Class A, District No. 2 games week one

Posted August 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm

by Steve Peterson

Class A, District No. 2 teams will have the following season openers:

Friday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. starts: Alta-Aureilia at Maple Valley Anton-Oto; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at West Sioux; Lawton-Bronton at Treynor; Sheldon at South O’Brien in Paullina; Sioux Central of Sioux Rapids at Pocahontas Area; Woodbury Central, Moville at Ridge View.

Saturday, Aug. 30: 4 p.m. Akron-Westfield against Hinton at Morningside College.

    A-W JV, junior high football schedules

    Akron-Westfield Community School Junior Varsity football team’s schedule for 2014 is as follows:

    Sept. 2: 6 p.m., Woodbury Central, home.

    Sept. 8: 6 p.m., West Sioux, away in Hawarden.

    Sept. 15: 6 p.m., Beresford, home.

    Sept. 22: 6:30 p.m., Gehlen Catholic, away, in Le Mars.

    Sept. 25: 6 p.m., Dakota Valley, home.

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    ‘Parkie’, Wilken guide squads

    Akron-Westfield Community School alumnus Mike Parkinson returns this season as head coach of the Lynnville-Sully High School football team. The Hawks open the season Aug. 29 against Van Bren Keosauqua at home.

    A-W alumnus Brian Wilken returns this season as head coach of the Newell-Fonda football team. The Mustangs made it to the semifinals of Eight-man playoffs in 2013 ended with a 12-1 record. The Mustangs host West Bend Mallard Aug. 29.

    A-W football team 2014 roster

    Akron-Westfield football team, 2014-2015 members are:

    Aaron Allard, sophomore, wide receiver, defensive back, 5-11 155 pounds; Dylan Irizarry, sophomore, wide receiver, linebacker, 5-10, 170; Kyle Johnson, sophomore, quarterback-safety, 5-10, 140; Cal Eskra, sophomore, quarterback, defensive back, 5-10, 168; A.J. Nemesio, freshman, quarterback, cornerback, 54, 120; Tanner Coyle, senior, wide receiver, linebacker, 5-11, 150; Skyler Briggs; sophomore, wide receiver, safety, 5-5, 125; Caleb Colt, junior, wide receiver, cornerback, 5-10, 130; Derrin Sanchez, junior, wide receiver, cornerback, 5-11, 140; Conner Anderson, freshman, quarterback, safety, 5-6, 142; Charlie Anderson,

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    Westerners prepare for first game

    By Steve Peterson

    Ready to make another playoff run is a good way to sum up Akron-Westfield’s football team in 2014.

    “The team energy has been off the charts. There has been a great work ethic, and we’re right where we want to be,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

    Walkingstick is in his fourth year as leader of the Westerners after coaching high school football at two Oklahoma schools. A-W has won

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    Rebels bow out to Expos

    By Steve Peterson

    The Wynot Expos broke open a close game with six runs in their final two at-bats to pull away from the Akron Rebels, 7-0, and end the Rebels’ season at the South Dakota State Amateur Baseball Tournament in Mitchell, S.D., Aug. 11.

    The Rebels saw their season come to a close with a 14-4 record in the second round game.

    “They’re a good team, they always are. We had a

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    A-W volleyball sets schedule

    by Steve Peterson

    The Akron-Westfield 2014-2015 volleyball schedule will be as follows, weekday matches start at 5:30 p.m.:

    Sept. 2: Unity Christian, home;

    Sept. 4: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, in Hartley;

    Sept. 9: West Sioux, home;

    Sept. 11: 5 p.m., Alcester-Hudson in Alcester;

    Sept. 13: 8:30 a.m., Le Mars tournament;

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    Rebels advance in state tournament

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels advanced to the winners bracket of the South Dakota Amateur Baseball Association Class B tournament with a 7-0 win over Milbank on Aug. 7.

    The Rebels were 14-3 record after the win. It advanced them to an Aug. 11 game (after deadline). If the Rebels won, they will play in the tournament quarterfinal game at 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Semifinals are at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16.

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    Colt: IGCA Coach of Year

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Head Softball Coach Todd Colt won Coach of the Year honors in Class 1A from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

    Colt won the honor for the third time after leading Akron-Westfield to its sixth state championship in the last 11 years. His career record is 449-47; his squads have won the last 12 War Eagle Conference titles.

    The Lady Westerners won the Class 1A State Championship with a 38-0

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    Hole-in-one!

    Dave Dirks (r) receives a golden putter from Peoples Bank President Mike Hohenstein for hitting a hole-in-one July 31 at the Akron Golf Course. Dirks hit his hole-in-one on Hole No. 8 using an eight iron. The feat was witnessed by Joe and Brett Susemihl.

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