Lions’ defense too much for Lady Falcons

Posted February 25, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Steve Peterson

With several talented scorers with more than 100 points this season and a 55-points per game average, one would assume the offense of Central Lyon would be the most difficult task for an opponent.

But for West Sioux girls’ basketball team, the Lions’ defense set the tone in a 63-36 loss at Central Lyons’s gym on Feb. 20.

West Sioux ended the season with a stellar 18-6 record while the Lions moved within one win of the Class 1A state tournament at 17-6. Central Lyon faced Kingsley-Pierson in the regional final round Monday.

The Lions used the roar of a suffocating press defense which trapped the Lady Falcons and dared them to as

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    WS boys bow out to Central Lyon’s power

    By Steve Peterson

    With about two minutes left to play in the game, West Sioux fans, who made the trip to Rock Rapids Feb. 19, gave the Falcons’ starting lineup a standing ovation.

    It was not for an upset win over Central Lyon, the Lions had put the game away much earlier and cruised to a 76-52 Class 1A playoff win against West Sioux, but for the Falcons’ squads achievements this year.

    The

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    Determined Falcons gain third playoff game

    West Sioux senior girls basketball players from (l), Jenna Rehder, Callie Schmidt and Rylee Negaard struck a pose after the Lady Falcons beat Trinity Christian. The game marked the final one for the seniors in the West Sioux gym and was the return to the lineup for Negaard after an injury. The Lady Falcons then had their season come to a close with a 62-36 loss to Central Lyon Feb. 19.

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    West Sioux gained its 18th

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    Carson Lynott: Top of youth wrestling world

    By Steve Peterson

    A West Sioux youth wrestler is not only being successful this season, he is ranked No. 1 in the country.

    National Youth Rankings in January showed Carson Lynott, of rural Hawarden, as the top-ranked wrestler for youth, under age 10, in the 90-pound Division.

    Carson Lynott won the prestigious first place title at Tulsa, Okla. ,on Jan. 17. After the AAU District tournament in

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    WS basketball playoff update

    West Sioux boys basketball beat Clay Central-Everly, 71-38, Feb. 16 and play Central Lyon in Rock Rapids at 8 p.m., Feb. 19.

    West Sioux girls beat Trinity Christian, 57-32, Feb. 17 and play Central Lyon in Rock Rapids at 7 p.m., Feb. 20. The winner goes to Class 1A Regional Final at Sioux City North Feb. 23.

    Gehlen spoils start to WS’s homestand

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux boys’ basketball team finished the regular season with three home contests.

    The first clash was a chance to do battle with seventh-ranked in Class 1A Gehlen Catholic. The Falcons had taken the Jays to overtime before falling 78-73 in the War Eagle Conference game but the Jays had much less difficulty with West Sioux Feb. 9 in a 65-51 non-conference win.

    Gehlen Catholic improved to an 18-1 overall

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    WS hosts Senior Night

    by Steve Peterson

    West Sioux hosted Senior Night for boys’ and girls’ basketball and Pep Band members Feb. 10.

    Girls’ basketball team seniors: Rylee Negaard, daughter of Mark and Jenna Negaard; Jenna Rehder, daughter of Jeff and Kelly Rehder; Callie Schmidt, daughter of Tim and Mary Schmidt; and Calena Topete, daughter of Roxsi Topete.

    Boys’ basketball seniors: Devan Miller, son of Amy Cason; and Mason Ericson, son of Tracy and Pam Ericson.

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    Hinton outlasts Lady Falcons

    By Steve Peterson

    Hinton’s defense proved to be something West Sioux girls’ basketball team just could not quite overcome as the Lady Blackhawks held off the Lady Falcons, 48-43, in a War Eagle Conference clash Feb. 10.

    West Sioux dropped to 16-5 record, 8-3 in WEC games. The Lady Falcons were ranked 14th in Class 1A by Iowa State Girls High School Athletic Union heading into the playoffs.

    Taylor Rodenburgh scored 28 points.

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    Lady Falcons fall to Unity

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux took on top-ranked Class 2A Unity Christian and lost 78-30 in Orange City Feb. 3.

    Unity Christian continued unbeaten at 18-0 record, 9-0 WEC while the Lady Falcons slipped to 15-4, 7-2 WEC. The Lady Knights led 26-5 after eight minutes and never looked back.

    Kassidy De Jong, who topped the 1,000-career point mark Jan. 29, scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds. She averages 14.8 points per

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    WS girls’ coach praises rally

    By Steve Peterson

    West Sioux girls’ basketball coach Dave Schweder praised his team’s comeback in the Lady Falcons’ 24-13 fourth quarter run which allowed them to beat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 55-49, in War Eagle Conference play Jan. 30.

    “So proud of them. We changed a few things. We put on more pressure defensively than we had the first three quarters and got Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn to play a little faster than they wanted, I think,” said West Sioux Head Girls Coach Dave Schweder.

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