THE WARRIOR WEEKLY
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
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NEWS & NOTES
LITTLE HAWKEYE CONFERENCE
Dallas Center-Grimes, Grinnell, Indianola, Newton, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, Pella, & Pella Christian
WARRIOR WEEKLY TRIVIA: In a cross country race how many entries are allowed for the varsity race and how many of those entries are used for team scoring? (The Warrior Weekly Trivia answer is located as the final bullet in the "Did You Know Section”
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The Boys and Girls Cross Country teams were on the course twice this past week hosting their own muddy and wet invitational on Monday and then traveled to Knoxville on Thursday for a makeup meet.
The Girls Cross Country Team made history at the Knoxville Meet, finishing with a perfect score of 15 points. This is the first time the Girls Cross Country Team has accomplished this. Norwalk took the top 7 spots with several personal best times. Winning the meet was Junior Annika Schulz in a time of 19:38. Placing 2nd through 7th were: Senior Annie Balk in 19:59, Freshman Kennedy Wendl in 20:25, Junior Emily Kehoe in 20:30, Junior Cacy Larson in 20:58, Junior Taylor Bergan in 21:09, and Freshman Emily Bellizzi in 21:11.
On Monday Oct 1st the Cross Country Teams hosted the Norwalk Invitational at McAninch Sports Complex. It was a rainy and cold day. We want to thank the Norwalk Parks and Rec Department for allowing the athletes to compete even though the conditions were not favorable. The Girls Varsity Team placed 4th out of 10 Teams and was led by Annika Schulz, Annie Balk, Annika Wallace, Kennedy Wendl, and Cacy Larson. Schulz placed 11th in 20:16, Balk placed 15th in 20:39, Wallace placed 17th in 20:40, Wendl placed 27th in 21:16, Larson was 29th in 21:38. Team Results were: Ballard, Pella, Grinnell, Norwalk, Newton, Winterset, Marshalltown, Bondurant-Farrar, PCM, Carlisle (with an incomplete team).
The boys cross country team took 9th out of 11 teams at the Norwalk Invitational last Monday. Five of the teams competing were ranked in the top 20 in Class 3A. Norwalk results were as follows: Patrick Foster was Norwalk’s highest place finisher coming in 23rd place with a time of 17:31 (PR), Derek Webster 17:38 (PR), Colin Frederick 18:58 (PR), Tommy Wright 19:01 (PR), Liam Buckley 19:04, Tyler Vaughan 19:16 (PR) and Jack Foster 19:27 (PR). Team standings were Carlisle, Grinnell, Pella, Ballard, Bondurant, Xavier, Marshalltown, Winterset, Norwalk, Newton, and PCM. On Thursday at Knoxville the Warriors were paced by three medalists – Patrick Foster in 16:43 and a runner up finish, Derek Webster in 17:14 (5th) and Austin Brenizer in 17:21 (7th). Followed by: Liam Buckley in 18:12, Colin Frederick in 18:16, Tommy Wright in 18:32, and Tyler Vaughan in 18:45. The Warriors finshed 2nd out of five teams.
The Warriors took control of their own playoff destiny on Friday as their physical and tenacious defensive play kept a Bondurant-Farrar offense under wraps in a 19-7 win over the Bluejays. The game was a battle of unbeaten District 8 teams with the winner taking control of the District 8 standings with only two games left in the regular season and with the victory Norwalk can now assure itself of a District 8 championship and a state playoff qualification by winning its next two games. The Warriors would get on the scoreboard first jumping out to a 6-0 lead on a 4 yard pass from Max Sutcliffe to Sam Rohrer midway through the 2nd quarter. BF would respond in the last three minutes of the first half to take a 7-6 lead. Norwalk however, would answer on the first play of the ensuing series as Sutcliff connected with WR Zach Marker on a 60 yard pass play with just over a minute left in the half to give the Warriors a 13-7 lead heading into the half and the Norwalk defense would stifle the Bluejay offense in the second half and Marker would ice the game with an 8 yard run in the 3rd quarter for a 19-7 final. The defense was the star of the game as the Bluejays were on a five game winning streak and averaging just over 38 points a game during that streak but a physical and aggressive defensive effort allowed only 145 yards of total offense including only 37 total rushing yards which was the staple of the BF offense coming into the game. LB Ben Clark had another monster game as he totaled 11 tackles including two for loss and a sack. Ethan Vetterick and Trey Wulf combined for 8 tackles apiece and CB Carson Raper had an interception. Offensively, the Warriors were not as efficient in this game as in the past few but they put up enough points to bring home a win. On the night the Warriors totaled 227 yards, with 55 of those yards coming on the ground and 172 through the air. Marker had six receptions for 98 yards and Christian Nicholson rambled for 43 yards on just nine carries. Norwalk will travel to Ballard on Friday to face off against a dangerous Bomber squad before returning to Warrior Stadium for their final regular season game of the year and Senior Night, October 19.
Week Seven District 8 Football Results
Carlisle 49, Ballard 21
North Polk, Alleman 22, Gilbert 16
Norwalk 19, Bondurant-Farrar 7
District 8 Standings
North Polk, Alleman
The swim team had the week off and will conclude their regular season this week in a meet against DSM East.
The Norwalk Warrior Volleyball Team picked up their third Little Hawkeye Conference win of the season as they defeated the Grinnell Tigers in four sets last week. Camryn Gilchrist led the Warriors recording her third double-double of the season with 14 kills and 17 digs. Gilchrist also finished with 2 blocks. Abby Allmon had 10 kills, and Sam Hoover contributed 8 kills and 3 blocks. Jalyn Simon had 7 kills and led the team with 4 aces. Emily Ellis controlled the offense with 23 assists, and Bailey Hochstein dished out 15 assists. Maddy Zimmerman led all defenders with 21 digs. She also had 8 assists. Ellis and Lexie Heim were also solid on defense with 12 and 10 digs respectively. The Warriors will travel to DCG on Tuesday for their final regular season conference match and then to Oskaloosa on Thursday for the Little Hawkeye Conference Tournament. Norwalk is currently 14-16 overall on the season. The IGHSAU released post season tournament brackets and the Warriors received a first round bye and will host the winner of the Gilbert and Ballard first round match on Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 7 PM. The winner will advance to the regional final game to be played on Monday, October 29 with team and place TBD.
ADDITIONAL ATHLETIC / ACTIVITIES NEWS
The Warrior Marching Band had a great performance at Valleyfest on Saturday. The band placed 7th out of 11 4A bands. The judges had many positive comments and the color guard had the 3rd highest score in the class. Nick Serck was designated as the outstanding marcher. The band concludes their season on Saturday hoping to achieve their 17th consecutive division I rating at the state festival and then finishing up at the Waukee Marching Invitational that evening.
THIS WEEKS ATHLETIC AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Norwalk Athletic / Activities Website: www.norwalkwarriors.org
Norwalk Athletic / Activities Twitter Account: @norwalk_pride
Norwalk Athletic Hall of Fame: http://www.norwalkwarriors.org/main/otherad/contentID/39815797
Norwalk Music Boosters: www.norwalkmusicboosters.com
Norwalk Athletic Booster Club: www.Be-A-Warrior.com
Norwalk Athletic & Activity Schedules: www.littlehawkeyeconference.com Click on the advanced view for all scheduled activities.
Norwalk Facilities Calendar:http://fs-norwalk.rschooltoday.com/calendar/index/index/viewtype/6
Iowa High School Athletic Association: www.iahsaa.org
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union: www.ighsau.org
Quick Stats: http://quikstatsiowa.com
Athletic Department Concussion Protocol:
Norwalk Warrior Apparel: www.thenorwalkshop.com
NORWALK'S ATHLETIC / ACTIVITIES PHILOSOPHICAL PILLAR
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?
Warrior Weekly Trivia Answer: Each team is allowed 7 entries and the top 5 entries are scored based on their placing to determine the team score.
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