Norwalk wins district title, advances to Sweet 16

(UPDATED with video and links to photos) The Norwalk High School boys' basketball team has captured its first district title since the early 1970s and advanced to the regional tournament. The Truckers are one of just 16 teams still competing for the state's Division I championship.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Mar 12, 2012

The Norwalk High School boys' basketball team has captured its first district title since the early 1970s and advanced to the regional tournament. The Truckers are one of just 16 teams still competing for the state's Division I championship.

Norwalk defeated Anthony Wayne High School by a 52-38 score Saturday in the district final at Bowling Green State University. (NOTE - To see photos of the Norwalk game, click HERE.)

The Truckers, who remain perfect with a 23-0 record, are scheduled to play Toledo Whitmer in a regional semifinal contest at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Toledo. Whitmer defeated Sylvania Southview 44-24 Saturday.

Norwalk isn't the only area boys' basketball team to advance to the regionals, however.

New London defeated Lake 70-42 on Saturday, capturing a Division III district title at Norwalk High School. (NOTE - To see photos of the New London game, click HERE.)

The Wildcats, winners of 16 in a row and 20-3 overall, will play Ottawa-Glandorf in a regional semifinal contest at 8 p.m.  Wednesday at Bowling Green State University. Ottawa-Glandorf defeated Archbold 38-26.

Look for the full stories about both games in Monday's Reflector.

Comments

Cliff Cannon

Go 'Truckers' go ! This is, simply put----AWESOME --- please keep being 'perfect'. No matter,how this season concludes,all will agree,we will never forget this season.Thanks for the ride.

Kottage Kat

You done us proud, keep the momentum going. Your passion and dedication is FANTASTIC. This is extended to ALL who help make this possible. Kat " 66"

Crispy Swag

This is sweet! Wish this would of happened last year during my senior year at NHS but hey can't complain I'll definitely be watching. REPRESENT FELLAS #TruckerPride

thirtysomething

Way to go Truckers! It was awesome how the community came out to support our team! That gym was FULL of Trucker fans! Keep it rollin boys!!!!!!

PUGSLY84

Great job Truckers!

black crowe

keep on truckin

Trucker63

Good job boys.... You have made the city proud!

rusty2010

So did New London...where is their story??

thirtysomething

Try Fandy.com. I think there's a story there. So did Perkins.

italianbell

You should all be very proud, this is not an easy feat!!!!! And thanks to your parents who also made this happen with their support:).
Thanks for bringing Norwalk back on the map, big High 5s to each one of you...Hope you cherish these memories, you'll be talking about them for years to come:) AWESOME!!!!!

Kottage Kat

italianbell, We all will be talking about this. What a thrilling ride they have given Norwalk. AWESOME Kat

believe it

Umm when has Norwalk ever been on the map for basketball?

Seen it All

Great Job Boys!!!!!

Seriously_Local

New London is 19-11? No way they've played 30 games this season. Teams that win state don't even play that many. Come on Reflector, you are better than this!

livelife

New London has a record of 20 wins and just three losses. The Wildcats have won 16 games in a row.

RAISEDbyNFC

Wonderful Job Truckers! I'm a St. Paul Mom and want to say We are PROUD of you! Hope you go ALL THE WAY!

Reva

Congratulations to the entire Norwalk HS community. Best of luck to you!

indytrucker

Great job Truckers. We are all proud of your accomplishments.

LightsOut

Proud to be an NHS basketball alum! Great job guys!