A-W spikes claim rivalry win over West Sioux

Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

By Steve Peterson

If the remaining six Akron-Westfield home volleyball matches are as exciting as a marathon battle with West Sioux was Sept. 9, then we all may need assistance with the veteran (or young) tickers.

The Lady Westerners outlasted the Lady Falcons 3-2 in a War Eagle Conference match for their first win of the season. It was deadlocked at two sets apiece going into the fifth and deciding 15-point set. A large crowd from both sides was a spirited one in the rivalry match.

A-W next may give some excitement Thursday, Sept. 18, when it hosts Westwood at 5:30 p.m. in non-conference play.

On Sept. 9, A-W sophomore Ann Hedlund served for 10 straight

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    Special Olympics golfers compete at Akron Golf Course

    On Sept. 13, the annual Akron Unified Golf District Tourney included 28 Special Olympic golfers and their partners teeing off on the Akron Golf Course greens.

    It was a little bit chilly but that didn’t dampen the thrill of golfing for the athletes.

    “I’m happy to be here,” said golfer Desiree Peterson of Sioux City as she prepared to tee off.

    “I love having fun,” said golfer Brittany Kruger of Sibley.

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    Mixed bag of results for A-W at WS tourney

    By Steve Peterson

    For the second time this season, West Sioux and Akron-Westfield clashed on the volleyball court this time for the second place title in the Lady Falcons’ Sept. 20 tournament.

    Although A-W won the War Eagle Conference match 3-2, the Lady Falcons came out on top in the final match of the Saturday tournament with a 21-16 win; a 21-16 loss and a 15-12 win.

    West Sioux downed Remsen-St. Mary’s in

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    James’ touchdown is part of Morningside’s 70-point win

    Taylor James scored a touchdown on a 75-yard fumble recovery as part of a 72-2 Morningside College win over Dordt College in the Mustangs’ football team home opener Sept. 20.

    James is a sophomore from rural Sioux City for the Mustangs and is a starting defensive back. The Akron-Westfield alumnus has eight total tackles, one interception, and one two-point conversion pass in the Mustangs’ first three wins.

    James’s score gave the second-ranked in NAIA Mustangs a 31-2 lead against

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    A-W volleyball statistics at WS tourney

    Akron-Westfield volleyball had a mixed bag of results as the Lady Westerners had a 2-2 mark at the West Sioux tournament on Sept. 20.

    The fololowing are A-W statistics from matches at the tourney:

    A-W lost to Trinity Christian of Hull, 21-19 win; Trinity won, 21-19, 15-10.

    Bailey Davis had eight kills, nine digs, three total blocks, 4-of-7 serving with two aces.

    Kortney Hedlund contributed

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    Woodbury Central shuts out the Westerners

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Woodbury Central Wildcats of Moville put up a big zero behind the Akron-Westfield Westerners on Friday, September 12.

    Before the game started, the Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 honored Earl Oetken, World War II veteran. Earl served in the Medical Corp, especially in the burn centers.

    Woodbury Central’s Luke Klingensmith scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 26-0 defeat of the A-W Westerners. The game was

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    Young Westerners battle Orange City squads

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Fifth-Sixth Grade running back Jader Briggs heads up-field against Orange City Team No. 2. A-W’s Bryce Stowe scored the first touchdown on a 40-yard run but Orange City won, 52-6.

    On Saturday, Sept. 13 both A-W Youth Football squads play at home against Gehlen of Le Mars as Third-Fourth Grade will battle at 9:30 a.m. followed by Fifth-Sixth Grade at 11 a.m.

    In action Sept. 6, the Akron-Westfield Third-Fourth

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    HMS shuts out A-W spikers

    By Steve Peterson

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls downed Akron-Westfield, 3-0, in a War Eagle Conference volleyball match Sept. 4 in Hartley.

    HMS won 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18 for a 3-2 record overall.

    A-W dropped to an 0-2 record on the year and in WEC play.

    Senior Lexi Hageman led the Lady Westerners with six kills. Sophomore Maddison Hemmelrick added four. Sophomore Bailey Davis, senior Cali Westergard and freshman

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    A-W sees bright spots in spikers’ loss to Unity

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team could take a couple of consolations from a 3-0 loss to Unity Christian Sept. 2 in the season opener in War Eagle Conference play.

    “We got double digits on them each set,” said A-W Head Coach Inglish Hartwig.

    Plus the 25-10, 25-11, 25-11 loss means that the Lady Westerners are done with the third-ranked Class 2A Lady Knights for a year.

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