A-W golf schedule

Posted March 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ golf schedule for 2015 is as follows. All meets are coed meets unless otherwise noted, and weekday matches begin at 4:30 p.m.

April 9: Unity Christian at Orange City.

April 11; Unity Christian boys’ tournament, 8 a.m. in Orange City.

April 16: West Sioux at Hawarden.

April 20: Hinton-Remsen-St. Mary’s, home.

April 21: Trinity Christian, home.

April 23: Harris-Lake Park, home.

April 28: Remsen Union at Remsen.

May 1: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, home.

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    A-W track schedule

    Akron-Westfield’s track and field season schedule for 2015 is:

    March 16: 5 p..m., War Eagle Conference Indoor Meet in Sioux Center at Dordt College.

    March 28: 10 a.m., Sioux City West hosts meet at Morningside College, co-ed.

    April 7: 5 p.m., Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in Marcus, co-ed.

    April 13: 4:30 p.m., Kingsley-Pierson in Kingsley, co-ed.

    April 16: 5 p.m., Sioux

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    A-W looks for good track start

    By Steve Peterson

    Monday, March 16 kicks off the spring sports season as Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track and field teams compete in the War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

    Events begin at 5 p.m. A-W coaches are Kent Johnson for the boys and Eric Walkingstick for the girls’ squad. Eric Thien is a new assistant track coach this year.

    Walkingstick said he has seen good efforts at

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    Youth wrestlers compete at state

    Three Akron-Westfield youth wrestlers competed at the AAU Kids State Championship in Des Moines Feb. 28-March 3. Lane Kenny, who is pictured above (r) wrestling in one of his state matches, placed 7th in A90. He was in a 32 man bracket and had five wins and two losses. Lakin Heeren, A128, placed eighth in a 16 man bracket. He had two wins and two losses. Taylor Heeren, C215, did not place. He lost his first two matches. Classes: A – third-fourth grades; B –

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    A-W alumni contribute to NWC softball at Tucson

    Northwestern College swept three games on the final day of the Tucson Softball Invitational March 6. The Red Raiders defeated Acquinas (Mich.) 13-5; avenged an earlier tournament loss to University of Great Falls (UGF, Mont.), 6-4 in nine innings and ended with a 7-4 win against Presentation (S.D.) Northwestern improved its record to 7-7.

    Akron-Westfield alumni Kayla Tindall and Dana Hedlund have three and two wins pitching for the Red Raiders in their freshman year. Hedlund plays designated hitter when not pitching.

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    A-W Middle School Wrestling team

    Akron-Westfield Middle School wrestling team members for 2015 are: (front row, l to r): Cameron Bergman, Adam Allard, Jeremy Bosse, Tyson Lamp, Hunter Walkingstick and Charlie Parks. Back row l to r, Aaron Hartman, Taylor Heeren, Chance Foster, Jack Anderson, Logan Smith, and Assistant Coach Darwin Kluender. Head Coach is Dan Utesch. The season concluded Feb. 26 at Kingsley-Pierson’s meet in Kingsley. “I was very happy with the season. They all improved tremendously,” said Utesch.

    WEC indoor meet is next sports competition

    Monday, March 16 is the next athletic event as Akron-Westfield boys and girls track and field teams compete in the War Eagle Conference indoor meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center. Events begin at 5 p.m. A-W coaches are Kent Johnson for the boys and Eric Walkingstick for the girls’ squad.

    March 16 is also the official start of golf practice.

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    A-W bows out to Harris-Lake Park in playoff

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 68-49 loss to Harris-Lake Park in Class 1A playoff action Feb. 19.

    Tavian Banks and Joel Brenner closed their Westerner careers with 17-point efforts to lead the way. A-W finished the season with an 8-14 overall record.

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    Two A-W wrestlers compete at state

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield wrestlers Dylan Blinde and Sebastian Berg spent last week competing with the best high school wrestlers in Iowa.

    The State Wrestling Meet qualifiers gained one win in the first day of action Feb. 19 in the Class 1A tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. That was the highlight for the A-W contingent at the state meet.

    Here are their results:

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    A-W Summer Ball Program registration is March 3 – 4

    All parents with children wanting to participate in the Akron-Westfield Summer Ball Program need to register March 3 and 4 during the Parent-Teacher Conferences.

    The program is open to girls in Grades 1-5 and boys, ages 7 – 12.

    Registration will be from 3 to 7 p.m., just inside the school’s west main entrance. Akron-Westfield Community School is located at 850 Kerr Drive.

    If parents are unable to register their children during

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