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Page Ten N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 16, 2013 Norwalk boys" golf team moves on to District play The Norwalk boys' golf team played Wednesday, May 8, in the eight team sectional meet at Willow Creek. The Warriors fin- ished 2nd in the eight team field. Norwalk shot a sea- son low of 318 which lost out to champion Grinnell by one stroke: Grinnell won the meet with a 317. Norwalk was led by Bran- don Mahlstedt who placed 3rd overall with a terrific round of 75. Senior Mahl- stedt was five over par af- ter nine'holes and then went two under par on the back nine to finish with a three over 75. Sophomore Mike Guessford picked the ideal time to shoot his lowest 18 hole score of the year. Guessford fired a consistent round of 38-38. His 76 placed him 4th overall and propelled the Warriors onto district play at Bos Landen golf course in Pella. Grinnell, Norwalk and ADM will compete against two other teams Norwalk Boys Golf Meets Pictured, left to right: Coach Steve Wermerskirchen, Mike Guessford, Cannon Ridgeway, Brandon Mahlstedt, Carter Albrecht, Carter Mallett and Ben Elliott. Photos by Dawn Peters and Kellie Mallett. from the northern section- al. Of the five teams com- peting at.Bos Landen, two will go onto the state meet which is held at Ames CC. Sophomore Carter Mallett struggled early, but battled back to finish two over on the back side to finish with an 81. Other Warrior scores were: Carter Albre- cht 86, Ben Elliott 86 and Cannon Ridgeway 87. Pictured, left to right: Mike Guessford and Brandon Mahlstedt. Upcoming programs vation Board: Friends of Warren County Conservation Native Iowa Plant Sale: Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m,-12 p.m., Annett Nature Center and Sunday, May 19, 12-4 p.m., Annett Nature Center. Come and "see what is growing at the Annett Nature Center and take some of it home with you. The FWCC's annual native plant sale offers native Iowa perennials: You will be able to find some of the old standards, such as purple coneflower and New England aster, plants you know and love. You may also find some you are not as familiar with, like rattlesnake master and foxglove beardtongue. Kids Fish Day: Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Annett Nature Center. Come catch the lunkers of Lester Pond. Iowa residents do not need a fishing license to participate in this workshop, so bring the kids out and stay yourself to learn the art of fishing. Participants will learn the proper way to tie knots, cast and fish safely. There will be awards and door prizes given out as well as a hot dog luncheon following the fishing. If you bring a plain t-shirt we will also decorate it with a special design while you fish. It's FREE-join us. A fishing license is not required for participants (adults and children) at Kid's Fish Day. Wild Women of the Woods: Saturday, June 15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Annett Nature Center. Would you like to meet other women with similar interests, attend class to learn new skills and enhance older ones, or just kick back in the great outdoors? If so, this is the event for you. Grab your hiking boots and get ready for an excit- ing day in the outdoors. With so many exciting sessions to choose from, the hardest part will be deciding which to attend. Women ages 14 and older are invited to par- ticipate in this event. Bring along your best friend, sis- ter, morn-even your daughter-to join in the tim. Pre-reg- istration is required. Fee: $40 (includes all activities, a 5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 1800 Des Moines, Iowa ~ 515-287-1500 Tuesday-Friday - 9am to 8pm Saturday 9am co 5pm Sunday - llam to 5pm Walk-ins Welcome with Warren County Conser- free night camping at the ANC, campfire snacks, break- fast, a noon meal and a Wild Women gift.). Call Missy at 515-961-6169 ext. 206 for details and registration form. Star Party: Saturday, June 15, 10 p.m., Annett Na- ture Center Shop Entrance. Turn your eyes to the sky to view the stars. Local astronomers will provide tele- scopes. If the weather is unsuitable, the program will take place Sunday, Jun6 16. All ages welcome. Stand Up Paddleboarding: Wednesday, June 19, 6 p.m., Annett Nature Center. Stand up paddling is the fastest growing sport in America. Why? Because it is easy to learn, tons of fun and can be done on almost any body of water. SUP may have been born in Hawaii, but it is a perfect fit for Iowa! Come walk on water with us today! Life jacket, paddle and board provided. This pro- gram is free, but reservations are required. Call 515-961- 6169 to reserve your board. The Annett Nature Center is located five miles south of Indianola. Travel four miles south on Hwy 65/69 and look for the Annett Nature Center signs. From there turn west on G-58 to Lake Ahquabi and then turn north on 118th Ave. The ANC is on the east side of theroad. For more information, contact the ANC at 515-961-6169. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 "COME ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE" Now Accepting Applications Good Life Retirement Center 1 Bedroom Apartments, Newly Remodeled, Park-like Setting, Community Center, 24-7 Maintenance, Rental Assistance Available, Must be 62 Years or Older, Handicap/Disabled Any Age 515-210-8983 www.NationaI-Management.com This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr, Laura Sivadge, Principal and Rodney Martinez, Dean of Students Sports and Sportsmanship Children's sports should be fun, fulfilling and teach good sportsmanship. Sometimes, however, competitive and assertive adults can undermine these goals and ruin the child's experience. The key is to make sure every- one involved is supportive of the child and practices good sportsmanship. Here are some tips: Let children choose. Make sure that your child chooses which sports to try. Parents can unknowingly pressure their children to live up to their athletic dreams or accomplishments. Encourage variety. Getting too wrapped up in a sil ,gle sport at a young age may lead to emotional and physical problems as your children grow. Also, parents who have invested a lot of time and money in one sport may prevent their children from trying something new. A better idea is to try a variety of sports and see what "clicks" -- all the while knowing that your child's inter- ests may change. Look for the right fit. Take extra time matching your child with the right team and league. For younger children, focus on leagues that emphasize gaining skills rather than competition. As your child progresses, he or she may want to register for leagues that are more competitive. .The coach is key. Do your homework when it is time tO matdx your child with a coach by talking to other parents and children. Concentrate on how the coach makes the children feel, how much they are learning and how much fun they are having, instead of on the win-loss record. Keep disappointment to yourself. Every child feels down when he or she'has a bad day on the field or court. Do not let them feel they have disappointed you. Re- member that frustrated or disappointed children need you to be understanding and encouraging. Also, try to avoid making negative comments or even "helpful criti- cism" immediately following an event. Leave a little time so that everyone has a chance to get some perspec- tive. Have the coach talk to parents who are over-the-. top. There is often at least one parent who seems un- able to control his or her outbursts during games. Rather than handling it yourself, speak with the coach. Ask him or her to sit down and discuss how the negative actions make other parents and children feel. Tune out game time criticism. Teach children to_ tune out criticism while they are playing. Help them develop a mental shield, so,that any taunting remarks from the audience bounce right off them. Penalize unsportsmanlike conduct. As in many sports, there is a penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior. Make sure your children know that your family has a policy as well. Never allow your children to get away with name-calling, dirty pla) cheating, or acting out. Have firm rules in place and enforce them. If the bad behavior persists, pull your child from the team. Finally, do not push your child. It would be amazing if your child became an Olympic star or professional athlete. But remember that the chances of that occurring are slim, even for children who excel at a young age. 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