A-W’s football schedules announced

Posted March 21, 2014 at 4:08 pm

By Steve Peterson

Akron-Westfield’s football season will begin Aug. 29 in non-district action at Hinton.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released football schedules for 2014 and 2015 seasons March 7.

“It’s a little different. It’s always exciting when the schedules come out and coaches start to talk,” said Akron-Westfield Head Football Coach Eric Walkingstick.

New to the A-W schedule will be the second non-Class A, District No. 2 game, against Westwood, here, on Sept. 5.

The district games will be as follows for the Westerners (in 2015, sites are opposite of 2014):

Sept. 12:

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    Peterson enjoys successful hockey season

    Christen Peterson, son of Angela Clarey of Akron, completed his hockey season with the Junior Musketeers Bantam Division team.

    Peterson played defensive wing for the squad and worked hard, said Head Coach Dave Legarde.

    His team’s record was 34 wins, 18 losses and three ties, four tournament wins and three second-places in tournaments.

    Grandparents are Lynette and Terry Clarey of Akron (who provided the photo).

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    The Akron-Westfield Parent-Teachers Association has planned a fun day for all who need some time to catch up on documenting their families’ histories and/or just some time for crafting.

    From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 29 at St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall, there will not only be time for scrapping and crafting but time for fellowship and fun.

    Each person will get an

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    Buena Vista University seniors Malarie Gilley and Susan Kies have each landed spots on the Women’s Basketball All-Iowa Conference Second Team as announced by the league’s head coaches. BVU finished with a 12-15 overall mark, 5-9 in IIAC games.

    The duo each earned the honors for the first time in their respective careers. Kies was an Honorable Mention selection as a junior in the 2012-2013 season.

    Kies was second on the Beavers and ranked fifth during Iowa

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    The Buena Vista University softball team wrapped up its season-opening trip to the Rosemount Dome in Rosemount, Minn.., with a pair of losses to the University of Wisconsin – River Falls by scores of 9-8 in 10 innings and 9-1 in five innings on March 2.

    In the opener against UW -River Falls, BVU had a 6-2 lead and was one out away from victory before the Falcons mounted a two-out comeback. They had runners on second and third with two down before a two-run

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    A-W’s indoor track meet at Dordt set

    Akron-Westfield boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will be competing at an indoor meet for War Eagle Conference teams at 5 p.m., March 17 at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

    “We use it as a practice. None of us are ready. We’ll take about 20,”
    said A-W Boys Head Track and Field Coach Kent Johnson.

    “For the girls we’ll have numbers in the low 20s and have a lot of new faces. The Dordt meet is a

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    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Community School hosted sixth and eighth grade AAU girls volleyball tournaments March 8. Both A-W teams qualified for state, March 22, by finishing in the top two.

    The eighth grade team was the champion beating the Remsen Slammers, 21-14, 21-13. They had beaten Kingsley in the frist round.

    The A-W sixth grade took second losing to Gehlen Net Ninjas. The sixth grade team beat Dakota Valley

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    By Steve Peterson

    About 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 23 bowlers reported to Akron Lanes all with hopes of winning first place and a $100 prize in the annual Masters Bowling Tournament.

    About nine hours later, a rookie was the winner as Jesse Heeren of Akron won the top prize. He beat Darren Jacobson in the final two match-up, 230-181.

    Heeren, a member of “Team Heyl,” is in his first year

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    by Steve Peterson

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    The Mustangs’ quarter finalists are Joe Sievert at 184 pounds; Tyler Lashbrook in the 149 pound division; Jordan Langley in the 157 pound division; Rulin Pederson in the 184 pound division and Tyler Kacmarynski at heavyweight.

    Sievert, a Morningside senior from Akron, advanced to the quarterfinals with

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    First place honors!

    The Akron-Westfield seventh grade boys basketball team took home first place medals in their age bracket at the annual Edgar’s Basketball Tournament in Elk Point on March 1. Pictured is the winning team of (front row, l-r:) Spencer Olson, Nicholas Jacobs, Taylor Heeren, Leighton Blake, and Brendan Kroksh; (back row) Reagan Franklin, Paul Knapp, Brandon Tentinger, Aaron Hartman, and Chase Stowe.