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A-W girls’ track sees solid efforts Dordt

Posted March 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

After weeks of practice it was time to test one’s talents against other War Eagle Conference teams. Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team got their first taste of competition at the season opening War Eagle Conference indoor track meet March 16 at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

“I was very pleased with the effort. They all did a good job and kept fighting,” said A-W Girls’ Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

The Westerners did not have many team or individual points, times or distances available.

In addition to A-W teams competing were the following: Gehlen Catholic; Harris-Lake Park; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; Hinton; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn; Remsen-St. Mary’s; Remsen Union; South O’Brien; Trinity

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    Late free throws win championship for Morningside

    By Steve Peterson

    As the NCAA brackets heat up in men’s basketball (have any team’s left you’re rooting for), here’s one last look (honest) at the just past women’s hoops season locally:

    Morningside College sophomore Lexi Ackerman made two free throws with two seconds left to lift Morningside College to a 59-57 come-from-behind win over Concordia to cap the 18th NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament March 17.

    The Mustangs were the

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    A-W boys track starts with good effort

    By Steve Peterson

    Although it was summer-like outside, the War Eagle Conference season began indoors March 16 at Dordt College-hosted meet in Sioux Center.

    Akron-Westfield Head Boys’ Track and Field Coach Kent Johnson said the War Eagle Conference indoor track meet was a good start March 16.

    “The hurdlers did well and we hope they can improve their times and finish in the top three at meets,”

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    Golf squads enjoy warm days to hit links

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield golfers have been taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and longer sunlit hours to get practices in before the Thursday, April 9 opener against Unity Christian at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

    “It is very beneficial to be outside working on different aspects of the game. Typically you are inside for the first two or three weeks,” said A-W Head Golf Coach Todd Colt.

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    NW Iowa youth wrestlers compete at state duals

    By Steve Peterson

    Wrestlers from Northwest Iowa represented their district well at the AAU State Dual Team Tournament, held March 14 at Wells Fargo Arena.

    Wrestlers were selected to participate on the teams based off their individual performance at the district state qualifying tournament held in Spencer. Mark Van Oort is the Northwest Iowa District coach.

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

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    A-W golf schedule

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ golf schedule for 2015 is as follows. All meets are coed meets unless otherwise noted, and weekday matches begin at 4:30 p.m.

    April 9: Unity Christian at Orange City.

    April 11; Unity Christian boys’ tournament, 8 a.m. in Orange City.

    April 16: West Sioux at Hawarden.

    April 20: Hinton-Remsen-St. Mary’s, home.

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    A-W track schedule

    Akron-Westfield’s track and field season schedule for 2015 is:

    March 16: 5 p..m., War Eagle Conference Indoor Meet in Sioux Center at Dordt College.

    March 28: 10 a.m., Sioux City West hosts meet at Morningside College, co-ed.

    April 7: 5 p.m., Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in Marcus, co-ed.

    April 13: 4:30 p.m., Kingsley-Pierson in Kingsley, co-ed.

    April 16: 5 p.m., Sioux

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    A-W looks for good track start

    By Steve Peterson

    Monday, March 16 kicks off the spring sports season as Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track and field teams compete in the War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

    Events begin at 5 p.m. A-W coaches are Kent Johnson for the boys and Eric Walkingstick for the girls’ squad. Eric Thien is a new assistant track coach this year.

    Walkingstick said he has seen good efforts at

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    Youth wrestlers compete at state

    Three Akron-Westfield youth wrestlers competed at the AAU Kids State Championship in Des Moines Feb. 28-March 3. Lane Kenny, who is pictured above (r) wrestling in one of his state matches, placed 7th in A90. He was in a 32 man bracket and had five wins and two losses. Lakin Heeren, A128, placed eighth in a 16 man bracket. He had two wins and two losses. Taylor Heeren, C215, did not place. He lost his first two matches. Classes: A – third-fourth grades; B –

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    A-W alumni contribute to NWC softball at Tucson

    Northwestern College swept three games on the final day of the Tucson Softball Invitational March 6. The Red Raiders defeated Acquinas (Mich.) 13-5; avenged an earlier tournament loss to University of Great Falls (UGF, Mont.), 6-4 in nine innings and ended with a 7-4 win against Presentation (S.D.) Northwestern improved its record to 7-7.

    Akron-Westfield alumni Kayla Tindall and Dana Hedlund have three and two wins pitching for the Red Raiders in their freshman year. Hedlund plays designated hitter when not pitching.

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Sports Archived

    Named to All-WEC

    Boys’ Basketball

    Akron-Westfield senior Tavian Banks was the only Westerner selected as an Honorable Mention pick in

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