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A-W spikers give Comets battle before falling

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team made Boyden-Hull earn a first round Class 2A playoff win in Hull on Oct. 21.

The Lady Westerners fell, 3-1, and saw their season come to an end with an 8-17 record. B-H moved on with a 17-11 record.

Set scores were a 25-15 win for the host Comets in Set No. 1; a 25-23 win for A-W in Set No. 2; a 25-11 Boyden-Hull win in Set No. 3 and a 25-19 win for the Comets in the fourth set.

“I thought we did a great job at the net, shutting down their best player, Courtney Schafer. Cali Westergard had her best blocking

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    Akron-Westfield football statistics

    Akron-Westfield statistics after nine regular season football games, 4-5 record, 4-3 district before a playoff game at Woodbury Central:

    For passing, Cal Eskra was 152 completions in 286 attempts, 53.1 percent, for 1,982 yards, 13.0 yards per completion with 14 interceptions and 19 touchdowns. Kevin Carlson was 1-of-1 for three yards. Dylan Irizarry was 0-of-2.

    For rushing, Eskra had 187 attempts for 745 yards, 4.0 yards per carry and 4 touchdowns with the longest TD of 90 yards. Carlson

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    Two from A-W make All-WEC volleyball

    Akron-Westfield’s All-War Eagle Conference volleyball team representatives are senior Kortney Hedlund (l), Second Team and sophomore Ann Hedlund (r), Honorable Mention. A-W had a 5-6 WEC record and 8-17 overall.

    A-W falls to South O’Brien

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners gave a tremendous effort before falling to the Wolverines of South O’Brien, 39-30.

    On an absolutely beautiful night on Friday, Oct. 24, the sunset to the west of A-W field was colorful to say the least. A sunset of orange and pinks on the very high clouds. People were standing around in T-shirts and shorts to witness a real shootout.

    A-W opened the scoring with a neat

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    Red Raiders set softball slate

    Northwestern College released its softball schedule for the 2014-2015 season.

    The Red Raiders, who just concluded their exhibition season, will play a few exhibition games at the Briar Cliff Invite on Feb. 6-7. They then open the regular season with four games at the Oklahoma Baptist Invite in Shawnee, Okla., on Feb. 20-21.

    Several local players are on the Red Raiders’ roster, including sophomore outfielder Jaclyn Smith of Akron; freshmen pitcher-infielder Dana Hedlund and pitcher Kayla Tindall of Akron,

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    South O’Brien outlasts A-W spikers, 3-2

    By Steve Peterson

    South O’Brien outlasted Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team and gained its seventh win of the season with a 3-2 War Eagle Conference win here in an exciting match Oct. 14.

    The Wolverines won Set No. One, 25-19 and Set No. Two, 25-21, for a 2-0 lead. But the Lady Westerners stormed back for a 2-2 tie with wins in Set No. Three, 25-23 and in Set No. Four, 29-27. But SOS won the

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    Lady Jays too much for A-W spikers

    By Steve Peterson

    It was a farewell home regular season finale for five Akron-Westfield seniors and the Lady Westerners challenged Gehlen Catholic for two of the three sets before falling 3-0 on Oct. 16.

    Set scores were 25-22, 25-23 and 25-12 in favor of the Lady Jays.

    Bidding adieu to the A-W gym for volleyball were Kali Kriener, daughter of Daniel and Linda Kriener; Kortney Hedlund, daughter of Troy and Debra Hedlund; Cali

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    A-W comes from behind to win

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners came from 19 down to beat the Lawton-Bronson Eagles, 28-26 on Friday, Oct.17.

    The Eagles opened the scoring after recovering an A-W fumble on the A-W eight. It was really a L-B punt that allegedly touched an A-W receiver and the Eagles jumped on the ball. Four plays later Brenden Roder scored on a 11 yard run.

    L-B capitalized in the

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    James contributes 4 tackles for Mustangs

    by Steve Peterson

    Taylor James, a sophomore from rural Sioux City, had one solo tackle and three assists for a total of four tackles. He also had one tackle for loss, shared, for a loss of one yard in Morningside’s 50-7 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) football win against Dakota Wesleyan Oct. 18.

    James is an Akron-Westfield alum.

    Morningside, 6-0 overall record and No. 1 ranked-NAIA team, 5-0 GPAC, next travels to Vermillion,

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    EP-J outlasts Lady Westerners

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield hosted Elk Point-Jefferson for a non-conference volleyball match Oct. 11 and sought a three-match win streak.

    The Huskies won, though, 3-1. Set scores were a 25-15 win in Set No. 1 for EP-J; A-W won the second set, 25-23; and EP-J won the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-23.

    “It was a hard-fought match. Our goal each week is to have a winning week and we played very well,”

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