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A-W girls fall to West Sioux

Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

The Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team hosted West Sioux Dec. 4 but were unable to hold off the Lady Falcons, losing 57-51.

Leading scorer for A-W was Kassandra Vanderlinden with 13 coming from three three-point basket and two field goals. She also added three rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block.

Natalie Nielsen had 10 points from five field goals, five rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocks.

Chloee Colt had 10 points from two three-point shots and four free throws, four rebounds, and four steals.

Brooke Koele had six points from two field goals and two free throws; eight rebounds, one assist, and six blocks.

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    A-W hosts successful invitational

    Akron-Westfield hosted its own Invitational Dec. 8 celebrating 50 years of the tournament. Ten schools, including A-W, participated: Sioux Center (SC), Kingsley-Pierson (KP), Westwood (WW), Sheldon-South O’Brien (SSOS), Creighton (C), Ponca (P), Lawton-Bronson (LB), Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom, (BGM), and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley (BHRV).

    Overall, A-W placed fourth as a team with 140.0 points behind Sheldon South O’Brien in first with 195.0, Sioux Center, second with 194.0, and Westwood, third with 186.5.

    A-W had four

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    A-W boys struggle against WS

    The Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team played host to the West Sioux Falcons Dec. 4 losing, 90-42.

    A-W stayed with the Falcons in the first quarter behind by five, 26-21, but the Falcons then took off leading 51-25 at half and never looked back.

    Top scorer for A-W was Nick Jacobs with 13 points from two three-point shots, two field goals, and three free throws. He also added three rebounds and two steals.

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    A-W girls fall to MMCRU

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball teamtraveled to Remsen to face MMCRU Nov. 27 and lost to the Royals, 61-47.

    Chloee Colt was top scorer for A-W with 11 points coming from three field goals and five free throws. She also added five rebounds, two assists, and one steal.

    Kassandra Vanderlinden had eight points from three field goals and two free throws; one rebound, two assists, three steals.

    McKenna Henrich had six points from

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    A-W girls defeat Trinity

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team traveled to Hull to face Trinity Christian Nov. 30 winning the game, 47-15.

    Top scorer for A-W was Brooke Koele with 11 points coming from four field goals and three free throws. She also added three rebounds, one assist, two steals, and three blocks.

    Kassandra Vanderlinden had nine points from two three-pointers and three free throws; two rebounds; one assist; two steals.

    Jaden Harris had seven points

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    A-W wrestlers begin season

    The Akron-Westfield wrestling team opened its season traveling to Woodbury Central Nov. 27 for a quadrangular with Woodbury Central, Sioux City East, and Sioux Center. A-W went 0-3 at the meet with scores of 47-30 against Sioux Center, 60-19 against Sioux City East, and 56-21 against Woodbury Central.

    John Henrich (160) won all three matches by fall to lead the Westerners and remain undefeated. He wrestled up at 170 against Sioux Center.

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    A-W girls fall in home opener

    The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team met a tough Westwood team in their home opener Nov. 20 losing 59-43.

    The Junior Varsity team also lost to Westwood, 49-45, in overtime.

    Leading scorer for A-W was Brooke Koele with 16 points, coming from seven baskets and two free throws. She also had three defensive rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block.

    Jaden Harris had 11 points hitting

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    A-W volleyball team members honored at year-end banquet

    Akron-Westfield volleyball team held its banquet Nov. 13 at the school. Awards were presented to team members and a drawing was held for large posters of the C Team, JV Team, and Varsity Team. Winners were: C Team poster Emma Noll; JV Team poster Tori Nemesio; Varsity poster McKenna Moats.

    Head Coach Robyn Van Eldik and Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder welcomed everyone and thanked all for support over the season. Coach Van Eldik ended the banquet saying, “Thanks for sharing your daughters with me. This has

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    A-W football awards

    The Akron-Westfield football team held its banquet Nov. 17 at the school. Head Coach Eric Walkingstick presented awards to several team members.

    Tindall Award

    Chase Stowe

    Westerner Award

    Nick Jacobs

    Ironman Award

    John Henrich

    Mr. Consistent

    Spencer Olson


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    A-W: Tops in sportsmanship

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Last year the Akron-Westfield School District’s coaches and student-athletes conducted themselves with good sportsmanship.

    In fact, A-W was one of 166 schools who had no student-athletes or coaches ejected from activities during the 2017-2018 school year.

    A-W is part of the 45 percent of Iowa High School Athletic Association IHSAA) members who achieved this top level of sportsmanship.

    “So many times we

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