A-W girls take two from Hinton

Posted June 26, 2014 at 5:00 am

By: Hank Krause

The Akron-Westfield girls extended their record to 18-0 for the 2014 season on Monday, June 16. The number one ranked Westerners handled the Blackhawks with relative ease.

A-W jumped out to a three-nothing lead in the first inning. However, the game was suspended in the second inning because of some “nasty” weather.

Play was resumed on Tuesday night but the second game was cut short by some “nastier” weather.

In game one, A-W started with three straight hits by Kayla Tindall, Katie Johnson and Kortney Hedlund. Added with a wild pitch, a passed ball and a stolen base, the Westerners led by three runs. The big inning was the

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    Hinton edges A-W baseball

    By Steve Peterson

    Hinton edged the Akron-Westfield baseball squad 4-3 in a War Eagle Conference game there June 19.

    A-W had a 3-1 lead after two innings but Hinton scored three runs in the third inning.

    Westerners’ statistics

    Cal Eskra was 2-for-4 with two stolen bases.

    Montana Jackson was 1-for-3.

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    A-W baseball squad shuts out Unity

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield gained an even record for the week on the diamond as the Westerners finished with a 2-0 win over Unity Christian of Orange City in a War Eagle Conference baseball clash June 20.

    The week included a rained out game with only played introductions; an 8-5 loss to Sioux Center in non-conference play; a 6-4 win far away over Harris-Lake Park; a close loss to Hinton 4-3 there and the shutout of the Knights.

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    A-W thumps Sioux Central

    in A-W classic

    By: Hank Krause

    Sioux Central (of Sioux Rapids, Rembrandt, Linn Grove, and Petersen) was the first opponent in the Akron-Westfield Tourney on June 21. A-W walked away with a 7-0 win.

    Things got a little tense in the first as S.C. loaded the bases on two hits and a walk to fill the bags with no outs.

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    Football team wraps up tourney in KC

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield football squad fared well in its initial tournament in Kansas City, Mo., on June 21.

    “The kids played well in Missouri. We played against Rockhurst, Mo., which had Chiefs’ quarterback Trent Green’s son and is the biggest class in Missouri and we held our own,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

    The Westerners played three games, two against Rockhurst, Mo. schools, and represented A-W very well,

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    Rebels keep rolling along with shutout win

    by Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels improved their record to 6-0 to start the baseball season with a 7-0 win at Beresford on Father’s Day, June 15.

    A five-run seventh inning turned the tide for the Rebels, with all of the offense coming after the first two hitters were retired.

    Chad Brown started the offense on Sunday with a solo home run to right field at Beresford’s ball park for

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    A-W girls smother WS, 12-0

    By Hank Krause

    On Thursday, June 12, Akron-Westfield girls traveled to Ireton to take on the West Sioux ladies in a league game.

    A-W has won 71 straight conference games so now we can make it 72.

    A-W started kind of slow but did grab a two- zip lead in the first by not getting a hit. Desi Oltmanns and Bethany Eastman both singled. Sarah

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

    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

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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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