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2008 Class 1A Girls' Basketball State Runner-Up
2009 Class 1A Girls' Volleyball Sectional Champions

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Congratulations to the Soccer team for their 2nd place finish in the Paw-Paw Tournament on Saturday. Newark took 2nd place in three games with a 5-0 win vs. Paw-Paw, 3-3 tie vs. Serena and a 0-6 loss to DePue. Way to go! Great start to the season!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Off The Tee

Golf season is already underway. The Norsemen have had two meets, both of the scramble formats, this week. The first one was Monday, the first day of school, at Fox River Golf Club in North Aurora. The best score was a 79, shot by Cole Krug and Jack Clausel, followed by an 81 shot by Tyler Kaufman and Zach Ward. The next meet was the Norsemen Scramble, which is a five man scramble hosted by Newark at Whitetail Ridge on Yorkville. The Norseman shot a 66 and finished fourth in the eight-teem field.
Coach Jim Hissong and the team have welcomed many newcomers to the team; Junior Dylan Emerson, Sophomores Kendall Endres and Zach Anderson, and Freshmen Cameron Myre, Will Clausel, Neal Knutson, Caleb Deirzen. The Norsemen have improved every year since their inception, and look to improve on last years season.

By Jack Clausel and Tyler Kaufman

Kicking and Screaming

As summer winds down Newark soccer kicks it into high gear with many new additions to the team. The Norsemen set sail this season with the Seneca Irish right by their side as head coach JR Veliz and assistant coach Dale Skelton set their sights on victory this year. Many have speculated about the outcome of merging Newark and Seneca under one soccer team. When asked about the team Coach Veliz appears to be in high spirits stating, “I wasn’t sure about the co-op teams, but, we have come together really well and if someone were to come out and watch, not knowing it was two different teams they wouldn’t notice a difference.” With the combination of talent between the Norsemen and Irish, Coach Veliz reacts with enthusiasm about how this season will go saying, “We can compete. We will know more once we play our first game, but from what I can tell, we’re going to compete.” Check out Newark High School’s website for the schedule on upcoming games. Hope to see you all there.

By Anthony Green, Maddie Hoddy, Bailey Andersen

Volleyball: Pass It On!

Volleyball is in full swing this year. The program has all three levels competing. Varsity, Junior varsity, and the freshmen team are going to be successful this year with the talent the girls have brought with them and the coaching they’re receiving. Coach Grayson agrees. When asked how she thought the season would go, she replied with, “We’ll win the Little Ten Conference, the Conference Tournament and get the 20 mark win again. We’ll be good I’m just waiting to see exactly how good.” She was also asked what she’s most excited about this year and she answered, “Just getting on the court and competing. The team is a fun one this year. Everything off the court as well such as the team retreat.”

This year varsity had to “restock” the team because they lost four starting seniors last year. Senior Kristina Nichols agreed when she said, “ It’ll be a good season, but it’ll come with a lot of hard work when working to restock the team.” When Melanie Kala was asked her thoughts on the team she replied, “It’s a completely new team and we have a lot of work, but if we stay focused during practice we’ll be good.” The team is excited about this year and Kristina is especially excited about the team bonding aspect and being a leader on the court for her senior year.

The junior varsity team is working hard to live up to the expectations the coaches have laid out for them. Since a majority of the team has already played with each other for a season, they are well rounded and ready to go this season. Sophomore Marissa Friestad was asked how she thought the season would go and she responded, “A majority of the team has already played together for a season and we have improved a lot since last year. Our team is really close and this season should be super fun.” She is most excited about getting closer with the team and tournaments. The JV team has a lot of talent and potential and hope for a successful season.

The freshman team is adjusting to high school volleyball quickly. The team is really well laid out and should have a great season. Freshman, Emma Nelson, was asked what her expectations for the team is and she said, “Pretty good. We just need to keep improving in practice.” She is most looking forward to getting playing time and getting to know her team better. The varsity and junior varsity have a great team coming up the next few seasons.

By Mackenzie Fletcher, Marissa Friestad, Lindsey Larson