Westerners named All-WEC

Posted July 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield’s baseball team had four players named to the All-War Eagle Conference teams.

Sophomore Austin Allard was named to the First Team as an outfielder.

For the Second Team, A-W senior Jacob Neubrand was named as an outfielder and sophomore Aaron Allard was selected as a Utility player.

For Honorable Mention, junior Spenser Wardrip was picked.

The Westerners were 6-5 WEC record and 17-14 overall for the season.

WEC league standings:

West Sioux and Gehlen Catholic, 10-1;

Remsen-St. Mary’s, 9-2;

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    Davis, Ann Hedlund win All-District

    Two Akron-Westfield girls softball players were selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 1A Northwest District team.

    The Lady Westerners selected were sophomore pitchers Bailey Davis and Ann Hedlund.

    Congratulations to both.

    Lady Westerners are well represented on All-WEC

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield, the softball champions of the War Eagle Conference (WEC) for the 13th straight year, had several players named All-WEC.

    First Team members were sophomore Bailey Davis; junior Katie Johnson and sophomore Ann Hedlund.

    Second Team members were senior Kortney Hedlund and senior Desi Oltmanns.

    Honorable Mention was sophomore Danika Tindall.

    A-W had a 28-5 overall

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    A-W’s season comes to end; WS’s dream season marches on

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield saw its Cinderella post-season come to an end in the Class 1A baseball playoffs district final game with a 4-2 loss to West Sioux July 18.

    The Westerners had an early 2-1 lead but three fourth inning runs by the Falcons turned the tide at Gehlen Catholic’s River View Field.

    A-W ended its season with a 17-14 record. The Westerners had downed Gehlen Catholic, the previous round for the

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    What heat? Friday night golf proves fun

    Despite temperatures in the 90s, many couples participated in Akron Golf Course’s Couples Fun Night July 17. In carts before going out for a night of golf fun are Jared and Kayla Bruget (l) and Tracy and Mitch DeRocher (r).

    Rebels rally to win regular season finale

    By Steve Peterson

    The Akron Rebels baseball squad closed out the regular season with a come-from-behind 6-4 win against Harrisburg, S.D. July 19 at home.

    Harrisburg led 4-2 after five and one-half innings but the Rebels rallied with three runs in their sixth inning and one run in the eighth.

    Akron will take a 13-5 record to the district tournament which begins July 22 at 7:30 p.m. against Vermillion, S.D. Grey Sox at

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    A-W finishes home games with a win over MMC

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield scored three runs in its last two at-bats to beat Marcus-Meiden-Cleghorn, 7-2, in the regular season baseball finale July 8.

    The Westerners headed into Class 1A District No. 2 play with a 15-13 overall record after the non-conference win.

    A-W trailed 2-1 before the rally.

    For the Westerners, Austin Allard was 2-for-4 with two runs scored

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    A-W Girls advance to Regional Finals

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield girls played the Trinity Christian girls of Hull on July 10 in Akron for a chance to move on. And moving on they are!!

    Trinity Christian was on a roll as they upset two teams to gain a shot at the A-W girls. They came to the end of the road as A-W easily put an end to their hopes.

    The Westerner

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    Jays edge Westerners again

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield and Gehlen Catholic once again battled to a one-run game but the Jays made it a 2-0 record against the Westerners with a rally for a 4-3 non-conference win.

    The night was sometimes downright chilly to christen July at River View Sports Complex in Le Mars.

    A-W tallied first as Austin Allard had an RBI single in the first. Dylan Irizarry got a

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    A-W smokes Ridge View

    By Hank Krause

    The A-W girls recorded their 26th win with a 10-5 achievement over Ridge View. It was their second game at the Storm Lake Classic on July 3. Ridge View is a combination of Holstein and Galva.

    A-W jumped out to an early lead as Bailey Davis opened with a hit and later scored to give A-W a one- nothing lead. In the second, Danika Smith singled, followed by Ann Hedlund’s hit. Brynn Van Eldik, running for Smith,

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