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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tournament Champions!

Photo by Philip Chapman, article by Lauren McNanna

Congratulations to the Lady Norsemen Basketball Team for placing 1st at the 2008 Lisle Christmas Tournament! The Lady Norsemen defeated the Lady Coalers 53-31 to earn the 2008 Tournament title.

Laura Johnson led the way with 21 points while Sam Akre added 11 points and Lauren McNanna added 10 points. The Lady Norsemen jumped out to a 17-2 first quarter lead and they led 32-9 at halftime. In the second half, they kept up the defensive intensity and Coal City turned the ball over.

Congratulations to the Lady Norsemen for their tournament championship and also congrats to Lauren McNanna on her selection to the All-Tournament Team, and to Laura Johnson on being named Tournament Most Valuable Player!

Click the following link to read about the game: Newark impressive in winning Lisle title; Ottawa Times

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lady Norsemen Advance to Championship Game

Date: 12/29/08
Location: Lisle Tourney vs. St. Edwards
Result: Won 66-60

Laura Johnson led the way with 26 points while Lauren McNanna added 17 points. Sam Akre also added 8 points in the big victory. The Lady Norsemen trailed 31-24 at halftime, but came out focused in the second half. The Lady Norsemen's press bothered St. Edwards as they started to commit turnovers. Newark's defense really buckled down late in the game to secure the six point victory. Their next game is tonight, December 30 at Lisle vs. Coal City at 8 pm for the championship.

Submitted by Lauren McNanna

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lady Norsemen Advance to Semi-Finals

Date: 12/27/08
Location: Lisle Tourney vs. Iliana Christian
Result: Won 50-39

Laura Johnson led the way with 22 points and Lauren McNanna added 16 points. The Lady Norsemen led 25-19 at halftime and extended the lead to as many as 16 points in the second half. They have now advanced to the semi-finals on Monday, December 29 vs. the winner of Latin and St. Edward.

Submitted by Lauren McNanna

Monday, December 15, 2008


Congratulations to Laura J. on being named to the Ottawa Times Volleyball First Team! Laura set records in season and career assists, and was an integral part of the Lady Norsemen's 32-3 season.

Congratulations to Sam E. on being named to the Times second team for her record breaking number of digs during the 2008-2009 season.

We are proud of your accomplishments! Read more about First Team in the Ottawa Times.

Friday, December 12, 2008

2008 Times Volleyball Player of the Year

Congratulations to Sam Akre on being chosen The Times 2008 Volleyball Player of the Year! Sam Akre set many NCHS Lady Norsemen records including career kills, kills in a season, blocks and aces. Read about her accomplishment in the Ottawa Times.

In addition to being honored with the player of the year title, Sam was also named to the Times All-Area Volleyball First Team. Read more about First Team in the Ottawa Times.

Newark has been lucky to have such an accomplished player for the past four years as part of one of the finest Lady Norsemen Volleyball Teams in the school's history. If you see her in the hallway, be sure to congratulate her on being named Player of the Year and a great season.