Trio of champions lead Falcons to second

Posted January 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

By Steve Peterson

West Sioux’s wrestling squad gained runner-up team honors at the Le Mars Invitational meet Jan. 14.

Three Falcons, freshman Adam Allard at 106 pounds; freshman Dillon Lynott at 113 pounds and sophomore Kory Van Oort at 138 pounds won.

The Falcons finished with 172 points to edge Le Mars’ (L) 166 for second behind Sibley-Ocheyedan’s (SO) 256 points at the nine-team meet. Cherokee Washington (CW) had 159 points; Sioux City North (SCN), 153; Avoca, Hancock, Shelby, Tennant and Walnut, (AHTSW), 144; Hinton (H) 97; Sheldon-South O’Brien (SS) 73 and South Sioux City (SSC), 49.

Falcon Highlights

Allard improved to a 27-1 overall record with the championship.

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    Lady Falcons gain 13th win on Friday, the 13th

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls’ basketball team had a 54-37 win over Harris-Lake Park Jan. 13 for a 13-1 overall record.

    Ahead just 24-19 at halftime, the Lady Falcons made the adjustments that McVay wanted and increased the lead to as many as 15 points.

    “The players stepped up and we overcame adversity. They used a box-and-one to try and deny (Taylor) Rodenburgh,” said WS Head Coach Adam McVay. “We passed the

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    WS boys down Trinity at Tyson; split home games

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ basketball team used a trio of double-digit scorers to down Trinity Christian, 63-47, in a CNOS Foundation tournament game Jan. 5 at the Tyson Events Center.

    West Sioux improved its record to 6-4 overall.

    Senior Tucker Vander Feen led the Falcons with 19 points.

    Freshman Hunter Dekkers was next with 14 points.


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    Falcons split dual matches

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s wrestling team battled Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley (BHRV) and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (CL/G-LR) in dual matches Jan. 6 and came away with a split.

    The Falcons beat (BHRV), 45-24 and lost to CL/G-LR, 48-30.

    Vs. BHRV

    At 113 pounds: Dillon Lynott (WS) beat Lane Busby in a fall in 0:23.

    At 120 pounds: Seth Salker (WS)

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    WS girls trounce Tigers in league win

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls’ basketball team got back to the easy win route with a 65-13 War Eagle Conference victory at Trinity Christian Jan. 6. This followed a one-point, 57-56 win over Lawton-Bronson Jan. 3.

    “We looked a little rusty coming out of (holiday) break against Lawton-Bronson and that was not the case at Trinity,” said West Sioux Head Coach Adam McVay. “We took care of business.”

    “We forced a lot

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    Phew! Lady Falcons escape with win over L-B

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls’ basketball team started the 2017 portion of the season with a cliff-hanger and came away with a 57-56 win over Lawton-Bronson Jan. 3.

    The Lady Falcons improved to a 10-1 record with the win. The Eagles were 1-9 record after the loss but nearly snared their second win as they had two chances to win the game.

    “It was a nail biter,” said West Sioux Head Coach

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    L-B turns back Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ basketball team battled Lawton-Bronson to a tie in the first half of the non-conference game Jan. 3 but the second half belonged to the Eagles.

    L-B had a 42-29 run in the second half to pull away from a 26-all tie for a 68-55 victory. West Sioux had a 5-4 record after the loss.

    Hunter Dekkers led the Falcons with 18 points. Isaac Topete and Jake Lynott

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    WS boys’ bowling gains win

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ bowling team posted its first win of the season as the Falcons beat Sioux Central, 2,290-1,918 pins at Sportsman’s Lanes and Lounge in Hawarden Dec. 15.

    The Falcons had a 1-1 record.

    Junior Trayven Lidgett had the high series with a 175-227-402 total.

    Senior Alex Renken rolled a 179-166-345 total.

    Junior Christian Maxson

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    Woodbury Central’s rally edges Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    Woodbury Central rallied from a five-point halftime deficit with a 24-point fourth quarter to edge West Sioux, 67-64, Dec. 20 in Moville.

    The Falcons finished the 2016 portion of their schedule with a 5-3 record.

    Junior Jake Lynott led the Falcons against the Wildcats with 20 points.

    Freshman Hunter Dekkers was next with 15 points.


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    2016-2017 WS Girls’ Basketball Team

    The 2016-2017 West Sioux girls’ basketball team members are (Front Row l-r:) Cheriden Allen, Katey Koopmans, Danna Schipper, Sydney Reinking, Emily Klocke, Shady Blankenship, Kailey Bak, (Middle Row l-r:) Erika McKenney, Emma Mace, Danielle Schreiner, Josie McKee, Maria Rubio, (Back Row l-r:) Emma McManaman, Samantha Salker, Meghan Danielson, Abbie Ericson, Leah Rehder, Payton Schwiesow and Taylor Rodenburgh. The Lady Falcons are coached by Adam McVay.