Falcons pull away late for win

Posted January 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

By Steve Peterson

Both Akron-Westfield and West Sioux were seeking a .500 record when the two neighbors clashed in a War Eagle Conference boys ‘basketball game Jan. 13 at A-W.

Porter Hummel’s 30 points led the Falcons to a 67-57 win over the Westerners, and West Sioux evened its record at 5-5 while A-W slipped to 4-6.

It was a 49-49 standoff early in the fourth quarter when the Falcons used a smothering pressure defense to go on a 12-0 run to win the game.

West Sioux had the marksmanship going as the visitors made eight three-point baskets to just two for A-W.

“We’re getting in better shape now

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    WS girls cruise past Westerners

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls used defensive pressure and quickness to dominate the final three quarters and gained an easy 55-28 War Eagle Conference basketball win against Akron-Westfield Jan. 13.

    Ann Hedlund led A-W with 11 points and was the only player to reach double figures. Danika Tindall had eight points, 10 rebounds and five steals.

    A-W dropped to a 3-8 record while the Lady Falcons improved to 9-2 and snapped a

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    2014 Year In Reivew — Sports & Fine Arts


    In January, it was announced that Akron-Westfield would stay in Class A and be in District No. 2 along with West Sioux, Alta-Aurelia, Lawton-Bronson, and Woodbury Central, who are coming back from the old District No. 1 group.

    Westerners, which were mostly sophomore players, finished the season with a 4-6 record. They lost 35-15, to Woodbury Central in the first round playoffs. All-WEC honors were First Team: Kevin Carlson, Dylan Blinde, Cal Eskra and Dylan Irizarry; Second Team:

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    WEC boys basketball standings

    War-Eagle Conference boys’ basketball standings as of Jan. 19:

    Gehlen Catholic, 6-0 conference, 11-0 overall; Hinton, 6-1, 8-3; Unity Christian, 4-1, 5-7; South O’Brien, 5-2, 10-3; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 3-3, 8-4; Harris-Lake Park, 3-3, 5-6; Trinity Christian, 3-3, 5-7; Remsen-St. Mary’s, 3-4, 7-4; Akron-Westfield, 2-4, 5-7; West Sioux, 2-3, 6-5; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 0-6, 1-9 and Remsen Union, 0-6, 0-13.

    Girls basketball standings

    War Eagle Conference girls’ basketball standings as of Jan. 19 are: Hinton, 5-0 conference, 12-1 overall record; Unity Christian, 4-0, 13-0; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 5-2, 9-2; West Sioux, 4-1, 10-3; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 4-3, 11-2; South O’Brien, 3-3, 5-9; Gehlen Catholic, 3-3, 4-8; Harris Lake Park, 2-4, 4-8; Remsen-St. Mary’s, 2-5, 3-9; Remsen Union, 1-5, 5-9; Akron-Westfield, 1-5, 3-10; and Trinity Christian, 1-5, 2-10.

    Westerners win one, lose one at West Sioux

    A-W falls to CL-GLR

    By Steve Peterson

    Central Lyon-George-Little Rock downed Akron-Westfield, 50-20, in a dual match held at West Sioux Jan. 6.

    At 113 pounds: Gable Sieperda (CLGLR) beat Skyler Briggs by an 8-4 decision.

    At 120 pounds: AJ Nemesio, A-W, beat Nile Christensen in a Major Decision, 9-1.

    At 126 pounds: Mitch Van Beek (CLGLR) beat Daniel Martinsen

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    A-W’s trounced by Jays

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield boys’ basketball team went up against undefeated Gehlen Catholic and stayed with the Jays for half a quarter in a 73-42 War Eagle Conference loss on Jan. 6.

    Tavian Banks scored nine points and Caleb Colt added seven for A-W, which dropped to a 3-5 record.

    Gehlen Catholic came into the game with three players who had better than 100 points on the

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    Ann Hedlund sets new 3-point record

    By Steve Peterson

    One game after tying the school record for three-point baskets, Ann Hedlund set a new one for Akron-Westfield Community School.

    A sophomore, Ann Hedlund made 7-of-15 three-point tries as Akron-Westfield beat Gehlen Catholic, 61-48 in a War Eagle Conference game Jan. 6. A-W improved to a 3-6 record.

    Ann Hedlund did not stop at making three-pointers as she finished with 28 points, on 8-of-20

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    A-W grapplers earn two home dual victories

    By Steve Peterson

    Akron-Westfield opened the home portion of the 2014-2015 wrestling season with a two wins on Dec. 9.

    The Westerners won against Kingsley-Pierson, 46-30, and also beat West Monona, 45-36.

    Versus Kingsley Pierson (K-P)

    At 220 pounds: Delmer Goulette (K-P) won by forfeit.

    At 285 pounds: Alex Rath (K-P) beat Gage Tomlinson in a fall in 1:42.

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    WS’s fast start sinks A-W girls

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls improved to a 3-0 record on the season as they used an 11-2 run in the opening minutes to lead to a 46-18 win over Akron-Westfield in a War Eagle Conference (WEC) basketball game at West Sioux Dec. 9.

    The Lady Westerners fell to 1-3 record overall, 1-2 in WEC games.

    West Sioux led 19-2 after one quarter.

    The Lady

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