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A-W boys win in overtime

Posted January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

It was exciting, it was back-and-forth, and it was a great basketball game to watch as the Akron-Westfield boys defeated Trinity Christian, 75-73, in overtime at home Jan. 4. This brought the boys’ overall record to 4-6 and 3-3 in the conference.

Nick Jacobs was leading scorer with 24 coming from four three-point shots, two field goals, and eight free throws. He also added two rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Reagan Frankl had 15 points from two field goals and 11 free throws; eight rebounds, three assists, five steals, and one block.

Aaron Hartman had 15 points from seven field goals and one free throw; four rebounds.

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    A-W girls demolish Trinity Christian

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team hosted Trinity Christian Jan. 4 and had no problem handling the Tigers, winning 66-33.

    The girls’ record is 5-6 overall and 4-2 in conference.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Natalie Nielsen with 15 coming from six field goals and three free throws. She also added seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks.

    Brooke Koele had 11 points from

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    Wrestlers have champion and two runners-up

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire (GT/RA) Invite Jan. 5 and had one champion with John Henrich and two runners-up with Jader Briggs and Taylor Heeren.

    Henrich remains undefeated as he went through three wrestlers in the 160 class. In the first round he pinned Adam Heflin of Garner-Hayfield/Ventura and faced Gideon Rollene of Northwood-Kensett in the next match winning by technical fall 16-0. In the championship match he faced unbeaten Spencer Roth of GT/RA by fall in 59 seconds to become champion and

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    A-W boys lose to Unity

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Unity Christian Dec. 11 and come home with a 69-39 loss.

    Nick Jacobs was top scorer for A-W with 13 from one three-point shot, three field goals, and four free throws. He also added one rebound and two steals.

    Leighton Blake had six points from two three-point shots; three steals.

    Carter Drent had six points from three field goals; ten rebounds.

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    A-W girls plow over CC-E

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had an easy time handling Clay Central-Everly at home Dec. 14 coming away with a 51-15 win. A-W’s record now stands at 3-4 and in the conference 2-2.

    Leading scorers for A-W were Brooke Koele and Natalie Nielsen each with 11 points. Koele had one three-point shot, three field goals, and two free throws along with two rebounds, two steals, and three blocks. Nielsen had four field goals and three free throws along with five

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    A-W girls fall to Unity

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team lost to Unity Christian Dec. 11 at Unity, 74-60.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Brooke Koele with 14 coming from one three-point shot, five field goals, one free throw. She also added three rebounds, three assists, and one block.

    Chloee Colt had 13 points from one three-point shot, five field goals; five rebounds, two assists, four steals.

    Natalie Nielsen had 13 points from six field goals, one

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    A-W wrestlers compete in Elk Point

    The Akron-Westfield wrestlers traveled to Elk Point, SD, Dec. 15 to compete in the Elk Point-Jefferson Invitational. A-W had one champion, John Henrich at 160; a second-place finish by Jader Briggs at 113; and a fifth-place finish by Taylor Heeren at 220.

    John Henrich, 160, first place: First round defeated Jeremiah Kohler of Parkston by fall; championship round one received a bye; quarterfinals defeated Jeremiah Kohler of Parkston once again by fall; semifinals defeated Brandon Schuller of West Sioux by

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    A-W boys demolish CC-E

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team hosted Clay Central-Everly Dec. 14 demolishing them 75-32. The boys’ record is 2-4 and conference record is 1-3.

    Nick Jacobs had a hot hand leading the team in scoring with 26 points from six three-point shots, two field goals, and four free throws. He also added two rebounds, seven assists, three steals.

    Aaron Hartman had 13 points from six field goals, one free throw; four rebounds.

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    A-W boys win opener

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team traveled to Remsen Nov. 27 to face MMCRU and came away winning, 63-58 in their season opener.

    Top scorer for A-W was Nick Jacobs downing 18 points with four three-pointers and three field goals. He also had five total rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

    Leighton Blake added 14 points from one three-pointer along with five field goals and one free throw. He had five total rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

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