Track meet postponed

Posted March 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield girls’ and boys’ track and field teams were scheduled to participate in the March 26 meet at Morningside College hosted by Sioux City West.

The meet was postponed due to snow — the Siouxland metro area received more than 14 inches the night before.

The Westerners’ next will compete at the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union meet at 5 p.m., April 5 in Marcus. After that A-W is at Kingsley-Pierson in Kingsley at 5 p.m., April 11.

    A-W track schedule

    Akron-Westfield track and field schedule will be as follows, weather dependent:

    Meets are co-ed unless noted. Coaches are Eric Walkingstick for the girls’ squad and Kent Johnson for the boys’ squad.

    March 26: 10 a.m., Sioux City West hosted meet at Morningside College.

    April 5: 5 p.m., Marcus-Meriden-Cleghnorn/Remsen Union meet in Marcus.

    April 11: 4:30 p.m., Kingsley-Pierson meet in Kingsley.

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    Westerners ready for golf season

    Depending on the weather, Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ golf schedules are co-ed meets unless noted:

    April 4: 4:30 p.m., Gehlen Catholic at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars.

    April 7: 4:30 p.m., Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen Union home.

    April 11: 4:30 p.m., Unity Christian at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

    April 14: 4:30 p.m., Remsen-St. Mary’s, home.

    April 16:

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    A-W boys’ track readies for season start at Dordt

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ track-and-field team hopes that experience will lead to a successful season in 2016.

    The Westerners will open the indoor portion with a meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center against other War Eagle Conference schools at 5 p.m., Monday, March 14.

    “Right now we have 20 boys out for track. Many are upperclassmen,” said A-W Head Coach Kent Johnson.

    The Westerners

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    A-W girls set sights on good track start

    By Steve Peterson

    After having a state qualifier last season, Akron-Westfield is hoping for a solid girls’ track and field season in 2016.

    “Girls’ track has begun with good numbers and good attitudes. We’re excited to get off to a good track season. The Dordt College meet, which is coming up will be a glorified practice for us so we are just hoping to go out and improve and continue to get better as the season goes along and prepare

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    Track begins

    Akron-Westfield girls’ and boys’ track and field seasons began with the first practice on Monday, Feb. 29.

    The initial meet is the War Eagle Conference (WEC) meet at Dordt College in Sioux Center at 5 p.m., Monday, March 14.

    Head coaches are Kent Johnson for the boys and Eric Walkingstick for the girls.

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    A-W place two girls on All-WEC squad

    By Steve Peterson

    Two Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball players gained All-War Eagle Conference honors.

    Junior Ann Hedlund was named Second Team and junior Danika Tindall was named Honorable Mention.

    Hedlund was the leading scorer with 267 points, 12.1 points per game average. She made 74-of-236 all field goal attempts, 34-of-109 three-point field goal attempts and 85-of-124 free-throw attempts. She had

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    A-W girls basketball final statistics, 15-16

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball final statistics for 2015-2016, 11-11 record:

    Ann Hedlund scored 267 points to lead the team, 12.1 points per game average to lead the team, on 74-of-236 all field goal attempts to lead the team, 34-of-109 three-point field goal attempts to lead the team, 85-of-124 attempts to lead the team, 55 rebounds, 40 assists, 27 steals and 5 blocked shots.

    Bailey Davis: scored 189 points, 8.6 points per

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    A-W boys’ basketball season final statistics

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball final statistics for 2015-2016 season, a 6-16 overall record:

    Wyatt Heyl: scored 218 points to lead the team, 9.9 points per game average to lead the team, on 76-of-197 all field goal attempts, 13-of-68 three-point field goal attempts, 53-of-74 free-throw attempts to lead the team, 87 rebounds, 12 assists, 23 steals and 19 blocked shots to lead the team.

    Cal Eskra: scored 196 points, 8.9 points per

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    Lady Falcons’ fast finish sinks A-W girls

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team sought momentum going into the playoffs with a 12-win season but the Lady Westerners were denied by a hard-charging West Sioux squad.

    West Sioux used a 24-16 fourth quarter run to rally and beat A-W, 53-46 at home Feb. 9.

    Taylor Rodenburgh went over the 400-points (408) mark for the season with a 17 points effort, all but two in

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