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A-W Falls to Westwood in opener

Posted August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

By Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season with a loss to the Rebels of Westwood of Sloan, 7-6. August 24 was the opening game for the 2018 season and turned out to be a disappointment, but it still ended up thrilling.

As you went up the hill, you first witnessed the Security National Bank and its annual tailgate event. There were four or five guys cooking and they had a ton of help. Two waiters were delivering cooked hamburgers and hot dogs to the ladies of SNB. They in turn were dishing up the food for the multitudes of diners. Milburn Renken was elbow deep in ice water handing out beverages. Curt Harris informed me that things were going well as

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    A-W volleyball goes 1-3 against Westwood

    It took four close sets but Westwood pulled out the 3-1 victory over the Lady Westerners Aug. 24 in the season opener on the Lady Westerners’ home court. Scores were 25-20 (l), 25-18 (W), 30-28 (L), 29-27 (L).

    Westwood took the first game 25-20 and the Lady Westerners came back and won the second game 25-18. In both the third and fourth games, the score went back and forth and each game went long. A-W fought hard but came

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    Volleyball readies for season

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team, under the direction of new Head Coach Robyn Van Eldik and Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder, is readying for the new season following their annual scrimmage Aug. 17. Action begins at home Aug. 23 when the Westerners face Westwood. First game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    “We will have a strong frontline with returning varsity players senior Brooke Koele (6’1”), junior Kailee Tucker (5’10”), junior Kenna Van Eldik (5’10”) and freshman Natalie Nielsen (6’2”). Also returning to the court is setter junior Jaden Harris.

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    A-W faces Unity Christian in annual football scrimmage

    By Hank Krause

    The annual Soap- Sports drink scrimmage was held on August 17 on the hill for the Akron-Westfield football team. They had a new format, which for me, I think it’s a good idea. The Iowa schools can play a neighboring school who is not in their conference or who we will not play in the regular season.

    A-W played host to Orange City Unity Christian. They were great competition. There is no tackling so it was a

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    Football holds annual scrimmage

    A-W (r) scrimmages against Unity Christian at the annual Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17.


    Volleyball holds annual scrimmage

    The Akron-Westfield Volleyball team held its annual Sports Drink Scrimmage Aug. 17 at the school. The varsity team scrimmaged against the Junior Varsity and C teams. There are 27 out for volleyball with 11 on the varsity team. At right, calling the action is referee Craig Bobier of Westfield.

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    A-W uses extra inning to beat West Monona

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ softball team advances to the state tournament with a 6-5 win in eight innings in the Class 1A Region 8 championships on July 9.

    A-W led 1-0 but fell behind 5-2 in the bottom of the sixth. A-W loaded the bases before Danika Smith hit a two-run single to make it 5-4.

    When we trailed 5-2, I thought it was

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