A-W volleyball loses three to HLP

Posted September 15, 2017 at 7:52 pm

The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Harris-Lake Park, away Sept. 5. Match scores were 119-25, 16-25, 19-25.


Kiana Appley: 1 kill, 2 assists, 3 digs, 2 solo blocks

Brooke Koele: 5 kills, 3 digs

Jordan Neubrand: 1 kill, 3 digs, 8 serves

Danika Smith: 1 assist, 3 digs, 5 serves

Kailee Tucker: 1 assist, 8 digs, a solo block, 11 serves with 1 ace

Brynn Van Eldik: 2 kills, 7 assists, 4 digs, 12 serves with 4 aces

McKenna Van Eldik: 5 kills, 4 digs, 9

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    A-W volleyball wins one, loses one

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team lost 3-0 to Unity Christian away Aug. 29. Match scores were 18-25, 17-25, 19-25.

    However, on Aug. 31 at home, A-W took three against Clay Central-Everly, 25-13, 25-21, 25-23.

    Their record is 2-1-0 which includes six wins and five losses in sets.

    Vs. Unity Christian

    Kiana Appley: 2 kills, 1 dig

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    Western Christian hands A-W a loss

    By Hank Krause

    The Class A Akron-Westfield Westerners battled Western Christian, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, Sept. 1 in Hull. The Westerners lost 35-6 when all was said and done.

    A-W battled for a quarter and a half to a stalemate. Then WC scored twice in the second quarter as Ben Granstra scored on a 75-yard pass play, then added a 12-yard pass play to make it 14-0

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    A-W volleyball opens with win

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team opened its season with a match win over Westwood Aug. 24 in Sloan, 3-2.

    Set scores: 26-24 (W), 25-23 (W), 16-25 (L), 20-25 (L), and 15-11 (W).

    The team had 31 kills, 16 aces, and 93 successful serves out of 103.


    Kiana Appley: 3 kills, 1 assist

    Brooke Koele: 5 kills, 2 blocks

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    A-W wins opener over Hinton

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the 2017 season on Aug. 25 at home with a 24-12 win over the visiting Hinton Blackhawks.

    Led by the passing arm of AJ Nemesio and catching of Conner Anderson and Reagan Frankl, A-W totaled 341 aerial yards.

    A-W opened the scoring with a 40-yard passing play. Nemesio threw to Anderson and A-W took the

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    A fun night at the ballpark

    By Hank Krause

    A good crowd of over 250 people witnessed the Akron-Westfield Alumni play the A-W high school team to raise money for the swimming pool on Sunday, August 6. The two teams played shortened games but played a triple header. The alumni team walked away with all three wins, 2-1, 1-0, and 5-2.

    See complete story and more photos in the August 9 Akron Hometowner.

    A-W football and volleyball begin practices

    The Akron-Westfield football and volleyball teams began practice Monday, August 7.

    The first volleyball game is August 24 against Westwood in a conference match at Westwood. Game time 5:30 p.m.

    The first football game is August 25 against Hinton in a non conference match at home. Game time is 7 p.m.

    Homecoming is Sept. 22.

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    A-W falls in State Semis

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners fell to Martinsdale-St. Mary’s 6-1 in the State Semi-Class 1A State Tournament on July 27. The game was played in the spacious Principal Park, which is a really nice venue.

    A triple-A park is a little big for high school kids. It is 335 feet south down the line and 400 to dead center plus 375 in the power alleys.

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    Five A-W softball players named All State

    Akron-Westfield had five softball players make the Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Team in Class 1A:

    Senior Ann Hedlund was named to the First Team.

    Junior Brynn Van Eldik was named to the Second Team.

    Honorable Mention went to seniors Danika Tindall and Bailey Davis, and junior Kiana Appley.

    Lady Westerners take to the field Sunday to help their community

    By Julie Ann Madden

    Pitch the ball.

    Hit the ball.

    Field the ball.

    And raise money.

    It’s a brand new form of Akron-Westfield softball, according to Akron-Westfield Head Coach Todd Colt, explaining it’ll be a much more relaxing atmosphere than a typical Lady Westerners’ game with the coach calling plays for specific situations and the girls crossing home plate

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