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MMCRU falls to A-W Girls!

Posted June 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm

By Hank Krause

The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen Union Royals were the visitors on Friday, June 15. The Akron-Westfield girls improved their record to 14-2 after a win of 11-1.

A-W scored two runs in the second inning as Kammi Bishop walked to start things. Lily Kenny, who has great speed, then tripled to drive in Tori Nemesio, who ran for Bishop. Kenny later scored on a passed ball to give A-W the lead.

With A-W leading three-zip, things really happened in the fourth. Nine hitters came to the plate to score five runs. A-W used four hits, a walk, and a Royal error to put things out of reach.


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    Rebels fall to Harrisburg

    The Akron Rebels faced a tough Harrisburg, S.D., team at home June 17, losing 8-3.

    Aaron Allard led the Rebels with a home run and a walk. Scott Jacobs, Chad Brown, and Tanner Bundy each had a double; and rounding out the Rebel hitting were Brett Stolpe and Tyler Candor who each had singles.

    Derek Appley started pitching duties and went 2 2/3 innings, giving up five runs. Brett Stolpe relieved him

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    A-W boys win in eight

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys played at home against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen Union and came away with a 4-3 win in eight innings.

    The Royals opened by scoring two runs in the first to take an early lead. A-W retook the lead in third by scoring two runs to lead 3-2.

    In the seventh, the Royals got a runner on third but a passed ball let the

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    A-W clawed by WS Falcons

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons defeated The Akron-Westfield Westerner girls 5-3 on June 6.

    A-W scored first as Brynn Van Eldik got on by a Falcon error. Jaden Harris follwed suit as another Falcon error put A-W in good position. Danika Smith sacrificed to score Van Eldik and A-W had an early lead.

    WS answered in the second as Erika McKenney and Meghan

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    By Hank Krause

    The visiting West Sioux Falcons were not the least bit gracious on June 6 in a non-conference game as they pummeled the Akron-Westfield boys 14-2.

    A-W scored first as Aaron Hartman drove in two runs to give A-W a quick 2-0 lead. In the top of the third, the Falcons got out of hand, as they scored 10 runs of which nine were earned runs. WS pounded out

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    Akron Rebels

    The Akron Rebels faced Garretson, SD, Sunday, June 3, and won the game 5-1.

    Jared Kirkeby was the winning pitcher. He pitched 7 1/3 innings and only gave up two hits, walked three and struck out four. Travis McGlauflin pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to record the save.

    The Rebels broke the game open in the eighth inning on a double by Tyler Candor scoring Randall Waterbury and Nick Meisinger. Rebel hitting was led by Tyler Candor and

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    A-W wins opener

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield boys traveled to Le Mars May 21 to play Gehlen Catholic in the season opener and came home with a 4-1 win.

    A-W broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh to score three runs taking the lead and record the first win of 2018.

    A-W got only three hits for the game, but it proved to be enough.

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    A-W girls open season with a win over Gehlen

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls softball team traveled to Le Mars to play the Gehlen Catholic Jays May 21 winning 8-3.

    A-W ran out to an 8-0 lead before giving up three runs in the sixth inning.

    It was interesting because Coach Todd Colt started Natalie Nielsen, an eighth grader, in the circle. Nielsen pitched extremely well as she gave up one hit in four innings

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    A-W girls golf – fourth time to state

    For the fourth consecutive year and defending state champions from 2017, the Akron-Westfield girls golf team competed in the Class 1A state golf meet May 29-30 at the American Legion Golf Course in Marshalltown. (Results were past deadline.)

    A-W qualified for state by placing first at the Class 1A Regional meet held in Hull, IA shooting a 365. Hinton was runner-up with a 413 and also headed to state.


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    Olson competes at District Golf

    Akron-Westfield junior Spencer Olson competed at boys golf District competition in Class 1A May 18 hosted by St. Edmond, Fort Dodge. He qualified for Districts at the Sectional Tournament May 11 at Boyden-Hull. He shot a 93 to advance to Districts.

    At Districts, Spencer also shot a 93 but did make the top 10 to go to the state tournament May 24-25 in Newton.

    The top ten scores advancing to state ranged

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