Relays fare well for A-W Boys at opening meet

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

It was a mixed bag of weather for the Akron-Westfield track and field teams as they ventured to Marcus for the season-opening, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Meet, April 7.

For weather, there was some wind, some rain, some sun and some cold conditions.

“For the most part I thought we competed well. It was nice to get some times and find out what we have to work on,” said A-W Boys’ Track Coach Kent Johnson.

Boys’ Results

The Junior Varsity 4 x 100-Meter Relay turned in the best finish with a first-place effort by Kyle Johnson, Derrin Sanchez,

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    A-W boys finish eighth at UC meet

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s boys golf team finished eighth of 10 teams at the Unity Christian Golf Invitational at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City April 12.

    The Westerners had a 360 team score.

    Individually, Tavian Banks led with an 82 for eighth overall; Alex Foley shot a 91; Austin Allard had an 92; Tyler Waterbury shot an 85; Kevin Carlson shot an 87 and Wyatt Heyl had 105.

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    A-W girls’ golf opens with win over Jays

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team opened the 2014 season with a 209-220 win over Gehlen Catholic at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars April 7.

    Dana Hedlund shot a 49; Kortney Hedlund had a 52; Jacynda Banks shot a 53 and Kayla Tindall had a 55 for the counting scores.

    “It was a very respectable score considering it was at the Le Mars Golf Course,” said A-W

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    Lady Westerners compete at Hinton meet

    Akron-Westfield’s girls track and field squad finished seventh with 13 points competing in the “A” division at the Hinton girls track and field meet April 11.

    A-W freshman Morgan Lavaway won her second straight meet title in the High Jump for the Lady Westerners as she cleared 5-feet for eight team points.

    In the 100-Yard Dash, Danika Tindall took fifth place with a time of

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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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    Upcoming A-W sports

    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.

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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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