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Lady Westerners win title at Alta-Aurelia

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team returned as champions of the Alta-Aurelia’s tournament Sept. 24 after a solid day.

A-W had a 13-9 record overall after a 4-0 sweep in the tournament.

“For the tournament on Saturday, it was a great effort from start to finish. We did not lose a single set all day. Our goal for the tournament was not to lose a single set, and we were the aggressor in every match. We accomplished this even when we were behind at a couple of points in the day,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Thien.

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    Disaster: Westwood beats A-W, 42-40

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Sloan to take on the Rebels of Westwood Friday, Sept. 23, and fell to the Rebels, 42-40.

    The Westerners gave up two touchdowns, one late in the first quarter as Rebel Kody Berg hit Lucas Copple for a 23-yard pass to score. Berg also scored on an eight-yard run to make it 14-0.

    A-W got on the

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    A-W evens record at 2-2!!!

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners evened their season record at two and two but more important the Westerners are 2-0 in district play.

    The Lawton-Bronson Eagles were the visitors and they got their feathers burnt to the tune of 31-6 on Friday night, Sept. 16.

    The first half was really a lack-luster affair as both teams sort of went through the motions for a 6-6 halftime

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    A-W spikers beat WC in West Sioux tourney

    By Steve Peterson

    A mixed bag of results is the best way to describe Akron-Westfield’s day at the four-match West Sioux Invitational tournament as the Lady Westerners had a 1-3 record.

    A-W beat Woodbury Central 21-12, 21-15 for their win. Losses came to Trinity Christian, Westwood and to West Sioux. A-W was 6-8 record after the Sept. 17 tournament. A-W lost to Trinity Christian, West Sioux and Westwood all by 2-1 scores.

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    James has INT in Mustangs’ latest win

    By Steve Peterson

    Morningside College senior Taylor James garnered his fourth career interception as the Mustangs opened Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) play with a dominating 87-14 win over Dordt College Sept. 17 in Sioux Center.

    James intercepted Dordt quarterback Brock Lamle on the Defenders’ fourth possession of the first half. It was one of seven first quarter turnovers caused by the Mustangs’ defense, which began with an interception on Dordt’s first play from scrimmage.

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    A-W falls in 2 sets to Le Mars, go 0-4

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team battled host Le Mars in a tournament hosted by the Bulldogs Sept. 10.

    Le Mars won 21-7, and 21-10.

    “Our serve receive was not up to par and that led to us not setting up the ball to be offensive. We were constantly on our heels,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Thien.

    Callie Henrich contributed four kills, three digs, two

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    A-W spikers shut out Lady Hawks

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team made it two wins in its first three matches with a 3-0 shutout of Remsen-St. Mary’s in a War Eagle Conference match Sept. 8.

    The Lady Westerners were solid in all aspects as they dispatched the Lady Hawks in about an hour, 25-8, 25-18 and 25-16.

    “It was a good match to rebound from Unity Christian (a 3-0 loss). We had many contribute on the front row

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    A-W shut out Wildcats, 24-0

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took to the highway and traveled to Moville to tangle with the Woodbury Central Wildcats.

    A-W showed marked improvement as they punished WC for 380 yards of offense while taming the Wildcats to 83 yards and five first downs.

    Defensively, A-W really got after things as they held WC to two rushing first downs and passing for three.

    Westerner Cal

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    Banks leads his Chargers’ squad

    The Briar Cliff men’s golf team was in action at the first day of the Siouxland Invite held at Landsmeer Country Club in Orange City Sept. 8.

    The Chargers had two teams competing with Tavian Banks and Raul Perez each shooting a 75 to lead their respective BCU teams. One squad from BCU finished 14th on the day with a score of 319 strokes and the other squad finished 16th with a score of 341.

    Banks, a sophomore from

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    Hinton ambushes Westerners

    By Hank Krause

    It’s time to put away the previews, ratings, tabloids and whatever else and go back to work.

    Akron-Westfield opened their 2016 football season with high hopes and another shot at the University of Northern Iowa dome. The hopes were temporarily dashed but the UNI dome is still in the picture. Hinton is a Class 1A school while A-W competes in Class A. A-W played at Hinton Aug. 26 and lost to Hinton, 34-8.

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