A-W wrestlers compete at Sectionals Smith advances to Districts

Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm

The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in Sectional Feb. 8 at Woodbury Central in Moville with the top two-place finishers advancing to Districts Feb. 15 in Mapleton.

For A-W, Logan Smith finished second at 220 and advances to the District tournament. The team finished seventh with 106.5 points.

Smith scored 18.0 team points. Quarterfinal – Smith received a bye () (Bye); Semifinal – Smith won by fall over Zach Erpelding (Alta-Aurelia) 12-8 (Fall 1:23); 1st Place Match – Brian King (South Central Calhoun) won by fall over Smith (Fall 5:37); 2nd Place Match – Smith won by no contest over Zach Erpelding (Alta-Aurelia).

Third Place

Cole Moffatt (160) placed third and scored 15.5 team points. Quarterfinal –

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    Basketball post-season

    The Akron-Westfield basketball teams begin post season play soon.


    The girls (Class 1A Region 1) begin post-season play Feb. 13 at home when they face Trinity Christian at 7 p.m. Winner of this match will face the winner of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn vs. Harris-Lake Park match Feb. 18, 7 p.m. at A-W.

    Semifinals will be held Feb. 21 at Kingsley-Pierson with the region championship game Feb. 26 at Le Mars Community High School.

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    Girls have good week

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team had a good week at home defeating Gehlen Catholic, 54-46, Feb. 4, and defeating Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 59-31, Feb. 7 bringing their overall record to 15-5.

    Against Gehlen: the game was close. A-W was behind 30–29 at the half and remained close much of the second half. With 1:27 to go, the score was A-W on top 49-45. From this point on, the scores came from free throws. Gehlen made

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    Boys vs H-LP

    The Westerners lost on the road to Harris-Lake Park Jan. 31, 70-30.

    (No stats available)

    AW 3 – 10 – 10 – 11 = 30

    HLP 19 – 23 – 20 – 8 = 70

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    Girls run over H-LP

    The Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team defeated Harris-Lake Park on the road Jan. 31, 54-19 in a conference game. Overall record now stands at 13-5.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Chloee Colt with 21 points from one 3-point shot, seven field goals, and four free throws. She also added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 8 steals.

    Jaden Harris had 12 points from one 3-point shot, three field goals, and three free throws.

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    Wrestlers go 0-3 at Sheldon

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team went 0-3 Jan. 21 in Sheldon: vs. Sheldon/South O’Brien 66-12; vs. Hinton 48-22; vs. Westwood 51-27.

    Vs. Sheldon/South O’Brien

    106 – Coy De Boer over Bryce Jurgensen by fall, 0 points

    113 – Forfeit

    120 – Ian Klein over Eli Medina by fall, 0 points

    126 – Forfeit

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    A-W wrestlers participate in Herb Irgens Invitational

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team participated in the Herb Irgens Invitational hosted by Battle Creek/Ida Grove. Placing for the Westerners in the two-day event was Logan Smith placing eighth at 220.

    106 – Bryce Jurgensen place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Jurgensen received a bye; Champ. Round 2 – Ryder Koele (Woodbury Central) won by fall over Jurgensen (Fall 4:37); Cons. Round 2 – Jurgensen received a bye; Cons. Round 3 – Dreylen Schweitzer (Carroll) won by decision over Jurgensen (Dec.

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    Girls come close against MMCRU

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team came within one of handing No. 6 ranked MMCRU in Class 1A their first loss Jan. 24 at home. A-W lost to MMCRU, 47-46, making their overall record 11-4 and MMCRU remains undefeated at 15-0.

    A-W was ahead at the half 26-21. In the second half, the lead changed several times. With under two minutes to go A-W led 46-45. MMCRU was able to score one more basket taking the lead 47-45. MMCRU then

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    Boys have tough week

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team had a tough week losing three games to: Remsen St. Mary’s Jan. 21, 66-34; Elk Point-Jefferson Jan. 23, 70-32; and MMCRU Jan. 24, 76-56 bring their record to 0-12.

    Against MMCRU, the boys came out fighting and played a solid 2.5 quarters before MMCRU figured things out. A-W led after one, 18-13, and at the half, 36-35. In the third quarter MMCRU out scored A-W 18 to 10, and in the fourth quarter 23

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    A-W girls pull out win over WS in overtime

    It was a great game between Akron-Westfield and West Sioux girls basketball teams Jan. 14 in Akron. The teams were tied at 45 at the end of regulation sending the game to overtime. A-W came out on top, 51-47. A-W’s Conference record is 4-1 and overall record is 8-3 after the win.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Natalie Nielsen with 16 points coming from six field goals and four free throws. She also added 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1

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