Westerners dehorn MVAO Rams

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

By Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield Westerners took the long trip to Mapleton on Friday, Oct. 14, to take on the Rams of Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto in a district game.

A-W needed a win to stay alive for playoff hopes, and they did stay alive and well with a final tally of 54-16.

A-W’s win and West Sioux’s loss to Woodbury Central puts the district in a slight quandary. If A-W hands West Sioux a loss, things will really be in an interesting situation. Both teams have one loss in district play at this time so Friday’s game should be very exciting.

A-W was led by Cal Eskra as he threw five touchdown passes plus running for one

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    Lady Westerners win, 3-0

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team won a 3-0 match over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union in War Eagle Conference play Oct. 6 in Marcus.

    A-W won by set scores of 25-14, 25-16 and 25-16. A-W was 18-9 record after the win over the Lady Royals.

    For A-W statistics: Ann Hedlund had five kills, 21 assists, three digs, 15-fro-15 serving and four aces.

    Brynn Van Eldik had nine kills,

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    WS at A-W game for District championship

    It’s down to the final regular season week in class A, District No. 1 football.

    The two teams qualify for the playoffs.

    District standings (district record, then overall)::

    West Sioux, 5-1, 7-1;

    Akron-Westfield, 5-1, 5-3;

    Westwood, 4-2. 6-2;

    Woodbury Central, 4-2, 5-3;

    Gehlen Catholic,

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    A-W sweeps Trinity on Senior Night

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team earned a 3-0 win over Trinity Christian in a War Eagle Conference match Oct. 11 for Senior Night.

    A-W finished the regular season with a 19-9 record.

    Set scores were 25-21, 25-12 and 25-22 over the Lady Tigers.


    Senior Bailey Davis had one assist, 11 digs, 8-for-11 serving and one ace.

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    A-W gets by the Jays

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners broke a stalemate game with the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays, 30-23. It came down to the last minute as Cal Eskra went off of right tackle from two yards out to break a 23-23 tie.

    A-W opened the scoring as Cal Eskra scored on a five-yard run. Ben Ostermyer added the point after and A-W led 7-0.


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    A-W gains two conference wins

    By Steve Peterson

    Late-season momentum was on the line when Akron-Westfield battled West Sioux and Clay Central-Everly in War Eagle Conference matches at West Sioux on a rainy Oct. 4 evening.

    The Lady Westerners swept each league foe by a 3-0 score: 25-19, 25-15 and 25-14. A-W was 17-9 record and had won 11 straight matches with just two regular season contests to go.

    A-W vs. CC-E

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    A-W won two matches at A-H

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball battled Alcester-Hudson and Elk Point-Jefferson at A-H on Sept. 22 and won both matches.

    Here are the statistics from those two matches.

    Vs. Alcester-Hudson

    The Lady Westerners beat the host Lady Cubs, 3-1. After a 25-18 A-H win in Set One, A-W won three sets, 25-8, 25-17 and 25-17.

    Callie Henrich led the way

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    Junior varsity battles Hinton

    by Steve Peterson

    Brady Bergman seeks yardage for Akron-Westfield in a junior varsity football game against Hinton Sept. 26. A-W won 19-6 and the junior varsity has a 3-1 record.

    James has 6 stops for Mustangs

    by Steve Peterson

    Morningside senior Taylor James,. an Akron-Westfield alum, made six total tackles in the Mustangs’ 55-13 win over Concordia in a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) homecoming game at Elwood Olsen Stadium Oct. 1.

    The Mustangs, ranked sixth in the NAIA, built a 38-0 lead by halftime.

    The Mustangs improved to a 2-0 record in the GPAC and 3-1 overall.

    Morningside will face a

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    A-W to host volleyball post-season match

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team will host a first round match in the Class 1A playoffs.

    Lady Westerners will battle Remsen-St. Mary’s at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18. The winner will move on to a Monday, Oct. 24 match at 7:00 p.m. at A-W against the winner of Kingsley-Pierson and River Valley.

    The semifinal is at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Lawton-Bronson, and the Class 1A Region I final is at

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