A-W tramples SOS Wolverines!

Posted October 17, 2018 at 9:12 pm

By Hank Krause

The South O’Brien Wolverines were the visitors on Friday, October 12. I watched SOS warm up and they seemed to be a very imposing sight. They were very big, disciplined, and ready to play. But they were no match for Akron-Westfield, who came away with a 38-13 win.

A-W kicked off with a strange “pooch” kick to give SOS the ball on their own 40. SOS used 12 plays as Tristan Wilson scored from the three yard line to give SOS a 6-0 lead.

A-W had a chance to tie the score following a fumble recovery by John Henrich on the SOS 25. A-W drove to the Wolverine’s five before the drive died.

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    A-W volleyball drops two matches

    The A-W volleyball team dropped two matches last week. On Oct. 2 A-W lost 3-0 to Hinton. Set scores: 17-25, 20-25, 20-25. Then on Oct. 4 lost 3-1 to Gehlen. Set scores: 16-25, 25-22, 15-25, 11-25.

    Vs Hinton

    Kailee Tucker had seven kills, 15 digs, two block assists, 9 of 10 serves with one ace.

    Brooke Koele had three kills, two assists, two digs.

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    A-W Westerners make it 5-2 for 2018

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners took the early lead only to lose it against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (HMS). A-W got the lead back really fast and never looked back winning 40-21. The Hawks were the visitors on a really cold night on the hill.

    A-W kicked off but forced a Hawk fumble and Levi Hemmelrick jumped on the ball. A-W ran three plays, and Nick Jacobs bolted for a 28-yard gallop to

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    A-W shuts out Le Mars Gehlen

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield football team totaled 499 yards in offense while holding the Jays to 110 offensive yards on Friday, September 28.

    In a game that was close to an aerial circus, a total of 77 passes were thrown. Nick Jacobs was 30 for 49 in passing for a total of 291 yards. Jacobs also ran for 118 yards in 23 carries. A-W had 208 rushing yards, compared to Gehlen’s 11.

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    A-W goes 1-1 at own triangular

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team won one match and lost one match at its own triangular with Elk Point-Jefferson and Alcester-Hudson Sept. 20.

    In the first match, A-W faced a tough EP-J team losing 3-0 with set scores of 25-12, 25-16, 25-15. A-W then faced A-H in the second match and won 3-1 with set scores of 19-25, 25-15, 25-20, 25-13.

    Vs EP-J

    Kailee Tucker had

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    A-W gets nipped by Hinton Blackhawks

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield football team traveled to face an old nemesis, the Hinton Blackhawks, on Friday, September 21. The Blackhawks came from behind to pull out a one- point win with final score of 17-16. A-W had control of the ball in the first period as they ran 24 plays.

    Nick Jacobs scored on the second play of the second quarter. Jacobs ran in from 14 yards out. The two

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    A-W volleyball goes 1-3 against Westwood

    It took four close sets but Westwood pulled out the 3-1 victory over the Lady Westerners Aug. 24 in the season opener on the Lady Westerners’ home court. Scores were 25-20 (l), 25-18 (W), 30-28 (L), 29-27 (L).

    Westwood took the first game 25-20 and the Lady Westerners came back and won the second game 25-18. In both the third and fourth games, the score went back and forth and each game went long. A-W fought hard but came

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    A-W Falls to Westwood in opener

    By Hank Krause

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners opened the season with a loss to the Rebels of Westwood of Sloan, 7-6. August 24 was the opening game for the 2018 season and turned out to be a disappointment, but it still ended up thrilling.

    As you went up the hill, you first witnessed the Security National Bank and its annual tailgate event. There were four or five guys cooking and they had a ton

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    Volleyball readies for season

    The Akron-Westfield volleyball team, under the direction of new Head Coach Robyn Van Eldik and Assistant Coach Sarah Schroeder, is readying for the new season following their annual scrimmage Aug. 17. Action begins at home Aug. 23 when the Westerners face Westwood. First game begins at 5:30 p.m.

    “We will have a strong frontline with returning varsity players senior Brooke Koele (6’1”), junior Kailee Tucker (5’10”), junior Kenna Van Eldik (5’10”) and freshman Natalie Nielsen (6’2”). Also returning to the court is setter junior Jaden Harris.

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    A-W faces Unity Christian in annual football scrimmage

    By Hank Krause

    The annual Soap- Sports drink scrimmage was held on August 17 on the hill for the Akron-Westfield football team. They had a new format, which for me, I think it’s a good idea. The Iowa schools can play a neighboring school who is not in their conference or who we will not play in the regular season.

    A-W played host to Orange City Unity Christian. They were great competition. There is no tackling so it was a

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