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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, September 30, 2014


Attention all winter athletes and parents/guardians: It is now time to register for winter sports. Registration is due for Girls Basketball and Cheerleading by October 27, and for Boys Basketball by November 3, including submission of a physical from your doctor and payments. Registration is being handled exclusively online this year. Below are the instructions you will need to follow in order to complete the entire registration process. At this time, registration will only be permitted for winter sports. Spring registration will be opened at the appropriate time and you will be notified.

To register online use the following instructions:
  • Go to http://il.8to18.com/NewarkHS and select the registration tab.
  • Click on "Create An Account" and enter your own email and create your own password, OR click on "Log Me In" if you already have an account. (Please be sure to remember this password as you will use this for the years to come for all of your children.)
  • Click on "Begin Registration"
  • "Select Activity"
    • Choose the sport your child will be trying for/participating in.
  • "Select Participant"
    • Add a New Participant (or choose your child once created)
    • All information on this page is for the student, i.e. cell phone, email.
  • "Roster Details"-This must be completed at time of registration.
    • You may be asked for t-shirt size, short size.
    • Height and Weight will be used for rosters.
  • "Primary Parent/Guardian Information"
    • Fill out the Parent information on the next page.
  • "Physical Form"
    • If you need a form to take to the doctor you may print it here.
    • Remember your athlete must have a current physical in order to begin tryouts/practice.
    • All completed physicals must be brought to the Winter Sports Meeting on either Wednesday October 29, for Girls Basketball and Cheerleading or November 5 for Boys Basketball, before participating on a team for practice or competition.
  • "Legal Form"
    • At this time by clicking on the boxes, you are agreeing and consenting to all information provided.
    • You may click on the form to read or print. Please note that when there is a parent/guardian and student check box- they must both be checked to move forward.
  • "Summary"
    • At this time you can see what you have registered for.
    • Click on "Finish" to complete your registration(s)
  • The participation fee must be paid online.
  • Your student will not be able to participate in practice or in competition without completely registering online, having a physical on file with the Athletic Director, and paying the participation fee online.

Please contact Athletic Director Carol Navarro if you have any questions by email at cnavarro@nchs18.org


The golf team at Newark High is eight meets into the season, and the Norsemen are “looking better than expected!” said, Karter Kunkel. “Every time we play, we improve in some way,” sophomore Caleb Dierzen said.

The golf team was on a four-game win streak
before losing to Reed Custer September 4, by a couple strokes. The next meet for the Norsemen was a tri-meet with Indian Creek and Harvest Christian. Despite Karter Kunkel’s 37, a school tying record, and Tyler Kaufman’s 42 in the tri- meet, Indian Creek ended with a 164, the Norsemen got a 177, and Harvest Christian got a 210.

On September 15, the Norsemen participated in the Ottawa invite. The meet was supposed to be 18 holes, but with the rain it turned into a 9- hole meet. When we asked Coach Hissong about how he felt about how the team played at Ottawa he replied, “With the rain and the cold weather being a factor, we played overall decent. There were scores that came in, that were possible, we just needed to adjust.” The Norsemen came in with a 196 and finished in 9th place.

On September 15, the Norsemen played against Putnam County in a match. The Norsemen got a 192 and Putnam had a 195. The Norsemen pulled through to beat Putnam in an away match. Next up for the Norsemen was a meet against Wilmington and IMSA on September 18 at home. The Norsemen swept through that tri-meet with Cam Myre bringing in a 40, Karter Kunkel and Zach Ward with 43’s, and Seth Larson with a 46. The total score was a 172, which is the lowest score of this year for the Norsemen!

The Norsemen participated in the Little Ten Conference tournament that was at Orchard Valley Golf Course. The Norsemen as a team finished 2nd, right behind Indian Creek by 5 strokes. Cam Myre came in with 2nd overall score with an 83 on 18 holes, Zach Ward came in with a 87, Seth Larson with an 88, and Karter Kunkel with a 93. “With scores like these, we will definitely be a competitor in regionals,” stated by Coach Hissong. The Norsemen have the Dwight invite and a meet with Hinckley and Earlville in the end of September. In October, they will compete in regionals. Good Luck Golfers!

By Karter Kunkel and Ian Cerney


The Newark soccer team has made a great impression with the games played so far. Junior Austin Green says, “We’re the best we’ve ever been. We have great team chemistry and it’s only going to get better.”

The Newark Soccer team has been to a couple tournaments and placed well at all of them. The team brought home a first-place trophy at the Paw Paw tournament on August 30.

Other than tournaments, they have had a handful of games against some tough competition. They are 5-5 overall. In conference they are 3-1. They have played Plano, Ottawa, Streator, and DePue in nonconference. Their conference games have been against Kirkland-Hiawatha, Earlville, Hinckley-Big Rock, and Paw Paw.

The team is looking forward to upcoming competition. A nonconference match against Princeton will be on October 2 at home.

Then the team will be going into the conference tournament. The games from October 6 to 10 games will be played at home also. Come out and support the Newark Norsemen Soccer Squad!

By Rachael Lape, Maddie Friestad, and Marissa Friestad

Friday, September 5, 2014

Kicking off a Great Season

The Newark Soccer team is ready to kick off a great season. This year is the second year of the Newark and Seneca co-op. We asked head coach J.R. Veliz what he thought about the co-op.

“I think it’s great! The Seneca kids bring a lot of talent to the team. Between both schools we should put together a pretty good season this year!” said Coach Veliz.

When talking to senior midfielder Matt Eike,who is also the captain, we asked him what his expectations for the season were. “Our teams goal is to be well above 500% win percentage, but we’re just going to take it one game at a time,” replied Matt. We also asked him what his responsibilities as a captain were. Matt jokingly responded, “To lead stretches. But mainly to relay information from referees back to the players. I also have the responsibility of being a team leader with my words and my actions.”

We also talked to junior goalie Kevin Klock. When we asked him what his favorite part of the game was, he responded, “to see a great formation with great ball control.” When asked who he tries to model his game after, he said, “Tim Howard because he is a fabulous goalkeeper and a proud American.”

By Austin Dike and Stevie McGrath

Setting up for a Great Season

The Lady Norsemen have been busy getting ready for the season ahead. They participated in summer league games at the Great Lakes center and went to the Lincoln Land tournament. Official practices started August 13.

The first volleyball game was at home against Aurora Christian on August 28. The varsity team won two out of three games.

Coach Grayson has added a few new games to the schedule. The Lady Norsemen will be picking up two new games with Harvest Christian Academy and Rosary.The team will also be competing in the Manteno tournament on September 6, the IMSA tournament on October 4, and the IC tournament on October 25. The team has a challenging and exciting season ahead. Come out and support your Lady Norsemen!

By Rachael Lape, Madison Friestad, Marissa Friestad

Teeing off Towards a Great Season

The Newark High School Golf Team started off its season on Monday, August 18. This team, coached by Mr. James Hissong, looks great so far this year, according senior Karter Kunkel.

In the previous season, the team was above even in the win/loss category making it an overall successful season. The run Sophomore Jack Clausel made into the post season, making it to sectionals, meant last year will be a hard one to beat.

With all the work the golf team plans to put in for this season at Whitetail Ridge Golf Course, they hope to set an even better record than last year. Members are Seniors Karter Kunkel, Dylan Emerson, and Zach Ward; Juniors Tyler Kaufman, Neal Smith, and Seth Larson; Sophomores Cameron Myre and Caleb Dierzen and Freshman James Martin.

These members plan to use the regular season as purely practice in preparation for a regional run starting October 7, 2014.

By Ian Cerney & Karter Kunkel