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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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen Basketball Team for your 57-52 Regional Victory against Ottawa-Marquette! The Norsemen have now advanced to Sectional Semifinals to be held on Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. vs. TBA at Somonauk. Also, Congratulations to Beau Brown and Cameron Myre on advancing to Sectionals in the 3 point shootout. Way to go, Norsemen!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Newark Lady Norsemen Basketball Team for your 59-25 Regional Victory against Bridgeview Universal! The Lady Norsemen have now advanced to the Sectional Semifinal to be held on Monday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. vs. Annawan High School at Serena. Also congrats to Jasmine Mitchell and Meggie Scott for advancing to the Three-Point Showdown! Way to go, Lady Norsemen!

Friday, February 3, 2017

LTC Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to the Newark Norsemen for winning the 2017 Little Ten Conference Tournament Friday night! The Norsemen defeated Indian Creek 80 - 73 on Friday, February 3rd to earn the title. The Norsemen went 3-0 to finish 1st place in three games. Way to go, Norsemen!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Girls Basketball

Over Christmas break the girls competed in the Ottawa Christmas Classic tournament. They ended up finishing ninth out of 20 teams.

"Overall, we were 2-2 and played some really good competition," stated Coach Scott. "I was pleased with the way we competed and was happy to be in a tournament that will help us prepare for the second half of our season."

The Lady Norsemen are continuing to work on defense, shooting, and ball movement. They play well together and look for each other well on the court. Conference wise, Coach Scott says, "We are currently 5-0, and took first place in the conference going into the conference tournament."

The leading scorer is Senior Jasmine Mitchell with 17.4 points per game. She is also the leading rebounder with 6.8 rebounds per game. Freshman Meggie Scott is averaging the most assists with 7.8 assists per game.

By Caeley Larson

We are Newark!

The Plano Christmas classic turned out to be a great tournament. The boys made it to the championship and lost the final game. Also, the cheerleaders did a dance there during the games. The cheerleaders have been working hard to go further in the season and compete against other cheerleaders.

"We were planning on going to a cheer competition so we have a chance to go to state but we decided against it because we did not make up a dance. Coach is pushing to start in the next couple years," said Junior Lexie Pagel. Going into February, the IHSA state series is on the cheerleaders' minds.

"Post season is the best part of the season because everyone's energy is up and are more involved in the cheers we do with the crowd," said Kylie Eike. The captains on the cheer team are juniors Maggie Komes and Bailee O'Toole.

By Remington Kempiak

Boys Basketball

Over Christmas break, the boys' basketball team showed off their skills and some of their younger talent in the widely known Plano Christmas Classic Tournament. This was the 54th Annual Classic, a tournament bringing teams and their fans from near and far together to enjoy the popular sport of basketball.

After beating Princeton by one point in the first round, they advanced and beat Morris. Their next facedown was Burlington Central, the top ranked team in the tournament. The Newark Norsemen ended up walking off the court on top, defeating the Rockets 65-57.

Energy was high in the gym on the night of the championship match. The bleachers were packed with anticipation of the upcoming game. After fighting hard, the Norsemen couldn't pull through, losing 37-48, a bitter loss for the team. When asked about how the tournament went, senior Will Clausel said, "We were disappointed with second place, but it went good overall."

The Norsemen are looking forward to their January 17th game against Indian Creek. "They will be our biggest conference competition this year," explained Clausel. The Norsemen have plans to beat Indian Creek and take the conference title. "Beau Brown is our go to player when we need to score during a close game," said Clausel.

The Norsemen were honored to have three of their players chosen for the All-Tournament Team. Junior Dylan Patrick and seniors Cameron Myre and Will Clausel received their All-Tournament Team awards after the championship match December 30.

By Emma Nelson