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Senior Spotlight

Posted March 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Alex Foley

By: Mariah Grimm & Katie Black

Alexander Joseph Foley was born on March 11, 1996, to David and Cindy Foley at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City. He has two brothers, Dominick is older and Daytona is younger. Alex is employed at the Hole ‘N the Wall.

“Foley” has been involved in football, basketball, and golf throughout high school. His favorite sport is football. His favorite pastimes include golfing, hunting, and fishing.

Alex’s favorite movie is “Bad Grandpa” and his favorite musicians are Jason Aldean and 2 Chainz.

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    Question of the Week

    by: Trevor Hansen, Editor

    If you could have any superpower, what would you pick and why?

    Garrett Finzen: “X-ray vision, so I could see through stuff.”

    Nathan Sanchez: “Super-strength, because I’m not very strong as is.”

    Caleb Colt: “Telekinesis, so I could kill people with my mind.”

    Mr. Walkingstick: “Flying backwards with ray vision

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    A-W Track Starts

    by: Taylor Jaster, student reporter

    The A-W track and field teams have started their season. The high school track participants have started practice and are preparing for their first meet.

    The first meet will take place on Monday, March 17, at 5:00 p.m. The meet is hosted by Sioux Center and will be held indoors at Dordt College.

    Good Luck to the A-W track girls and boys for a great

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    Middle School Wrestlers Destroy Competition in Sgt. Bluff

    by: Jonah Anderson, student reporter

    On Monday, March 3, the middle school wrestling team headed to Sgt. Bluff for their wrestling tournament. The tournament had 252 participants. Ten of the twelve middle school wrestlers placed at the Tournament. The following wrestlers placed first: AJ Nemesio, Juan Sanchez, Christian Wolthuizen, Aaron Hartman, and Lee Minor. The following four wrestlers placed second: Brady Bergman, Damien Ericson, Quentin Hoffer, and Cody Hillrichs. Max Anderson placed third overall.

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    Individual Events Speech Team has Successful District Contest

    Congratulations to the Individual Events Speech Team. They performed at both the Le Mars Community High School and Remsen Union High School in district contests to determine if they would advance to the state speech contest at Sioux City East on Saturday, March 15. Of the 24 performances, 20 earned I ratings. Here are the results:

    Emily Meerdink—I—storytelling

    Kali Kriener—I—storytelling

    Sarah

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    2014 Dodgeball Tournament Scheduled

    by: Katie Black,

    student reporter

    The Akron-Westfield dodgeball tournament is scheduled for March 11 at 6:00 p.m. This event is organized by the high school student council. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. Admission is $3.

    This year, there will be 15 teams playing. The teams are:

    Ball – Stars

    Richard Sherman’s Fury

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    The A-W Carnival is Coming!

    by: Mariah Grimm, student reporter

    The biannual Akron-Westfield school carnival will take place on Friday, March 21. Doors will open for 2 hours, starting at 5:30 and ending at 7:30 p.m. There will be multiple games, prizes, and also a meal offered.

    Tickets are currently being sold at the school, People’s Bank, Security National Bank, and Maynard’s. The cost is 5 tickets for $1 before the carnival.

    You can get

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    Westerners Take Down the Jays

    by: Mariah Grimm,

    student reporter

    Both of the Akron-Westfield middle school girls’ basketball teams left LeMars-Gehlen with wins on Tuesday, February 24.

    The “A” Team won with a close score of 16 to 14. Brynn VanEldik had 8 steals, 1 blocked shot, and 5 points. Jordan Neubrand had 2 rebounds, 3 steals, and 7 points. Kianna Appley added 6 rebounds, 9 steals, and 4 points.

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    MS Girls Basketball Defeat MMC

    by: Katie Black,

    student reporter

    The “B” team defeated MMC in over-time by a score of 30 to 24. Brooke Koele had 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots. Kammi Bishop had 7 rebounds, 4 points, and 2 steals. Kora Davies had 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 4 points

    The “A” team defeated MMC by a score of 35 to 15. Brynn VanEldik had 11 rebounds, 2 steals, 1

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    Elementary Olympics Conclude

    by: Taylor Jaster,

    student reporter

    The Elementary Olympics were completed on Tuesday, February 25. The students in grades 3-5 were divided among 12 countries. The events competed in included basketball, hockey, curling/shuffle boarding, a Sochi slide, and a biathlon. The teams were awarded with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. In keeping with the Olympic theme, 1st place was awarded a Gold medal, 2nd place a silver medal, and 3rd place a bronze medal. The

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