A-W girls advance to State!

Posted May 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

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 with an 87, Bailey Davis, tied for third with a 92, and Brooke Koele, tied for fifth with a 95.

    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    A-W track teams compete at Hull

    The Akron-Westfield track teams traveled to Hull April 28 to compete with nine other teams.


    “I felt we did well going into a 10 team event with schools in one or two classes above us. We had a few personal bests with Leighton (Blake) in the 100 and Aaron (Allard) in the 200. On a cold night the times were okay. I feel our team is ready for the War Eagle meet next Tuesday that will be

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