Fast start not enough — SOS tops A-W

Posted December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Steve Peterson

A good start was not enough for Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team as it opened War Eagle Conference play against South O’Brien before a large home crowd Dec. 9.

After Akron-Westfield made all five of its three-pointers to start the game en route to a 19-5 lead, South O’Brien out-scored the Westerners 45-16 the rest of the way in a 50-35 win.

A-W was coming off a heart-breaking, two-point loss at Gehlen Catholic the game before and was determined to make amends early on Friday.

See complete story in the Dec. 14 issue of The Akron Hometowner


    A-W wrestlers win two of three duals

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s wrestling team went on the road to Onawa to battle West Monona (WM), Dakota Valley (DV) and Kingsley-Pierson (K-P) and came home with two dual wins Dec. 6.

    A-W beat Kingsley-Pierson, 54-12; beat Dakota Valley, 51-30; and lost to West Monona, 48-23.

    See complete results in the Dec. 14 Akron Hometowner

    Henrich’s title leads A-W at own meet

    By Steve Peterson

    Three Akron-Westfield wrestlers advanced to the finals at the Westerner Invite and had a chance to be champions at the annual tournament held Dec. 10.

    A-W’s senior 152-pounder Sebastian Berg; sophomore John Henrich at 160 pounds and senior Daniel Martinsen at 170 pounds vied for first places on Saturday. Henrich won his title but Berg and Martinsen were runners-up.

    See complete results in the Dec. 14 Akron Hometowner


    A-W girls hold off Wolverines

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team faced a three-point deficit going into the fourth quarter following a third banked-in three-pointer of the game by South O’Brien here Dec. 9.

    The Lady Westerners turned the deficit to a seven-point lead within four minutes and held on from there in a 51-44 War Eagle Conference win over the Lady Wolverines.

    A-W had a 4-0 record after the win.

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    Lady Westerners gain 2-0 record

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield basketball fans made a soggy trip to Hull Nov. 29 as the Lady Westerners took on Trinity Christian.

    A-W made it a 2-0 record to start the season with an easy 55-25 win over the Lady Tigers.

    A-W dominated the contest from start to finish with an 18-point first quarter to start things off. The visitors led 34-12 at halftime and 48-13 after

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    A-W boys’ strong second half leads to win in Hull

    By Steve Peterson

    Like the weather for the trip to Hull to face Trinity Christian, there was an interesting variety to be had Nov. 29 at first contest of the boys’ basketball season.

    After a slow first four minutes of the season, Akron-Westfield boys opened up a seven-point lead in the second quarter, saw that dwindle down to one point by halftime but used a 31-15 third quarter to gain a 67-58 season opening

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    A-W’s Henrich wins title

    By Steve Peterson

    One champion, one runner-up, one third place and two fifth-place finishers were highlights for Akron-Westfield wrestlers with the team finishing sixth at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tournament Dec. 3.

    A-W finished with 113.5 points.

    Sophomore John Henrich was the title winner for the Westerners as he beat Drew Anderson of Westwood, 2-0. Henrich gained a 2-0 lead in the second period and held on. Henrich

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    Schedule change

    Akron-Westfield’s girls; and boys’ basketball games with Siouxland Community Christian (SCC), scheduled for Dec. 3, have been rescheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at SCC in Sioux City.


    Lady Westerners start season with win

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ basketball team turned back a rally by Westwood for a 52-48 opening season game win Nov. 22.

    A-W had a 10-point, 35-25 lead as part of a 22-12 third-quarter run. Senior Ann Hedlund led the Lady Westerners with 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field, 6-of-10 from the free-throw line.

    Senior Danika Tindall chipped in with 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting

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    A-W grapplers ready to start strong

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield’s wrestling team is preparing for the Nov. 29 season opener at Sioux City East and is hopeful for a strong showing this winter.

    A-W senior Skyler Briggs is back and he hopes to return to the state meet for the second year in a row. At 126 pounds, he was 1-2 at last year’s state tournament with a technical fall win in the first round followed by two losses. Briggs will be at 138 pounds this

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