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Friday, February 26, 2010

Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen basketball team for your Regional Victory! The Norsemen have now advanced to Sectional Semifinals to be held on Tuesday, March 2nd, 7:30 p.m. at Somonauk vs. Deerfield (Chicagoland Jewish).

Ticket Information
Pre-Sale Tickets for Tuesday's Sectional Semifinal game will go on sale for JV Players, Team Parents/Family, and Staff on Monday, March 1st from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Students from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and General Public from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Regional Championship Information

The Regional Championship game will be played Friday, Feb. 26. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Doors to the gym at Serena will open at 6:15 p.m. Serena High School's gym has a seating capacity of 1,100. This limit will be strictly enforced. Tickets will be sold general admission. Ticket prices have been set by the Illinois High School Association at $4.00.

Good luck Norsemen!

Newark Advances to Regional Championship

Date: February 25, 2010
Opponent: Somonauk
Result: Newark 66 Somonauk 54
Submitted by: John Avery

The Norsemen took on familiar foe Somonauk in their first regional game on Wednesday night. The Norsemen started out pretty solid as they led 20-14 at the end of one quarter of play. The second quarter was rough for Newark. Somonauk went on a 20-5 run in this quarter and led 34-25 at halftime. The Norsemen struggled rebounding the entire game and also struggled with fouls. In the second half, the Norsemen fought hard and won the game with the final score reading 66-54. Somonauk played a very good game, but Newark was able to come away with a win in the end. Kyle Anderson led all scorers with 29 points and Jeremy Anderson added 12 points. The Norsemen will take on Ottawa-Marquette in the regional championship game Friday night at Serena. Come support the Norsemen!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Baseball & Softball Meeting

Attention Baseball and Softball players: The meeting to collect physicals, athletic codes and fees is Thurs. 2/25 at 6 p.m. The athletic fee is $35. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Navarro.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Congratulations to Lauren McNanna for advancing to the State Finals in the three point shooting contest. Lauren will compete February 25-26, at Illinois State University.
Good luck at State!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Lady Norsemen Lose Heart-breaker in Regional Championship

Date: February 11
Opponent: Ottawa Marquette
Result: Lost 50-47

The Lady Norsemen were looking for their fourth straight regional championship Thursday night as they took on Marquette. The Newark girls fell behind by 16 points early, but were able to cut the deficit to 7 points at halftime. In the second half, the Lady Norsemen forced multiple turnovers with their pressure defense. They were able to get within one point, but could not overcome the early deficit. The girls had a chance at the end to tie the game, but could not convert. Lauren McNanna led the way with 16 points, Miranda Schmidt added 11 points, and Katie Larson and Kirstie Anderson chipped in 9 points apiece. The Lady Norsemen finished the season with a 22-6 record.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lady Norsemen Advance to Regional Championship Game

Date: February 10
Opponent: Somonauk
Result: Won 31-14

The Lady Norsemen were sluggish early on as they only led by 2 points after the first quarter and 6 points at halftime. The second half was a different story. With three or four players battling illness, the Lady Norsemen were still able to be more aggressive in the second half. They shutout Somonauk in the third quarter and were able to pull away in the fourth quarter. Lauren McNanna led the team with 15 points and Tara Bernard chipped in 8 points. The ladies advance to the regional championship tonight, February 11, at Serena at 7:30. The Lady Norsemen will take on number two seeded Ottawa Marquette. Come support the Newark ladies as they go for their fourth straight regional championship.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna  

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Norsemen Get Win Number 20

Date: February 10, 2010
Opponent: IMSA
Result: Newark 89 IMSA 49
Submitted by: John Avery

The Norsemen traveled to IMSA Monday night to take on the Titans. This game was important to Newark because if they came away victorious, it would be their twentieth win of the season. The Norsemen got out to a quick start using pressure and attacking the basket to obtain a 30-point advantage at halftime. They never looked back from there as they went on to win by a score of 89-49. The Norsemen were led by Kyle Anderson led all scorers with 31 points. Brett Anderson had 15 points. Also, Paul Hines chipped in 11 points. The next game for the Norsemen will be Friday, February 12, against conference foe Hinckley-Big Rock. The game will be at home, and it is senior night. Come show your support for the Norsemen and senior athletes!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Little Ten Tournament Champions!

Date: 2/5/10

Opponent: Serena
Result: 66-43 W, Tournament Champions

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen for winning the 2010 Little Ten Conference Tournament Friday night! The Norsemen defeated Serena 66-43 on Friday, February 6th to earn the title - their first since 2004. Read about the game in the Ottawa Times.

Photo by Nick Bond

Lady Norsemen Win Big in Regular Season Finale

Date: February 6
Opponent: Putnam County
Result: Won 83-6

The Lady Norsemen dominated from beginning to end Saturday afternoon. The Newark ladies led 24-0 after the first quarter and never looked back. They were able to connect on several breakaway lay-ups and get out and run off of defensive rebounds. Lauren McNanna led the team with 23 points, Miranda Schmidt added 12 points, and Lauren Tollefson contributed 11 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 21-5 on the season. Regionals start on Monday and the Lady Norsemen's next game is Tuesday, February 9 at Serena at 6 pm against the winner of the Somonauk/Earlville game.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lady Norsemen Capture Second in Conference

Date: February 4
Opponent: Serena
Result: Won 40-32

The Lady Norsemen got off to a good start Thursday night, but Serena was able to score a few easy baskets and get right back in the game. The Newark girls led 29-20 at the beginning of the fourth quarter and were able to hold off Serena for the 40-32 victory. Tara Bernard led the team with 11 points and Lauren McNanna added 9 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 20-5 on the season and finished second in conference with a 7-1 record. Their next game is February 6 at Putnam County.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Newark Advances to Semi-final

Date: February 2, 2010
Opponent: Lamoille
Result: Newark 78 Lamoille 31
Submitted by: John Avery

The Norsemen began their conference tournament Tuesday night against the number 9 seed, Lamoille. They got out to a great start, leading 26-2 after one quarter of play. The Norsemen transitioned very well and also posted 48 total rebounds, as opposed to just 24 total rebounds by Lamoille. Newark was missing starter Jeremy Anderson, but were still able to play well and get the win. Kyle Anderson posted 23 points and 11 rebounds. Brett Anderson had 17 points, and Paul Hines dropped in 14 points. The Norsemen will take on Indian Creek in the semi-final Thursday night at 5:45 P.M.
Good luck Norsemen!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Lady Norsemen Win Big

Date: February 2
Opponent: Mooseheart
Result: Won 68-36

The Lady Norsemen started off a little slow, but picked it up in the second quarter as they led 35-15 at halftime. The ladies picked up their defense and were able to convert on the offensive end, which led to the 68-36 victory. Lauren McNanna led the team with 18 points, Taylor Krug added 10 points, and Kirstie Anderson dropped in 9 points. With this win the Lady Norsemen improve to 19-5 on the season. Their next game is Thursday, February 4 at Serena. The Lady Norsemen will look to capture 2nd place in the conference.

Submitted by: Lauren McNanna

Norsemen Win Big at Leland-Earlville

Date: January 28, 2010
Opponent: Leland-Earlville
Result: Newark 76 L-E 24
Submitted by: John Avery

Newark traveled to Leland-Earlville Friday night to take on the Panthers. The Norsemen got out to a quick start and never looked back from being up 42-8 at the half. At the end of three quarters of play the score was 62-11. This was an important game for the Norsemen who are looking to remain undefeated in conference play. They did just that, and are now 6-0 and in first place in the conference. On this night, the Norsemen scored 18 points from John Avery, 17 points and 10 rebounds from Brett Anderson, and 11 points from Jeremy Anderson. With this victory, the Norsemen improve their record to 16-2 on the season. They begin their conference tournament this week with the number 1 seed in the tournament. Come support the Norsemen throughout the week!