A-W represented on All-District

Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am

The Akron-Westfield football team was well represented on the Class A District 1 All-District Team.

First Team: A-W Seniors: Nick Jacobs, quarterback; John Henrich, Linebacker; Chase Stowe, wide receiver; Reagan Frankl, wide receiver; Nash Lininger, linebacker; and Josh Armstrong, defensive end.

Second Team: A-W seniors: Dominic Trobaugh, defensive back; and Leighton Blake, defensive back.

Honorable Mention: A-W seniors: Aydin Dicks, linebacker; and Aaron Hartman, defensive lineman.

Special Honors

Nick Jacobs, offensive MVP

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    A-W: Tops in sportsmanship

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last year the Akron-Westfield School District’s coaches and student-athletes conducted themselves with good sportsmanship.

    In fact, A-W was one of 166 schools who had no student-athletes or coaches ejected from activities during the 2017-2018 school year.

    A-W is part of the 45 percent of Iowa High School Athletic Association IHSAA) members who achieved this top level of sportsmanship.

    “So many times we

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    A-W has 21 named to Academic All-District

    Akron-Westfield had 21 football players and cheerleaders named Class A District 1 Academic All-District.

    Seniors: Josh Armstrong, Aydin Dicks, Aaron Hartman, John Henrich, Nash Lininger, Spencer Olson, Chase Stowe, Scott Toben, Dominic Trobaugh, Cheerleaders Raleigh Edwards, Jennifer Ritz, and Emme Rohlfs.

    Juniors: Jack Anderson, Jeremy Bosse, Daytona Foley, Levi Hemmelrick, Donovan Irizarry, Cole Moffatt, Logan Smith, Sean Steffen, and Hunter Walkingstick.

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    A-W volleyball ends great season

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team put up a hard fight Oct. 25 in the second round of Regionals but lost the battle to Westwood 3-1 to end their season with a 16-8 record. Game scores: 19-25, 25-15, 20-25, 21-25.

    Right off the bat A-W came out fighting with fire as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead and after giving up the serve, led 4-2. Westwood came back and the game was tied at 5-5 after Westwood’s first service.

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    A-W volleyball wins first round

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won their first round of Regional action Oct. 22 at home. The Lady Westerners defeated Remsen St. Mary’s 3-0. Set scores: 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.

    A-W played really well and didn’t have much trouble defeating RSM to advance to face Westwood in Round No. 2.

    Brooke Koele led in kills with 11. She also had three assists, three digs, one block assist, and one solo block.

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    A-W does in WW Rebels

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Sloan to renew acquaintances with the Rebels of Westwood. A-W, who lost the first game of the season to WW 7-6, turned the tables to escort the Rebels off the field, 42-21.

    Going back to last summer, the A-W girls took out WW in the softball tournament. However, the WW girls beat A-W in volleyball on Thursday, three sets to one. The boys’ football

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    A-W in the State Playoffs

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners got into the state playoffs to face the Westwood Rebels of Sloan on Oct. 26 in Sloan.

    First things first. A-W traveled to Marcus to play the Marcus-MeridenCleghorn-Remsen Union Royals last Friday (Oct. 19). It turned out to be a Royal massacre as A-W handed the Royals a 76-13 pounding. In defense of the Royals, they only had 20 kids in uniform and that’s just not going to cut it.

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    A-W tramples SOS Wolverines!

    By Hank Krause

    The South O’Brien Wolverines were the visitors on Friday, October 12. I watched SOS warm up and they seemed to be a very imposing sight. They were very big, disciplined, and ready to play. But they were no match for Akron-Westfield, who came away with a 38-13 win.

    A-W kicked off with a strange “pooch” kick to give SOS the ball on their own 40. SOS used 12 plays as Tristan

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    A-W volleyball defeats HMS

    Akron-Westfield went 3-1 against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn at their last home game of the regular season. Set scores: 25-16, 25-12, 20-25, 25-8.

    Senior players, manager, videographer, and parents were introduced prior to the varsity match: players Brooke Koele, daughter of Bruce and Carri Koele and Lilly Stabe, daughter of Justin and Angie Stabe, Manager Alyson Ten Napel, daughter of Jason and Dawn Derochie, and videographer Cameron Schroeder, son of Tom and Jill Schroeder.


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    A-W Westerners make it 5-2 for 2018

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took the early lead only to lose it against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS). A-W got the lead back really fast and never looked back winning 40-21. The Hawks were the visitors on a really cold night on the hill.

    A-W kicked off but forced a Hawk fumble and Levi Hemmelrick jumped on the ball. A-W ran three plays, and Nick Jacobs bolted for a 28-yard gallop to

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