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Westerners escape Rebels

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield Westerners snuck by the Sioux Central Rebels at Friday’s Homecoming game, 38-30.

Behind the running of Cal Eskra, who carried the ball 15 times for 198 yards, A-W struggled to a district win. A-W now has a record of 4-2 for the season and 4-1 in the district.

Eskra passed for 293 yards to give A-W a total offensive output of 493 yards. Eskra completed 23-of-34 on passing. Eskra found Caleb Colt, Austin Allard and Dylan Irizarry for touchdowns.

A-W moved the ball fairly well but allowed Sioux Central to stay in the game because of A-W’s poor kicking game.

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    Westerners fall to West Sioux Falcons

    By Hank Krause

    Well, at least it was a beautiful night for football!

    Depending on a person’s perspective of how things went, they didn’t go too well for Akron-Westfield as West Sioux manhandled A-W, 42-14 and it really wasn’t that close.

    The Falcons controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. A-W got beat time after time by a bunch of freshmen and sophomores.

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    A-W battles WEC powerhouses Gehlen, Hinton

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team took on two of the traditional War Eagle Conference powers at a triangular facing Hinton and Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars Sept. 23.

    The Lady Blackhawks and Lady Jays each turned back the Lady Westerners’ best efforts as Hinton won 3-1 and Gehlen Catholic won 3-0.

    A-W stood at 5-12 record.

    A-W battled the ninth-ranked Jays to the end of

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    A-W goes to the air against Gehlen Catholic

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners used the passing game to overwhelm the Le Mars Gehlen Catholic Jays on Friday, Sept. 18 to walk away with a 41-6 victory.

    A-W, led by junior quarterback Cal Eskra, threw for 369 yards while connecting on six passing touchdowns.

    Both teams struggled in the first quarter as neither team could prove much on offense. A-W did drive to the Gehlen

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    A-W spikers out-last Whiting

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team finished the West Sioux tournament with a 2-1 win over Whiting on Sept. 19.

    The Lady Westerners had an 0-3 record in pool play matches but gained seventh place overall. A-W was 5-10 record for the season.

    In pool play, A-W lost to Trinity Christian, 2-1. After a 21-17 Lady Westerners’ win, the Tigers won 21-17 and 15-11.

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    Serving shows way as A-W beats RSM

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team traveled to Remsen to take on Remsen-St. Mary’s Sept. 10 and came home with a 3-2 War Eagle Conference win.

    Set scores were a 25-16 A-W victory; 25-19 RSM; 26-24 RSM; 25-17 and 15-8 A-W wins.

    A-W evened its record at 2-2. A-W served almost 90 percent and had 14 aces.

    “We won in five sets but made many mistakes

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    A-W spikers win two matches at Le Mars

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team gained two wins at the Le Mars tournament Sept. 12.

    A-W beat Hinton, 2-1, in pool play in the morning then concluded the day with a 2-0 win over Woodbury Central. A-W fell to Hinton later, 2-0; lost to Le Mars 2-0; and lost to South O’Brien 2-0 for a 2-4 day. A-W was 4-6 record after the tournament.

    “If we were a book we started out

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    A-W outlasts Woodbury Central

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners traveled to Moville on September 11 to tangle with the Wildcats of Woodbury Central. Both teams, Akron-Westfield and Woodbury Central met in the center of the field to pay tribute to 9-11. It was a very solemn event. A-W came away with the win, 34-29.

    A-W took the opening kickoff and started from their own 25 yard line. A-W, on the third play, threw a screen pass but to the wrong guy. Dawson Peterson

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    New A-W volleyball coaches hope for strong start

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team is under the direction of co-head coaches this fall, Rachel Kelderman and Eric Thien.

    The Lady Westerners have 31 players on their rosters, 14 players on the varsity and 17 on the Junior Varsity and “C” team.

    Akron-Westfield Co-Head Volleyball Coaches Rachel Kelderman and Eric Thien each pointed to a winning record and a Class 1A state tournament appearance as the top team goals.

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