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A-W Westerners

Posted October 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

head to playoffs

By: Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield Westerners played at home against the Lawton-Bronson Eagles on Oct. 16, on a very cool, crisp Friday night. It really was a perfect night for football.

Both teams entered the game with identical 5-2 records and 5-1 in district play. The winning team most likely will get home field advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

A-W came onto the field in their new pink jerseys to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month. They were kind of unique to say the least!

A-W totaled 381 yards in offense

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    Pink balloons released

    Pink balloons are released at half-time against Lawton-Bronson Friday in honor of fighting breast cancer. This was also senior night with seniors and parents being introduced. Senior football players: Caleb Colt, Derrin Sanchez, Tyler Waterbury, Zach Bosse, Spenser Wardrip, Jess McMahon, Andy Bowman, Tommy Toben, Matt Toben, Brenden Moore, BrendenHansen and Kane Lininger. Senior cheerleaders: Khallie McLaughlin, Nettie Mendoza, Autumn Morey and Hannah Zahner.

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    A-W volleyball takes match over Alcester-Hudson

    During the last home volleyball game and senior night, Akron-Westfield came out on top over the Cubs of Alcester-Hudson 3-1. A-W lost the first match 25-20 but came back to win the next three, 25-15, 25-13, and 25-16.

    Also having a good night, A-W’s C Squad and Junior Varsity team won both of their matches, 2-0.

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    Never in doubt!!

    By: Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield football game on the night of October 9 started off a little shaky but A-W came back to win 34-31 over the Alta-Aurelia Warriors. This happened to be Alta-Aurelia’s Homecoming.

    A-W kicked off to the Warriors, who used three plays to jump into an 8-0 lead. A-A’s Jared Weiland scored on a 27 yard pass play.

    A-W came right back

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    A-W spikers gain late-season momentum

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team gained its third straight win with a 3-0 victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Oct. 8 in War Eagle Conference play.

    The Lady Westerners improved to a 9-13 record with a 25-16, 25-21 and 27-25 win over the visiting Eagles.

    Courtney Waterbury had 13 kills and Madison Hemmelrick had 10 for two players in double digits for A-W. Morgan Lavaway and Danika Tindall were right behind with eight kills each.

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    A-W shuts out Huskies

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team made the quick trip to Elk Point, S.D., to take on Elk Point-Jefferson in non-conference action Oct. 10.

    The Lady Westerners won 3-0 over the Huskies. Set scores were 25-17, 25-23 and 25-15. A-W improved to an 11-14 overall record.

    One downside was sophomore Courtney Waterbury suffered an ankle injury and had to leave the match.

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    Dick Root, of Akron, (l) was awarded a putter and a sleeve of golf balls from Peoples Bank President Mike Hohenstein after hitting a hole-in-one at the Akron Golf Course on Oct. 2. The hole-in-one was at the No. 6 hole and he was using a nine iron. The shot was witnessed by Dick Knight.

    This isn’t Dick’s first hole-in-one. This is the third time he has done this but his first time at

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    Westerners escape Rebels

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners snuck by the Sioux Central Rebels at Friday’s Homecoming game, 38-30.

    Behind the running of Cal Eskra, who carried the ball 15 times for 198 yards, A-W struggled to a district win. A-W now has a record of 4-2 for the season and 4-1 in the district.

    Eskra passed for 293 yards to give A-W a total offensive

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    A-W battles WEC powerhouses Gehlen, Hinton

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s volleyball team took on two of the traditional War Eagle Conference powers at a triangular facing Hinton and Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars Sept. 23.

    The Lady Blackhawks and Lady Jays each turned back the Lady Westerners’ best efforts as Hinton won 3-1 and Gehlen Catholic won 3-0.

    A-W stood at 5-12 record.

    A-W battled the ninth-ranked Jays to the end of

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    Westerners fall to West Sioux Falcons

    By Hank Krause

    Well, at least it was a beautiful night for football!

    Depending on a person’s perspective of how things went, they didn’t go too well for Akron-Westfield as West Sioux manhandled A-W, 42-14 and it really wasn’t that close.

    The Falcons controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. A-W got beat time after time by a bunch of freshmen and sophomores.

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