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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

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Softball Update

Fri. 3/19, vs. Sycamore 4-2 W, 8-4 L
Mon. 3/22, vs. Aur. Christian 8-4 W
Thur. 3/25, vs. Wtn. Acdmy- CANCELED
Sat. 3/27, vs. Aur. Cntrl. Cath. 15-5 W, 18-5 W
Mon. 3/29, vs. Rosary 8-5 L
Tue. 3/30, vs. Coal City- CANCELED 
Wed. 3/31, vs. Ottawa-M. 6-4 L
Thur. 4/1, vs. G.S.W. 3-1 L

Baseball Update

Mon. 3/22, vs. Aur. Christian 12-2 L
Tue. 3/23, vs. Putnam Cty. 14-2 L
Thur. 3/25, vs. Wtn. Acdmy- CANCELED
Mon. 3/29, vs. Dwight 8-2 W
Tue. 3/30, vs. Ottawa M. 16-5 W
Thur. 4/1, vs. G.S.W. 10-7 L

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Road to Silver Cross

The Newark Norseman varsity baseball team kicked off their season Monday March 22nd at home against Aurora Christian. The team fell short of victory, but team morale is still high. The Norsemen have been lucky with warm dry weather, and have practiced more outside than in the past couple of years. The confidence level is high among the Norsemen, and their returning seniors are especially confident. The Norsemen have high hopes for this year after their loss in the first round of the regional last year against Gardener South Wilmington. The strength of schedule this year is intense but the Norsemen are always eager for a challenge. Ace senior Russell McGrath is really excited to play Seneca. “Last year it was a rough loss. I believe the team will bounce back and capture the win this year.” Senior Joey Jeffers has to be one of the most excited guys to start playing. He is a humble teammate and strong team leader. “ My arm feels really good this year. I am excited to take the mound and get the win for my team.” The team this year will rely on fundamental play and clutch hits. The young talent is phenomenal this year with the eleven underclassmen.

by Cody Walker & Alan Hardisty

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Boys Basketball Players Honored

Congratulations to Kyle Anderson (Jr.) and John Avery (Jr.) for being named to the 10-man Little Ten All-Conference Team. Both Kyle and John were unanimous selections.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Awards Night

Sports Awards Night will be held this Wednesday 3/24, immediately following the Parent/Teacher Conferences at 7:15 p.m. Awards will be given out for Boys and Girls Basketball and Cheerleading.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Newark's Anderson Named to All-State First Team

Congratulations to Kyle Anderson for being named to the AP All-State First Team. Kyle Received the second most votes and is the only Junior on the Class 1A team. Congratulations to Kyle and his teammates for this accomplishment!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Congratulations to our Newark Norsemen for giving all of us such a great season - for the second season in a row! We are very proud of your accomplishments and the commitment you showed to your sport and your school. A special congratulations to Coach Tollefson for leading the boys to back-to-back sectional titles. Thanks to the Newark athletes and fans for all the great memories this season!

Newark Norsemen – Did it Again! Back-to-back Sectional Champions

The 2010 Newark Norsemen became just the second boys’ basketball team in Newark history to win a Sectional Championship. It just happened to be the second year in a row in which they accomplished this feat.

The Norsemen ended their season at the super-sectional. They were defeated by Lanark-Eastland with a score of 70-57. Kyle Anderson led the Norsemen with 19 points. John Avery added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Brett Anderson chipped in 11 points.

Newark accomplished many great things throughout this basketball season. This accomplishments include: Serena Thanksgiving Tournament Champions, 5th place in the Plano Christmas Classic, Regular season Little 10 Conference Champions, Little 10 Conference Tournament Champions, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, advancing to the class 1A Elite Eight, and a 26-5 overall record.

Some individual accomplishments this season include: Jeremy Anderson and John Avery advancing to Sectionals in the 3-point shootout, Kyle Anderson and John Avery being voted onto the Little 10 All-Conference Team, Kyle Anderson and John Avery being voted onto the Serena Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team, and Kyle Anderson being voted onto the Plano Christmas Classic All-Tournament Team. The team will greatly miss our seniors: Russell McGrath, Walter Warpinski, Zac Thanepohn, and Ondrej Sulc.

The season might be over, but the Norsmen should be proud of what they accomplished this season. Keep your heads up Norsemen, and good luck in the years to come!

Submitted by: John Avery

Friday, March 5, 2010

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen basketball team for your 60-51 Sectional Championship Victory against Dwight! The Norsemen will now advance to the Super-Sectional game to be held on Tuesday, March 9th, 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb (NIU) vs. Lanark (Eastland). Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Information
Pre-Sale Tickets for Tuesday's Super-Sectional game will go on sale for JV Players, Team Parents/Family, and Staff on Monday, March 8th from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Students from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and General Public from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8.00.

Read "Newark 'there doing it again' in 1A" from the Ottawa Times

Read "JOHNNY BE GOOD -- Avery picks right night to pick up the slack for Norsemen" from the Ottawa Times

Download Full Size Team Photo

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Norsemen Advance to Sectional Championship

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen basketball team for your 75-39 Sectional Semifinal Victory against Chicago Deerfield! The Norsemen have now advanced to the Sectional Championship to be held on Friday, March 5th, 7:30 p.m. at Somonauk against Dwight.

Ticket Information
Pre-Sale Tickets for Friday's Sectional Championship game will go on sale for JV Players, Team Parents/Family, and Staff on Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday March 4th, from 8:00-10:00 a.m., Students from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and General Public from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Congratulations and Good Luck

Congratulations and good luck to Jeremy Anderson and John Avery in the 3-point shootout which will also take place on Tuesday night!!!

Norsemen Defeat Marquette for Regional Title

Date: March 1, 2010
Opponent: Ottawa-Marquette
Result: Newark 58 Ottawa-Marquette 43
Submitted by: John Avery

The Norsemen played for the Serena Regional Championship on Friday night. They were shooting for their second regional championship in two years. Both teams started out well with the game being tied 19-19 about halfway through the second quarter. The Norsemen then began to take the game and led at halftime with a score of 34-23. Newark kept control of the game throughout the second half, keeping the lead in double-digits for most of the half. Newark came away with the win with the score showing 58-43. Kyle Anderson led all scorers with 24 points and Brett Anderson added 10 points. The Norsemen will play on Tuesday night at the Somonauk sectional at 7:30. They will take on Chicagoland Jewish High School. Come support the Norsemen Tuesday night!