MS Volleyball Opens Season at EP-J Tourney

Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

by: Kortney Hedlund

The Akron-Westfield middle school volleyball team travelled to Elk Point on Saturday, September 13, to play in an eight team tournament.

The seventh graders played well, winning their first two matches before losing to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in the finals. Overall they earned second place.

Coach Johnson was happy with the play of the 7th graders.

The eighth graders played hard but struggled against their opponents, losing all of their matches.

Coach Thonstad shared that the eighth graders struggled with their serving, which contributed to the team’s losses.

    Question Of the Week

    by: Hannah Koele

    This week students and staff were asked: “What is something you look forward to this school year?”

    Tanner Coyle, a senior replied “Budging in front of the lunch line.”

    Cali Westergard, “Senior skip day.”

    Trisha Frerichs, “Seeing my friends.”

    Tabi Banks, “Nothing.”


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    2014-2015 Akron-Westfield Dance Team

    Front left: Lexie Hughes, Kora Davies, Marlenne Arreola, Jessica Hansen, Erika Swoyer, and Kylie Dumas. Second row: Captain- Kali Kriener, Laken Mullinix, McKenna Kutz, Captain- Desirae Oltmanns, Jordan Neubrand, Cassie Hansen, Kaberly Coyle, Makayla Swancutt, Zoe Mullinix, Briannah Watkins, and Natalie Harvey. Back row: Courtney Waterbury, Maddie Hemmelrick, Captain- Chandra DeRocher, Captain- Alexis Hageman, Alex Franker, and Trisha Frerichs.


    Senior Spotlight

    Hunter Armstrong

    by: Hannah Koele

    Hunter Armstrong was born on October 6, 1996, in Sioux City, IA.

    Hunter’s parents are Troy and Laura Armstrong. He has three younger brothers, Jeremiah, Joshua, and Jacob. He is currently employed at Fareway in Sioux City.

    Throughout high school, Hunter has been involved in Large Group

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    Guys and Dolls Rehearsal Begins

    by: Hannah Koele

    Auditions for Guys and Dolls were held on September 8 and 9, and the cast began their rehearsals on the 11th.

    The female cast members are as follows: Sarah- Ryleigh Schnell; Arvena Abernathy- Cali Westergard; Agatha- Lynnzee Siebens; Miss Adeline- Alex Franker; Mimi- Lexi Hageman; General Matilda Cartwright- Katie Johnson;

    The Hot Box Dancers are: Allison- Marlenne Arreola,

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    A-W Sends Seven Dancers to Audition for All-Iowa

    by: Desi Oltmanns

    On September 7, seven A-W Dancers attended All-Iowa dance auditions in Ames, Iowa.

    They auditioned for the opportunity to perform during the Girls State Basketball games at the Wells Fargo Center in March of 2015. There were a total of 502 dancers auditioning.

    The results were released on September 18. Six of the dancers made the cut and will perform either pom or kick.

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    A-W JV Football Team Wins Close Game

    by: Kortney Hedlund

    The A-W JV team faced West Sioux on Monday, September 8, and won with a score of 26-14.

    Starting the game well, Kyle Johnson had a 44 yard pass to Tyler Waterbury to make the game 6-0. Then, Johnson had another pass to Tyler Waterbury for 95 yards making the score 12-0. West Sioux scored on a two yard run and their two point conversion was good. Score was then 12-8. Derrin Sanchez helped the A-W JV

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    JV Football Defeated Beresford

    by: Kortney Hedlund

    The JV football team travelled Beresford on September 15 and defeated the Watchdogs by a score 38-6.

    Kyle Johnson led the offense with 81 yards on 7 rushes with one touchdown. He was 5-8 passing for 99 yards, and had 2 touchdowns. Tristin Golden had 8 carries for 62 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 4 passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns. He threw one pass for a touchdown. Brady Bergman helped the offense with

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    Middle School Volleyball Battles EP-J

    by: Desi Oltmanns

    On Thursday, September 18, the middle school volleyball teams traveled to Elk Point-Jefferson.

    The seventh grade team won all of their games to defeat EP-J. Coach Johnson said that the 7th grade team played great, served great and worked well as a team.

    The 8th grade team won only one game but were very competitive throughout their other games. “The players continue to improve, but our biggest challenge is getting

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    Smell causes A-W school evacuation

    By Julie Ann Madden

    For the third time in 14 months, Akron-Westfield officials evacuated the school building after a natural gas-type smell was noticed in the north side of the facility.

    At about 1:00 p.m., principals sent staff and students outside while they waited for MidAmerican Energy employees to arrive.

    “We’re hoping they can figure it out,” Grades Preschool-6

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