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Monday, November 29, 2010

Newark Clinches 1st in Close Win

Coming off of a disappointing game against Sandwich, Newark was looking to redeem themselves and clinch the Sandwich Thanksgiving Tournament title in their next matchup against a very strong Yorkville team, but the Foxes wouldn't go down easy. Yorkville went up early in the game and the Norsemen had to fight just to keep a 4 point deficit at the end of the quarter. Newark would come back in the second though outscoring the Foxes but still trailing by 1 going into the locker room. John Avery had three fouls going into the second half so he knew he would need to be careful to stay in the game. After a quick foul in the third however, he would have to stay on the bench to keep from getting his fifth. The team was able to fight hard on the defensive end but continued their poor shooting on offense and were only able to leave the quarter with the game tied at 37. Newark was able to find their rhythm just in time as the fourth quarter came around. John Avery was also able to stay in the game with four fouls and help out on the floor. Yorkville had to rely on fouling late in the game to try to stay alive. The team was able to hit their free-throws and go up by as much as 8 and finish the game up 51-46, clinching the 1st place title for the Norsemen. The leading scorer in the game was Kyle Anderson with 17. Newark also recorded 12 steals in the game including 4 from Avery. Brett Anderson, Kyle Anderson, and John Avery were also selected to the All-Tournament team on Saturday. Streator's Cravatta was crowned MVP.
- Written by Gregory Hughes
Source: Wix.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

John Avery Reaches 1000 Point Milestone in Wednesday's Win

After two straight blowout wins in the Sandwich Tournament, the Norsemen walked into the gym on Wednesday expecting nothing less. Quickly into the first quarter though they realized it might not be as easy as they thought. They would end up falling behind for the first time of the season and had to grind it out just to leave the quarter with a 3 point lead while not only scoring the fewest points in the first so far this year but also giving up more defensively as well. The team was able to improve slightly in the second quarter outscoring the Indians by 8 and going into the locker room up 28-17. After some harsh and motivating words from Coach Tollefson, the Norsemen came back out in the second half looking more like team everyone came out to see going up 47-21. Read more...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Another Big Win for the Norsemen

After Monday's big win over Streator, Norsemen fans were looking for yet another strong performance from their team, and they didn't leave disappointed. Newark trounced the Huskers in the first two quarters going up 24-2 in the first and followed that up with a 22-5 advantage in the second giving them a big 39 point lead heading into the locker room. The Norsemen eased it up in the second half moving into a 2-3 defense and running the clock with some solid ball movement on offense. The final score would end up at 69-23. The Norsemen offense was very balanced with four different players recording double digits for the second straight day. Newark was also able to post it's second straight day of shooting over 50 percent from the field. Possibly the biggest stat for the Norsemen had to come in the turnover department. Newark was able to force 16 turnovers as a team, the heavy majority of which coming in the first half, while giving up the ball just 4 times. The next game for the 2-0 Norsemen will be on day 3 of the Sandwich Thanksgiving Tournament against Sandwich. Tip-off will be at 6:30 on Wednesday.
- Written by Gregory Hughes
Source: Wix.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Norsemen Start Season Out Hot

Newark 69, Streator 51. It was a stormy afternoon outside of Sandwich High School as the Newark Norsemen prepared for the first game of their highly anticipated season. And the Norsemen didn't disappoint coming out of the gates quick as lightning scoring the first 8 points of the game. And they didn't slow down from there going up on the Bulldogs 26-8 in the 1st quarter behind some big 3's including 3 from Kyle Anderson. Newark continued to play tough throughout the entire game despite some very physical play from Streator. Kyle Anderson led the team with 18 points even after running into some foul trouble late in the 3rd quarter. The Norsemen D' did a good job of holding all but one player to single digits in scoring. Newark hopes to keep it's shooting percentage up tomorrow as they battle the Huskers of Serena in Game 2 of the Sandwich Thanksgiving Invitational.
- Written by Gregory Hughes
Source: Wix.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lady Norsemen 4-0 at Somonauk Breakout

Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen on their 4-0 start to the season at the Somonauk Breakout Tournament this week.
The Lady Norsemen finished second in the Tournament to HBR based on a free-throw percentage tiebreaker. The Lady Norsemen's next game is home on Nov. 23 against Aurora Christian. Come Cheer Your Lady Norsemen Team!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Congratulations to Juan Elizalde who made the All-Conference soccer team! He had a great season and will be greatly missed next year.
- Coach Grubb

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rowdie T-Shirts

Rowdie T-Shirts are on sale now through Nov. 11th. When you purchase the rowdie t-shirt you will have free admission to all home boy games. You must wear the t-shirt in the games. Purchase your t-shirt today for $10 in the student center during lunches only.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen on a Successful Season

The Lady Norsemen Volleyball team's season came to a close on Wednesday, Oct 30, in the Serena Class 1A Regional Championship match. Second seed Ottawa Marquette defeated the Lady Norsemen with a score of 17-25,
25-11, & 21-25.

Season highlights included the Little Ten Conference Tournament Title and 3rd Place at the Iroquois West Tournament. The Lady Norsemen put an outstanding 8-0 conference record into the record book.

Individual accomplishments included Katie Larson and Sammi Eddy's selection to the All Tournament Team at the Iroquois West Tournament. Additionally, Katie and Sammi were unanimous All-Conference Team Selections. Miranda Schmidt and Ashley Edwards were also selected to the All Conference Team.

The team will greatly miss our seniors- Katie Larson, Sammi Eddy, Lauren Hoskins, Miranda Schmidt, and Mariah Michaelson during the 2011 Volleyball Season. Congratulations girls and good luck in your future!