Off-shooting night costs A-W at A-H

Posted January 17, 2017 at 4:53 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield found the “lid” was on the basket at Alcester-Hudson Jan. 12 as the Westerners had a rough shooting night in a 46-37 loss to the host Cubs.

A-W could manage just 13-of-51 as Alcester-Hudson won 46-37 in a low-scoring battle.

No A-W player reached double digits. Senior Cal Eskra led the team with nine points.

Sophomore Nick Jacobs, who got the attention of many Cubs’ defenders, had eight points.

Sophomore Reagan Frankl had six points.

A-W dropped to 3-8 record with the loss.

The Cubs led 10-7 after eight minutes and

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    A-W girls pull away from St. Mary’s

    By Steve Peterson

    On Jan. 10, a 38-13 run in the middle quarters helped Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team beat Remsen-St. Mary’s, 54-33, the win a key War Eagle Conference contest.

    A-W moved past RSM in the league standings with the win — to a 4-1 league record to RSM’s 3-1. Also contending for the league title were Unity Christian (4-0 loop mark) and West Sioux (4-1 in the WEC).

    The Lady Westerners, 10-2

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    WEC co-leader RSM downs Westerners

    By Steve Peterson

    Class 1A fifth-ranked Remsen-St. Mary’s showed its versatility as the Hawks beat Akron-Westfield in a War Eagle Conference boys’ basketball game, 61-36 on Jan. 10.

    The Hawks were 9-0 record overall after the win while A-W was 3-8.

    Senior Cal Eskra scored 17 points to lead the Westerners on the strength of four three-point baskets.

    Senior Austin Allard tallied eight points.

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    A-W: 1-1 duals at Le Mars

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield wrestlers split two dual matches at Le Mars Jan. 3 with a win over Sioux City West but a close loss to the home Bulldogs.

    A-W lost to Le Mars, 36-35 but beat Sioux City West, 54-27.

    Vs. Le Mars (LHS)

    Le Mars had a 36-26 lead after Joel McGrew beat AJ Nemesio in a decision, 4-0, at 138 pounds.

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    A-W girls return to court with win

    By Steve Peterson

    It was six-win Akron-Westfield against five-win Siouxland Community Christian in a girls’ basketball non-conference game to resume the season after holiday break Jan. 2 in Sioux City.

    It was a close one — with four points the largest to determine one quarter winner but A-W held off the Siouxland Christian squad, 52-48 for a 7-2 record.

    A-W Head Coach Kent Johnson praised the squad’s balanced scoring with six players scoring

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    A-W girls cruise past Jays

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team was hitting on all cylinders on offense as the Lady Westerners set a new season high with 68 points in a 68-31 win over Gehlen Catholic Jan. 3 in a War Eagle Conference game.

    A-W increased its record to 8-2 after 10 games with the win.

    Senior Callie Henrich had 16 points to lead the way Tuesday.

    Senior Ann

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    Eagles have no trouble with Westerners

    By Steve Peterson

    It took a couple of reschedules for Akron-Westfield and Siouxland Community Christian (SCC) to clash on the hardwood at the Sioux City school Jan. 2.

    A-W wished it was just called off as the host Eagles prevailed, 71-33, in the non-conference clash.

    Sophomore Reagan Frankl led the way with 10 points but was the only Westerner to reach double digits.

    Conner Anderson and

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    A-W can’t stay with Jays this time

    By Steve Peterson

    A good start but not-so-good finish was the story as Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team welcomed Gehlen Catholic for a War Eagle Conference clash Jan. 3 and lost, 81-58.

    A-W took a 17-13 lead after one quarter, and it was 33-32 GC at halftime. In the second half, the Jays had a 48-26 domination to pull away.

    A-W stood at a 2-7 record after the loss.

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    A-W wrestler Henrich ranked fifth

    By Steve Peterson

    Solid progress from many wrestlers is what Akron-Westfield Head Wrestling Coach Dustin Meinen likes best about the first half of the 2016-2017 season.

    A-W competed in the Central Lyon-George-Little Rock (CL-GLR) duals Dec. 20.

    A-W lost to CL-GLR, 43-27, and to West Lyon (WL), 42-36, but won the majority of the contested matches.

    “We’re winning a lot of the matches we’re competing in.

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    A-W boys finish pre-break games

    By Steve Peterson

    Unbeaten Hinton scored more than 40 points in the first half, and the 44-17 deficit proved too much for Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team to overcome in a 72-47 loss to the Blackhawks here Dec. 20.

    A-W closed the pre-Christmas break portion of the season with a 2-5 record.

    Sophomore Nick Jacobs led the Westerners with 12 points as he had four of the team’s six three-point baskets.

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