A-W edges Falcons in a thriller, 1-0

Posted June 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm

By Steve Peterson

Perhaps the best aspect of the Akron-Westfield and West Sioux baseball clash, won by the Westerners in a 1-0 thriller, most players on both teams will be back next year.

The fans can only hope future clashes are as thrilling as a pitcher’s duel on Friday the 13th with a full moon and a large crowd on hand at West Sioux.

A-W freshman Austin Allard won out over Falcons sophomore Porter Hummel. Austin Allard threw a one-hit complete game effort.

A-W’s Aaron Allard helped his brother out with a single in the top of the seventh. Although Hummel had one successful pick-off move earlier in the game at second

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    A-W runs record to 9-0

    By: Hank Krause

    This had to be the longest two-and-one-half innings in recorded history.

    Dana Hedlund took her turn in the circle and threw a game-shortened no-hitter.

    The West Sioux hitters all batted one time as Akron-Westfield pounded the Lady Falcons, 25-0 on June 5.

    Hedlund faced nine hitters, striking out seven.

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    Rebels gain 3 wins on road for 5-0 start

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels baseball squad continued its steady play to start the season with three more wins last week, including one in exciting, final-inning fashion.

    The Rebels were 5-0 record after the latest win, an 8-2 win at Canton June 8 and Akron beat Larchwood, 5-4.

    On June 7 after trouncing Vermillion Grey Sox, 12-0, on June 4.


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    A-W plays high-scoring tourney contests

    By Steve Peterson

    The ability to make comebacks was on display by the Akron-Westfield baseball team as it split two games at the MOC-Floyd Valley tournament in Orange City June 7.

    The first contest saw the Westerners try to rally from a 3-0 deficit after two-and-one-half innings. The game turned into a back-and-forth contest but MOC-Floyd Valley won, 6-3.

    A-W got back into the game

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    A-W pulls away from Lady Jays late

    Check out the June 4 issue of The Akron Hometowner for more sport stories

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic challenged the Lady Westerners for five innings of a hotly contested War Eagle Conference softball contest on a hot night May 29 at Riverview Sports Complex in Le Mars.

    But the No. 1-ranked Lady Westerners survived the test, scoring seven runs in their final two at-bats for an 8-1 win for

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    A-W boys’ golf season ends at district

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ golf season came to an end at district play, held May 22 at Spencer Country Club.

    A-W finished ninth among the 11 teams with a team score of 369 strokes.

    Individually for the Westerners, senior Alex Foley shot a 46 first nine holes, 46 second nine holes for a 92; junior Jacob Neubrand shot a 45 for the first nine holes, 47 second nine

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    A-W softball blasts Unity Christian

    By Hank Krause

    The preseason No. 1 ranked Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season at Orange City against Unity Christian with a 14-0 rout of the Knights.

    Kayla Tindall and Dana Hedlund fashioned a no-hitter to completely stymie the Knight hitters. The girls not only gave up no hits but also struck out 12 Knight hitters.

    The girls showed signs of fatigue as they should have. Five of the girls left

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    Lady Westerners take 3rd in State Golf

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ golf team moved up from fourth to third place at the second day of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union State Golf Tournament held at American Legion Memorial Golf Course in Marshalltown.

    The Lady Westerners finished with a team score of 756 strokes, edging Bishop Garrigan of Algona’s 757 strokes. Grundy Center won the Class 1A title with 711 strokes and New London was second with 744 strokes.

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    Speedy A-W squad starts season with win

    Check out the June 4 issue of The Akron Hometowner for more sport stories

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ baseball team served notice on future opponents this season in their season opener.

    These Westerners can run circles around you as Unity Christian found out in a 4-1 A-W win to start the season May 27 there.

    On a warm evening for the

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    Lavaway clears 4-8 at state High Jump

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield freshman Morgan Lavaway cleared the initial height of 4 feet 8 inches at the Class 1A Girls’ State Track and Field High Jump final.

    Lavaway could not clear the second height of 4 feet 10 inches. Her first effort was good enough for 19th place at the State meet May 22 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

    “I was very proud

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