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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Golf Season Has Come to an End

The golf season has now come to an end. We had the chance to talk to Coach Hissong about his view on the season outcome. Coach Hissong said, “We doubled our number of wins from last year from two to four. We were entered into seven -18 hole matches/ tournaments this year as opposed to only three last year. In the long run, this is going to make our young players better for tournament play in the next year or two. Our dual meet average this year was 20 shots per meet less than a year ago. If we can continue at that pace, we will win our share of matches next season.” He also stated that one thing he wants all his players to start doing is to practice during the off-season. He thinks that if his players practice in the off-season their regular season play will improve. Coach Hissong also named some of his star players. He said, “The top two players for our team were Cole Krug, a sophomore, and Jack Clausel, a freshman. Our most improved player over the course of the fall season was Nick Minarich, a junior. If these players, along with Zach Ward, Seth Larson, Tyler Kaufman, Connor Rennick and a few others can step up and help our team we should be able to contend for the Conference next season.” The golf team improves each season, and they are all looking forward to playing next year.

by Chris Murawski and Ricky Spohnholtz


The Norsemen soccer season has come to an end. The overall record for the Norsemen was 0-20-0. They went the entire season without recording a win but the coaches and captains both agree that there were many good things to look back on. Coach Velez said in an exclusive interview, “I am disappointed with the outcome of the record, but I am very proud of the team for sticking with it and never giving up.” The Norsemen were led by their two senior captains, Joe Hughes and Wyatt Williamson, who will be leaving their soccer careers behind as they move on to college. Hughes said, “We were not the best team around, but I had a lot of fun with this team and a lot of good memories were made.”

by Joe Hughes and Ryan Edwards

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dream Big

This year the Newark Lady Norsemen are hoping to go deep into their post season. After three consecutive years of not achieving a regional championship plaque, Coach Nagel and her girls hunger for more than just a regional plaque. When asked what will set them apart from other teams they will come across in their post season run, senior Lauren Tollefson stated, “As long as the team stays mentally focused for every match we will remain consistent.” Currently the Ladies are at an astonishing 29 - 5 record. Coach Nagel has high hopes for the team and believes they can end the season with thirty wins under their belts.

by Abbey Akre

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Regional Champions!
Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen volleyball team for your 25-10, 25-10 regional victory against LaMoille-Ohio! The Lady Norsemen have now advanced to the Sectional Semifinals to be held on Tuesday, October 30th 7:30 p.m. vs Rockford (Keith Country Day School) at Polo.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Little Ten Conference Champs!
Congratulations to the Lady Norsemen Volleyball Team for placing 1st at the 2012 Little Ten Conference Tournament Friday night! The Lady Norsemen took on #2 seeded Somonauk Lady Bobcats and finished with a win in two games with scores of 25-15, 25-9.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Step Towards Excellence

To start off, the Lady Norsemen Varsity Volleyball team won their first match at home against Aurora Christian. Since then, the Ladies have won ten more matches while losing three grueling matches, leaving their record at 11-3. One of the matches they won was a conference game at home against PawPaw. The Junior Varsity team currently is keeping pace with the varsity having battled to an impressive 10-3 record. The freshmen team has had only a few matches so far this season, winning three out of the four. Each of the 29 girls is working hard to continue to improve her level of play each day. All of the coaches agree that this is a great start to a potentially successful season and a step toward excellence.

By Lauren Tollefson and Abbey Akre


Golf is back at Newark High for the second year in a row. The returning coach is Mr. Jim Hissong. The team has six juniors, three sophomores, and five freshmen. When asked about the team, freshman Tyler Kaufman said they are all pretty consistent, but if they need to work on one thing, it would be putting. He was asked about Mr. Hissong, and he said he really likes him because he can teach the team many new things, and he lets them have fun. According to Tyler, the strongest players on the team are sophomores Karter Kunkel and Cole Krug. Good luck to the Norsemen golf team in the rest of the season.

By Megan Kaufman


The Norsemen soccer team started off slowly building chemistry, but has gained their balance in their last couple of games. At the beginning of the season, the Newark Norsemen lost 9 of their games by wide margins. Lately, however, the Norsemen have played as one and held some very good teams to close scores. Against Indian Creek, Newark held the lead for three quarters of the game. The Timberwolves were down 1-0 with about twenty minutes left in the game until they started making all of their shots on goal. They scored six goals in a very short amount of time to hand the Norsemen a 6-2 loss.

The Norsemen are still awaiting their first win of the season, but even coach J.R. Veliz agreed that they are starting to work like a team, “They are really understanding the game much better. Since the first day of practice until now, I have seen a lot of improvement both individually and team wise.” Ryan Edwards was asked, “What is the biggest problem with the soccer team?” Edwards responded, “The main hurdle that the players must overcome is that everyone is afraid to take responsibility of the ball.”

In an exclusive interview with Joe Hughes, these reporters gained his opinion on the team. When Hughes was asked, “What does the team need to improve on most?” Hughes answered, “We need to start playing more as a team instead of individually. We don’t talk enough to each other on the field to let each other know what to do and where to go.”

The season is not over, and the Norsemen’s confidence level continues to climb. They are looking forward to the second half of the season to surprise some teams and the spectators with their improved playing ability on the soccer field.

By Ryan Edwards & Joe Hughes