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Friday, January 29, 2010

Lady Norsemen Dominate on Senior Night

Date: January 28
Opponent: Kirkland-Hiawatha
Result: Won 83-20

The Lady Norsemen were excited to play Thursday night because it was senior night. Everyone wanted to play aggressively and get a big win for the seniors. That is exactly what they did. The Lady Norsemen dominated from start to finish. They played tenacious defense and executed their offense almost to perfection. Lauren McNanna led the team with 21 points, Katie Larson added 10 points, and Tara Bernard contributed 9 points. With this win, the Lady Norsemen improve to 18-5 on the season and 6-1 in conference play. Congratulations to the seniors and good luck in your future. Their next game is Tuesday, February 2 at home against Mooseheart.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna
Photos by: Megan Devick

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lady Norsemen Win Against Plano

Date: January 26
Opponent: Plano
Result: Won 58-28

The Lady Norsemen came out Tuesday night wanting to show that they have improved throughout the season. This is exactly what they did. The Newark ladies played great team defense in the first half which led to a 40-10 halftime advantage. The Lady Norsemen did not slow down in the second half and went on to the 58-28 victory. Lauren McNanna led the team with 12 points, Taylor Rehberg added 10 points, and Kirstie Anderson contributed 8 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 17-5 on the season. Their next game is January 28 at home against conference opponent Kirkland-Hiawatha. It is also Senior Night so we hope to see a lot of people there.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Monday, January 25, 2010


Congratulations to the Newark JV Girls Basketball team for winning the Little 10 Conference Tournament on Saturday in Kirkland. The girls defeated Kirkland-Hiawatha 36-19 and Indian Creek 34-26 for the Championship. Great Job Girls!!

Lady Norsemen Fall in Championship Game

Date: January 22
Opponent: Hinckley-Big Rock
Result: Lost 63-39

The Lady Norsemen knew they would have to play an almost perfect game in order to beat the defending state champs, but they could not get things going. Hinckley came out on fire and never cooled down. They led 25-5 after the first quarter and the Lady Norsemen were never able to get a run going to cut into the lead. The Newark girls never hung there heads. They came out in the second half and continued to compete until the final buzzer. The ladies know they could possibly meet Hinckley again in the postseason and they will be ready if that happens, but they still have the rest of the regular season to look forward to. Lauren McNanna led the team with 21 points and Lauren Tollefson added 9 points. With this loss, the Lady Norsemen fall to 16-5 on the season. The team will look to rebound from this loss on January 26 at home against Plano.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Friday, January 22, 2010

Lady Norsemen Advance to Title Game

Date: January 21
Opponent: Serena
Result: Won 46-31

The Lady Norsemen came out of the gates firing as they took an early 9-0 lead. They led 24-12 at halftime, but Serena forced eight turnovers in the third quarter to get right back in the game. Entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Norsemen only led by six points, but they played much better and were able to come away with the 46-31 victory. Miranda Schmidt led the team with 12 points and Lauren McNanna added 11 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen advance to the championship game tonight, January 22, at Hinckley-Big Rock against the hosts at 8:00. Come support the Lady Norsemen!!!!!

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Norsemen Cruise to a Win at Home

Date: January 19, 2010
Opponent: Serena High School
Result: Newark 69 Serena 48

The Norsemen took on conference foe Serena at home Tuesday night. Newark played decent basketball in the first half with the score at halftime being 31-21. And in the second half, the Norsemen stretched the lead and were in complete control for the rest of the game. The focus of this game for the Norsemen was to get the ball inside and score in the paint, which they did very well. They finished the game with 46 of their 69 points scored in the paint. Brett Anderson was a big part of that scoring as he had 24 points to lead the Norsemen. Kyle Anderson had 17 points as well. Newark is now 5-0 in the conference and in sole possession of first place. The next game will be Friday, January 29 at Leland-Earlville.

Submitted by: John Avery

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lady Norsemen Win in Conference Tournament

Date: January 19
Opponent: Earlville
Result: Won 53-28

The Lady Norsemen moved one step closer to the tournament championship game after defeating Earlville Tuesday night. The ladies started off slow, but picked it up as the game went on. Newark led by 12 points at halftime and never looked back. Lauren McNanna led the way with 14 points and Miranda schmidt added 11 points. The Lady Norsemen improve to 15-4 on the seaon. Their next game is Thursday, January 21st at Hinckley-Big Rock against Serena at 7:15.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna 

Norsemen Win Close Game at Home

Date: January 16, 2010
Opponent: Iroquois West High School
Result: Newark 63 Iroquois West 58

Newark took on a very talented Iroquois West team at home on Saturday, January 16. The Norsemen struggled defensively to stop Iroquois in the first half, but played much better defense in the second half of Saturday’s game. The Norsemen were lead by Kyle Anderson who scored 20 points. John Avery scored 17 and had 7 rebounds. Brett Anderson added 14 points and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Russell McGrath chipped in 6 points as well. The next game for Newark will be Tuesday, January 19 against Serena. They will look to remain undefeated in the conference.

Submitted by: John Avery

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lady Norsemen Lose Tough Contest

Date: January 14
Opponent: Hinckley-Big Rock
Result: Lost 46-30

The Lady Norsemen came out strong Thursday night against conference rival Hinckley-Big Rock. After falling behind 4-0 the Lady Norsemen bounced back and got some shots to fall. The Lady Norsemen's intensity was very high in the first half which led to them leading 19-15 at the half. The second half was a different story though. The Lady Norsemen knew Hinckley would come out with more intensity and be more aggressive in the second half, but they were going to try to sustain their run. The Lady Royals did exactly that which led to their 46-30 win. Lauren McNanna led the way with 17 points and Katie Larson added 7 points. With this loss the Lady Norsemen fall to 14-4 on the season and 5-1 in conference play. There next game is January 19th in the conference tournament at Hinckley against Earlville.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lady Norsemen Win Big in Conference Play

Date: January 11
Opponent: Earlville
Result: Won 73-32

The Lady Norsemen struggled in the first quarter to get shots to fall, but from the second quarter to the final buzzer they picked up their intensity and came away with a big win. The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter of play, but the Lady Norsemen were able to grab the lead heading into the half. In the third quarter they broke open the lead thanks to some key defensive plays that led to Earlville turnovers. Katie Larson led the way with 17 points, Lauren McNanna added 12 points, and Olivia Janssen had 10 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 14-3 on the season and 5-0 in conference play. Their next game is Thursday, January 14 against conference rival Hinckley-Big Rock. Come help root on the Lady Norsemen!!!

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lady Norsemen Win in Scrappy Game

Date: January 9
Opponent: Seneca
Result: Won 50-38

The Lady Norsemen came out ready to shoot Saturday afternoon as they attempted 22 shots in the first quarter. They led 13-8 after the first quarter and 29-16 at halftime. The Lady Norsemen were able to push the lead to 22 before Seneca made a late run in the fourth quarter. The Lady Norsemen were also able to out-rebound the Lady Irish thanks to Tara Bernard's game high 18 boards. Lauren McNanna led the Lady Norsemen with 25 points, Tara Bernard added 8 points, and Miranda Schmidt contributed 7 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 13-3 on the season. Their next game is tonight, January 11 at home against conference opponent Earlville. Good Luck ladies!!

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Lisle Tournament

The Lady Norsemen finished the 2009 Lisle Tournament with a record of 2-2. On Dec. 29, Newark defeated Holy Trinity 69-20. In this game Lauren McNanna surpassed the 1000 point mark in her career. On Dec. 30, the Lady Norsemen defeated Mt. Assisi 77-73 in an exciting win after four overtimes. The next Varsity game will be away against Serena on January 7th at 7:00 p.m. Good luck Lady Norsemen!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Congratulations to Senior Lauren McNanna for surpassing the 1,000-point career total during the Lisle Christmas Classic! Lauren is only the sixth player in NCHS history to surpass this benchmark. Also congrats to Lauren for making the All-Tournament Team. Way to go!