Falcons suffer beating at hands of Wildcats

Posted October 15, 2014 at 4:30 pm

By Steve Peterson


That’s the best way to describe what happened when West Sioux put its 5-1 record, 3-1 district, to the test against district co-leader Woodbury Central of Moville.

The Wildcats smashed the Falcons’ homecoming fun with a 42-6 win.

It started well, with a TV appearance for West Sioux students and the spirit and hoopla of Homecoming.

Kezden Blankenship returned the opening kickoff 57 yards. That drive ended in a missed field goal.

Mario Topete scored a touchdown following a roughing-the-kicker penalty earlier on Woodbury Central as he rushed it in from five yards out. WS had a 6-0

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    Falcons’ spikers gain 3-1 win over RSM

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team got back on track and thrilled a Homecoming crowd with a 3-1 War Eagle Conference win over Remsen-St. Mary’s Oct. 9.

    The Lady Falcons won the first set, 25-19; lost the second, 27-25; won the third, 25-20; and won the fourth, 25-19 in close battles.

    West Sioux was 10-15 overall record after the win.

    “I was happy with the

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    Hinton pulls away from Lady Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team started the school’s Homecoming week with a good challenge in the first set against powerful Hinton in a War Eagle Conference battle Oct. 6.

    In the end, the Blackhawks were too tough for the Lady Falcons with a 3-0 sweep. Set scores were 25-21, 25-14 and 25-16.

    After a 15-11 deficit, the Lady Falcons led 20-19 and it was tied as late as 21-21 but the

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    Pullman wins division title at WS’s meet

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux sophomore Hailey Pullman had a time of 17:00 minutes in the Falcons girls’ cross country meet held at Hawarden Golf Course Oct. 9.

    “It’s a very good time. It was one minute faster than last year here and the second time that she had a 17-minute time,” said West Sioux Head Coach Duane Sperle.

    Pullman finished first in the Class B Division.

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    Lady Jays turn back Lady Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    Gehlen Catholic bounced back from a rough Unity Christian tournament to get back in the winning ways when they handed West Sioux a 3-0 War Eagle Conference volleyball loss Sept. 30 in Le Mars.

    West Sioux dropped to 9-14 record overall. Gehlen Catholic improved to 16-14 record.

    Set scores were 25-18, 25-15 and 25-18 for the ninth-ranked Jays.

    In the first set, the

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    Falcons clobber Jays for fifth victory

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux went with the rushing game for the most part, and the Falcons were able to dominate Gehlen Catholic, 35-0 on Oct. 3 for a Class A, District No. 2 win.

    Falcons quarterback Porter Hummel carried for touchdowns of 10, two and one yards to end drives as the offensive line continued to win the battle of the trenches for Hummel and Mario Topete, who had 30 carries for 201 yards. Topete also had a 31-yard

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    Pullman places seventh

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux sophomore Hailey Pullman had the seventh-best finish at the Sioux City West High School hosted cross country meet Sept. 19 in Sioux City.

    Pullman had a time of 17:07.33. She was first in the Division B small school race. West Sioux was the only team competing in that division.

    Lady Falcon teammates’ times were: Janelle Padilla ran in 23:57.89 for second place; Delia Armenta had a time of

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    Wolverines deals West Sioux first loss

    By Steve Peterson

    Eighth-ranked West Sioux’s hopes for a continued share of the Class A District No. 2 lead took a blow when South O’Brien scored 14 fourth-quarter points and rallied for a 28-21 win Sept. 20 over the Falcons.

    It was the first loss of the year for the Falcons, 3-1, 1-1 district play record, while the Wolverines took the district lead share at 2-0.


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    Van Muyden gets TD in BCU loss

    Junior quarterback Kevin Van Egdom broke the all-tine passing yardage record at Briar Cliff Sept. 20 as he reached 3,169 career passing yards, passing Lehi Tonga for first place in the school’s record books.

    Briar Cliff lost, 38-28 to Nebraska Wesleyan, in a Great Plains Athletic Conference clash at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion.

    Nebraska Wesleyan outgained Briar Cliff 342-305 in total yardage and also had the advantage in time of possession, 37:36 to 21:04. Both teams struggled on

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    WS tops A-W for second place honors

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux’s volleyball team wished to end its own tournament and did with a second-place win over Akron-Westfield.

    For the second time this season, West Sioux and Akron-Westfield clashed on the volleyball court this time for the second place title in the Lady Falcons’ Sept. 20 tournament.

    Although A-W won the War Eagle Conference match 3-2, the Lady Falcons came out on top in the final match of the Saturday

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