A-W wrestling statistics

Posted March 24, 2020 at 9:19 pm

The Akron-Westfield wrestling team finished its season with a 4-12 team record and had one state qualifier, Logan Smith at 220. Coaches were John Sievert and Chris Utesch.

Most wins: Logan Smith, 29; Bryce Jurgensen, 22

Most pins: Logan Smith, 16; Cole Moffatt, 15

Most take downs: Carson James, 37; Logan Smith, 34

Most team points: Logan Smith, 123; Cole Moffatt, 101

Most reversals: Kyle Welch, 25; Carson James, 11

Most escapes: Kyle Welch, 22; Carson James, 21

MVP: Logan Smith

Westerner Award: Logan Smith

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    A-W seventh graders place first in volleyball tourney

    The Akron-Westfield seventh grade girls placed first in an AAU volleyball tourney in Ankeny,, Feb. 29. It’s one of the bigger AAU volleyball tournaments in the state with 16 teams competing in the tournament. Most of the schools were Des Moines and Cedar Rapids area teams as well as travel AAU teams. A-W was by far the smallest school team competing. A-W beat all three teams in their pool play and then defeated North Polk in the quarterfinals, Ankeny in the semifinals, and Des Moines Roosevelt

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    Tucker signs with Briar Cliff

    Akron-Westfield senior Kailee Tucker signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City. She also signed a letter of intent to sing in the Briar Cliff Music Program. Kailee, daughter of Cory and Theresa Tucker of Akron, plans to major in Secondary Mathematics Education. From left: Cory Tucker, Will Tucker, Briar Cliff Volleyball Coach Lindsey Weatherford, Kailee Tucker, Theresa Tucker.

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    Smith wrestles at state

    To make it to the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines is every high school wrestler’s dream. That dream came true for Akron-Westfield senior Logan Smith who qualified for the state tournament in Class 1A at 220.

    In the opening round for Class 1A on Feb. 20, Smith faced eventual winner Blake Haub of Ogden who defeated Smith by a 9-1 major decision.

    In the consolation round that same evening, Smith

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    Boys win first round playoffs

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team picked a perfect time for a victory as they handed MMCRU a 73-54 loss in the first round of playoffs at MMCRU Feb. 17. The Westerners had revenge on MMCRU who had beaten them twice during the regular season.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Sawyer Drent with 24 from six 3-point shots, and three field goals. He also had 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 1 block.

    Carter Drent had 21 points from

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    Girls fall in semi-finals

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team lost to Kingsley-Pierson, 61-54, in the regional semi-finals in Kingsley ending their season with a 17-7 record. Kingsley-Pierson faces Gehlen Catholic in the finals Feb. 26 in Le Mars.

    The girls stayed with K-P, and the score was tied at 16 after one; and at the half, A-W led 27-25. In the third, K-P out scored A-W, 17-9, and in the fourth scoring was close with K-P scoring 19 points and A-W 18 points.

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    Girls win first round playoffs

    At home Feb. 13 in the first round of playoffs, the Akron-Westfield girls defeated Trinity Christian, 59-35, to advance. They faced Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (7-15) Feb. 18 in Akron (after press time).

    Under the sharp shooting of Natalie Nielsen, who scored 27, the Lady Westerners sailed to victory. Natalie had 11 field goals and five free throws adding 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 5 blocks.

    Jaden Harris added 10 points from two

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    Boys lose two

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team ended their regular season with two losses at home.

    The boys faced Unity Christian Feb. 11 losing, 81-35, and faced Westwood Feb. 14, losing 63-34.

    The boys began post-season Feb. 17 when they faced MMCRU in Marcus. (after press time)

    Against Unity: Carter Drent was high scorer hitting four 3-point shots for 12 points.

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    Senior Night

    It was senior night so parents and seniors of the basketball teams and dancers were introduced.

    Boys:

    Nathan Varns, Manager, son of Lynette Coons

    Jack Anderson, son of Kevin and Pam Anderson

    Daytona Foley, son of David and the late Cindy Foley

    Colton Dennison, son of Jason and Brenda Combs, and John Dennison

    Jackson Newton, son of Johnnie

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    Coach Harris recognized

    Akron-Westfield Athletic Director Todd Colt (l) recognized retired coach Jon Harris (r) at the Feb. 11 home basketball game. Coach Harris was the high school boys basketball coach for 32 years as an assistant and then as head coach. Colt thanked Harris for his dedication, commitment, and guidance and presented him with a plaque for his service.

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