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A-W Homecoming Week begins at Westfield

Posted September 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

“Homecoming is always a special time — gets everybody excited about the football game and bring home a victory hopefully,” said Akron-Westfield Assistant Coach Brent James, who spoke on behalf of the other coaches who were busy putting the Westerners’ game plan together for this Friday’s Homecoming game against the Sioux Central Rebels.

“This means a lot to us, especially for the week of Homecoming,” said A-W senior football player Caleb Colt, who spoke on behalf of the team. “We’re hoping to turn the season to our best for the playoffs.”

Both thanked the Westfield community for hosting the Homecoming kickoff supper.

    A-W changes Homecoming activities

    The Westerners’ Homecoming Week begins Sunday evening. School officials have added Powder Puff volleyball and football games and moved the Homecoming Dance from Friday night to Saturday evening.

    Sunday – Sept. 27

    Westfield Homecoming Kick Off

    • Hotdog Supper – 5:00 p.m. & Bonfire – 6:00 p.m.

    Westfield Ball Field OR Westfield Community Center

    Thursday – Oct. 1

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    Scarecrow Festival Coloring Contest winners announced

    By Steve Peterson

    The Great Akron Scarecrow Festival Coloring Contest winners of Akron-Westfield elementary students were announced Sept. 18 the day before the big event.

    In addition, one Scarecrow, made by art teacher Robin Dirks, greeted students outside the Middle/High School main office.

    For Discovergarten: first place, Claire Mathistad; second place, Sawyer Hoffman and third place, Emma Harris.

    For Kindergarten:

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    2015 Westerners’ Football Team

    The 2015 Akron-Westfield football team consists of (Front Row l-r:) Tyler Waterbury, Tommy Toben, Matt Toben, Brenden Moore, Brenden Hansen, Jess McMahon, Zach Bosse, Spencer Wardrip, Derrin Sanchez, Caleb Colt, Andy Bowman, Kane Lininger, (Second Row l-r:) Kraeton Kolpin, Ben Ostermyer, Skyler Briggs, Kane Rife, Montana Jackson, Coach Eric Walkingstick, Aaron Allard, Kyle Johnson, Dylan Irizarry, Cal Eskra, Austin Allard, Eric Cottrell, Sebastian Berg, (Third Row l-r:) Alex Mendoza, Quentin Hoffer, Brady Bergman, Skyler Otten, Daniel Martinsen, AJ Nemesio, Zac Eyer, Cheerleaders Kiara Myers and Hannah Zahner, Tristan Golden, Ty DeRocher, Conner Anderson, Juan

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    Mathistad seeks seat on A-W School Board

    By Julie Ann Madden

    With Akron-Westfield School Board Member Roger Oetken not seeking another term, a candidate has stepped forward.

    Nick Mathistad, of Akron, is seeking the At-Large position.

    Knowing there was a need for construction expertise on the school board with the pending bond issue and having children entering the Akron-Westfield educational system, Mathistad felt the time was right to throw his hat into the ring.

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