Two area MS grapplers: Iowa Team Black champions

Posted April 16, 2015 at 6:23 pm

By Steve Peterson

Two area grapplers, seventh grader Adam Allard of Akron-Westfield and West Sioux eighth grader Cory Van Oort competed for Iowa Team Black at the Middle School AAU Meet held April 5 at HyVee Hall in Des Moines.

Team Black won the team dual championship.

Cory Van Oort

Van Oort had an 8-0 record at 125 pounds. He had six pins and won Gold All-American honors as last year he won Bronze All-American honors.

“All in all he had a great day and had some of his best wrestling of the year,” said Coach Mark Van Oort.

Adam Allard

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    A-W girls notch ‘fourth’ as best at MMC

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield girls’ track and field team battled the elements and the opposition at the six-team Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Meet in Marcus April 7.

    “It was cold and wet conditions. As a coach you worry about injuries. Some teams held back some people but the efforts were good, and we’re going in the right direction,” said A-W Head Coach Eric Walkingstick.

    The Lady Westerners

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    Sign up for AWYF’s 2015 football season

    Akron-Westfield Youth Football (AWYF) registration has been set.

    Dates and times are:

    • Monday, April 20: 6 – 7 p.m.;

    • Tuesday, April 22: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and

    • Saturday, April 25: 8 – 9 a,m.

    Registration will be in Akron-Westfield’s new gym. Any boy or girl who will be in Grades 3-6 this fall is eligible

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    Tindall blanks Dordt, reaches 8 wins for Red Raiders

    By Steve Peterson

    Kayla Tiudall and Dana Hedlund have continued their softball careers playing the same way as talented players following successful high school days. After making the early-season adjustments, they’re ready to contribute as Northwestern strives to improve its Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) position.

    Tindall pitched her third shutout of the season in leading Northwestern to an 8-0, six-inning win over Dordt in Game One of a Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) softball doubleheader April 8 in Orange

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    A-W has two title winners as outdoor track starts

    By Steve Peterson

    On a sunny and windy Tuesday afternoon with summer-like conditions the Akron-Westfield boys’ track and field team got its outdoor season underway at the Wolverine Track Meet at Morningside College’s Olsen Stadium in Sioux City March 31.

    A-W was in Class B” with Sergeant–Bluff Luton and Bishop Heelan Junior Varsity. SB-L won the team title with 104 points while A-W had 39 points and Heelan had 33 points.

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    A-W girls track has solid efforts at first outdoor meet

    by Steve Peterson Akron-Westfield Girls’ Track and Field Coach Eric Walkingstick was pleased with his team’s progress so far after the first outdoor meet.

    The Lady Westerners were in the “Class B” Division of the West Wolverine Championships held at Morningside College in warm weather March 31.

    A-W battled Sergeant Bluff-Luton as the only two teams in that division and SB-L won the team title, 98-24. If anything,

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    A-W set for good start to golf season

    by Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield Head Golf Coach Todd Colt is hopeful for another solid season for the Westerners on the links.

    “We plan on being very competitive. We have several golfers on both teams with experience,” said Colt.

    Boys’ Golf

    Akron-Westfield boys’ golf team members include seniors Tavian Banks, Kevin Carlson and Jason Neubrand; juniors Wyatt Heyl and Tyler Waterbury; sophomores Skyler Briggs, Charlie Anderson, Jared

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    Hedlund signs to play softball for Northwestern College

    Kortney Hedlund has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern College in Orange City next year.

    Hedlund is a multi-sports standout who has played four years for the Akron-Westfield High School softball team, heading into her senior year.

    A 5’8” infielder, Hedlund earned First Team All-Conference and All-District honors after hitting .446 with six extra-base hits and 15 stolen bases last year.

    She was named to the

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    Late free throws win championship for Morningside

    By Steve Peterson

    As the NCAA brackets heat up in men’s basketball (have any team’s left you’re rooting for), here’s one last look (honest) at the just past women’s hoops season locally:

    Morningside College sophomore Lexi Ackerman made two free throws with two seconds left to lift Morningside College to a 59-57 come-from-behind win over Concordia to cap the 18th NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament March 17.

    The Mustangs were the

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    Golf squads enjoy warm days to hit links

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield golfers have been taking advantage of the warmer temperatures and longer sunlit hours to get practices in before the Thursday, April 9 opener against Unity Christian at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City.

    “It is very beneficial to be outside working on different aspects of the game. Typically you are inside for the first two or three weeks,” said A-W Head Golf Coach Todd Colt.

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