Lady Westerners place second at MMC

Posted April 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

The Akron-Westfield track team brought home seven first places from the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn track meet April 3 in Marcus.

Lady Westerners

“At this point in the year, all the kids have been working really hard,” said Akron-Westfield Head Girls Coach Eric Walkingstick. “I’m real pleased with their efforts and the results at the track meet.”

The Lady Westerners’ team placed second behind the Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central team.

First Place

Kailee Tucker, High Jump, 4 feet 10 inches.

Callie Henrich, Shot Put, 37 feet 5 inches.


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    A-W girls defeat UC at golf meet

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team defeated Unity Christian, 190-207, April 3 in Orange City in a conference meet.

    Top golfer for A-W and placing first overall at the meet was Bailey Davis who shot a 42.

    Other placings for A-W included: Brooke Koele, 48, placing third; Ann Hedlund, 50, placing fourth; Danika Smith, 50, placing fifth; and Alyana Mullinix, 59, placing eighth.

    Other scores for A-W were Autumn Bundy, 59, and Kayla

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    A-W boys golf falls to UC

    The Akron-Westfield boys golf team lost to Unity Christian, 167-191, April 3 in a conference meet.

    Top scorer for the Westerners was Daniel Martinsen shooting a 44 and placing fourth overall. Other scores and places were: Jerad Black, 47, placing seventh; Max Anderson, 47, placing eighth; Juan Sanchez, 53 placing tenth; Jack Anderson, 55, placing eleventh; and Logan Smith, 60 placing twelfth.

    Head Coach Todd Colt said, “The golf course at Orange City is one of the most challenging

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    Bowling Tournament held at Akron Lanes

    The Akron Men’s Bowling Association held the 56th annual City Tournament Feb. 7 thru Feb. 23 at the Akron Lanes. Entries included nine teams, 31 doubles, and 33 singles. Twenty-three bowlers competed in All Events. Cashing in each event was:


    1. L.G. Everist (John Martin, Bruce Ericson, Jason Rolfes, Kirk Miller)

    2. Kelly Painting (Tim Kelley, Tim Richters, David Groves, Corey Price)


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    A-W tracksters bring home three firsts

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On March 25, the Akron-Westfield Track Team competed in the Sioux City West Coed Meet, bringing home several top placings.

    Schools competing in this meet were Akron-Westfield, Bishop Heelan, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Sioux City East, Sioux City North, and Sioux City West.

    Lady Westerners

    First Place

    Callie Henrich, Shot Put, 38 feet 5.5

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The presentation was made during the Chamber’s annual Ag Luncheon March 21.

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    A-W has 17 golfers

    By Julie Ann Madden

    The first golf meet for Akron-Westfield golfers is Monday, April 3.

    Head Coach is Todd Colt and Assistant Coach is Jon Harris.

    Girls’ Team

    The Lady Westerners team consists of:

    Seniors: Bailey Davis and Ann Hedlund.

    Junior: Danika Smith.

    Sophomore: Brooke Koele.


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    A-W track teams open season

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track teams opened the season with the non-scoring War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center March 13 against nine other conference schools: Gehlen Catholic, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Hinton, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union, Remsen-St. Mary’s, Trinity Christian, Unity Christian, and West Sioux.

    Boys’ Head Coach Kent Johnson said of the team’s performance at the indoor meet, “I thought all of our boys did well, especially in short distance and hurdle events. We still need to cut times on middle and long,

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