Henrich, Wolthuizen off to state wrestling!

Posted February 15, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Two Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced to the state wrestling tournament by becoming regional champs at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon.

Junior John Henrich at 160 – defeated Anthony Baird of Woodbury Central by fall (0:45), defeated Wyatt Schoenherr of West Monona by fall (0:49). He will defend his state title from last year. He is unbeaten, 40-0, going to state and is the only one of the 16 wrestlers at 160 in Class 1A to be unbeaten.

Senior Christian Wolthuizen at 182 – defeated Jeremiah Adams of West Lyon by fall (3:21), and defeated Jim Moss of Woodbury Central by 8-5 decision. This is his first state appearance and he’s going in with a 37-8 record.

Also competing at districts was Hunter

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    Boys lose close one to Gehlen

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to Gehlen Catholic Feb. 6 in Le Mars, 80-77.

    However, for one Westerner it was a great evening. Nick Jacobs broke the school three-point record hitting 10, breaking his own record of nine, and scored 43 points breaking the 42 point record of Ronnie Prothero and Dan Krohn.

    “Nicholas had a tremendous offensive game with six assists while breaking two school records. The downside was that we took a step backwards again with

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    Boys lose to South O’Brien

    The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team lost to South O’Brien Feb. 2 at home, 80-54. Their overall record is 6-13. The boys have one more home game Feb. 9 when they face Westwood. This is a boys game only with both junior varsity and varsity.

    Seniors and parents were honored at the game: Conner Anderson, son of Erin Anderson and Jody Anderson, and Quinn Bundy, son of Julie and Doug Bundy.

    Leading scorer for the Westerners was Nick Jacobs with

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    Girls win No. 16

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team raked in win number 16 Feb. 2 by defeating South O’Brien, 44-29. Tis brings their total record to 16-4.

    This being the last home basketball game, seniors and parents were honored. Seniors are: Kammi Bishop, daughter of Brandi and James Bishop; Danika Smith, daughter of Kim Smith and Briggs Smith; Brynn Van Eldik, daughter of Robyn and Dan Van Eldik; and Courtney Waterbury, daughter of Joanne and Randy Waterbury.

    Leading scorer for A-W was

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    Three A-W wrestlers advance to Districts

    Three Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced from sectional competition Feb. 3 by placing first or second. They will compete at Districts Feb. 10 at West Lyon beginning at noon for a chance to go to the state tournament. State tournament is Feb. 15-17 in Des Moines.

    The wrestlers advancing: John Henrich finished first at 160; Christian Wolthuizen finished first at 182; and Hunter Walkingstick finished second at 120.

    John Henrich (160) – quarterfinals

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    JV Wrestlers Finish 6-3 at MOC-FV Tournament

    By: Damien Ericson

    Four A-W Westerner wrestlers traveled to Orange City on January 29 to compete in the MOC-FV JV Wrestling Tournament.

    Cameron Bergman went 2-1 on the day, with one pin and a win by a 7-4 decision.

    Kyle Welch won his only match by a 7-2 decision.

    Nola Schierling lost both of her matches.

    Cole Moffatt won

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    A-W girls conquer RSM

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball time made quick work of the visiting Remsen St. Mary’s Hawks Jan. 25 at home, 60-32. This was a make-up game from Jan. 23 which was cancelled due to weather.

    Leading scorer for the Westerners was Brooke Koele who had 28 points coming from 11 field goals and six free throws. She also contributed eight rebounds, two assists, and six blocks.

    Danika Smith had nine points – three

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    Boys fall to RSM

    After a strong start and leading at the half, 44-33, the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team had a rough second half scoring only 11 points to fall to Remsen St. Mary’s Jan. 25, 68-55. This was a make-up game from Jan. 23 which was cancelled due to weather.

    “The boys came out focused and ready to battle. The first half was as good of basketball as we’ve played all season. The boys did a super job of running our defensive

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    A-W girls defeat MMCRU

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team defeated Marcus Meriden Cleghorn Remsen Union Jan. 19 on the road, 45-41.

    Leading scorers for A-W were Danika Smith, Brooke Koele, and Jaden Harris who each had nine points. Smith had one field goal, two three-pointers, one free throw; three rebounds, one assist, three steals. Koele had three field goals, three free throws; eight rebounds, one assist, two steals, six blocks. Harris had one field goal, two three-pointers, one free throw; four rebounds,

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    Henrich named tournament outstanding wrestler

    Wolthuizen places fourth

    This Herb Irgens Invite in Ida Grove is a prestigious tournament in its 48th year. Twenty-five teams from all over the state participated Jan. 19 and 20 in the state’s biggest non-postseason tournament. Two loses eliminated a wrestler.

    Akron-Westfield wrestler John Henrich (160 lbs.) was named Tournament Outstanding Wrestler at the Herb Irgens Invite.

    Henrich won his Friday match against Dawson Carey of

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