A-W girls playoffs

Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:05 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield will host the quarterfinals and semifinal rounds of the Class 1A Region No. 1 girls state softball tournament, as announced by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

The regional begins with the Gehlen Catholic vs. West Sioux game at 7 p.m., Monday, July 6 in Le Mars.

The winner plays the Lady Westerners at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 8 in Akron.

The semifinal game is 7 p.m., Friday, July 10 in Akron.

The Regional Final is 7 p.m., Monday July 13 at Sioux City East for the right to go to the state tournament in Fort Dodge.

    A-W Girls destroy MMC-RU

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls were on the road to Cleghorn to play Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn/Remsen Union on June 25.

    A-W went to work early to defeat the Eagles, 14-3 in five innings. Katie Johnson led off with a walk, Bailey Davis singled to be driven home by Brynn Van Eldik’s hit to put A-W up two, nothing.

    A-W sent nine hitters to the plate in both the second and third innings as the

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    Oh-Oh!

    By Hank Krause

    Akron-Westfield, playing in the Spencer tournament, met the Class 3A Spirit Lake Indians on June 26 and fell, 7-5.

    The Indians are ranked in Class 3A. I wonder how long it will be before there will be controversy over the their mascot.

    A-W spotted the Spirit Lake girls a 5-0 lead in the first two innings, then fought back to tie it by scoring three runs in the sixth and

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    Wardrip fans 11 as A-W gains 11th win

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield got another double-digit strikeout performance and made a trip to Marcus profitable with a 6-1 win against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remen Union in War Eagle Conference play June 26.

    MMC-RU is combined this summer and plays under the name “The Blue.”

    Spenser Wardrip struck out 11 MMC-RU hitters, walked four and allowed four hits in getting the win.

    The Westerners reached over the .500 mark

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    Austin Allard fans 12; A-W beats Trinity

    By Steve Peterson

    A seven-run sixth inning led Akron-Westfield’s baseball team to a 9-1 win against Trinity Christian of Hull in non-conference play June 24.

    A-W led 2-0 after two innings and the Tigers scored a run in the top of the sixth before A-W’s big inning.

    A-W winning pitcher Austin Allard struck out 12 and walked just one in a four-hitter.

    A-W improved to a

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    Class 1A’s No. 2 takes on Class 3A’s No. 10

    By Hank Krause

    In the second game of the Akron-Westfield Invite on June 20, No. 2 A-W in Class 1A took on the No. 10 ranked Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley in Class 3A. A-W walked away the winners with a final tally of 9-2.

    Katie Johnson had three hits and scored three times to lead A-W at the plate. Desi Oltmanns, Bailey Davis, and Danika Smith all contributed two hits each as A-W pounded BHRV pitching for 14 hits. A-W scored two

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    Heartbreak in Hinton for Westerners

    By Steve Peterson

    If there ever was a good time to play War Eagle Conference baseball power Hinton, Akron-Westfield seemed to have timing on its side, until the very end, June 17.

    Class 2A state-ranked Hinton had lost two of three games for a 12-3 record.

    A-W came out with the bats clicking with a four-run first inning. But as the late baseball announcer Harry Carey once

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    A-W baseball squad rallies for eighth win

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Wesfield’s baseball team bounced back from a tough three-game stretch with a 10-4 win over South O’Brien in War Eagle Conference play June 19 in Paullina.

    “Caleb Colt pitched well, and Austin Allard had a three-run home run and Jess McMahon had two hits. It was a good win,” said Akron-Wesfield Head Coach Gordy Johnson.

    Colt pitched a four-hitter and allowed just one walk and struck out five.

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    2015 A-W baseball team

    Akron-Westfield baseball team members for 2015 are, front row l to r: Damien Ericson, A.J. Nemesio, Schon Mack, Aaron Allard, Cal Eskra, Caleb Colt, Conner Anderson, Reagan Frankl, Aaron Hartman and Kyle Johnson. Back row from l to r: Tyler Waterbury, Skylar Otten, Ty Carl, Jacob Neubrand, Austin Allard, Riley Dennison, Dylan Irizarry, Montana Jackson, Brenden Hansen, Jess McMahon and Spenser Wardrip. Coaches are Head Coach Gordy Johnson, Assistant Coaches Jim Frankl and Tyler Johnson.

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    2015 A-W softball

    Akron-Westfield softball team members for 2015 are, front row l to r: Brynn VanEldik, Hannah Boehme, Jessica Hansen, Jordan Neubrand, Danika Smith, Natalie James, Makayla Swancutt. Middle row from l to r: Samantha Johnson, Kammi Bishop, Trisha Frerichs, Kaberly Coyle, Katie Johnson, Ryleigh Schnell, Desi Oltmanns. Back row from l to r: Head Coach Todd Colt, Brooke Koele, Kiana Appley, Danika Tindall, Ann Hedlund, Bailey Davis, Kortney Hedlund, Courtney Waterbury and Assistant Coach Kent Johnson.

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