A-W boys end season in Round No. 2

Posted February 27, 2018 at 10:09 pm

After coming off a great win against Lawton-Bronson in round one of playoffs, the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team ran into a brick wall called George-Little Rock in round two.

The Mustangs defeated A-W 73-43 Feb. 20 in George to end the Westerners’ season with an overall record of 8-15 and conference record of 3-8.

The George-Little Rock fans were loud as well they should be, their team played good basketball. They are tall, tough, and can dunk the basketball. The Mustangs took control for most of the game. They out shot the Westerners in field goals 27 to 7, and G-LR was nine of 16 at the free throw line while A-W was two for three. However, A-W had more three-pointers made with

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    A-W boys win first round of playoffs!!

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team played the best they have all year Feb. 15 in Lawton in the first round of post season. A-W (8-14) faced L-B (10-11), probably as the underdog, but came out on top, 56-48, to advance to face George-Little Rock in George Feb. 20.

    The Westerners worked together as a team and things just went their way to avenge their 73-57 loss to L-B in December during the regular season.

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    A-W girls fall in Second Round

    After a nice win over Gehlen in the first round of post season action, the Akron-Westfield girls faced a tough Kingsley-Pierson team who is ranked No. 5 Feb. 16 in Kingsley. The Panthers, a physical team, overpowered the Westerners, 67-35, ending their season.

    K-P is ranked No. 5 for a reason, they are good and have a good chance of making the state tournament if not winning it. One of their top players is 6’2” senior Addison Hirschman who has

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    Henrich repeats as state champion

    Akron-Westfield has its sixth state wrestling champion in John Henrich, his second straight. Henrich earned his championship at 160 in Class 1A at the State Wrestling Tournament last weekend in Des Moines.

    A-W wrestler Christian Wolthuizen also participated at the state tournament at 182.

    John Henrich, Junior

    In first round John defeated Jackson Dunning of St. Albert by fall (1:07), defeated Ethan Fulcher of Hudson

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    A-W girls defeat Gehlen in First Round playoffs

    The Akron-Westfield girls played a solid game of basketball to defeat Gehlen Catholic, 53-44, at home Feb. 13 in first round action.

    During the regular season A-W and Gehlen split with each winning one game. Sparked by wanting to avenge their 10 point loss to Gehlen earlier in the month, A-W had a strong start with an 11-2 run to begin the game and an 8-0 run to begin the second half.

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    Girls win first round of Regional action

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team played in the first round of Regionals during a snowy, cold night, Feb. 8 at home defeating the Trinity Christian Tigers, 47-29. The Westerners advanced to face Gehlen at home Feb. 13. (after deadline). Winner of that match will play in Kingsley Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.

    The Westerners held the Tigers scoreless until 1:36 left in the first quarter when the Tigers scored back-to-back three-pointers making the score 10-6 after one quarter. However,

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