Upcoming A-W sports

Posted April 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

April 10: 4:30 p.m., boys and girls golf, Unity Christian, home.

April 11: 5 p.m., girls track and field meet at Hinton.

April 12: 8 a.m., boys golf varsity tournament at Unity Christian at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

April 14: 4:30 p.m., girls and boys golf meet at Remsen Union at Remsen Golf Course; 5 p.m., girls and boys track at Kingsley-Pierson meet in Kingsley.

April 17: 4:30 p.m., girls and boys golf against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, home; 5 p.m., girls and boys track and field meet at Sioux Center.

April 21: 4:30 p.m., girls and boys golf meet against West Sioux

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    Appley has 5-inning no-hitter in Mustangs’ win

    Morningside swept Hastings 4-0 and 6-5 in 10 innings in a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) baseball doubleheader April 8 at Lewis & Clark Park.

    The sweep enabled the Mustangs to level their GPAC record at 4-4 and improve their overall record to 15-18. The Mustangs have four victories in their last six games.

    The Mustangs rode the two-hit pitching of Derek Appley to win the opener.

    Appley took

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    Akron, Hawarden grapplers vie at AAU Duals

    Wrestlers from Northwest Iowa represented their district well at the AAU State Dual Team Tournament March 15.

    Held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, wrestlers were tapped to participate on the teams based off their individual performance at the district’s state qualifying tournament held in Spencer.

    The Dual Team Tournament pits Iowa’s eight districts against each other in a team format, giving the young athletes across

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    A-W track season began

    Cody Bosse competes for the Westerners in the 4 x 200-Meter Relay at the War Eagle Conference meet March 17 at Dordt College. A-W is scheduled to compete in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn meet in Marcus to begin the outdoor season at 5 p.m., April 7.

    NWC’s Small earns honor

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced March 17 that 243 women’s basketball student-athletes across the nation have been named 2013-2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

    Northwestern College seniors Mackenzie Small of Hinton, Samantha Kleinsasser of Huron, S.D., juniors Karen Hutson of Logan, Iowa; and Jacie White of Harlan, Iowa, all received the honor for this season.

    In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum

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    Early glimpse of spring helps golf teams

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield golf teams got in a couple of practice days this week due to one day of 60 degrees and another of at least golf-friendly weather.

    “But this may be the last day we’ll be outside for a couple of weeks. We’ll take advantage of it as it gets warmer,” said A-W Head Boys and Girls Golf Coach Todd Colt.

    The Westerners gave good depth for both

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    A-W track squads compete at indoor meet

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team opened the 2014 season with the War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center March 17.

    Boys’ Highlights

    “It’s a glorified practice but good to compete. Our first outdoor meet is in three weeks, so we’re not worried. We still have a long way to go as we’re very young,” said A-W Boys’ Track & Field Head Coach

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    A-W’s football schedules announced

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s football season will begin Aug. 29 in non-district action at Hinton.

    The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released football schedules for 2014 and 2015 seasons March 7.

    “It’s a little different. It’s always exciting when the schedules come out and coaches start to talk,” said Akron-Westfield Head Football Coach Eric Walkingstick.

    New to the A-W schedule will

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    A-W Middle School girls’ sweep finales

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Middle School Lady Westerners wrapped up the season with “A” and “B” games against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn at home Feb. 27.

    The “B” game was a real barn-burner as a three-minute overtime was needed before A-W won, 30-24. Brooke Koele’s rebound and basket forced the overtime with a 21-21 tie, and A-W dominated the extra session. Head Coach Scott Johnson guides the Middle School team.

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