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2011 Class 1A Boys' Basketball State Champions
2008 Class 1A Girls' Basketball State Runner-Up
2009 Class 1A Girls' Volleyball Sectional Champions

Monday, November 30, 2009

Norsemen Take Opening Tournament

Congratulations to the Norsemen on their 3-0 Serena Tournament Championship Victory!

The first game was against St. Bede where the Norsemen went into half time trailing. Then the Norsemen came out after the half reenergized and came away with the win 76-67.

The second game was against Leland-Earlville. The Norsemen wanted to come out strong and kept up the intensity throughout the game, resulting in a 74-28 win.

The Norsemen’s final game was against the tournament host Serena. The Huskers tried to out muscle the Norsemen, but the Newark boys were able to tough out the win 76-47. The Norsemen finished as tournament champions for the fourth straight year, and had their captains Kyle Anderson and John Avery named All-Tournament.

Come cheer on your Norsemen for the home opener on Tuesday December 1.

Submitted by: Zac Thanepohn

Times Player of the Year!!

Congratulations to Katie Larson for being chosen as the Times Player of the year!! We are very proud of you!!

Girls Volleyball: A reminder that Awards Night is on Wednesday at 7:00!

Lady Norsemen Defeat Aurora Christian

Date: November 24th
Opponent: Aurora Christian
Result: Won 48-32

The Lady Norsemen came out ready to play against Aurora Christian. The game was close early, but the Lady Norsemen were able to pull away in the second quarter thanks to some nice plays by junior Katie Larson. The Lady Norsemen played very good defensively and never let Aurora Christian back in the game. Katie Larson led the way with 19 points and Lauren McNanna added 12 points. The Lady Norsemen's next game is November 30th at Indian Creek. It is the first conference game and they are looking forward to a great performance. Good Luck!!!!

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lady Norsemen struggle, defense leads to 38-31 win over ACC

Date: November 20
Opponent: Aurora Central Catholic
Result: Won 38-31

The Lady Norsemen struggled mightily throughout the entire game. They couldn't make lay-ups and almost everything they shot wouldn't drop. But their defense is what kept them in the game. The Lady Norsemen trailed almost the entire game until the 4th quarter. Down the stretch the Lady Norsemen were able to make their free throws and come away with the 38-31 victory. Although the game was ugly, Lauren McNanna led the way with 11 points, Katie Larson added 8 points, and Miranda Schmidt had 6 points. The Lady Norsemen's next game is Tuesday, November 24th at Aurora Christian.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lady Norsemen Move to 2-1

Date: November 19th
Opponent: Serena
Result: Won 60-24

The Lady Norsemen moved to 2-1 in the tournament after their win against the Serena Lady Huskers. The Lady Norsemen jumped out to an early lead and led 39-11 at halftime. They were able to get more shots and many more players contributed to the victory. Lauren McNanna led the way with 11 points, Katie Larson and Miranda Schmidt added 10 points, Tara Bernard had 9 points and Kayla Milakis had 8 points. The Lady Norsemen's next game is Friday, November 20th at 6:30 in Somonauk. They will take on the Aurora Central Catholic Lady Chargers. Good Luck Ladies!!!

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Lady Norsemen Fall to Wheaton Academy

Date: November 18th
Opponent: Wheaton Academy
Result: Lost 43-31

The Lady Norsemen went into the game knowing that it was going to be a very tough task to win. Wheaton Academy is a very fast team and they showed that in the beginning when they pressed and got some fast break lay-ups. The Lady Norsemen stayed close throughout as they only trailed 20-11 at halftime. After the third quarter the Lady Warriors of Wheaton Academy extended their lead to 33-18. But the Lady Norsemen would eventually get within 10 points, but that was as close as they got. The Lady Norsemen struggled to find shots as they only attempted 29 for the entire game. Lauren McNanna led the team with 21 points, Tara Bernard and Katie Larson added 6 and 4 points respectively.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Lady Norsemen Basketball off to a Good Start

Date: November 16th
Opponent: Plano
Result: Won 46-19

The Lady Norsemen started off their season on November 16th at the Somonauk Breakout Tournament. They faced the Lady Reapers of Plano. You could tell it was the first game of the season because neither team was in sync. The Lady Norsemen jumped out to a big lead and never looked back as they cruised to the 46-19 victory. Lauren McNanna and Miranda Schmidt led the way with 10 points apiece, while Tara Bernard and Ashley Edwards added 8 points.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LTC Volleyball Team Honorees

Congratulations to Sammi Eddy, Katie Larson, and Miranda Schmidt for being named to the Little-Ten All-Conference Volleyball Team. The Lady Norsemen also had two unanimous choices - Sammi Eddy & Katie Larson. Congratulations on your award and good luck in your future! Read about the LTC Team in the Times.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Congratulations, girls, on a great Volleyball season!! We are very proud of you!! Also, a big thank you to all those students and staff members who supported us all season and in the post season ----- you are the best!! (t.n.)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Lady Norsemen Conclude a Historic Season

The 2009 Lady Norsemen Volleyball Team achieved new heights of success by becoming the first Volleyball Team in School History to earn a Sectional Championship Title.

The Lady Norsemen's 25-13 season came to a close on Saturday, November 7th, against Lanark Eastland during Supersectionals.

The 2009 Lady Norsemen had many accomplishments including advancement into Class 1A Elite Eight, Sectional Championship Title, Regional Championship Title, and Aurora Christian Invitational Championship Title.

Individual accomplishments include Katie Larson, Miranda Schmidt, and Sam Eddy's selection to the All-Conference Team. Within this season Coach Nagel surpassed the 200-win mark for her eight-year coaching career.

Although this season has come to a close, the Newark Volleyball team will be a team to watch in years to come. Looking to the future, Newark has young talent that can strive to surpass this new standard now set by the 2009 Lady Norsemen.

Congratulations Lady Norsemen on a fantastic volleyball season and good luck in your future!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen Volleyball Team for your Serena Class 1A Sectional Championship victory Thursday night against Hinckley Big Rock Lady Royals! The Lady Norsemen have now advanced to the Super Sectional Game vs. Lanark Eastland to be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at South Beloit at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door.

South Beloit High School
245 Prairie Hill Rd.
South Beloit, IL 61080-2579

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Read more about the game in the Times:
Sectional title a reality for Lady Norsemen
Larson develops into Newark's court leader


Everyone here at Newark High is SOOOOOO proud of our volleyball Team for making it to the Super Sectionals!! Congratulations to the whole team and Coach Nagel for doing such a wonderful job!! You looked M A R V E L O U S!! BEST OF LUCK TOMORROW NIGHT.

Winter Sports Athletes

11/5/09-Attention Winter Sport Athletes: The boy's basketball and cheerleading meeting to collect physicals, athletic codes, steroid forms and fees will be at 5 pm in the student center tonight. Parent Cheerleading meeting will be at 6 pm on Monday, Nov. 9th. in Mrs. Navarro's room. Practice until 7:30 pm will following immediately after the meeting. All materials must be turned in before any athlete will be allowed to practice. Tardy paperwork and fees will result in game suspension(s) depending on how late all materials are turned in. Any questions please see Mrs. Navarro

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Lady Norsemen Advance to Sectional Championship
Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen Volleyball Team for your Serena Class 1A Sectional victory Tuesday night against Chicago Morgan Park Academy. Read about the game in the Times. The Lady Norsemen have now advanced to the Sectional Championship game vs. Hinckley to be held at Serena High School on Thursday at 7PM. Come Cheer Your Lady Norsemen Team!!!