A-W takes eleven to state track

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Eleven members of the Akron-Westfield track team traveled to Des Moines to participate in the state co-ed track meet May 18-20. A-W state track qualifiers in Class 1A: Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Kiana Appley, Leighton Blake, Ty DeRocher, Cal Eskra, Callie Henrich, Jordan Neubrand, Shaylee Siebens, Kailee Tucker, Brynn Van Eldik.

Boys Head Coach Kent Johnson said, “I felt we ran some good times considering the weather conditions especially on Friday and Saturday. I think the guys enjoyed their stay at the state meet running some personal bests for the season.”

Girls Head Coach Eric Walkingstick said, “I was very excited this year how much the kids improved and just the effort throughout the year was extraordinary. It was a great group of kids. They’re great track athletes and

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    A-W girls advance to State!

    The Akron-Westfield girls golf team won round two of regionals in Class 1A May 22 at Spring Valley Golf Course in Livermore, IA, advancing to the state tournament May 30-31 at American Legion Golf Course, Marshalltown. Shot gun start at 9 a.m.

    The team shot a 383 in the Region 1 Final with second place and qualifier going to Newman Catholic who shot a 409.

    Individual qualifiers for A-W were Ann Hedlund finishing first

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    And the fun begins!

    By Hank Krause

    Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, by golly! Occasionally the sun shines and it becomes softball season again.

    The Akron-Westfield girls are looking for another trip to Fort Dodge and the State Tournament. A-W has been there 14 out of the last 16 years.

    Their coach Todd Colt has an incredible record of 512 and 55 during his tenure. He is

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    Today at state track in Des Moines for A-W:

    Kiana Appley placed 6th in Long Jump with 15'10.25" First place jump was 16'11"

    Callie Henrich placed 6th in the Shot Put with 39'1.25" First place throw was 40'11.5"

    Austin Allard placed 6th in the Long Jump with 19'10.75" First place jump was 21'7.75"

    4×110 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team of Aaron Allard, Austin Allard, Leighton Blake, Ty DeRocher placed 7th in preliminaries and will advance (top 8 advance) with time of 1:01.01

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    A-W girls golf have

    perfect record

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team ended with a perfect 18-0 record to finish first overall in the War Eagle Conference.

    The conference meet was May 9 in Sioux Center. The girls shot a 368 breaking the 18-hole school record. They also broke the nine hole school record shooting a 179. South O’Brien placed second with a score of 398 and Hinton placed third with 404.

    At the meet, Brooke Koele took first

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    A-W boys finish in middle of conference

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team ended the War Eagle Conference with a 9-11 record, ending seventh overall in the conference out of 11 teams.

    At the conference meet May 8 in Sioux Center, A-W finished seventh with a score of 377. Unity won the meet with a 331 and medalist was Jay Small of Hinton shooting a 76. Top scorer for A-W was Daniel Martinsen who shot a 91 for 20th place. Other scores for A-W were Spencer Olson 93, Jerad Black 95, and Jack Anderson

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    Off to State Track!

    Eleven Akron-Westfield track team members in eleven events are headed to the State Track Tournament which runs Thursday, May 18 through Saturday May 20 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

    The District qualifying meet was held May 11 at West Sioux. The first place finishers automatically advanced to state and the rest were chosen by times.


    Qualifying for the state tournament are:

    Ty DeRocher

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    A-W track teams bring home 10 first places from West Sioux meet

    The Akron-Westfield track teams brought home 10 first place finishes between them from the May 4 West Sioux Coed Relays. The girls finished in second place while the boys finished in third place.

    Firsts were achieved by:

    Shaylee Siebens, 100 Meter Dash, 13.37

    Kailee Tucker, High Jump, 4’9”

    Kiana Appley, Long Jump, 15’9”

    Callie Henrich, Shot Put, 37’

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    A-W golf takes two

    The Akron-Westfield golf teams traveled to Marcus to face Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union in a conference meet May 5.

    The boys won, 179-185 and the girls won, 189-229.


    For A-W Daniel Martinsen, Max Anderson, and Juan Sanchez, along with MMCRU’s Tristan Olson, all shot a 44 for the top score.

    Other scores for A-W:

    Spencer Olson, 47 (6th)

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    A-W upcoming events


    May 12 – Sectionals (Boys), TBA

    May 15 – Regionals (girls) TBA

    May 19 – Districts (Boys)

    May 22 – Regionals (Girls) TBA


    May 11

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    Tindall receives scholarship

    Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee member Kevin Eekhoff (l) presented Akron-Westfield senior Danika Tindall with a $500 Ag Division scholarship. The

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