½ quarters. Sr. QB Zach Marker would play a role in the next five Warrior scores as he rushed for three touchdowns and threw for a pair as well as Norwalk rolled up 22 points in the 2nd quarter alone and then tacked on another 20 points in the second half. Marker accounted for 397 of the 439 yards of total offense on the night as he rushed for 181 yards on 25 carries while completing 11 of 20 passes for 216 yards. Anderson scored his second touchdown on a 38 yard pass from Marker while Jr. Ethan Carlson hauled in the other. After the quick 21 unanswered points by the Rams, the Warrior defense stiffened shutting out the Rams in the second half  yielding only 274 yards of total offense on the night while also forcing three Glenwood turnovers. Sr. LB Ben Clark led the Warrior defensive effort with 8 solo tackles including four for loss and a pair of sacks. Sr. Safety Ethan Vetterick contributed seven solo tackles as well as a fumble recovery. Jr. Grant Larson and Jr. Cade Schmidt each had an interception. The victory now moves Norwalk into the State Quarterfinals this coming Friday as they will travel to Seargeant Bluff-Luton for a 7 PM kick in which the winner advances to the state semi-final game to be held at the UNI Dome on Thursday, November 14. The Warriors are now 9-1 on the season. 


The Norwalk swimmers and the DSM Lincoln Swim Team had a very successful State Qualifying Meet on Saturday hitting two school records along with 15 different top five all time school history swims. That effort was rewarded with 11 different girls in 13 different events between the swimming and diving portion qualifying for the state meet this coming weekend in Marshalltown. Included in those 13 events are three top 10 seeded relays. Those Norwalk swimmers included in qualifying for the State Swim Meet are:

Chloe Marquis: Ranked top 20 in the 100 fly and 100 back (school record holder in both) and in two top 10 seeded relays, Hannah Groos: Qualified in the 100 back and is currently ranked #2 all time in school history and Torin Lackmann: Qualified in the 100 breast and is currently ranked #2 all time in school history
Alternates include Emma Chase and Ellie Sizemore both of whom set personal best times in every event they swam Saturday. Ellie is now ranked #3 all time in her 500 free and #4 all time in the 200 free in school history. Best of luck to our Norwalk swimmers and the DSM Lincoln Swim Team


The Warriors traveled to Glenwood last week for a semi-final regional tournament VB match with the Rams hoping to reach the State Regional final game for the third year in a row. Norwalk jumped ahead early with a 25-11 win in the first set but unfortunately could not recover after losing the second set 25-16 and eventually the match three sets to 1, dropping the third set 25-18 and the fourth set 25-16. Abby Brenizer led the Warriors in kills with 10, while Emily Ellis had 19 assists and Camryn Gilchrist had 23 digs. Norwalk ends the season with an overall record of 25-17.













CIDL Tourn



5:30 pm


Pella high Shool

Football:  Varsity 





Sergeant Bluff –Luton

Sergeant Bluff-Luton


State Meet


11/8 & 9/2019

11 AM Diving (Fri)

5 PM Swim (Fri)

12 PM Swim (Sat)


Multiple Schools

Marshalltown YMCA & YWCA



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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, November 20, 2019. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM in the high school library. All members are encouraged and welcome to attend. The date has changed due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 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: The football team qualified for the state football playoff quarterfinals in 1983, 1993, 2015, and now in 2019