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Two A-W wrestlers compete at state

Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield wrestlers Dylan Blinde and Sebastian Berg spent last week competing with the best high school wrestlers in Iowa.

The State Wrestling Meet qualifiers gained one win in the first day of action Feb. 19 in the Class 1A tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. That was the highlight for the A-W contingent at the state meet.

Here are their results:

First Day Results

At 152 pounds in the wrestle-back round, A-W’s Dylan Blinde beat Luke Peters of South Hamilton of Jewell, who had a 35-11 record, in a close 8-6 decision. Blinde had lost to Chris Paulsen, Don Bosco of Gilbertville, who had

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    A-W bows out to Harris-Lake Park in playoff

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 68-49 loss to Harris-Lake Park in Class 1A playoff action Feb. 19.

    Tavian Banks and Joel Brenner closed their Westerner careers with 17-point efforts to lead the way. A-W finished the season with an 8-14 overall record.

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    HLP 19-8-23-18-68

    A-W Summer Ball Program registration is March 3 – 4

    All parents with children wanting to participate in the Akron-Westfield Summer Ball Program need to register March 3 and 4 during the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

    The program is open to girls in Grades 1-5 and boys, ages 7 – 12.

    Registration will be from 3 to 7 p.m., just inside the school’s west main entrance. Akron-Westfield Community School is located at 850 Kerr Drive.

    If parents are unable to register their children during

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    Named to All-WEC

    Boys’ Basketball

    Akron-Westfield senior Tavian Banks was the only Westerner selected as an Honorable Mention pick in the All-War Eagle Conference honors.

    Banks was the leading A-W scorer with 231 points, 10.5 points per game average and was the second-leading rebounder with 111.

    A-W girls basketball final statistics

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball final statistics for 2014-2015 season, final team record 7-15 for the Lady Westerners:

    Ann Hedlund, sophomore, led in scoring with 218 points, a 9.9 points per game average on 67-of-220 all field goal attempts, 48-of-152 three-point field goal attempts, 36-of-61 free-throw attempts, 63 rebounds, 30 assists, 21 steals and 8 blocked shots.

    Kortney Hedlund, senior, scored 165 points, 7.5 points per game average, on 57-of-207 all field

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    Lady Jays prevail over A-W

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic made it a season split with Akron-Westfield in girls’ basketball as the Lady Jays won, 52-44, in a War Eagle Conference finale Feb. 10 in Le Mars.

    The Lady Westerners had won, 61-48, on Jan. 6 as Ann Hedlund set a school record with six three-pointers in A-W’s best game on offense this season.

    This time A-W was led by Bailey Davis with 12 points and Kortney Hedlund

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    Hedlund earns All-WEC

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Ann Hedlund was named All-War Eagle Conference Honorable Mention in basketball.

    Hedlund was the only A-W representative chosen.

    She was A-W’s leading scorer with 218 points, 9.9 points per game average. A-W finished a 7-15 record overall with a 47-37 loss to Ridge View Feb. 14. Hedlund made 67-of-220 all field goals including 48-of-152 three-point field goals and 36-of-61 free throw attempts. She had 63 rebounds, 30 assists and 21 steals.

    A-W girls fall in first post-season game

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team played a solid three quarters against Ridge View but one bad stretch in the third quarter ended the Lady Westerners’ season in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Feb. 14 in Schaller.

    Ridge View led 21-17 at halftime and a 14-3 run in the third quarter ended the lead to 35-20. A-W won the fourth quarter, 17-12, but the comeback was not enough.


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    A-W basketball playoff update

    Akron-Westfield boys play first game of Class 1A playoff against Harris-Lake Park, at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19 at Boyden-Hull in Hull.

    A-W boys hope for good post-season game

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team sought momentum for the Class 1A post-season with two games last week against Gehlen Catholic in the War Eagle Conference finale and at Remsen-St. Mary’s (RSM) in non-conference play.

    Unfortunately, the week went from bad to worse as after a 65-41 loss to Gehlen Catholic, the Westerners fell 72-36 to RSM. Just a few weeks ago the Westerners had an 8-7 mark and a four-game win streak but have since fell to 8-13

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