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A-W golfers top WS

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Julie Ann Madden

and Steve Peterson

On a beautiful sunny afternoon West Sioux hosted the Akron-Westfield golfers at a meet April 16. Both the Westerners and Lady Westerners won the games.

Akron-Westfield’s golf teams are off to strong starts this season in War Eagle Conference play with 4-0 records for both boys’ and girls’ squads.

“For early in the year, our scores are very competitive. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams are very well balanced,” said Akron-Westfield Head Golf Coach Todd Colt.

Girls’ Golf

Lady Westerners’ finished with a team total of 193 points to the Lady Falcons’ 226.

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    A-W competes with larger class schools at Sioux Center track meet

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On April 16, Akron-Westfield junior varsity and varsity tracksters competed in the Sioux Center Warriors Invitational Coed Track Meet.

    The girls’ varsity placed eighth out of eight teams competing. The final team results were Sioux Center, 145 points; Western Christian, 107; Unity Christian, 106; MOC-Floyd Valley, 67; Le Mars, 56; Sibley-Ocheyedan, 52; Central Lyon, 40; and A-W, 4.

    The boys’ varsity placed seventh out of seven teams. Team scores

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    Lady Westerners compete at Hinton

    Lady Westerner Danika Smith throws the shot put 22 feet 1 inch in the Shot Put at the Hinton Track Meet April 17. See results in this week’s (April 22) Akron Hometowner)

    Girls track at Kingsley-Pierson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field Head Coach Eric Walkingstick reported the Lady Westerners turned in some quality efforts at the Kingsley-Pierson Track Meet April 13.

    “It went well for us,” he told The Akron Hometowner. “The 4 x 100-Meter had its best time of the year and the Sprint Relay and Distance Medley Relays ran well.”

    See results in the April 22 Akron Hometowner.

    A-W boys’ track wins fourth at K-P

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field squad placed a solid fourth place out of eight teams at the April 13 Kingsley-Pierson Track Meet.

    Austin Allard had the Westerners’ best effort with a second-place finish in the Long Jump at 19 feet 9.5 inches.

    See results in the April 22 Akron Hometowner.

    Men’s Bowling Tournament

    The Akron Men’s Bowling Association held the 54th annual City Tournament March 3 – 19 at the Akron Lanes.

    There were nine teams, 30 doubles and 24 singles entered, and 23 men competed in All Events. Cashing in each event were:


    1. American Legion (Richard Huebner, Eric Blake, Mark Olson, Don Koch) 2. Sherri’s Auto Ranch (Garry Jacobson, Don Koch, David Groves, Tim Richters)

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    Two area MS grapplers: Iowa Team Black champions

    By Steve Peterson

    Two area grapplers, seventh grader Adam Allard of Akron-Westfield and West Sioux eighth grader Cory Van Oort competed for Iowa Team Black at the Middle School AAU Meet held April 5 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines.

    Team Black won the team dual championship.

    Cory Van Oort

    Van Oort had an 8-0 record at 125 pounds. He had six pins and won Gold All-American

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    A-W battles wet conditions, foes at MMC track meet

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team competed on a rainy night April 7 at the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Relays in Marcus.

    The top finishes for the Westerners were several third-place efforts. They were:

    • 110 Meter High Hurdles: Dylan Blinde, 17.66 seconds.

    • 4 x 100 Meter Relay: Christian Wolthuizen, Sebastian Berg, Michael Finzen, and Devon

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    A-W girls notch ‘fourth’ as best at MMC

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team battled the elements and the opposition at the six-team Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Meet in Marcus April 7.

    “It was cold and wet conditions. As a coach you worry about injuries. Some teams held back some people but the efforts were good, and we’re going in the right direction,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

    The Lady Westerners

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    Sign up for AWYF’s 2015 football season

    Akron-Westfield Youth Football (AWYF) registration has been set.

    Dates and times are:

    • Monday, April 20: 6 – 7 p.m.;

    • Tuesday, April 22: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and

    • Saturday, April 25: 8 – 9 a,m.

    Registration will be in Akron-Westfield’s new gym. Any boy or girl who will be in Grades 3-6 this fall is eligible

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