A-W spikes claim rivalry win over West Sioux

Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

By Steve Peterson

If the remaining six Akron-Westfield home volleyball matches are as exciting as a marathon battle with West Sioux was Sept. 9, then we all may need assistance with the veteran (or young) tickers.

The Lady Westerners outlasted the Lady Falcons 3-2 in a War Eagle Conference match for their first win of the season. It was deadlocked at two sets apiece going into the fifth and deciding 15-point set. A large crowd from both sides was a spirited one in the rivalry match.

A-W next may give some excitement Thursday, Sept. 18, when it hosts Westwood at 5:30 p.m. in non-conference play.

On Sept. 9, A-W sophomore Ann Hedlund served for 10 straight

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    Woodbury Central shuts out the Westerners

    By Hank Krause

    The visiting Woodbury Central Wildcats of Moville put up a big zero behind the Akron-Westfield Westerners on Friday, September 12.

    Before the game started, the Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 honored Earl Oetken, World War II veteran. Earl served in the Medical Corp, especially in the burn centers.

    Woodbury Central’s Luke Klingensmith scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 26-0 defeat of the A-W Westerners. The game was

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    Young Westerners battle Orange City squads

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Fifth-Sixth Grade running back Jader Briggs heads up-field against Orange City Team No. 2. A-W’s Bryce Stowe scored the first touchdown on a 40-yard run but Orange City won, 52-6.

    On Saturday, Sept. 13 both A-W Youth Football squads play at home against Gehlen of Le Mars as Third-Fourth Grade will battle at 9:30 a.m. followed by Fifth-Sixth Grade at 11 a.m.

    In action Sept. 6, the Akron-Westfield Third-Fourth

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    HMS shuts out A-W spikers

    By Steve Peterson

    Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn girls downed Akron-Westfield, 3-0, in a War Eagle Conference volleyball match Sept. 4 in Hartley.

    HMS won 25-10, 25-18 and 25-18 for a 3-2 record overall.

    A-W dropped to an 0-2 record on the year and in WEC play.

    Senior Lexi Hageman led the Lady Westerners with six kills. Sophomore Maddison Hemmelrick added four. Sophomore Bailey Davis, senior Cali Westergard and freshman

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    A-W sees bright spots in spikers’ loss to Unity

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team could take a couple of consolations from a 3-0 loss to Unity Christian Sept. 2 in the season opener in War Eagle Conference play.

    “We got double digits on them each set,” said A-W Head Coach Inglish Hartwig.

    Plus the 25-10, 25-11, 25-11 loss means that the Lady Westerners are done with the third-ranked Class 2A Lady Knights for a year.

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    2014 A-W Volleyball Team

    The Lady Westerners’ 2014 volleyball team includes (Front Row l-r:) Maddison Hemmelrick, Lexi Hageman, Desirae Oltmanns, Hannah Koele, Cali Westergard, Kortney Hedlund, Kali Kriener, Katie Johnson, (Middle Row l-r:) Natalie Harvey, Danika Smith, Alicia Sanchez, Jessica Delgado, Brynn Van Eldik, Kora Davies, Jordan Neubrand, Kaberly Coyle, Lexi Hughes, Jessica Hansen, Hannah Boehme, (Back Row l-r:) Zoe Mullinix, Laken Mullinix, Bree Watkins, Kiana Appley, Kammi Bishop, Lexi Koele, Danika Tindall, Bailey Davis, Ann Hedlund, Courtney Waterbury, Makayla Swancutt and Trisha Frerichs.

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    2014 Akron-Westfield Middle School softball team

    The Lady Westerners’ Middle School softball team consisted of (Front Row l-r:) Kendra Ericson, Lilly Stabe, McKenna Moats, Alayna Mullinix, Autumn Bundy, Megan Swancutt, (Back Rowl l-r:) Coach Kami Kuhlman, McKenna Van Eldik, Jennifer Ritz, Lilly Kenny, Kayla Johnson, Kylie Tucker, Jaden Harris, Kammi Bishop, Melissa Meinen, Kiana Appley, Brooklyn Gravenish and Brooke Koele, and Coach Rachel Harris.


    A-W drops home opener

    By: Hank Krause

    In Akron-Westfield’s first home game of 2014 on Sept. 5, the Westerners faced the Westwood Rebels of Sloan. The game proved to be mismatched with a final score of 34-6 in favor of the Rebels.

    However, the kids never quit. A-W has 54 players out for football but when you consider that 47 of them are underclassmen and 34 are either freshmen or sophomores, things are bound to look up.

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    Tourney nets more than $2,500

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    By Julie Ann Madden

    On Saturday, six ball teams battled it out on the field to raise funds to improve Westfield’s Ball Fields where Akron-Westfield youngsters play T-ball.

    When all was said and done, more than $2,500 were raised, said City Clerk Angela Olson.

    The six teams were the Booze Hounds, Broken Kettle Bandits, Gaswint Farms, Hummer’s (Roadhouse), Mound Pounders and the

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    WS Fifth-Sixth top A-W to start season

    By Steve Peterson

    Youth football season began Aug. 23 with Akron-Westfield hosting West Sioux Third-Fourth Grade Team No. 2. West Sioux won the game, 34-0.

    West Sioux Quarterback Dillon Wiggins scored four touchdowns for the Falcons.

    Both West Sioux and Akron-Westfield showed sportsmanship after the contest.

    The two teams played each other in a scrimmage Aug. 26 at A-W.

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