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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cheer, Cheer for Old Newark High!

Boy's basketball has begun and that means that the cheerleaders are getting ready to lead the crowd with great chants! Miranda Linco is the coach of these cheerleaders, and she does a wonderful job with the cheers and choreography for the thirteen girls on the team. Coach Linco graduated from NIU and was on the dance team for two years. Sarah Greg will be the assistant coach this year. She cheered at Yorkville High School for all four years. Seniors Hopi Horvat and Lindsey Tollefson are the captains this year.

The girls are looking forward to this season. Junior Savanna Flowers said, “I’m looking forward to doing jazz dances at half time. It’s something we added this year and we all are looking forward to performing.” This will be Savanna’s second year of cheering here at Newark. When asked what her favorite part of cheerleading is, she responded, “I love having a unified team. We are one big family and I love being with all the girls on the team.”

Newark’s first home basketball game is on December 9, at 5:30 against Dwight High School. They will also be participating in the Plano Christmas Classic on December 22-30. Come out and help these girls cheer on our boy’s basketball team!

By Rachael Lape and Missy Friestad

Dribbling into a Great Season

The girl’s basketball season is off and dribbling. The girls had a great season last year, and they are looking to carry that over into this year. Coach Dale Skelton returns out of retirement to coach the girl’s basketball team after last year’s coach Brian Holman decided to take his teaching and coaching talents elsewhere. Meghan Petges will return as the varsity assistant coach and head coach of the JV squad. The team has Fikri Rachman, the school’s foreign exchange student from Indonesia, as their manager.

The team is down in numbers with only an 8-woman roster this year. What they lack in numbers, they make up for in will to win. The team started off their season in Somonauk for the early bird tournament where they went 3 and 1, beating Seneca, Sandwich, and Plano. Their one loss came by way of Wheaton Academy. As of press time, their record is 4 wins and 1 loss.

By Caleb Dierzen

Turkey Basketball

Basketball season has finally begun. The Newark Norsemen boy’s basketball team participated in the Leland G. Strombom Thanksgiving Tournament held in Sycamore to start off their season. They played some tough competitors over the weekend. They played Burlington Central on Tuesday, losing that game 76- 42. The Norsemen played Jefferson next, losing to them 58-43 in a game they had a chance at, but Jefferson pulled away at the last couple minutes. The Norsemen then lost another nail biter to Dundee Crown in the closing minutes 52- 41.

Then finally, in the fourth game, the Norsemen won their first game of the year against Noble Hansbury College Prep High School in a 85- 47 blow out. Evan Schomer said, “ We really came together as a team that final game to play our hardest and to have a fun time!” The Norsemen really focused on moving the basketball that game. Will Clausel ended up having quite a few assists. He stated, “It seemed like every pass was going for me.” Everyone was scoring points left and right. Good luck Norsemen in the upcoming games.

By Karter Kunkel and Ian Cerney