Named to All-WEC

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Boys’ Basketball

Akron-Westfield senior Tavian Banks was the only Westerner selected as an Honorable Mention pick in the All-War Eagle Conference honors.

Banks was the leading A-W scorer with 231 points, 10.5 points per game average and was the second-leading rebounder with 111.

    A-W girls basketball final statistics

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball final statistics for 2014-2015 season, final team record 7-15 for the Lady Westerners:

    Ann Hedlund, sophomore, led in scoring with 218 points, a 9.9 points per game average on 67-of-220 all field goal attempts, 48-of-152 three-point field goal attempts, 36-of-61 free-throw attempts, 63 rebounds, 30 assists, 21 steals and 8 blocked shots.

    Kortney Hedlund, senior, scored 165 points, 7.5 points per game average, on 57-of-207 all field

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    A-W girls fall in first post-season game

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team played a solid three quarters against Ridge View but one bad stretch in the third quarter ended the Lady Westerners’ season in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Feb. 14 in Schaller.

    Ridge View led 21-17 at halftime and a 14-3 run in the third quarter ended the lead to 35-20. A-W won the fourth quarter, 17-12, but the comeback was not enough.

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    Lady Jays prevail over A-W

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic made it a season split with Akron-Westfield in girls’ basketball as the Lady Jays won, 52-44, in a War Eagle Conference finale Feb. 10 in Le Mars.

    The Lady Westerners had won, 61-48, on Jan. 6 as Ann Hedlund set a school record with six three-pointers in A-W’s best game on offense this season.

    This time A-W was led by Bailey Davis with 12 points and Kortney Hedlund

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    Hedlund earns All-WEC

    Akron-Westfield sophomore Ann Hedlund was named All-War Eagle Conference Honorable Mention in basketball.

    Hedlund was the only A-W representative chosen.

    She was A-W’s leading scorer with 218 points, 9.9 points per game average. A-W finished a 7-15 record overall with a 47-37 loss to Ridge View Feb. 14. Hedlund made 67-of-220 all field goals including 48-of-152 three-point field goals and 36-of-61 free throw attempts. She had 63 rebounds, 30 assists and 21 steals.

    A-W basketball playoff update

    Akron-Westfield boys play first game of Class 1A playoff against Harris-Lake Park, at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 19 at Boyden-Hull in Hull.

    A-W boys hope for good post-season game

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team sought momentum for the Class 1A post-season with two games last week against Gehlen Catholic in the War Eagle Conference finale and at Remsen-St. Mary’s (RSM) in non-conference play.

    Unfortunately, the week went from bad to worse as after a 65-41 loss to Gehlen Catholic, the Westerners fell 72-36 to RSM. Just a few weeks ago the Westerners had an 8-7 mark and a four-game win streak but have since fell to 8-13

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    State wrestling meet schedule announced

    Iowa High School Athletic Association’s State Wrestling Meet for individuals begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 for Class 1A qualifiers at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

    Akron-Westfield will be represented by Dylan Blinde at 162 pounds and Sebastian Berg at 138 pounds.

    In the first round, Berg will face Carter Happel of Lisbon, a junior with a 51-0 record who was champion at the Clarksville district meet. Blinde will face Clarksville district winner Chris Paulsen of Don

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    Sports fans have opportunity to earn money for their schools

    Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa (PMCI), Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) & Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) Launch Sponsorship in Support of Iowa Schools

    It’s no secret that fans embodying school spirit attract as much attention as the athletes competing during state wrestling matches and basketball games at Wells Fargo Arena. The time has come for fans’ spirit to be recognized. Recognition will be achieved through “High Octane Fanatics” – a web-supported campaign.

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    A-W girls’ hoops gain victory on ‘Senior Night’

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team wished to send off its lone senior, Kortney Hedlund, with a solid effort and did just that in a 44-31 War Eagle Conference win on Senior Night at A-W Feb. 6.

    The Lady Westerners improved their record to 7-13 with the win.

    SOS 1-4-12-14-31

    A-W 12-8-13-11-44

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